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Vail’s caution about cannabis

While Aspen and Telluride allow cannabis retail stores in prime locations, others want to keep them at bay. Vail looks to keep them entirely out of town. It’s a matter of the municipal brand. Continue reading

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Exiled from Main Street in Breckenridge

Why did slightly counter-cultural Breckenridge boot cannabis off Main Street and into the “green-light district?” Most —but not all—other Colorado mountain towns have also been wary. Continue reading

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Notes from Colorado’s cannabis frontier

Vail remains on the sidelines, Aspen rejected a new tax, governor frets about THC dangers on young minds. These and other notes about cannabis from Colorado’s mountains towns. Continue reading

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Our adventure in cannabis criminalization

When I think of the past, what I find most interesting—and disturbing—was the logic we used to prohibit marijuana decades ago. It was the stuff of do-gooders.
The letter from Alamosa in 1936 points not just to the pervasive racism of the time, but also to confusion about causality.According to the newspaper editor back then, you could blame marijuana for sexual assault and even murder. Continue reading

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