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Chris Romer

Denver Mayoral Race: Doug's Got the Nugs

Robert J. Corry, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert J. Corry, Jr.

With the Denver Mayor's election just around the corner, it remains to be seen whether a candidate's position on marijuana translates to votes.

Medical Marijuana Campaign Contributions: Industry Gives Thousands, Mostly To Democrats

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the first general election since the boom of the state's medical-marijuana industry, cannabis supporters are making their voices heard the old-fash...

Bill Ritter Signs 'Punish Chrysler' Bill Into Law

Denver Business Journal | Ed Sealover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Chrysler faces major fines for disobeying recently enacted Colorado auto franchise laws under another bill signed Thursday by Gov. Bill Ritter. Sen...

Chris Romer and the $1 Billion Retirement Question

Christopher Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Christopher Scott

If DPS's retirement system goes under, we, the Colorado taxpayers, will get to foot the bill for fixing it -- that you can count on.

Sen. Romer's Read To Achieve Bill Would Pay Children To Read In School

Durango Herald | Joe Hanel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - An experiment that pays children to read could be on its way to Colorado after a Senate vote Thursday. Senate Bill 210 would spend up to $...

Proposed Medical Marijuana Rules Would Rush Compliance

Matthew Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Matthew Brown

Our legislators still seem to think that the only thing that gets "the marijuana vote" is a ballot initiative with the word "Marijuana" in its title. What they don't understand is that in 2009, "the marijuana vote" expanded to include everyone that feels the trickle down effects of this new opportunity.

"Rocky Mountain High" Medical Marijuana in Danger

Robert J. Corry, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert J. Corry, Jr.

With an estimated 100,000 patients now legally authorized to use marijuana, a handful of lawmakers are threatening a transparent dispensary system.

Colorado Senate Passes Budget That Reduces Government By $150 Million; Republicans Call It 'Socialist'

The Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER-- Republican lawmakers furious with the $18.2 billion budget presented Friday in the senate here said the proposal failed to limit government s...

The Time Limited Power of Andrew Romanoff

Craig Alan Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Craig Alan Silverman

Former Colorado Speaker of the House and Golden Boy Andrew Romanoff has done nothing wrong. Yet. All he has done is provide Colorado Democratic voters a choice.

Going Rogue: DEA Style

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

The federal government should keep its hands off Colorado's constitution, under which medical marijuana rights are cautiously guarded.

Colorado Senators To DEA: Stop Raiding Medical Marijuana Operations

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A bipartisan group of Colorado lawmakers trying to regulate the state's medical marijuana industry is calling on U.S. Attorney General ...

Chris Romer

The Denver Post | John Ingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver


Colorado Medical Marijuana: Legislature Introduces Restrictive Bill As Industry Promises Ballot Measure

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The battle over medical marijuana (MMJ) in Colorado heated up Wednesday as lawmakers introduced legislation that significantly alters the existing med...

Colorado Medical Marijuana: Senate Passes Bill Regulating Doctor-Patient Relationship

Colorado Springs Gazette | AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - The Senate has passed a bill preventing recreational pot users from skirting the law to obtain medical marijuana. The measure is now headed t...

Patients Speak: Medical Marijuana Frees People From Addiction to Deadly Painkillers

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

On Wednesday, dozens of former addicts made the tough decision to share their stories publicly, doing so before news cameras and a standing-room only crowd.

Colorado Medical Marijuana Lab Raided By DEA While Senate Hearing On MMJ

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A lab that tests medical marijuana for dispensaries and patients said Thursday it was raided by federal drug agents and ordered to turn...

Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Welcome State Regulation

AP | COLLEEN SLEVIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado lawmakers have an unlikely ally in their first attempt to curb the state's booming medical marijuana industry: owners of the s...

Medical Marijuana In Denver: City Council Passes Strict New Regulations Despite Activists' Protests

The Denver Post | John Ingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver's City Council approved a broad set of regulations for the city's booming medical-marijuana industry Monday night over the objections of dozens...

Denver Marijuana Dispensaries N ow Outnumber Liquor Stores, Public Schools

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Denver now appears to have more marijuana dispensaries than liquor stores, Starbucks coffee shops or public schools, according to city and corporate r...

Medical Marijuana In Colorado Headed For A Legislative Battle

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Saying the will of the voters isn't being followed, state Sen. Chris Romer plans to introduce a medical-marijuana bill next year clarifying regulation...

How Anti-Marijuana Romer Can Still Lead America's Most Pro-Pot City

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

Romer has isolated a grassroots community that includes thousands of Denver voters who see his actions not just as political posturing, but also as a threat to rights they utilize to live their daily lives.

Medical Marijuana Legislation: Chris Romer's Bill

The Denver Post | John Ingold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The state lawmakers drafting a major medical-marijuana regulation bill plan to meet with representatives from the state attorney general's office toda...

Colorado Medical Marijuana: California Police Chief Says Colorado Should Be Vigilant About Regulation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - The top cop in a California town that has become a poster child for a well-intentioned medical-marijuana law gone wrong has some advice for C...

Colorado Medical Marijuana Legislation: Regulatory Versus Law Enforcement Models

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

When the Colorado Legislature convenes on Wednesday, January 13, medical marijuana regulation will be among the most talked-about issues debated in th...

Medical Marijuana Reform: Summary Of Draft Legislation

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DRAFT BILL FOR AN ACT 101 CONCERNING REGULATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA Draft Bill Summary Colorado State Senate The bill creates a state medi...