’60 Minutes’ delving into medical marijuana issue

By Brittany Anas, Daily Camera

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett dished his views on Colorado’s medical marijuana laws to CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Monday after the television newsmagazine sent a crew to town to interview the prosecutor for an upcoming segment.

“My emphasis is always public safety,” Garnett said in an interview prior to Monday’s taping. “I don’t see the public safety benefit in prosecuting law-abiding dispensaries or making low-level marijuana cases much of a priority.”

Garnett — who was interviewed by “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft in a Boulder courtroom — said he is under the impression the segment will be about the business of medical marijuana in Colorado, and that it also will include interviews with dispensary owners. He said he expects the segment to air in the fall.

Kevin Tedesco, a publicist for “60 Minutes,” declined to comment on the piece.

“We don’t discuss stories we’re working on,” he said.

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