Medical marijuana shops close in crackdown

| 25/10/2011

(Health): The medical marijuana industry in California is in shambles as the federal government proceeds with a crackdown on dispensaries in the state. According to KPBS, many shop owners are having to close their doors to escape criminal prosecution. “I feel heartbroken for my patients,” said one dispensary who is being evicted from her place of business because she offers medical marijuana, among other things. The shop owner told KPBS she initially felt safe about going into the medical marijuana business because President Barack Obama said he wouldn’t use federal resources to crack down on the industry.

Now, however, there is dispute over the California law that allows patients and caregivers to “collectively cultivate” marijuana for medical use.

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