Governor Polis Gets Sued Over Colorado Cannabis Laws

Governor Polis is being faced with a lawsuit over House Bill 1317, a bill that negatively affected students who were meant to benefit from the law that allows cannabis use by medical patients in public schools.  Benjamin Wann, a cannabis patient, and his parents, Amber and Brad, supported Polis back…

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Exclusive: Colorado’s Governor Jared Polis Talks Legal Cannabis

When Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana with the passage of Amendment 64 in 2012, current Governor Jared Polis was serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. Since then, he has been a firm advocate for sensible cannabis policy at both the state and federal level. In 2017, he was a…

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Colorado’s marijuana businesses should be eligible for federal coronavirus aid, Polis tells Congress

Colorado’s cannabis industry is allowed to remain open to provide “critical” services during the coronavirus pandemic, but because marijuana is a federally controlled substance, dispensaries and other businesses are ineligible to receive stimulus funds to help offset the economic impacts caused by COVID-19. Many say they’re struggling. Gov. Jared Polis,…

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“A day to celebrate.” Rep. Jared Polis lauds Colorado marijuana industry during 4/20 grow op tour

Colorado Congressman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis is celebrating 4/20 — but not like the throngs gathering in Denver’s Civic Center Park for the unofficial marijuana holiday. Instead, Polis took the morning to laud Colorado’s marijuana industry during a tour of B Good dispensary and Llama Brand cultivation facility…

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Jared Polis head up bipartisan letter to Trump urging him to restore Cole Memo

Published: Jan 26, 2018, 12:05 pm • Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 2:29 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff A bicameral, bipartisan coalition of Congressional leaders Thursday asked President Donald Trump to direct Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reinstate the so-called Cole Memo. The Department of Justice earlier this month…

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U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, marijuana legalization supporter, to run for Colorado governor

Published: Jun 12, 2017, 11:52 am • Updated: Jun 12, 2017, 11:53 am By The Cannabist Staff U.S. Representative Jared Polis plans to join the crowded race for Colorado governor this week, The Denver Post reports. In April, The Cannabist’s Alicia Wallace sat down with Polis to talk with him…

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“The DEA has lost its moral authority”: Rep. Jared Polis pulls no punches in exclusive interview

Published: Apr 20, 2017, 7:20 am • Updated: Apr 20, 2017, 8:58 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff In his eight years on Capitol Hill, Congressman Jared Polis has doggedly championed cannabis legalization. For the Democrat from Colorado, it’s a matter of personal freedom, a means toward more a…

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Colorado Rep. Polis introduces bill to decriminalize marijuana and regulate like alcohol

Published: Mar 30, 2017, 8:15 am • Updated: Mar 30, 2017, 8:59 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado Rep. Jared Polis’ has introduced a bill that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and regulate it like alcohol. U.S. Rep. Polis, D-Colorado, on Thursday reintroduced the Marijuana Revenue…

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