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Posted 2 years ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Can Marijuana Lift Colorado Out of the Recession?

Colorado raked in $5 million in tax revenue in 2011 from medical marijuana businesses, and its cities collected hundreds of thousands more from the budding industry. With Colorado voters poised to legalize marijuana for recreational use this November, their tax coffers could be facing an avalanche of new funds currently being lost to the black market. But tax revenues aren’t the only potential economic benefit hinging on legal weed. If voters pass Amendment 64, which would legalize marijuana and regulate …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of the Lawyers.com Criminal Law Newsletter

Job Hunting with a Criminal Record There are 65 million adults in the United States with criminal arrest or conviction records. A criminal record can interfere with your ability to find and keep a job, particularly since 90 percent of U.S. employers perform criminal background checks on their job applicants. Is an old arrest or conviction hurting your job hunting? Find Out More…   Blue States Considering Stricter Gun Bans In the wake of a rash of rampage-style mass shootings, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Live from NORML – Activists Slam Obama for Broken Promises

“I’m not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws on this issue,” said then-Sen. Barack Obama from the campaign trail of 2008. The issue? Medical marijuana. At the 41st annual NORML national conference in Los Angeles, Stephen Gutwillig, Deputy Executive Director of the Drug Policy Alliance, called out President Obama for going back on his word after taking office. “We have every right to be enraged at the Obama administration,” he said. “They knew …

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Posted 2 years ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Live from NORML — Western States Prepare for Marijuana Legalization Votes

Colorado, Oregon and Washington voters will have their say this November about whether their states should legalize marijuana for adult recreational use. Although the Oregon proposal is not polling well, the Colorado and Washington proposals have consistently polled above 50 percent for several weeks. At the 41st annual NORML national conference, activists working with the state campaigns shared their strategies, explained the effects on public opinion and revealed their concerns about the federal response in the event that one or …

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Live from NORML — Lifelong Republican Questions Party’s Pot Position

Ardent Texas Republican Ann Lee took heed when her government warned her of the dangers of marijuana, so she was taken aback when her son Richard told her that he was an equally ardent pot smoker. Speaking yesterday at the 41st annual NORML national conference, Lee explained seeing was believing when her son began using medical marijuana to effectively treat the severe spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed. But her conversion from anti-drug mother to outspoken marijuana activist did …

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