Protest planned as DEA raids Western Washington dispensaries

Stop Arresting Medical Marijuana Patients NOV 15 2011, SEATTLE, WA -- On Tuesday morning, DEA agents executed raids against more than a dozen dispensaries in Western Washington. Federal agents hit medical cannabis access points in at least Lacey, Olympia, Puyallup, Rochester, Tacoma, and Seattle. The following access points are believed to have been raided:

Federal building protest - WEDNESDAY @11

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Interesting quotes

In their investigation into one of the businesses raided yesterday—the Seattle Cannabis Co-op—authorities say they received information from a source “with ties to the ‘medical marijuana’ community” in August about violations of medical marijuana laws at the co-op’s locations in Ballard and south Seattle.

Publicola - November 16, 2011
Elwin said he had heard of "similar investigations" in King and Pierce counties that were also "culminating" on Wednesday, so more raids may be occurring through tomorrow.

Toke of the Town - November 15, 2011
We are increasing the volume of our raid alarm rhetoric. We believe the possibility exists of an ongoing, large-scale federal investigation coordinated by the U.S. Attorney for Western Washington Jenny Durkan, similar to the one conducted in Montana for 18 months prior to the execution of 26 criminal search warrants last month. Be prepared.

Cannabis Defense Coalition - April 29, 2011