• Daugaard unsupportive of medical, decriminalized marijuana

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he needs to review proposed ballot measures that would decriminalize marijuana possession and legalize medicinal cannabis, but the governor says he generally hasn't supported such proposals. Daugaard told The Associated Press on Wednesday...

  • Ohio elections chief opens investigation into pot petitions

    Updated: Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief named a special investigator on Wednesday to review what he calls "significant disparities" in a marijuana legalization group's ballot petitions and said he is subpoenaing the campaign's director. The announcement by Secretary of State Jon...

  • Hammer-wielding man robs Colorado marijuana store

    The Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    ASPEN — Police say a hammer-wielding man who robbed an Aspen marijuana store of $11,000 worth of the drug was friends with the employees and known by local authorities. The Aspen Times reports (http://goo.gl/GYzpia ) the man came into "Stash" on Tuesday afternoon acting like he was a...

  • Decision on medical marijuana dispensaries looms in NY

    Updated: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    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: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    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: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    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 -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    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

    Letters
    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...

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