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      Protesters rally against raids of several marijuana dispensaries

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      Nearly 100 people spent hours protesting against the recent raids of several marijuana dispensaries Sunday afternoon.

      OTSEGO CO.-- Nearly 100 people spent hours protesting against the recent raids of several marijuana dispensaries Sunday afternoon.

      The protest took place in front of the Michigan State Police Gaylord Post.

      Organizers of the protest stated in a release that "the businesses were operating within the spirit of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, and that the medical marijuana patients of Otsego county are being harassed."

      Ten marijuana dispensaries in Otsego County were raided by the Straits Area Narcotics Enforcement (S.A.N.E.) on Thursday night which led to two arrests.

      According to S.A.N.E., nine of the 10 dispensaries are located in the City of Gaylord and one in Vanderbilt.

      Two dispensary owners, Chad Morrow and Ben Horner from the Cannabis Stakeholders Group, helped organize the protest against the raids.

      It's the second time in the past year several of the dispensaries have been raided which has left some Gaylord residents feeling targeted.

      For more information on the recent raids click HERE.


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