Carol James: Problems with pot |

Carol James: Problems with pot

Carol James

I have to say I was surprised at the comments made earlier last week by Tim Berry, the Breckenridge town attorney, on the “wisdom” of the town becoming further involved with marijuana, which remains an illegal substance. I say illegal because Federal law trumps state law on this matter. However, the comments made by Mr. Berry suggest he does not read national, statewide or local newspapers. If he did, he would know his comments do not reflect what is currently happening in this arena.

First, the Obama adminstration has now issued a host of warnings that they will crack down on the very type and approach to marajuana that Colorado is using. And a number of stories that have appeared in national newspapers suggesting that five states in particular (Colorado being one) have drawn the ire of the Feds because they have passed overly permissive pot laws. There was even an article in the Summit Daily news recently that showed Colorado to be heading in the wrong direction on this. As a result, many towns in the state are now retracting their marajuana laws, NOT extending them and going for tax money.

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