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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Mason Tvert
If you're an advocate of legalized marijuana, this is not the kind of celebrity endorsement you're looking for.
Both teams in the Super Bowl come from states that recently legalized marijuana. Advocates are capitalizing on that to make their case for doing it in the other 48 states too.
Colorado lit up the nation's first legal adult marijuana market shortly after dawn Wednesday, and Brandon Harris was not about to miss it.
Federal authorities descended without warning Thursday morning on multiple Colorado medical marijuana operations, seizing plants and executing search warrants at shops as part of what was described as an ongoing investigation.
Colorado voters split on taxes Tuesday, giving a resounding yes to a tax on retail marijuana and an equally emphatic no to an income tax increase aimed at funding K-12 education.
The National Football League is on the receiving end of a blunt scolding from Colorado pot-legalization advocates, just in time for the debut of the 2013 regular season here Thursday night at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
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.
"Voters and state lawmakers around the country are watching how this system unfolds in Colorado, and the prospect of generating significant revenue while eliminating the underground marijuana market is increasingly appealing," said Tvert, who now works for the Marijuana Policy Project.
Mason Tvert, a legalization activist who ran Colorado's 2012 campaign, said other states are watching closely to see what legal weed can produce in tax revenue.