Reader: U.S. Attorney's letter shows medical marijuana raids can happen in Colorado

Our interview with a representative of the U.S. Attorney's Office, who said the federal government makes no distinction between medical marijuana and pot grown for non-medical purposes, evoked some strong responses. Here are the thoughts of a reader who's been following news of dispensary raids in other states.

Guest writes:

Wow, federal raids in Michigan, Washington, California and Montana recently, and you think everything is OK? What part of Walsh's letter did you read that said that the feds were going to leave Colorado alone? Walsh's letter was the warning to everyone that has applied to be an MMC that the feds consider them criminals. All MMC applicants and associated persons are under criminal investigation right now, as part of the MMC application process. MMC applicants gave their power of attorney to the DOR to do these criminal background investigations. The DOR is doing 4,000 criminal background checks right now. No MMC licenses have been granted in Colorado. Yet in order to apply to be an MMC, you had to revoke your constitutional right to be a caregiver. Now Walsh's office says that they are only leaving people alone if they are compliant as patients or caregivers UNDER THE CONSTITUTION. And MMC applicants have NO constitutional protection. And you feel safe?

I guarantee you, that anyone who has experienced a federal raid doesn't consider the feds as just bored memo writers.

Why do you think what is happening all over the country will not happen here?

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Robert
Robert

Walsh just reiterated what Melinda Haag wrote Feb. 1: The DOI will go after anyone who is not a seriously ill patient. The determination to ignore this unpleasant news on the part of some is extreme; MMC owners and lawyers alike are falling over themselves to discount these clear statements repudiating the hands-off policy enunciated in the Ogden memorandum. Obama has put fascist beast Michele Leonhart in charge of the terrorist DEA, which is waging a war on Americans -- no second term!

4turtle
4turtle

in times of pain and suffering where the proper solutions and remedies are not obvious to the status quo, but are none the less effective, and should be accepted by our society for the benefit of our humanity, you dopers ought to be ashamed of yourselves, not because you enjoy getting high, but because you flaunt your right to do so, and thereby infringe on the rights of those who are ill and suffering and need marijuana for medicine. put your bongs back in the closet and learn to respect the greater need.

Corey Donhaue
Corey Donhaue

What? We should be ashamed because we flaunt our constitutional right to access medical marijuana? So where does the ill and suffering end and the dopers begin? And what pray-tell is the greater need? We are fighting back because our constitutional rights are being infringed upon, is there a greater need then our constitutional rights?

High Country Caregiver
High Country Caregiver

Colorado will become the number 1 pot clown state when the Feds come in and bust a couple hundred dispensaries in one day. The State will do nothing about it. The Feds will be big and ugly, seizing property, destroying millions of dollars in inventory. Kind of like a tidal wave right here in Colorado.

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