New Jersey Governor Chris Christie criticizes Colorado cannabis

Mark Schiff , 23 April 2014

In a statement flush with irony and exaggeration, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie criticized the “quality of life” in cannabis-loving Colorado on Tuesday, misrepresenting the effects marijuana legalization has had on the Centennial State while betraying a fundamental misunderstanding of his own state’s status in the pecking order of places people want to live.

According to CNN, the Republican governor and possible Presidential hopeful -- known to most Americans for the petty politics of the “Bridgegate” scandal -- took calls on his weekly radio show on Tuesday and was asked by a caller about “revenue and other business benefits of decriminalizing pot.” A bill was introduced by a New Jersey State Senator last month that would legalize small amounts of marijuana and place it under a regulated and taxed system similar to the one in Colorado.

“You say it

انتقاد کریس کریستی از مصرف مواد مخدر در ایالت کلورادو

روز سه شنبه، فرماندار نیوجرسی در بیانیه ای سرشار از طنز و اغراق از کیفیت زندگی در کنار مصرف مواد مخدر در ایالت کلورادو انتقاد ...

Colorado budget committee OKs cautious plan for marijuana tax money

John Ingold , 23 April 2014

A Colorado legislative committee on Tuesday approved a cautious plan for spending marijuana tax revenue in the next fiscal year — coming more than $20 million below what Gov. John Hickenlooper had requested.

The plan approved by the legislature

تنظیم مقررات در حوزه مصرف درآمد حاصل از مالیات بر ماریجوانا

روز سه شنبه یکی از کمیته های قانونگذاری ایالت کلورادو طرحی محتاطانه را در زمینه نحوه مصرف درآمد ناشی از مالیات بر ماریجوانا ...

Colorado should reduce use of solitary confinement

22 April 2014

The practice of keeping Colorado prisoners in solitary confinement is receiving increased scrutiny, especially in the cases of mentally ill prisoners.

This is a positive development that is also occurring in New York prisons. In New York

تمایل ایالت کلورادو به کاهش استفاده از سلول های انفرادی

عملکرد زندان های کلورادو در مورد نگهداری زندانیان در سلول های انفرادی مخصوصا در مورد زندانیان دارای بیماری های روانی مورد ...

Colorado GOP prepares for primaries

Megan Schrader , 21 April 2014

Colorado Republicans are gearing up for a tough primary season.

Even weathered incumbents such as Rep. Doug Lamborn and Scott Tipton drew primary opponents at last week

آماده شدن حزب جمهوری خواه ایالت کلورادو برای برگزاری رقابت های اولیه

جمهوری خواهان ایالت کلورادو در حال آماده شدن برای برگزاری رقابت های مقدماتی هستند.

Colorado Democrats enter abortion-rights debate

April 16, 2014

DENVER – A symbolic election-year fight over abortion rights is headed to the Colorado Senate.

A bill up for debate Tuesday is described as a guarantee that state or local policies won

پافشاری بر حق سقط جنین، حربه دموکراتهای کلورادو به تفرقه افکنی در آستانه انتخابات

روز سه شنبه، لایحه ای ارائه شد که بر اساس آن سیاست های منطقه ای و یا ایالتی نمی بایست در حوزه کنترل موالید دخالت کند.

Axxess Unlimited to Expand Into the Marijuana Sector

15 April 2014

Axxess Unlimited, Inc. (OTC: AXXU) today announced their intent to expand into the medical and recreational marijuana sector by leveraging their proprietary technology platform to aid law enforcement in establishing safe THC levels and help marijuana users protect themselves from certain criminal and civil liabilities.

"Axxess is uniquely positioned to have a profound impact in one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world. Due to our proven success with R.I.S.E.(TM) in monitoring, reporting and educating consumers in the alcohol industry, we are transitioning into the medical and recreational marijuana sector," commented Michael Roth, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

On March 6(th) of this year, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) introduced a bill, the LUCID Act (Limiting Unsafe Cannabis-Impaired Driving) that would require states that have legalized recreational or medical marijuana to create a standard for determining when a driver is under the influence of pot. The bill does not require a federal "benchmark," but does however, require states with legal recreational or medicinal marijuana to have "standards" in place. In the United States, unlike alcohol, there are no significant and reliable scientific studies that evaluate how THC (the principal psychoactive constituent of the cannabis plant) levels impair driving. "Providing the marijuana user with a way to collect impairment data for marijuana use is the first step in determining actual THC impairment levels."

Twenty states and the District of Columbia now have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. To date, only Colorado and Washington State have legalized marijuana for recreational use, while other states permit medicinal marijuana. State agencies and legislatures have to make "best guess efforts" to determine THC impairment levels. Colorado is the first state where an individual can be charged with DUI if their blood shows more than 5 nanograms of active THC.

Medical and recreational marijuana is among the fastest-growing markets, and Axxess intends to grow along with it. Researchers surveyed hundreds of medical cannabis retailers, processors, dispensary owners and industry leaders over the course of six months last year, and estimated that more than $1.43 billion worth of state-authorized marijuana would be sold in 2013. The report also predicts that figure to grow by 64 percent, to $2.34 billion in 2014. By comparison, recent figures show the smartphone market expanded by 46 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to the second edition of the "State of Legal Marijuana Markets."

About Axxess Unlimited, Inc.

Axxess Unlimited, Inc. (AXXU), a software development company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, currently operates two divisions, Axxess Apps and Axxess Digital. Axxess Apps develops proprietary Ignition Interlock Data Processing software technology that dramatically improves the accuracy, security and robustness of the data which is produced by interlock manufacturers and is then sent to the State governing bodies. Axxess Digital develops the platforms to deliver Axxess Unlimited

شرکت "اکسس آنلیمیتد" به دنبال گسترش صنعت ماریجوانا

شرکت "اکسس آنلیمیتد" اعلام کرد که قصد دارد به گسترش مصرف تفریحی و پزشکی ماریجوانا کمک کند.

Lamborn makes push to allow religious expression at academy

Tom Roeder ,15 April 2014

U.S. Rep Doug Lamborn penned a letter signed by 21 of his colleagues demanding that the Air Force relax its rules on religious expression.


اعمال فشار لامبورن با هدف افزایش آزادی مذاهب در آکادمی نیروی هوایی

در نامه ای که توسط داگ لامبورن جمهوری خواه نوشته شده و به امضای 21 نفر از نمایندگان کنگره رسیده است، وی خواستار کاهش فشار موجود در زمینه آزادی عمل به شعائر مذهبی در نیروی هوایی شد.

Colorado’s Schools To Benefit Most From Pot Legalization – Moody’s

Michael Aneiro , 11 April 2014

It’s not just Colorado’s residents who are getting high after the state legalized marijuana sales earlier this year. Colorado”s tax revenues have been higher too – 40% higher than initially forecast so far, and a Moody’s report today projects further growth for a while yet as the market matures.

So who stands to benefit the most from all this recreational pot smoking, aside from sales of of Doritos and potato chips? Schools, naturally! Moody’s says Colorado’s school districts are the big winners from the new tax windfall:

Authorized spending for marijuana tax revenues includes $40.0 million for public school construction, $10.4 million for regulatory oversight, $2.0 million for substance abuse treatment, $320,000 for public health programs, and $255,000 for law enforcement and public safety. In February, Governor John Hickenlooper proposed spending the additional projected revenue primarily on substance abuse education, prevention and treatment, as well as on public safety and law enforcement. However, the legislature’s Joint Budget Committee is seeking to establish rules to limit spending of marijuana tax revenues until revenue figures are more certain.

Moody’s says decriminalization of marijuana will reduce costs related to arrests, prosecution, sentencing and incarceration too. Still, Moody’s says marijuana tax revenues “will likely remain a small fraction of overall state and local government funds, even as revenues continue to increase beyond initial figures.”

صرف مالیات بر فروش حاصل از ماریجوانا در تامین بودجه مدارس

بر اساس آمارهای ارائه شده، میزان درآمد مالیاتی حاصل از فروش ماریجوانا 40 درصد بیشتر از میزان پیش بینی ها بوده که اکثر آن برای ساخت و ساز مدارس مورد استفاده قرار خواهد گرفت.

Kathleen Sebelius: Obama Health Minister Resigns

11 April 2014

The former governor of Kansas was in office since April 2009, but was in the wake of health care reform in the center for a long time in the criticism. So it overloaded her to not only the political competition that the web portal Healthcare. gov to register for "Obamacare" in October 2013einen start full margins experienced.

New Health Minister Sylvia Mathews Burwell is intended to be, which is currently in the White House, the control authority "Office of Management and Budget" is derived. On Friday morning, the U.S. government wants to give the personnel changes officially. The resignation Sebelius' should the president use it as a signal to let the problematic start-up phase of health care reform behind him and to work with a new, undamaged Minister.

Sebelius took office in 2009, after Obama's real desire candidate Tom Daschle withdrew his candidacy due to erroneous information in their tax return. Even on Thursday afternoon Sebelius had not let in an appearance before a congressional committee announced their plans. Also geschaftjager.eu

استعفای ناگهانی کاتلین سبلیوس، وزیر بهداشت آمریکا

کاتلین سبلیوس، وزیر بهداشت ایالات متحده، به علت انتقادات موجود در زمینه اصلاح قانون مراقبت های بهداشتی موسوم به اوباماکر از سمت خود استعفا داد.

House passes bill preventing terrorists from entering U.S. as U.N. Ambassadors

  10 April  2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Congressman Doug Lamborn, CO-05, today called for President Obama to immediately sign into law their bi-partisan legislation that will prevent terrorists from getting visas to enter the United States as United Nations ambassadors.

“Congress has voted unanimously in support of a bill to reject Iran

مخالفت مجلس نمایندگان آمریکا با ورود ابوطالبی به خاک این کشور

به دنبال تصویب لایحه جلوگیری از ورود تروریست ها به خاک آمریکا، سناتور جمهوری خواه تگزاس، تد کروز و نماینده جمهوری خواه کلورادو، داگ لامبورن از رئیس جمهور اوباما خواستند تا سریعا این لایحه فراجناحی را ...

Democratic congressional candidate Halter on track to raise $165k in 1st quarter

Megan Schrader , 9 April 2014

Retired Gen. Irv Halter, Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District, has released his latest campaign figures ahead of the deadline, and the show that he

گزارش وضعیت مالی کاندیداهای حوزه پنجم کلورادو در سه ماهه نخست سال 2014

ایرو هالتر، ژنرال بازنشسته و نامزد حزب دموکرات در حوزه پنجم ایالت کلورادو، آخرین آمار مبارزات انتخاباتیش را پیش از موعد مقرر منتشر کرد. این آمار حاکی از جمع آوری 165 هزار دلار در سه ماهه اول سال 2014 ...

Legislators take it slow on pot spending

Joe Hanel Herald , 08 April 2014

DENVER – Legislators proceeded cautiously Tuesday when deciding how to spend marijuana tax money, the state’s biggest and most volatile new source of revenue.

Gov. John Hickenlooper has asked for $54 million in spending from marijuana taxes in order to fund law enforcement, anti-drug programs and health care for substance abusers.

But the Joint Budget Committee wants to wait to spend marijuana taxes the year after they are collected. That would leave the state with just $20 million to spend in the budget year that starts in July.

“If we don’t do this from the onset, we’re going to miss the opportunity to do this right,” said Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver.

The Legislature waits a year until it spends money from gambling taxes, and Rep. Cheri Gerou, R-Evergreen, said normally she would agree with that approach. But she worried that it could hurt efforts to keep young people from using marijuana.

“What kind of public-health risk are we providing for our kids?” Gerou said.

Gerou ultimately went along with the plan to wait a year. The budget committee will talk again Thursday about how to spend the money, and the full Legislature will have a say in the next few weeks.

Hickenlooper has big plans for the money, including hiring more school resource officers, creating a registry of people arrested for driving while high, adding money for delinquency-prevention programs and boosting the budget for drug treatment. All those ideas could have to wait a year if the Legislature decides to play it safe with its pot tax money.

Marijuana taxes are flowing in slower than state analysts had predicted. The numbers for February – the second month that over-the-counter sales of recreational pot were legal – came in Tuesday, and they showed an increase over January.

But the slow pace of local licensing of stores meant that 83 shops were open in January, fewer than the 110 that were predicted. The state charges a 12.9 percent sales tax on nonmedical marijuana, which brought in about $2.2 million in February.

Medical marijuana sales increased dramatically, in spite of predictions that many medical users would migrate into the recreational market.

The tax on medical marijuana is much lower, 2.9 percent, and it brought in an additional $1 million to the state.

Together with license fees, taxes on both classes of pot totaled $4.1 million in February.

The Legislature will wrap up its work on the overall state budget this week, but with the marijuana money, legislators effectively are doing a miniature second budget, with at least $20 million that has not been available before.

Steadman predicted “an incredible feeding frenzy of lobbying.”

احتیاط قانونگذاران کلورادویی در مصرف درآمد حاصل از مالیات بر ماریجوانا

قانونگذاران کلورادویی با احتیاط در زمینه نحوه مصرف درآمد مربوط به مالیات بر فروش ماریجوانا تصمیم گیری خواهند کرد. آن ها از این درآمد به عنوان بزرگترین و بی ثبات ترین منبع درآمدی دولت یاد می کنند.

Denver Public Schools gets $7 million federal grant plus local funds
By Zahira Torres
The Denver Post

Denver Public Schools has been awarded a $7 million federal grant to expand science, technology, engineering and math programs at eight schools.

Local businesses and community leaders will donate an additional $2.3 million in matching funds to bolster the district

اعطای کمک مالی به مدارس دنور جهت پیشبرد طرح STEM

برای توسعه برنامه های علوم، فنآوری، مهندسی و ریاضی در دنور به مدارس دولتی این منطقه 7 میلیون دلار کمک مالی اعطا شده است.

خواست جمهوری خواه کلورادویی به ممانعت از ورود ابوطالبی به خاک آمریکا

خواست جمهوری خواه کلورادویی به ممانعت از ورود ابوطالبی به خاک آمریکا

داگ لامبورن، نماینده جمهوری خواه کلورادو در مجلس نمایندگان آمریکا، لایحه ای ارائه داده و در آن خواهان ممانعت از ورود برخی از نمایندگان سیاسی دیگر کشورها به خاک ایالات متحده شد.


کلورادو - گزارش سناتور یودال از جمع آوری کمک های مالی در سه ماهه نخست از سال 2014

سناتور مارک یودال از جمع آوری 2 میلیون دلاری کمک مالی برای مبارزات انتخاباتیش در سه ماهه اول سال جاری خبر داد. این موضوع رقابت این منطقه را به یک رقابت کلیدی در سطح ملی تبدیل کرده است.

House Republicans to push gas exports

Ben Wolfgang , 6 April 2014

House Republicans will move forward this week with legislation to expedite exports of American natural gas, which supporters argue will help Europe and Ukraine break their dependence on Russian fuel and cut Moscow’s influence in the region.

The move comes as the Obama administration sharpens its rhetoric on the issue after initially dismissing liquefied natural gas exports as a meaningful, immediate response to Russian military aggression in Ukraine.

While administration officials still argue — and most analysts agree — that U.S. natural gas shipments wouldn’t reshape global energy markets in the short term, they’re expressing more support for a long-term strategy to give Ukraine, Germany and other nations the choice of buying American fuel rather than gas from Russia.

Russia supplies more than half of Ukraine’s natural gas and about 30 percent of Europe’s supply as a whole, complicating efforts to impose economic sanctions or other punishments for Moscow’s actions in Ukraine.

“If those countries have a choice in their supplies, they can use that market power to reinforce their independence and break the ability of individual suppliers to use energy as a tool that affects the political choices they want to make for the future,” said Carlos Pascual, the State Department’s special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs, during a speech at the Atlantic Council last week.

As the crisis in Ukraine intensified last month, the White House played down the importance of U.S. natural gas — now in abundance thanks to the exploding use of fracking and the discovery of huge natural gas deposits such as the Marcellus Shale — as a weapon against Moscow.

Since then, however, there have been signs the idea is gaining traction. Late last month, the Energy Department approved a liquefied natural gas export project in Oregon, the seventh such project to be green-lighted by the Obama administration. Nearly two dozen such projects remain under review.

Also last month, the U.S. and European Union released a joint statement stressing that “the situation in Ukraine proves the need to reinforce energy security in Europe and we are considering new collaborative efforts to achieve this goal.” The statement went on to say that the prospect of U.S. liquefied natural gas exports would be “welcome” in the future “since additional global supplies will benefit Europe and other strategic partners.”

But that’s still not enough for House Republicans, who argue the administration should have immediately approved all pending liquefied natural gas export applications to send a strong signal to Moscow that the days of Russian dominance in European energy markets are coming to an end.

The Republicans quickly drafted new legislation — the “Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act” — that would grant immediate approval to all proposed projects and make it easier for new facilities to be approved in the future.

The House Energy and Commerce Committee will vote on the bill Tuesday.

“Our allies around the world are clamoring for natural gas, a resource that is abundant here in the United States,” said Rep. Cory Gardner, Colorado Republican and author of the bill. The bill, he said, “will help our allies lessen their energy dependence on hostile nations while growing our economy here at home.”

But some analysts urge caution and say the administration could do more harm than good by, for example, cutting coal consumption at home while shipping natural gas abroad.

Steps by the Environmental Protection Agency to curb carbon emissions are likely to result in the closure of coal-fired power plants across the country, opening the door for natural gas as a replacement.

A massive increase in natural gas use here at home, coupled with shipments to Europe and elsewhere, could lead to shortages in supply or higher prices, said Dan Kish, senior vice president for policy at the conservative Institute for Energy Research.

اعمال فشار از سوی جمهوری خواهان مجلس نمایندگان آمریکا با هدف افزایش صادرات گاز طبیعی

در این هفته، جمهوری خواهان مجلس نمایندگان آمریکا، با وضع قوانین جدید به دنبال تسریع صادرات گاز طبیعی خواهند بود. حامیان این قوانین علت افزایش صادرات گاز را کمک به اروپا و اوکراین و همچنین قطع وابستگی ...

سفر شهردار دنور به آمستردام برای اطلاع از قوانین ماریجوانا

سفر شهردار دنور به آمستردام برای اطلاع از قوانین ماریجوانا

شهردار دنور قصد دارد هفته آینده با سفر به آمستردام تا حدودی در مورد قوانین ماریجوانا اطلاع کسب کند. هلند کشوری پیشتاز در عرصه مشروعیت بخشیدن به استعمال ماری جوانا می باشد.

انتقاد دموکرات ها از کافمن در زمینه اصلاح قانون مهاجرت

انتقاد دموکرات ها از کافمن در زمینه اصلاح قانون مهاجرت

در آگهی تبلیغاتی آنلاین خود، دموکرات های کلورادو برای پیروزی در انتخابات مجلس نمایندگان مایک کافمن جمهوری خواه را مورد انتقاد قرار داده اند. آن ها در این آگهی با استفاده از موضوع اصلاح قانون مهاجرت، رای ...

تلاش اسکات تیپتون به بازگرداندن ساعت کاری به 40 ساعت در هفته

تلاش اسکات تیپتون به بازگرداندن ساعت کاری به 40 ساعت در هفته

اسکات تیپتون، نماینده جمهوری خواه کلورادو در کنگره آمریکا، در حال تلاش برای تثبیت قانونی است که بر اساس آن تعریف اشتغال تمام وقت به 40 ساعت کار در هفته بازگردانده خواهد شد.

تلاش یک دموکرات به حضور در رقابت بر سر حوزه سوم کلورادو

تلاش یک دموکرات به حضور در رقابت بر سر حوزه سوم کلورادو

بعد از تصمیم آبل تاپیا برای رقابت با اسکات تیپتون، یک وبلاگ سیاسی وضعیت سومین منطقه کنگره در ایالت کلورادو را از صرفا جمهوری خواه به حالت به احتمال زیاد جمهوری خواه تغییر داد.