It looks like the new state-based exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act are powering the next spin of the Revolving Door. We are not even a full year into implementation and already the head of Colorado’s insurance exchange is moving on to more lucrative pastures on the other side.
|By: Jon Walker Friday July 25, 2014 12:04 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday July 10, 2014 9:49 am|
After six months of legal adult-use marijuana sales we are getting our first good look at the size and shape of the cannabis market in Colorado and the big finding is total demand for marijuana in Colorado is projected to be 130.3 metric tons this year, higher than past predictions.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday June 6, 2014 7:55 am|
Yesterday Colorado’s legislature passed the first bill in the country to authorize and regulate Uber and Lyft, two of the new technology companies that have recently sprung up that connect drivers with passengers. Ridesharing has been available in Colorado since September of last year, when Lyft officially began offering services in Denver.
In theory the two companies merely provide apps connecting supply with demand. But in practice they have been able to act as unregulated cab companies, without being required to follow the laws and regulations (and subsequent overhead costs) that apply to cabs.
|By: Jon Walker Monday June 2, 2014 2:17 pm|
I’m very disappointed in the New York Times. It seems the editors assigned a reporter to create a story with the catchy headline, “After 5 Months of Sales, Colorado Sees the Downside of a Legal High.” Despite the reporter’s failure to find any solid evidence to justify the title, it was nonetheless retained as click-bait.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday May 27, 2014 3:34 pm|
Governor John Hickenlooper (D), who was critical of legalization early on, now admits to CBS News there has been some clear benefits to the state with seemingly little change in the amount of people using marijuana.
|By: Jon Walker Friday May 9, 2014 4:10 pm|
This tax revenue is helping to improve the budgets of local governments and fund education in Colorado.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 1, 2014 3:24 pm|
Last month New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) attacked marijuana legalization sarcastically saying, “go to Colorado and see if you want to live there. See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado where there’s head shops popping up on every corner and people flying into your airport just to come and get high. To me it’s just not the quality of life we want to have here in the state of New Jersey.”
|By: Jon Walker Monday April 28, 2014 7:58 am|
Now that recreational marijuana has been on sale for four months in Colorado a majority of voters think legalization has been good for the state. According to a new Quinnipiac poll, only 38 percent think legalization has been bad for the state while 52 percent believe it has been good for Colorado.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 25, 2014 2:32 pm|
The Colorado legislature is moving forward with new regulations for marijuana edibles. HB 1366, which recently cleared the House, would require “edible retail marijuana products to be shaped, stamped, colored, or otherwise marked with a standard symbol indicating that it contains marijuana and is not for consumption by children.”
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday April 23, 2014 1:22 pm|
For some reason the Washington Times decided to begin their article about the marijuana initiative in Alaska by making the misleading claim that Colorado voters seem to regret their decision.