On Thursday, October 4, 2012 please join Medical Cannabis Patients, Americans for Safe Access, the Greater Los Angeles Collective Alliance, the UFCW Local 770 and other allies for a protest in front of the Edward Roybal Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles.
Medical Cannabis Patients and their advocacy groups want to let the federal government know that they are unhappy with the escalation in federal pressure in Los Angeles – including renewed raids, confiscating property, and other intimidation.
The lively but peaceful protest will start at 1:30 PM in front of the Federal Building located at 255 East Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
What: Rally to Protest Cannabis Raids and other Federal Intimidation
When: Thursday, October 4, 2012
Time: l:30 P.M.
Place: Edward Roybal Federal Building
255 East Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
To help members of the press understand the issues relating to these raids, we have attached a “Freeze and Review” White Paper written by veteran activist Steve DeAngelo. Mr. DeAngelo founded Harborside Health Center in Oakland, a model cannabis facility which was recently targeted for forfeiture.
The White Paper explains the history of federal intervention. It urges that district level Department of Justice cannabis raids and investigations be frozen until such time as they can be reviewed at the federal level to ensure they are consistent with national policy, rather than reflecting local prejudices. The White Paper also calls for an overall re-examination of federal medical cannabis policy.