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Supreme Court makes it harder to charge Jan. 6 defendants — and Trump — with obstruction

Related Articles By MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Friday made it harder to charge Capitol riot defendants with obstruction, a charge that also has been brought against former President Donald Trump. The justices ruled that the charge of obstructing an official proceeding, enacted in 2002 in response to the financial scandal that […]

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Florida voters to decide on abortion, pot 

Related Articles TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Supreme Court issued rulings Monday allowing the state’s voters to decide whether to protect abortion rights and legalize recreational use of marijuana, rejecting the state attorney general’s arguments that the measures should be kept off the November ballot. ABORTION RIGHTS The proposed amendment would protect the right to […]

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The first 10 years of legal marijuana in Colorado were a wild ride. What will happen in the next decade?

It’s been 10 years since Colorado hosted the world’s first legal sales of recreational marijuana. The success of Colorado’s tightly regulated system has helped reshape the public’s perception of cannabis, but the industry faces headwinds in its second decade.

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The Libertarian Party, born in Colorado 50 years ago, still seeks elusive mainstream acceptance

The United States’ third-largest political party — what its main founder considered “the last, best hope for freedom in America” — took root a half-century ago in a living room in Westminster. The TV flickered on, David Nolan would later recall, as the then-28-year-old advertising executive and his wife gathered in their duplex with three friends […]

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Election could stoke US marijuana market, sway Congress

Voters in four states from different regions of the country could embrace broad legal marijuana sales on Election Day, and a sweep would highlight how public acceptance of cannabis is cutting across geography, demographics and the nation’s deep political divide. The Nov. 3 contests in New Jersey, Arizona, South Dakota and Montana will shape policies […]

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Letters: Meeting with the enemy demonstrates hypocrisy; Bad for marijuana business, good for criminals; This land is our land; Agree to disagree (2/20/20)

Meeting with the enemy demonstrates hypocrisy This past weekend, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., secretly met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Murphy justified this meeting by saying, “I think it’s dangerous to not talk to your enemies. Discussions and negotiations are a way to ease tensions and reduce the chances for crisis.” Read the rest […]

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Working in Colorado’s cannabis industry could prevent you from becoming a U.S. citizen. A new bill in Washington could change that.

Earlier this year, Denver resident Oswaldo Barrientos was barred from becoming a U.S. citizen because of his work in Colorado’s legal cannabis industry, despite a perfectly clean record. But a bi-partisan bill introduced in Washington this week could make it possible for those like Barrientos to clear that final hurdle. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, joined […]

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Trump administration says Colorado immigrants in cannabis industry not showing good moral character

Several weeks after Denver’s mayor said immigrants here were denied citizenship because of their work in the cannabis industry, President Donald Trump’s administration issued a formal policy making clear that is occurring and will continue to occur.

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New Trump attorney general endorses Gardner’s marijuana legalization bill

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that he prefers Sen. Cory Gardner’s legislation on marijuana to the “intolerable” patchwork of state and federal laws that exists today.

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Legal marijuana industry had banner year in 2018

The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream.

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