As our Melanie Asmar reported, the Amendment 64 Task Force backed passage of a marijuana DUI bill during a meeting earlier this month. The current legislation tweaks a version that's failed each of the past two years, incorporating a suggestion that marijuana attorney Rob Corry floated last year. Do ... More >>
For the third year in a row, the Colorado legislature will likely consider a THC driving bill . Late last week, Senator Steve King, a Mesa County Republican, announced that he would sponsor a proposal in the 2013 session to set a per-se limit for how much THC can be in a driver's system before he's ... More >>
John Hickenlooper and Mike Coffman aren't exactly ideological twins. But at the end of this big political week in the State of Colorado, they both face political fallout, albeit for very different reasons: a special session that failed to pass civil unions and comments questioning Barack Obama's bir ... 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 >>
Today, the Colorado General Assembly will meet in a special session called by Governor John Hickenlooper. The guv wants lawmakers to address issues left in limbo at the end of the regular term, including civil unions and a controversial THC driving bill that members of the Medical Marijuana Industry ... More >>
Last night, as One Colorado's Jace Woodrum noted during a talk with supporters, GOP leaders in the House sacrificed dozens of other measures in order to kill a civil unions bill. Prominent among them was the controversial THC driving bill, a version of which died last year. The result was a stunning ... 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 >>
With the first overall selection, Denver blog posts pick.... Mile High Report's KaptainKirk takes a shot at NFL draft "expert" Mel Kiper via a video in which the Coiffed One compares mega-bust JaMarcus Russell to Number 7. The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic on Republican Nancy Spence making t ... More >>
Nancy Spence.With medical marijuana clean-up bill HB 1043 under scrutiny from U.S. Attorney John Walsh, it's no surprise that the medical marijuana lobbyists were out in force when the measure went before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. Representatives of the Medical Marijuana Indus ... More >>
It's been a momentous year for marijuana in Colorado: landmark legislation, turf wars, huge profits, shocking arrests, enormous celebrations and more. Below, we've compiled links to and excerpts from 25 of the biggest weed stories to take place in the state during 2010. Page through and brea ... More >>
Josh Stanley.Medical marijuana forums frequently pit proponents versus detractors as a way of setting the rhetoric ablaze. But not "Medical Marijuana: Solution or Work in Progress," a City Club of Denver presentation set for 11:45 a.m. today at the Brown Palace Hotel. The event is peopled by ... More >>
Chris Romer.Senator Chris Romer played an enormous role in Colorado's groundbreaking medical marijuana legislation. With the August 1 deadline for dispensary owners for file applications just days away, he feels pride in what the laws have already accomplished even as he's attempting to clear ... More >>
Chris Romer "What a long, strange trip it's been," state senator Chris Romer said earlier this week, as he contemplated the full Senate hearing of House Bill 1284, which will formalize the medical marijuana dispensary system in this state. And after a few detours to add more amendments, the ... More >>
Josh Penry."Time For Josh Penry to Make His Move in Republican Guv-Nomination Race," a blog published about this time yesterday, noted that Penry seems to be filling the GOP vacuum that his principal rival, Scott McInnis, has left gaping thus far. The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza apparent ... More >>
The Independence Institute’s Jon Caldara shoots from the lip. Again.
In his first week running his new website, Brad Jones crashed a state representative. What will he do for an encore?
Guns, alcohol and tobacco fuel the sport of politics.
Pay to play