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ICYMI: MoDo’s bad trip, the billboard version

The ad refers to a column Dowd wrote about buying a pot-laced candy bar in Denver, taking a few large bites and descending into full Willy-Wonka freak out, lying in her hotel and turning extra-conscious mental pirouettes for hours.

Pot industry looking forward to getting cash out of shops and...

  Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday said the Obama administration will soon announce rules that would make banking services available to legal marijuana businesses....

Patrick Kennedy Looking to Restart Colorado Dialog on Legalizing Weed

You might think the issue of marijuana legalization had been settled, at least as far as Coloradans were concerned. Turns out some people aren't so sure, and one of them is former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy.

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.

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.

Colorado marijuana initiative gets huge cash infusion

The national Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) announced today that it is contributing at least $694,000 to the Initiative to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, also known as Amendment 64.

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 advocacy of liberalized marijuana laws.

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.

Majority of states could soon have medical marijuana

A few months ago, Congressman Jared Polis told the Colorado Independent that he thought it would take a majority of states legalizing medical marijuana or otherwise liberalizing their laws before Congress would be likely to do anything at the federal level.