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Scientists testify Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge remains contaminated

Three scientists testifying in federal court Tuesday cited research they say debunks assertions by the federal government that public health dangers at the the...

Wiretap: AG Sessions is onto something new, targeting agreements on police...

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has moved from illegal immigration to another contentious topic — police violence.  And the outcry may be nearly as loud....

House passes historic marijuana legislation

This week, the House of Representatives approved a slate of historically weed-friendly amendments to the annual bill funding the Department of Justice. "We’re really, really close...

In the weeds: Fed response to Colorado vote to legalize marijuana...

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 voters, they could try to block implementation of some parts of the law, or they could shut down dispensaries and arrest people involved in the wholesale and retail ends of the business.

Colorado Republicans vote to fund fed war on medical marijuana

An amendment to the U.S. House Appropriations Bill that would have required the Department of Justice to stand down in pursuing cases against the medical marijuana industry failed Wednesday night on a mostly party line vote. Colorado's seven-member delegation split on the amendment, with Democrats voting in favor and Republicans voting against.

Denver coalition looks to feds to crack city’s alleged coddling of...

Citing institutional weakness and failure, a Denver activist coalition is demanding federal authorities intervene to address police brutality in the city.

Obama medical marijuana policy moves from benign tolerance to vague menace

Would you like some irony with that baggie of medical marijuana? Well, like it or not, you're getting some. Medical marijuana has been legal for a decade or so in various U.S. states but it wasn't until the Ogden memo of 2009 that it really took off. Today, another memo from the same agency has marijuana providers and regulators looking over their shoulders.

U.S. Attorney General Holder promises to clarify position on medical marijuana

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that he will soon "clarify" his agency's position on medical marijuana. He didn't say when such clarification would come.

Arizona sues DOJ over medical marijuana

As every state with legal medical marijuana on the books now seems to have a letter from a U.S. Attorney saying, 'not so fast', Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has taken the whole thing one step beyond by filing suit against the United States Department of Justice in the hope of getting a judicial ruling that clarifies whether Arizona has the right to implement its medical marijuana law.