25 marijuana dispensaries receive letter U.S. Attorney

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION (KKCO)- Friday U.S. Attorney John Walsh issued 25 letters to marijuana dispensaries. The letters warned them that action will be taken to seize their property if they did not quit selling their product with in 45 days from March 23, 2012.

If the stores do no follow these orders, they will be subject to civil and criminal action from the U.S. Attorney and possibly the DEA.

The dispensaries that are located in different cities across the state are each within at least 1,000 feet of a school; many are even less than 1,000 feet, causing enhanced penalties under federal law.


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  • by Mason Storm Location: GJ on Mar 25, 2012 at 07:50 AM
    Hello??? Marijuana has been a Schedule 1 drug since 1970. . . Yet these people continue to hide behind some imaginary "States Right" clause... Don't like the law? WORK TO CHANGE IT!
  • by Confused on Mar 23, 2012 at 02:55 PM
    Isn't "within 1000 feet" the same as "less than 1000 feet"? Once again kkco trumps the rest!
  • by Gabby Location: Dixon, Utah on Mar 23, 2012 at 02:38 PM
    The continuing display of the power of Dick Cheney is truly impressive. More evil pot stores violating laws will fill the Cheney prisons. How nice for him. And, good for you, John Walsh, for finding something to do other than going after the wall street scum would have all but destroyed the worlds' economy.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 23, 2012 at 02:14 PM
    you know this is a perfect example of federalism, whereby states rights (by vote) are trumped by the federal government. Which goes against the very core of our republic and our founding fathers, who were all federalists (states rights). We should all be federalists in my crappy opinion.
  • by Truth on Mar 23, 2012 at 01:55 PM
    Ban all liquor stores within 1000 ft from schools, remember the tax dollars being generated from the sale of medical marijuana go into the State general fund that funds schools. Don't be fooled by the blind threats of the Feds, it's all smoke and mirrors because they know legalized marijuana is coming to Colorado weather they like it or not! On March 22, 1972, the National Commission on Marihuana and Drug Abuse — chaired by former Pennsylvania Governor Raymond P. Shafer — recommended that Congress amend federal law so that the use and possession of cannabis would no longer be a criminal offense. State legislatures, the Commission added, should do likewise. Nixon shelved this recommendation and started the war on marijuana, the rest is just a history of lie's and corruption in our Government. They new marijuana was safe in 1972 but hid the truth.
  • by john Location: us on Mar 23, 2012 at 12:55 PM
    Hey KKCO - I had to go to Denver Post website to figure out this story - VERY poor reporting..... you made it sound like they were being potentially closed, just because - and then that the schools proximity was an afterthought....IT is the point! Hey Dispensary Owner's - transfer your store into a Trust and then the Feds have no jurisdiction over you, only the State will ----- :)
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