Medical Marijuana Raids

Feds Raid Colo. Pot Dispensaries

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Federal agents raided an unknown number of marijuana dispensaries and growing sites in Colorado Thursday, confiscating piles of marijuana plants and cartons of cannabis-infused drinks just weeks before the state allows recreational marijuana retailers to open their doors.

The raids, conducted on a snowy morning, were the first in Colorado since the U.S. Department of Justice said in August that it wouldn't interfere with state marijuana laws as long as the states keep the drug away from children, the black market and federal property.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver said the federal action "comports with the Department's recent guidance" but would not elaborate. The U.S. Attorney's Office said authorities were executing sealed search and seizure warrants and wouldn't disclose how many businesses are being targeted or what they're being investigated for.