by Clayton Moore
Dateline, June 2011 Eagle County, Colorado: Federal Law under Title 21 of the United States Code, Section 841 – makes the distribution/possession (among other things) of Marijuana illegal.
Last week your elected Board of County Commissioners – ignored that fact and passed a Resolution changing the zoning requirements for stores that sell Marijuana in Eagle County. The Commissioners that broke Federal Law by with their votes are;
Jon Stavney (current Chairman)
The vote was 3-0 in favor of the resolution that marked the violation. This done (and endorsed) by Eagle County Attorney – Bryan Treu, who told your Commissioners – “you’re doing the right thing” (on camera) just before their vote at the Board of County Commissioners public meeting last week. Since when attorney Treu, does the violation of Federal Drug law constitute “doing the right thing”?
How long did the vote take? Just under a minute as our ECT video below shows. This report is the ECT’s follow-up to our earlier story about Federal Drug Law violations (Click Here)
Kind of makes you wonder, doesn’t it? If your elected BoCC is not concerned with the violation of Federal Law – what other laws(s) might these Commissioners also be – happy to ignore…
NEWS FLASH – Denver Post story – Sunday, July 3rd 2011
Perhaps the most pressing challenge to Colorado’s medical-marijuana businesses came in a U.S. Department of Justice memo. In this week’s memo, Deputy Attorney General James Cole wrote that people “who are in the business of cultivating, selling or distributing marijuana and those who knowingly facilitate such activities” are in violation of federal law, regardless of their state laws.
…the Denver Post articles continues
Memo a sign of feds’ disapproval
U.S. Attorney for Colorado John Walsh forwarded Cole’s memo to state Attorney General John Suthers on Friday morning. Suthers said he took the memo as a sign that the federal government has not approved of the boom in the medical-marijuana industry, in Colorado and other states across the nation.
(Click Here) for full DP article