Police raid medical pot businesses near Battle Creek

Police have searched three medical marijuana businesses and government offices in Calhoun County as part of a drug-related investigation that began in 2012.
AP Wire
Jun 28, 2013


The raids took place Wednesday at dispensaries in Springfield as well as some homes. Authorities said a search warrant for offices of the City of Springfield sought documents about licenses.

Police seized 150 marijuana plants, seven handguns, ammunition and improvised explosive devices.

One of the raided businesses was The Karmacy. Its lawyer, Bruce Leach, said it was operating legally.

Southwest Compassion Care Center co-owner Michael Cain said it was "looted" by police.

Michigan voters in 2008 approved marijuana for some chronic medical conditions, but the Michigan Supreme Court in February slammed the door on marijuana shops.



Actually, marijuana shops (dispensaries) were not closed by the February court ruling. It left it up to each municipality to decide whether dispensaries were deemed a nuisance and needed to be closed, or to just leave them alone because they were actually providing a service for those unable to produce the medicine themselves.

I heard it stated on TV they were on a 'fact finding mission', and this story says they were looking for licenses. So they are/will be looking for/at legal grows also.
The story does not say what 'police' force carried out the tactical sortie under the guise of warrants, could it have been the NSA on a fact-finding mission?


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