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DEA warns 11 medical pot shops: Move along or risk raids

potshopSEATTLE — The DEA sent letters Tuesday warning 11 medical marijuana shops near schools or playgrounds to close, move or risk raids by federal agents.

The same letter was sent to 23 medical marijuana shops in Western Washington in August 2012.

“We will not be providing the locations of storefronts notified.  This is part of an on-going strategy to combat marijuana trafficking. As we continue to identify locations, additional letters will be sent out,” a DEA spokesman said.

The letters ordered all marijuana dispensaries operating within 1,000 feet of a school or playground to close shop within 30 days, warning them that the federal government could close them down and seize their assets if they do not comply.


4 Comments to “DEA warns 11 medical pot shops: Move along or risk raids”

    NAVYTOWN said:
    April 30, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    The Federal government including the DEA is in reality a Nazi jackboot planted squarely on the average citizen's face.

    joe said:
    May 1, 2013 at 7:23 AM

    I guess liberty and freedom of choice is not allowed when in comes to funding retirements for storm troopers and union pay check out for political contributions.

    Sharlet said:
    May 1, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    And yet in Fall City, WA, we have a gun shop one block from our grade school. I would rather have a MJ dispensary any time. Never met a pothead that wanted to shoot up a school.

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