On the day Governor John Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64, he also announced the formation of a task force intended to make recommendations about the measure's implementation. Since then, some observers have complained about the task force's membership. Hence, a number of reformers are announcing to ... More >>
At noon, proponents of Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, will hold a press event at which two law-enforcement organizations will join previous backers in expressing their support for the measure; get details below. A spokeswoman stresses that the get-together isn't a response to ... More >>
Rob Corry.Last May, medical marijuana attorney Rob Corry was among a group of attorneys threatening to sue if HB 1284 and SB 109, a pair of MMJ measures, became law. Nearly a year after Governor Bill Ritter signed both bills, such a suit has yet to materialize. But Corry swears that one is on ... More >>
Dan Hartman.The medical marijuana licensing process has been underway for just shy of two weeks, and according to Dan Hartman, head of the state's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division (MMED), things have been running smoothly for most owners and staffers. Which isn't to say every business h ... More >>
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 >>
Claire Levy.HB 1261, Representative Claire Levy's bill to establish THC driving limits, comes up for public comment on Thursday afternoon, and marijuana advocates affiliated with the Cannabis Therapy Institute are likely to show up in force to oppose it. Why? Among other reasons, the organiza ... More >>
Attorney Craig Small blasts HB 1284 at the Monday panel.A ten-lawyer panel oiled the big guns Monday for its coming fight against sweeping marijuana legislation set to be signed by Governor Bill Ritter, urging an overflow crowd of medical pot entrepreneurs to remain vigilant as the state moun ... More >>
Jessica Corry will be surrounded by legal eagles tonight.Aurora City Councilman Bob Broom's comments about that city's efforts to ban medical marijuana dispensaries are sure to be a subject of conversation during a free MMJ panel discussion at the Loews Denver Hotel, 4150 East Mississippi.
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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 >>
Matt Brown sees more weed battles looming.Yesterday morning, we previewed a senate committee hearing on House Bill 1284, which is intended to regulate the medical marijuana industry, with Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente maintaining that he's ready to push a ballot initiative if the final re ... More >>
Photo by Robert FisherMaybe not coming to a town near you.During an interview last week, Coloradans for Medical Marijuana Regulation front man Matt Brown wasn't certain that new language inserted into House Bill 1284, a measure designed to regulate the medical marijuana industry, gave city co ... More >>
Chris Bartkowicz, as seen in the 9News story that brought him to the DEA's attention.Many of the attorneys who specialize in medical marijuana issues in Colorado speak, including Rob Corry, Lauren Davis and Brian Vicente, speak openly about cases while they're in progress.
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The owner of Footprints Health made tracks -- to lawyer Lauren Davis.The owner of Footprints Health & Wellness was confused by the rationale used by Jefferson County when it tried to shutter his dispensary, as he conceded in an interview last week.
That makes sense to his attorney, Lauren Da ... More >>
Footprints Wellness to Jeffco: Don't tread on me.Ever since Centennial's dispensary ban was shot down in Arapahoe District Court a month ago, Colorado medical marijuana operations faced with similar moratoriums in other locales have refused to go quietly into the night.
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An Eagle County Sheriff's Office photo of marijuana plants found at Diego Alvarez's apartment last August.Last August, Diego Alvarez was arrested in Avon on charges of felony cultivation of marijuana and felony possession of more than eight ounces of marijuana in a bust that made news through ... More >>
Plants 4 Life is back to serving customers dishes like this.On Monday, we updated you onthe story of Plants 4 Life, a Castle Rock medical marijuana dispensary that had received a business license from the town only to be prevented from selling its main product because weed is illegal under fe ... More >>
This image from the Plants 4 Life website is as close as its owners can get to promoting medical marijuana right now.A decision last week preventing the City of Centennial from outlawing medical marijuana dispensaries inside town limits was good news for more operations than just CannaMart, t ... 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 >>
How much longer will Plants 4 Life be able to welcome patients?Attorney Lauren Davis is still exasperated by a hearing last night in Castle Rock, which is considering a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries that would disenfranchise two businesses that have already been cleared to operate in ... More >>
Joel WarnerThe controversial Board of Health hearingDuring the emergency Colorado Board of Health hearing Tuesday that struck from state rules what, exactly, it means to be a marijuana caregiver and sent the state's medical marijuana community into turmoil, prominent pot lawyer Rob Corry told ... More >>