More Marijuana Articles

  • Parks and rec issues permit for Denver marijuana fest

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    DENVER — Denver Parks and Recreation has given the official go-ahead to organizers of this year's 4/20 marijuana celebration. Parks spokesman Jeff Green tells The Denver Post (http://bit.ly/1hx1ih0 ) the department issued a festival permit to use Civic Center Park on April 19-20....

  • Colorado Springs cannabis-related business sees shares tumble as trading resumes

    by WAYNE HEILMAN wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Advanced Cannabis Solutions Inc., one of five small marijuana-related companies ordered to halt trading since March 5, resumed activity on Thursday, but traders didn't exactly light its stock on fire. Shares in the Colorado Springs company dropped nearly 40 percent as trading resumed...

  • Feds OK pot background checks by Washington state

    Associated Press -
    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    SEATTLE — After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can conduct nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal marijuana businesses. In a statement first provided to The...

  • Manitou planning commission approves marijuana shop use permit

    By MATT STEINER matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Bill Conkling moved one step closer Wednesday night to becoming the first person to open a recreational marijuana store in El Paso County. The Manitou Springs Planning Commission unanimously approved a recommendation to grant a conditional use permit to Conkling to open a dual...

  • Larkspur votes down recreational pot

    by Matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    When Larkspur voted against legalizing recreational marijuana sales by an almost a 3-to-1 margin Tuesday, not many in the town of almost 200 people were surprised. After all, the Douglas County town's voters had denied a bid to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in 2010. And less...

  • Colorado marijuana sales up slightly in 2nd month

    KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    DENVER — Sales of recreational marijuana rose slightly in Colorado in the second month of retail sales, according to state tax estimates released Tuesday. But the modest growth left state lawmakers cautious on spending the pot tax money just yet. An estimate from the Colorado...

  • Hitting the high spots: The 'perfect' Colorado 4/20 week schedule

    By Jake Browne, The Cannabist -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Trying to create a game plan for this 4/20 weekend in Denver is maddening enough to make your brain feel like the end of a just extinguished Hemp Wick. The Denver metro area is being invaded by bong-friendly bands and edible-eating event planners who all want your duckets. There are...

  • Concentrated marijuana under review in Colorado

    IVAN MORENO, Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

      DENVER — When people buy marijuana from a store in Colorado, the ounce they can walk out the door with is fairly easy to measure. Not so when the pot is in concentrated form, perhaps baked into a cookie or brownie. Colorado may change that. A bill pending in the state...

  • Colorado to start spending marijuana taxes

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    DENVER — After months of uncertainty about marijuana and its tax potential, Colorado lawmakers start work Tuesday deciding how to spend pot taxes. Voters have already decided to spend the first $40 million on school construction, but anything beyond that is up to lawmakers to...

  • Larkspur voters to decide recreational marijuana measure

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    One week after Palmer Lake voters shot down the notion of allowing recreational marijuana sales in their northern El Paso County town, residents eight miles to the north are heading to the polls to decide whether Larkspur will become the only Douglas County municipality to allow pot...

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