Marijuana

12:19pm

Mon December 10, 2012
Politics

Governor Signs Recreational Marijuana into Colorado Law: Read it Here

Governor John Hickenlooper
State of Colorado

Governor John Hickenlooper has formally signed off on Amendment 64, making it legal for Coloradans over 21 to possess small amounts of marijuana without a doctor’s recommendation.

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1:32pm

Sun December 9, 2012
Politics

Jared Polis Criticizes Claim Marijuana Legalization Will Cost CU Federal Funding

The '420' celebration on the CU campus from 2010. Estimates put about 10,000 people on campus for the maligned event that year.
Tyler Howarth Flickr - Creative Commons

1:31pm

Wed December 5, 2012
The Two-Way

As Two States Legalize Pot, Tommy Chong Isn't Nostalgic About The Old Days

Originally published on Wed December 5, 2012 7:11 pm

Tommy Chong.
Jason Merritt Getty Images
  • From 'All Things Considered': Tommy Chong talks with Audie Cornish

With Washington state set to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana just after midnight tonight, and Colorado set to decriminalize pot next month, All Things Considered today turned to "stoner" comic Tommy Chong to get his perspective.

Needless to say, the half Asian half of Cheech and Chong is very happy. He's planning to move to both states, Chong joked.

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9:15am

Wed December 5, 2012
Planet Money

How To Sell Marijuana Legally, In Four Inconvenient Steps

Selling it is the easy part.
Ted S. Warren AP

On our show yesterday, we talked with John Davis, who runs a legal medical marijuana business in Washington state. He described one of the big hurdles of starting a legal marijuana business: It's really hard to get a bank account.

His story reveals not only the gray area the marijuana business still inhabits (it's still illegal under federal law), but also just how hard it is to run a small business without a bank.

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8:46am

Wed December 5, 2012
Politics

Governor Talks About Marijuana, Drought and Child Welfare Issues

Governor John Hickenlooper
State of Colorado

At least two Colorado counties are planning to opt out of some of the provisions allowed for in Amendment 64 that legalized the use of small amounts of recreational marijuana.

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