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Lauren Davis.Last week, medical marijuana advocate Kathleen Chippi, who's collecting funds for a lawsuit to stop HB 1284, Colorado's main MMJ regulatory measure, criticized attorneys who'd announced their intention to sue over the bill last year but haven't done so. Why not? Lauren Davis, a l ... More >>
Kathleen Chippi.Kathleen Chippi is among the area's most active medical marijuana activists; see a video of her below going after both current Denver mayoral candidate Chris Romer and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. Her latest mission: to raise funds for a lawsuit to stop official imp ... More >>
Big pics below.Update below: The second day of Department of Revenue public hearings about medical marijuana regulations -- MMJ rules that attorney Rob Corry called death by 1,000 cuts in a preview yesterday -- are about to get underway at this writing. During yesterday's session, representat ... More >>
Rob Corry.At 9 a.m., Colorado's Department of Revenue will begin two days of public hearings at the Jefferson County Justice Center, Hearing Room 1, about its draft regulations for the medical marijuana industry. Among those hoping to speak is MMJ attorney Rob Corry -- but he's already fired ... More >>
Herbal Remedies' logo.HB 1284, the medical marijuana regulation law signed by Governor Bill Ritter, includes the right for municipalities to ban dispensaries, and numerous cities, including Aurora and Broomfield, are taking advantage of it. But while MMJ attorneys have talked about issuing la ... More >>
Chad Wadsworth From the beginning, Ghostland Observatory has gone into its musical endeavors with a certain level of personal ambition to make it the kind of band they've always loved themselves. Mixing a variety of electronic music styles with rock, soul and funk, this Austin-based outfit i ... More >>
Jessica Corry.Last month, attorney Jessica Corry noted that attorneys were already preparing lawsuits targeting HB 1284, the bill designed to regulate the medical marijuana industry. Now that Governor Bill Ritter has signed the measure, how quickly will we see litigation? Not imminently, Cor ... More >>
Jessica Corry and others are already preparing for legal action.Although HB 1284, the medical marijuana regulatory bill (read the latest version here), has been passed by the Senate, it won't be law until the Colorado House and Governor Bill Ritter sign off on it. Nonetheless, the measure al ... More >>
It'll be a happy new year for dispensary owners since Arapahoe County District Court Judge Christopher Cross ruled today that the city of Centennial has to back off from its recent dispensary ban. The decision came as part of a lawsuit filled on behalf of CannaMart, a Centennial dispensary th ... More >>
Photo by Robert FisherDenver's attempts to get a handle on the medical marijuana issue, typified by yesterday's eventful safety committee hearing, show the importance of municipalities establishing clear rules of the road for such operations. A repeat of this lesson may well be in the offing ... More >>
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