Media Outlets

Smart Colorado is contacted regularly by the media – print, TV and radio – for comments and interviews. We have talked with a wide range of media outlets on the local, national and international level. Some of these include the following: RADIO KOA – December 10, 2013 regarding open and public consumption, 1st week of Jan. – opening of shops. Live segment. NPR – Fall 2013...

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re: President Obama

re: President Obama

Smart Calls on President Obama to Provide Much Needed Leadership to Colorado Youth           Statement from Smart Colorado Spokesperson Diane Carlson President Obama’s remarks only serve to highlight the confusion and lack of leadership regarding the significant and very real health and safety risks from early marijuana use.   Sadly, the President’s words couldn’t come...

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Protect our youth from the marijuana tsunami

By Diane Carlson Published in the The Denver Post Op Ed 12/08/2013 Connections to Colombian drug cartels, an arsenal of assault weapons, convicted felons with licenses, 95 pot shops operating unlicensed. These are shocking reminders that medical marijuana remains woefully under-regulated in Colorado. Yet Denver has chosen to move full speed ahead with commercialized recreational marijuana sales...

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Proposition AA

Proposition AA

Smart Colorado Endorses Proposition AA/Marijuana Retail Taxes Smart Colorado endorses the ballot initiative, Proposition AA,  Marijuana Retail Taxes.  We encourage voters to support this measure by voting YES. While Smart Colorado is concerned that the revenues generated may fall short of the daunting task of regulating the new recreational marijuana industry, we believe it’s the best hope...

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Smart in The Pueblo Chieftain

Legislature left cities holding bag Posted: Sunday, June 2, 2013 12:00 am By GINA CARBONE, DIANE CARLSON and HENNY LASLEY | GUEST COLUMNIST The approval by voters last fall of Amendment 64, one of the most expansive marijuana laws in the world, was only the first step in implementing the constitutional amendment. The Colorado Legislature was given significant latitude in the just-completed...

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Cops issue warning

Cops issue warning

Four of Colorado’s top law enforcement associations have sent a letter to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and select members of the state legislature expressing that they are “strongly concerned that in the rush to make marijuana legal, the State of Colorado is disregarding public safety.” The letter states in part: “We are writing to address serious safety concerns...

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