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Pot-tax vote, another step on Colorado’s legalization rollout

Colorado continues to plow into the future of recreational marijuana use as residents begin to vote on Proposition AA, a tax measure that would fund pot-industry regulation enforcement here.

Coffman backs move to force feds to respect states’ rights on...

Colorado U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette introduced legislation today that would exempt states from federal laws banning the sale, possession and use of small amounts of marijuana by adults. The bill so far is being co-sponsored by Colorado Democrat Jared Polis and Republican Mike Coffman.

Colorado reps seek state exemption from federal pot prohibition laws

In the wake of this week's historic vote to legalize marijuana in Colorado, the state's three Democratic U.S. House members are drafting legislation aimed at easing the tension between the new state law and longstanding federal prohibition of the drug.

Pot advocates expect Hickenlooper, Suthers to lead on legalization implementation

As Governor John Hickenlooper prepares to speak today with United States Attorney General Eric Holder about how to proceed with implementing Amendment 64, which legalizes marijuana in Colorado, the measure's supporters say they want to see the governor stand up for the measure that passed by a 10-point margin.

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 prohibition in the United States.

Szabo draws spirited challenge from Tim Allport in HD 27

With Colorado Republicans enjoying a one-seat advantage in the State House, Democrats are eying a dozen or more districts as winnable this year. One of those is HD 27 in northwest suburban Jefferson County, where hard-right first-term incumbent Libby Szabo is fighting off Democratic insider Tim Allport. Voter registration numbers slightly favor Szabo but Allport is confident heading into the last weeks of the campaign.

Coloradans like civil unions, legal pot, Udall

Results of a recent survey (pdf) bolster evidence that Coloradans by a wide majority support same-sex civil unions. The news comes in the wake of a standoff at the statehouse last month in which House Republicans killed a bill that would have established civil unions here. The pollster, Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling, tied the data on civil unions to the fact that the Republican Party in Colorado seems to be steadily losing support.

Prez candidate Johnson campaigns in Colorado for pot legalization

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson was in Denver Monday to campaign for Colorado's Amendment 64, which would legalize adult possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Dr. Bronner’s magic contribution to Colorado pot legalization

DENVER--David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, a leading voice for sustainable business and president of the Hemp Industrial Association, was in town today to give $50,000 to the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol.

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.