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Cops reject US atty's Colorado medical marijuana threatsSalem-News.com
The original threat letter gives the medical marijuana centers 45 days to close down or face legal action.
(DENVER) - Today, Colorado-based and national representatives of LEAP sent a stern letter to U.S. Attorney John Walsh, pushing back against his recent threats to medical marijuana centers that operate legally under state and local law.
The letter, signed by a 26-year veteran Denver cop and a former Lafayette judge, says Walsh's actions are "a disservice to the state of Colorado" and "undermine state and local regulations in a manner that will likely increase the underground distribution of marijuana."
The law enforcers urge Walsh to "recognize that the longstanding policy of prohibition itself – which we, like you, were once charged with enforcing – has made schools and parks the focal point for drug distribution, drug information and drug requisition."
They tell Walsh that "going out of your way to short-circuit the will of the people and their elected representatives and to place obstacles between patients and their medicine is short-sighted and inimical to the public health, safety and welfare."
Walsh's original threat letter gives the medical marijuana centers 45 days to close down or face legal action.
The anti-prohibition law enforcers are urging Walsh to not follow through on the threats and instead respect the will of the people and lawmakers of Colorado.
The full text of the letter is available online at http://copssaylegalize.
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