Colorado House votes to bar cops from helping with federal marijuana crackdown

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 2:46 pm • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 6:44 pm By The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado may prohibit law enforcement officers from assisting in a potential federal marijuana crackdown. The state House voted 56-7 Wednesday to bar public employees from assisting federal agents in “arresting a…

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An activist’s life: My 20-year fight for marijuana law reform is far from over

Published: Apr 21, 2017, 1:25 pm • Updated: Apr 21, 2017, 2:08 pm By Susan Squibb, The Cannabist Staff Activism runs deep in my soul. I moved to Colorado 20 years ago, an idealistic college student searching for community. I found a meaningful opportunity to make a difference as a…

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Videos from Civic Center show park was left a mess overnight after 4/20 event

Published: Apr 21, 2017, 7:04 pm • Updated: Apr 21, 2017, 9:32 pm By Jon Murray and Danika Worthington, The Denver Post Videos recorded by city security cameras in Civic Center show that cleanup activities following the large 4/20 celebration late Thursday night left plenty of trash strewn about the…

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California bill to protect recreational marijuana industry and users from federal crackdown moves ahead

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 4:50 pm • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 4:54 pm By Katy Murphy, Bay Area News Group California is considering another step to protect its interests — specifically, its weed — from Washington meddling. The proposal — the first of its kind in the nation — would…

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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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Six essential Colorado cannabis tours, from party buses to free-form adventures

Published: Apr 18, 2017, 5:20 pm • Updated: Apr 18, 2017, 5:20 pm By Jake Browne, The Cannabist Staff They won’t adorn you with a hemp lei when you step off the plane, but Colorado remains a top destination for travelers looking to celebrate the “high holiday” of April 20.…

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Colorado marijuana DUIs down 33 percent from first three months of last year

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 6:20 pm • Updated: Apr 18, 2017, 8:40 am By Hayley Sanchez, The Denver Post The number of citations for driving while under the influence of marijuana dropped by 33.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the same period last year, but the number…

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The Most Important Thing The US Can Learn From The Canadian Cannabis Act

Meanwhile, in the great white north… Perhaps the best prime minister to ever roam the earth, no other than Justin Trudeau, says that he’s in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana for those over the age of 18.  Here is a link to the actual Cannabis Act. Later this week, Trudea’s…

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Since 2007, the DEA has taken $3.2 billion in cash from people without charging them with a crime

Published: Mar 29, 2017, 1:08 pm • Updated: Mar 29, 2017, 1:11 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post The Drug Enforcement Administration takes billions of dollars in cash from people who are never charged with criminal activity, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Justice Department’s Inspector General.…

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Senator demands docs from big pharma as she probes their role in opioid epidemic

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 11:49 am • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 11:50 am By Lenny Bernstein and Scott Higham, The Washington Post Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri demanded information Tuesday from five top opioid manufacturers, saying she would investigate their alleged role in the drug epidemic responsible for more than…

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