Weed Between the Lines

Cannabis and the media: Back to the boogieman

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Somewhere, Dick Nixon is smiling...

Cannabis is all the style and now on the floor of...

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Among the most surprising things I’ve witnessed in writing Weed Between the Lines for two years now is how quickly the cannabis debate is evolving in Congress. Back then, a small group of representatives, including Colorado’s Jared Polis, were trying, with little ...

Is Denver ready to allow limited public cannabis consumption?

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A recent survey from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment found that 13.6 percent of Coloradans admitted to using marijuana in the last month, about twice the 7.4 percent of Americans who acknowledge using cannabis on national surveys...

It’s time to let Boulder cannabis businesses succeed

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Having lived here nearly half my life, I frequent local businesses and want them to succeed and thrive. I’m proud to support companies that call Boulder home, too, — shops and stores that are part of the fabric of the community and who call me by my first name. Chain...

Public consumption takes a giant step in Alaska

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On Nov. 20, Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board voted to allow consumption of cannabis at licensed retail dispensaries. Alaska was the fourth state to legalize cannabis, and if signed into law, it would become the first to allow consumption outside of residential homes ...

Tax debate highlights rift in cannabis movement

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On Sept. 23, there was a “free joint giveaway” on the Boulder Pearl Street Mall that was organized by the “No on Proposition AA Committee.” More than 1,000 cannabis cigarettes were given away to call attention to the marijuana tax issue that will appear on the Nov. 5...

Country music, mainstream media and pigs on dope

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I don’t pay much attention to “trend” stories, but one that currently amuses me is the “new” inclination among country music artists to feature cannabis in their songs. Yes, it appears that some of the current generation of major country-music hitmakers are smoking a...

Trying to grok Congress and cannabis

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It’s impossible to understand the labyrinthine rhyme or reason behind any part of the Goliath spending bill passed by Congress to keep the government running another year. A bill that includes a rider that, for instance, would give Wall Street the same opportunities ...

Could Boulder price itself out of the pot market?

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I support taxes on sales of marijuana, but I’m scratching my head a little over the latest proposal before the Boulder City Council to place a 15 percent city excise tax on grow and infusion facilities and a 10 percent city sales tax on marijuana on the November ...

Cannabis taxes a vexing decision

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Denver lawyer/activist Robert Corry has become the public face of a campaign to overturn the marijuana taxes proposed by the state legislature for adoption on the November ballot. Amendment AA would place a 15 percent excise tax and a 10 percent sales tax on retail ...

Eric Holder’s mixed record on cannabis reform

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Eric Holder tendered his resignation last week, though he will stay in office until a successor is chosen for the attorney general position. Given congressional inertia on presidential nominees, he could still fill out Obama’s term, so I’m not holding my breath...

After a year, it appears that legalization might just work

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been one full year since retail cannabis shops opened, and two full years that cannabis has been legal in Colorado. So much has happened, but the best news of all is that, all things considered, the experiment seems to be working...