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Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensary Owner Indicted

 

A Colorado grand jury has indicted medical marijuana dispensary owner Colin Hoskins and 11 of his associates on allegations that they ran three medical marijuana dispensaries as a front for an investment scam and an illegal marijuana growing operation.

 

The 11 associates include Hoskins’ business partners, a marijuana grower, a lawyer, and a doctor.  The twelve people named face various charges including marijuana cultivation and distribution, money laundering, racketeering, securities fraud, forgery, attempt to influence a public servant, and tax evasion.

 

Carolyn Tyler, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office, said the indictment was the result of “the careful oversight of the Department of Revenue and tight coordination between state agencies.

 

Hoskins’ attorney claims that he has strictly followed Colorado state law.  He explained, “The attorney general’s indictment is full of tortured and baseless allegations and it contrary in many respects to the plain language and protections provided by Amendment 20.  Mr. Hoskins denies these charges and looks forward to presenting his defenses in court.”

 

Hoskins is the owner of three medical marijuana dispensaries– All Care Wellness Centers, Higher Health Medical, and Jane Medicals.  The indictment alleges that Hoskins and an attorney, childhood friend Dallan Dirkmaat, solicited investments in the dispensaries then diverted the money into other uses, such as paying off personal debts.

 

Additionally, the indictment states that Hoskins conspired with a marijuana grower to illegally grow marijuana in the basement of a home.  Marijuana from the illegal home grow was then sold at Jane Medicals. 

 

The indictment alleges that the marijuana was sold to both legal medical marijuana patients as well as individuals without medical marijuana recommendations.

 

“Mr. Hoskins possessed knowledge of this and encouraged Jane Medicals, LLC employees to omit certain sales and understate these sales in the point of sales computer system to evade taxes and to avoid both the recording of illegal sales and the underreporting of sales and sales taxes to the Colorado Department of Revenue,” the indictment alleges.

 

The indictment also charges a doctor, 34-year-old Gerald Searle, another childhood friend of Hoskins, with having an unlawful relationship with a dispensary. Colorado law prohibits doctors from receiving anything of value from dispensaries.
 
According to the indictment, Hoskins paid the rent on Searle’s medical office in exchange for Searle writing medical-marijuana recommendations to patients and referring them to Hoskins’ dispensary, which was around the corner.
 
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Well. Here we go. The forces of good and evil battle it out in Colorado. Only it is hard to determine which side is which.

 

In my mind, it is evil to profit from marijuana. There really should never be any incentive to profit from a plant that grows freely in all areas of the world. Turn it loose and let the world sort it out.

 

It is also evil to try to stop the proliferation of marijuana by railroading and persecuting people who are involved in the proliferation. If you can't win by reason, logic and science, please don't resort to lying and pushing people around in order to get your way.

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Evil????? Give me a fuccin break. You have lived a very sheltered life if you believe that.

 

 

 A lot of people still view marijuana as "evil". They are afraid of it.

 

Just my opinion that bringing money into the mix of emotions swirling around marijuana does not help the cause. I have always thought that selling drugs for an exorbitant price is morally reprehensible. It brings to mind the definition of a "pusher".

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 A lot of people still view marijuana as "evil". They are afraid of it.

 

Just my opinion that bringing money into the mix of emotions swirling around marijuana does not help the cause. I have always thought that selling drugs for an exorbitant price is morally reprehensible. It brings to mind the definition of a "pusher".

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