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  •  No Proof That DEA Has Instituted Such A Ban (2+ / 0-)
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    From SFGate:

    Karl Nichols, spokesman for the DEA's San Francisco field office, said he knows of no organized effort by the agency to contact armored car companies and order or advise them to steer clear of marijuana dispensaries. But he said the DEA, if contacted by a company, will point out "the hazards of doing business ... with a business that's violating the (federal drug) law."

    Those hazards, he said, include possible prosecution for money-laundering or violating banking laws, because armored cars that handle large transactions are covered by bank regulations. Some DEA offices may have contacted armored car companies to convey such a message, Nichols said, but "as far as I know, it hasn't been done in the San Francisco area."

    So it may be true that some DEA offices may have contacted some armored car companies to explain the hazards of doing business with one that's violating federal law, but this is far from what the headline of this diary states. Additionally, all my internet searches on this topic link to only pro-marijuana sources for "confirmation" that the DEA has instituted this ban.

    And that is classic Confirmation Bias.

    I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Republican Party.

    by OnlyWords on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 09:05:56 AM PDT

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