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Feds Tell 25 More Colorado Pot Dispensaries To Close

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Marijuana (credit: CBS)

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DENVER (AP) – Twenty-five more medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado have gotten federal warnings to close because too close to schools.

U.S. Attorney John Walsh announced Friday that he sent warnings to 25 dispensaries across Colorado located within 1,000 feet of schools. Walsh didn’t say exactly where the dispensaries were.

Last month, Walsh announced that 22 marijuana dispensaries near schools moved or closed after receiving his warnings.

Walsh says his letters aim to protect “drug-free” zones around schools. Colorado’s marijuana law prohibits dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools, but many shops were allowed to stay open if local governments allowed them closer to school buildings.

Walsh told the second batch of dispensaries that they must close within 45 days or face federal prosecution.

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