The Aurora Republican the and Denver Democrat introduced the “Respect States and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2017” on Thursday.
Colorado Reps. Mike Coffman and Diana DeGette are reaching across the aisle to try to allow states to set their own agenda on marijuana.
The Aurora Republican and the Denver Democrat introduced the “Respect States and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2017” on Thursday. Coffman and DeGette are introducing the bill at a time when the Trump Administration has been signaling its intention to challenge state marijuana laws.
The move is part of the recently formed Cannabis Caucus’ efforts to increase protections for the legal marijuana industry.
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, is teaming up with representatives from Alaska and Washington this week for another push at getting marijuana-related businesses access to the federal banking system.
Legalization split the cannabis community’s perception of Denver’s big 4/20 event.
Denver’s 4/20 rally used to have a political purpose. Out from the shadows for one day of the year, consumers lit up for the public to see, protesting state and federal rules banning marijuana use. Then in 2012, those rules changed. Voters passed Amendment 64 and turned marijuana policy from a mere movement to a full-fledged industry.
Legalization split the cannabis community’s perception of Denver’s big 4/20 event. Key people who in past years joined the rally in Civic Center Park are now involved in promoting the industry and have abandoned the annual event and even admonish its participants.