Individuals placed on probation by a Colorado state court are forbidden to use marijuana, even with appropriate medical documentation. This is disappointing news for probationers who would otherwise be users of medical marijuana; they are denied access to a substance which often is the most or only effective treatment for their conditions.Read More
Spark the Discussion – Amendment 64: The Ripples Here at Home
Spark the Discussion Amendment 64: The Ripples Here at Home By Joshua Kappel, Esq. “Spark the Discussion” is a monthly Legal Connection column highlighting the hottest trends in the emerging field of medical marijuana law. Originally posted here. On Election Day, the voters of Colorado made history with the passage of Amendment 64—the Regulate […]Read More
Historic Amendment 64 Passes with 55% of the Vote. Thank you.
We did it. We made history. After 80 long years, Colorado has finally ended the failed policy of marijuana prohibition. Last Tuesday, Coloradans overwhelming passed Amendment 64 (55% to 45%) which will regulate marijuana like alcohol statewide. Our historic work has made headlines across the world – from Japan to India to Belize. We are forever thankful […]Read More
Register to Vote on Marijuana!
Register to Vote for Marijuana Online! This November, Coloradans will have the chance to pass Amendment 64– which will make Colorado the first place on the planet to regulate marijuana like alcohol! Sensible Colorado has been a leading partner in this effort from the beginning. Amendment 64 makes personal adult use of marijuana legal, establishes a […]Read More
U.S. Attorney shutters 10 more state licensed businesses
U.S. Attorney shutters 10 more state licensed businesses On August 3rd, the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s office sent 10 more letters to state licensed Colorado medical marijuana businesses. These businesses were ordered to shut down within 45 days. So far, 57 state-approved businesses have been shut down by the federal government this year. These medical marijuana […]Read More
CASE NOTE: People v. Watkins, — P.3d —, 2012 No. 10CA0579 (Colo. App. 2012)
By Brian Vicente, Esq. and Rachelle Yeung Leonard Charles Watkins suffers from pancreatitis, which causes debilitating chronic pain and for which he has been hospitalized three times. Watkins’ doctor suggested he use marijuana to alleviate his suffering, so Watkins applied for and qualified to be a Colorado medical marijuana patient. In February 2012, the Colorado […]Read More
CASE NOTE: Beinor v. Indus. Claim Appeals Office, 262 P.3d 970 (Colo. App. 2011).
Jason Beinor was a Denver street sweeper, working on the 16th Street Mall with a broom and dustpan. He had a perfect employment record, with no written warnings. Yet he was terminated from his job and denied unemployment benefits. Beinor suffers from severe […]Read More
Marijuana Use Down Among Teens in Colorado Since MMJ Regulations Implemented
Marijuana Use Down Among Teens in Colorado Since MMJ Regulations Implemented Since the passage of HB10-1284, Colorado’s historical medical marijuana regulation legislation, current marijuana use among high school students in Colorado has dropped from 24.8% to 22.0% according to the Federal Government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Assessment. You can view the 2011 report […]Read More
Sensible Colorado submits petition on behalf of veterans and others suffering from PTSD
Representatives from Sensible Colorado and VetsCANN filed a petition on behalf of veterans and others suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on Tuesday, to add the disorder to the list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in Colorado. The petition was submitted following an hour-long rally outside the Department of Public Health and […]Read More
Rally to add PTSD to the Colorado MMJ Registry (5/29/2012)
Join Sensible Colorado, VetsCANN and supporters as we rally in support of veterans and file a petition to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to the list of conditions which qualify for medical marijuana in Colorado. Nearly 20% of returning soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from PTSD and many of these brave soldiers use medical marijuana to cope. This […]Read More