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Colorado coalition working to update workplace pot policies

Your best employees are pot smokers, and it's legal, so don't fire them.

Love it or hate it, consensus is Colorado Prop AA pot...

It's not just about forcing marijuana customers to pay more, it's also about setting precedent for legalization around the country, say advocates opposed to a proposed consumption tax here.

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."

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.

It’s true, medical marijuana users tend to be young males

A study of medical marijuana users in California, conducted by The Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, has found that medical marijuana users are in some ways just as stereotype would suggest: young men using marijuana for pain relief. In other ways, however, the study reached some startling conclusions, namely that medical marijuana users are less likely to use alcohol, cocaine or prescription drugs than the population as a whole.

Govt. entity that controls access to research-grade marijuana in U.S. not...

The American Independent has long reported on inconsistencies in federal acknowledgment of marijuana’s medical benefits. These came to a head in March, when an update to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) treatment database went into detail about the treatment potential of marijuana as prescribed for cancer patients.

Medical marijuana and workplace safety–a non-issue indicates new report

Do states with legalized medical marijuana see an increase in employment related injuries or illnesses? You could probably argue the point either way, but what do the statistics show?

Things don’t look good for medical marijuana dispensaries fighting IRS, says...

Criminal justice journalist Clarence Walker reports that the DEA and FBI are together putting pressure on banks in northern California to report any suspicious activity pertaining to the sale of marijuana. Rather than get involved in messy federal investigations, many banks have opted to simply close the accounts of medical marijuana dispensaries.

NORML expert says Colorado taking right approach to pot-impairment laws

Paul Armentano, deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, told The Colorado Independent this morning that Colorado seems to...

Colorado nabbed $7 million in medical marijuana fees this weekend

This past weekend, more than 2000 businesses in Colorado's medical marijuana industry submitted applications for licenses to operate. The applications were due Sunday and they required applicants to include payments for state fees. Those payments amounted to more than $7 million.