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Tag Archives: weed

Marijuana may be legal in Colorado, but for immigrants it’s still risky

Immigrants in Colorado face their own version of reefer madness as they deal with a dichotomy in state and federal drug laws that is especially […]...

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October 28, 2015 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, The Mix

Colorado senators want cannabis cash in the banks

Colorado’s weed business resembles a mobster scene from another era. Large sums of cash circulate through dispensaries daily. Deposits get carried out by armed guards […]...

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July 13, 2015 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Homebrew: Rand Paul fundraises with marijuana magnates

Smoke this Libertarians, light up. Sen. Rand Paul will be fundraising with marijuana tycoons today at the Cannabis Business Summit in Denver. This is the first […]...

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June 30, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Wiretap

No shocker for Colorado’s chief doc: Legalizing medical pot doesn’t up teen use

The New York Times yesterday reported about the most in-depth study of teen marijuana use to-date, which found that legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t lead to more teens […]...

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June 16, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

Guess how many Coloradans use marijuana; the number will surprise you

What percentage of adults in Colorado would you guess use marijuana? More than 80% 60-80% 40-60% 20-40% Less than 20% Poll Maker Scroll for answer […]...

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June 15, 2015 Health, Just In, Politics, The Mix, Uncategorized

House passes historic marijuana legislation

This week, the House of Representatives approved a slate of historically weed-friendly amendments to the annual bill funding the Department of Justice. “We’re really, really close […]...

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June 4, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix

Homebrew: Colorado climbers trapped on Everest; filmmaker Tom Taplin among dead

Lost above Eight Colorado climbers remain on Mount Everest after the devastating earthquake hit Nepal this weekend. Denver-born filmmaker Tom Taplin, however, is reportedly among […]...

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April 27, 2015 Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized, Wiretap

The unusual candidacy of Kayvan Khalatbari

It’s a typical setup for a city council forum – the plastic card tables, stackable chairs, lukewarm coffee and trays of supermarket cookies and fruit […]...

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April 24, 2015 In-Depth, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Statetap: Weed-crazed Colorado celebrates 420

Counting highs Happy 420. A dank cloud is wafting across the state in honor of marijuana legalization. Rocky Mountain PBS I-News has compiled a look […]...

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April 20, 2015 Just In, The Mix

Racial disparity in marijuana arrests; overall charges down

Criminal justice reform, particularly for communities of color, was one of the principal reasons Coloradans voted two-to-one to legalize marijuana. Now, just over a year […]...

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March 30, 2015 Criminal Justice, Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

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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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The Home Front: ‘Major victory’ for grass-roots effort ‘to see Colorado schools funded more equitably’

“For those behind the statewide, grass-roots effort to see Colorado schools funded more equitably and at a higher level, Wednesday marked a major victory,” reports […]

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