Despite the legality of medical marijuana in California and the legality for recreational use in a few other states and decriminalization in 22 others, it is still illegal to possess marijuana pursuant to federal law. Opponents of medical marijuana progress are fighting to enforce these old laws.
According to a recent news article from ABC7 News, baggage handlers at the Oakland airport have recently been arrested and charged with crimes involving the smuggling of marijuana.
Authorities say they have arrested three defendants who were working as baggage handlers at the Oakland International Airport on accusations they were attempting to smuggle large quantities of marijuana. Additionally, 11 other defendants who they arrested as part of what they claim to be large conspiracy to subvert the drug laws of the United States.