Feds Crack Down on Medical Marijuana

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 11:  Marylin Rodriguez gets her prescriptions filled at Sunset Junction medical marijuana dispensary on May 11, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The dispensary is one 25 plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles fighting to stay open after city prosecutors began notifying 439 medical marijuana dispensaries that they must shut down by June 7.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Marylin Rodriguez

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    The federal government is cracking down on California marijuana dispensaries, threatening landlords with property seizures and prison time. After federal prosecutors announced they would not target people using the drug in states that allow it, medical marijuana outlets spread quickly, but now the Obama administration appears to be escalating efforts to rein them in. The four U.S. attorneys have scheduled a conference in Sacramento to outline their plans to target marijuana growing and selling in the state. California legalized marijuana for medical use in 1996, but it remains a federal crime to possess or sell it.

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