On behalf of the patients, care givers, and physicians represented by the Alliance of Berkeley Patients (ABP), I would like to express our outrage at the DEA's attack on medical cannabis patients and providers.
Tuesday's raid at a medical cannabis dispensary in San Francisco and several area homes and businesses makes it clear that the DEA has no regard for the will of the voters or the laws of our state.
California voters know that medical cannabis helps alleviate pain and suffering for thousands of our friends and loved ones. Federal officials must realize that we will not tolerate a federal crack down on medical cannabis.
We urge President Bush and DEA Administrator Asa Huthchinson to abandon this misguided attack on California patients and adopt a federal policy based on compassion, cooperation, and common sense.
Alliance of Berkeley Patients