• Posts Tagged ‘Colorado A-64’

    Mason Tvert and Brian Vicente worked for years before A-64 could win.

    by  • November 13, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “Around 9 p.m. on Election Night, the backers of a statewide initiative to end prohibition of marijuana got word that voters had heeded the call… The news ended what had been nearly eight years of campaigning for legalization in Colorado, and offered a resounding vindication for proponents who had been mocked, teased and criticized by...

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    CO weed stores consider turning to Indian Reservations for credit

    by  • November 13, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “While there are no laws on the books preventing banks from doing business with marijuana firms… banks concerned about the bottom line will nonetheless sever relationships with those operations on their own, just as credit-card companies have… But for people who are part of the green rush, the most intriguing opportunity might lie… with Indian tribal...

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    Will CO businesses be able to fire employees high on the job?

    by  • November 12, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    Businesses are reluctant to sell marijuana, in the face of legal uncertainties. “That’s why local businesses say they need more answers before they’ll feel comfortable stocking their store shelves with marijuana for sale… Employers likely will have the last say in drug policy violations because of a legal precedence-setting case in 2011. In the case, Roe...

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    Over time, Mason Tvert learned to drop controversial, attention-grabbing tactics.

    by  • November 12, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “In 2006, as he campaigned for a measure to legalize marijuana in Colorado, Mason Tvert once staged a news conference outside the Drug Enforcement Administration’s office in suburban Denver, flanked by several cases of beer and a wanted poster with John Hickenlooper’s face on it. He crashed a law-enforcement conference — and got booed by...

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    Colorado’s strict medical marijuana system might be key to expanding retail

    by  • November 12, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

     “If mainstream small businessmen gripe about government regulations then they shouldn’t consider going into the legal marijuana trade. Every step in the growing process—“from seed to sale,” says Katz—is rigorously monitored by the state. The planting, growing, and processing of plants happens under the constant view of video cameras monitored by the state’s Medical...

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    Obama supporters carried the pro-pot vote in CO

    by  • November 9, 2012 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “President Barack Obama’s county-by-county victories in Colorado virtually mirrored the vote to legalize marijuana use in the state — in all but nine mostly rural counties, pot passed in places that supported the president’s re-election bid and failed in places that supported Republican challenger Mitt Romney.” Kevin Vaughan and Burt Hubbard with I-News Network

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