It's been nearly two years since Drug Enforcement Agency agents raided a medical cannabis dispensary in San Francisco. So while a raid might not be fresh on our minds, this week's bust in Montana and Southern California have served as a sobering reminder that yes, it could happen here.
At any time.
Those who argue that medical marijuana is legal need a crash course in law. The U.S. Constitution contains a supremacy clause that says federal law trumps state law. And under federal law, marijuana is illegal.
There's no getting around that.
“If you're in this business, you should expect that someone [from the government] could walk into your door at any time,” said Kevin Reed, CEO of The Green Cross, a medical cannabis delivery service. “You must always be prepared for that moment.”