• Report released by Gov. Hickenlooper outlines what's needed to avoid Colorado military base closures

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    If Colorado wants to stave off military base closures - and come out ahead in threatened 2017 realignments - the state must invest in transportation near key facilities and guard against encroachment issues, particularly at the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site. That's according to an...

  • Police looking for thieves of Colorado Springs medical marijuana shop

    BY CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Two men are wanted after burglarizing a medical marijuana business in Colorado Springs this month, the police said. Colorado Springs police dispatched to a burglary at 417 North Circle Drive on May 8 around 1:30 a.m. Police said the men, described to be in their 30s, got away with...

  • Denver to open first marijuana-friendly hotel

    The Cannabist
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Many in Colorado’s bustling cannabis industry have complained about the lack of marijuana-friendly hotels in this state and others. But Keef Cola partner Richmond Meyer is actually doing something about it — he’s opening Nativ Hotel this week in downtown Denver boasting that half of...

  • Map: How much does marijuana cost in Colorado?

    Dalton Walker

    So where does Colorado marijuana rank compared to other states when it comes to cost? Weed is cheap here, says one article. But it isn’t the cheapest. Oregon is the winner. But just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s low quality. An ounce of the high quality green stuff costs...

  • Medical pot businesses to battle black market for customers

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring prospective patients across their thresholds: Marijuana will always be cheaper on the black market. So what incentives might entice...

  • Hearing set on adding autism to medical marijuana list

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Lisa Smith says her son's behavior was dangerous: hair pulling, kicks, punches, all related to a severe form of autism. But it began to change more than a year ago when he was given daily oral doses of oil extracted from marijuana. "That's all stopped....

  • Senate panel OKs letting VA docs give advice on medical pot

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP-controlled Senate panel Wednesday approved a plan to permit veterans to receive information about medical marijuana from their government doctors. The proposal by freshman Sen. Steve Daines would lift a rule blocking Department of Veterans Affairs doctors from...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Marijuana and school failure

    David W. Murray & John P. Waltersby David W. Murray and John P. Walters Guest columnists -
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    The dose makes the poison. - Paracelsus Millennials are the strongest advocates for legalizing marijuana, but they may be paving their own pathway to a problematic educational future through their political support. Fully 68 percent of millennials - those born after 1980 - want legal...

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ PARENTS SHOULD HAVE DISCRETION ON ALLOWING THEIR TEEN CHILDREN TO DRINK IN THE HOME For teenagers, there are dangerous driving days ahead. According to AAA, the most deadly dates on the road for teens during warm-weather months are May 20,...

  • Tourism industry fuels strong April sales tax numbers

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    The tourism industry led the way as Colorado Springs sales tax collections rose for the 11th time in the past 12 months, the city's Finance Department reported Tuesday. Sales tax revenue collected in April rose 6.9 percent from April 2014 to $11.7 million, the second consecutive...

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