Last week 4 dispensaries were raided in Washington. The DEA had been investigating the dispensaries for a couple years up to the raid. All the accomplished was taking 2 or so grand of meds for each state legally run dispensary and the dispensaries are still selling weed. They did nothing at all.
"Wednesday’s raid on the four dispensaries in Washington may have cost an upwards of $12.3 million, according to analysts from Americans for Safe Access
, a national patient rights organization.
According to data from ASA’s What’s the Cost? report, the two year investigation and Wednesday’s raids may have cost taxpayers $12,327,732 — and that doesn’t include the cost to prosecute dispensary operators in court, or house them in federal correctional institutions for upwards of ten years or more.
While the raids themselves cost just over $300,000, the lengthy investigations leading up to the raids cost taxpayers a staggering $12,014,334 according to ASA’s calculations."
That is for just those three dispensary raids and they accomplished nothing but to take meds from patients. Why do they waste so much money to do not a damn thing. There have been close to 600 raids in total in the US. How much money do we have to wast before people realize the DEA is just throwing our money in the garbage and letting the cartels profit. I am sure the DEA could have made much better use for that 12 million, in fighting the cartel.
What are your guys's thoughts on this? Whether you are for smoking or not, Is it the DEA's fault or are there other issues at hand here? because who logically thinks its ok to spend this type of money on busting a couple legally run dispensaries that comply under all state regulations?