By Ariana Assaf, Daily Staff Reporter
Published February 12, 2013
One dispensary, MedMAR, had picked up their official city application to become a licensed dispensary just four days before the raid.
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“I don’t know if I can really explain in words how tragic it was to witness,” Zettell said. “Some people were held at gunpoint and taken to jail.”
Public Policy Prof. Melvyn Levitsky has different thoughts on the matter.
“In my opinion, it would be better if they’d just declared the whole thing illegal,” Levitsky said.
Levitsky pointed out that federal law and the World Health Organization consider marijuana an intoxicating substance, not a medicine.
“The fact is that federal law is supreme over state law … it’s not wise to declare something a medicine without any scientific proof.”