Polis Presses AG on Pot Raids

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  Polis Presses AG on Pot Raids

Posted by CN Staff on May 14, 2010 at 14:29:01 PT
By Michael Riley, The Denver Post 
Source: Denver Post 

Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Jared Polis on Thursday quizzed Attorney General Eric Holder about federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states such as Colorado, which have approved it for medical use and are seeing a growing number of dispensaries.In his first appearance as a new member of the House Judiciary Committee, the Boulder Democrat, who recently held a "coffee with your congressman" event at a coffee shop adjoining a dispensary in Nederland, quizzed Holder about comments from a federal Drug Enforcement Administration agent suggesting the Justice Department was planning to raid dispensaries in Colorado.
Not so, Holder said, citing higher enforcement priorities and pointing to a directive by the deputy attorney general outlining the specific criteria under which the feds would take an interest in shutting down dispensaries operating legally under state law."There are a variety of factors that are contained within the memo . . . that United States attorneys and assistant United States attorneys are supposed to apply, supposed to consider, when trying to make the determination about whether or not federal resources are going to be used to go after somebody who is dealing in marijuana," he said.Polis seemed satisfied with the answer. Snipped   Complete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author: Michael Riley, The Denver PostPublished: May 14, 2010Copyright: 2010 The Denver Post CorpWebsite: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archives 

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Comment #10 posted by FoM on May 15, 2010 at 13:15:32 PT

The way I see it is life is short. Life is not fair. When good times come enjoy them with all your heart. The good times will be what will carry us thru the bad times. Going from happy times to happy times is better then going from bad times to bad times. I don't want to be a Debbie Downer.
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Comment #9 posted by BGreen on May 15, 2010 at 12:42:29 PT

I think I am, FoM :)
I make myself laugh and I like to spread it around.We have too many other things in our lives to deal with that aren't funny at all. That doesn't mean we can't have any joy in our lives.Another beautiful dog, FoM. I'm glad you're having fun.The Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #7 posted by nic on May 15, 2010 at 11:57:32 PT

Is this funny
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on May 15, 2010 at 11:52:06 PT

You are so funny. 
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Comment #5 posted by Nic on May 15, 2010 at 10:40:37 PT

You know what that means, 
The new pup may witness this New GenerationWhere the Cannabis Plant is FreeUnleash the houndsAnnounce the Glory
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Comment #4 posted by BGreen on May 15, 2010 at 10:00:12 PT

You know what that means, FoM - 4 words
It's going to get hot soon where we live.Stick in a Speedo! LOLThe Reverend Bud Green
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Comment #3 posted by Nic on May 15, 2010 at 09:21:44 PT

some news
Ballot Watch: The race for Assembly District 5It seems that the Democrats are opposing..I wonder how this reflects on the November Hot Button of Cannabis Legalization. Voters Likely To Decide On Marijuana Legalization Measure This November seems that California and Detroit are on the same track.-------------------------------Will Medical Marijuana Be Legalized In Nebraska?The discussion has begun about legalizing marijuana for medical purposes in Nebraska.'s about time, I guess 'we will have to wait for Kansas and Wisconsin to catch up..
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on May 15, 2010 at 07:05:30 PT

Just a Note
I can't seem to find any worthwhile news to post but I will keep on looking. It is a beautiful day and I hope everyone has a great weekend. Enjoy! It's going to get hot soon where we live.
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Comment #1 posted by runruff on May 15, 2010 at 06:17:04 PT

Push, push!
Early yesterday afternoon, we got a call from Congressman Polis asking for ASA's help. The Congressman let us know that there would be a House Judiciary Committee meeting today where there was a chance to question Attorney General Eric Holder's policy on medical marijuana. Reprehensive, Polis wanted to make sure his question was meaningful, smart and strategic - so he turned to ASA. Our team of lobbyists and legal experts crafted two deliberately worded questions for Polis, and today, at a hearing with the committee that funds the DOJ and controls the DEA, ASA's questions got answered by our country's Attorney General. Eric Holder's answers to our questions on the rescheduling of marijuana and the continued federal prosecution of patients were not new or surprising, but the raising of the questions will create lasting and significant change. You can read a full description here. We let Holder and every congressional member of Congress know that we are paying attention, that we are not going away and that we are going to keep asking these hard questions in public formats until we win. Congressman Polis needed an expert and he asked us, now we're asking you. In order for ASA to keep these issues on the forefront of our nation, we need your support. Your donation today will ensure that ASA will continue to be a resource not just for patients and physicians but, as was proven today, for members of congress. Your past support got us to today's victory; think of what we'll be able to do tomorrow! As always, thank you for your support, Steph Sherer Executive Director PS
After you contribute, make sure to read the blog on our website that gives the details of Holder's answers. 

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