Federal and state authorities raided several medical marijuana facilities in the Denver area, the Post reports this afternoon. Officials targeted VIP Cannabis dispensary as well as several grow warehouses, authorities say. D.E.A., I.R.S. and the Denver police participated in the raids, and a DOJ spokesperson said they comport with the 2013 Ogden Memo. The memo told federal officials to allow medical cannabis and recreational states to tax and regulate cannabis, while maintaining key priorities like preventing inter-state trafficking. The VIP Cannabis dispensary says on their Facebook page today that they are closed.
Smell the Truth has obtained from a Colorado marijuana listserve the location of dispensaries thought to have been raided today in Denver by the Feds:
Suspected Denver/Boulder raids so far:
1. Alameda & Federal (VIP Wellness)
2. 48th & Brighton (???)
3. Green Tree
4. Mary Jane's Kitchen
5. 420 Wellness
8. VIP Wellness location 2 (ex-cherry top farms)
9. Golden Goat
10. People's Choice Wellness
11. Swiss Medical (Boulder)
13. Next Harvest (UNCONFIRMED)
14. Peace in Medicine Center (UNCONFIRMED)
16. Alternative Medicine in Denver.