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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.
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