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Women Speak Out for Marijuana Legalization in California, Nationwide

(14) Comments | Posted October 6, 2010 | 6:11 PM

2010-10-06-1005101135.jpgWomen throughout California and across the nation held news conferences Tuesday to speak out in support of Proposition 19, the California ballot measure that would regulate marijuana similarly to alcohol.

In California, they stressed the importance of getting out to vote...

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Big Alcohol Fueling Opposition to California Marijuana Initiative

(54) Comments | Posted September 16, 2010 | 4:24 PM

According to a recently filed campaign finance report, the campaign to defeat a marijuana legalization initiative in California is receiving substantial funding from the alcohol industry. Now marijuana advocates are fighting back, calling on the opposition campaign to explain why it is working with Big Alcohol to keep...

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Bush Crony Working for Obama Seeks to Undermine Medical Marijuana Industry

(28) Comments | Posted June 29, 2010 | 6:22 PM

According to an e-mail just unearthed by Complete Colorado, a Bush holdover in the U.S. Drug Czar's office is fishing for information that links crime to the growing number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado.

2010-06-29-Sabet.jpgThe e-mail is addressed...

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Ted Haggard: GLBT Community Welcome at New Church

(47) Comments | Posted June 19, 2010 | 9:40 PM

2010-06-20-haggard-haggard61106_narrowweb__300x4490.jpgIn a live radio interview Friday, embattled Evangelical preacher Ted Haggard said he would welcome members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community into his new church in Colorado Springs.

Listen to the full interview using the...

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Betsy Markey Should Recognize Colorado's Medical Marijuana Industry

(15) Comments | Posted May 19, 2010 | 6:05 PM

Congress just adopted a resolution, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey, recognizing the craft beer industry in light of its promotion of entrepreneurialism and its contribution to society. Now medical marijuana dispensary owners across the congresswoman's home state are calling on her to sponsor a similar resolution recognizing their industry...

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Poll: Marijuana Legalization Tops All Colorado Gubernatorial and Senate Candidates

(13) Comments | Posted May 18, 2010 | 6:10 PM

According to a statewide poll released this week by Rasmussen Reports, marijuana legalization is more popular in Colorado than any of the candidates running for governor and the U.S. Senate.

As popular Colorado political blog FaceTheState.com reported today:

Now, according to...
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College Students Nationwide: Allow Marijuana as a Safer Alternative to Alcohol

(21) Comments | Posted April 7, 2010 | 2:53 PM

Students at more than 80 colleges and universities across 34 states held rallies on their campuses this week to recognize April as National Alcohol Awareness Month. At first glance, these events don't appear to be anything out of the ordinary. The message behind them, however, was anything but...

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Colo. Health Dept. Lobbying Against Veterans' Access To Medical Marijuana To Treat PTSD

(23) Comments | Posted March 20, 2010 | 3:11 AM

On Monday, March 22, when the Colorado House Judiciary Committee considers a bill to regulate the distribution of medical marijuana in the state, State Rep. Sal Pace will offer an amendment to allow individuals diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder to have access to medical marijuana. Studies have found...

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Businesses Should Stay on Marijuana's Good Side

(10) Comments | Posted February 5, 2010 | 10:28 AM

A recent brouhaha between Starbucks Coffee and marijuana legalization advocates raises an important question for the broader business community: Can major national companies be successful absent the patronage of marijuana consumers and others who support marijuana policy reform?

Not too long ago, it was absolutely necessary for businesses to maintain...

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Pop Star Joss Stone Under Attack for Marijuana Comment

(12) Comments | Posted November 16, 2009 | 10:43 AM

English pop singer Joss Stone has come under fire for highlighting the fact that marijuana is safer than alcohol, a viewpoint that has sparked intense debate this month in the UK.

As Stone told the UK Daily Mail:

Weed has been given this evil stamp, but...
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Breckenridge Legalizes Marijuana

(6) Comments | Posted November 3, 2009 | 11:11 PM

The ski town of Breckenridge, Colorado, is the latest municipality to remove all penalties for private adult marijuana possession and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. As the Summit Daily reported:

Breckenridge residents voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and paraphernalia Tuesday under town law. In...
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Stiletto Stoners -- Making the Safer Choice

(7) Comments | Posted October 2, 2009 | 11:30 AM

Yesterday, on the Today show, Matt Lauer interviewed the editor of Marie Claire magazine and another woman about the use of marijuana among female professionals. This interview was inspired by an article on the same subject in the current issue of Marie Claire entitled, "Stiletto Stoners."

Neither...

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Free the 'Prince of Pot?' You Be the Judge...

(7) Comments | Posted September 19, 2009 | 1:08 PM

Next week, Canadian political activist, publisher and businessman Marc Emery - known by many as the "Prince of Pot" -- will be extradited to the United States, where he will likely be sentenced to five years in federal prison. His crime? Selling marijuana seeds.

That's right. The U.S....

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Andrew Sullivan's "Special" Treatment Should Be Standard

(4) Comments | Posted September 14, 2009 | 3:22 PM

Late last week, the blogs were abuzz over a U.S. attorney's decision to drop marijuana possession charges against Daily Disher Andrew Sullivan. Apparently, in a rare fit of prosecutorial commonsense, the U.S. attorney's office determined that it did not want a simple marijuana possession charge to undermine Sullivan's...

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Obama: Stop Driving Americans - and White House Guests - To Drink

(42) Comments | Posted July 28, 2009 | 4:29 PM

At a press conference in California last week, President Barack Obama's new drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske declared:

"Marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal benefit."

Meanwhile, the President was at the White House trying to defuse the situation surrounding the controversial and highly publicized arrest of his friend, Harvard...

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