In yet another attempt too harsh SF's buzz, word is the Drug Enforcement Agency is here (as of 4 p.m.) doing a bust. According to an anonymous email, "I just went by [unintelligible] dispensary on Howard and 12th [street] and they are being raided right now by the DEA. My phones down. Get the word out por favor."
There is a cannabis club on Howard, so that's probably the place. More info as it comes in to us.
Update 4:55 p.m.: The raid is happening at Emmalyn's California Cannabis Clinic at 1597 Howard Street. Also, there seems to be some sort of joint protest going on at said club against the DEA. So, you know, leave your baggies at home, crack- and pot-heads.
The Marijuana Policy Project send out the following press release today regarding the raid in progress.
(Check out the press lease after the jump.)
Medical marijuana access under attack: The DEA is raiding San Francisco
Despite the recent policy change announced by U.S. Attorney GeneralEric Holder, DEA agents are raiding a San Francisco medical marijuana provider right now!
Armed federal agents are raiding medical marijuana dispensing collectives in your area as I write this. If you are able to, please head down to the site of the raid to denounce it. Others are already on site protesting this injustice!
Raid in progress at:
Emmalyn's California Cannabis Clinic
1597 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
As details become available, MPP will send out a more detailed alert. If you are able to join the protest against the raid now, please do so immediately. (This e-mail was sent at approximately 4:30 p.m. PST on March 25, 2009.) Also, please read our follow-up alert to learn the details of this latest federal assault on California's medical marijuana law and how you can help stop future raids.
By Brock Keeling
on March 25, 2009 4:44 PM
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