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Nearly two dozen medical marijuana dispensaries located near schools are indicating they will move or close, rather than fight an order by the U.S. Attorney for Colorado.
U.S. Attorney John Walsh said 23 dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools have until Feb. 27 to shut down or face federal penalties, which can include asset seizure or forfeiture of property.
Leaders of the medical marijuana community gathered outside the Obama for President headquarters in Lakewood Thursday. They wanted to express their displeasure with the Justice Department making the move against state-approved dispensaries in Colorado.
“We’re going to be contacting 40,000 voters in our state via Facebook and our email list to let them know about Obama’s actions in our area,” said Sensible Colorado spokesman Brian Vicente.
Damian Lagoy is a medical marijuana patient who has AIDS. He says it’s essential to have a medical marijuana dispensary close to his home.