The Obama administration is facing criticism over its attempt to straddle the federal law that makes marijuana illegal and state laws that permit recreational use of the drug.
Marijuana activists were planning to be at Civic Center Park on Monday to hand out thousands of joints.
A new billboard that has gone up next to Sports Authority Field at Mile High just before the Broncos season opener in Denver is getting lots of attention for its strong statement in opposition to the NFL’s policy on marijuana.
The Justice Department’s decision to not interfere with Colorado’s marijuana industry will give Colorado the freedom and the responsiblity to deal with the reality of recreational marijuana itself.
Sources tell CBS4 investigator Rick Sallinger that an announcement is expected in less than an hour from the Justice Department on the federal stance on legal marijuana.
Colorado’s second-largest city is poised to ban recreational marijuana stores.
Marijuana buyers will have to show identification and perishable pot snacks will carry expiration dates when Colorado marijuana retailers open for business next year.
The straw poll that the Denver City Council will hold on Monday to potenially move forward with recreational marijuana ignores the voice of the voters, who have already made their intentions loud and clear.
A set of laws to govern how recreational marijuana should be grown, sold and taxed was signed into law Tuesday in Colorado, where Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper called the laws the state’s best attempt to navigate the uncharted territory of legalized recreational pot.
With recreational marijuana use legal in Colorado there is an emphasis on the safety of children who are exposed to dangerous drug environments.