|DEA agent Tuesday morning at Seattle Cannabis Co-op’s location in the Rainier neighborhood
Federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided medical marijuana collectives in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Puyallup, Rochester, and Lacey, Washington, as a coordinated raid swept across the Puget Sound region on Tuesday.
Patient advocates and legal defense groups report that at least nine dispensaries have been raided, according to The Seattle Times.
Ben Livingston of the patient advocacy group Cannabis Defense Coalition said he’s spoken with several dispensary owners and defense attorney Aaron Pelley, who confirmed raids were occurring.
“I’m in shock because now I have no pain medicine,” said patient Cameron Christenson outside of Seattle Cannabis Co-op on Rainer Avenue, reports David Rose at Q13 Fox News
. “I can think of 100 crack houses in town — why don’t you go raid those?”