Pot Club Crackdown Continues, Judge Rejects Demands to Stop Feds

A judge has ruled that she would not interfere with the feds' efforts to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries across California.

Oakland U.S. District Court Judge Saundra Armstrong ruled on Monday that pot clubs failed to show that  the federal government was violating their rights by cracking down on medical marijuana dispensaries in the state where medical cannabis is legal.

“The Court is sensitive to the desires of individuals to use medical marijuana with a doctor's recommendation, as permitted by California law,” Armstrong wrote in a 27-page ruling filed earlier this week. “Nonetheless, marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and in Congress' view, it has no medicinal value.”

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