Videos: See Campaign Clips in Colorado, Rhode Island That Court Votes With Pot

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Anne Armstrong as seen in one of two videos on view below.
Once upon a time, most gubernatorial candidates shied away from the mention of marijuana unless they were pledging to crack down on it. But now, Glendale Mayor Mike Dunafon and medical marijuana advocate Anne Armstrong are putting pot front and center in their campaigns for the top office in Colorado and Rhode Island, respectively. As we recently noted on our Backbeat blog, Dunafon co-stars alongside hip-hop star Wyclef Jean in a music video that stresses marijuana rights. Meanwhile, Armstrong, a write-in hopeful for the Compassionate Party, proves her devotion to MMJ by firing up on camera. These aren't your grandparents' campaign commercials. Check them out below.

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Is Utah Marijuana Compact the New Blueprint for Stopping Pot Legalization?

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An image from "Cannabis Inc.," a program highlighting Project SAM produced by ABC Australia.
We recently told you about a poll suggesting a majority of Coloradans were unhappy with marijuana legalization -- findings embraced by anti-pot activists who'd ignored previous surveys showing the opposite. Now, cannabis critics like these are working to prevent legalization from spreading to other states -- and a document called the Utah Marijuana Compact offers insight into their methods.

See also: Marijuana Poll Showing Unhappiness Over Legalization Embraced by Anti-Pot Activists

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Cannabis Calendar for the Week of September 29: Fest at an Undisclosed Location and More

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After picking up a signed copy of a new cannabis tome hitting the shelves, you'll be spoiled for choice when deciding what to do this weekend: Will it be the Gypsy Jane carnival or the Hemp Awards & Festival? Or maybe something else entirely? Keep reading and figure it out:

See also: Marijuana Poll Showing Unhappiness Over Legalization Embraced by Anti-Pot Activists

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Marijuana: Reviewing The User's Guide to Colorado Marijuana Law

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The concept behind The User's Guide to Colorado Marijuana Law, a guidebook penned by Robert M. Linz, the associate director and head of public services at the University of Colorado School of Law, is a solid one. But the paperback format almost certainly ensures that this resource won't be relevant forever.

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: Whole Meds in the Highlands

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The purple paint is gone from the exterior, as is the "Kushism" sign that was once on the front porch. But the reminder of the shop that starred in one of my worst reviews ever (and the dirt weed the shop was selling at the time) still makes me shudder. Whenever I drive past 3355 West 38th Avenue, I get a bad case of MDTSD: Marijuana-Dispensary Traumatic Stress Disorder. That is, up until a few months ago when I noticed some other business had moved in. It dawned on me that even if the new shop was half-assed, that would still be enough to outweigh the negative impression left by the former tenant and I could get on with my life in peace.

See also: Marijuana: Have 19,000 Patients Dropped Off MMJ Registry This Year?

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Marijuana: Have 19,000 Patients Dropped Off MMJ Registry This Year?

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Medical marijuana patient numbers dipped to their second lowest total since recreational cannabis sales began in January. As of the end of July, there were 111,804 medical marijuana patients on the Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry according to Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment statistics -- just 825 patients more than were on the list January 1 -- even though more than 20,000 new-patient applications were submitted over that span.

See also: Marijuana Task Force Recommends Permanent Pot Sales Ban in Jefferson County

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Marijuana Task Force Recommends Permanent Pot Sales Ban in Jefferson County

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Tom Gorman, director of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, is one of the task force's members. Additional photos and more below.
Jefferson County has resisted marijuana businesses for years -- and that seems unlikely to change anytime soon. Several months before Jeffco's current moratorium is set to expire, the county's Marijuana Task Force has issued a 134-page report arguing that cannabis sales should be permanently banned. The document and more below.

See also: Medical Marijuana Moratorium in Jeffco: Sixty-Year-Old Zoning Code Used to Shut Down Dispensary

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Marijuana Poll Showing Unhappiness Over Legalization Embraced by Anti-Pot Activists

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A cropped version of Smart Colorado's Twitter profile pic.
As we've noted, poll results are notoriously fluid on plenty of topics. But that doesn't stop partisans from championing those they like, even when they're contradicted by others.

Case in point: Anti-pot activists have embraced a survey showing that the majority of Coloradans are unhappy with marijuana legalization even though other analyses find exactly the opposite.

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"F*ck It, I Quit:" See Reporter Charlo Greene Come Out On Air as Cannabis Club Owner

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Charlo Greene. Videos and more below.
In February 2013, we explained how the legalization of limited marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington were prefigured by a case in Alaska that dates back decades -- but which has resulted in a confusing and unregulated situation.

Now, however, the movement for regulating marijuana sales in Alaska following the Colorado and Washington models has a new face -- that of Charlo Greene, a KTVA-TV reporter who announced that she was leaving her job to work full time as the head of Alaska Cannabis Club via an on-air resignation last night that concluded, "Fuck it, I quit." Here's the video:

See also: Marijuana Legalization: How Colorado is Following Alaska's Smoke Trail

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Cannabis Calendar for the Week of September 22: Doughnuts, Music and Pot

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Photo courtesy of the Wellspring Collective Facebook page.
Like ribs? Like doughnuts? Like music? Like pot? Hopefully you've snatched up an invite to tonight's Wellspring Collective anniversary party. If not, well, we've got plenty more pot-related events where that came from. Here they are:

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