Medical Marijuana Advocates in the state of Colorado are calling for a Medical Marijuana Day of Action to protest federal marijuana enforcement against Colorado Dispensaries. The group is calling on all advocates to call their federal Representatives tomorrow and ask them to tell US Attorney John Walsh to stop working to shut down medical marijuana businesses that are compliant with state and local laws.
Federal Attorneys have recently sent out threatening letters to at least 23 dispensaries in the state giving them till Feb 27th to close their businesses in their current locations. The letters were called a “first wave” by federal officials, and dispensaries in Colorado have been feeling the pressure that more raids might be coming. It was a dispensary owner in Boulder who started the Day of Action protest on his Facebook account saying that the federal government should let the state regulators do their jobs, calling Colorado the most regulated medical marijuana state in the country. Lance Smith, the owner of Boulder Kind Care says the goal of the Day of Action is to reach lawmakers before they head home for recess so hopefully they will start a conversation at home with the people in their districts to help them decide the proper role of government regulation. Groups like Sensible Colorado, ACT4CO and dozens of dispensaries and other advocacy groups have decided to support the Medical Marijuana Day of Action.