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Public Policy/Advocacy

Colorado Funders Take Wait-and-See Approach to Recreational Marijuana

Release Date: 
04/21/2014

The 2014 Mid-year Meeting session focused on the legalization of marijuana is the topic of this Grantmakers in Health blog, authored by Philanthropy Southwest Consultant Christie McElhinney.

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The Green Rush: Conversations about the Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado

Publication date: 
04/2014
Colorado voters overwhelmingly approved the legalization of marijuana in their state even though it is a federal crime and most state and local governments and foundations were against it. This presentation by the Colorado State Attorney General focused on state enforcement and decriminalization issues, as well as the perspective of a local funder on how they are responding to community needs going forward. Session Objectives: Gain an understanding on state versus federal enforcement of marijuana Learn from local funders their response to legalization Speakers: Attorney General John Suthers,...