'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Recreational marijuana was sold to Colorado voters as a revenue source for schools, but some lawmakers now worry that they may wind up with all of the pot and none of the money.
Alaska, known for its live-and-let-live lifestyle, is poised to become the next battleground in the push to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
The Obama administration is facing rising national and international pressure to nullify efforts in Colorado and Washington state to implement new laws legalizing recreational marijuana use.
Not all Coloradans appreciated former Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy harshing their buzz Wednesday with his anti-marijuana effort.
Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize marijuana for adult recreational use, setting up a showdown with federal authorities over the enforcement of national drug laws.
"We expect everyone who's saying these taxes are necessary to support and campaign in favor of the ballot measure in the fall," he said. "If they don't, then we have to question what their motives are."
At the same time, Mr. Tvert, who now works for the Marijuana Policy Project, said the campaign has no plans to ring doorbells in favor of the proposed tax structure but said state legislators should.