The feds have launched a coordinated series of raids on medical marijuana dispensaries in the Pacific Northwest. The Stranger in Seattle has extensive coverage:
Federal agents and local law enforcement are executing a volley of raids on medical-marijuana disperses throughout Western Washington this afternoon, according to several sources, who say some of the proprietors are being handcuffed and taken away in squad cars. Thus far, we've received reports of busts in Olympia, Lacey, Tacoma, Puyallup, and Seattle.
The Cannabis Defense Coalition has posted a tally of 14 dispensaries raided today.
The raids are leaving patients empty handed and it's not clear what comes next or whether any of the Western Washington clubs will survive.
This is very bad news, and you have to wonder:
The feds have threatened pot clubs across California and shut down at least two in San Francisco. They're trying to shut down a lot more in the Seattle area. At least 14 mayors have been on a conference call to coordinate strategy against the Occupy movement. Are the feds involved in that, too?
Is November the month that governments across the country, working together, are going to strike back at medical pot and Occupy? What possible reason could the Obama administration have to do that, one year before an election that he won't win without the support of the people who are getting arrested, evicted, abused and forced to lose their medical suppliers?
What the fuck is going on?