Grady Nouis, the Republican candidate for an Arvada area statehouse seat in the Colorado legislature, talks a lot about crime. He’s primarily concerned that so-called “sanctuary cities” endanger residents, because undocumented immigrants who may live in these cities commit crimes, particularly drug crimes.
Last year, after a bill-drafting error kept nine special districts in Colorado from collecting their already voter-approved tax revenue from retail marijuana sales, Gov. John Hickenlooper decided a legislative fix couldn’t wait until lawmakers returned in January and called a special session. Many Republican lawmakers, however, felt that the special session was a waste of time and taxpayer dollars, and ultimately stopped a solution from passing through the Colorado Senate.
Calling Sessions a “good man,” Gardner now waiting to see if Trump Administration will try to snuff out legalized pot in Colorado
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is continuing to soften his threat to block Justice Department nominees if U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions won’t reverse his decision to undermine pot legalization in Colorado and elsewhere.
Colorado legislators from both sides of the aisle opposed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent attack on legal marijuana at a pre-session panel on Friday, and they invoked Shakespeare to do so.
Gardner’s defense of cannabis should be taken with a grain of salt given his unkept promises on Dreamers, CHIP
Following Thursday’s news that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions would rescind the Obama-era policies of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, Colorado Republican Senator Cory Garder immediately spoke out in defiance.
I ran across this post by former state legislator turned El Paso County Commissioner Mark Waller (R) in which he claims a link between an increasing homeless population in Colorado and the legalization of cannabis. To support his view, he links to this article, which doesn’t contain a shred of supporting evidence for the claim other than anecdotal quotes and data that does not support a causal conclusion.