US attorney: Medical marijuana raids in Montana not a change in Obama policy

 The U.S. Attorney for Montana says recent raids by federal and local authorities on medical pot businesses does not mean the Obama administration has abandoned its policy of leaving legitimate medical marijuana patients and providers alone.

The Montana Standard reports that Mike Cotter made the comments Friday in Butte to a gathering of 60 lawyers at a meeting of the Montana bar.

Federal agents with guns drawn raided medical marijuana operations across Montana on Monday.

Warrants unsealed Tuesday named seven medical pot businesses as targets of an 18-month investigation into large-scale trafficking and tax evasion.

Marijuana is an illegal substance, though the Obama administration has said it would not prosecute medical marijuana users who comply with state law.

But there is concern that Montana’s voter-approved medical marijuana law is being abused.

via : The Republic

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