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Calaveras County’s First Marijuana Dispensary On Hold

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The San Andreas woman planning to open Calaveras County´s first medical marijuana dispensary has put the project on hold because of what she calls threats by the County Sheriff.

The Board of Supervisors ruled in February to allow medical marijuana dispensaries to open with a permit from the county, as long as they were located in professional office space 1000 feet away from schools, libraries and other youth oriented establishments.

Kim Cue had planned to open for business by April first, however she decided to shelve her plans after County Sheriff Dennis Downum said federal authorities would close her business and seize the building. A spokesman for the sheriff says the remarks were not meant to be threats, just a warning as to what could possibly happen.

Cue says she could lose as much as $20,000 if she were shut down. She currently operates a marijuana delivery service with about 300 clients.