Local law enforcement bracing for Colo. marijuana traffic

September 30, 2013

Rachel Gillette, director of Colorado Norml, a marijuana reform group believes that criminalization comes at a tremendous cost in dollars and to those who end up in the prison system as a result of it.

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"I think our regulations are written in such a way that they are trying to prevent that activity," Gillette said. "Hopefully we'll keep it in Colorado."

Those at Norml are...


Colorado marijuana sales tax, Proposition AA, is excessive

September 26, 2013

The following was submitted as Guest Commentary in the Denver Post. Please note the version in the Denver Post was edited by the Denver Post.

Colorado NORML has always stood as an advocate for the hundreds of thousands of Coloradans who responsibly consume marijuana. These consumers will bear the burden of any taxes enacted by voters on the retail sale of marijuana. Colorado NORML does not object to taxation of marijuana generally, but rather objects to taxation that is excessive or unnecessary.

Colorado...


Colorado NORML board opposes recreational pot tax measure

September 13, 2013

Earlier this week, Miguel Lopez, organizer of the annual 4/20 rally, expressed his opposition to Measure AA, the taxation proposal for recreational marijuana up for vote in November, by staging a Civic Center rally at which attendees were given free joints.

The Colorado chapter of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) reached the same conclusion: They, too, oppose Measure AA. Board member...


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September 13, 2013

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Colorado NORML Opposes Measure AA as Unnecessary Taxation on Marijuana Consumers

September 10, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contacts:

Statewide or Denver: Sean T. McAllister, Esq., - 720-722-0048

Boulder Only Contact: Lenny Frieling, Esq., - 303-666-4068

Denver, CO – The Colorado Chapter of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) announces its opposition to Measure AA for the following reasons:

1. Measure AA is excessive taxation on marijuana consumers that does not uphold the promise of Amendment 64 to treat marijuana like alcohol. The proposed marijuana taxes could amount to an effective tax rate of 30-40% ultimately passed on to marijuana consumers in Colorado....



Medical Pot Looks to 'Color Inside the Lines'

September 04, 2013

From the Associated Press:

Medical marijuana businesses worried that federal agents will close them down now have a roadmap to avoid prosecution, courtesy of the Justice Department's decision to allow legal pot in Colorado and Washington state.

The agency said last week that even though the drug remains illegal under federal law, it won't intervene to block state pot laws or prosecute as long as states create strict and effective controls that follow eight conditions.

"The DOJ is saying you guys need to color inside the lines," said Teri Robnett, founder of the Cannabis Patients Action Network, a Westminster, Colo.-based medical marijuana advocacy...


The Department of Justice said they will not interfere with A64!

August 29, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the US Department of Justice would allow the marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington to go into effect.

Holder announced that the Department of Justice will take a “trust but verify approach” to the new marijuana laws, but did reserve the right to file a preemption lawsuit at a later date if necessary.

In a three page memo issued by Deputy Attorney General Cole, the DOJ clarified they will still retain the right to prosecute individuals who engage in the following circumstances:


Free Motion to Dismiss MJ Offense

August 22, 2013

Here is a self help motion to dismiss free to CO NORML members and guests:

If arrested or given a summons for Possession of MJ, here is a motion you should file as soon as the court has a case number if the following circumstances apply:

  • Adult (over 21 years of age on day of alleged crime)
  • Amount of MJ is less than 1 ounce
  • MJ was not openly used or displayed in public
  • Date of offense was after January 1, 2013
  • Offense was in Colorado

If...


Walk or Drive Introduces a Safe-Driving iPhone App to Quickly, Accurately and Privately Measure Impairment

July 26, 2013

Walk or Drive provides a quick, private, accurate and objective measure of personal performance. It helps responsible people quickly, privately and accurately determine their impairment level prior to driving. Walk or Drive can help individuals assess their performance regardless of the cause of possible impairment, including marijuana, alcohol, medication, illness or fatigue. Walk or Drive was developed specifically to help people who want to be confident that they can perform at a safe level after taking medication, alcohol, recreational drugs, or who have any reason to confirm their current level...


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