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Category: Tokers | Posted on Wed, March, 21st 2012 by THCFinder
Feds to Boulder DA: Keeping marijuana away from schools a 'core responsibility'
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Wed, March, 21st 2012 by THCFinder
Enforcing federal law to keep medical marijuana dispensaries away from schools is a "core responsibility" of federal prosecutors, and it will continue, U.S. Attorney John Walsh said in a letter to Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett.
The letter comes in response to a request from Garnett to leave law-abiding Boulder area dispensaries alone.
In the letter, Walsh said he made the decision to go after dispensaries that are close to schools himself and as a Coloradan with full awareness of local conditions.
"One of (our) overriding interests -- not just for the federal government, but for Colorado government and for local government -- is the protection of children and young people from drugs and drug abuse,
U.S. Attorney John Walsh's letter to Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett
very much including marijuana abuse," Walsh wrote in the letter.
Garnett confirmed that he received a response to his request that dispensaries that otherwise comply with state law and local ordinances should not be subject to federal enforcement.
The U.S. Attorney's Office has been sending letters to Colorado dispensaries located within 1,000 feet of schools that order the businesses to either move or close. Boulder ordinance says dispensaries cannot be within 500 feet of a school.
No Boulder dispensaries were targeted in the first round of federal enforcement, but authorities have said more letters are in the works.
Garnett said the U.S. attorney's response was respectful and part of an "appropriate conversation about prosecutorial priorities," but he declined to discuss the response in detail.
Category: Nugs | Posted on Wed, March, 21st 2012 by THCFinder
Judge caught with marijuana in his hotel room plans to resign
Category: News | Posted on Wed, March, 21st 2012 by THCFinder
SEGUIN, Texas - Guadalupe County Judge Mike Wiggins announced Tuesday morning he will resign from his position.
Wiggins was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession after an incident at a College Station hotel. Police reports show Wiggins was attending a conference at the Hilton Hotel when a bellman reported smelling what seemed to be burning marijuana on the fifth floor Monday night. Security traced the smell to the room where the 58-year-old Wiggins was staying. Police say Wiggins consented to a search, which turned up a grinder, rolling papers and a plastic bag of what appeared to be marijuana. He was released on $3,000 bond.
The retirement announcement was made during a regularly scheduled Commissioner's Court meeting. Wiggins told the court he would provide his official letter of resignation on Monday, March 26th.
For weeks people in Guadalupe County have been asking for Wiggins to step down from office. Jeremiah Arevalo and his group have been protesting in downtown Seguin for the past several weekends.
"We decided to name the rally 'Wiggins Out,'" said Arevalo.
Arevalo told News 4 WOAI he attended Tuesday's meeting where Wiggins announced he would step down.
"Were happy that David defeated Goliath. The people rose in small numbers and we got the victory," Arevalo went on to say.
Some people said Judge Wiggins should not have to resign from office.
"I'm on his side, telling him to resign that's not enough to say I'm going to retire, it should be his decision," added Michael Price.
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