Op-ed: Colorado officials should speak out on fake marijuana data used by feds

Published: Aug 21, 2017, 7:37 am • Updated: Aug 21, 2017, 8:57 am By Ricardo Baca, Denver Post Guest Commentary Government-rooted misinformation has long been central to the very existence of War on Drugs. From government-sponsored anti-marijuana campaigns to the familiar talking points used by politicians over the decades, the…

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Feds visit Colorado to research marijuana regulation, black market, enforcement

Published: Jul 20, 2017, 12:58 pm • Updated: Jul 20, 2017, 1:07 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado officials who oversee the state’s marijuana agencies are sharing details about a fact-finding visit earlier this week by federal law enforcement and drug policy administrators. Related: Feds hold closed-doors meetings…

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Feds hold closed-doors meetings with Colorado officials known to have doubts about weed

Published: Jul 20, 2017, 7:57 am • Updated: Jul 20, 2017, 8:11 am By Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette Federal Department of Justice and drug policy officials met privately Wednesday with Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, local police and other community leaders as part of an apparent statewide, closed-door tour focusing…

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Workers’ comp insurance firm drops all 7 of Hawaii’s medical marijuana dispensaries over fear of feds

Published: Jun 29, 2017, 12:13 pm • Updated: Jun 29, 2017, 12:21 pm By The Associated Press HONOLULU — Hawaii’s largest workers’ compensation insurer is canceling insurance policies for seven medical marijuana dispensaries preparing to open this summer. Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co., citing concerns over criminal liability since the…

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Why are feds blocking a product aimed at keeping drugs out of kids’ hands?

Published: Jun 16, 2017, 8:36 am • Updated: Jun 16, 2017, 8:38 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post U.S. Customs and Border Protection has seized a Colorado company’s shipments of a product intended to keep marijuana out of the hands of children. On April 28 of this year, CBP…

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Colorado representatives intro bill to shield state marijuana laws from feds

Published: May 18, 2017, 12:59 pm • Updated: May 18, 2017, 1:43 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado Reps. Diana DeGette and Mike Coffman have introduced a bill to protect states’ marijuana laws from federal enforcement. The Respect States and Citizens Rights’ Act of 2017 aims to insert…

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Feds could learn a lot from Hickenlooper’s reasonable, moderate approach to marijuana legalization

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 7:35 am • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 11:46 am By Denver Post Editorial Board The Denver Post opinion pages solicited commentary from various marijuana policy and industry leaders, as well as the public, for a special cannabis-themed edition of the Sunday Perspective section the weekend before…

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Oregon To Destroy All Cannabis Records So The Feds Can’t Get Them

Oregon To Destroy All Cannabis Records So The Feds Can’t Get Them Dreading and preparing for the possibility that the feds might amp up on pot enforcement, Oregon’s politicians approved a proposal last Monday that ensures the protection of marijuana users. The proposal prevents head shops and dispensaries from revealing…

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Four governors team up, urge feds to keep marijuana enforcement status quo

Published: Apr 3, 2017, 1:49 pm • Updated: Apr 3, 2017, 1:54 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Governors in four states have joined forces with a marijuana message for two top officials in the Trump administration. In an open letter, the governors on Monday asked Attorney General Jeff…

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Colorado has strategy for recreational marijuana industry if feds crack down

Published: Mar 27, 2017, 7:41 am • Updated: Mar 27, 2017, 9:27 am By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax…

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