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Resolution Opposing DEA Medical Marijuana Raids Passes California Senate

SACRAMENTO - On July 2, 2008 the California Senate approved a joint resolution calling on the federal government to halt crackdowns on licensed medical marijuana dispensaries. The resolution, SJR 20, was approved 24 to 15 and was authored by outgoing state Sen. Carole Migden (D-San Francisco.)

"(I am) incensed that the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) seems to have nothing better to do than waste drug-fighting resources running roughshod over California's state-authorized medical marijuana dispensaries for the sick and terminally ill," Migden said in a statement. She said the non-binding resolution asks the federal government to respect California's so-called "compassionate use" marijuana statutes.

Text & Status of SJR20