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23 Seattle Marijuana Dispensaries Get DEA Notification Letters

Posted on  August 27, 2012 by  News Admin

  The Obama Administration's medical marijuana crackdown came to Seattle in a big way today. On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration sent notification letters to the operators and property owners of 23 "marijuana store fronts," as they called them, "located in school zones." The letters informed the owner/operators that such enterprises "operating as 'dispensaries' " within 1,000 feet of a school, playground or "other prohibited area," "could result in the seizure and forfeiture of assets, as well as criminal prosecution." The seizure could include the property where the dispensary operates, any money received from the business, and potential criminal prosecution. The letter orders operators and property owners to cease the sale and distribution of marijuana "within 30 days." "We all work hard to create a safe zone for kids in school," claimed U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan of the Western District of Washington. "There is a reason that both federal and state laws prohibit the sale of marijuana in school zones. We need to enforce one message for our students: drugs have no place in or near our schools." At press time, Toke of the Town was unable to confirm whether Durkan and the DEA also planned to raid pharmacies within 1,000 feet of schools, since they sell far more dangerous and even deadly drugs such as OxyContin and Dilaudid. (Yeah, yeah. we know. They'd never do that in a million years, it might hurt those hefty campaign donations from Big Pharma.) Toke of the Town will print a list of the dispensaries...