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Tell Attorney General Holder: Stop Raiding Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

28 raids in 24 hours. That's the unfortunate reality for medical marijuana patients in Montana and California.

Federal agents shutdown 26 dispensaries across Montana and 2 in the medical marijuana sanctuary city of West Hollywood, California this month in their latest attack on patients and legitimate businesses.

But back in 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo ordering an end to federal raids of medical marijuana dispensaries. Despite his memo, federal agents have continued these operations sporadically for years, without regard for patients', states' or business' rights.

Attorney General Eric Holder clearly doesn't have control of his own cavalry. This assault on patients rights has to stop now.

Sign our letter telling Attorney General Holder to enforce his memo and prohibit federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Dear Attorney General Eric Holder,

In 2009, your office issued a memo declaring an end to the use of federal funds to raid medical marijuana dispensaries in states where they are legal.

However, these raids have continued unabated. Just this past month, federal agents raided 28 medical marijuana dispensaries in under 24 hours, destroying family businesses, restricting patient's access to care and superceding states' rights to make laws for their own citizens.

On top of that, US Attorney General Haag of Northern California has issued a memo in complete contradiction to yours, declaring that anyone selling marijuana under any pretense - legal or not - will be federally prosecuted.

The confusion and deception has to end now. Raiding medical marijuana dispensaries in states that allow them unfairly targets patients and small businesses in an economic climate that can tolerate neither.

Attorney General Holder, enforce your 2009 memo and end federal raids on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Sincerely, the co-signed.

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