Denver

Source: Denver Post Colorado — Sales of recreational marijuana may be legal, but organizers of next weekend’s 4/20 festival in Denver — billed as the largest in the world — have a fine line to walk. They nearly got the two-day event canceled after the organizers’ attorney asked the city…

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DENVER — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said in an interview aired Friday that the federal government shouldn’t interfere with states that have legalized medical marijuana. The Wisconsin congressman told KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs that he personally doesn’t approve of medical marijuana laws. But he said that states should…

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In the ongoing stare-down between state-legal medical-marijuana dispensaries and federal law-enforcement officials, today is the day somebody blinks. Letters sent last month to 23 dispensaries near schools in Colorado gave the businesses until today to either move or shut down. If they do not, the U.S. attorney’s office has vowed…

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DENVER (AP) — Two states that approved recreational use of marijuana are waiting to hear how the federal government intends respond to the measures. The governor of Colorado said he planned to talk by phone with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder about the measures that contradict federal law banning the…

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DENVER — Colorado’s position as a key battleground state in the 2012 presidential race comes with a wrinkle neither party seems to like: A freewheeling ballot initiative tradition that could put both legalizing marijuana and gay marriage before voters on Election Day next year. Marijuana activists have begun gathering signatures…

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