Mon September 10, 2012

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Sue Over Blue Book Changes

Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol
  • Bente Birkeland reporting from the state capitol

The campaign to legalize marijuana is suing to prevent the state from printing the blue book as it’s currently written. The blue book is written as an impartial guide for voters, but last week lawmakers stripped some of the key arguments in favor of legalizing marijuana.

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Wed September 5, 2012

Colorado Voters Will Decide on Marijuana Legalization Question

Petr Brož Creative Commons

State lawmakers have finalized the language for the November ballot. Most of the discussion centered on amendment 64, which would legalize small amounts of marijuana for people over the age of 21.

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Wed September 5, 2012

Election Results Could End Pot-Selling Coffee Shops

Next week's election in the Netherlands could seal the fate of Amsterdam coffee shops that also sell pot to foreign tourists. Some parties favor, and others oppose, a plan to restrict the shops' business. Cafe owners are struggling to get their customers to the polls.


Sun August 26, 2012

Supporters of Amendment 64 Have Raised $1.4 Million

Funding from supporters by state siding with Amendment 64


Fri August 17, 2012
Planet Money

Episode 395: Maastricht, Marijuana And The European Dream

Originally published on Tue August 21, 2012 8:15 am

Marijuana in Maastricht
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Maastricht is the home of the euro. It's the Dutch town where European leaders signed the treaty that created the single currency.

It's also a place where it's legal for "coffeeshops" to sell marijuana.

Tourists from around Europe used to come to Maastricht to get high. Recently, though, Maastricht's mayor soured on marijuana tourism, and the town banned the sale of the drug to foreigners.

On today's show: Even in the home of the euro, the European Dream still isn't a reality.

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