Just last week, an approximate 136 retailers received their licenses to sell recreational marijuana, but only an estimated 30 stores were open for business on January 1 throughout the state.
To all who have favored but not worked toward drug policy reform because "the government will never allow it," let this be a lesson. Yesterday's announcement, was a direct result of millions of Americans uniting and forcing the government to do the right thing.
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Now that most of the world's problems are close to being resolved (except for the treaty regulating global trade in conventional arms) the United Nations can begin to focus on non-violent internal affairs in member nations such as the United States.
Oregon 2014 is not California 2010. We need far fewer signatures. Our ad buys cost far less. Most of our population and all our largest city will be within an hour's drive of legal marijuana in Washington for nearly two years.
Is Governor Hickenlooper really going to marginalize all pot-legalization advocates in one fell swoop as stereotypical slacker-stoners who spark up and then go stock up on munches at 7-11? Really, governor, after you made your fortune by selling booze?
In the wake of our victory in Colorado good people are understandably clamoring to pass similar measures in their states. So let's move forward in other states, but let's do so patiently and strategically.
As soon as legalization passed, some of the most vocal opponents of marijuana legalization -- people who smoke pot, usually under the protection of their state's medical use law -- jumped on the bandwagon as soon as money could be made.
Thinking about the broader state of the nation, the presidential election left me with a mixed range of emotions. But as one of many working to end the ongoing injustice of America's war on drugs, developments at the state level around the country gave me renewed hope.
In every corner of our state we weighed and debated the issue, broke down the economic and human costs of marijuana prohibition, and, in the end, decided that regulating adult possession of the weed was a very smart thing for us to do.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers appeared on KLZ's Grassroots Radio Colorado Thursday to discuss his opposition to Amendment 64, which would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana in Colorado.
As a middle and high school English teacher for six years, I'm very concerned about the push to legalize marijuana for recreational use in Colorado. I have witnessed first-hand how the effects of this drug have harmed my students.
It's time to end nearly a century of marijuana prohibition in Colorado. This policy has failed as badly as alcohol prohibition. And the common sense solution is the same: regulate it.
After seventy-five years of sensationalized rhetoric, typified by "Reefer Madness" and its progeny, law enforcement and educators have lost credibility in the eyes of our youth.