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Colorado Marijuana Legalization

Kevin Sabet's Marijuana Math Doesn't Add Up

Russ Belville | Posted 07.17.2014 | Denver
Russ Belville

Marijuana ain't alcohol or tobacco. But suppose it was.  Colorado has reportedly raked in about $25 million in taxes, licenses and fees.  Does anyone seriously claim there has been a quarter billion dollars in social costs in Colorado as a result?  That's greater than the annual cost of all high-rise fires in America.

Seeking Times Gone By With That Rocky Mountain High

Perry Block | Posted 07.14.2014 | Fifty
Perry Block

"Y'know, Agent Carter, I just happened to have heard by chance that the sale of marijuana is now legal in Colorado.'' "Yes, that's true." ''I was wondering... you guys have any kind of Honorary Citizen Program?"

Colorado Is Smoking A Ton Of Pot

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is smoking pot by the ton, and visitors are, too. Colorado's pot regulators issued what is believed to be the ...

What Maureen Dowd and Everyone Needs to Know About Edible Marijuana

Tony Newman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Tony Newman

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd just published a piece about her bad trip from marijuana edibles. Maureen describes eating a caramel-chocolate candy bar made with marijuana in her Colorado hotel room.

Jason Linkins

Maureen Dowd Eats Some Pot Candy, Succumbs To Reefer Madness | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

Dig, if you will, a picture: You're alone, in an unfamiliar place. In your possession, you have something that -- according to what you've heard -- a ...

4/20 Goes Mainstream In Colorado

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) -- Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast ...

Matt Ferner

Coloradans Even Happier About Legal Weed After A Few Months Of Retail Sales | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

More than a year after Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use, and less than three months after the first...

Rick Steves Is 'Tired' Of The Racist War On Weed

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

Rick Steves, the European travel expert and longtime advocate for legal marijuana, says newly implemented laws in Colorado and Washington are key firs...

3 Reasons Marijuana Legalization in Colorado Is Good for People of Color

Neill Franklin | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Neill Franklin

The war on drugs, as we all know, has led to mass criminalization and incarceration for people of color. The legalization of marijuana, which took effect for the first time in the country in Colorado on January 1, is one step toward ending that war.

New Colo. Signage Designed With Thieving Stoners In Mind

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials think a difference of one-hundredth of a mile will be enough to stop thieves from stealing the mile marker 420 sign...

Emily Thomas

Are Marijuana Dispensaries Selling Out? | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business

An overwhelmingly high demand for recreational marijuana in Colorado sparked rumors last week that pot shops were starting to sell out of weed -- a pr...

Jason Linkins

Where Did Chuck Todd Get The Idea That Ron And Rand Paul Favor Women's Rights? | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

People be toking in Colorado, and "Meet The Press" is on it! Tepidly, anyway, judging by this weekend's panel. During a brief discussion Sunday of ...

Polis Praises Legal Marijuana In Colorado, Vows To Push For Federal Legalization

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Vowing to pursue marijuana legalization on a federal level, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) praised the regulation of marijuana in Colorado after the first...

Colorado One Year Later: Thousands Not Arrested for Marijuana, Millions of Dollars Saved

Art Way | Posted 02.09.2014 | Denver
Art Way

One year ago, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order ratifying the overwhelming victory Amendment 64, the nation's first statewide vote to end marijuana prohibition.

Prisoners of War

Jill Harris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Jill Harris

President Obama should back up his administration's stated commitment to changing the way we deal with people convicted of drug crimes by showing mercy toward some of those prisoners.

Why Marijuana Legalization Couldn't Be Stopped

Reason | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics

Last month, 296 days after voters in Colorado and Washington decided to legalize marijuana, the U.S. Justice Department responded with a memo that lea...

Ryan J. Reilly

No 'Free Pass' For Marijuana Industry | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Justice Department officials did not believe they could successfully prevent states from legalizing marijuana in federal court and feare...

Legal Weed Regrets? Not In This State

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.22.2013 | Politics

Colorado voters are not regretting their decision last November to legalize recreational marijuana, judging from a poll released Thursday by Quinnipia...

Pot Legalization Would Generate Billions In Tax Revenue

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business

As Washington lawmakers struggle to find ways to balance the national budget, a significant source of revenue may be burning away right before their e...

Shafer Commission Report on Marijuana and Drugs, Issued 40 Years Ago Today, Was Ahead of its Time

Eric E. Sterling | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Eric E. Sterling

Given forty years of escalation of the war on drugs in the U.S. and around the world, the global consensus that the policy is a deadly and costly failure, and that policies that hurt our fragile economies must be fixed, we need a new Shafer Commission to develop and recommend a drug policy that saves lives.

Tokes and the U.N.

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

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.

Why Patrick Kennedy and Others in Recovery Should Support, Not Oppose Marijuana Legalization

Tony Newman | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics
Tony Newman

Here are some reasons why people in recovery should oppose our marijuana arrest crusade and the drug war as a whole.

First 'Cannabis-Friendly' Coffee Shop Opens In Lafayette

The Boulder Daily Camera | BRITTANY ANAS | Posted 03.05.2013 | Denver

LAFAYETTE -- By day, The Front Tea & Art Shop sells papier-mache piggy banks, handmade flutes and elaborate carvings alongside tea leaves and hemp cof...

Members-Only Marijuana Clubs Open In Colorado

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 01.01.2013 | Denver

DENVER -- With reggae music pumping in the background and flashing disco-style lights, members of the recreational pot club lit up in celebration of t...

Marijuana Legalization Campaign Looks To Expand After 2012 Victories

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES, Dec 30 (Reuters) - After a decades-long campaign to legalize marijuana hit a high mark in 2012 with ...