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Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper today signed an executive order making Amendment 64 part of the Colorado constitution, effectively legalizing the possession, use and home growth of an ounce or less of marijuana under Colorado law.  He also created a task force to oversee specifics of implementing legalization.  In a statement issued after the signing, Gov. Hickenlooper said […]

Today, Washington state’s marijuana legalization initiative officially takes effect.  It remains an open question what the feds will do about it, if anything.  The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington released the following statement reminding citizens of that state that possession and distribution of marijuana remain illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act: […]

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Colorado and Washington voters were not the only ones to embrace legalization on Tuesday.  Lost in the avalanche of publicity about those two, obviously more significant, votes was one by some folks closer to home.  Burlington, Vermont, voters approved an advisory City Council referendum that had asked, “Shall the people of Burlington support the legalization, regulation, and taxation […]

This election was historic in a lot of ways, but the one that matters most to us here at NarcoLaw is this: Colorado and Washington legalized recreational use of marijuana by ballot initiative yesterday.  (Oregon voters rejected a similar measure).  And when I say legalize, I actually mean legalize — not depenalize, not decriminalize.  No baby steps for these […]