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Clarence Thomas says federal cannabis ban “may no longer be necessary or proper” as Supreme Court rejects Colorado case

The federal ban on marijuana may not be necessary — or appropriate — given the government’s “contradictory and unstable” approach, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in a strongly-worded statement Monday.  “A prohibition on intrastate use or cultivation of marijuana may no longer be necessary or proper to support the federal government’s piecemeal approach,” […]

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Colorado issues, like fracking and marijuana, divide the Democratic candidates for president

The race for the Democratic presidential nomination focuses on the big issues: health care, education, climate change — and who is best positioned to take on President Donald Trump in November. Ahead of the March 3 primary, Colorado voters also will weigh the candidates’ views on the issues that are uniquely important here: public lands, […]

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Congress has stalled on marijuana banking, so Colorado is taking matters into its own hands

Colorado is taking action to try to give more legal marijuana businesses in the state access to banking as a Congressional effort to knock down the federal barriers has stalled.  There are already a handful of banks in Colorado working with marijuana businesses, including Partner Colorado Credit Union in Arvada, where Gov. Jared Polis on […]