Colorado: Medical marijuana lawyer files complaint on raid |

Colorado: Medical marijuana lawyer files complaint on raid

DENVER – A medical marijuana lawyer is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to discipline agents who raided a household marijuana grow in suburban Denver.

Lawyer Rob Corry filed a formal complaint against the Drug Enforcement Administration on Saturday. He said the Highlands Ranch raid violated the department’s new policy on enforcing drug laws in the 14 states that allow medical marijuana.

The policy says authorities shouldn’t target those who are in clear compliance with their state laws.

Denver DEA Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey Sweetin says Colorado’s law doesn’t address the sale of marijuana and says this grow posed a safety concern because it was near a school. But he says he’s not planning to crack down on the dispensaries that are profitting from selling medical marijuana in Colorado.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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