By Erica Meltzer
Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett wants federal prosecutors to “back away” from enforcement efforts against medical marijuana businesses that comply with state and local law.
In a letter sent Tuesday to U.S. Attorney John Walsh, Garnett said local regulations of the medical marijuana industry were working well, and medical marijuana enforcement should not be a law enforcement priority.
“Although we will prosecute significant marijuana distribution and possession cases that are outside the medical marijuana dispensary framework, there is a limited role for criminal enforcement relating to medical marijuana dispensaries,” Garnett wrote.
Garnett said he believes the U.S. Attorney’s Office should focus on “terrorism, serious economic crime, organized crime and serious drug dealing.”
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