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On Oct. 14, protesters gathered at San Jose’s Terraine Courthouse to protest the arrests of 22 medicinal marijuana delivery people in a Sept.-30 police sting. “Up in Smoke,” the Santa Clara narcotics enforcement task force operation “Up in Smoke,” arrested the workers on the grounds that only a caregiver can legally provide someone with medicinal marijuana.
Santa Clara Police Chief Stephen Lodge called the delivery services fronts for drug dealing, whereas medicinal advocates accused police of violating their rights as patients.
The majority of the 22 delivery people arrested are scheduled to appear in court in early December.