Colo. gov considering pardons for nearly 40 people with marijuana convictions

Published: Feb 6, 2018, 11:50 am • Updated: Feb 6, 2018, 11:51 am By John Frank, The Denver Post Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is exploring whether to release nearly 40 inmates convicted of nonviolent marijuana offenses. The desire to commute the sentences is a policy statement on marijuana from the…

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19 state attorneys general back Colo. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s marijuana banking bill

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 12:57 pm • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 5:19 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A bill introduced by Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter that would allow banks to serve marijuana-related businesses without fear of penalties from the federal government got a boost Tuesday from a bipartisan…

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Colo. congressional members assured by U.S. Attorney they shouldn’t expect marijuana prosecutions to rise

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 11:20 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 12:43 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Members of Colorado congressional delegation say they were reassured by their state’s U.S. Attorney that the disappearance of Obama-era marijuana guidance will not result in increasing marijuana prosecutions at the expense…

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Colo. Sen. Gardner provides additional details on marijuana policy meeting with Jeff Sessions

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 4:12 pm • Updated: Jan 11, 2018, 5:00 pm By Mark Matthews, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Thursday provided additional details on his meeting Wednesday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in which they discussed their disagreement over marijuana policy. “I…

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Colo. Sen. Gardner meets with Jeff Sessions on marijuana, neither giving ground

Published: Jan 10, 2018, 11:22 am • Updated: Jan 10, 2018, 11:22 am By Mark Matthews, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Wednesday that a morning meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions did little to settle their disagreement over marijuana policy — an impasse that…

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Colo. Sen. Gardner to meet with Jeff Sessions on marijuana after doubling down on threats to block DOJ nominees

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 3:58 pm • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 4:09 pm By Mark Matthews, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said he plans to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions on federal marijuana policy when the two Republicans meet Wednesday — emphasizing in an interview that…

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Op-ed from Colo. Springs: “Goodbye and good riddance to the annual 4/20 pot party in downtown Denver”

Published: May 26, 2017, 1:38 pm • Updated: May 26, 2017, 1:38 pm By Colorado Springs Gazette Editorial Board Via The Associated Press. The following editorial was published in the The (Colorado Springs) Gazette, May 23, 2017, regarding the Denver 420 Rally and its organizer being banned for three years…

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Fox News says Colo town “overrun” by weed-smoking panhandlers. Residents push back

Published: May 18, 2017, 12:00 pm • Updated: May 18, 2017, 12:00 pm By Shane Benjamin, The Durango Herald Fox News on Wednesday portrayed Durango as a picturesque mountain town – once vibrant and upscale, “dotted with luxury hotels” – but recently “overrun by panhandlers,” thanks, in part, to legalized…

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