• Opinion

    CARROLL: Can a Colorado tea shop legally turn into a “cannabis-friendly” co-op?

    by  • January 14, 2013 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    “According to the Daily Camera, the Hive Co-op ‘is BYOC: bring your own cannabis. There’s a 1-ounce limit, $5 cover charge and 21-years-of-age requirement with a valid ID.’ What explicitly bars, meanwhile, is public consumption, with the actual language as follows: “nothing in this section shall permit consumption that is conducted openly...

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    Measure 80 proponents blame lack of funding and organizational support for the measure’s failure

    by  • November 15, 2012 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    “The major national drug-policy organizations focused their efforts on Colorado’s Amendment 64 and Washington’s Initiative 502 (both won), and put practically no financial or human resources into Oregon (though to their credit, those organizations did endorse M-80, and local NORML and SSDP chapters worked to support it). Altogether, Measure 80 raised and spent just...

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    OP-ED: CO’s governor and AG need to match its Congress’ determination

    by  • November 13, 2012 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    “While Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and state Attorney General John Suthers make telephone calls to DOJ, three of our Congresspersons are taking action instead of waiting for answers from the Justice Department on Colorado’s newly passed Amendment 64… Our representatives in Congress are doing the right thing by quickly moving for legislative change. Since that won’t happen overnight, our...

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    KLEIMAN: Neither Washington nor Colorado’s systems are as good as a “grow your own” regime.

    by  • November 13, 2012 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    “The Colorado measure is much more radical than the Washington measure. Both intend to establish regulated markets on the alcohol model, something the federal government could probably shut down with relatively modest effort if it decided to. But Colorado also legalizes every resident to grow his or her own marijuana, and to give away...

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    CO Congresswoman Diana DeGette believes she can resolve federal pre-emption

    by  • November 12, 2012 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    DENVER POST (OP-ED): “There’s a simple way to resolve potential conflict between Colorado and the federal government now that voters have approved Amendment 64 — and Congresswoman Diana DeGette has hit upon the answer. The 1st District Democrat suggests adding a phrase to the section of the federal Controlled Substances Act where it talks about...

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    Kleiman: A “grow your own” system provides benefits over the “alcohol model”

    by  • November 12, 2012 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    A “grow your own” system might make marijuana legal but without exploding consumption rates. “Mark Kleiman.. parses the possibilities: “…A “grow-your-own” system with an unregulated market of small-scale producers has some attractive features, compared to the alcohol model: There won’t be any marketing executives using their ingenuity to create as many as possible of the...

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