Posts Tagged ‘pot’

Pat Robertson endorses marijuana legalization

Posted on: March 8th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

In a recent interview with The New York Times, 81-year-old televangelist Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and host of The 700 Club, endorsed ballot measures in Colorado and Washington that would legalize marijuana. (more…)

Coloradans on probation from using medical marijuana

Posted on: February 10th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

When the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled last week in People v. Watkins that Coloradans on probation do not have the right to use or possess medical marijuana, it shined a bright spotlight on the elephant in the room: when it comes to medical marijuana, legal doesn’t always mean legal. (more…)

Colorado marijuana legalization initiative moves forward

Posted on: January 12th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

When it comes to marijuana, Colorado has been at the forefront for years, and that will only intensify in the 10 months between now and Election Day.

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AMA Study: moderate marijuana use does not decrease pulmonary function

Posted on: January 11th, 2012 by The American Independent 1 Comment

A study released Tuesday by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that people who smoke marijuana once a week or so do not suffer from reduced pulmonary function and may actually see improvements in their pulmonary function. (more…)

More signatures than needed gathered to introduce an amendment legalizing medical marijuana in Colorado

Posted on: January 5th, 2012 by The American Independent 1 Comment

This morning, proponents of a statewide initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana submitted nearly 160,000 signatures in support of placing the measure on the 2012 ballot. Only 86,105 valid signatures of registered Colorado voters are needed to qualify. (more…)

Denver cannabis company announces success with cancer treatment

Posted on: December 15th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

Denver-based Cannabis Science, Inc. announced this week that a cancer patient has had success using the company’s cannabis-based product in the treatment of skin cancer. (more…)

VIDEO: Polis questions AG Holder on medical marijuana

Posted on: December 12th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

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. (more…)

Colorado to join other states asking feds to reclassify marijuana

Posted on: December 8th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chaffee and Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire have petitioned the federal government to change the schedule of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act, a move they claim will remove the conflict between federal and state drug laws, which will in turn allow for the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries. Colorado will file its own request before the end of the year. (more…)