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Tag Archives: drug enforcement administration

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
VIDEO: Polis mixes it up with the DEA over marijuana

VIDEO: Polis mixes it up with the DEA over marijuana

When Colorado U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, quizzed Drug Enforcement Administration head Michele Leonhart last week, it seems like he may have been trying to make a simple point--that marijuana is not as bad for a person as heroin or...

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June 25, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics, Top Stories
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

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
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, Marijuana, Politics, Top Stories

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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THE BLOGS

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On politics, personhood and late-terms

Why does Mark Udall’s position on late-term abortions draw so much less attention than Cory Gardner’s waffling support on Personhood?

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EVENTS

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Democracy Now! Denver Double Whammy

On Democracy Now! tomorrow, The Independent’s Susan Greene on the historic $4.65 million jury verdict against the city of Denver for the 2010 city-jail excessive force killing of Marvin Booker, and columnist Mike Littwin on Colorado’s dead-heat races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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