The Fresno Bee:  “Attorneys for medical marijuana collectives on Thursday disputed Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims’ claim that the collectives are “money-making drug operations” and are illegal.  ‘The Board of Supervisors made it clear in December that instead of regulating [the collectives] they wanted to ban them all,’ said attorney Brenda Linder of Fresno, a spokesman for EarthSource, one of five collectives raided Wednesday. ‘I assume they set about doing it any way they could’.”

See “Fresno Co. Deputies Bust Medical Marijuana Dispensaries.”