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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
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
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
Obama drug policy: same as it ever was

Obama drug policy: same as it ever was

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy issued its 2012 strategy Tuesday; opponents insist it maintains the same failed policies of prior administrations....

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April 19, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics
Majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal

Majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal

A Gallup poll released Monday shows that for the first time since Gallup began asking the question more than 40 years ago, a majority of Americans favor legalizing marijuana....

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October 18, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

VIDEO: Colorado police, judges champion drug legalization

Hundreds of law enforcement professionals including Denver's U.S. District Judge John Kane have come together on a curious quest: Saying the drug war has failed, they want to legalize drugs....

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September 26, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, 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: ‘Birds of the Flood’

In the morning, the dog puked after lapping from a puddle. / He refused a bowl from the tap as if he knew better.

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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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