October 8, 2011
Laura Duffy, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of California, displays photos of marijuana cotton candy found for sale at a medical marijuana dispensary in her district, during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 7, 2011. Duffy, along with the other California based U.S. attorney's, announced they have stepped up a coordinated effort to curtail both marijuana cultivation and retail sales conducted under the cover of California's 15-year-old medical marijuana law.
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Federal prosecutors announced an aggressive crackdown on California pot dispensaries Friday, vowing to shut down dozens of growing and sales operations and saying that the worst offenders are using the cover of medical marijuana to act as storefront drug dealers.
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