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Tag Archives: War on Drugs

Littwin: Gardner gets high on his brief foray into dissent

Cory Gardner was steamed. He was miffed. He was, as the twitterverse had it, lit. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had just declared a new front […]...

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January 5, 2018 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Hancock bans travel to Indiana; red flag fire warnings; goodbye Yellow Pages

Travel Ban Roiled by Indiana’s discriminatory religious freedom bill, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has banned all “non-essential, city-funded travel” to the state. “Hancock announced the […]...

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April 1, 2015 Just In, Wiretap

Pot-tax vote, another step on Colorado’s legalization rollout

Colorado continues to plow into the future of recreational marijuana use as residents begin to vote on Proposition AA, a tax measure that would fund pot-industry regulation enforcement here....

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October 29, 2013 The Mix
VIDEO: Colombia President Santos calls for new look at War on Drugs

VIDEO: Colombia President Santos calls for new look at War on Drugs

Another Latin American president has called for a conversation about the U.S.-sponsored war on drugs during the sixth Summit of the Americas, which takes place next week in Cartagena, Colombia....

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April 10, 2012 Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

VIDEO: Colorado police, judges champion drug legalization

Hundreds of law enforcement professionals including Denver's U.S. District Judge John Kane have come together on a curious quest: Saying the drug war has failed, they want to legalize drugs....

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September 26, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics, Top Stories

ACLU endorses marijuana legalization in Colorado

The ACLU of Colorado Thursday announced it has endorsed the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol....

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September 16, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Politics

Polis, Suthers spar on impacts of marijuana legalization in Colorado, Mexico

Congressman Jared Polis and drug-policy reform advocate Ethan Nadelmann argued Wednesday night in Vail that one of the most compelling reasons to legalize marijuana in the United States is to eliminate a major funding source for deadly Mexican drug cartels....

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August 18, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics

This just in: War on drugs has failed

Breaking news: The war on drugs has failed. The Global Commission on Drug Policy released its report a few days ago, and it isn't pretty. Drug use of all kinds is up sharply over the last decade, even as governments...

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June 16, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics
White House moving away from ‘war on drugs’

White House moving away from ‘war on drugs’

Quietly, free of headlines and fanfare, the Obama White House is toning down the bellicose “war-on-drugs” position that has defined U.S. narcotics policy for the last 25 years. In Vienna last week for the 53rd annual United Nations...

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March 18, 2010 Center Well, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Western Slope GOP caucus declares war on tweakers

Western Slope GOP caucus declares war on tweakers

Three Grand Junction Republican state lawmakers are standing their ground with a vow to fight to the end against meth, except Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry may want to reconsider the Alamo-inspired drug war battle cry. The 33-year-old politician...

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March 10, 2009 Blog, Criminal Justice, Politics

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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