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Colorado Business Groups Ask Feds to Enforce Marijuana Laws

 
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Colorado Business Groups Ask Feds to Enforce Marijuana Laws
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Some 20 Colorado business organizations wrote a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder last Friday urging him to enforce federal laws barring the sale and possession of marijuana. In doing so, the business groups are taking direct aim at the will of the voters, who passed Amendment 64 legalizing marijuana with 55% of the vote last month.

"Passage of Amendment 64 left considerable uncertainty for employers and business in Colorado with regard to their legal rights and obligations," the letter said. "We encourage enforcement of the [federal Controlled Substances Act] to provide the certainty and clarity of law we seek."

Amendment 64 legalizes the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and the cultivation of up to six plants by adults 21 and over. That part of the amendment will go into effect by January 5 at the latest. It also directs the state to craft a system of regulations for commercial marijuana cultivation and sales. The state has until October 2013 to complete that task.

Still, marijuana remains illegal under federal law, but the Justice Department headed by Holder has yet to signal how it will respond. The Obama administration initially backed off enforcing federal laws in medical marijuana states, but for the last two years has stepped up enforcement actions.

For Coloradans and others who want to know who is attempting to undercut the will of the voters and respond in an informed and appropriate manner, here is the complete list of signatory organizations:

■Colorado Concern
■Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance
■Associated Builders and Contractors -- Rocky Mountain Chapter
■Colorado Technology Association
■Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce
■Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce
■Greeley Chamber of Commerce
■Pueblo Chamber of Commerce
■Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance
■Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation
■Upstate Colorado Economic Development Association
■Colorado Contractors Association
■International Electrical Contractors -- Rocky Mountain Chapter
■National Federation of Independent Business -- Colorado and Wyoming Chapter
■Club 20
■Loveland Chamber of Commerce
■Colorado Bankers Association
■Colorado Auto Recyclers Association
■Chrisland Commercial
■Douglas County Business Alliance

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12/06/2012 01:48 PM
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Re: Colorado Business Groups Ask Feds to Enforce Marijuana Laws
I honestly don't know why

Half of america is on some kind of legal prescription drug; including mind altering drugs like prozac

There is a liquor store on every corner in every town and city in this country

where one can buy all the liquor they want to kill their brain, liver, kidneys

Who cares if there is a small element in society that wants some pot legalized

maybe the drug cartels won't make as much $$$
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12/06/2012 02:01 PM
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it limits them. can't do a drug screening for employment now.
companies can be sued if failing a drug test prohibits employment. weed stays in the system for 1-6 months depending on the study.
also if these companies have government contracts, they can't have anyone on their staff who violates federal code. so the companies lose contracts.
it's a lose, lose situation for them.
GO GREEN (puff puff pass)
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12/06/2012 02:40 PM
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12/06/2012 02:46 PM
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Interesting development, defintely will say who truly runs America: The people or the corporations.
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This is what happens in a communist government. Ignore the will of the people. Boycott those business to the hilt.
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12/06/2012 02:50 PM
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boycott those businesses. show them what the will of the people can do. americans voted and there votes should count
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12/06/2012 02:51 PM
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there will be no stopping this it started with medical it will end with full legalization. just a matter of time
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there will be no stopping this it started with medical it will end with full legalization. just a matter of time
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Good I hope it is legalized totally!!!

I hope these communists loose their battle
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12/06/2012 03:05 PM
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What businesses are they - PHARMACIES........

Want to sell you a pill or what about a free flu shot.....
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Re: Colorado Business Groups Ask Feds to Enforce Marijuana Laws
[link to stopthedrugwar.org]

Some 20 Colorado business organizations wrote a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder last Friday urging him to enforce federal laws barring the sale and possession of marijuana. In doing so, the business groups are taking direct aim at the will of the voters, who passed Amendment 64 legalizing marijuana with 55% of the vote last month.

"Passage of Amendment 64 left considerable uncertainty for employers and business in Colorado with regard to their legal rights and obligations," the letter said. "We encourage enforcement of the [federal Controlled Substances Act] to provide the certainty and clarity of law we seek."

Amendment 64 legalizes the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and the cultivation of up to six plants by adults 21 and over. That part of the amendment will go into effect by January 5 at the latest. It also directs the state to craft a system of regulations for commercial marijuana cultivation and sales. The state has until October 2013 to complete that task.

Still, marijuana remains illegal under federal law, but the Justice Department headed by Holder has yet to signal how it will respond. The Obama administration initially backed off enforcing federal laws in medical marijuana states, but for the last two years has stepped up enforcement actions.

For Coloradans and others who want to know who is attempting to undercut the will of the voters and respond in an informed and appropriate manner, here is the complete list of signatory organizations:

■Colorado Concern
■Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance
■Associated Builders and Contractors -- Rocky Mountain Chapter
■Colorado Technology Association
■Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce
■Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce
■Greeley Chamber of Commerce
■Pueblo Chamber of Commerce
■Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance
■Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation
■Upstate Colorado Economic Development Association
■Colorado Contractors Association
■International Electrical Contractors -- Rocky Mountain Chapter
■National Federation of Independent Business -- Colorado and Wyoming Chapter
■Club 20
■Loveland Chamber of Commerce
■Colorado Bankers Association
■Colorado Auto Recyclers Association
■Chrisland Commercial
■Douglas County Business Alliance

[more @ link]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29099231


It's being done because businesses are controlled by the fed so they don't want to get put out of business for breaking federal law
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boycott those businesses. show them what the will of the people can do. americans voted and there votes should count
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This clappa
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boycott those businesses. show them what the will of the people can do. americans voted and there votes should count
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and make sure to tell the businesses why you're boycotting.
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Re: Colorado Business Groups Ask Feds to Enforce Marijuana Laws
I honestly don't know why

Half of america is on some kind of legal prescription drug; including mind altering drugs like prozac

There is a liquor store on every corner in every town and city in this country

where one can buy all the liquor they want to kill their brain, liver, kidneys

Who cares if there is a small element in society that wants some pot legalized

maybe the drug cartels won't make as much $$$
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29134382


Cuz fascists hate weed just cuz libs like it
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12/06/2012 05:04 PM
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Tar. Feathers. A good time.
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12/06/2012 05:17 PM
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Business Groups?
by someguy (not verified), December 04, 2012, 12:11pm

If i were in Colorado and concerned about this, I'd be very suspicious. "Business Groups" are often multi-sate and national, so it is altogether possible that the people who started this thing don't even live in Colorado. The chances are good that the same old wealthy corporate federalist probitionists are behind this.
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12/06/2012 05:22 PM
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Re: Colorado Business Groups Ask Feds to Enforce Marijuana Laws
I honestly don't know why

Half of america is on some kind of legal prescription drug; including mind altering drugs like prozac

There is a liquor store on every corner in every town and city in this country

where one can buy all the liquor they want to kill their brain, liver, kidneys

Who cares if there is a small element in society that wants some pot legalized

maybe the drug cartels won't make as much $$$
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29134382


Cuz fascists hate weed just cuz libs like it
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 17579430


careful please!

not ONLY libs and jazz musicians smoke weed nowadays.

PLENTY of repukes do too!
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12/06/2012 05:27 PM
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Business Groups?
by someguy (not verified), December 04, 2012, 12:11pm

If i were in Colorado and concerned about this, I'd be very suspicious. "Business Groups" are often multi-sate and national, so it is altogether possible that the people who started this thing don't even live in Colorado. The chances are good that the same old wealthy corporate federalist probitionists are behind this.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29217005


Chamber of Commerce isn't a business.. in fact there's like a bunch of associations listed here.. obvious contrived opposition..
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12/06/2012 05:35 PM
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I see alot of banks are pushing this.

Next time someone gets forclosed on make sure there are several plants growing in that home and call the feds on the banks.
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12/06/2012 05:38 PM
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The slavers are getting restless..good.
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Interesting development, defintely will say who truly runs America: The people or the corporations.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 29216895


The corporations, of course.

We, the People, are just turds in the bowl to them.
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12/06/2012 05:43 PM
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The slavers are getting restless..good.
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