• About Steve Davenport

    Steve maintains Marijuana Monitor from Oakland, California. Having grown up in the East Bay and studied at UCLA, he's had ample exposure to contemporary marijuana culture and the policy debate surrounding the issue. He believes that now, more than ever, is the time for clear-headed discussion about pragmatics.

    A-64 Implementation Task Force considers limiting sales to CO residents

    by  • January 9, 2013 • Official Reports • 0 Comments

    ”Once retail shops for recreational marijuana can open their doors in Colorado, who will actually be allowed to use them? This was one of the questions raised at a meeting yesterday of the Amendment 64 task force charged with making recommendations on implementing the new law. We’ll likely see more debate over the next month...

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    Gov. Hickenlooper orders task force to write A-64 rules

    by  • January 1, 2013 • Official Reports • 0 Comments

    ”They have two months to create the rules to regulate a new industry of legalized, regulated marijuana sales in Colorado. They are members of a task force created by an executive order on December 10, when Gov. John Hickenlooper officially declared Amendment 64 law.  Their mission: establishing a regulatory framework for a new statewide marijuana industry… There are five...

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    Universities, Employers speak their opposition to state legalization (Dec. 10)

    by  • December 10, 2012 • Daily Digests, News Stories • 0 Comments

    Today’s round-up of stories demonstrates that although I-502 and A-64 won at the ballot box over a year ago, the laws still face an uncertain and contested status. The most recent round of resistance comes from a group of Colorado businesses and the president of University of Colorado.    Resistance from businesses Colorado businesses...

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    U.S. Attorney Durkan on WA I-502

    by  • December 5, 2012 • Official Reports • 0 Comments

    United States Attorney Jenny A. Durkan Western District Of Washington Statement From U.S. Attorney’s Office On Initiative 502 The Department of Justice is reviewing the legalization initiatives recently passed in Colorado and Washington State.   The Department’s responsibility to enforce the Controlled Substances Act remains unchanged.  Neither States nor the Executive branch can nullify a...

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    Ron Paul signs on to DeGette’s amendment against federal pre-emption

    by  • November 22, 2012 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    Ron Paul signs on to Rep. DeGette’s anti-Federal pre-emption amendment. “The list of legislators co-sponsoring the measure has grown, and among those signing on is Representative Ron Paul, arguably Congress’ best-known opponent of the War on Drugs. The co-sponsors of the so-called Respect States’ and Citizens’ Rights Act were originally listed as representatives Earl Blumenauer (Oregon),...

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    Assoc. Washington Cities (AWC): I-502 Overview

    by  • November 21, 2012 • Official Reports • 0 Comments

    An excerpt: What does the initiative do? The initiative legalizes marijuana use for persons over 21. Private stores, producers and processors are allowed to be licensed to sell marijuana and marijuana infused products. The Washington State Liquor Control Board (LCB) is tasked with regulating and taxing marijuana. Portions decriminalizing the possession of marijuana take effect...

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    DEA: Schedule of Controlled Substances

    by  • November 21, 2012 • Official Reports • 0 Comments

    Schedule I Controlled Substances Substances in this schedule have no currently accepted medical use in the United States, a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of substances listed in Schedule I are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), peyote, methaqualone, and 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine...

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    Colorado Senators push for marijuana DUI law (Nov. 20)

    by  • November 20, 2012 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    In a slow news day for marijuana legalization issues, the headliner is that Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette’s proposal continue to gather co-sponsor. Meanwhile, CO state Sen. King goes in what some may consider the opposite direction, pushing for a law restricting driving under the influence of marijuana. Colorado Representatives push for a DUID law....

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