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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
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

ELECTIONS 2014

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Gardner and Udall have raised and spent millions, but the real money is independent

In what’s shaping up to be one of the most influential congressional races in the nation, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall raised $1.74 million during April and May and spent just over $2 million. His Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, raised just over $1.5 million and spent roughly $600,000.

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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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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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