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VIDEO: Polis questions AG Holder on medical marijuana

Colorado Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) wasted no time in taking advantage of his appointment to the Judiciary Committee. Polis questioned Attorney General Eric Holder last week during an oversight hearing on the Department of Justice and asked whether the Ogden memo was still in effect.

Libertarians hosting GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson at campaign stop in Florida

By | 12.05.11 | 12:13 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The Libertarian Party of Florida will host a campaign stop for Republican presidential hopeful Gary Johnson. The partnership is leading many to speculate that Johnson, a two-term New Mexico governor, may drop out of the GOP to run as a Libertarian. Florida Libertarians, for their part, say they would welcome the


Kalamazoo, Michigan approves marijuana measure

By | 11.09.11 | 1:11 pm | More from The Michigan Messenger


Voters in Kalamazoo approved a controversial amendment to the city’s charter which makes possession of a small amount of pot for those 21 years of age older a “lowest possible law enforcement priority.”

The measure was approved with 4,649 for it and 2,416 against it, reports The Kalamazoo More…

Justice Department, gun owners, at odds over restrictions on rifle sales

By | 10.26.11 | 9:20 am | More from The New Mexico Independent

The Associated Press reports the federal government is telling gun sellers in border states that they must report anyone who has purchased two high-powered rifles within a five day period.

The guidelines affect New Mexico, California, Arizona, and Texas.

The Justice Department made the argument before a judge after a More…

Resolution introduced to legalize medical marijuana in Florida

By | 10.19.11 | 12:36 pm | More from The Florida Independent

State Rep. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, filed a joint resolution last week that would allow Floridians to vote on whether they want to legalize medical marijuana in the state during the 2012 election.

Colorado police, judges say war on drugs failed, ask for legalization

By | 09.26.11 | 9:25 am | More from The Colorado Independent

Hundreds of law enforcement professionals including Denver’s U.S. District Judge John Kane have come together on a curious quest: Saying the drug war has failed, they want to legalize drugs.

Study: More Americans smoke marijuana, usage of other drugs drops

By | 09.14.11 | 11:49 am | More from The Colorado Independent

A study just released by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that marijuana use in the United States has been increasing since states began legalizing medical marijuana.

The study indicates that fueled by higher marijuana use, illicit drug use as a whole is up across the More…

Colorado Senate brings back marijuana DUI bill, looks likely to pass

By | 05.09.11 | 1:34 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

On Friday, a bill to make it easier to charge stoned drivers with DUI rose from the dead and is now expected to pass by Wednesday.

The previously gutted bill to charge drivers with DUI per se if operating motor vehicles while under the influence of 5 nanograms/mill of THC More…

Giuliani speechwriter and High Times staffers: Gary Johnson over Ron Paul

By | 04.28.11 | 12:13 pm | More from The Florida Independent

The conventional political wisdom says that the entry of Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, into the presidential race is bad news for former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, since the two will compete for similar voters in the Republican primary. However, a former Giuliani speechwriter and the staffers at High Times, More…

Video: On 4/20 Boulder pot smokers send up cloud to signal state’s MM transition

By | 04.21.11 | 12:13 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

BOULDER– For years, smack-dab in the middle of the University of Colorado campus, this town has hosted one of the biggest annual 4/20 pro-marijuana smoke-ins in the nation. Yesterday’s installment, coming amid the great legalized medical marijuana transition in this state, produced a kind of smoke signal sent out to More…