Jan. 11 - KGO - Medicinal marijuana advocates in San Francisco showed the feds exactly how they feel about raids on pot clubs by passing out the ganja publicly on city streets right in front of City Hall. Among them a couple already under scrutiny by DEA agents
These are more than just sweets. To these activists this is a sweet way to stick it to the federal government. The treats are filled with marijuana
Steve Smith, medical pot club owner: "The grass roots are blending with the local officials to take a stand against the federal government."
Steve and Cathy Smith gave the marijuana to patients who rely on it to ease their pain. Not only did the move not land them in jail, but they were hauled in to City Hall to be commended by city and state officials.
Chris Daly, SF supervisor: "My constituents need you, San Francisco needs you, this country needs you. Thank you for the work you have done."
The Smiths are getting all this support in response to a federal raid of their medical marijuana club back in December. They weren't arrested, but drug enforcement agents took 122 plants -- severely impacting the couple's ability to serve hundreds of patients.