Alcohol-related ballot measures were in play in several states last week. The results were lukewarm.
In Colorado, you can have weed delivered to your door but not alcohol.
Jared Polis cruised to reelection this Tuesday on a platform that included reducing the state's income tax and giving "more freedom" to Coloradans.
Proposition 122 is the broadest liberalization of psychedelic policy ever enacted in the United States.
Two more states legalized recreational marijuana on Tuesday, while decriminalization of five natural psychedelics looks like a winner in Colorado.
The ballot initiative also would authorize state-licensed "healing centers" where adults could obtain psychedelics for supervised use.
The Vail Town Council says that while affordable housing is desperately needed in the community, Vail Resorts' Booth Heights project would threaten local bighorn sheep.
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The police admitted wrongdoing, but Denver moved forward with a plan to reduce crowds and crimes downtown—by targeting food trucks that did nothing wrong.
How do you justify government speech mandates? Apparently, you deliberately pretend that businesses have no right to control the messages they choose to present.
Occupational licensing reform is a popular cause, but barriers remain too high.
For the officer's excessive force, the protester was later awarded a $175,000 settlement over the 2016 incident.
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The libertarianish Colorado Democrat is devolving decision-making to parents and trying to lower the income tax to zero.
The Colorado Democrat supports abortion rights, school choice, letting kids play unsupervised, an end to COVID-19 overreach, and an income tax rate of "zero."
"We certainly don't want parents getting in trouble because their kids were playing on the playground," says Gov. Jared Polis
Reason reported last year on how minors are particularly susceptible to being coerced into false confessions.
Will this follow-up to the famous wedding cake case finally decide if this is mandated speech violating the First Amendment?
Media elites ignore the heartland-themed show, and the real issues behind it, at their own peril.
Colorado Gov. Polis Commutes 110-Year Sentence for Trucker in Deadly Crash, Pardons Hundreds of Marijuana Convictions
Rogel Aguilera-Mederos faced harsh punishment under the state’s mandatory minimum sentences for insisting on the right to a trial.
The pandemic has served as a nice reminder of the merits of federalism, where states are the laboratories of democracy that can try regulatory approaches that conform to local attitudes and conditions.
Colorado First Judicial District Attorney Alexis King said she pursued the punishment after Aguilera-Mederos insisted on his right to trial.
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"Public health [officials] don't get to people what to wear; that's just not their job," Polis told a Colorado public radio station.
"Do you really want to live in a country where government bureaucrats, based on whim and personal preference, can censor whatever they don't like?"
A New Report on the Aurora, Colorado, Police Department Documents a Pattern of Excessive Force and Racial Disparities
The report from the attorney general's office also found that Aurora paramedics used ketamine illegally to treat "excited delirium."
Whether or not this constitutes meaningful accountability is up for debate.
An Indictment Accuses Three Cops and Two Paramedics of Killing Elijah McClain With a Cascade of Legal, Tactical, and Medical Errors
The 32 charges include manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, and second-degree assault.
The police department is the same one where an officer injured a 73-year-old woman with dementia last year.
The officers knowingly violated the First Amendment, said the court. But that doesn't matter.
The suggestion that the ordinance could have prevented Monday's mass shooting is utterly implausible.
It is hard to see how an "assault weapon" ban or expanded background checks could have prevented this attack.