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  1. Ron Strider

    Jeff Sessions Finally Replies To John Hickenlooper's Marijuana Letter

    Colorado's cannabis industry has been holding its collective breath ever since President Donald Trump nominated Jeff Sessions for attorney general. And since he was sworn in, Sessions, a proponent of the war on drugs, hasn't been shy about saying that marijuana should remain illegal federally...
  2. Ron Strider

    Colorado Economy: Low Unemployment, High Pot Sales

    Colorado has the highest average elevation of any state, but it also has the lowest unemployment rate. While the national unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in May, the lowest since 2001, Colorado's jobless rate is the nation's lowest at 2.3 percent. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper...
  3. Ron Strider

    The Trump Crackdown On Legal Marijuana Probably Isn't Coming

    Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said he doesn't think the Trump administration will crack down on states that have legalized marijuana, following an hour-long conversation with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday. Sessions "didn't give me any reason to think that he's going to come...
  4. Ron Strider

    Jeff Sessions Not Poised To Intervene in States With Legal Marijuana

    A meeting this week with Attorney General Jeff Sessions has left the governor of the first state to legalize marijuana less concerned over the possibility of the federal government pursing a war against recreational use. While Mr. Sessions has hardly been reserved about his opinions on pot...
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    CO: Legislature And Governor At Odds Over Smoking In Marijuana Clubs

    A showdown is looming in Denver between lawmakers and Governor Hickenlooper concerning allowing private marijuana clubs with indoor smoking. On Monday, a House committee approved a bill giving local governments the power to allow the activity. Governor Hickenlooper has promised to veto the...
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    Everyone But Republicans Favors Legalizing Marijuana Nationally

    A recent poll from Quinnipiac University found a big division among Americans about legalizing marijuana at the federal level. A large majority favored the idea. Asked if marijuana "should be made legal in the U.S.", 59 percent said "yes" while 36 percent said "no." However, the poll found...
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    Regulating Recreational Cannabis - Can California Learn From Colorado?

    As one of the first states in the U.S. to legalize recreational use of marijuana, Colorado is considered by many to be a public-sector pioneer in governing the cannabis market. Now looking to make some similar moves, the state of California is reaching out to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to...
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    CO: Hickenlooper - More Work To Do On Pot

    Denver - Colorado, a pioneer in marijuana legalization, has more work to do on pot. That's the word from Gov. John Hickenlooper, who told lawmakers Thursday that loopholes in home grow and caregiver laws have allowed illegal pot grows to flourish. Hickenlooper said in his annual state of...