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Feds donít want irrigation water used to grow pot
Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2014 5:54 PM EDT | Nicholas K. Geranios and Gene Johnson

Posted on 05/20/2014 3:00:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai

The U.S. Interior Department said Tuesday it doesn’t want federal irrigation water being used to grow marijuana in Washington, Colorado or anywhere else.

But the practical effects of the policy remain unclear: The Bureau of Reclamation said only that it would refer any violations to the Justice Department, and it seems unlikely that the Justice Department would target irrigation districts for supplying the water when it’s not going after the people who are actually growing the pot. […]

The question of whether federal water can be used to grow marijuana is the latest iteration of a messy conflict posed by the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado. …

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1 posted on 05/20/2014 3:00:01 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Cutting in on your turf, Uncle Sammy????


2 posted on 05/20/2014 3:08:49 PM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: Olog-hai

The Bureau is just plain ignorant about how the Colorado law works. The grow operations are highly regulated and are indoors where they can be secured. Some farmer using federal dam water can’t just start growing the stuff. Sheesh.


3 posted on 05/20/2014 3:16:23 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Olog-hai

Get used to the fact that the people in the various bureaus are congenitally stupid to a point beyond redemption. Its the first qualification on their resumes.


4 posted on 05/20/2014 3:21:25 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Olog-hai

Federal water? Is that like government cheese?


5 posted on 05/20/2014 3:23:48 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Olog-hai

Seems to me the quick solution would be to put the Interior Dept out of business.

I don’t recall the Interior Dept or any thing like the Interior Dept being mentioned in the Constitution.

This, like the EPA, et al, is prolly one of those, “or to the states” situations.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 3:27:08 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Olog-hai

It grows wild in the ditch banks do I see a whole new bureaucracy to pull weed.


7 posted on 05/20/2014 3:32:26 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Olog-hai

IE another grab at claiming all water?


8 posted on 05/20/2014 4:02:30 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: upchuck
"I don't recall the Interior Dept or anything like the Interior Dept being mentioned in the Constitution"

The Constitution defines what the executive branch or president does. So he has to hire people to these things and they are grouped depending on what they do. Interior Dept. Defense Dept. State Dept, and so forth.

Sometimes it gets re-organized, like in the oughties the Homeland Security Dept was created or like in the 1940s the Grazing Service and General Land Office were merged to create BLM.

9 posted on 05/20/2014 5:32:19 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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