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Denver official slams public pot as activists take issue off November...

Save that fat blunt for a little while longer. Restaurants and bars that would allow patrons to smoke marijuana on their premises won’t be doing...

Homebrew: Pot activists plot next move

Public consumption The same forces behind marijuana legalization in 2012 have their sights set on a new goal: public pot consumption. Wednesday, Mason Tvert and Brian Vicente proposed...

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.

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.

Boulder County prosecutor dropping marijuana cases

Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett announced today via Twitter that his office would drop all pending prosecutions of adults for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and/or possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

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.

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.

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.

Suicide rates fall when states legalize medical marijuana, says new study

A University of Colorado economics professor has co-authored a study, just released by the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany that concludes that suicide rates among young males declines markedly after states legalize medical marijuana. Professors at Montana State University and San Diego State University were also involved in the study.

Marijuana signatures come up short, supporters have 15 days to get...

Today, the Colorado Secretary of State's office announced that the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol did not collect enough valid signatures to be placed on the ballot in November. Only about another 2500 signatures are needed, however, and organizers have 15 days in which to collect the remaining signatures.