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Arrests made in California medical marijuana raids

[JURIST] Following the Supreme Court's early June decision that Congress can criminalize the use of marijuana with a doctor's permission [JURIST report], federal agents executed search warrants and made arrests on Wednesday in raids on medical marijuana providers in northern California. Almost 25 different locations were searched, and in Sacramento a doctor and her husband were arrested after being indicted for marijuana distribution [AP report]. The San Francisco Police Department said they were not part of the operation [press release], but have complained in the past that some medical marijuana clubs were fronts for larger drug organizations. They did not specify if any of the clubs targeted by the federal authorities were under larger suspicion. The New York Times has more.

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