15 Arrested at Calif. Marijuana Clinics
California (UPI) - Recent raids on marijuana dispensaries in the San Diego area have angered people who use the drug as medicine.
Federal and state law enforcement agencies arrested 15 people Thursday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. On Friday, protestors gathered at the San Diego County Courthouse.
How can you bust people for breaking the law when there are no rules? asked Dion Markgraaff, one of the organizers of the protest. That's what everybody wants -- regulation.
Marijuana became legal in California for people whose doctors recommend it, after voters approved a referendum. But the federal government has refused to recognize medical marijuana, and the state law and regulations remain confusing.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has said that she will continue to raid and close marijuana dispensaries.
Many people who are undergoing chemotherapy for cancer or who have AIDS say marijuana relieves pain and allows them to have an appetite for food.