Another day in the war on weed.
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Joe Grumbine, the medical marijuana activist (and OC Weekly cover story subject) who was charged and convicted of selling pot in Long Beach last year only to have his case thrown out because of judicial misconduct, was arrested this morning.
The Long Beach Police Department and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency raided seven medical marijuana dispensary sites Wednesday afternoon, making more than 40 arrests, according to police.
Yesterday, the California Supreme Court dismissed the case of Pack v. City of Long Beach. The Pack case addresses the issue of whether local regulations governing medical marijuana production and distribution are preempted by the federal law Controlled Substances Act.
Medical Marijuana advocates in Long Beach filed documents yesterday notifying the City of their intent to collect signatures to authorize a Ballot Initiative. The proposed measure would require City officials to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries to comply with California State law.
Video footage of a brutal police raid on a Long Beach marijuana dispensary on June 19 recently surfaced on YouTube.
Long Beach police raided a downtown medical marijuana provider Tuesday, hours before the City Council was scheduled to hear a report on enforcement of a 4-month-old ban on dispensaries.
Patients sue to remove civic ordinance by claiming it violated federal marijuana prohibition laws