Tempe "Compassion Club" Delta 9 Busted for Pot Sales

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Yet another "compassion club" in the Phoenix area has been raided by police.

This time, it was a place called Delta 9, located in a strip mall at Broadway Road and Hardy Drive in Tempe.

For those who don't know, the compassion club model has been a method used to provide medical-marijuana users with their medicine. They were more common before dispensaries were allowed to open, the concept being is that a donation -- as opposed to a direct purchase -- to the club gets a patient the pot.

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Now, more than three years after Arizona voters passed the Medical Marijuana Act, the clubs are still getting busted.

According to Tempe Police Sergeant Michael Pooley, this bust came as a result of complaints that pot was being sold inside Delta 9. (Delta 9 is part of the formal name of tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive substance in cannabis.)

There wasn't much drama to the investigation -- Pooley says employees of Delta 9 confirmed to police that they were selling marijuana, and police came back with a warrant to take inventory.

Pooley says three employees were arrested and booked into jail on charges of possession of marijuana for sale, a felony.

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aimee480
aimee480

Such bs it was patients selling to patients everybody had medcards, anyone touching or entering the building all had medcards.... cops are forever idiots.

Travis Wootten
Travis Wootten

I agree a required donation is a sale. But smoking weed is as dangerous as being gay. It doesn't hurt anybody. These are the two things people really need let go of nowadays

toc001
toc001

Look at that sweet bud . . .come to poppa!


Captdie Steve O
Captdie Steve O

Wait.. Their getting weed at compassion clubs by donating money?

noidontwant2
noidontwant2

Its nice to see the police spend their time and my tax dollars appropriately. Bust all those hippies but dont even bother showing up after those 9 random gunshots we had last night. Great work! asshats. 

Ian Wolf Russell
Ian Wolf Russell

What a bunch of Bullshit, i think there's way more important things for our State to worry about. Legalize it across the board.

Pierre Leleu
Pierre Leleu

In Belgium we have ' Pot Social Clubs ' growing it for personal purposes. Not Legal. And the Justice department want to bust them too

Melissa Backstrom
Melissa Backstrom

This is not real news. What about the meth bag found on the playground? Let's talk about that!

Don Atkinson
Don Atkinson

But if those conditions aren't eligible for a card, then you can't buy from a compassion club either. You are stuck doing it the old way...Not buying it out of a store front...

Tom Hokans
Tom Hokans

There will be a need for compassion clubs until the law allows medical pot for PTSD and depression. Better yet, legalize it for all.

Danny Alexander
Danny Alexander

Bust someone that is a danger to others. Respect the will of the voters and quit wasting tax dollars!

Don Atkinson
Don Atkinson

That "donation" thing was always a joke. A required donation isn't a donation. And now that legal dispensaries are opening, I don't know how these places think they will be able to continue operating.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

What IDIOTS wrote the AZ medical marijuana law and didn't allow growers / caregivers the RIGHT to receive compensation for providing medicine to their patients ??



FreeTheWeed
FreeTheWeed

Behold the new drug war between independent caregivers and greedy big $$ dispensary cartels.

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