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Robert J. Corry, Jr. is a criminal defense lawyer specializing in marijuana.

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Denver Mayoral Race: Doug's Got the Nugs

(2) Comments | Posted February 21, 2011 | 5:00 PM

Denver's voters have favored marijuana four separate times -- every time they have been asked -- making Denver the most pro-marijuana major city on Earth. In the last decade, Denver has: joined with the rest of Colorado in enshrining a constitutional right to medical marijuana, voted to legalize under its...

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The Audacity of Dope: Obama Breaks Medical Marijuana Promise

(21) Comments | Posted October 11, 2010 | 5:50 PM

Election 2008: What a wonderful time to be a medical marijuana patient in Colorado! Voters had just elected Barack Obama as the President of the United States of America. "Hope" was in the air. Thousands of Colorado medical marijuana patients and caregivers were certain that the Federal government would cease...

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Why This Republican Marijuana Defense Lawyer Supports That Democratic Prosecutor

(17) Comments | Posted September 23, 2010 | 11:47 AM

It was August 3, 2009, Day One of the felony jury trial in People versus Jason Lauve, Boulder Colorado District Court. Since my client had rejected all offers and we were heading to battle, the ass-kissing was over, and the ass-kicking was on. I was in full-blown scorched-earth warrior mode.

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Republican State Senator: Use Military Against Medical Marijuana Patients

(0) Comments | Posted May 7, 2010 | 6:02 PM

During Colorado's legislative debates on medical marijuana, opponents have leveled some extreme "Reefer Madness"-type arguments against the rights of suffering and dying patients to use marijuana to alleviate their medical conditions. One of the arguments advanced by the prime sponsor of HB 1284, Senator Chris Romer, was that marijuana causes...

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Lawmakers to Voters: Ballot Access For Me, But Not For Thee

(7) Comments | Posted April 29, 2010 | 11:21 AM

Bored to tears by any mention of petition rights? If you've ever supported a grassroots issue campaign, you may want to take a second look--and do so quickly--after a pair of little watched Colorado Senate votes that took place on Wednesday.

Shortly after the lunch break and without a TV...

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"Rocky Mountain High" Medical Marijuana in Danger

(17) Comments | Posted April 26, 2010 | 11:47 AM

Over the past year, medical marijuana has consumed Colorado's news headlines and political debates. But with an estimated 100,000 patients now legally authorized to use marijuana to treat debilitating medical conditions, a handful of lawmakers threaten to dismantle a transparent dispensary system in favor of constitutionally-suspect regulations that could embolden...

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

(17) Comments | Posted January 28, 2010 | 11:45 AM

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. The admissions were not without irony. It was, after all, a federally prohibited drug, according to the patients who spoke, that freed them from their...

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

(5) Comments | Posted January 14, 2010 | 2:39 PM

For years, Denver voters have been told to envision a green city. They've responded with overwhelming support. Just perhaps not the type of green some politicians may have hoped for. Now, as one state senator is said to be vying for the city's top post, the big question remains: has...

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Death of Romer's Medical Marijuana Bill Presents Meaningful Opportunity for Quality Reform

(5) Comments | Posted January 11, 2010 | 12:34 AM

The legislation would have required Coloradans to inform on each other Soviet-style. It sought to forfeit power to the federal government at the expense of rights afforded under the Colorado Constitution. And it advocated for industry rules that would have turned law-abiding entrepreneurs into marked targets for unrepentant thieves.

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Romer's Medical Marijuana Bill Raises Important Questions

(7) Comments | Posted January 8, 2010 | 11:02 AM

As Colorado's medical marijuana community, which includes nearly 30,000 registered patients, prepares for next week's legislative session to kick off, the focus will be squarely on a proposal by Sen. Chris Romer, a Denver Democrat. While Romer should be applauded for his willingness to consider and implement changes to the...

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Denver Banks More Dangerous Than Medical Marijuana Dispensaries?

(2) Comments | Posted December 21, 2009 | 2:37 PM

After a week of sensationalist headlines wrongly insinuating a non-existent link between medical marijuana dispensaries and increased violence, we were compelled to provide a voice of reason on the issue.

Our response was carried by yesterday's Denver Post. In the column, titled "Setting the Facts Straight on Medical...

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Colorado Can Lead Nation In Marijuana Policy

(10) Comments | Posted November 2, 2009 | 6:35 PM

By Jessica Peck Corry and Robert J. Corry, Jr.

With the national debate over how--or even whether--to legalize marijuana now hitting a fevered pitch, many eyes are focused squarely on Colorado, where lawmakers are now considering proposals to increase regulation of the state's vibrant medical marijuana industry.

Unfortunately, emotion is...

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Pot Wars: A Bipartisan Failure

(8) Comments | Posted September 25, 2009 | 1:36 PM

As marijuana legalization activists gather this weekend in San Francisco, we will be speaking together as Republican parents sounding our support for ending federal marijuana prohibition. Inevitably, we'll be asked the following: "If you feel so passionately about legalization, why don't you switch parties?" Based solely on American drug...

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Introducing Your Token Republicans

(32) Comments | Posted September 15, 2009 | 10:26 AM

When Denver Huffington Post editor Ethan Axelrod approached us about writing for this site, we were confused. "You know we're conservative, right?" we asked. Yes, he responded, that's why he wanted us. How refreshing.

The Huffington Post, despised by many Republicans with a passion usually reserved for the leftist media...

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