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Tag Archives: NORML

Colorado coalition working to update workplace pot policies

Your best employees are pot smokers, and it's legal, so don't fire them. ...

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February 5, 2014 Civil Rights, Marijuana, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Love it or hate it, consensus is Colorado Prop AA pot tax will pass

It's not just about forcing marijuana customers to pay more, it's also about setting precedent for legalization around the country, say advocates opposed to a proposed consumption tax here....

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October 7, 2013 Marijuana, The Mix

Anti-tax pot activists host spliff-giveaway for flood victims

BOULDER, Colo. -- Activists opposed to a state initiative aimed at taxing recreational marijuana, has organized a flood-damage relief event Monday on the Pearl Street Mall at which they'll hand out free joints, from 11 a.m. "until they run...

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September 23, 2013 The Mix
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

It’s true, medical marijuana users tend to be young males

A study of medical marijuana users in California, conducted by The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, has found that medical marijuana users are in some ways just as stereotype would suggest: young men using marijuana for pain relief. In other ways,...

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July 29, 2011 Center Well, Health, Marijuana, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Govt. entity that controls access to research-grade marijuana in U.S. not open to possible medical benefits, critics allege

The American Independent has long reported on inconsistencies in federal acknowledgment of marijuana’s medical benefits. These came to a head in March, when an update to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) treatment database went into detail about the treatment potential...

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July 2, 2011 Center Well, Health

Medical marijuana and workplace safety–a non-issue indicates new report

Do states with legalized medical marijuana see an increase in employment related injuries or illnesses? You could probably argue the point either way, but what do the statistics show? ...

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June 9, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics, State Budget

Things don’t look good for medical marijuana dispensaries fighting IRS, says NORML director

Criminal justice journalist Clarence Walker reports that the DEA and FBI are together putting pressure on banks in northern California to report any suspicious activity pertaining to the sale of marijuana. Rather than get involved in messy federal investigations, many...

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March 23, 2011 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics, Top Stories
NORML expert says Colorado taking right approach to pot-impairment laws

NORML expert says Colorado taking right approach to pot-impairment laws

Paul Armentano, deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, told The Colorado Independent this morning that Colorado seems to be […]...

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December 8, 2010 Blog, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics
Colorado nabbed $7 million in medical marijuana fees this weekend

Colorado nabbed $7 million in medical marijuana fees this weekend

This past weekend, more than 2000 businesses in Colorado's medical marijuana industry submitted applications for licenses to operate. The applications were due Sunday and they required applicants to include payments for state fees. Those payments amounted to more than $7...

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August 5, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

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Climate paradox: More snow, less water?

Juggling Colorado’s already stretched water resources is going to get even tougher in the decades ahead.

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Mike Keefe’s animal magnetism

The Colorado Independent and Beacon Reader have joined forces to help bring Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Keefe’s work back to Colorado readers on a weekly basis.

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Watch: Pulitzer-winning Mike Keefe talks cartooning, independent media

ike Keefe has been a Colorado editorial cartoonist for three decades. He left the downsizing Denver Post in 2012, the year after he won a Pulitzer prize, and now he’s working with the Colorado Independent. Join our virtual event.

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