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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 out."

Marijuana complaint filed with Secretary of State

Marijuana legalization advocate Mason Tvert today filed a formal complaint with the Secretary of State's office alleging that people from a competing legalization group have stolen signed petitions from people circulating them on behalf of Tvert's Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol organization.

THC DUI bill moves forward, passing out of committee

Medical Marijuana patients and recreational users of the drug filled the Old Supreme Court chambers of the Capitol Thursday as they emotionally testified against a bill to make driving while high a DUI per se. The bill passed 6-3.

Video surfaces of Sonnenberg tearing up Colorado marijuana patient protection amendment

A video has been released by the 420 Coalition that captures Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, ripping up a bill amendment that would have eliminated videotaping of customer purchases of marijuana from dispensaries.

Sparks fly in the House around proposed pot patient videotape law

A tense exchange Thursday sidetracked a House amendment that would end a proposed requirement that medical marijuana patients for tax purposes hold up their ID cards to be videotaped during dispensary visits. An advocate for the amendment managed to so antagonize amendment sponsor Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, that Sonnenberg pitched the amendment in the trash.

Marijuana-movement leader Lopez to challenge Hickenlooper

DENVER-- Mile High NORML boardmember Miguel Lopez introduces pro-pot attorney Robert Corry at Thursday's medical marijuana rally across the street from the capitol's west steps. Lopez, who organized the event and delivered its opening speech in a trench coat and pot-leaf earrings, made a low-key announcement that he will be challenging Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper in the Democratic Party gubernatorial primary.
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