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Patrick Kennedy Looking to Restart Colorado Dialog on Legalizing Weed

Patrick Kennedy Looking to Restart Colorado Dialog on Legalizing Weed

You might think the issue of marijuana legalization had been settled, at least as far as Coloradans were concerned. Turns out some people aren't so sure, and one of them is former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy....

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January 14, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics
Pot advocates expect Hickenlooper, Suthers to lead on legalization implementation

Pot advocates expect Hickenlooper, Suthers to lead on legalization implementation

As Governor John Hickenlooper prepares to speak today with United States Attorney General Eric Holder about how to proceed with implementing Amendment 64, which legalizes marijuana in Colorado, the measure's supporters say they want to see the governor stand up...

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November 9, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
With pot legalized, Colorado enters drug-policy brave new world

With pot legalized, Colorado enters drug-policy brave new world

America’s war on drugs got a lot more interesting Tuesday night as Colorado and Washington each voted to legalize marijuana use and possession by adults. Marijuana advocates promptly called the two measures “the beginning of the end” of marijuana...

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November 8, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
In the weeds: Fed response to Colorado vote to legalize marijuana tough to predict

In the weeds: Fed response to Colorado vote to legalize marijuana tough to predict

Washington and Oregon both have measures similar to Colorado’s Amendment 64 on the ballot this year. It is unknown how the federal government will respond if any or all of them pass. The feds could respect the decision of...

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October 2, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Marijuana in Colorado: From the black market to the corner store

Marijuana in Colorado: From the black market to the corner store

There is no question that keeping marijuana illegal comes at a price. There are no easy answers when it comes to how high that price is, though....

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September 25, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Future shock: What happens if Colorado legalizes pot?

Future shock: What happens if Colorado legalizes pot?

If Amendment 64 passes, it will become almost immediately legal under Colorado law for adults to possess, grow, consume and give away up to an ounce of marijuana. It may take more than a year, however, before adults can...

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September 20, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
DOJ uses civil suits in attempt to shutter medical marijuana businesses in CA

DOJ uses civil suits in attempt to shutter medical marijuana businesses in CA

The federal war on state-legalized medical marijuana took another harsh turn this week when it was revealed that the U.S. Department of Justice is using civil lawsuits in an effort to seize any properties being used in medical marijuana businesses...

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June 15, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Dr. Bronner’s magic contribution to Colorado pot legalization

Dr. Bronner’s magic contribution to Colorado pot legalization

DENVER--David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, a leading voice for sustainable business and president of the Hemp Industrial Association, was in town today to give $50,000 to the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol....

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June 5, 2012 Center Well, Criminal Justice, Politics
Colorado Republicans vote to fund fed war on medical marijuana

Colorado Republicans vote to fund fed war on medical marijuana

An amendment to the U.S. House Appropriations Bill that would have required the Department of Justice to stand down in pursuing cases against the medical marijuana industry failed Wednesday night on a mostly party line vote. Colorado's seven-member delegation...

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May 11, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
Marijuana advocates protest outside Lakewood Obama office

Marijuana advocates protest outside Lakewood Obama office

A handful of marijuana reform advocates gathered on a sidewalk outside an Obama campaign office in Lakewood Thursday morning to draw attention to what they characterized as the Obama Administration's aggressive use of federal law to interfere with the rights...

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February 17, 2012 Center Well, Politics, Top Stories

ELECTIONS 2014

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Bob Beauprez headlines pro-coal rally

DENVER — Republican gubernatorial candidate and former Congressman Bob Beauprez joined a rally of more than 100 coal industry advocates and employees before the state […]

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THE BLOGS

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Excessive force in Denver: A mother’s open letter

  [Editor’s note: On Friday, The Colorado Independent posted a video and news story about the Denver Sheriff’s Department and its use of taser guns […]

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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