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The debate between supporters and opponents of Colorado pot tax Proposition AA is an ideological debate on how taxes will affect pot as a product in an emerging market. Voters will decide where they stand tomorrow.
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.
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."
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.
As Governor John Hickenlooper prepares to speak today with United States Attorney General Eric Holder about how to proceed with implementing Amendment 64, which legalizes marijuana in Colorado, the measure's supporters say they want to see the governor stand up for the measure that passed by a 10-point margin.
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.
Josh Jones was acquitted last week of felony charges stemming from his role as a medical marijuana caregiver. As a result, the Jefferson County sheriff's office returned marijuana confiscated from Jones during the raid at his house that took place more than a year ago.
A Boulder District Court judge last night rejected attorney Rob Corry's bid to prevent the University of Colorado Boulder from shutting down campus today. The judge ruled the university administration is free to bar non-students from entering the grounds as part of an effort to force annual April 20 anti-drug war and pro-legalization marijuana advocates to assemble elsewhere.
BOULDER-- As Colorado University authorities prepare in earnest for the first time in twenty years to ward off the crowds due to gather here on campus tomorrow for the annual "4/20" marijuana rally, attorney Rob Corry has filed suit to stop those preparations, calling them unprecedented in the history of U.S. campus protest, dangerous and an embarrassment to the critical thinking and free-exchange of ideas the university is supposed to cultivate.
A coalition of 11 medical marijuana patient and business advocacy organizations - including the United Food and Commercial Workers Union - today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney John Walsh in response to Walsh's call for the closure of 25 state-licensed medical marijuana businesses.
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