Tag Colorado Springs City Council

From the Frontlines: Marijuana Reform Moves Closer for Colorado Springs

Since the Colorado Springs City Council banned retail marijuana sales and the subsequent regulation that would come with it, citizens have been disgruntled, to say the least. When the votes were counted, 4,947 votes were ignored in lieu of political and corporate interests. However, the Springs’ citizenry didn’t stop after their will was ignored by leadership. Instead, the community came together to assert their will. As representatives, our government officials

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Joining Revolutionaries

“[T]he people are the rightful masters of both Congresses, and courts–not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it. . . .” –Abraham Lincoln, from the Lincoln Papers, Notes for Speech in Kansas and Ohio, p2. In July of 2013, Colorado Springs City Council decided to opt out of retail marijuana (RMJ) sales, even though Colorado Springs passed Amendment 64. According to the County Commissioner’s Election Report, 105,909

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Colorado Springs City Council Vetoes People’s Will

In this video about Marijuana Reform, USR columnist and editor Lindsay Deen explores government officials’ reactions to Amendment 64 and, in her opinion, their attempts to ignore the will of the majority. She offers thoughtful commentary and detailed evidence to support her claims. Check it out today! Click here to access the interactive flash video on a new page, click: City Council Vetoes People’s Will: Interactive Video Version. In this version, you can access

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The Pot Liberation Front

In many ways, Colorado Springs provides a microscopic sample of our national demographic. We have the serious ultra-conservative right-wing Republicans, fun but slightly insane Democrat fanatics (like the ones dancing in the streets after Obama won), a strong Libertarian front dedicated to creating and maintaining freedoms, and the rest of us who merely watch in awe, disgust, or some strange mixture of both from the sidelines. Whether we identify as

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