Medical Marijuana

Federal Letter Targeting Pharmacies Was a Hoax

A group supporting medical marijuana claimed responsibility for a hoax letter purporting to be from pot-averse U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy that targeted San Diego pharmacies as a source of illegal prescription drug sales

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The group Federal Accountability Coalition has claimed responsibility for the bogus email which alleged that U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy is targeting illegal prescription drug sales at pharmacies in San Diego.

The phony press release from the email address, laura.duffy@usjusticedept.us was sent to reporters and media organizations early this morning. The announcement resulted in stories in the Los Angeles Times and was mentioned in tweets from ProPublica…oh, and the San Diego Reader. (Thanks to the Voice of San Diego for making me aware of the hoax.)

Dexter Haight from the Federal Accountability Coalition claimed responsibility for the email in a press release. During a phone interview –not taken from a press release– Haight says the bogus statement was meant to draw attention to Duffy and her mission to close medical marijuana dispensaries.

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