The University of Colorado is no stranger to drug related controversy. For many years Boulder has been the center of media attention regarding marijuana use, especially on April 20th. However, just one month ago Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, which allows Colorado citizens to enjoy the recreational use of marijuana. But even with this new law passed, Boulder can’t seem to stay out of the headlines for marijuana related crimes. Recently 2 students from the University of Colorado at Boulder were arrested on suspicion of bringing pot brownies to class. Several students as well as the teacher unknowingly indulged in the deliciously mellow treat which undoubtedly made for a very interesting class. A prank that many people (especially from Boulder) would find hilarious, led to 3 hospitalizations due to intense side effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This irresponsible demonstration of marijuana use couldn’t come at a worse time for those who recently contributed to passing Amendment 64.
Hells Angels, the infamous motorcycle group from southern California, are filing suit in federal court against the United States. The dispute stands over the US’s ban of foreign members of the gang entering the country. Members of the Hells Angels have been convicted of multiple crimes, including drug trafficking, extortion, and other felonies in North America, South America, Europe. The U.S. has classified the Hells Angels as a “known criminal organization,” but due to the suit the government is in the process of fielding the request for an injunction in which they cannot associate the Hell’s Angels with violence and crime.