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Taking Marijuana Reform Seriously

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.14.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The concept that the federal "War On Weed" needs to end is now about as mainstream as it gets, and after the people have led so admirably on the issue in the past decade, the politicians are finally deciding it is safe to follow this trend.

Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The obvious choice for this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week is none other than America's new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.

Matt Ferner

Survey Finds Strong Majority In Support Of Marijuana Legalization And Decriminalization | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.18.2015 | Politics

A new national survey of American voters has found a strong majority in support of marijuana legalization and an even larger majority in support of de...

Friday Talking Points -- D.C. Smoke-In History

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington D.C., deserves at least an honorable mention, for standing strong in the face of threats of jail time from House Republicans, for allowing the will of the voters (70 percent of them) to become law this week.

Matt Ferner

Oklahoma Republicans Don't Want To Sue Colorado Over Marijuana | Matt Ferner | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

Several Oklahoma lawmakers are calling for state Attorney General Scott Pruitt to drop his lawsuit against Colorado over its legalization of recreatio...

Nebraska, Oklahoma File Suit Against Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

The states of Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a federal lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday, claiming that Colorado's legalization of recreational ...

Friday Talking Points -- Eric Holder's Record

Chris Weigant | Posted 11.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news that Attorney General Eric Holder would be stepping down sent a shockwave through Washington. On the whole, was his term worth praising or condemning? We have to say that "both" is the only real answer to that question.

Matt Ferner

Medical Marijuana Patients Can't Bring Up Drug's Medical Use In Federal Trial | Matt Ferner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

A family of medical marijuana patients in Washington state will not be able to defend themselves against drug trafficking charges by presenting eviden...

Appeals Court: Some Marijuana Convictions Can Be Overturned Under New Law

AP | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

BY STEVEN K. PAULSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER (AP) — Colorado's second-highest court ruled Thursday that some people convicted of possessing ...

Matt Ferner

'I'm Going To Prison For Working At A Pot Shop That Was Legal In My State' | Matt Ferner | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Robert Duncan moved from Los Angeles to Northern California in 2010 to manage marijuana growing operations for a collective of medical marijuana dispe...

Maryland May Decriminalize Small Amounts Of Weed

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

In addition to a proposed law to fully legalize marijuana, Maryland is contemplating a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts the d...

Another State Makes Big Strides Toward Marijuana Reform

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Voters in three Michigan cities approved ordinances to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use Tuesday, adding to the growing patchwork o...

Marijuana Reformer Makes Bold Predictions For Legal Weed

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

As support for marijuana legalization continues to grow, Rob Kampia, the executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, believes that momentum wi...

More Than 100 Profs Back Colorado's Pot Legalization Measure

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.28.2012 | Denver

Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has released a letter today signed by more than 100 college professors -- from Colorado and around the nation -- that ...

87-Year-Old Man Accused Of Growing 400 Pot Plants

Posted 08.03.2012 | Denver

An 87-year-old Denver man was formally charged with multiple marijuana-related felonies on Friday: possession with intent to distribute-more than 100 ...

The World's First Nation To Sell Marijuana Directly?

AP | Posted 07.05.2012 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Uruguay's president has made it clear that his plan for legalizing marijuana in the South American nation does not mean he favors ...

Familiar Face Reappears To Oppose Marijuana Measure

Posted 06.12.2012 | Denver

Opposition to Colorado's Amendment 64, an initiative on the November ballot that seeks to legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol, has begun. And...

Historic 4/20 in Colorado: Voters Have a Chance to End Marijuana Prohibition!

Art Way | Posted 06.17.2012 | Denver
Art Way

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.

Colo. Dems Endorse Marijuana Legalization Amendment

The Huffington Post | Matt Ferner | Posted 08.16.2012 | Denver

On Monday, the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced that the Colorado Democratic Party announced that it officially supports Amendmen...

25 More Dispensaries Threatened By Feds: Move Or Shut Down

Posted 03.24.2012 | Denver

On Friday, the U.S. Attorney's office issued letters to the owners of 25 medical marijuana dispensaries located within 1,000 feet of a school notifyin...

After Deadline, One Dispensary Lives On

Posted 04.28.2012 | Denver

Colorado's medical marijuana dispensaries located within 1000 feet of a school faced a deadline Monday -- the pot shops had to comply with a federal o...

Dispensaries Near Schools Must Move Or Shut Down Today

Posted 02.27.2012 | Denver

The deadline for Colorado's medical marijuana dispensaries that are located within 1000 feet of a school has arrived -- the pot shops must comply with...

Banking Bill For Colo. Pot Shops Rejected

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 04.15.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Medical marijuana is legal in 17 states, but the industry has a decidedly black-market aspect – it's mostly cash-only. Colorado lawma...

DOJ Pot Crackdown: Could Colo. Be Next?

AP | By P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 12.26.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- A high-ranking U.S. Justice Department official who wrote a memo saying state medical marijuana laws do not provide immunity from federal pr...

12,000 Pounds Of Pot: Police Score Huge West Side Bust

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police arrested seven men and found an estimated $33 million in cannabis, weighing more than 12,000 pounds, from a West Side warehouse during ...