Sep 192012

Author: Sophie Vukovich

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Many medical marijuana dispensaries that are within 1000 feet of schools have been shut down in Colorado this year. According to the Huffington Post, 10 more dispensaries have been shut down this past week in Denver and southern Colorado.

U.S. attorney John Walsh has been sending letters warning dispensaries they have 45 days to shut down. These most recent ten, make a total of 57 medical marijuana dispensaries that have been shut down in Colorado because of their proximity to schools.

Controlled Substances Act, title 21, section 860, forbids the distributing of any controlled substance within 1000 feet of any schools. However this November there will be the opportunity to vote to legalize marijuana with Amendment 64.

Watch Colorado-Ins on Channel 11, tonight at 8 p.m. to see a full discussion of this topic. This special broadcast is brought to you by CTV11.

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