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Medical-cannabis guide U.S. attorney breaks silence on medical-marijuana battle

March 12, 2012
By David Downs, in Sacramento News and Review
Details from last week’s Benjamin Wagner chat with press and pot advocates

Medical-cannabis patients and providers should expect ongoing persecution in California. However, media backlash due to the nearly half-year-old federal crackdown is affecting at least one prominent drug warrior: United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California Benjamin Wagner.

Wagner broke the Department of Justice’s near silence with regard to the crackdown during a candid, hour-long talk and question-and-answer session last Tuesday at a Sacramento Press Club luncheon. The $30-a-plate affair took place on the 15th floor of 1201 K Street, and inside, Wagner admitted that the cannabis cleanup was the idea of the four U.S. Attorneys in California, not Washington, D.C.


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  1. March 12, 2012 3:13 am

    This issue is getting really out of hand – all over the world; it has been proven to have several medicinal purposes, but it continues to be stigmatized. Whereas, alcohol – which has been proven to be a deadly toxin – continues to be socially acceptable. Great post and I look forward to sharing more with you:))


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