Boulder DA Asks Feds to Back Off on Dispensaries
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Boulder DA Asks Feds to Back Off on Dispensaries
Posted by CN Staff on March 14, 2012 at 10:56:37 PT
By John Ingold, The Denver Post
Source: Denver Post
Denver -- Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett has sent a letter to the top federal prosecutor in Colorado, asking the feds to drop their crack-down on medical-marijuana dispensaries that are abiding by state law.In the letter, dated Tuesday, Garnett writes that Colorado has created a system for regulating medical-marijuana businesses that is working and argues it is not worth the federal government's time to target dispensaries abiding by state law.
"I can see no legitimate basis in this judicial district to focus the resources of the United States government on the medical marijuana dispensaries that are otherwise compliant with Colorado law or local regulation," Garnett wrote in the letter to Colorado U.S. Attorney John Walsh. "The people of Boulder County do not need Washington D.C. or the federal government dictating how far dispensaries should be from schools, or other fine points of local land-use law."Colorado law establishes a 1,000-foot buffer between dispensaries and schools but also allows communities to vary the distance or grandfather in pre-existing businesses. All the dispensaries that received letters were apparently complying with state and local laws. SnippedComplete Article: Denver Post (CO)Author: John Ingold, The Denver PostPublished: March 14, 2012Copyright: 2012 The Denver Post Website: openforum denverpost.comCannabisNews  Medical Marijuana Archives 
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Comment #9 posted by Paint with light on March 15, 2012 at 20:06:05 PT
comment # 3
"Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol".It is good to see people are actually working to change the laws in a meaningful and realistic way.The only was to beat the system is by working within it and overcoming the obstacles one by one.It is a difficult journey. Too difficult for many.Legal like alcohol.
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Comment #8 posted by museman on March 15, 2012 at 12:20:10 PT
kudos for Coloradans
My second favorite state. The seven years I spent in the San Luis Valley, right next to the Majestic Sangre De Christo Mtns were a lifetime all their own. I nearly died from homesickness and loss when I was forced to leave my land and home due to fancy lawyering (lawurinating) and economic prejudice and preclusion on my equity. -This after an attack and failed attempt to criminalize me as a cannabis user.There are some pretty magical places in your state. I am glad that the high state is demonstrating some 'highness' and I am not glibly referring to cannabis, I am talking about high consciousness.Take a clue from the people who think money is the only way to get justice. -like in Ca. right now. Don't let the lawyers and the bankers get hold of your movement. Concentrate -as you have been- on educating and illuminating the people. Once all the false belief and false assumption about cannabis (among other things) is cleared up, the BS is just going to wither up and blow away. (unless the power is given back to the illusion of the state and fed, instead of held by the people.)LEGALIZE FREEDOM
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Comment #7 posted by The GCW on March 15, 2012 at 09:29:16 PT
I'll look for you there.
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Comment #6 posted by CropReport on March 15, 2012 at 08:05:20 PT
I'm both a volunteer and a financial supporter of the Campaign. Have been since before it was launched. And I think we know each other. -Ben
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Comment #5 posted by The GCW on March 15, 2012 at 05:30:25 PT
The Summit Daily News
Boulder DA urges US attorney to back off pot shops
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Comment #4 posted by Dr Ganj on March 14, 2012 at 18:51:42 PT
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Comment #3 posted by The GCW on March 14, 2012 at 14:27:05 PT
Have you seen this memo and it's update?Former NM governor Gary Johnson to appear at campaign Boot Camp this SundayDear Friends: Last week, we sent you the alert below, encouraging you to attend the exciting Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Boot Camp, taking place this Sunday, March 18. We wanted to send this follow up note to inform you that former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson will be speaking at the event and emphasizing the importance of spreading the word about the campaign through the year! It should be a great event all around.Please do what you can to attend this event if you plan to volunteer for the campaign this year.Best,
Steve-0-Boot Camp!Dear Friends:As you may already know, MPP is a major financial supporter of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which is the entity running the initiative in Colorado this year to make the adult possession of marijuana legal. The campaign is holding a "boot camp" on March 18 to teach volunteers from around the state how to be effective advocates for the initiative. If you are interested in being actively involved in this historic campaign, you don't want to miss it!Here is the message from the campaign about the event:Now that the initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol has qualified for the ballot, the campaign has exactly eight months to get its message out to Colorado voters and make sure they are ready to vote YES on Amendment 64 this November.To get things rolling, we are holding a huge volunteer boot camp on Sunday, March 18, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Casselman's in Denver (2620 Walnut Street). If you are interested in getting involved and helping the campaign, we strongly encourage you to attend this important event. Space is limited and registration is required, so click here to register and reserve your spot today!At the boot camp, we will go over the campaign's game plan, show you some of the resources that will be made available to you, and provide you with useful materials that you can take back to your community to both use yourself and provide to others.Attention women! Just prior to the boot camp, there will be a one-hour seminar from 11 a.m. to noon, during which we will specifically address the importance of outreach to women voters and discuss some plans for moving forward. To sign up for this special session, please be sure to check the appropriate box when you register online for the boot camp.This will be a volunteer-driven grassroots campaign, and we need as many people as possible to get involved at the local level to carry out activities that will build support for ending marijuana prohibition. Attending the 2012 campaign boot camp is a critical first step, so please register today!Sincerely,Steve Fox
Director of Government Relations
Marijuana Policy Project
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Comment #2 posted by CropReport on March 14, 2012 at 12:03:04 PT
There are days
When i am so proud to be a Coloradan :) Love you Stan!
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on March 14, 2012 at 11:36:33 PT
US CO: Two more marijuana initiatives filed 
Pubdate: 14 Mar. 2012
Source: Denver Post (CO)
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