Ten More Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Close Their Doors
Joe | Sep 18, 2012 | Comments 3
U.S. Attorney John Walsh sent letters to the stores giving them until midnight Monday to comply. In a statement Tuesday, Walsh says all 10 have stopped their operations.
The latest round is the third wave of letters sent by Walsh to a total of 57 marijuana businesses in Colorado that are within 1,000 feet of schools. Walsh says a vast majority of marijuana stores meeting that criteria have closed.
Another round of letters is planned.
Of course another round of letters is planned. If the federal government can shut down most dispensaries for just the cost of a mailed letter, they’ll take that deal every time. The fact is that the feds don’t have the resources to physically close every dispensary in CA, CO, WA and other states. The must rely on the threat of legal action and property confiscation to do most of the work for them.
And so far the threats are working quite well in shutting down dispensaries and cutting off access for patients.