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Oregon DEA raids spark protests

Posted on October 21st, 2011 by Global Ganja Report and tagged , , , , , .

cannabisFor the third time in as many weeks, DEA agents raided a Southern Oregon medical cannabis grow Oct. 14. Homeowner Clifford Ruhland said the 100-plant operation in Central Point was in compliance with state law. The plants were confiscated, but no arrests made. Ruhland expressed his exasperation: "From my personal perspective it's kind of like... why are you even here? Isn't there something more important, that's affecting people's lives in a real important way, than being here right now?" Medical advocates gathered outside the property when news broke of the raid. (KDRV, Oct. 14)

Local organizations including the Southern Oregon Cannabis Community Center and The Greenery announced a more formal protest at the courthouse in Medford Oct. 19. "I feel like if most of us knew what was happening there would be a much bigger uprising," said organizer Andrea Adams. (KDRV, Oct. 17)

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