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    Are these the shops that were told to close or relocate because of being "too close to schools"?

    The letters order the shops to stop distributing marijuana within 30 days or the feds will do it for them. The DEA didn't identify any of the dispensaries that received letters, but KIRO TV in Seattle says that Herbal Healing in the Crown Hill neighborhood is among them.

    An owner with the shop said that her business isn't near any schools and she isn't sure why she was singled out for a letter. She says the shop has been open for two years with no problems - until this week, when she received the letter. The owner said the shop will likely relocate. "It's pretty big hassle, but it's worth the fight," she said.

    More than 70 such letters were sent to dispensaries last year in Colorado, and officials say all of the shops complied. Many simply moved to a new location and have continued without any further notices from the feds leading many to presume that state-legal dispensaries are being tolerated so long as they meet certain unwritten federal guidelines - and being away from kids is certainly one of them.

    I don't think the Feds are going to go against the will of the voters and do general shutdowns, but you can expect the DEA to use every trick in the book to try and make it difficult for people.  One of the DEA's main reasons for existence is at stake, after all.

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Thu Jul 25, 2013 at 02:45:50 PM PDT

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