Ah, Sweet Federalism


On Wednesday the Los Angeles City Council put a moratorium on medical marijuana facilities to examine what sort of success they were having. Less than 15 minutes later the FBI raided 10 of those facilities.

City Councilman Dennis Zine said the temporary ban was designed to protect patients' rights while drawing up rules to protect communities where dispensaries are located. He also suggested that the DEA raid on the Hollywood dispensary was intended as a statement.

"I think the DEA is doing it out of spite, which I think is sad," said Zine, who is a reserve LAPD officer.

Several dozen medical marijuana activists attended the council meeting to support the temporary ban. No one spoke against it.

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