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Feds raid marijuana clinics in West Hollywood

March 16, 2011 12:30:04 AM PDT
Federal drug enforcement agents raided medical marijuana clinics in West Hollywood for the first time in four years.

The DEA, along with LAPD and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department raided two clinics on the 7800 and 8400 blocks of Santa Monica Boulevard at about 2:10 p.m. One person was taken into custody.

In January 2007, the DEA conducted simultaneous raids on 11 L.A.-area dispensaries, five of which were in West Hollywood.

The Obama administration decided two years ago to take a hands-off approach to dispensaries that abide by state laws. Possession of marijuana is still a felony under federal law.