Multiple medical marijuana dispensaries in close proximity to University of Colorado Boulder have received letters from U.S. Attorney John Walsh to shut down or risk forfeiture, prompting proponents of marijuana to question Walsh's true intentions.
Two of the dispensaries identified as recipients of Walsh's "second round" of shut-down requests are located on "The Hill", a neighborhood near the university's campus. The Westword believes there to be more dispensaries close to the University that received letters, and mentions rumors about CU's campus officials requesting some of the shut downs.
The first round of letters sent to dispensaries within proximity to schools were sent in January, and most - if not all - of the dispensaries notified complied with Walsh's requests.
Westword writer William Breathes mentions that the childcare center on CU's campus is "well over 1,000 feet from the targeted dispensaries," and that a majority of CU's students are indeed over eighteen. This seems to cast doubt into Walsh's claim that any letters sent would be aimed at protecting children who went to school near dispensaries.
(Related: Don't miss our interview with Breathes in the March 2012 issue of Kush Magazine!)
Recently, CU has been also in the marijuana news for issuing a statement about the annual unsanctioned on-campus 4/20 smokeout.
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