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The DEA’s decision on marijuana doesn’t mean what you think it does

The DEA’s announcement last Thursday that it doesn’t plan to change marijuana’s status as a Schedule I drug left plenty of Coloradans surprised and disappointed. […]...

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August 15, 2016 Health, Just In, The Beats, The Mix
Medical marijuana community up in arms over Roach comments

Medical marijuana community up in arms over Roach comments

Declaring that marijuana has no known medical value, The DEA's new regional chief Barbra Roach has also let it be known that she would find a place to live that does not allow medical marijuana businesses. It is not surprising...

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March 9, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Pro-marijuana Montana legislator investigated by DEA

Pro-marijuana Montana legislator investigated by DEA

In a case that has implications for Colorado and other medical marijuana states, Montana legislator Diane Sands has come under investigation by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, but she doesn't know why. She suspects the investigation is related to her...

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February 6, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories

Polis, Suthers spar on impacts of marijuana legalization in Colorado, Mexico

Congressman Jared Polis and drug-policy reform advocate Ethan Nadelmann argued Wednesday night in Vail that one of the most compelling reasons to legalize marijuana in the United States is to eliminate a major funding source for deadly Mexican drug cartels....

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August 18, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

Obama medical marijuana policy moves from benign tolerance to vague menace

Would you like some irony with that baggie of medical marijuana? Well, like it or not, you're getting some. Medical marijuana has been legal for a decade or so in various U.S. states but it wasn't until the Ogden memo...

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July 28, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

U.S. rules marijuana has no medical use

A few days after the Drug Enforcement Administration ruled that marijuana has no medicinal use, and a month or so after a prestigious international commission concluded the drug war was a colossal failure, The Denver Post documented the ongoing drug...

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July 13, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

Montana medical marijuana raid raises huge questions with national implications

When federal agents led a raid on medical marijuana businesses in Montana last week, questions were raised as to whether these businesses were raided because they were suspected of selling out of the proverbial back door to people without medical...

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March 22, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

New Mexico border town mayor, police chief arrested on drug and weapons charges

The mayor, the police chief and a city councilman in the small New Mexico border town of Columbus were arrested on drug trafficking and firearm charges Thursday. ...

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March 11, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice
DEA to burn Bartko’s bud

DEA to burn Bartko’s bud

What happened to the 224 luscious weed plants that Highlands Ranch pot farmer Chris Bartkowicz lavished money and attention on and that landed him in […]...

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February 25, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Validity of Bartkowicz pot bust to undergo first review

Validity of Bartkowicz pot bust to undergo first review

Colorado's medical marijuana chronicles went federal this weekend when the state's top drug cop, DEA special agent Jeff Sweetin, seemed to directly defy the Attorney General and the Obama administration by raiding a Highlands Ranch home a day after owner...

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February 15, 2010 Center Well, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics, Top Stories

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The Home Front: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says ‘I’m not a very seasoned politician’

“After eight years as Denver’s mayor and seven as governor, John Hickenlooper still fumbles with the finer points of politics. The governor’s energetic warmth, which […]

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