Earlier this month, the White House announced hardline drug czar Gil Kerlikowske's nomination as the new U.S. Commissioner of Customs -- a move that caused some observers to wonder if the Obama administration was finally laying the groundwork for a more progressive approach to state marijuana laws l ... More >>
It's been six months to the day since the passage of Amendment 64, which allows adults 21 and over in Colorado to use and possess small amounts of marijuana -- and just under five months since Governor John Hickenlooper signed it into law. But even as legislators rush to finish A64-related pot bills ... More >>
Tomorrow, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee -- and eight ex-heads of the Drug Enforcement Administration suggest that members ask him why the hell he hasn't brought the hammer down on Colorado and Washington state for their respective pot laws. That ... More >>
Just over two months since the signing of Amendment 64, a direct challenge to federal marijuana policy, the Obama administration still has provided no guidance to Colorado about whether a challenge to the law is forthcoming. As a result, observers searching for clues about the feds' thinking are lef ... More >>
Former drug czars, DEA administrators and national "addiction experts" have come out in opposition to Colorado's Amendment 64, as well as similar measures before voters in Washington and Oregon. In other wildly-unexpected news: The sky is, indeed, blue.
Last week, various law-enforcement agencies in the metro area unleashed Operation Sweet Leaf, featuring 25 grow-house raids, sixteen arrests and more. Since then, Commander Jerry Peters of the North Metro Drug Task Force, which led the effort, has heard doubts about the necessity for such a large-sc ... More >>
John Suthers.Update below: A National Institute on Drug Abuse study showing pot use up among all grades surveyed, with eighth grade taking the largest leap, prompted strong words from Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, an opponent of MMJ dispensaries who blames their prevalence for much ... More >>
Crime center?Last November, deputy attorney general David Ogden wrote a memo advising U.S. Attorneys in states where medical marijuana has been legalized to give a pass to MMJ businesses following local laws. But now, an e-mail trolling for info about dispensary-related crime suggests that so ... More >>
Tom Gorman thinks Colorado is going to pot -- and he's out to clean up the mess.The Denver Post has labeled Tom Gorman, director of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, a "drug-war soldier" who didn't get the memo that the battle was over. Medical marijuana advoca ... More >>
SAFER's Mason Tvert thinks drug czar Gil Kerlikowske has some splainin' to do.
This drug program is a bust.
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched . . . and watched
The feds just might drive this growing industry out of its head.
The drug trade in Denver and the surrounding area is getting worse -- much worse.