CALIFORNIA: Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration raided two legal medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles on Thursday that, according to multiple staff members, were fully compliant with state laws.
The Department of Justice confirmed to The Huffington Post after the raid that it was executing a search warrant on The Farmacy dispensary in Los Angeles, but said the warrant was under seal and it could not comment further.
Beginning around 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, several DEA agents raided two dispensary locations of LA-based The Farmacy dispensary, one in West Hollywood and the other in Westwood, taking money, cannabis and computers in the process. Staff members at the West Hollywood location said there were no arrests made at either shop. It remains unclear how much money and cannabis was seized during the operation.
“We are completely in the dark as to why this happened,” said Calvin, the manager of the West Hollywood shop, who requested only his first name be used from fear of further police action. “We have been around for close to 10 years, the third shop to open in Los Angeles, and are completely 100 percent state-compliant and we pay our taxes.”