At this point, most marijuana advocates have stopped holding their breath while waiting for the federal government to decide whether or not it will interfere with Amendment 64, passed by voters here last November. Now, however, a powerful new voice has joined the chorus of those asking that the Oba ... More >>
Yesterday, we shared new retail marijuana emergency rules issued by the Department of Revenue and the Marijuana Enforcement Division, along with medical marijuana critic William Breathes's first takes. Breathes noted that a number of matters haven't been specifically addressed thus far. An example ... More >>
Today, the Colorado Department of Revenue and the Marijuana Enforcement Division jointly released emergency rules for the marijuana industry. The agencies stress that these mandates are temporary, meant only as placeholders until permanent rules are adopted. Our William Breathes went over the edicts ... More >>
Eighteen mayors from around the country, including two from Colorado, passed a resolution Monday at the United States Conference of Mayors, urging the federal government to respect state rights when it comes to recreational and medical marijuana laws. The resolution, drafted by the advocacy group M ... More >>
In 2012, requests for emergency food assistance increased in cities across the country -- and a new report shows that in Denver, the need was especially high. Over the past year, requests jumped by 56 percent in Denver, the U.S. Conference of Mayors says, and the city was unable to meet roughly twen ... More >>
Michael Hancock.Update: Westword recently received a copy of Kilmer, Lane & Newman's updated CORA request from investigator Christopher Dodd. The document is blunt: In it, Dodd references the existence of an Occupy movement-related U.S. Conference of Mayors conference call involving Mayor Mic ... More >>
Mayor and chef John HickenlooperWhen Ray LaHood, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, stood up to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors last week, he gave a special shout-out to John Hickenlooper, who'd met with him in Denver the week before when LaHood was in town for a job su ... More >>
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