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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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    Pro-marijuana campaigns widely out-raised the anti-campaigns everywhere

    by  • November 19, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “Thanks, in part, to George Soros and Progressive Insurance Chairman Peter Lewis (who fund the Drug Policy Alliance and Marijuana Policy Project, respectively) proponents of Washington State’s Initiative 502 raised $6.2 million; their opponents raised only $15,995. In Colorado, backers of Amendment 64 raised $2.39 million, to their opponents’ $577,410. In Massachusetts, $1.07 million for a...

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    This opens an opportunity for online classes to grow marijuana

    by  • November 19, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “The online college is designed for students to learn everything about growing marijuana, from different kinds of strains and how to grow them, to the potential legal pitfalls of selling cannabis… The curriculum is broken up into six classes, held twice a week for three months. The courses include reading assignments, live lectures, and an...

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    Republican Mike Coffman supports DeGette’s bill

    by  • November 19, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “Representative Mike Coffman, a Republican, is announcing today his support of legislation that would exempt Colorado from federal marijuana policy. It’s a noteworthy move from Coffman, who is against the legalization of marijuana but respects Colorado’s ballot process and the support Amendment 64 received last week, when voters chose to legalize small amounts of pot...

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    Representative DeGette’s legislation to disallow Federal pre-emption gathers momentum

    by  • November 19, 2012 • News Stories

    “In an effort to ensure new voter-approved amendments that legalize limited use of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington are not overrun by the federal government, Democratic U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette introduced bipartisan legislation Friday that aims to curtail such a scenario. “My constituents have spoken, and I don’t want the federal government denying money...

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