Pubdate: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 Source: Summit Daily News (CO) Copyright: 2012 Summit Daily News Contact: http://apps.summitdaily.com/forms/letter/index.php Website: http://www.summitdaily.com/home.php Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/587 NO PROBLEMS AS 23 COLO. POT SHOPS TOLD TO CLOSE DENVER - No problems have been reported in Colorado as 23 medical marijuana dispensaries near schools face a deadline to move or shut down. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office, Jeff Dorschner, said Monday that no enforcement actions have taken place so far. U.S. Attorney John Walsh issued a letter Jan. 12 to the dispensaries, giving them a 45-day deadline to shut down, move or face federal penalties. Colorado's Medical Marijuana Industry Groups says the affected dispensaries have complied. MMIG Executive Director Michael Elliott says none of the shops plans a showdown with the federal government. Dorschner said more letters will be going out "sooner rather than later" to more marijuana shops located within 1,000 feet of schools. Colorado has about 700 medical marijuana dispensaries. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.