• Colorado may give up on changing the look of edible marijuana

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado may give up on one of its toughest marijuana problems to emerge in the new market — making sure that edible pot products can't be confused with regular foods. A bill up for its first vote Wednesday would repeal a 2014 Colorado requirement requiring pot foods to have...

  • EDITORIAL: Fix Colorado's pot problems

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Today concludes The Gazette's four-part perspective on the world's boldest public policy experiment with commercialized recreational and medical pot. The Gazette created a special project team made up of editorial staff and a seasoned reporter to look into these claims and compare...

  • Colorado marijuana plants quarantined due to possible pesticides

    Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    DENVER — Denver officials may shut down dozens of pot-growing collectives scattered across the city. Officials say they're trying to shut down about 60 collective growing operations. The collectives are advertised as places to grow pot for people who can't or don't want to grow them...

  • Legal fight begins over Illinois medical marijuana documents

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — A legal fight is shaping up over whether the state of Illinois will have to produce any documents showing how permits were awarded in the medical marijuana industry. Alice Keane of the Illinois Attorney General's office said in court Monday the state's medical marijuana...

  • Infighting on Maine marijuana law as push starts for a vote

    Updated: Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The marijuana wars are on in Maine. Two sparring pro-marijuana groups are gearing up for spring petition drives that would ask residents whether to make pot legal for recreational use. Veterans of other states' legalization drives — both failed and successful —...

  • Colorado Springs sales tax collection dip for the first time since last year

    By rich laden rich.laden@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Colorado Springs city sales tax collections dipped in February, ending a nine-month streak of revenue gains. The city netted $9.1 million in sales tax revenue last month, a 2.2 percent decline when compared with the same month a year earlier, according to a report released Thursday...

  • One big difference in Colorado Springs District 2 race: The money

    BY MONICA MENDOZA monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Once the shock wore off after Colorado Springs Councilman Joel Miller resigned his seat in District 2, a couple of politically active residents found the news to be a certain calling. Larry Bagley and Kanda Calef launched campaigns to become the new District 2 council member. Bagley,...

  • Sunshine Week: Gazette's use of records aids in keeping public informed

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Gazette reporters routinely use public records in the course of their reporting. Here is a sampling of recent stories in which access to public records played a role in the story - or was the story itself. See this story at gazette.com for links to the original stories. - Headline:...

  • Teens cited in X Games drinking, marijuana sting face consequences

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    ASPEN — Dozens of teens and young adults caught in an underage drinking and marijuana sting at the X Games in Aspen are facing the legal consequences. The Aspen Daily News (http://bit.ly/1GXypTG ) reports that an unprecedented operation by Colorado Department of Revenue agents...

  • Police believe marijuana plant dispute spurred Colorado shooting

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    DURANGO — Investigators believe a dispute over marijuana plants led two men to shoot two others at a Durango motel and condo complex, killing one of them. Fifty-year-old Daniel Johnson died of his injuries after his shooting early Monday at the Iron Horse Inn. Police say one of the...

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