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Reader: John Walsh's claim that he's going after MMCs near schools for the kids is a diaper load

U.S. Attorney John Walsh's response to Boulder DA Stan Garnett, who publicly criticized the office's closure-threat letters to medical marijuana dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools, stirred up our readership big-time. Here's an example from a reader irritated that Walsh insisted on putting the phrase "medical marijuana" in quotes.

Bouncingsoul writes:

Somehow I doubt he's as pure and innocent as his pose in this picture suggests. He looks like he thinks he's been "sent from above" to "do good," you know, "for the children." Yes, I can put things in quotes too to suggest it's a diaper load. He placed medical marijuana in quotes, as if it doesn't really exist, except in our minds. If done properly, there won't be any issues between dispensaries and schools. I guarantee it's easier for a minor to get into a liquor store than a dispensary. Thank you for your courage to take a stand and protect our state's freedoms, Mr. Garnett. I think it's pretty obvious Colorado has made its choice. (Except Fort Collins, who are way too worried about their "image" as "best place to live." They should consider an MMJ patient's quality of life for five seconds before jumping on the bandwagon.)

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