San Diego’s U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy sure has some strong opinions about medical weed.
At the beginning of the crackdown she dared to threaten newspapers and magazines for running medical cannabis stories and ads. Facing blowback for the threat, Duffy retracted her attack on the First Amendment, but has gone on to threaten local city officials in Del Mar with jail time for administering lawful medical cannabis regulations.
Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union told Duffy to can it. Registered voters in Del Mar will have a choice to regulate clubs at the ballot box this November, and Duffy’s threats against Del Mar officials amount to “unjustified interference in local legislative matters,” wrote David Loy, legal director for the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, in an open letter.