Published: July 31, 2013
State Rep. Fred Durhal, a mayoral candidate, has supported medical marijuana while in the state House but has not spoken out about it during his current campaign.
Maybe we should pay more attention to how government policy has affected our city. White considers Detroit ground zero when it comes to the effects of the War on Drugs. The drug war is devastating communities across the nation, and Detroit seems to be the most devastated city in the nation. “Anytime you have a war, there is collateral damage,” White says. “That’s what happens to those who are indirectly damaged by actions.”
Most folks know that voters in Washington state and Colorado chose to legalize marijuana last year. While those programs won’t roll out until Jan. 1, 2014, apparently federal agents in Washington have decided to get busy.
Last week they raided four medical marijuana facilities in the state. According to a DEA spokesperson, all of the raided facilities have a history of violating state medical marijuana law, and they were included in raids that took place in 2011. There is no indication on how the DEA will respond when state licensed marijuana dispensaries open up after the new year. mt
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