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Hok Uy: Is He Poster Child for Colorado Pot Trafficking in Kansas or an Innocent Man?

Categories: Crime, Marijuana

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A Facebook photo of Aivi Vo and Hok Uy. Additional photos and details below.
In recent years, Kansas has accused Coloradans of trafficking marijuana in that state on a regular basis -- and its attorney general is reportedly still considering the possibility of joining a lawsuit against Colorado over the pot laws here, as filed by AGs in Nebraska and Oklahoma.

Amid this tension, a Lakewood man, Hok Uy, is being portrayed in some quarters as the kingpin of a scheme to ship cannabis to Kansas and another state, Illinois. However, pot beefs against him were recently dropped, and he insists he's broken no laws despite money-laundering accusations and the seizure of cash totaling more than $200,000.

See also: Kansas AG Still Looking at Joining Suit Against Amendment 64

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Cannabis Calendar for the Week of January 26: Big Local Decisions

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City of Pueblo's Facebook Page
Pueblo City Hall will host an important public meeting on pot regulation tonight at 7 p.m
With votes on local marijuana regulation happening tonight in Wheat Ridge and Pueblo, and Adams County granting its first retail licenses, some noteworthy changes in your local cannabis infrastructure might be taking place this week, as you can see in our calendar below.

See also: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: Fox Street Wellness in Globeville

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Cannabis Time Capsule, 1920: "Cannabis Smokers Nearly Always Become an Imbecile"

Categories: Marijuana

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This guy believes reefers lead to madness.
Here's yet another marijuana-bashing piece we unearthed, this one from a February 20, 1920 edition of the Routt County Sentinel.

It follows the somewhat nonsensical ravings of a Dr. T.S. Blair of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania -- an apparent medical shill for Big Industry in the 1920s.

See also: "Colorado Cannabis Time Capsule, 1937: "A growing social menace"

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Marijuana: Obama Predicts More States Will Try Colorado's Pot Experiment

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White House YouTube channel
President Obama and Hank Green. More images and a video below.
In recent weeks, an aide for the Obama administration said the president plans to do nothing new about marijuana policy during his final two years in office -- a stance that frustrated a national cannabis advocate, the Marijuana Majority's Tom Angell. But Angell is pleased by Obama's prediction, included in a YouTube interview on view below, that more states will begin to follow Colorado's marijuana-legalization experiment.

See also: Marijuana Advocate Decries Obama's Plan to Do "Nothing" About Pot Policy in Final Two Years



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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: Fox Street Wellness in Globeville

Categories: Marijuana

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Fox Street Wellness Instagram
More photos below.
In case you're wondering (because you're like me and only visit any given dispensary once every few years), much has changed about Fox Street Wellness since my last time there, in 2012.

But that's not a bad thing at all.

See also: "Shop Drops Challenge to Pot-Hating Town Amid Fears of Overzealous Enforcement"

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DIA Bans Pot-Souvenir Sales But Not Info About Marijuana Rules

Categories: Marijuana

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Westword photo illustration
Denver International Airport officially banned the sale of marijuana souvenirs and marijuana-related products last week, adding specific wording to its public-conduct rules.

At DIA, it is now unlawful to "sell, display, or advertise any product bearing the image, likeness, description, or name of Marijuana or Marijuana-themed paraphernalia; and advertise a Marijuana-related business or establishment."

See also: Pot-Related Souvenir Sales Decision Could Take a Few Weeks at DIA

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Marijuana: Shop Drops Challenge to Pot-Hating Town Amid Fears of Overzealous Enforcement

Categories: Marijuana, News

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Ganjapreneurs presumably aren't included in this sign's welcome message.
Last month, we told you about Granby's extraordinary efforts to block a pot shop wanting to operate near town -- by annexing the land in an "emergency" action. The law firm representing the ganjapreneurs had suggested that this action would be challenged in court, but its clients have now decided not to do so in part because the county where they'd hoped to locate -- one that's okayed retail marijuana businesses -- appears to be so zealous about enforcement that they're worried about being shut down no matter how carefully they try to follow regulations.

See also: Marijuana: Granby Board Okays "Emergency" Annexation to Block Pot Shop

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Marijuana: Wyoming Won't Sue Colorado Over Pot Laws, but Might Take on Feds

Categories: Marijuana

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A Wyoming State Patroller.
Colorado is already under fire from Nebraska and Oklahoma, whose attorneys general have sued this state in federal court over our marijuana laws; Kansas is thinking about joining the suit. But in Wyoming, where state officials say that plenty of Colorado pot winds up, Governor Matt Mead insists he doesn't have our state in his legal crosshairs.

That doesn't mean he's ruled out legal action, though. "I'm a states'-rights guy, and I believe in that," Mead told reporters at the Wyoming Press Association's annual meeting last week. "My position, if we could get there, wouldn't be to sue the state of Colorado. It would be to sue the federal government."

See also: Bill Calls For Grants to Colorado Counties to Offset Legal Pot Impact

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Was Ralphie May Too Stoned to Finish Comedy Show Broken Up by Cops?

Categories: Marijuana, News

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TMZ via YouTube
Ralphie May in Grand Junction after the abrupt end of his show. A video and more below.
Last Friday, comedian Ralphie May's show in Grand Junction included some special guests -- members of the Grand Junction Police Department, who responded to a row involving attendees reportedly pissed at May's apparent intoxication. Afterward, May's manager called his client the "first victim of legalized marijuana," suggesting that he'd overindulged when it came to weed -- a story that went national thanks to TMZ. But now, the comic is giving the story a slightly different spin.

See also: Comic Ralphie May on Why DIA Sucks

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Marijuana: Bill Calls For Grants to Colorado Counties to Offset Legal Pot Impact

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Baca County Sheriff's Office Facebook page
The members of the Baca County Sheriff's Office. Additional photos and more below.
Last month, the states of Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a complaint asking the U.S. Supreme Court to void Colorado's marijuana laws because of the negative impacts legal pot was having across the border.

Colorado Representative Tim Dore's new bill doesn't go quite that far. But the proposal, on view below, does call for a new grant program that would provide funding for Colorado counties -- including those, like the ones in Dore's district, that have banned retail marijuana sales -- to offset additional law enforcement expenditures and other costs associated with cannabis.

See also: Nebraska and Oklahoma to Coloradans Who Voted for Amendment 64: Go to Hell

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