by Clayton Moore
Need more Proof from the ECT’s original story (Click Here) – that your Eagle County, Colorado Board of County Commissioners have recently Violated Federal Drug law?
Dateline February 1st 2011 – U.S. Attorney Ms. Melinda Haag – Northern District of California
Letter to John Russo – Oakland, California City Attorney.
(CSA) = Federal Controlled Substance Act
…”We (U.S. Attorney’s Office) will enforce the CSA vigorously against individuals and organizations that participate in unlawful manufacturing and distribution activity involving marijuana, even if such activities are permitted under state law. The Department’s investigative and prosecutorial resources will continue to be directed toward these objectives…”
Direct quote above from U.S. Attorney’s letter, Page 1, paragraph 3. (Click Here)
U.S. Attorney – Michael C. Ormsby – Eastern District for the State of Washington – Letter – April 5th 2011
“If your property is, indeed, being used to facilitate drug trafficking in violation of Federal law, your property is subject forfeiture under Title 21, United States Code, Section 881(a)(7). Under the law, you as the owner/landlord may suffer the loss of your property if you knowingly allow your property to be used for illegal purposes. Accordingly, if your tenant(s) is using the property in Violation of the Federal drug trafficking laws you risk losing the property to forfeiture. (Click Here) for a copy of that U.S. Attorney’s letter.
OK – ECT, then why are we not reading about these violations of Federal Drug law in the Daily Fishwrap (a.k.a. Vail Daily) – because the Fishwrap accepts print advertising dollars from these so-called Medical Marijuana stores in our Community.
Is the Vail Daily Violating Federal Drug Law as well? Violating in print and online?
Specifically – U.S. Code – Cite:21USC843 (Click Here – for the 3 page section of that U.S code)
Section 843. Prohibited Acts C
It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly or intentionally —
(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to place in any newspaper, magazine, handbill, or other publications, any written advertisement knowing that it has the purpose of seeking or offering illegally to receive, buy, or distribute a Schedule 1 I controlled substance. As used in this section the term
“advertisement” includes, in addition to its ordinary meaning, such advertisements as those for a catalog of Schedule 1 I controlled substances and any similar written advertisement that has the purpose of seeking or offering illegally to receive, buy, or distribute a Schedule 1 I controlled substance. The term “advertisement” does not include material which merely advocates the use of a similar material, which advocates a position or practice, and does not attempt to propose or facilitate an actual transaction in a Schedule 1 I controlled substance.
(2)(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly or intentionally use the Internet, or cause the Internet to be used, to advertise the sale of, or to offer to sell, distribute, or dispense, a controlled substance where such sale, distribution, or dispensing is not authorized by this subchapter or by the
Controlled Substances Import and Export Act [21 U.S.C. 951 et seq.].
The ECT reports – you decide.