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Thursday, November 14,2013

Voters support cannabis (and high taxes, too) in 2013 elections

By Leland Rucker
It’s an off-off election year, but cannabis initiatives continued to find broad voter support on Nov. 5, as large majorities passed every cannabis measure put forth across the nation.
Thursday, November 7,2013

Is it really this hard to come up with retail cannabis rules and regs?

By Leland Rucker
The city is now close to passing rules and regulations that will govern the sale of retail cannabis in Boulder.
Thursday, October 31,2013

Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 rises from the dead

By Laura Kriho
Now, a similar monster is being revived by the Colorado legislature as the Marijuana Tax Act of 2013, now known as Proposition AA.
Thursday, October 24,2013

One toke over the bubble machine: Lawrence Welk scores!

By Leland Rucker
Finding out that contemporary Nashville musicians are including cannabis in their songwriting got me to thinking about how cannabis made its way into popular songs and culture.
Thursday, October 17,2013

Country music, mainstream media and pigs on dope

By Leland Rucker
I don’t pay much attention to “trend” stories, but one that currently amuses me is the “new” inclination among country music artists to feature cannabis in their songs. Yes, it appears that some of the current generation of major country-music hitmakers are smoking a certain product, and they’re singing about it — horrors! — like it’s a positive thing.
Thursday, October 10,2013

Banking on cannabis still a risky proposition

By Leland Rucker
As has been stated here before, one of the major stumbling blocks for any legal cannabis business to operate successfully is the lack of access to banks. It is also the biggest deterrent to proper regulation of said businesses.
Thursday, October 3,2013

Cannabis taxes a vexing decision

By Leland Rucker
Denver lawyer/activist Robert Corry has become the public face of a campaign to overturn the marijuana taxes proposed by the state legislature for adoption on the November ballot.
Thursday, September 26,2013

Tax debate highlights rift in cannabis movement

By Laura Kriho
On Sept. 23, there was a “free joint giveaway” on the Boulder Pearl Street Mall that was organized by the “No on Proposition AA Committee.” More than 1,000 cannabis cigarettes were given away to call attention to the marijuana tax issue that will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot.
Thursday, September 19,2013

Flood of bud

Looters, paperwork-evaders and other outlaws in the wild wet

By Cecelia Gilboy
You didn’t see Boulder stores being looted on the news. But at around 2 p.m. last Thursday, when flooding had forced many businesses to close, two individuals wearing hoodies and sunglasses broke into the North Boulder Wellness Center, according to the administrative manager.
Thursday, September 12,2013

Council considers cannabis rules and regs

By Leland Rucker
The second reading for the rules and regulations under which retail marijuana outlets will be able to operate will be held at the Boulder City Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17.