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Mile high times, November, 2013

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Mile high times, November, 2013
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Issue # 1_______MyMileHighTimes.com
NOVEMBER 2013
BY: LARISA BOLIVAR
If Proposition AA showed the world anything, it showed a deeply divided marijuana community in Colorado. Those who once worked side by side promoting and passing Amendment 64 were on separate teams, certainly making some folks scratch their heads. Colorado is an experiment on marijuana legalization and the world is watching. What does the division in the marijuana community tell us about the fate of the nascent marijuana industry? It is hard to say at this moment, but one thing is for sure, there is little cohesiveness in the nascent industry, which could hurt the boon economy that marijuana has been projected to be.
The reasons for the dissension are not nefarious as one would think. There are a lot of variables involved in the disunity of the marijuana community. People have different views on how legalization should be approached.
Some believe a heavily funded government bureaucracy will avoid federal intervention and inspire other states to consider legalizing for revenue growth, while others want less
No on Proposition AA rally at Denver Beer Co. Brewery.
taxes and a free-market approach with less regulations. With so many egos involved, people are bound to disagree. On the other hand, big business and good old fashioned greed are the more sinister sides of the marijuana industry and alienating many community members by supporting only those who have the
thousands of dollars to join industry groups.
There are people, many being lobbyists for exclusive industry groups, who are rigging the democratic process by paying big money to legislatures in order to buy their support. They bypass the originating grassroots activists and early marijuana
business owners, charge exorbitant membership fees, and lobby DC and local politicians for special interest. This is arguably one of the more sore points in politics these days: big corporations buying out politicians and over-taking small business.
Continued on page 3
ON YOUR IARK... on SET...G0!
BY: LARISA BOLIVAR
The 2013 elections are over and we are heading into the 2014 election cycle with an exciting gubernatorial race that could bring Colorado, a red state that recently went purple by legalizing marijuana, and electing Democrats for Governor and President, back to red. However, the Democratic Party went too far by challenging gun laws that Coloradans hold near and dear, resulting in recalls of elected officials.
The next Governor is going to be inheriting a lot of challenges. The new marijuana laws, police corruption and brutality, energy exploration and development, recent se-
vere weather such as flooding and fires, and a deeply divided state with people calling for secession in the north, are just a few of the issues that the incoming Governor will confront.
Running for Governor this year are incumbent Governor Hicken-looper (D), George Brauchler (R), Greg Brophy (R), Scott Gessler (R), Mike Kopp (R), Tom Tancredo (R), and Matthew Hess (L). With five Republicans running for Governor, it looks like Coloradans are not happy with the far left direction the state has taken, or that no Democrats believe they can unseat Hickenlooper while fighting against a Republican majority race. Interestingly, Libertarian Hess is the only candidate without a public service background, and is an IT Systems Administrator.
Stay tuned as Mile High News keeps you posted on what is bound to an interesting race!
joyed a long standing love affair with the citizens of this town since the team was formed in the early ‘60s! Denver has supported its first professional franchise through up’s and downs , last place finishes to back to back Super Bowl titles. From Rick Upchurch to Eric Decker, from Tom Jackson to Von Miller, Continued on page 4
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TO THE RED ZONE
BY: Big J
If you’re a native of Denver as I am, you know how passionate this city is about the Denver Broncos!
One of the most storied franchises in the NFL , the Broncos have en-

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!< JJ-I &&& . C2/pfo I S'"{p Issue# 1 MyMileHighTimes.com NOVEMBER 2013 BY: LARISA BOLIVAR If Proposition AA showed the world anything, it showed a deep ly divided marijuana community in Colorado. Those who once worked side by side promoting and passing Amendment 64 were on separate teams, certainly mak ing some folks scratch their heads. Co lorado is an experiment on marij u a n a legalization an d t he w orld i s wa tching. What does the division in the marijuana community tell us a bout the fate of the nascent mari juana industry? It i s hard to say at this moment, but one t hing i s for s u re , there is little cohesiveness in t h e nasc e n t industry, which could hur t the boon economy that mari j uana has been projected to be. The reasons for the dissen s ion ar e n o t nefa rious as one would think. There are a lot of variables involved in t h e disunity o f the ma r ijuana community. People have different views on how legalization should be approached. S ome believe a heavily funded gov ernment bureaucracy will avoid fed eral intervention and inspire other s tat e s to consider legalizing for rev e nu e growth, while others want less BY: LARISA BOLIVAR The 2013 elections are over and we are hea ding into the 2014 election cycle with an e x citing gubernato rial race that could bring Colorado, a re d state that r ecently went purple b y legalizing marijuana, and elect ing Democrats for Governor and Pre s ident, back to red. However, the Democratic Party went too far by challenging gun laws that Colo radans hold near and dear, resulting in recalls of elected officials . The next Governor is going to be inheriting a lot of challenges. The new marijuana laws, police corrup tion and brutality, energy explora tion and development, recent se-Divided eStand No on Proposition AA rally at Denver Beer Co. Brewe ry. taxes and a free-market approach thousands of dollars to join indus with less regulations. With so many try groups. egos involved, people are bound There are people, many being lobto disagree .On the other hand, big byists for exclusive industry groups, business and good old fashioned who are rigging the democratic pro greed are the more sinister sides of cess by paying big money to legisla the marijuana industry and alienattures in order to buy their support. ing many community members by They bypass the originating grass supporting only those who have the roots activists and early marijuana vere weather such as flooding and fires, and a deeply divided state with people calling for secession in the north, are just a few of the issues that the incoming Governor will confront. Running for Governor this year are incumbent Governor Hicken looper (D), George Brauchler (R), Greg Brophy (R), Scott Gessler (R), Mike Kopp (R), Tom Tancredo (R), and Matthew Hess (L). With five Republicans running for Gover nor, it looks like Coloradans are not happy with the far left direc tion the state has taken, or that no Democrats believe they can unseat Hickenlooper while fighting against a Republican majority race. Inter estingly, Libertarian Hess is the only candidate without a public service background, and is an IT Systems Administrator. Stay tuned as Mile High News keeps you posted on what is bound to an interesting race! BY: Big J If you're a native of Denver as I am, you know how passionate this city is about the Denver Broncos! One of the most storied franchises in the NFL, the Broncos have enbusiness owners, charge exorbitant membership fees, and lobby DC and local politicians for special in terest. This is arguably one of the more sore points in politics these days: big corporations buying out politicians and over-taking small business. Continued on page 3 joyed a long standing love affair with the citizens of this town since the team was formed in the early '60s! has supported its first professional franchise through up's and downs , last place finishes to back to back Super Bowl titles. From Rick Upchurch to Eric Decker, from Tom Jackson to Von Miller, Continued on page 4