SAN JOSE (AP) — Santa Clara County authorities on Thursday raided a group of medical marijuana clubs operating in the county.

An official with the County Special Enforcement Team said narcotics agents served warrants on two MediLeaf medical marijuana clubs in San Jose and properties in Gilroy and Morgan Hill.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

Task force commander Danielle Ayers said agents shut down the clubs, seized marijuana, documents and computers.

The San Jose Mercury News reports the raids came on the same day Jonathan Mitchell, the owner of a competing dispensary, surrendered on charges of money laundering and possession of marijuana for sale.

Mitchell was released on bail after pleading not guilty.

The newspaper said since medical marijuana clubs began expanding in the area about a year ago, dozens of other dispensary owners have been arrested, but have not faced criminal charges.

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Comments (6)
  1. Ca H. says:

    SOOOOO…..what laws did they break again???…

  2. Christopher Miller says:

    Even though Medical Marijuana is legal via Proposition 215 in California, Marijuana is still against Federal law, even for patients, because of the Federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, which places Marijuana in the Schedule I category. Even though Marijuana has proven medical uses, it doesn’t according to the Federal Government. Even though state, county, and local law enforcement agencies can’t disturb legally-operating dispensaries, Unfortunately, Federal agents, particularly the DEA, can rape and pillage the dispensaries anytime they want.

    1. Eric says:

      Christopher Miller is correct. It’s still illegal to possess, sell, and use marijuana according to Federal law. Federal law trumps State and county laws and local ordinances. State and county laws can be more stringent than Federal law, but not more lenient. Many people I’ve met who possess medical marijuana cards do not need them for medical reasons. They only have the card so they can get high ‘legally”. Having medical marijuana is still very much a gray area in legal aspects.

  3. jcw says:

    I am in so much pain with my back I’d much rather have some pot v a pain pill.They cause me to be nauious, sick to my stomach and dizzy.

  4. Brian says:

    Christopher Miller, this was not a Fed. Raid, though your in the fact the Feds. can raid anytime if they please. Clearly states it was Santa Clara County Officials, probably the SO that raided. They were probably in violation with prop. 215 requirements.

  5. Karen Ma says:

    ban Salvia
    is just as evil as mj