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Thursday, December 26,2013

Colorado pot legalization is almost upon us

What you need to know about repeal day

By Leland Rucker
In just five days from the publication date of this column, if you are over 21 years of age, have a driver’s license and are able to find a retail store open, you will be able to purchase marijuana for recreational use in Colorado.
Thursday, December 19,2013

Colorado district attorney evolves on marijuana laws

When he started as DA, Stan Garnett hadn't given pot much thought

By Leland Rucker
“I wasn’t paying a lot of attention, and almost immediately juries came back with a not-guilty verdict," said Garnett. "Some jurors actually came down afterwards and asked me why I was wasting their time.”
Thursday, December 12,2013

Can traditional tourism survive marijuana legalization?

By Leland Rucker
Will tourists soon be able to purchase marijuana legally but not have anywhere to consume it except perhaps in the alley behind the trash cans? Can marijuana tourism co-exist with more traditional Colorado boosterism?
Thursday, December 5,2013

Will Colorado's Pot Supply Be Able to Meet Demand?

By Leland Rucker
In less than a month, Colorado and Washington will open the first adult recreational marijuana markets in history. Which brings up an interesting question. Will there be enough product to supply this emerging consumer base?
Wednesday, November 27,2013

Are last week's medical marijuana busts a sign of weakness or strength?

By Leland Rucker
From what we have found out since then — and I’m writing this on the morning of Nov. 25 — it appears that the raids were focused on certain individuals whom the Justice Department suspects broke one or more of the guidelines.
Thursday, November 21,2013

Boulder readies itself for adult retail cannabis

Boulder readies itself for adult retail cannabis

By Leland Rucker
In its last official gathering on Nov. 12, the late Boulder City Council approved a set of regulations and rules governing the sale of retail cannabis to adults inside the city of Boulder. If good legislation is the kind where nobody comes away completely happy, then this was a success.
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.