Shannon Conley, a 19-year-old suburban Denver teen, was sentenced to four years in prison on one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, ISIS. We’ll get to the specifics of Conley’s crime in a moment, but first some more details from her sentencing. Impartial Justice? U.S. District Judge Raymond Moore [...]
|By: Peter Van Buren Thursday January 15, 2015 9:00 am|
Religion is not about hate. It is not about intolerance. It should never be used to harm innocents. Believers need to be very suspect of those who quote holy words to justify such things. Je suis Vanessa Collier. Hundreds of Vanessa Collier’s friends and family gathered Saturday at New Hope Ministries, sitting before an open [...]
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 29, 2014 1:00 pm|
I’ve spent every Christmas for the past decade in Colorado with my grandparents, and this year I noticed it was still the same beautiful state it has always been, even though recreational marijuana has now legally been for sale for a full year. The closest thing to the sky falling was a holiday snow storm, giving us a wonderful white Christmas.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 17, 2014 2:52 pm|
In the ongoing effort to decide how to handle the regulation of marijuana edibles, the Colorado Department of Health is planning to recommend that all marijuana products need to go through an approval process before they can be sold. The worry is that some products are too appealing or confusing for children.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 23, 2014 2:30 pm|
Last month prohibitionists aggressively highlighted a Suffolk poll showing a majority of likely midterm voters in Colorado don’t support the new marijuana law, but now it looks increasingly clear that poll result was a fluke.
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 20, 2014 2:31 pm|
The actual danger of anyone accidentally consuming a cannabis cookie not knowing it contained marijuana is small, but it is a concern that’s received a disproportionate amount of media attention, and has become the number one point of attack by opponents.
|By: Kit OConnell Wednesday October 1, 2014 4:59 pm|
Activists dressed as chipmunks shut down construction at the first US tar sands mine on September 23. It was the latest in a series of actions by Utah Tar Sands Resistance targeting the 213 acre Book Cliffs tar sands mine.
A video released by the group shows chipmunks spreading rapidly through through the camp site where they block construction equipment with their bodies. Though the finale of the video playfully describes the chipmunks fates as “poisoned by tar sands waste water,” activists actually shut down construction for part of a day, resulting in five arrests. There have been 27 total arrests since the beginning of the campaign to halt construction.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:09 pm|
Since voters in two states legalized and regulated marijuana for adults, the use rate among teens is effectively unchanged. The electorate’s support for marijuana reform didn’t cause a spike in youth consumption.
|By: Jon Walker Monday September 15, 2014 8:20 am|
Despite overwhelming support for marijuana legalization among the residents of Washington D.C. the Washington Post’s editorial board has come out against Initiative 71, a legalization measure on the ballot this November. What is particular disappointing about their piece is they got the basic facts wrong, which completely undermines their main argument.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 9, 2014 5:50 pm|
If voters and politicians in other states are “waiting to see” how legalization goes in Colorado the general consensus seems to be that it has gone pretty well. Most Coloradans are happy with legalization and would do it all over again.