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    Boulder and Spokane Counties are dropping marijuana misdemeanors, but not Weld or Mesa County

    by  • November 16, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    One by one, counties are starting to drop misdemeanor marijuana cases. “For many counties, it doesn’t make good money sense to follow through with current prosecutions when marijuana will soon be legal to carry. King, Pierce, Clark, Whitman and Lincoln County prosecutors decided to drop all pending marijuana charges on their dockets following the passing...

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    Loveland, CO, is one city that might refuse to license marijuana retailers

    by  • November 16, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “Loveland officials have begun to explore whether the city might go smokeless regarding the commercial marijuana provisions of voter-approved Amendment 64… But two city council members who have floated the idea of opting out of licensing marijuana stores in Loveland say they have 16,620 reasons to pursue that remedy. The city has time: Local governments have...

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    WA Officials plan on 5-year marijuana revenue between 0 and $2bn

    by  • November 16, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “The Office of Financial Management’s I-502 fiscal impact statement estimates that revenue generated from a fully-functioning in-state marijuana industry could be as high at $1.94 billion over the next five years. However, due to the high level of uncertainty regarding federal law and final results of implementation, the lower bound of the possible revenue is simply...

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    Is it legal to own illegally-purchased marijuana in Washington?

    by  • November 15, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

     “Jack Driscoll, Spokane County’s chief criminal deputy prosecutor, seems to take a different view, arguing that I-502 protects pot smokers only if they get their marijuana from state-licensed stores. “You can’t under this initiative have an ounce of marijuana that doesn’t come from a state- provider,” he said. “You still can’t have black-market marijuana.” ” Jacob Sullum...

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    Boulder’s DA has dropped misdemeanor possession cases; should Denver’s follow his lead?

    by  • November 15, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

     “Boulder County, Colorado, District Attorney Stan Garnett likewise announced that he will dismiss all pending marijuana cases involving possession of less than an ounce or possession of marijuana paraphernalia by defendants who are 21 or older… Amendment 64′s backers argue that other prosecutors, such as Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey, should follow Garnett’s example. “The bulk of Colorado...

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