Our interview with NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre about Governor John Hickenlooper saying Colorado voter's were reckless when they legalized marijuana generated lots of vitriol aimed at Hick. But this reader apparently feels the guv's choice of words could have been a lot stronger. See a ... More >>
Yesterday during a debate with Republican gubernatorial rival Bob Beauprez, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper described Colorado voter's legalization of marijuana as "reckless." In response, Allen St. Pierre, executive director of NORML, calls Hickenlooper a hypocrite -- and that's not all. See a ... More >>
Earlier this month, we told you about what customers at Maryjane's 420 Shop and Social Club characterized as a raid on the establishment by the Denver Police Department. The DPD doesn't refer to the action this way, but whatever's the most accurate definition, Maryjane's remains closed weeks after t ... More >>
On Friday, June 27, several Denver police officers entered Maryjane's 420 Shop and Social Club, at 539 West 43rd Avenue, and issued citations to some of its members. The club has been closed ever since and comments from his spokesperson suggest that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock would like it to stay ... More >>
A recent Comment of the Day about NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre's advocacy of pot clubs spurred plenty of additional conversation. Here's a post from a reader who thinks concerns about such venues ignore others that he considers to be more dangerous.
The New York Times has just hit the Colorado marijuana scene with a one-two punch. First was a weekend piece about the "downside of a legal high" that NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre specifically cited as dubious in a recent Westword interview. And now, columnist Maureen Dowd is sharing h ... More >>
In a recent interview, NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre argued in favor of Colorado allowing venues for the consumption of cannabis. We asked folks on our Facebook page for their views and got plenty of strong opinions, including this one.
Last week, we shared news about the U.S. House voting to defund DEA medical marijuana raids in states where the substance is legal. But that doesn't mean the count was unanimous -- even here. Indeed, three of Colorado's seven representatives voted against the defunding amendment, including U.S. sen ... More >>
Another indication of Colorado's importance in the cannabis-reform movement: Today, the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, better known as NORML, opened a satellite office in Denver. We spoke to NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre about the reasons NORML wanted to have a perm ... More >>
Update: As we reported below, the much-debated THC driving bill died because Senator Nancy Spence, whose vote made the difference between passage and failure, was on vacation. But even as opponents of the measure celebrate this left-field victory, Allen St. Pierre, executive director of NORML, which ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, the Colorado Senate approved Senator Steve King's THC driving bill by an 18-17 vote thanks to the support of Senator Nancy Spence, who'd recommended additional study for a similar measure that fell short of passage last year. Now, the proposal is headed to the Colorado House, an ... More >>
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) is the country's most powerful cannabis advocacy organization, and it's long had a close link to Colorado, which hosted its 40th anniversary conference last year. But relations between NORML and Colorado's medical marijuana community ... More >>
The annual 4/20 bacchanal on the CU Boulder campus, dubbed an orgasm of cannabis consumption by NORML exec Allen St. Pierre, is a tradition many university officials would like to end -- and student government leaders like Carly Robinson are heading in that direction, too. But at a forum last night, ... More >>
Brooks Kanski.NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre has called the annual 4/20 celebration on the CU-Boulder campus "an orgasm of cannabis consumption" -- one that definitely factored in to CU being named Playboy's top party school. But a CU regent wants the bash moved off-campus -- and ... More >>
Big pic below.This past week, Denver played host to the annual conference of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. On Friday, I was part of a panel discussion at which NORML presented its Hunter S. Thompson Media award to "Denver Westworld" -- which is close, but ... More >>
According to Allen St. Pierre, executive director of NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), today's 4/20 bashes in Denver and Boulder are the biggest rallies of their type "on earth." And he expects that they'll ready the faithful for NORML's 40th annual conferenc ... More >>
A happy Allen St. Pierre.It's not often that a representative of NORML salutes beer. But that's precisely what executive director Allen St. Pierre does, sort of, in a piece celebrating Denver's own Wynkoop Brewery for an ad that makes the watering hole seem like a medical marijuana center vi ... More >>
CTI is handing out these babies at Civic Center today.The International Cannabis Day festivities that kick off at 9 a.m. this morning at Civic Center Park have a major political component, as stressed in a recent interview with NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre, who'll deliver the eve ... More >>
Photo by Leland Rucker4/20 2009 in Boulder: Orgasm alert!In an interview last week, NORML executive director Allen St. Pierre confirmed that he'll be attending the politically oriented 4/20 rally at Denver's Civic Center Park this year. It'll be his second straight 4/20 in Colorado. Last yea ... More >>
Allen St. Pierre loves green... ties.As the executive director of NORML, the nation's best-known marijuana-reform advocacy organization, Allen St. Pierre could spend 4/20 anywhere in the U.S. So why's he coming to Denver for next week's spectacle at Civic Center Park? Two main reasons: "This ... More >>
He was the law in these parts, but now Alamosa's former DA may be one toke over the line.