• Decision on medical marijuana dispensaries looms in NY

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state health officials plan to announce this week the companies selected to operate medical marijuana dispensaries. A spokesperson for the state Department of Health says Tuesday that the agency intends to identify the winning applicants for five available...

  • Colorado Springs City Council to vote on proposed ordinance outlawing hash oil production

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Mayor John Suthers' quest to quell explosive hash oil production has led to a proposed ordinance that won support Monday from top fire officials, the Council of Neighbors and Organizations and the Medical Marijuana Industry Group. The City Council will vote Aug. 11 on the law, which...

  • Court details rules for immunity in medical marijuana cases

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court says judges should follow a four-part test before trial to determine whether defendants in cases involving medical marijuana are immune from prosecution. The court in a unanimous decision released Monday sent two cases back to Oakland...

  • EDITORIAL: Regulate driving while stoned

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Rational adults know the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. It stands to reason that anyone driving a vehicle should be clean and sober. But debate continues regarding the dangers of driving under the influence of THC - the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana...

  • Colorado legislators working to draft drugged driving bill

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -

    DENVER - Driving high and driving drunk carry the same charge in Colorado, and that's a problem for those who want to track the impact, if any, of legalized marijuana on the safety of the state's roads and highways. It's impossible to break out state-wide statistics about the number...

  • LETTERS: Questions on local issues; no right to use lethal force

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Comments on city issues A couple of comments, if I may. First of all, the Bustang numbers in The Gazette are troubling. When on the average only 6 people ride every bus between the Springs and Denver on a bus designed for 50 people I have to question the sanity of the liberal, tax and...

  • El Paso, Teller counties fill November ballot

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Twenty-two governmental jurisdictions in El Paso County plan to present candidates and/or issues to voters on the Nov. 3 ballot, according to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office. In Teller County, five entities have submitted letters of intent to participate in the...

  • EDITORIAL: Mayor Suthers off to a running start

    The Gazette editorial
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers met with The Gazette's editorial board Thursday, on his 51st day in office, and left no doubt this community is on the fast track to a new level of success. He has wasted no time improving the local political environment, proposing transportation and...

  • Man sentenced in widely-watched medical marijuana case

    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The only member of the so-called "Kettle Falls Five" marijuana-growing family to plead guilty has received a 16-month sentence, but will remain out of custody pending an appeal. The Spokesman-Review reports ( http://bit.ly/1emJLYA ) that U.S. District Court Judge...

  • CDC warns of marijuana consumption in report citing teen's Colorado death

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in a report released Friday, says the case of a teen who leapt to his death from a Denver hotel balcony after eating marijuana-infused cookies illustrates "a potential danger" with edible pot. The CDC, along with a Colorado health...

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