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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
Pot legalization campaign taps parents for support

Pot legalization campaign taps parents for support

DENVER--The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol this week is pitching its ballot initiative as a way to make it more difficult for kids to get the drug....

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June 29, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Colorado anti-pot legalization group asks AG Holder for support

Colorado anti-pot legalization group asks AG Holder for support

When campaigning for the U.S. Senate two years ago, Republican candidate Ken Buck said medical marijuana was a states' rights issue. Today he is the public face of Smart Colorado, a group campaigning in opposition to Amendment 64, which would...

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June 13, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Ken Buck to lead campaign against marijuana legalization

Ken Buck to lead campaign against marijuana legalization

Ken Buck is back, and he has his work cut out for him. Larimer County District Attorney Ken Buck will spearhead the campaign against legalization of marijuana. Buck, a Republican, ran for the U.S. Senate in 2010, losing to...

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June 11, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, LGBTQ, Politics, Top Stories
Poll: Wide majority of Americans now favor legalizing pot

Poll: Wide majority of Americans now favor legalizing pot

According to a Rasmussen poll of 1000 adults conducted May 12 and released last week, American voters favor legalizing marijuana by a margin of 56 percent to 36 percent....

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May 22, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Colorado marijuana initiative gets huge cash infusion

Colorado marijuana initiative gets huge cash infusion

The national Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) announced today that it is contributing at least $694,000 to the Initiative to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, also known as Amendment 64....

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April 27, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Second Colorado marijuana legalization initiative moving forward

Second Colorado marijuana legalization initiative moving forward

When it comes to marijuana, Colorado has been at the forefront for years and that will only intensify in the 10 months between now and election day....

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January 12, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Marijuana legalization effort launched in Colorado today

In a little more than a year, Colorado may become the first state to legalize marijuana. Between now and then, prepare to meet petition waving enthusiasts. In fact, prepare to meet competing petition wavers as it is quite likely that...

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July 7, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

ELECTIONS 2014

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Chris Christie in Colorado to campaign for Bob Beauprez

  DENVER — New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a tour of downtown Denver today with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez.  The pair stopped off at […]

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Belongings’

A two-year-old child survived by clinging to a ladder.

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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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