Marijuana: John Hickenlooper-Eric Holder A64 call still a mystery despite activist's efforts
"Didn't President Nixon resign because he erased sixteen minutes of a conversation?" he goes on, before referencing past open-records requests. "Yet we have the MMED erasing e-mails, the Governor's office having no e-mails between them and the MMED, and now Governor Nixonlooper has a meeting with the Department of Justice, which has time and again cracked down on Colorado. How many Department of Justice letters were sent to shut down dispensaries?
"I wish I could say this was a surprise, but the state and the federal government have been completely opaque about allowing any real oversight by the public regarding marijuana. By denying access to these documents and conversation, the Government of Colorado and of the United States are actively thwarting the will of the public."
One more thing: Donahue wonders, "Did the Department of Justice mention in the conversation with Governor Nixonlooper that they will in fact go after growers and distributers in Colorado?" -- a reference to a statement made by drug czar Gil Kerlikowske during a recent interview.
Thus far, Donahue doesn't have the answer. But you can bet he won't stop demanding one.
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