• Posts Tagged ‘Federal Pre-emption’

    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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    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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    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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    Washington is conducting internal discussions before reaching out to talk with the Feds (Seattle Times)

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

    “Gov. Chris Gregoire has not reached out to the Justice Department for clarity on the federal response to marijuana legalization, and does not plan to join Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has a call scheduled Friday afternoon with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to talk about the legalization measure his state passed.” Jonathan Martin at...

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