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30 Dec 2013 Recreational pot sales: What you need to know 9NEWS.com
KUSA - Recreational marijuana sales will be legal in Colorado starting Jan. 1. Amendment 64, approved by voters in 2012, threw the doors wide open ...

29 Dec 2013 Employers can still fire Colorado pot smokers for legal use Denver Post
Employers can still fire Colorado pot smokers for legal use ... Mason Tvert, who co-directed the Amendment 64 campaign, said a double standard ...

28 Dec 2013 Colorado approves more than 300 marijuana retailers WGCL Atlanta
This comes after Colorado legalized the drug in the 2012 election with Amendment 64. Some of the establishments getting the 348 licenses include ...

27 Dec 2013 It's still illegal to pass a joint at Red Rocks Denver Post
Amendment 64 approved by Colorado voters in November 2012 clearly ... Additionally, marijuana smoke this year was added to the Colorado Clean ...

26 Dec 2013 Tickets for Pot Smoking in Public Have Quadrupled in Colorado The Wire
Colorado pot smokers are getting ticketed for doing so in public this year four ... Amendment 64, which made possession and consumption of small ...

25 Dec 2013 Marijuana: Summit County lawmen brace for increased public ... Summit Daily News
Next week, Colorado will usher in a new era when retail marijuana ... Amendment 64 already allows residents 21 years of age and older to legally ...

24 Dec 2013 State of Colorado mails out 348 legal marijuana licenses kdvr.com
DENVER — The Colorado Department of Revenue's Marijuana ... identified in Amendment 64,” said Barbara Brohl, Executive Director of the Colorado ...

23 Dec 2013 Colorado venues trying to be marijuana friendly Salt Lake Tribune
Some business owners say that creates a fundamental problem when trying to regulate cannabis like alcohol, as Amendment 64 was intended to do.

21 Dec 2013 How Do You Label Marijuana Gummy Worms? What Constitutes a ... Slate Magazine
These are the sorts of questions the state of Colorado has been struggling with since its voters passed Amendment 64 in November 2012, putting the state on a ...

20 Dec 2013 Over a Year After Amendment 64 Passes, Voters Still Support ... The Weed Blog (blog)
A new poll released this week shows that public opinion still favors cannabis legalization in Colorado, more than a year after Amendment 64 passed

19 Dec 2013 It Is Legal To Smoke Marijuana On Your Front Porch In Denver Huffington Post
Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 last year, making the limited sale, possession and growing of marijuana for recreational purposes legal for adults 21 ...

18 Dec 2013 Colorado One Year Later: Thousands Not Arrested for Marijuana ... Huffington Post
One year ago, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order ratifying the overwhelming victory Amendment 64, the nation's first statewide ...

17 Dec 2013 Glenwood sets retail pot business fees Glenwood Springs Post Independent
5 meeting, set a one-time application fee of $2,000 for all four types of recreational marijuana businesses allowed under Colorado's Amendment 64, including ...

16 Dec 2013 Council majority backs recreational pot ban Our Colorado News
That action was in response to Colorado voters' 2012 approval of Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana, with a majority of Englewood voters favoring the ...

15 Dec 2013 KDNK Radio speaks with Allen Best High Country News
Last year, when Amendment 64 legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, it also legalized hemp. And since then, for the first time in decades, farmers ...

14 Dec 2013 Colorado communities still adapting to Amendment 64 DigitalJournal.com
December 08, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In 2012, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, which was a constitutional amendment that would allow for the ...

13 Dec 2013 Colorado's New Legal Marijuana Rules: Ten Most Important Things ... San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
The first recreational marijuana retailers in Colorado are actually medical ... Colorado legalization Amendment 64 reads it is “not unlawful and shall not be an ...

12 Dec 2013 Guest opinion: The regulatory restrictions on hemp Daily Camera
With the passage Amendment 64, it is clear to me that the people want a robust and profitable industrial hemp industry in Colorado. I, (Randy Luallin) attended ...

11 Dec 2013 Amendment 64: are we ready? Estes Park Trail-Gazette
Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 last November, legalizing the purchase and recreational use of marijuana across the state. It will take effect on Jan.

10 Dec 2013 Denver Considers Unconstitutional Limit On Homegrown Marijuana ...
Amendment 64, by contrast, allows every resident who is 21 or older to grow up .... United Way, Salvation Army and Task Force for Global Health top the annual ...

9 Dec 2013 Loveland City Council bans public pot smoking ReporterHerald.com
LOVELAND -- It is legal for adults to use recreational marijuana in Colorado, but ... Approved by Colorado voters last year, Amendment 64 legalized amounts of ...

8 Dec 2013 Council to review marijuana issue Our Colorado News
The action was in response to Colorado voters' approval of Amendment 64 in 2012, which legalized adult possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for ...

7 Dec 2013 Smoke 'em on your porch if you got 'em in Denver? Battle Creek Enquirer
At the November 2012 election, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, ... In Denver, the pot capital of Colorado, the city council moved a step closer to ...

6 Dec 2013 Leaders to consider pot smoking rules in Loveland ReporterHerald.com
Last fall, voters in Colorado -- including the majority of Loveland voters -- approved the adoption of Amendment 64 to legalize small amounts of recreational ...

30 Nov 2013 Leaders to consider pot smoking rules in Loveland ReporterHerald.com
Last fall, voters in Colorado -- including the majority of Loveland voters -- approved the adoption of Amendment 64 to legalize small amounts of recreational ...

28 Nov 2013 Steamboat's marijuana laws differ from those proposed in Denver Craig Daily Press
Since Amendment 64 was passed a year ago and marijuana consumption was legalized for those 21 and older, Colorado communities have been crafting their ...

22 Nov 2013 Pot smoke hasn't polluted Colorado's eco-devo air, Lund says Denver Business Journal (blog)
Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana possession in Colorado, has not seemed to have had the negative impact on the state's economic ...

19 Nov 2013 Colorado fire officials fear explosion of marijuana oil production Denver Post
"You're using potentially dangerous chemicals," said Brian Vicente, one of the authors of Amendment 64, Colorado's marijuana legalization law. Hash oil is ...

18 Nov 2013 Marijuana Oil Production Concerns Colorado Fire Officials FireEngineering.com
Fire officials across Colorado say they are concerned the state's new laws on ... one of the authors of Amendment 64, Colorado's marijuana legalization law.

14 Nov 2013 Colorado Springs groups plan push to overturn council ban on ... Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado voters in November approved Amendment 64, which allows adults over 21 to possess 1 ounce of marijuana for recreational use. The law also allows ...

12 Nov 2013 A64 News - Pot Goes Legit - Reason.com
John Hickenlooper appointed the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force to advise state legislators on how to regulate the nascent cannabis industry, which ...

12 Nov 2013 A64 News - Pot Goes Legit - Reason.com
John Hickenlooper appointed the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force to advise state legislators on how to regulate the nascent cannabis industry, which ...

11 Nov 2013 Glenwood Springs won't expand pot growing zones, for now Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Amendment 64, approved by Colorado voters last year, made it legal for adults age 21 and older to possess, grow and purchase limited amounts of marijuana ...

10 Nov 2013 Colorado officials consider new rules on growing hemp Chicago Tribune
Colorado officials will weigh new rules regulating the state's legal hemp ... Amendment 64, the 2012 Colorado ballot initiative that legalized marijuana, also ...

9 Nov 2013 Colorado sets new regulations for legal hemp farming The Denver Channel
Amendment 64, the 2012 Colorado ballot initiative that legalized marijuana, also provided for state licensing of hemp farming. Copyright 2013 The Associated ...

8 Nov 2013 Manitou group seeks to ban retail pot Colorado Springs Gazette
In November of last year, Manitou Springs voters approved Amendment 64 by 67 percent. The amendment legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado.

7 Nov 2013 Pot taxes cruise to victory The Durango Herald
Brian Vicente, chairman of the Yes on Prop AA campaign, right, and campaign staffer Christie Nima look at vote returns on a laptop during an election party ...

6 Nov 2013 Proposition AA Results: Marijuana tax questions in many counties kdvr.com
DENVER — A year after Colorado approved Amendment 64, approving the legal recreational use of marijuana, voters are being asked — as they must be, ...

5 Nov 2013 Election in April will decide marijuana sales in Palmer Lake Denver Post
In November 2012, 54.6 percent of Palmer Lake voters backed Amendment 64, which changed the Colorado Constitution to allow people 21 and older to ...

4 Nov 2013 Retail marijuana tax slated for the ballot The Daily Planet
A question that has emerged since Amendment 64 passed last year is: How will ... All new taxes in Colorado must be voter approved, which is why Proposition ...

3 Nov 2013 OPINION: Responsible Implementation of Prop. AA Pagosa Daily Post
... adult-use marijuana activity set up under the passage of Amendment 64 last ... The people of Colorado today helped us fulfill the promise of the Amendment ...

2 Nov 2013 Colorado pot-tax debate yet another debate over market ideology The Colorado Independent
The Colorado branch of NORML described the measure like a Ferrari with a “Pinto welded onto it.” The feeling among opponents is that Amendment 64, which ...

29 Oct 2013 Guest commentary: Trick or Cheeba Chew? Aspen Times
Amendment 64 is the newly passed law that effectively legalized marijuana in Colorado. Perhaps you're thinking, “Here comes more rhetoric from law ...

28 Oct 2013 Will voters tax legal marijuana? Vail Daily News
Because the state constitution requires voter approval of all new taxes, the Colorado Legislature this year passed Proposition AA, which put Amendment 64's ...

27 Oct 2013 Arapahoe Basin Ski Area visitors exhibit confusion about Colorado's ... Summit Daily News
“We at Arapahoe Basin would like to see Amendment 64 work in the way Colorado voters intended it to,” Henceroth said in an email. “The law allows limited use ...

26 Oct 2013 International Delegation Visits Colorado To Learn About Regulating ... THE Weed Blog (blog)
With Colorado and Washington State launching the regulated marijuana markets ... from Colorado's experience in enacting and implementing Amendment 64.

25 Oct 2013 Colorado's Pot Laws Don't Apply On The Slopes CBS Local
Consumption of marijuana is not allowed in public, and we'd like to just move forward and try and make Amendment 64 work the way Colorado voters intended it ...

24 Oct 2013 Denver City Councilwoman Calls Marijuana Ordinance 'An Attempt ... Forbes
In a recent interview with Westword, Denver City Councilwoman Susan Shepherd argues that the rule contradicts Amendment 64, Colorado's legalization ...

23 Oct 2013 Will legal pot cost more than black-market pot? Watchdog.org
Supporters of Washington's I-502 and Colorado's Amendment 64 emphasized the revenue that the government could reap by recognizing cannabis production ...

22 Oct 2013 9NEWS hosts debate on marijuana tax 9NEWS.com
Dan Pabon, a Democrat from Denver, chaired the Amendment 64 task force that came up with this tax structure. He is the chair of the "Yes on AA" Committee.

21 Oct 2013 Denver City Councilwoman Calls Marijuana Ordinance 'An Attempt ... Forbes
In a recent interview with Westword, Denver City Councilwoman Susan Shepherd argues that the rule contradicts Amendment 64, Colorado's legalization ...

20 Oct 2013 A legitimate market needs legal framework The Daily Camera
Amendment 64 was passed by the Colorado voters in order to form a legitimate marketplace for recreational marijuana. Regulating recreational marijuana like ...

19 Oct 2013 Colorado must carefully define "public consumption" of marijuana Denver Post
Sederberg, who was a member of the government task force charged with rules for implementing Amendment 64, said the task force debated the "front porch" ...

18 Oct 2013 An Inside Look: Colorado's Marijuana Boom Wall Street Journal
Colorado's Amendment 64 - allowing the recreational sale of marijuana – has spurred many medical marijuana shop owners to make the switch to the more ...

17 Oct 2013 High Marijuana Taxes Could Derail Legalization Legislation Forbes
Supporters of Washington I-502 and Colorado's Amendment 64 emphasized the revenue that the government could reap by recognizing cannabis production ...

16 Oct 2013 City approves retail pot sales Our Colorado News
Retail pot sales in Colorado were legalized following last year's statewide passage of Amendment 64. However, municipalities can decide for themselves ...

15 Oct 2013 LETTER: The Highest Tax Increase in Colorado History Pagosa Daily Post
As a framer and supporter of Amendment 64, the purpose of the measure was to bring marijuana out of Prohibition and regulate it like alcohol. Colorado's ...

14 Oct 2013 Marijuana sniff-test proposal recriminalizes pot, invites lawsuits ... Westword (blog)
As Silverstein notes, "Amendment 64 says it shall not be an offense anywhere in Colorado to possess, use, display or consume marijuana. But this ordinance ...

13 Oct 2013 Florence residents speak in favor of retail marijuana during ... Canon City Daily Record
Amendment 64 states any person 21 and older can legally under Colorado law possess, use and grow up to six plants for their own personal use or share it with ...

12 Oct 2013 With Colorado marijuana rules mostly written, uncertainty still looms Summit Daily News
Colorado HB11-1043, “an act concerning medical marijuana, and making an ... Since voters approved Amendment 64 last year, legalizing recreational ...

11 Oct 2013 Colorado hemp offers hope for struggling farmers Los Angeles Times
Hemp was legalized under Colorado's Amendment 64, but more as an afterthought, says Eric Steenstra, president of Vote Hemp, a national advocacy group.

10 Oct 2013 Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Wants To Stop 4/20 Smokeout ... Huffington Post
Public consumption of marijuana is already against the law under Amendment 64, Colorado's recreational marijuana legalizing measure which voters approved ...

9 Oct 2013 Colorado's Mountain Resorts Gear Up For Recreational Marijuana Aspen Public Radio
Last November, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 by a healthy margin. In resort towns such as Telluride, nearly 80 percent of voters said yes to ...

8 Oct 2013 Hemp enters 'exciting new world' with help from Boulder, Broomfield ... The Daily Camera
Amendment 64, which permits adults in Colorado to possess and use small amounts of marijuana, also allows farmers to plant industrial hemp. Earlier this year ...

7 Oct 2013 So Far Colorado's Cities Overwhelmingly Prefer Banning Pot Shops ... Forbes
Among Colorado's 64 counties, six have decided to allow recreational pot ... seem puzzling given that 55 percent of Colorado voters supported Amendment 64...

6 Oct 2013 Here's what Colorado has decided on Amendment 64 Colorado Springs Independent
It angered thousands when Colorado Springs decided not to plunge into recreational-marijuana sales, but this city's found plenty of company on the sidelines.

5 Oct 2013 Largest Hemp Harvest In Colorado In Fifty Years Jobs & Hire
Colorado- Hemp, which is commonly known as a variety of marijuana or ... Hemp industry started during the legalization of Amendment 64, which set the rules ...

4 Oct 2013 ReLeaf: Fall 2013 Colorado Springs Independent
The majority of Colorado Springs voters thought Amendment 64 was a pretty neat idea, one they wouldn't mind seeing implemented in their own city, and went ...

3 Oct 2013 Colorado mountain towns readying for recreational tokers Denver Post
Colorado mountain towns readying for recreational tokers ... are jumping on the opportunities opened up by Amendment 64 and are ready to add recreational ...

2 Oct 2013 Colorado Introduces New Standards for Marijuana-Infused Food ...
Amendment 64 also directed CDOR to govern retail sales by creating ... To create these rules, MED facilitated a special task force and collaborated with five ...

1 Oct 2013 Colorado marijuana sales tax, Proposition AA, would regulate ... Denver Post
It is consistent with the ballot title of Amendment 64, which began, "Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution ... providing for the regulation of ...

29 Sept 2013 Rob Corry, Marijuana Attorney, Arrested For Public Consumption Of ... Huffington Post
Corry helped draft Colorado's famed Amendment 64 initiative which legalized recreational marijuana in the state, and helped hand out free joints during an ...

28 Sept 2013 Debate over retail marijuana sales in Colorado Springs goes on ... KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
Their argument is that since Amendment 64 passed in Colorado Springs by just about 5,000 votes the council should have followed the will of voters. Now, the ...

27 Sept 2013 Gunnison County leaders have opted to ban commercial aspects of ... Gunnison Country Times
Colorado's Amendment 64 legalizes possession and recreational use of pot for individuals 21 years and older. It also seeks to regulate commercial sales of ...

26 Sept 2013 Anti-marijuana tax Colorado campaigners hand out free joints Daily Caller
The protagonists on both sides of the tax question are Colorado political veterans, working together on successful passage of Amendment 64 but divided over ...

25 Sept 2013 Cdale pot-shop law takes effect Oct. 1 Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution, passed by 53 percent of the state's voters in 2012, made it legal for anyone aged 21 years or older to use, buy, sell ...

24 Sept 2013 Denver Creates A Cannabis Cartel, Reinforcing Colorado's Pot ... Forbes
It is also more generous than the one-year “grace period” recommended by the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force last March. Since Denver is ...

23 Sept 2013 Louisville adopts emergency pot moratorium News & Observer
Voters in Colorado last November passed Amendment 64, which allows adults 21 and older to possess and consume small amounts of pot. The law envisions ...

22 Sept 2013 NORML needs to get on board on Colorado pot taxes Denver Post
NORML needs to get on board on Colorado pot taxes ... Brian Vicente, co-author of Amendment 64, speaks at an event promoting Proposition AA, which would ...

21 Sept 2013 Retail marijuana temporarily banned in Fort Collins The Coloradoan
Under Amendment 64 passed by voters last year, marijuana can be purchased beginning Jan. 1, 2014, from licensed retailers in Colorado. But most cities and ...

20 Sept 2013 Carbondale trustees put marijuana regulations in their pipes, don't ... Glenwood Springs Post Independent
... which are required by the passage last year of Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution legalizing the use, cultivation and sale of marijuana by those older ...

19 Sept 2013 Dry Towns Dampen Pot's Spread TIME
In the town of Avon, where voters overwhelmingly supported Amendment 64, the city council chose to wait until September 2014 to decide. Sensible Colorado ...

18 Sept 2013 Marijuana: Colorado NORML board opposes recreational pot tax ... Westword (blog)
While we can support the 15% excise tax portion of Measure AA, included in the language of Amendment 64, we feel that the addition by the Colorado ...

17 Sept 2013 Amendment 64: are we ready? Estes Park Trail-Gazette
Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 last November, legalizing the purchase and recreational use of marijuana across the state. It will take effect on Jan.

16 Sept 2013 Paonia Town Council Approves Moratorium on Commercial Marijuana KVNF Public Radio
Though voters in Paonia last November approved Amendment 64 – the measure legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado - the Paonia Town Council last ...

15 Sept 2013 Free Pot! (Anti-Tax Message Included) Forbes
Whatever the actual number, the publicity stunt was perfectly legal under Colorado's Amendment 64, which allows people to share up to an ounce at a time ...

14 Sept 2013 Recreational Marijuana Regulations Adopted KREX News Channel 5
Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in November 2012. According to our Denver FOX affiliate, on Monday the new rules were released. These new rules ...

13 Sept 2013 John Morse – Nation's 'Worst Pot Politician' – Recalled San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Colorado Senate president John Morse was recalled today in vote largely seen as a ... but by seeking to overturn Colorado legalization initiative Amendment 64.

12 Sept 2013 Does feds' stance on pot apply to hemp? Westword (blog)
Amendment 64 directed the state legislature to "enact legislation governing the ... The memo "shows the federal government is respecting the will of Colorado ...

11 Sept 2013 Glenwood council set to hash out pot regs Glenwood Springs Post Independent
... year a moratorium on accepting applications for licensed retail recreational marijuana businesses to begin doing business under Colorado's Amendment 64.

10 Sept 2013 Tax opponents give away free marijuana 9NEWS.com
Corry promotes that he helped to craft and pass last year's Amendment 64, ... He's upset that Colorado lawmakers tacked on a special sales tax in addition to the ...

9 Sept 2013 Carbondale takes another look at pot law Glenwood Springs Post Independent
... related activities concerning a planned recreational marijuana industry, as authorized by the passage last year of Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution.

8 Sept 2013 Pueblo Co. embraces retail pot shops, proposes sales tax KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
... move; virtually all other cities and counties across southern Colorado have voted to opt out, as part of the passage of Amendment 64, legalizing marijuana.

7 Sept 2013 BREAKING NEWS: Synthetic marijuana may be linked to 3 Colorado ... kdvr.com
... Amendment 64, may be linked to three deaths in the state of Colorado in the past ... according to the Colorado Department of Public Heath and Environment

6 Sept 2013 Marijuana: Does Amendment 64 decision mean states can defy feds ... Westword (blog)
The Justice Department's decision not to sue Colorado over Amendment 64 was greeted as good news by its co-author and received mixed but mainly positive ...

5 Sept 2013 The Justice Department And State Pot Laws
WBUR
Barbara Brohl, co-chair of Colorado's Amendment 64 Task Force, created by Governor Hickenlooper to work out the policy, legal and procedural issues around ...

4 Sept 2013 Grand Junction bans sales of retail pot Grand Junction Sentinel
Amendment 64, passed in November in Colorado, allows residents over age 21 to use and possess small amounts of the drug, and adult residents can each ...

3 Sept 2013 Fort Collins City Council temporarily bans retail marijuana Rocky Mountain Collegian
After Amendment 64 passed last November, in addition to legalizing the distribution of marijuana, cities in Colorado were given one of three ordinance options ...

2 Sept 2013 DOJ: Amendment 64 implementation can proceed without federal ... Lexology (registration)
DOJ: Amendment 64 implementation can proceed without federal ... that it does not currently intend to interfere with Colorado's efforts to implement a system to ...

1 Sept 2013 Obama administration will not block state marijuana laws, if ... Washington Post
Amendment 64 put Colorado in conflict with federal law. Today's announcement shows the federal government is respecting the will of Colorado voters.”.

31 Aug 2013 Editorial: Reject laws that violate 1st Amendment ReporterHerald.com
When Colorado voters in 2012 approved Amendment 64, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana by those who are over 21 years of age, they saw ballot ...

29 Aug 2013 Justice Department says it won't sue Colorado, Washington for ... The Denver Channel
"Colorado state government will continue to develop a regulatory scheme that is as effective as possible under the dictates of Amendment 64 with recognition ...

29 Aug 2013 Holder to Colorado: We're leaving Amendment 64 alone | Caleb Hendrich
There has been some good news for advocates of Amendment 64, namely that the Department of Justice under U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder (at least for ...

29 Aug 2013 Marijuana a hot topic this week for Fremont County, Canon City ... Canon City Daily Record
... the municipality opts out of retail marijuana pursuant to provisions in Amendment 64. Colorado voters in November passed the amendment, which states any ...

28 Aug 2013 Proposed marijuana taxes spark debate over black market drug sales 9NEWS.com
Within days of Colorado voters passing Amendment 64, work began at the state and local level to regulate the sale and marketing of recreational marijuana.

27 Aug 2013 Anti-pot views not changed by federal announcement Glenwood Springs Post Independent
New Castle and Silt, like other towns and cities throughout the state, are grappling with the issues raised by the passage of Amendment 64 by Colorado's ...

26 Aug 2013 What constitutes success in Colorado's marijuana test? Colorado Springs Gazette
A recent survey of Colorado voters by Drugfree.org shows many of those who voted for Amendment 64 had little knowledge of the particulars of the initiative.

25 Aug 2013 Kush Bottles Targets Colorado Lawmakers to Support Child Proof ...
Sacramento Bee
... conversations with Colorado lawmakers to urge them to support the state's Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force recommendation that marijuana products ...

24 Aug 2013 Minor marijuana use & possession penalty reduced in Grand Junction Glenwood Springs Post Independent
According to City of GJ City Council agenda documents, “In November 2012, the people of Colorado approved Amendment 64 to the State Constitution.

23 Aug 2013 More lawsuits, rules and pushes for legalization. Colorado Springs Independent
... Sladek expanded his lawsuit against a provision in Amendment 64 that lets ... joining the city of Colorado Springs, its City Council and Mayor Steve Bach.

21 Aug 2013 Silt trustees split on pot question Glenwood Springs Post Independent
19, the board talked for nearly three hours about the local ramifications of Amendment 64 to the Colorado Constitution, which was passed by the state's voters in ...

21 Aug 2013 Garfield County bans marijuana businesses Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Existing dispensaries have the right under Amendment 64 to apply for ... states have threatened to sue Colorado for allowing the distribution of a drug that ...

20 Aug 2013 Commercial pot business ban before BOCC Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Commissioners are weighing whether to exercise the county's right under Colorado's Amendment 64 to ban commercial activities related to retail sales, ...

19 Aug 2013 Nederland trustees to consider marijuana business licensing ... The Daily Camera
While some Boulder County communities recently have voted to ban recreational marijuana businesses in response to Colorado's Amendment 64, Nederland's ...

18 Aug 2013 Nederland trustees to consider marijuana business licensing ... The Daily Camera
She noted that Nederland was “inundated” with medical marijuana dispensaries after medical marijuana was voted into law in Colorado in 2000. She recalled ...

17 Aug 2013 Avon steps back from retail marijuana sales Vail Daily News
The town doesn't allow medical marijuana shops either. It banned ... Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, legalizing recreational marijuana. It also gave ...

15 Aug 2013 Mesa County bans retail sale of marijuana Denver Business Journal
... even with the passage of Amendment 64 by Colorado voters last year. The amendment allows adults to legally possess as much as an ounce of marijuana.

14 Aug 2013 Colorado Springs City Council retains ban on pot retailing Colorado Springs Gazette
Mark Slaugh, Southern Colorado coordinator of the Amendment 64 campaign and local business owner, asked council to reconsider its vote to ban retail pot ...

11 Aug 2013 CNN's Sanjay Gupta Talks 'Weed' and His Evolving View of Medical ... Hollywood Reporter
Dr. Sanjay Gupta's views on medical marijuana are evolving. ... CNN correspondent traveling to Colorado as well as locations in Israel where medical marijuana ...

10 Aug 2013 Colorado Dem facing recall now getting slammed by pot legalizers Daily Caller
... that would have repealed Colorado's marijuana legalization law, Amendment 64, ... are fighting for their political lives in Colorado's first ever recall elections, ...

9 Aug 2013 Loveland to ban retail pot stores Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado voters in November approved Amendment 64, which legalized possession, use and limited growing of marijuana by those over 21 years of age.

8 Aug 2013 Retail pot proposed in Wheat Ridge Our Colorado News
The council has to make several policy decisions regarding the implementation of Amendment 64; chief among them is whether to ban retail marijuana ...

6 Aug 2013 Drug czar's new gig and Colorado weed Westword (blog)
... delay in the federal government announcing its approach to marijuana laws in Colorado, where Amendment 64 passed last November, and Washington state.

5 Aug 2013 CO: Loveland to Consider Banning Recreational Pot Shops The Daily Chronic
Under Amendment 64, communities in Colorado are required to make a decision by October 1 to exercise their right to opt out of allowing recreational marijuana ...

4 Aug 2013 Manitou Springs: Come for the Cliff Dwellings; Stay for the Pot Reason (blog)
Unlike Amendment 64, Washington's legalization initiative, I-502, does not authorize local bans on cannabusinesses, which as in Colorado are supposed to start ...

3 Aug 2013 Should weed taxes go to anti-pot doctor? Westword (blog)
Even the former amount strikes marijuana activist and Amendment 64 co-author Brian Vicente as higher than strictly necessary. But Vicente's more worried ...

1 Aug 2013 Despite Colorado's marijuana laws, employers allowed to ban drug ... Denver Post
Amendment 64, which was approved by Colorado voters in November 2012, is now enacted as Article 18, Section 16 of the state constitution. The amendment ...

29 Jul 2013 'Worst State Legislators Of 2013' Video Outlines Top Marijuana ... Huffington Post
Colorado and Washington legalized recreational use of the drug in November, the ... Luke Malek (R-Coeur d'Alene) who called medical marijuana a "farcical ...

28 Jul 2013 Recreational marijuana sales meet resistance across Colorado kdvr.com
Although a majority of Colorado voters supported Amendment 64, the legislation does allow the flexibility for local governments to ban retail stores.

27 Jul 2013 Two Colorado Springs council members explain why they opposed ... Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in November. The state law allows adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow six ...

26 Jul 2013 This Anti-Beer, Pro-Marijuana Ad Will Run During A NASCAR Race
Business Insider
In March, the Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force suggested that the Colorado legislature "prohibit all mass-market campaigns that have a high likelihood ...

25 Jul 2013 Silt officials tackle Amendment 64 KJCT8.com
... of its size in the state of Colorado, but fears the sale of pot might change that. Moore says the state passed Amendment 64, 55 % voted in favor, and 45 % were ...

24 Jul 2013 VIDEO: Colorado Springs chooses to ban retail marijuana sales
Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado voters in November approved Amendment 64, which allows adults over 21 to possess one ounce of marijuana for recreational use. The law also allows stores to sell marijuana and other products made with marijuana, with a city's approval. Already ...

24 Jul 2013 Colorado Springs, CO: No Recreational Marijuana Stores
The Daily Chronic
Colorado Springs is the county seat of El Paso County, where Amendment 64 passed by 10 votes. Even before the election, county commissioners for El Paso County, as well as the Colorado Springs city council, passed resolutions opposing Amendment 64.

23 Jul 2013 Silt holds off on pot regulations
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Across Colorado, towns and cities are trying to determine how best to deal with the ramifications of Amendment 64, approved in November 2012, which makes it legal in Colorado for those 21 and older to grow, smoke and possess marijuana, as well as ...

23 Jul 2013 Mayor Steve Bach says he'll veto retail marijuana sales
Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado Springs business owner KC Stark said residents already have spoken on the issue. They voted for Amendment 64, which allows adults over age 21 to possess up to one ounce of cannabis. Amendment 64 passed by just 10 votes in El Paso County.

22 Jul 2013 Recreational Pot Sales Inside The Springs Up For A Vote Tuesday
KKTV 11 News
Credit: AP. Recreational marijuana may now be legal in Colorado with the passing of Amendment 64--but will it be sold in Colorado Springs? City Council is voting on that issue Tuesday. Under the new law, local governments can choose to opt out of ...

21 Jul 2013 Colorado Springs mayor fighting to ban commercial marijuana
kdvr.com
All of this comes in the wake of the passage of Amendment 64, which made it legal for Coloradans over the age of 21 to possess up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational use. The measure passed by just 10 votes in El Paso County, where Colorado ...

20 Jul 2013 Amendment 64 is back on the ballot
KRDO
Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in November, legalizing sales and possession of marijuana. The vote means citizens urge the retail regulation of marijuana sales similar to alcohol. The law also sides with our government, allowing local government ...

19 Jul 2013 Colorado Cannabis Industry Lobbying Expenditures Detailed
East Bay Express
"The Medical Marijuana Industry Group, a trade organization for dispensaries, has spent $55,750 on lobbying since July 2012," he wrote. Anti-regulation group Smart Colorado, which opposed Amendment 64, spent more than $56,000 on lobbyists this

18 Jul 2013 Glenwood Springs lays groundwork for recreational pot businesses
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Kelley Cox / Post Independent Medical marijuana patients sit at the bud-tending counter at a dispensary in Glenwood Springs Friday afternoon. Existing medical dispensaries are allowed under Amendment 64 to become the first retail outlets in Colorado to ...

17 Jul 2013 Colorado Dept. Of Revenue Announced Members Of Marijuana Rulemaking ...
THE Weed Blog (blog)
Amendment 64 of the Colorado State Constitution and HB13-1317 directs the State Licensing Authority (SLA) to adopt rules for retail marijuana. The first step in the process was the adoption of the July 1, 2013 emergency rules, which established a ...

16 Jul 2013 Glenwood begins pot regulation talks
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Amendment 64, which was approved by Colorado voters last fall, still allows for anyone age 21 and older to grow and possess limited amounts of marijuana for personal use, regardless of any bans on marijuana businesses. Garfield County commissioners ...

16 Jul 2013 Carbondale to seek local tax for marijuana
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
If approved, the taxes would take effect in January 2014, when marijuana businesses will be allowed to open in Colorado under Amendment 64, which was approved by state voters last fall. While acknowledging a need to generate the necessary revenues to ...

15 Jul 2013 Don't Let Marijuana Be Taxed To Death In Colorado
THE Weed Blog (blog)
When the voters of Colorado approved Amendment 64, I believed that our elected officials understood that our message was clear; end marijuana prohibition, make retail marijuana available to adults with deliberate speed, and use the revenues for school ...

14 Jul 2013 Millions will be at stake when Council makes its marijuana decision
Colorado Springs Independent
Now, an Independent analysis built on the center's study estimates the city of Colorado Springs, without any new taxes, could collect a minimum of $1.2 million in revenue next year from an estimated 53,500 local buyers (our population equivalent to the ...

13 Jul 2013 Commissioners take 'hold harmless' stance on Roan leases
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
The ban, which is allowed under Colorado's Amendment 64, would prohibit commercial cultivation, manufacturing and retail sales of marijuana and related products for recreational purposes in areas of Garfield County outside city and town limits. A ...

12 Jul 2013 Steamboat Springs to decide on marijuana rules
Steamboat Pilot & Today
With the passage of Amendment 64, Colorado lawmakers had until July to come up with the state's regulations. With a first draft of the rules in place, local governments now have until October to adopt their own rules. That is when the state will start ...

11 Jul 2013 Paonia Town Council Takes "No Action" on Amendment 64
KVNF Public Radio
The Paonia Town Council on Tuesday evening voted to approve a "No Action" plan regarding Amendment 64, the Colorado constitutional measure that legalizes commercial marijuana activity in the state. The town's decision to not explicitly act on the ...

10 Jul 2013 STERLING CITY COUNCIL Sterling City Council to make decisions on pot...
Journal-Advocate
The November 2012 vote on Amendment 64 means it's legal in Colorado for those 21 and older may possess and use up to an ounce of marijuana, and even to grow up to six plants — three mature — in an enclosed location as long as it isn't sold. However ...

9 Jul 2013 Colorado legalizes pot; process showcases true democracy
Examiner.com
Related topics Colorado Amendment 64 John Hickenlooper Under the constitutional ... Hickenlooper has already created a task force charged with creating a ...

8 Jul 2013 Health Policy Solutions: Driving stoned a growing public health issue in Colorado
Denver Business Journal
... public health threat of impaired drivers on the roads, is expected to be tough to enforce and likely will spark a host of legal changes. Amendment 64, the measure legalizing marijuana for recreational use, was passed by Colorado voters in November ...

7 July 2013 New Castle to ban recreational pot shops
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Like towns across Colorado and the state legislature, New Castle was wrestling with the local impacts of last year's voter approval of Amendment 64. New laws to regulate the so-called “recreational marijuana” industry are supposed to be enacted and in ...

7 July 2013 New Castle to ban recreational pot shops
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Like towns across Colorado and the state legislature, New Castle was wrestling with the local impacts of last year's voter approval of Amendment 64. New laws to regulate the so-called “recreational marijuana” industry are supposed to be enacted and in ...

6 July 2013 Searching for support for hemp
The Daily Planet
Although Colorado voters legalized hemp farming with last fall's passage of Amendment 64, it remains illegal federally. But a grassroots activist group is hoping to change that. Organizers with Fort Collins-based Hemp For America spent last week ...

5 July 2013 Health Policy Solutions: Driving stoned a growing public health issue in Colorado
Denver Business Journal
... public health threat of impaired drivers on the roads, is expected to be tough to enforce and likely will spark a host of legal changes. Amendment 64, the measure legalizing marijuana for recreational use, was passed by Colorado voters in November ...

4 July 2013 State unveils new marijuana rules, Council gets counseled and more
Colorado Springs Independent
The golden rules. On Monday, the Colorado Department of Revenue responded to Amendment 64 by releasing 60-plus pages of "emergency rules for the regulation of the state's Retail Marijuana Industry by the Department's Marijuana Enforcement Division.".

3 July 2013 County leaders hazy about pot regulation
Aspen Times
Under Amendment 64, Colorado local governments should be ready to receive applications for recreational marijuana business licenses by Oct. 1. At first, only licensed medical marijuana dispensaries or those with license applications in good standing ...

2 July 2013 Colorado Releases Marijuana Growing, Sales Regulations
The Daily Chronic
The rules released Monday don't apply to medical marijuana dispensaries. The rules require labels to include potency, expiration dates and a disclaimer that marijuana isn't legal outside Colorado and hasn't been safety-tested. Recreational marijuana ...

1 July 2013 Colorado Regulators Issue Rules for Pot Stores
Reason (blog)
Jacob SullumToday the Colorado Department of Revenue's Marijuana Enforcement Division published 64 pages of "emergency regulations" for the state-licensed pot stores that are supposed to start opening in January. The emergency is the short time frame ...

30 June 2013 Marijuana's march toward mainstream confounds feds
Daily Astorian
3, 2013 file photo shows state and department shields hanging in the entryway to the Colorado Department of Revenue, Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division in Denver. It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia

29 June 2013 Med pot businesses say they deserve advantage over out-of-towners
Pueblo Chieftain
by nick bonham the pueblo chieftain Attorney Brian Vicente explains the decisions that need to be made in Pueblo County in reguard to the legalization of ...

29 June 2013 Marijuana legalization: The blustery crosscurrents of change
Christian Science Monitor
Eighteen states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical use. ... The Gazette in Colorado Springs reported: "Selling marijuana in retail stores could ...

28 June 2013 The Stoner's Guide to Investing in Pot Stocks
Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
With 18 medical marijuana states plus DC, 15 decriminalized states, and full legalization in Colorado and Washington, rightfully so. In Colorado alone, tax revenue from legal marijuana sales alone is expected to touch some $130 million by next year

27 June 2013 City Council holds town hall on retail marijuana sales in Colorado Springs
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
As part of Amendment 64, which allows recreational marijuana use and retail sales in Colorado, local governments are allowed to ban sales within their jurisdiction. Monument and Woodland Park have already banned sales. At Thursday's town hall the ...

27 June 2013 Colorado Springs council gets earful on pros, cons of retail marijuana sales
Colorado Springs Gazette
"The black market has no rules, no regulations," said Don McKay, co-owner of Southern Colorado Medical Marijuana. "Marijuana comes across the border in bales but the money goes back across in shoe boxes. If we regulate, we can define the rules, say ...

26 June 2013 Colorado to Begin Offering Recreational Marijuana Vending Machines
HealthTechZone
In order to gain respect and trust, it's better to go through gradual, medical adoption.” Residents in Colorado can expect to see vending machines offering recreational sale of marijuana as early as January 2014

25 June 2013 Colorado leads legal marijuana experiment with fears, hopes
Rappler
Hice is a partner in one of Denver's leading medical marijuana dispensaries, and like just about everyone else in this booming industry, he is preparing for January 1, 2014 when Colorado will become, along with Washington state, one of the first two ...

24 June 2013 US Mayors Tell Feds to End Marijuana War
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Coversely, two states have ended the marijuana war, while 19 have medical marijuana laws, and the United States Conference of Mayors had already adopted resolutions declaring the war on drugs a failure, recognizing medical marijuana. ... The resolution ...

23 June 2013 Colorado Was Just the Beginning
Huffington Post
In 2012 I supported Amendment 64 in Colorado -- the "regulate marijuana like alcohol act." Amendment 64 is a common sense step toward ending the archaic prohibition mindset that has resulted in the U.S. leading the world in the incarceration of our ...

22 June 2013 The highs and lows of implementing Amendment 64
The Colorado Statesman
But when leadership put together the Joint Select Committee on the Implementation of the Amendment 64 Task Force Recommendations, they had no choice but to implement the will of voters and establish a regulated marijuana marketplace for adults

21 June 2013 Investors want to start pot-growing operation here
Wet Mountain Tribune
Amendment 64 was passed into Colorado law November 5, 2012, providing that recreational marijuana may be used by anyone over 21. Now Westcliffe is faced with the decision to either allow the cultivating facility in or keep it out. Robert Seefried ...

20 June 2013 Many Colorado pot business owners don't have marijuana backgrounds
Denver Post
Through information obtained in public-records requests to state regulators, The Denver Post has been able — for the first time — to identify several of the leading medical-marijuana business owners in Colorado. Because of new laws that give...

19 June 2013 Marijuana facts: 5 things to know about pot in the U.S.
WPTV
Laws in several states decriminalizing marijuana or allowing for medical marijuana use are one indicator of how voters feel. Two states -- Colorado and Washington -- have completely legalized pot for recreational use. Adrien Grenier, best known for his ...

18 June 2013 Growing movement advocates medical pot for pets - Colorado ...
Bugni-Daniel is part of a growing movement to give medical marijuana to pets in pain. Many urge caution ... TheColorado Springs Gazette. Serving Colorado ...

17 June 2013 Growing movement advocates medical pot for pets - Colorado ...
Bugni-Daniel is part of a growing movement to give medical marijuana to pets in pain. Many urge caution ... TheColorado Springs Gazette. Serving Colorado ...

13 June 2013 Colorado Localities Make Own Rules Before Final Decision on Marijuana Sales
New York Times
Not surprisingly, reactions in Colorado's communities have varied according to whether their citizens supportedAmendment 64. In Denver, where residents overwhelmingly backed the measure and medical marijuana dispensaries line thoroughfares, city ...

12 June 2013 Marijuana vending machines coming to a recreational pot shop near you?
Westword (blog)
As Colorado moves forward with implementing Amendment 64, ganjapreneurs are busily trying to figure out ways to cash in on what some are predicting will be a million customers in these parts once the recreational retail system gets rolling. Among the ...

11 June 2013 Marijuana, TABOR and the City Council
Colorado Springs Business Journal
Want to open a nationwide chain of marijuana providers, anticipating the eventual formal abandonment of marijuana prohibition? Not in El Paso County! Colorado Springs voters approved Amendment 64, albeit by a considerably slimmer margin than TABOR.

10 June 2013 Yellow Journalism: Retail marijuana would damage Springs' image
Colorado Springs Gazette
Amendment 64, approved by Colorado voters in 2012, has moved into the implementation phase. Regulation of the many details concerning legalized marijuana is a daunting task. One of those details is an enormous one - legal retail sale of pot within the...

9 June 2013 Colorado Nullifies Federal Hemp Ban With Governor's Signature
Tenth Amendment Center (blog)
The recent passage of Amendment 64 legalizing the cultivation and recreational use of marijuana in Colorado had the major impact on the state's agricultural sector, and laid the groundwork for passage of this bill. Now, farmers in Colorado can

8 June 2013 A cannabis conundrum
Norwood Post
The passage of Amendment 64 in November led Colorado to become the first state in the union to legalize the growth and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes. With the signing of a set of laws on Apr. 28 by Gov. John Hickenlooper, regulating ...

7 June 2013 Montrose Passes Retail Pot Ban
KREX News Channel 5
"Amendment 64 passed, so I feel like Montrose is part of Colorado and they should go along with the way it voted," said Nancy Kelso, an opponent to the moratorium. Montrose City Attorney Stephen Alcorn said Montrose voters sent a different message in ...

6 June 2013 Amendment 64: Recreational Marijuana Debate | City Council ...
Amendment 64: Recreational Marijuana Debate | City Council Colorado Springs | Mayor Bach

5 June 2013 Taxing Marijuana in Colorado and Washington
CelebStoner
Colorado's Amendment 64 was sold to voters, in part, with the promise of at least $40 million in new tax revenue for schools. This was to be achieved through a special excise tax. In fact, Colorado has established very heavy taxes to be imposed on ...

4 June 2013 Do Marijuana Collectives Have a Future in Colorado?
Reason (blog)
While some Colorado legislators may view these alternative sources of marijuana as an abuse of Amendment 64, the so-called loopholes help ensure that the initiative's goal of establishing a legal supply of cannabis will be reached, regardless of how ...

3 June 2013 Colorado Gov. signs legislation to implement legal use of recreational ...
TheCelebrityCafe.com
Colorado passed Amendment 64, a voter initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use for people over 21, in the November election. Despite the majority of Colorado citizens' evident support for legal recreational marijuana, Hickenlooper has been a ...

2 June 2013 Colorado Governor Signs Bill Ending Marijuana Prohibition in State ...
The task force recommendations became the basis of the work of a select legislative ... "Despite not supporting Amendment 64, our Governor has shown true ...

1 June 2013 Pot Magazines File First Amendment Lawsuit Against New Colorado Marijuana ...
Huffington Post
Amendment 64 was passed by Colorado voters who intended to 'regulate marijuana like alcohol'... [but publications] 'whose primary focus is alcohol or alcohol businesses' are not regulated or penalized the same way as Plaintiffs' marijuana-focused ...

31 May 2013 Colorado Governor Signs Marijuana Bills
Drug War Chronicle
Under the provisions of Amendment 64, the Colorado Dept. of Revenue has until July 1 to develop the specific regulations necessary for implementation. House Bill 1318 enacts a 10% special sales tax on retail sales of non-medical marijuana (in addition ...

30 May 2013 Reefer retail won't change soon for Eagle County dispensaries
Vail Daily News
After Colorado voters handily passed Amendment 64, visitors strolled in from around the United States and the world trying to buy marijuana. And even though Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three bills Monday creating the framework for the state's retail ...

29 May 2013 Study grounds high expectations from marijuana taxes
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
DENVER - Marijuana taxes come from one place, marijuana users. To get a better idea of just how many people that will be under Colorado's new Amendment 64, a team of economists from Colorado State University's Colorado Futures Center put together a ...

28 May 2013 Legalizing recreational pot: Is Colorado ready to roll?
MSNBC
On Tuesday, Colorado Governor (and staunch marijuana legalization opponent), John Hickenlooper, signed 6 landmark bills formalizing the legalization of marijuana in the state. Last November, voters passed Amendment 64, 55% to 44%, making Colorado ...

27 May 2013 Recreational marijuana: How Colorado plans to regulate the pot market
MSNBC
Last November, Coloradans voted to approve a constitutional amendment on recreational marijuana. The measure, Amendment 64, will allow Colorado adults–21 and older–to purchase up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational use from specialty ...

26 May 2013 Colorado becomes world's first legal, fully regulated market for recreational ...
New York Daily News
In the November election, Colorado passed Amendment 64, a voter initiative that legalized recreational use of the drug by residents over 21. “Certainly, this industry will create jobs,” Hickenlooper said. “Whether it's good for the brand of our state ...

25 May 2013 Legal Marijuana can Still Spell Trouble for Drivers
Fox Business
In November 2012, Colorado voters passed an amendment to the state constitution that basically set up the legalization of marijuana for personal use. Under Amendment 64, Colorado residents over the age of 21 are legally allowed to possess up to one ...

24 May 2013 Hemp growing legal right now? No, says Colorado Department of Agriculture
Westword (blog)
That's a complicated question -- and one that the Colorado Department of Agriculture is trying to clear up in a statement issued this week: "Amendment 64 did not authorize the immediate cultivation of hemp. It instead directed the General Assembly to ...

23 May 2013 Marijuana advocate: Each day feds are silent about Amendment 64 is ...
Westword
... 64 is just fine with me," notes Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente, one of the law's main authors and co-director of the campaign for the proposal.

22 May 2013 Marijuana opponents' new plan: Kill First Amendment
Salon
The setting for this effort is Colorado. After citizens here overwhelmingly backed Amendment 64, which fully legalizes marijuana, the state is now experiencing predictable attempts to thwart voters' will. The first of those was an attempt to ...

21 May 2013 Producer's Blog: Behind CBS4′s Driving While Stoned Investigation
Since the November election, when Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved Amendment 64, we've been taking an in-depth look at how the legalization of recreational marijuana will affect Coloradans. Perhaps the most hotly contested issue has centered ...

20 May 2013 SULLUM: The cannabis is out of the bag
Odessa American
Under Amendment 64, the Colorado initiative, people 21 or older already are allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, grow up to six plants for personal use and keep the produce of those plants (potentially a lot more than an ounce) on the ...

19 May 2013 Commissioner's forum used to explain Amendment 64 to Estes Park residents
Estes Park Trail-Gazette
Last November, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, decriminalizing limited personal cultivation, possession and the recreational use of marijuana by persons 21 years and older. Local jurisdictions must now decide whether to allow or prohibit marijuana ...

18 May 2013 Committee to look at recreational sales of marijuana
Our Colorado News
Voters in Colorado passed Amendment 64 in November legalizing the possession, sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes. The amendment also allows local municipalities to prohibit the cultivation, manufacturing, testing and sale of marijuana ...

17 May 2013 A 'hempire' growing in Springfield
KRDO
POSTED: 06:07 PM MDT May 16, 2013. Small Text; Medium Text; Large Text. Print; Email. Tweet. SPRINGFIELD, Colo. -. Here's a riddle, what's been illegal to grow for decades until Amendment 64 made it legal in Colorado? It has tens of thousands of uses,

16 May 2013 Sam Kamin, Marijuana Task Force Member, Talks Federal Government's Silence ...
Huffington Post
Last November, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use by adults 21 and over. Just last week, Colorado lawmakers passed historic bills that establish a regulatory framework for a legal marijuana market in

15 May 2013 New law allows Colorado hemp crop at Springfield
Businessweek
SPRINGFIELD, Colo. (AP) — Springfield farmer Ryan Loflin is now watching over one of Colorado's first industrial hemp crops in almost 60 years. The passage of Amendment 64 in November allows commercial growing, even though hemp, like marijuana, ...

14 May 2013 New laws lay out the path for Amendment 64's implementation
Colorado Springs Independent
"Absolutely, with the proliferation of marijuana in the state of Colorado, you know, we need some sort of standard on the books," says the House Minority Leader of House Bill 1325, which creates a limit of 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood ...

13 May 2013 Marijuana in Co. Springs
KRDO
It turns out the city has a lot of power when dealing with Amendment 64. The Colorado Springs City ... Local communities, like Colorado Springs, can't undo that, but can stop recreational marijuana shops from setting up in the city. The city attorney's ...

12 May 2013 "Unconstitutional" Amendment 64 Repeal Resolution Dead on ...
On May 6, Colorado legislators introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 3, a resolution that would repeal Amendment 64 if Colorado voters did not approve ...

11 May 2013 Nederland backs off plan to pioneer recreational pot rules
Daily Camera
Earlier in the year, an Amendment 64 "shadow task force," made up of local advocates who are monitoring the state task force assembled to make legal recommendations for the establishment of Colorado's new recreational marijuana businesses, explored ...

10 May 2013 5 Final Features of Colorado's Legal Marijuana Industry - Governing
Governing (blog)
It was a first-of-its-kind effort by a state legislature, required after Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 last November. (Washington state, where voters approved a similar measure in November, is expected to complete its regulatory framework later ...

9 May 2013 Colorado Legislature Passes First Bills in History to Establish a Regulated ...
eNews Park Forest
DENVER--(ENEWSPF)--May 9, 2013. The Colorado state legislature passed the first bills in history Wednesday to establish a regulated marijuana market for adults. Representatives of the Amendment 64 campaign will discuss the landmark achievement and

8 May 2013 Colorado Lawmakers Establish Regulated Marijuana Market for Adults
The Daily Chronic
The legislature was charged with doing so when voters approved the marijuana legalization Amendment 64 last November. In addition to passing and sending to the governor a bill to regulate the recreational cannabis market in Colorado, the legislature ...

7 May 2013 Nederland's tourist friendly pot rules
Westword (blog)
Back in February, activists with the Amendment 64 Shadow Task Force told the Nederland Board of Trustees they wanted to submit language that would create a regulated recreational cannabis and hemp industry at the local level. As we've reported, ...

6 May 2013 Amendment 64 Repeal Dies: Colorado Lawmakers' Effort To Reverse Course ...
Huffington Post
A last-minute effort by some Colorado lawmakers to repeal Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use in the state last November, was abandoned late Monday night, dying on the calendar. Sponsored by 24 senators including Senate ...

5 May 2013 Editorial : Pot business not for government
Denver Post
The idea was first floated during deliberations of the governor's Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force early this year, but eventually rejected. But now it has been resurrected as one of several possible options for Aurora as it decides how to move ...

4 May 2013 Lawmakers introduce, then drop last-minute proposal to repeal Amendment 64
kdvr.com
On Monday night, between debates on legislation to impose a DUID statute and another bill to put in place a regulatory framework for legal marijuana, the two Senate leaders casually dropped a resolution that would overturn Amendment 64 itself. Senate ...

3 May 2013 Colorado pot collectives test limits of Amendment 64
Summit Daily News
DENVER, CO. - APRIL 26: Chris Jetter, owner of Blue Mountains, "the original rocky mountain high" in the Blue Mountains dab bus for a free happy hour dab bar downtown April 26, 2013 Denver, Colorado. (Photo By Joe Amon/The Denver Post) ...

2 May 2013 Amendment 64-like proposal may be heading north to Alaska
Westword (blog)
In fact, the plan is nearly identical to Colorado's Amendment 64 in many ways, including language that allows adults to give cannabis away "without remuneration" and cultivate up to three flowering plants and three non-flowering plants at any time ...

1 May 2013 Law enforcement group wants action on Amendment 64
KRDO
A two and a half page letter written by the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police outlined “serious safety concerns” about Amendment 64, was sent to Governor Hickenlooper, leaders in both the Colorado House and Senate and state Attorney General John ...

30 April 2013 Colorado AG says feds still mum after Amendment 64 passage
9NEWS.com
State leaders asked the country's attorney general a week after the passage of 64 for some guidance in what the federal government planned to do after marijuana was legalized in both Colorado and Washington. That answer has yet to arrive. Colorado ...

29 April 2013 Paranoia over Colorado pot laws
Denver Post
And the governor's task force on implementing Amendment 64 reached that same conclusion. We doubt, however, that most employers — outside of public safety, transportation and construction — really have any desire to dictate off-job behavior or in ...

28 April 2013 'Don't Repeal Amendment 64′, Sensible Colorado Argues
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Sensible Colorado – the group that helped pass Colorado marijuana legalization Amendment 64 – warns supporters today that a group of “sore losers are asking legislators to consider a number of methods to repeal Amendment 64, and some legislators are ...

27 April 2013 Amendment 64 Repeal 'Unconstitutional', Top Election Law Firm Says Of ...
Huffington Post
[T]he submission of the second component of the proposed amendment -- the constitutional repeal of the entirety of Colo. Const. art. XVII, sec. 16 [Amendment 64] -- would be unconstitutional and invalid under Colo. Const. art. XIX, sec. 2

26 April 2013 Amendment 64 Analysis ‐ Colorado Futures Center - Colorado State ...
Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in November 2012, legalizing the production, sale and use of adult recreational marijuana under Colorado law.

25 April 2013 Some Colorado lawmakers consider Amendment 64 repeal ...
DENVER -- Marijuana legalization could be going back to the ballot in Colorado - - a prospect that has pot legalization activists furious.

24 April 2013 The Fiscal Impact of Amendment 64 on State Revenues - webcom ...
Colorado Futures Center Amendment 64 Analysis. Page | 1. Summary. Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 in November 2012, legalizing the production, ...

23 April 2013 Mason Tvert: Amendment 64 Repeal Effort Being Considered By 'Numerous ...
Huffington Post
The backers of Amendment 64 have announced a news conference for Friday morning to denounce what they are saying is an effort by an anti-legalization group's effort to repeal Colorado's recreational marijuana legislation. Mason Tvert, the former ...

22 April 2013 Colorado lawmakers considering measure to repeal Amendment 64
Colorado Springs Independent (blog)
A press release from the proponents of marijuana legalization — including Mason Tvert, Betty Aldworth and Christian Sederberg, who we interviewed for a story on the amendment's task force — says "numerous Colorado state lawmakers are considering ...

21 April 2013 Marijuana bills loaded with new amendments -- including one to revive THC ...
Westword (blog)
Yesterday, we noted that the marijuana bills needed to implement Amendment 64, which allows adults 21 and over in Colorado to use and possess small amounts of cannabis, would be facing their first tests. But the exams are far from over. The most ...

20 April 2013 Marijuana Regulation Bills Introduced On The Eve Of 4/20
CBS Local
Legislators took the recommendations given to them by the Amendment 64 Task Force and tweaked them accordingly. One bill would create a 15 percent sales tax on recreational pot and a 15 percent excise tax on pot transfers. The other creates a ...

19 April 2013 Turn and face the strange ch-ch-changes - Boulder Weekly
Boulder Weekly
6, 54.8 percent of Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which allows adults to possess, consume, buy and grow marijuana in small quantities for personal use. Washington state passed a similar law that day, the ...

18 April 2013 Ask a Stoner, 4/20 edition: Pot critic William Breathes answers your cannabis ...
Westword
Amendment 64 may have legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, but it also raised many new questions. We created Ask a Stoner to try to provide some answers. Here's our special 4/20 edition. Dear Stoner:

17 April 2013 Talking shop with members of the governor's marijuana task force
Colorado Springs Independent
John Hickenlooper and you want something done, you just sign an executive order making it so — which is exactly how the Task Force on the Implementation of Amendment 64 came about. "All stakeholders share an interest in creating efficient and ...

16 April 2013 Amendment 64 Is Bringing Pot Smoking Tourists To Denver - RTTNews
RTT News
Even though smoking in public is still illegal, police are expected to follow the same protocol followed in years past where due to the excessive amount of smokers, they are forced to look the other way. The new law passed by Amendment 64 allows anyone ...

15 April 2013 Committee rehashes pot reg recommendations
The Colorado Statesman
The 10-member bipartisan “joint” committee of members from both the House and Senate was tasked with navigating a maze of recommendations set forth by the governor's diverse Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force. The task force suggested 58 ...

14 April 2013 Group wants to ban sales of marijuana in CO
9NEWS.com
DENVER - Just when you thought the marijuana debate was dying down, there is a new debate about how to best implement Amendment 64 in Colorado. A group that opposes pot wants cities and counties to ban marijuana businesses. Pro-pot groups say ...

13 April 2013 Colorado Legislative Committee Votes Against Pot Protectionism
Reason (blog)
Jacob SullumThis week the joint (heh heh) legislative committee working on implementation of Amendment 64, Colorado's marijuana legalization initiative, struck a blow against pot protectionism by rejecting a requirement that retailers grow at least 70 ...

12 April 2013 Amendment 64 and gun laws
KJCT8.com
Tweet. Amendment 64 and gun laws. GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -. By now you've probably heard all about the new law allowing private possession of marijuana in Colorado, but many are still wondering how Amendment 64 will mesh with existing gun laws.

11 April 2013 City officials split on Amendment 64
Our Colorado News
The discussion, which took place during an April 1 study session, outlined several key dates and municipal issues identified by the Amendment 64 Implementation Taskforce in a 166-page report released to the Legislature last month. City Attorney Corey ...

10 April 2013 Public voices opinion about Amendment 64 during Denver City Council meeting
The Denver Channel
The Denver City Council hears public comment on Amendment 64, the voter-approved measure legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado

9 April 2013 Marijuana: National media ramps up pressure on feds to make Amendment 64 ...
Westword (blog)
It's now been approximately five months since voters approved Amendment 64, which allows adults 21 and over in Colorado to use and possess small amounts of marijuana. Moreover, almost four months have passed since John Hickenlooper signed it into ...

8 April 2013 Responsibly Implementing Amendment 64 | Colorado Statesman
In response, my organization, the Medical Marijuana Industry Group, led the effort to pass ... the Governor's Task Force on the Implementation of Amendment 64 ...

7 April 2013 Fox News: Breaking down the pros and cons of Amendment 64...
If passed Amendment 64 would make Colorado the first state to ...

6 April 2013 State lawmakers consider a 40% sales tax on recreational marijuana
The Denver Channel
The Joint Committee plans to introduce a bill this week to the legislature, drafted from 58 recommendations by the "Amendment 64 Task Force." Currently, medical marijuana is taxed like food and alcohol. For Denver residents that's 8%; the rate ...

5 April 2013 The Rocky Mountain Road to Legal Marijuana Commerce in Colorado
The Daily Chronic
Indeed, in following the will of the voters, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) within weeks announced that marijuana was no longer illegal in Colorado. But that was only the beginning. Amendment 64, the marijuana legalization initiative approved

4 April 2013 Can HOAs ban marijuana? Probably.
Westword (blog)
... Orten will be front and center at "Marijuana & Other Odors -- What Can and Should HOAs Do," which kicks off at 10:15 a.m. Other panelists include attorney Christian Sederberg, who represented the campaign on the Amendment 64 task force, plus ...

3 April 2013 Marijuana legislative update: Dispensary tax deductions and more
Westword (blog)
Approving 1042 is also among the recommendations from the Amendment 64 Task Force and Joint Committee, assigned to create the rules surrounding Amendment 64, which legalized small amounts of marijuana use, possession and cultivation, as well as ...

1 April 2013 USA's first 'pot tourism' firm touts Colorado trip
USA TODAY
Taking advantage of Colorado voters' recent passage of Amendment 64, which legalizes recreational ganja possession and use of up to one ounce for anyone 21 and older, My 420 Tours "gives you the opportunity to fly to Colorado over the April 20th ...

30 March 2013 RG County nixes retail marijuana sales
Valley Courier
In line with the county's ban on medial marijuana dispensaries approved in 2010, the adopted ordinance will enact Section 16 of Amendment 64, which Colorado voters approved last November to regulate the plant like alcohol. Several county municipalities ...

29 March 2013 Pot supercommittee faces uncertain future
9NEWS.com
The joint select committee was supposed to take recommendations from the governor's task force on Amendment 64 and write an omnibus marijuana bill by now. The committee has pushed back deadlines and scheduled extra meetings in an effort to reach a ...

28 March 2013 Vertical Integration in Amendment 64: "Effective Regulation" or ...
The Amendment 64 task force released its recommendations for the regulation of the Colorado recreational cannabis market on March 13, and the Colorado ...

27 March 2013 Working Smart and Collaboratively to Get Things Done: Colorado's ...
In the days of sequesters and other nonsensical bureaucratic stalemates at the federal level, it was interesting to be engaged in the facilitation of the Amendment ...

26 March 2013 Amendment 64 Task Force Full Report Released
I recently wrote about the biggest recommendations made by Colorado's Amendment 64 Task Force. The full report has since been made public

25 March 2013 Marijuana: Save Our Society from Drugs attacks Amendment 64 task force ...
Westword (blog)
Last week, the Amendment 64 task force released a massive, 166-page report filled with recommendations about how best to implement the measure, which allows adults 21 and over in Colorado to use and possess small amounts of marijuana. How...

24 March 2013 Amendment 64 Task Force Wraps Up Their Work In Colorado
The group charged with making recommendations on legal recreational marijuana to the Colorado legislature has finished their work. The Amendment 64 task ...

23 March 2013 Final Recommendations By Amendment 64 Marijuana Task Force
Here are the final recommendations for those seeking information or business opportunities in Colorado marijuana industry.

22 March 2013 Marijuana: Amendment 64 task force report reveals Westword is ...
Hey, kid! What are you doing reading this blog post? Don't you know that Westword is adult-oriented? Frankly, that was news to us, too, despite our.

21 March 2013 guest commentary Some implementation tips for Amendment 64
Denver Post
Want implementation tips for Amendment 64? Ask someone who's been smoking pot for 30 years. Colorado's "joint" legislative committee is meeting on consecutive Fridays this month to discuss and make recommendations to the legislature regarding the ...

20 March 2013 Full Amendment 64 Task Force Report Released | Colorado ...
After months of work, Colorado's Amendment 64 Task Force has released it's final recommendations for the regulation of legal marijuana.

19 March 2013 Amendment 64 Task Force's Recommendations Released ...
On Wednesday, the Amendment 64 Task Force's recommendations for how Colorado's legal marijuana program should be regulated were released.

18 March 2013 Colorado's Amendment 64 Task Force Releases Full Report -- 58 ...
Colorado's Amendment 64 Task Force Releases Full Report -- 58 Recommendations for Recreational Marijuana (thedailychronic.net). submitted 1 day ago by ...

17 March 2013 Amendment 64 Task Force Gives Its Final Recommendations « CBS ...
CBSDenver.com - News for Colorado and Denver from CBS4, plus Sports, Weather, Traffic and Top Spots.

16 March 2013 Colorado Amendment 64 Task Force Report: Opportunities for ...
By Anne Holland. The Task Force responsible for implementing Colorado's Amendment 64 – the legalized sale of cannabis to adults – announced its formal ...

15 March 2013 Gov. Hickenlooper statement about Amendment 64 ... - Colorado.gov
Colorado.gov: The Official State Web Portal. Text Size: Increase ... Media · Gov. Hickenlooper statement about Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force report ...

14 March 2013 Amendment 64 task force recommendations - YouTube
3/13/13 - 11am - The Amendment 64 task force presented their recommendations for the regulation, taxation and sale of recreational marijuana.

13 March 2013 Colorado's Amendment 64 Task Force expected to release marijauna report ...
The Denver Channel
DENVER - Colorado's marijuana task force that has been debating how the drug should be grown, sold and taxed has finished its work. The group is making its recommendations final Wednesday in a report to be released to lawmakers.

12 March 2013 Task Force Report on the Implementation of Amendment 64
Task Force Report on the. Implementation of Amendment 64. Regulation of Marijuana in Colorado. Task Force Co-Chairs: Jack Finlaw. Chief Legal Counsel ...

11 March 2013 Next Steps on Amendment 64 - Colorado House Democrats
Officially titled the Joint Select Committee on the Implementation of the Amendment 64 Task Force Recommendations, the select committee is to include 10 ...

10 Feb 2013 More from the Amendment 64 task force
Denver Business Journal (blog)
Here's some additional information on Colorado's Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force's work to establish the rules and regulations for the state's newest industry. The material was trimmed from my story in today's print edition. The task force on Feb.

9 Feb 2013 Minutes For Amendment 64 Marijuana Task Force |
Complete list of minutes for Colorado Amendment 64 Marijuana Task Force.

9 Feb 2013 Marijuana task force backs DUI bill in legislature...
Colorado Springs Gazette
Under existing regulations for medical marijuana, the industry must be vertically integrated, meaning from seed to sale the same people manage the transaction. The establishment is meant to prevent the drug from disappearing for non-medical purposes or

8 Feb 2013 Colorado Marijuana Task Force Endorses Firing Employees For Off-The-Job Pot ...
Huffington Post
Activists hope to create a law permitting marijuana in Colorado and Washington's workplaces. However, like their medical-marijuana predecessors, these measures don't require employers to accommodate marijuana use. In fact, Amendment 64 says it ...

7 Feb 2013 Amendment 64 task force meets to outline plan for recreational ...
DENVER - Gov. John Hickenlooper's task force on Amendment 64 is meeting Tuesday to continue its work on implementing all of the voter-approved elements ...

6 Feb 2013 Marijuana: Governor's counsel sees alleged Amendment 64 conflicts of interest ...
Westword (blog)
In mid-December, we shared complaints from a marijuana activist about alleged conflicts of interest in regard to one member of the governor's Amendment 64 task force. More recently, the activist raised concerns about another task force member -- and ...

5 Feb 2013 Amendment 64 Task Force - Recommendations Update - Weedist
Colorado's Amendment 64 Task Force submitted some recommendations, including requesting a change in federal banking policy.

4 Feb 2013 Amendment 64 task force continues to draw heat
Colorado Springs Independent (blog)
Back in December, we talked to local marijuana advocate Mark Slaugh about concerns he had with a member of Gov. John Hickenlooper's task force that was created to implement Amendment 64. Tamra Ward, the CEO of business-advocacy group Colorado ...

3 Feb 2013 Amendment 64 public information session on campus
The Scribe
“The governor, shortly after the passage of Amendment 64, formulated the Amendment 64 task force,” Siaugh responded. “This is a group of experts that have come across from all fields and over the spectrum from staunch prohibitionists to advocates and ...

2 Feb 2013 Denver City Council Holds Amendment 64 Task Force Meeting ...
Outspoken Sheriff In High Country Opposes Assault Weapons Ban Outspoken Sheriff In High Country... DeVotchKa Set For Big Concert That Benefits Bonfils ...

1 Feb 2013 Clock Ticking For Denver To Figure Out How To Deal With Amendment 64
CBS Local
DENVER (CBS4) – The city of Denver, like many other communities, is now trying to figure out how to handle the state's new law legalizing marijuana. The city council held its first Amendment 64 Task Force meeting on Tuesday

27 Jan. 2013 Erie, Broomfield move to temporarily ban marijuana-related businesses
The Daily Camera
... week each moved to temporarily ban marijuana-related businesses in the wake of Colorado's Amendment 64. The Erie Board of Trustees approved a moratorium ...

26 Jan 2013 Palisade's Temporary Ban For Marijuana Clubs
KREX News Channel 5
Palisade is the only area in the Grand Valley where Medical Marijuana is sold. The town is now following other Western Slope towns, and have put a ban until ...

25 Jan 2013 Denver City Council Holds Amendment 64 Task Force Meeting ...
Outspoken Sheriff In High Country Opposes Assault Weapons Ban Outspoken Sheriff In High Country... DeVotchKa Set For Big Concert That Benefits Bonfils ...

24 Jan 2013 BakerHostetler Attorney Appointed To Amendment 64 Task Force
Law Week Colorado
The task force is charged with developing the regulatory scheme that will govern the implementation of Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for recreational use in Colorado. The Tax, Civil Law, Funding and Resource Issues working group is one of ...

 

23 Jan 2013 Clock Ticking For Denver To Figure Out How To Deal With Amendment 64
CBS Local
DENVER (CBS4) – The city of Denver, like many other communities, is now trying to figure out how to handle the state's new law legalizing marijuana. The city council held its first Amendment 64 Task Force meeting on Tuesday.

22 Jan 2013 Marijuana rule-breaking after Amendment 64 not a problem at resorts, says ski ...
Westword (blog)
In a post about the first meeting of the Denver City Council's recreational marijuana committee, chairman Charlie Brown shared anecdotes he's heard about public pot smoking at ski areas since Amendment 64. But a spokeswoman for Colorado's ski industry ...

21 Jan 2013 Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force - Colorado.gov
Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force. Regulatory Framework Working Group. Meeting Notice. Friday, January 18, 2013. 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.. Colorado ...

14 Jan 2013 With passage of Amendment 64, Colorado becomes one of two ...
By Chandler Baker & Keile Kropf, staff writers Following last fall's election as many Americans celebrated Barack Obama's re-election, Colorado made history in ...

 

13 Jan 2013 Activist on launch of A64 Shadow Task Force
Westword (blog)
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 ...

12 Jan 2013 Colorado, K9 Alerts And Amendment 64: What's The Point ...
Scott Alexander Meiner | 1.9.2013 In light of Amendment 64-s language legalizing possession of small quantities of marijuana, Coloradans ponder the...

11 Jan 2013 Amendment 64: Should the state run commercial shops for recreational ...
Westword (blog)
Another controversial question has emerged at Governor John Hickenlooper's task force on Amendment 64, which legalizes small amounts of pot for adult use: Should the state operate commercial establishments for recreational marijuana? The group, which ...

12 Jan 2013 Regulatory Framework Handout | Amendment 64 Marijuana Task ...
January 3, 2013 Regulatory framework meeting of Colorado marijuana task force for Amendment 64. Handout of key issues and points of discussion.

11 Jan 2013 Amendment 64: Should retail marijuana shops be limited to ...
Amendment 64: Should retail marijuana shops be limited to Colorado residents? By Sam Levin Fri., Jan. 4 2013 at 11:10 AM. Categories: Follow That Story, ...

10 Jan 2013 Amendment 64 Task Force Considering Anti-Marijuana Tourism ...
Colorado's Amendment 64 Task Force is tasked with defining the state's legal marijuana system, including how the drug will be grown and distributed, as well as ...

9 Jan 2013 Amendment 64 Task Force Tackles Pot Legalization Issues ... - Yahoo!
Watch the video Amendment 64 Task Force Tackles Pot Legalization Issues on Yahoo! Screen . Amendment 64 Task Force Tackles Pot Legalization Issues.

8 Jan 2013 Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force Meeting Notice | ACT4CO
The Amendment 64 Implementation Task Force has more scheduled meetings on several key issues. The meeting schedule is as follows: - Consumer ...

7 Jan 2013 Amendment 64 goes official, makes pot legal in Colorado
Fruita Times
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order that made an “official declaration of the vote” related to Amendment 64 Mon. Dec. 10. This formalized the amendment use as part of the state Constitution, which makes the personal use, possession, and ...

6 Jan 2013 Colorado's Amendment 64 Task Force Starts Crafting Marijuana Rules
The Daily Chronic
There are 24 total members, representing the Colorado state government, public health and safety, agriculture, the medical marijuana industry, legal experts, and the Amendment 64 legalization campaign. The members of the task force are: Rep. Dan Pabon ...

5 Jan 2013 Amendment 64 Task Force Discusses Big Issues Concerning Legal Pot
CBS Local
DENVER (CBS4)- The task force assigned to tackle big issues in the aftermath of legalization of marijuana is focusing on some key points like how to keep pot from children and growing standards. The task force will also consider consumer safety and ...

4 Jan 2013 Amendment 64 activists divided over new Denver marijuana club
Fox 31 KDVR.com
The members-only Club 64 is the first of its kind to open in Colorado since November when voters approved Amendment 64, which legalized possession of small amounts of marijuana for recreational use. The club opened on New Year's Eve at 4:20 p.m. ...

3 Jan 2013 Colorado Marijuana Clubs Open Following Passage Of Amendment 64
Huffington Post
An attorney for Denver's new Club 64 says the clubs are permissible under Colorado's new constitutional amendment on marijuana. Marijuana will not be sold at the clubs. He said Club 64 has 200 members over age 21 who paid $29.99 for a one-time club ...

29 Dec 2012 Amendment 64 Update: Local Marijuana Leader - A64 a Boom for Business - The enactment of Amendment 64 has certainly opened the floodgates to new commercial interest in Marijuana.

26 Dec 2012 El Paso County Moves to Undermine Amendment 64 | The Colorado ...
El Paso County Commissioners took the first step in bucking Amendment 64 this week. With the exception of Commissioner Peggy Littleton, the board gave the ...

25 Dec 2012 Lathen says Amendment 64 campaign was 'deceptive' - City Desk ...
Amendment 64, which Colorado voters approved in November, decriminalizes the consumption

24 Dec 2012 Older men are usually top marijuana users - The Milford Daily News
The four states that report medical marijuana data by age found users tend to be older. The average age of a medical marijuana patient in Colorado is 41; ...

23 Dec 2012 Colorado Set To Amend Medical Marijuana Business Rules | Hail ...
Colorado's MMED is set to rewrite the medical marijuana business rules. Medical marijuana business owners continue to operate with uncertainty concerning ...

22 Dec 2012 In Colorado Getting Down to Business of Marijuana - Medical ...
Six weeks after voters made Colorado one of two states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, a task force started to determine how the state will regulate ...

21 Dec 2012 OUR VIEW: Leave marijuana regulation to states (poll - Colorado ...
The memo led entrepreneurs and investors to open hundreds of medical marijuana stores in Colorado. Two short years later, in April of 2011, Colorado U.S. ...

20 Dec 2012 El Paso County forges ahead on pot ban
Colorado Springs Gazette
So far, only two other governments — Douglas County and Parker — have banned retail marijuana operations, according to a recent presentation from the Colorado Springs City Attorney's Office. Colorado Springs is taking a wait-and-see ... “When we were ...

19 Dec 2012 What Legal Marijuana Means For Colorado: Common Questions And Answers ...
Huffington Post
The administration has cracked down aggressively on the medical marijuana industry in states like California and Colorado, despite its legality in those states. A majority of Americans want the Department of Justice to leave pot smokers alone in the ...

18 Dec 2012 Amendment 64 Task Force Concludes First Meeting - Reason ...
December 18, 2012, 8:00am. Amendment 64 Task Force, First Meeting. Last month, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 to the state constitution, essentially ...

17 Dec 2012 Amendment 64: Marijuana task force meets for the first time, plots "aggressive ...
Westword (blog)
When Governor John Hickenlooper signed Colorado's pot measure into law last week, he announced the creation of a task force dedicated to resolving the long list of unanswered questions about legalization. In its first meeting yesterday afternoon, the ...

14 Dec 2012 Colorado pot legalization: 30 questions (and answers)
Denver Post
The passage and governor's proclamation of Amendment 64 on Monday, which makes Colorado one of the first two states to legalize limited possession and sales of marijuana, has prompted a flood of questions about what happens now. Herewith, some ...

13 Dec 2012 Colorado marijuana legal after governor signs ... - The Coloradoan
Marijuana is legal in Colorado for people 21 and older to use, possess, distribute and cultivate in limited quantities after Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday ...

12 Dec 2012 It's Official: Pot's Legal in Colorado; Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Amendment 64
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
This morning the state of Colorado officially became the second state to legalize pot, when Governor John Hickenlooper signed a proclamation adding Amendment 64 to the state constitution. “Voters were loud and clear on Election Day,” Hickenlooper said ...

10 Dec 2012 Colorado's Amendment 64 Signed by Governor Hickenlooper ...
We already see the sales in Funyons and Domino's pizza skyrocketing -- Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Executive Order which declares Amendment ...

9 Dec 2012 Colorado marijuana legalization initiative Amendment 64 certified ...
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler certified the state's Nov. 6 election results Thursday, spokesman Rich Coolidge said, setting the stage for possession ...

8 Dec 2012 ColoradoPols.com - Feds To Sue To Stop Amendment 64?
Amendment 64 was written to be "severable," making it harder (at least in theory) to invalidate the entire amendment if one section is struck down. Colorado Pols ...

7 Dec 2012 Washington's Marijuana Law Now In Effect, Amendment 64 Certified ...
By Jeralyn
The vote on Colorado's Amendment 64, legalizing adult possession and setting up a regulatory framework to distribute and sell it, was certified by the Secretary of State today, and will become law by January 5. The New York Times reports the ...

6 Dec 2012 Cities face hard choices on Amendment 64
Our Colorado News
Northglenn and Thornton officials are beginning to weigh options for addressing the state's voter-approved Amendment 64 even as Colorado State Attorney General John Suthers awaits a response from the U.S. Department of Justice on active lawsuits to ...

5 Dec 2012 Stoner, Colorado "mayor" Frank McDonald on post-Amendment 64 dream for ...
Westword (blog)
Frank McDonald is the self-proclaimed mayor of Stoner, Colorado, a town whose population numbers two -- with the other resident being, in his words, "an old lady named Mary Jane." But thanks to the community's name, and the passage of Amendment 64, ...

4 Dec 2012 Amendment 64: If it's a disaster, other states won't move to legalize pot ...
Westword (blog)
Since Amendment 64 passed in Colorado, Republican officials have been tasked with responding to a policy that the party didn't embrace but a majority of voters supported. With small amounts of recreational marijuana use to be okayed in the state ...

3 Dec 2012 Amendment 64 Strategy, timing key to states' pot legalization
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
"What we figured out is that your average person doesn't necessarily like marijuana, but there's sort of this untapped desire by voters to end the drug war," says Brian Vicente, a Denver lawyer who helped write Colorado's Amendment 64. "If we can focus ...

2 Dec 2012 Boulder officials: Ban non-medical pot shops ahead of legalization
Denver Post
Josh Kappel, associate director of Sensible Colorado, which backed Amendment 64, said the only other local government that has taken steps to ban recreational marijuana stores is Douglas County, where 54.5 percent of voters opposed it. In contrast, 66 ...

1 Dec 2012 Colorado deputy AG says his office will defend Amendment 64 - pot vote
Our Colorado News
While recreational pot shops will not be open for business in Colorado until January 2014, once Gov. John Hickenlooper signs Amendment 64 into law — sometime between Dec. 6 and Jan. 5 — it will be legal for those over the age of 21 to possess up to ...

30 Nov 2012 Pot-legalizing Amendment 64 moves a step forward to becoming ...
The marijuana-legalizing Amendment 64 on Monday moved a step closer to becoming Colorado law. County clerks from across the state were required by the ...

29 Nov 2012 Tancredo on why GOP should back A64
Westword (blog)
Former Congressman and Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo was arguably the most prominent Colorado Republican to publicly back Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act -- and even after voters approved it, few GOP ...

28 Nov 2012 Thanks to Amendment 64, Colorado tourism should be a mile high
Westword
The passage of Amendment 64 had barely been projected — making Colorado the first state to legalize recreational marijuana, even if it's officially "regulated like alcohol" — when the texts started arriving at the Westword office. "Moving to Colorado ...

27 Nov 2012 Amendment 64: John Hickenlooper setting up broad task force regarding ...
Westword (blog)
Later today, representatives of Colorado NORML will meet with governor's office staffers about Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. As NORML's Sean McAllister told us yesterday, they'll stress the need for cannabis consumers to have a ...

26 Nov 2012 Aurora forgoes prosecuting small scale pot possession
Denver Post
Aurora police will no longer target people for small-scale marijuana offenses and will dismiss all pending prosecutions of such offenses, as municipalities all across Colorado continue to react to the passage of Amendment 64. In an e-mail to the Police ...

25 Nov 2012 Amendment 64's passage to spur moratoriums against medical marijuana ...
Westword (blog)
At this point, there's no indication whether or not the U.S. Justice Department will allow Colorado to enact Amendment 64, which contradicts federal marijuana policy. And even if the feds take a hands-off approach, the language in A64 calls for delays ...

24 Nov 2012 Amendment 64 passes in El Paso County - Colorado Springs Gazette
Amendment 64, which legalizes some marijuana use in Colorado, passed by 10 votes in El Paso County, according to final election results released Tuesday.

23 Nov 2012 Spark the Discussion - Amendment 64 - Sensible Colorado
Amendment 64, which received 55% of the vote, legalizes marijuana under Colorado law for adults over the age of 21. Specifically, it removes all civil and ...

22 Nov 2012 Status quo still reigns in Grand County after Amendment 64
Sky Hi Daily News
Although proponents of Amendment 64 believe Colorado's tolerance may attract tourism dollars to the state, may become a cash cow for local schools, and will thwart underground sale of pot, “I hate to see it define our state,” Johnson said. “It'll ...

22 Nov 2012 After Colorado legalizes marijuana, universities still say no to pot
The Coloradoan
While Amendment 64's passing legalized possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and older, institutions of higher education are figuring out what that means for students, faculty and employees on campus. At Colorado State University ...

22 Nov 2012 Amendment 64 effects won't be seen here until next year
Eagle Valley Enterprise
Amendment 64 is a change to Colorado's Constitution to legalize marijuana for people 21 and older and regulate the drug similar to alcohol. Marijuana is still considered fully illegal by the federal government. A similar measure was also passed in ...

22 Nov 2012 Some worry amendment 64 could stunt Colorado's economic ...
FORT COLLINS - Amendment 64 has employers statewide examining what the legalization of small amounts of marijuana is going to mean long-term.

21 Nov 2012 Colorado delegation mixed on federal response to Amendment 64 pot law
L.A. Biz
Members of Colorado's delegation in Congress have mixed feelings about what federal action -- if any -- should be taken in response to the passage of state Amendment 64 legalizing marijuana sales. KUSA-9News, which polled the delegation, reports that ...

21 Nov 2012 Colorado municipalities peruse potential impacts of Amendment 64 ...
In the aftermath of Colorado voters' approval of Amendment 64 regarding the legal use and regulation of marijuana on November 6, municipalities throughout ...

20 Nov 2012 Guest Commentary: Amendment 64 and the way forward on pot in Colorado
Denver Post
With Amendment 64's passage, Colorado voters expect marijuana to be treated like alcohol: regulated, taxed and made legally available to adults. Yet the federal Controlled Substances Act still criminalizes the cultivation, sale and possession of marijuana.

20 Nov 2012 Colorado municipalities peruse potential impacts of Amendment 64
Brush News Tribune
In the aftermath of Colorado voters' approval of Amendment 64 regarding the legal use and regulation of marijuana on November 6, municipalities throughout the state have begun perusing the potential impacts. As the entire country closely watches as ...

20 Nov 2012 Marijuana: Eighteen legislators ask feds to respect Colorado's Amendment 64
Westword (blog)
On Friday, Congresswoman Diana DeGette's office announced the introduction of the Respect States' and Citizens' Rights Act, a bill intended to ensure that federal marijuana laws don't exempt the Colorado voter-approved Amendment 64 and a similar ...

20 Nov 2012 CO: Marijuana law is 'get out of jail free' card
Watchdog.org
In some Colorado locales, such as Weld County, officials who remain opposed to Amendment 64 plan to keep prosecuting offenders until the change officially goes into effect, according to the Daily Camera. Plus, the paranoia has set in for some. How the ...

19 Nov 2012 Denver CEO worries how new pot rules will affect hiring
Fox 31 KDVR.com
DENVER — Small amounts of marijuana will soon be legal in Colorado, but nearly two weeks after the election, some business owners worry that Amendment 64 could make it harder for them to make money and help their companies grow. “We supply the ...

18 Nov 2012 Reps. tell feds to respect Wash., Colo. pot votes
The Columbian
Several other lawmakers have signed on, including Republican Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado. "I voted against Amendment 64 and I strongly oppose the legalization of marijuana, but I also have an obligation to respect the will of the voters," Coffman ...

18 Nov 2012 Editorial: Colorado DAs right to drop charges for pot
Denver Post
Amendment 64 — which won't be the law of Colorado until 30 days after ballots are certified, meaning toward the end of the year — doesn't of course apply retroactively. But it hardly seems fair to prosecute people for an offense that a majority of ...

17 Nov 2012 Denver Prosecutors Dropping Some Marijuana Possession Cases In Wake Of ...
Huffington Post
After Garnett made the announcement earlier this week, the pot advocacy group behind Amendment 64 called upon Morrissey and other Colorado prosecutors to follow the will of the voters and stop prosecutions of adult possession cases of up to an ounce of ...

17 Nov 2012 Carroll: Kowtowing to federal authority on Amendment 64
Denver Post
To appreciate how powerless Colorado may be if the Obama administration tries to block Amendment 64, you must first go back to possibly the worst Supreme Court decision of the past decade. In Gonzalez vs. Raich in 2005, the court ruled 6 to 3 that the ...

17 Nov 2012 DBJ on CBS4: What legal pot means for Colorado business
Denver Business Journal
Colorado voters last week passed Amendment 64, making it legal under state law to grow, sell and possess small amounts of marijuana. Passage of the measure raises a host of questions for business. Among them: Will medical marijuana clinics now switch ...

17 Nov 2012 Douglas County, Castle Rock ponder next move on legal marijuana
Our Colorado News
“At this time, (the town) is creating an internal team that will work closely with Colorado Municipal League regarding Amendment 64,” said Karen McGrath, community relations creative services supervisor. CCI changed the schedule for its winter ...

17 Nov 2012 Kathleen Lavine | Denver Business Journal
Denver Business Journal
The passage of Amendment 64 on Nov. 6 means that Coloradans 21 and older can legally use or possess one ounce or less of marijuana in Colorado starting in January, although they actually can't under federal law. And even though federal law trumps ...

16 Nov 2012 Police worry about legal pot, driving
Pueblo Chieftain
AMENDMENT 64 Police worry about legal pot, driving. In '09, a third of ... Colorado's measure doesn't make any changes to the state's driving-under-the-influence laws, leaving lawmakers and police to worry about its effect on road safety. ''We're going ...

16 Nov 2012 Denver joins Boulder in dropping prosecution of limited pot possession
Denver Post
Voters in the northern Colorado county approved Amendment 64 by a little more than 600 votes. Grand Junction and Palisade cops are no longer citing people for possession of less than 1 ounce. Prosecutors in Larimer, Jefferson and El Paso counties have ...

16 Nov 2012 Logan County Commissioners discuss affect of Amendment 64
Journal-Advocate
STERLING — A little over two months after adopting a resolution opposing Amendment 64, the Logan County Commissioners, during a work session on Tuesday, discussed how the passage of the amendment, which legalizes marijuana, might affect Logan ...

16 Nov 2012 Why You Shouldn't Expect Colorado To Turn Into An Amsterdam-Style Tourist ...
Business Insider
With the passage of Amendment 64 last week, Colorado removed the prohibition on commercial production, distribution and possession of marijuana for non-medical purposes. But residents of the state are unsure whether or not the new law will bring in ...

16 Nov 2012 Marijuana future unclear in Littleton
Our Colorado News
“This gives us some power to control this in our community.” Brinkman took up the cause again in September by introducing a resolution against Amendment 64, but it failed. “Colorado should not take a lead on supporting this, and I don't think Littleton ...

16 Nov 2012 Casper Police Chief Reacts To Colorado Marijuana Vote Issue
K2 Radio
Voters in Colorado passed Amendment 64, which allows adults over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, though using the drug publicly would be banned. The amendment also allows people to grow up to six marijuana plants in a private, secure area.

15 Nov 2012 City leaders talk about future after Amendment 64
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
When it comes to Amendment 64 -- legalizing possession of marijuana for anyone over 21 years old - a lot of people say feel the process is going to take a while to work out. Everyone is waiting for a reaction from the federal government, but in the ...

15 Nov 2012 Boulder DA dismissing small-scale marijuana possession cases in light of ...
Daily Camera
"You've seen an end to mere possession cases in Boulder County under my office," Garnett said Wednesday, becoming the first Colorado district attorney to drop pot cases because Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 earlier this month. As a result of ...

15 Nov 2012 Marijuana: MMJ dispensaries seeing flood of people looking for legal ganja
Westword (blog)
For starters, Amendment 64 isn't yet part of the Colorado constitution -- not officially. After the election results are certified on December 6, Hickenlooper has thirty days to sign it -- a move he has indicated he will make within that time frame ...

15 Nov 2012 Pot possession still illegal during interim
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Exactly when that will happen remains open to different legal interpretations following a 55 percent voter approval of Colorado Amendment 64 in last week's election. Some published reports indicate the measure decriminalizing the possession of less ...

14 Nov 2012 Amendment 64-inspired petition says Florida pot law would benefit "stoners and ...
Westword (blog)
But that's not the only post-election attention Colorado is getting in citizen appeals to the Obama administration: A petition praising Amendment 64 calls for a similar measure to be passed in Florida -- because it's the right thing to do for children ...

14 Nov 2012 Marijuana: Mexico sees Amendment 64 as way to moderate its pot policy ...
Westword (blog)
The response to Amendment 64's passage has gone international, with Felipe Calderon, Mexico's president suggesting that his country's pot policies may have to change as a result of the measure, as well as a similar one approved in

14 Nov 2012 Hickenlooper Poses With Cheetos, Goldfish And Legal Marijuana Advocate Ean ...
Huffington Post
But the statement also drew the ire of some marijuana reformers who didn't appreciate the governor's tongue-in-cheek approach to the voice of a majority of Colorado voters who passed this measure -- such a strong majority that Amendment 64 gathered ...

14 Nov 2012 Online petition started asking White House to support states' right to ...
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Colorado voters recently approved the legalization of marijuana for recreational use for those 21 and older with the passage of Amendment 64. Amendment 64 passed with support from 55 percent of voters statewide. The petition was started by Denver-based ...

14 Nov 2012 No dealin' dope
Colorado Springs Independent
When the Colorado Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau encourages tourists to "live it up," it never mentions how high. And despite the Nov. 6 passage of Amendment 64, that's unlikely to change. There are lots of reasons for its discretion. For ...

13 Nov 2012 CSU discussing marijuana policy after 64 passes
9NEWS.com
FORT COLLINS - Now that Amendment 64 has passed and small amounts of marijuana will soon be legal in Colorado, many businesses and schools must decide what their policies will be on the substance. "We could very well say no marijuana allowed on ...

13 Nov 2012 High hopes for pot users with passage of Amendment 64
The Colorado Statesman
Around 9 p.m. on Election Night, the backers of a statewide initiative to end prohibition of marijuana got word that voters had heeded the call. The reggae music blasting at Casselman's Bar and Venue in Denver — where supporters had gathered — faded ...

13 Nov 2012 Lone Tree may bar marijuana sales
Our Colorado News
Colorado voters passed a referendum legalizing marijuana, though Amendment 64 failed in Douglas County with only 45 percent in favor of it. The amendment allows individual communities to ban marijuana retail stores, but those over 21 still could ...

13 Nov 2012 Welcome to the Amsterdam of the Rockies
Mother Jones
Two years ago in Breckenridge, Colorado—on April 20 at 4:20 p.m., to be precise—Mike Davis opened up a pot lounge. The Club 420 didn't just cater to medical marijuana patients: Any adult with a bag of weed could come inside, rent a vaporizer, and ...

13 Nov 2012 Coloradoans Must Vote Twice to Tax Legal Pot, Apparently
East Bay Express
Immediately following last week's historic vote to legalize pot possession in Colorado for adults over 21, the state's Republican Attorney General and drug warrior John Suthers said Coloradoans wouldn't see a red cent from pot taxes. According to a ...

12 Nov 2012 Local growers optimistic about Amendment 64
Norwood Post
Though the streets won't be full of marijuana smoke anytime soon, Telluride's medical marijuana dispensaries are bracing for the implementation of Amendment 64. The amendment's passage on Election Day created a great deal of excitement in San Miguel ...

12 Nov 2012 Amendment 64: what it means for Mesa County
KKCO-TV
If you're caught with marijuana in Mesa County once Amendment 64 becomes official, Hautzinger said a local or Colorado law enforcement officer cannot uphold the federal law which prohibits the use, possession or distribution of marijuana. At the same ...

11 Nov 2012 Colorado: Local officials eye new marijuana reality
Summit County Citizens Voice
While some opponents said they believed passage of Amendment 64 could have a negative impact on tourism in Colorado, but most people think any effect will be negligible, or perhaps even positive. “Yes, it will add to tourism. Weed users will like the ...

11 Nov 2012 Colorado Reps. DeGette, Perlmutter And Polis Seek State Exemption From ...
Huffington Post
Colorado's Amendment 64 passed by a wide margin on Election Day. It legalizes adult use and possession here and would establish retail marijuana sales. The state legalized medical marijuana years ago and the industry has boomed in recent years.

11 Nov 2012 Colorado tourism set to rise
Columbia Daily Tribune
Colorado's Amendment 64 passed Tuesday with 53 percent approval. The law allows anyone over 21 to enter a specialty retail store and buy up to an ounce of marijuana, and it also lets people grow up to six marijuana plants. The state was awaiting word ...

11 Nov 2012 Pot not purely a partisan issue in Routt County
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Steamboat Springs — In a show of bipartisan support otherwise missing from much of Tuesday's election across Colorado and the U.S., a majority of voters in all but two of Routt County's 18 polling precincts supported Amendment 64 and the legalization ...

11 Nov 2012 Marijuana Tourism: Will Colorado Become America's Amsterdam?
iScienceTimes.com
Marijuana tourism could become one of the premier tourist attractions alongside the great skiing in Colorado following the passing of the state's Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana for personal growth and use. The state legalized marijuana 54.7 ...

10 Nov 2012 Amendment 64 Advocates: Hickenlooper, Suthers, 'Should Not Ask The Federal ...
Huffington Post
As Governor John Hickenlooper prepared to speak today with United States Attorney General Eric Holder about how to proceed with implementing Amendment 64, which legalizes marijuana in Colorado, the measure's supporters say they want to see the ...

10 Nov 2012 Amendment 64 routes dollars from marijuana tax into Colorado schools
The Coloradoan
Amendment 64's passage this week means that adults in Colorado can possess, cultivate and sell marijuana. The law also requires a portion of excise taxes levied on marijuana to fund capital construction projects at public schools, the likes of which ...

10 Nov 2012 Amendment 64 in Colorado: Marijuana Legalization Will Create Jobs and Raise ...
PolicyMic
According to an Amendment 64 study by the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, it is estimated that nearly 13% of Colorado residents aged 21 and older (between 500,000 and 600,000 individuals) use marijuana, of which nearly 100,000 are medical ...

10 Nov 2012 No plans to market pot in Steamboat Springs
Steamboat Pilot & Today
The passage of Amendment 64 has put Colorado in the national spotlight, similar to what the town of Breckenridge experienced when in 2009 it became the first Colorado ski town to legalize marijuana possession. “When you're first to do something like ...

10 Nov 2012 Pot Legalization And The Future Of Colorado Tourism
Huffington Post
Prior to the passage of Amendment 64, which allows for the possession of an ounce of marijuana within Colorado's borders, the ski resort of Breckenridge had already begun a bold experiment in legalization. The city's voters passed an ordinance ...

10 Nov 2012 Marijuana in Colorado: Ready for Business, Complete with Regulations
TIME
(MORE: From Mexico to Moscow, The World Turns on to Marijuana Legalization). That heavily regulated system, however, may have helped win passage for Colorado's Amendment 64, the recreational marijuana measure approved by voters on Election Day.

10 Nov 2012 Colorado just legalized pot. Now what?
USA TODAY
Q. Will the federal government stop Colorado from legalizing marijuana? A. That's unclear. Law enforcers say it's possible; marijuana supporters say it's unlikely. Denver lawyer Sean McAllister, who helped frame the Amendment 64 language, said the ...

10 Nov 2012 Summit County considers impacts of Amendment 64
Summit Daily News
In the legal confusion following the historic vote approving Amendment 64 — a measure permitting adults older than 21 to possess limited amounts of marijuana in Colorado — what's clear is that the drug didn't become legal Tuesday night. But big ...

10 Nov 2012 Is pot beer on the horizon in light of Colorado marijuana legalization?
The Coloradoan
With the move by voters to legalize adult marijuana possession, cultivation and sales in Colorado as part of Amendment 64 Tuesday, the likelihood of pot beer is out of the question for commercial brewers, but already in the works by homebrewers.

10 Nov 2012 Colorado Amendment 64 - Wikipedia
Colorado Amendment 64 is an amendment to the Article 17 of the Colorado state constitution to adopt a progressive cannabis drug policy. Section 3 will allow ...

9 Nov 2012 With Marijuana Legalized, Colorado Enters Into Drug-Policy Uncharted Territory
Huffington Post
Betty Aldworth, center, a director of the Yes on 64 campaign responds to questions about the legalization of marijuana at a news conference at Civic Center Park in Denver on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012.

9 Nov 2012 Pot votes in 2 states challenge US drug war
Dekalb Daily Chronicle
Brian Vicente co-director of the Yes on 64 campaign waits to start a news conference Wednesday to talk about the legalization of marijuana at Civic Center Park in Denver. Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 on Tuesday legalizing marijuana in Colorado ...

8 Nov 2012 Amendment 64 passes for Colorado marijuana legalization
ABC7Chicago.com
The outcomes for those ballot measures Tuesday were a milestone for persistent but often thwarted advocacy groups and activists who for decades have pressed the causes of gay rights and drug decriminalization. "Today the state of Washington looked at ...

9 Nov 2012 Five Colorado pot-themed beers to pair with Amendment 64
Westword (blog)
Will one of Colorado's craft breweries dare to make a pot-infused beer now that Amendment 64 has passed? Probably. After all, cannabis and hops are cousins in the plant world and there are plenty of Colorado types who enjoy both vices. But there are ...

9 Nov 2012 Amendment 64: Attorney General/marijuana critic John Suthers would defend it ...
Westword (blog)
None other than Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, arguably the most vocal critic of marijuana-policy liberalization among major Colorado officials. "The Office of the Attorney General will defend Amendment 64, as we do all Colorado laws," notes ...

8 Nov 2012 Amendment 64: What's the Law?
KREX News Channel 5
The passage of Amendment 64 on Tuesday has legalized marijuana within Colorado, but Mesa County officials are saying it may be some time before we see any change. "I'm under the impression that it won't be the law until around the New Year," Pete ...

8 Nov 2012 Amendment 64: The real challenge lies ahead for legalized marijuana
Colorado Springs Business Journal
Amendment 64 passed with a 53 percent majority statewide — although it failed by a 3,300-vote margin in Colorado Springs, actually just 50.6 to 49.4 percent — and that sets the guidelines for people to grow a small number of plants and for residents ...

Amendment 64 Passes in Colorado. Marijuana legal for adulst 21 and older

6 Nov 2012 AMENDMENT 64: Colorado legalizes marijuana
Washington Post (blog)
Delicious. AP reports that Colorado voters have approved Amendment 64, which the legalizes recreational marijuana use in the state. The measure allows the use and possession of one ounce of marijuana for individuals who are 21 years of age and older.

6 Nov 2012 Colorado makes history, legalizes marijuana with the passing of Amendment 64
Rocky Mountain Collegian
Shouts erupted from Fort Collins resident Brie Hawley's table at Avogadro's Number Tuesday night as the results of Amendment 64's passing made history. With this legislation, marijuana will now be legalized and regulated in Colorado similar to alcohol ...

6 Nov 2012 Amendment 64: Hickenlooper on Colorado pot vote: 'Don't break out the Cheetos'
Washington Post (blog)
“The voters have spoken and we have to respect their will,” Hickenlooper said on Amendment 64. “This will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. That said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don't break out the ...

6 Nov 2012 Colorado, Washington legalize marijuana
ABC7Chicago.com
Colorado's Amendment 64 will allow adults over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, though using the drug publicly would still be banned. The amendment would also allow people to grow up to six marijuana plants in a private, secure area.

6 Nov 2012 No On 64 Concedes, Colorado Votes In Favor Of Pot Legalization ...
By CBS4
“Marijuana prohibition has failed in Colorado and it has failed in all sorts of other places,” Amendment 64 advocacy director Betty Aldworth told CBS4. “I'm so proud and so honored to have worked with this team of people and to live in a state ...

6 Nov 2012 Amendment 64: What do people who sell marijuana think?
Rocky Mountain Collegian
Ballinger opposes Colorado Amendment 64 — an amendment to the state's constitution that would legalize the consumption and sale of marijuana for people over the age of 21. “What I fear is the way they worded (Amendment 64) is incorrect,” Ballinger said.

6 Nov 2012 Both 301 and 64 represent our rights and responsibilities
The Coloradoan
The amendment requires that the first $40 million in revenue must go school construction. Not only will this be a boon for the recovering construction industry and create jobs, it will help keep Colorado from continuing to be nearly last in the nation ...

Video: Part 1 of: Marijuana activists debate Amendment 64
Westword (blog)
While Smart Colorado is the main group opposing Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, there's another one that may be more surprising to some observers: pot-legalization activists who feel the measure doesn't go far enough and is ...

Video: Part 2 of Amendment 64 debate and more
Westword (blog)
The first video features Sensible Colorado's Josh Kappel, on the pro-Amendment 64 tip, facing off against CARE's Rico Colibri, whose competing proposal, Initiative 70, failed to collect enough signatures to go before voters in November. Colibri is ...

Breaking down the pros and cons of Amendment 64
KXRM
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- An amendment on the ballot is drawing national attention as Colorado voters are given the chance to decide whether or not to legalize marijuana. If passed Amendment 64 would make Colorado the first state to legalize ...

A64: Amendment 64 Debate - Pro and Con - You Decide - 'Regulate like Alcohol ...
YouTube
"As things stand, the FEDS have the law and Supreme Court decisions on their side." A64 could be the match that lights the bonfire and end Colorado's experiment with marijuana rights. Be careful what you wish for. Got a match? Protect Amendment 20 ...

Amendment 64 proponent visits Fort Morgan
Fort Morgan Times
... and lobbyist Howard "Cowboy" Wooldridge, who spent some time Friday on a downtown Fort Morgan street corner on horseback with a sign urging support of Amendment 64, which would legalize and regulate small amounts of marijuana in Colorado.

Gary Johnson wants to "shout from the rooftops" that Colorado can change the ...
Westword (blog)
Colorado has special significance in these analyses, given that Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, is on the ballot -- and ending marijuana prohibition has been a central part of Johnson's campaign. The stakes are even higher given ...

Colorado marijuana-legalization amendment spending tops $3 million
Canon City Daily Record
Fundraising by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which backs Amendment 64, dwarfs that of Smart Colorado, the main group opposed, by a nearly 4-1 margin. Both sides report receiving more financial support from outside the state than from ...

Ballot issue deserves to go up in smoke
Pueblo Chieftain
Amendment 64 can't Marijuana Marijuana more available, What it does do is allow each Colorado County to decide for itself if they would like No Legal Marijuana sales, only Medical Marijuana sales like many counties have now or Legal recreational adult ...

Colorado Amendment 64 pot legalization gaining support on both sides of aisle
Aspen Business Journal
If voters approve Amendment 64 on Nov. 6, medical marijuana dispensaries such as Natural Medicals at Sixth and Grand in Glenwood Springs will have to significantly adjust their business model. Legalizing marijuana use in Colorado will also affect ...

Pot measures successful at the municipal level, not state
ReporterHerald.com
A lot has been written and said about Berthoud Question 300, Fort Collins Question 301 and Colorado Amendment 64. Questions 300 and 301 impact residents of their respective communities in a more direct way. Both would affect medical marijuana ...

U.S. Justice Department Could Sue If Amendment 64 Passes « CBS ...
By matthewbuettner
Amendment 64 would legalize the use and sale of small amounts of marijuana, but it would still be a federal crime. Now the Justice Department says it'll be watching the Colorado vote closely. The Justice Department's stance came out of an ...

Susan Sarandon robocalling for Amendment 64
Westword (blog)
Why is Sarandon involved in a ballot measure that's specific to Colorado? One clue is her membership on the advisory board of the Marijuana Policy Project, a national organization that backs Amendment 64 philosophically and financially. As we noted in ...

Colorado businesses taking stand on pot vote
Denver Business Journal
When Richard Scharf, president and CEO of Visit Denver, thinks about Amendment 64 — the November ballot question that would make Colorado the first state to legalize marijuana — he thinks about what a Breckenridge hotel operator told him. That ...

Clergy And Faith Leaders From Across Colorado Have Endorsed Amendment 64
THE Weed Blog (blog)
We're proud to announce that a group of more than two dozen clergy and faith leaders from across Colorado have endorsed Amendment 64! These endorsements are crucial because they highlight that Amendment 64 is a moral issue. It impacts about 10,000 ...

Adams 12 opposes Amendment 64
Our Colorado News
The Adams 12 Five Star School board has joined a long list of organizations that are taking a firm position against Amendment 64, a statewide ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use. A resolution, approved by the board during its Oct ...

Tony Ryan, Former Denver Cop: 'Regulating Marijuana Will Allow Law ...
Huffington Post
A new ad released by the pro-pot advocates behind Colorado's Amendment 64 -- a November ballot measure that seeks an end to marijuana prohibition in the state -- features retired, highly decorated 36-year-veteran of the Denver Police Department Lt ...

The Denver Post supports marijuana legalization — before opposing it
Boulder Weekly
The Denver Post ran an odd editorial on Oct. 15 in which it averred its support for marijuana legalization, but opposed the passage of Amendment 64, which would legalize marijuana in Colorado. Legalization should be done by the feds, not the states ...

Pot Legalization Would Be More Acceptable in "Libertarian Utopia," Says Top ...
Huffington Post
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers appeared on KLZ's Grassroots Radio Colorado Thursday to discuss his opposition to Amendment 64, which would legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana in Colorado. One of Suthers reasons for opposing Amendment ...

Colorado marijuana-legalization measure raises question of pot tourism
Denver Post
In a debate co-hosted by The Denver Post and 9News, Amendment 64 opponent Happy Haynes said the measure would attract illegal-drug dealers, hurt Colorado's brand among businesses and bring in unwanted marijuana tourists. Proponent Betty ...

Initiative Watch
Drug War Chronicle
On Monday, the United Food and Commercial Workers endorsed Amendment 64, saying it would create jobs and bolster the state and local economies. UFCW Local 7, which represents 25,000 workers in Colorado and Wyoming is the state's largest union.

Boulder City Council takes stance against Amendment 64
Daily Camera
The Boulder City Council will not support Amendment 64 -- not because most members want marijuana to remain illegal but because the amendment puts detailed policy issues into the state constitution, where they would be difficult to change. Known as the ...

Commissioners oppose legal marijuana amendment
La Junta Tribune Democrat
Commissioners oppose legal marijuana amendment; Sheriff Chris Johnson appeared before the Otero County Commissioners on Monday to ask the county's support in opposition of Amendment 64, which appears on the ballot this year. The amendment seeks to ...

Amendment 64 is the wrong way to legalize marijuana - Canon City ...
... urging a negative vote on Amendment 64, the pot-legalization measure, but we don ... But we're not prepared to welcome such a step by Colorado now, or

Colorado's Largest Union Endorses Amendment 64
KREX News Channel 5
"Colorado needs good jobs. Workers need good jobs. Amendment 64 would be a job generator. Right now many of the producers of marijuana are doing it underground. Doesn't it make sense to bring it above ground? Where we get tax dollars that are rare ...

Colo. bid to legalize marijuana leads in polls
CBS News
A proposed amendment to Colorado's state constitution, Amendment 64, would make it legal for adults over 21 in Colorado to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants for personal use. The amendment calls for revenues from marijuana ...

Melissa Ethridge Supports Legalizing Marijuana in Colorado With Ads
Spinner
Singer Melissa Etheridge has created an ad supporting the state of Colorado's Amendment 64, otherwise known as The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, designed to legalize marijuana. According to The Weed Blog, the minute-long ad posted yesterday ...

300 Colorado Doctors, 130 Professors Endorse Marijuana Legalization
Yahoo! News (blog)
The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol announced this week that more than 300 physicians from 65 localities in Colorado have now endorsed Amendment 64, which would make marijuana legal in the state to people over 21. More than 130 ...

Amendment 64 may pass, but the War on Drugs will remain
Rocky Mountain Collegian
Often overlooked in this debate, though, is the simple truth that regardless of whether Colorado legalizes marijuana, the “War on Drugs” will continue. Whether Colorado approves Amendment 64, more than a million legal consenting adults will be ...

Amendment 64 backers explain proposal
Pueblo Chieftain
... criminal cartels, according to the backers of Amendment 64 on the November ballot. The amendment is the result of a 10-year effort to get Colorado to accept and regulate marijuana like alcohol, said Brian Vicente, executive director of Sensible ...

Colorado's Amendment 64 Gains Supporters, Opponents ...
This week, both sides of the debate on Colorado's Amendment 64, which would legalize the use of marijuana for adults 21 and older, grew in size. Prominen.

Why 300+ Physicians Endorse Colorado Amendment 64
THE Weed Blog (blog)
More than 300 physicians from over 65 localities across Colorado have endorsed Amendment 64. The campaign was joined by Dr. Larry Bedard, former president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and Dr. Bruce Madison, associate medical ...

No on 64: Don't Invite Cartels
Town Hall
Voters of Colorado should vote NO on amendment 64, a proposal to legalize marijuana in Colorado. Voters should not treat this as only a question on the merits of marijuana legalization but rather on whether Colorado would be wise to make marijuana ...

Law Enforcement Says Vote 'No' to Amendment 64
KREX News Channel 5
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Law enforcement across Colorado came together Wednesday to urge residents to vote against Amendment 64, which is a measure that would regulate marijuana like alcohol. If passed, Amendment 64 would make Colorado one of ...

Council, commissioners oppose marijuana amendment
Colorado Springs Gazette
THE GAZETTE. The Colorado Springs City Council and the El Paso County Commissioners on Tuesday gave a thumbs down to Amendment 64, the statewide measure that would regulate marijuana like alcohol. But for council, it wasn't without controversy.

Will Colorado Legalize Pot?
The Atlantic
If it passes, Colorado's Amendment 64 would mark a true watershed for the fractious and often hapless legalization movement, a motley crew of potheads, civil libertarians, and billionaires that's been set back many times before but has the wind of ...

City Council to consider pot resolution at meeting
Colorado Springs Gazette
A statewide ballot measure asking voters to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Colorado will be center stage Tuesday in Colorado Springs. The City Council plans to consider a resolution opposing Amendment 64 on the November ballot.

Marijuana legalization up to voters
Our Colorado News
If Colorado voters approve Amendment 64 next month, marijuana would be legal, which is the goal for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. “If marijuana were legal, we'd quit putting relatively inoffensive people in jail and give them the opportunity to

Marijuana: Doctors face off over Amendment 64
Westword (blog)
Opponents are hyping a letter decrying Amendment 64 connected to Dr. Claudia Kunrath and the Colorado chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (read it below), while backers are countering with a supportive pediatrician and a tease about 300 ...

Legalizing marijuana not good for us
The Coloradoan
Please carefully consider the proposed Colorado constitutional Amendment 64 and Fort Collins marijuana ballot Question 301 that we will vote on in November. Since the amendment doesn't mandate taxing marijuana sales, there is no guarantee there will ...

Pediatricians say Amendment 64 is wrong
KKCO-TV
The Colorado Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics Board of Directors has voted to add their name to an open letter being released by several Colorado pediatricians warning that Amendment 64 poses an unacceptable risk to Colorado kids. The letter ...

Our View: Vote 'no" on Amendment 64
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Such is the case with Amendment 64, which would allow for the possession, sale and taxing of marijuana in Colorado. While we can sympathize with some of the arguments proponents make, the state's Constitution isn't the place to address marijuana ...

Cannabis activists back for another hit
Newfalconherald
Fifty-nine percent of Colorado voters rejected Amendment 44 in 2006, which would have legalized possession of up to one ounce of marijuana for those 21 or older. This year's Amendment 64 expands medical marijuana-style laws to recreational use, ...

Guest opinion: The real world impacts of marijuana prohibition
Daily Camera
The marijuana legalization initiative on November's ballot in Colorado, Amendment 64, is currently ahead in the polls. Opponents of this initiative have been on the attack in recent weeks claiming the initiative is bad for young people in Colorado ...

Marijuana Legalization: In Colorado, Pro Legalization Amendment 64 Will Likely ...
PolicyMic
When Colorado's Amendment 64, also known as the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, comes up in conversation, the generational divide really comes into focus. Older people, including my parents, generally seem to be opposed, while my younger peers ...

National Cannabis Coalition Donates To Colorado Amendment 64
THE Weed Blog (blog)
The National Cannabis Coalition is proud to make a $3,000 donation to support Colorado's Amendment 64, a proposed constitutional measure that would end cannabis prohibition in the Centennial State. We are excited to be helping this very important ...

"Vote for Colorado" - Yes on 64 ad
YouTube
This is the Colorado Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol's first television ad in support of Amendment

In the weeds: Fed response to Colorado vote to legalize marijuana tough to predict
The Colorado Independent
Washington and Oregon both have measures similar to Colorado's Amendment 64 on the ballot this year. It is unknown how the federal government will respond if any or all of them pass. The feds could respect the decision of voters, they could try to ...

Yes On 64 - Milton Friedman And Marijuana Prohibition
THE Weed Blog (blog)
Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman discusses how marijuana prohibition — like alcohol prohibition — has been a failure. Amendment 64 –www.RegulateMarijuana.org – would end marijuana prohibition in Colorado and replace it with a system in ...

Marijuana Sides Debate Colorado's Future
CBS Local
The Colorado Decides debate series, co-produced by CBS 4 and Colorado Public Television, continues this Friday at 9:00pm on Channel 12 with a debate featuring both sides of the Amendment 64 ballot issue which would legalize marijuana possession for ...

LETTERS: Pro and con wrong on pot amendment; Cole is excellent; and pay the ...
Colorado Springs Gazette
Tancredo's argument for the legalization of marijuana in Colorado is based on the failed alcohol prohibition of the 1920s, state's rights, and tax revenue profits. Suthers' argument for the restriction of ... The funniest comment in Suthers' argument ...

Marijuana Legalization In Colorado: From The Black Market To The Corner Store
Huffington Post
In Colorado, if Amendment 64 passes, it will remain illegal for individuals to sell marijuana. Sales will be allowed only by licensed businesses. Vicente says he expects illegal sales to become a thing of the past. “Why would you go the park to buy ...

Commissioners oppose pot amendment
Wet Mountain Tribune
19, at the Wetmore fire station. Sheriff Fred Jobe had sought the formal opposition to the amendment. At the meeting, Jobe acknowledged that Colorado currently allows medical marijuana use. But Amendment 64, he said, “goes far beyond what we have now.

Colorado Legalization Initiative Gets Another Big Endorsement
THE Weed Blog (blog)
As a staunch conservative, Tancredo's endorsement proves that Amendment 64 isn't a Republican or Democratic issue — it's an issue of common sense, and doing what's best for the state of Colorado. We are excited to have the support of someone who ...

Amendment 64: Should pot be legal in Colorado? No
Denver Post
On the afternoon of Nov. 12, 2004, 15-year-old Rachel Kelly was walking with a friend to a grocery store near Greeley West High School. The pair made it less than halfway through a nearby crosswalk when the driver of a pickup truck failed to yield the ...

Colorado Marijuana Legalization Proponents Lose Battle Over Deleted Text In ...
Huffington Post
On Wednesday, a Denver District Court judge dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol to reinsert key supportive arguments for Colorado's marijuana legalization ballot measure Amendment 64 in the state's voter guide.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper opposes marijuana-legalization measure
Denver Post
Gov. John Hickenlooper (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post). Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday he opposes Amendment 64, a November ballot measure that would legalize limited possession of marijuana for adults in Colorado. "Colorado is known for ...

CannaBiz: Pro-64 forces sue over blue book
Colorado Springs Independent
"We urge the Legislative Council to not adopt any language that would further mislead or confuse Colorado voters concerning Amendment 64," reads an e-mail from advocates Kathleen Chippi and Rico Colibri, with Cannabis Alliance for Regulation and ...

Campaign To Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Files Lawsuit Over Council's ...
Huffington Post
The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the pot advocacy group supporting Colorado's marijuana legalization measure Amendment 64, has filed a lawsuit in response to legislative council's modification of Amendment 64 text in Colorado's voter ...

County against legalization of pot
Trinidad Times Independent
On election day, Nov. 6, Colorado voters will get to decide whether to approve Amendment 64 to the state constitution, which would legalize recreational marijuana use under state law, although such marijuana use would remain outlawed under federal law.

Former DEA Heads Urge Holder to Oppose Marijuana Legalization Measures
Drug War Chronicle
"We urge you to oppose publicly Amendment 64 in Colorado, Initiative 502 in Washington, and Measure 80 in Oregon," the former DEA chiefs wrote. "To continue to remain silent conveys to the American public and the global community a tacit acceptance of ...

County commissioners oppose Amendment 64
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado — Garfield County commissioners are on record opposing Amendment 64, which would legalize and regulate recreational use of marijuana in ways similar to alcohol. “I am very passionate about this, and could talk about it ...
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