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Stop the DEA's War on Medical Marijuana
2002-10-05, 10:57 p.m.

In the early morning hours of September 5, 2002, dozens of heavily armed Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents stormed into the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) cooperative in Santa Cruz, California. This facility -- which serves approximately 250 seriously and terminally ill patients -- has been operating with the full knowledge and consent of state and local authorities.

The WAMM cooperative is a respected institution in Santa Cruz and is widely hailed as a model for other medical marijuana facilities. Despite the fact that local law enforcement and government fully supported the WAMM clinic's presence in the community, federal officials, led by Attorney General John Ashcroft and DEA Administrator Asa Hutchinson, have decided that they will not rest until they have forced medical marijuana back into the closet.

Over the past year, federal drug policy zealots have steadily intensified their campaign against medical marijuana patients and providers. With their latest misguided assault on the popular will, however, they have clearly gone too far. Opposition to their outrageous attacks against medical marijuana users has begun to reach a boil even in Congress.

Call to action

Tell your representative to join Congressmen Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) and Sam Farr (D-CA) in passing an amendment that would prevent the DEA from spending any more tax dollars to fund these commando-style attacks on medical marijuana facilities in states that have adopted progressive medical marijuana laws.

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