Maybe They Will, Maybe They Won't, Apparently They Did
Although Arizona voters passed a medical marijuana initiative, state officials have been trying to get a definitive ruling from the Feds on whether or not the Feds will prosecute those that engage in the medical marijuana business. I wrote about the controversy here.
Since actions speak louder than words, I think we have an answer.
A medical-marijuana clinic owner and his girlfriend were arrested after the Drug Enforcement Administration raided the Tempe facility Thursday morning.
"Essentially what we discovered is that they were illegally distributing marijuana for a fee," Sanchez said. "Which of course is a federal violation."
Engaging in an illegal activity certainly raises the opportunity cost of a business, even one sanctioned by state law.
HT: Espresso Pundit