<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Weed Between the Lines]]> <![CDATA[Weed between the lines]]> One of the most encouraging pieces in the cannabis legalization puzzle these days is that it’s less a partisan political issue than ever.]]> <![CDATA[Colorado pot legalization is almost upon us]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 rises from the dead]]> Now, a similar monster is being revived by the Colorado legislature as the Marijuana Tax Act of 2013, now known as Proposition AA.]]> <![CDATA[A historic Congressional cannabis vote … or not?]]> The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment to the 2015 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill (HR 4660) passed Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives.]]> <![CDATA[Cannabis taxes a vexing decision]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Flood of bud]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Terrapin Station opens a new era in Boulder commerce]]> It might not have been as big a moment as the day retail sales began in Denver on Jan. 1. There were no national media gawking or television cameras rolling last Friday at 8:30 a.m.]]> <![CDATA[A New Leaf chronicles the demise of prohibition]]> “I’m from upstate New York, and I traveled to California,” Martin said during a recent interview. “I had never been to Venice Beach. I opened the car door and smelled marijuana and asked how they were able to have it. They said it was legal there. It was immediately the kind of federal-state clash that attracted me.]]> <![CDATA[Heading for a showdown on cannabis and banking?]]> The Obama administration issued guidelines for banks to work with cannabusinesses. But itīs not as simple a solution as it has been portrayed.]]> <![CDATA[Turn and face the strange ch-ch-changes]]> On Nov. 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.]]> <![CDATA[A new kind of mile-high club opens in Nederland]]> <![CDATA[Washington takes a different path to cannabis]]> The state of Washington started selling recreational cannabis last week, producing many of the same headlines that dominated the first few weeks of January sales here in Colorado.]]> <![CDATA[Medical cannabis heads toward the tipping point]]> Weed, the CNN documentary anchored by Dr. Sanjay Gupta that aired last summer, highlighted the case of Charlotte Figi, a Colorado girl whose epileptic seizures were calmed by use of a special strain of cannabis high in cannabidiol, or CBD, a cannabinoid associated with the plant’s medical properties.]]> <![CDATA[The $3 billion rathole that is the war on marijuana]]> Among the reasons I voted for Amendment 64 was that I was tired of people being arrested and sent to prison for simple possession of marijuana.]]> <![CDATA[Will Colorado's Pot Supply Be Able to Meet Demand?]]> 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?]]> <![CDATA[Local attorney argues fed laws don’t apply to MMJ]]> Boulder attorney Andrew Reid of the law firm Springer & Steinberg, on behalf of Nederland area resident Kathleen Chippi and the Patient and Caregiver Rights Litigation Project (PCRLP), has filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief to the...]]> <![CDATA[The federal catch-22 of cannabis and banking]]> Obama has been studying the material, pro and con, on cannabis and, as with gay marriage, his position is “evolving.”]]> <![CDATA[MIG helps make marijuana businesses work]]> “That’s the environment in which my trade association formed,” Elliott told me recently. “We took the philosophy of ‘If we don’t hang together, we’re going to hang separately’ and pooled our resources.]]> <![CDATA[FBI learns that the best and brightest aren’t always the straightest]]> The FBI director said that his agency is actively revising its employment rules per cannabis, which now state that anyone who has smoked weed in the last three years is ineligible. When an audience member said he has cannabis-using friends who were interested in hacking for the government but put off by the rule, Comey told him they should apply.]]> <![CDATA[How will I know if I’m one toke over the line?]]> Although I’m generally encouraged about the rules and regulations passed by the Colorado Legislature to regulate marijuana like alcohol this month, the rule that still bothers me allows a jury to infer that someone whose blood level shows five nanograms of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) per milliliter to be impaired or intoxicated.]]>