Government agents raid the Cannabis Buyers' Club

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: (Published 24 August 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:444

Police and city officials in San Francisco have backed a move to legalise marijuana for medicinal purposes. But calls for a state of emergency declaration to allow the sale of the drug to users suffering from AIDS and other life threatening diseases were defeated last week.

The emergency declaration was drawn up in protest at the recent closure of the Cannabis Buyers' Club of San Francisco, which was founded to provide marijuana as a relief for those suffering from chronic diseases …

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