More Marijuana Articles

  • Cancer patient avoids prison for growing marijuana

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — A dying Iowa man who grew marijuana to treat terminal cancer was sentenced to probation Tuesday, avoiding prison even as he defended his decision to violate the law. Judge Henry Latham chastised 48-year-old Benton Mackenzie for ignoring the law by growing 71...

  • Judge sentences terminal Iowa cancer patient to probation in marijuana growing case

    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Judge sentences terminal Iowa cancer patient to probation in marijuana growing case.

  • Five things said Monday at Colorado Springs City Hall

    By Monica Mendoza -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    From Monday's Colorado Springs City Council work session: - "We are not hitting some people really hard and some not at all." - Council member Andy Pico on proposed electric rate increases that will hit 14 rate classes differently, from 1.8 percent to 7.3 percent. The three main rate...

  • Bronco tailgaters: What’s that smell? Oh, just marijuana

    Dalton Walker
    Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    A New York Times reporter was sniffing around recently outside Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver and to no one’s surprise, he found people smoking marijuana. Yes, recreational marijuana use is legal in Colorado but it’s not legal to smoke it in the public or while...

  • This Week: Event around Colorado Springs, Sept. 8-14

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 7, 2014

    Author and journalist John Fleck will discuss water issues and what can be done to reconnect the Colorado River to the Sea of Cortez. The free public event is at 7:30 p.m., Monday at Colorado College, Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. Colorado Springs City Council will meet as...

  • Voters will get a thick ballot in the fall

    By matt steiner -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Voters will likely have much to choose from in November, as Pikes Peak region officials put the finishing touches on ballots and prepare them for printing in the next couple of weeks. The final product will be mailed beginning Oct. 14. In addition to six state positions, including...

  • Traffic stop turns into $100,000 drug bust in Colorado Springs

    lisa walton -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    A a traffic stop netted more than 30 pounds of pot valued at $100,000 in northern Colorado Springs Thursday afternoon, the Colorado State Patrol said. Eric Martinez, 27,was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to distribute after he was pulled over for speeding on...

  • Colorado grants available to study effectiveness of marijuana as medicine

    Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Researchers can start applying for millions of dollars in state-funded grants aimed at studying the effectiveness of marijuana as medicine. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment began accepting applications for the grants Wednesday, a milestone marking the first...

  • FAGIN: "Why doesn't the government undo something?"

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    How many times have you heard somebody say, "Why doesn't the government do something?" Even if you don't say it that often, you've probably thought it. It's a natural reaction nowadays, whenever something goes wrong. I'd like to propose a different rallying cry. The next time you hear...

  • Army helicopter helps clear marijuana grow near Colorado town

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    LONGMONT — Authorities are using a national guard helicopter to help remove a marijuana growing operation from a remote and mountainous area near Longmont. Boulder County sheriff's Cmdr. Heidi Prentup says hikers found about 400 plants growing on a hillside in the South St. Vrain...