“We are making this attractive to kids and young people,” said Gina Carbone, a co-founder of Smart Colorado, a group that advocates for protections for children from marijuana. “The city should do all it can to keep this away from kids,” she said, including taking a hard look at the shops that are near schools.

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In Denver, a growing number of marijuana shops are close to schools

Source: Denver Post
JON MURRAY | April 1, 2016

“We are making this attractive to kids and young people,” said Gina Carbone, a co-founder of Smart Colorado, a group that advocates for protections for children from marijuana. “The city should do all it can to keep this away from kids,” she said, including taking a hard look at the shops that are near schools.

Just four years ago, before Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana, U.S. Attorney John Walsh’s office pressured 57 medical marijuana centers across the state to close or move because they were within 1,000 feet of a school. He threatened the possibility of federal prosecution.

For shops near schools now, the hard-to-predict specter of federal intervention still looms.

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