Feds Raid Medical Pot User's Home After Rally 7-07-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Feds Raid Medical Pot User's Home After Rally 7-07-2010

The home of a Saginaw County man was raided again after he held a protest last week on rights for medical marijuana users.
John Roberts, a medical marijuana patient and caregiver, organized a rally outside the Saginaw County courthouse earlier this month.
Local law enforcement officials had raided his home in April.
Less than a week after the protest, his home was raided again by federal drug enforcement agents.
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Meanwhile, another local man plans to appeal a decision keeping him from setting up a medical marijuana dispensary.
Doug Makva, of Shiawassee County’s Caledonia Township, will go before the zoning board of appeals Wednesday night to ask them to reconsider his plans.
According to the Argus Press, Makva said the shop would have lockers that could be rented out to those who grow elsewhere.
A new study released Wednesday says legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in California could sharply drive down prices for the drug and possibly undercut the tax windfall that supporters have touted.
The study published by the RAND Drug Policy Research Center says "considerable uncertainty" surrounds the state ballot initiative.
It would allow adults, 21 and over, to possess an ounce of marijuana and cities and counties to license and tax commercial pot sales.
The authors predict that retail marijuana prices could drop from $375 an ounce under the state's current medical marijuana law to as low as $38 per ounce.
According to the RAND analysis, consumers would pay more than that -- about $91 an ounce -- once taxes imposed by local governments are figured in.
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