by Clayton Moore and John Todd
By now everyone is aware that recently the voters in Eagle, Colorado voted to (keep open) a MMJ Dispensary in Eagle known as Sweet Leaf Pioneer (Click Here)
What our own Daily Fishwrap (and apparently what Eagle’s Board of Trustees) FAILED to MENTION is that the very existence of these so-called Medical Marijuana Dispensaries are still illegal – under Federal Drug Law! Marijuana is a controlled substance under Federal Drug Law.
To that legal end – the U.S. Attorney’s office for Colorado (U.S. Attorney – John Walsh) is enforcing Federal Drug Law in Denver. See below letter – dated, Thursday, January 12th 2012. For a complete copy of the U.S. Attorney’s letter (Click Here)
The ECT folks would like to make this point clear, again. It doesn’t matter what side of the MMJ issue you’re on. Marijuana in any form is currently illegal under Federal Drug Law. Why the Town of Eagle’s Board of Trustees even had a public vote on the (continued?) existence of this illegal business is incomprehensible to the law-abiding ECT folks.
For those readers who still believe that State Law somehow trumps Federal Law – the ECT refers you to the personal experience of (then) President Jefferson Davis (Circa 1861) vs. the view promoted by President Abraham Lincoln at the time.
The ECT folks don’t know how long it will be, before U.S. Attorney John Walsh visits Eagle, Colorado – however the ECT will be diligently informing our U.S. Attorney’s Office of the activities of Federal Drug Lawbreakers here in Eagle County, Colorado.
The ECT also wishes to point out that our own Board of County Commissioners has also voted to Violate Federal Drug law as well (Click Here – to see the Video of that documented fact).