The library’s archival collection of the Colorado Cannabis Collecting Initiative consists of items dated 1973 to 2016. The collection contains text-based materials, photographs, ephemera, and oral histories documenting the passage of legislation regarding recreational marijuana and its socio-economic impact. Topics concern production, regulation, media coverage, business, tourism, pro and con public and scholarly opinions, and medical and social justice issues. The digital collection features the proposed initiative in petition form for legalization of marijuana that led to the passage of Colorado Amendment 64 and ephemera from 2005 through 2012. Oral histories recorded in 2015 and 2016 with individuals involved in Amendment 64 and in other aspects of the legalized marijuana industry are also included.

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Recent Submissions

  • Vote Yes on 301. Regulation Works 

    Contributor:Citizens for Safer Neighborhoods
    Date:2012
    A corrugated yard sign for the Initiative 301 campaign. Initiative 301 was a measure to reinstate medical marijuana centers in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Yes on 64|Yes on 301. Regulation Works! 

    Contributor:Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol
    Date:2012
    A corrugated yard sign for the Amendment 64 and Initiative 301 campaigns. Initiative 301 was a measure to reinstate medical marijuana centers in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Stop the Ban! Vote NO on 300. Safe, Secure, Regulated 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:2011
    A corrugated yard sign for the Initiative 300 campaign. Initiative 300 was a measure to ban medical marijuana centers in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • James, Wanda - Amendment 64 oral history interview 

    Contributor:James, WandaBishop, Janet;
    Date Recorded:2016-04-26
    Date Recorded:2016-05-18
    Janet Bishop interviews Wanda James on April 26, 2016 and May 18, 2016. Wanda James is the owner of the cannabis dispensary Simply Pure in Denver, Colorado. She is the first African-American female cannabis dispensary owner ...
  • Tvert, Mason - Amendment 64 oral history interview 

    Contributor:Tvert, MasonBishop, Janet;
    Date Recorded:2015-09-16
    Date Recorded:2015-10-02
    Date Recorded:2015-10-23
    Date Recorded:2015-12-07
    Janet Bishop interviews Mason Tvert on September 16, 2015, October 2, 2015, October 23, 2015 and December 7, 2015. Mason Tvert co-directed the successful campaign in support of Amendment 64, the 2012 ballot initiative to ...
  • Kappel, Joshua - Amendment 64 oral history interview 

    Contributor:Kappel, JoshuaBishop, Janet;
    Date Recorded:2016-02-17
    Date Recorded:2016-04-06
    Janet Bishop interviews Joshua Kappel on February 17, 2016 and April 6, 2016. Joshua Kappel, Esq. is a partner at Vicente Sederberg LLC. In addition to his work with Vicente Sederberg, Kappel is the Associate Director of ...
  • Hoch, Jeanna - Amendment 64 oral history interview 

    Contributor:Hoch, JeannaBishop, Janet;
    Date Recorded:2015-12-16
    Janet Bishop interviews Jeanna Hoch on December 16, 2015. Jeanna Hoch is the founder of the PoliSciMommy Project and president of CannaMama Clinic, a company created to help people new to the cannabis community.
  • Sederberg, Christian - Amendment 64 oral history interview 

    Contributor:Sederberg, ChristianBishop, Janet;
    Date Recorded:2015-11-06
    Date Recorded:2016-01-21
    Date Recorded:2016-02-18
    Janet Bishop interviews Christian Sederberg, Esq., a partner and founding member of Vicente Sederberg, LLC, on November 6, 2015, January 21, 2016 and February 18, 2016. Christian Sederberg represented the Amendment 64 ...
  • Vicente, Brian - Amendment 64 oral history interview 

    Contributor:Vicente, BrianBishop, Janet;
    Date Recorded:2016-03-17
    Date Recorded:2016-04-06
    Janet Bishop interviews Brian Vicente, Esq. on April 6, 2016. Brian Vicente is a partner and founding member of Vicente Sederberg, LLC and serves as executive director of Sensible Colorado, a non-profit organization of ...
  • Smith, Justin - Amendment 64 oral history interview 

    Contributor:Smith, JustinBishop, Janet;
    Date Recorded:2015-12-08
    Janet Bishop interviews Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith on December 8, 2015. Justin Smith is a staunch opponent of Amendment 64 and the legalization of marijuana.
  • Livingston, Andrew - Amendment 64 oral history interview 

    Contributor:Livingston, AndrewBishop, Janet;
    Date Recorded:2015-12-07
    Janet Bishop interviews Andrew Livingston on December 7, 2015. Andrew Livingston is currently the policy analyst for Vicente Sederberg LLC. Vicente Sederberg LLC played a key role in the passage of Colorado Amendment 64 ...
  • SAFER 5th Anniversary Celebration, May 8, 2010 

    Contributor:Safer Alternatives for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER)
    Date:2010
    Event program for SAFER's (Safer Alternatives for Enjoyable Recreation) 5th Anniversary Celebration.
  • Make Denver Safer. Vote Yes on I-100 

    Contributor:Safer Alternatives for Enjoyable Recreation (SAFER)
    Date:2005
    A corrugated cardboard yard sign for the Denver Initiative I-100 campaign. Printed on both sides.
  • Noel. Great Gift Ideas from NORML 

    Contributor:National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
    Date:undated
    An order form for products from NORML. One page has images of the items.
  • Organic Alternatives sticker 

    Contributor:Organic Alternatives Recreational and Medical Marijuana Dispensary
    Date:undated
    An oval sticker with the Organic Alternatives logo encircled by the words "Don't Panic. It's Organic…and Legal! Old Town Fort Collins."
  • Make Denver Safer. Vote Yes on I-100 

    Contributor:Unknown
    Date:2005
    A leaflet encouraging citizens to vote on Initiative 100.
  • Organic Alternatives business card 

    Contributor:Organic Alternatives Recreational and Medical Marijuana Dispensary
    Date:undated
    A business card for Organic Alternatives, a recreational and medical marijuana dispensary in Fort Collins, CO. The back of the business card features a map to the store and its hours.
  • Yes on 64. Regulation Works! 

    Contributor:Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol
    Date:2012
    A corrugated cardboard yard sign for the Amendment 64 campaign. Printed on both sides.
  • Yes on 2F. Breckenridge, a Sensible City 

    Contributor:Sensible Breckenridge
    Date:2009
    A corrugated cardboard yard sign for the Breckenridge Initiative 2F campaign. Printed on both sides.
  • Alcohol, Marijuana and the Campuses Initiative 

    Contributor:NORML@CU
    Date:undated
    A poster advertising the screening of "Death by Alcohol: The Sam Spady Story" followed by a discussion, Alcohol, Marijuana, and the Campuses (sic) Initiative.

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