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Video clip of Post-Raid Medical Marijuana Patient

Earlier today I linked to an LA Times oped by Reason’s Manuel Klausner, which recalls last week’s DEA raids of 11 medical marijuana dispensaries in the LA area. Klausner argues that federal agents should concern themselves with more important matters and stop hassling patients who use cannabis for medical reasons. Shortly after the raids I spoke with some onlookers, protestors, sheriff’s deputies, and patients in West Hollywood. For a short video clip of part of my conversation with an AIDS patient, go here.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.