If you read your marijuana news, you’ll remember a story recently regarding the DEA raiding a Denver medical marijuana lab; however, it turns out the lab inadvertently led agents to their doors. According to Betty Aldworth, the lab’s director of outreach, employees were caught off guard by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s visit because they did everything they could to be in compliance with DEA requirements, even formally applying for an analytical lab license. “We didn’t need to do that, but we thought it was the right thing to do,” Aldworth stated. But as it turns out, doing the right thing isn’t always the best solution, at least not with the DEA. Since the lab did in fact apply for a license through the DEA, the law requires the DEA to follow up on the suitability of applicants for permits, including investigating whether the applicant is in violation of any federal laws. So, technically the lab was not raided. But should it really be a priority of the DEA to investigate an organization whose sole purpose is to test the potency of a legitimate medicine to help legitimate patients? Apparently following the rules is a bad thing even with new laws and standards set by the Obama administration.