Prosecutors say budget amendment doesn't protect Colorado pot lawyer

Law prohibiting the federal government from interfering with state medical marijuana laws doesn’t apply in money laundering case, prosecutors say.

Officers remove evidence from VIP Cannabis in Denver on Nov. 21, 2013.

Officers remove evidence from VIP Cannabis in Denver on Nov. 21, 2013. (Hyoung Chang, Denver Post file)

Federal prosecutors say a Colorado attorney charged in connection with major raids on state-licensed medical marijuana businesses is not protected by a new law that tells the feds to back off.

Attorney David Furtado was one of four men charged…

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