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Santa Clara County Halts Raids Of Pot Dispensaries

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SAN JOSE (AP) — Santa Clara County law enforcement officials have at least suspended any future raids of medical marijuana dispensaries.

Danielle Ayers, commander of the County Special Enforcement Team, said there will be no more raids of dispensaries while county prosecutors review medical marijuana laws.

Holding off on any new raids comes after members of the drug task force conducted a series of raids last year on dispensaries throughout the county.

Medical marijuana advocates criticized the raids, while some neighborhood activists approved.

Santa Clara County’s new chief narcotics prosecutor, James Sibley, said his office is trying to narrow what he termed a “gray area” in medical marijuana laws.

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