More Marijuana Articles

  • Cannabis capitalism: Colorado Springs businesses sprout from marijuana legalization

    By Elise Schmelzer, elise.schmelzer@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    When Michelle Mitnik walks into her church for Sunday services, few there know her business. Literally. It's not something the 52-year-old Colorado Springs woman talks about with her church friends for fear of social stigma, but when she opens up, it's like listening to your...

  • Marijuana changes mulled by Colorado health board

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

    DENVER — New rules for the medical marijuana program in Colorado are under consideration by the state Board of Health Wednesday. The board is looking at new rules to limit high-volume caregivers. Those are people authorized by the state to grow marijuana on behalf of others, and...

  • Analysis: Setback for medical pot push in Arkansas

    Updated: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In 2012, by the slimmest of margins, Arkansas missed being the first state in the South to legalize medical marijuana — less than 2 percent. Nearly two years later, another push to legalize the drug failed to even muster enough signatures to place the issue on...

  • Illinois towns see jobs ahead in medical marijuana

    Updated: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The prospect of adding jobs — even as few as 30 — has led officials in many shrinking Illinois' communities to set aside any qualms about the state's legalization of medical marijuana and to get friendly with would-be growers. The aspiring growers and their agents have...

  • Seattle city attorney's 1st-day pot buy broke rule

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes acknowledges he broke a drug-free workplace rule when he brought marijuana back to his office after buying on the first day of legal sales in Washington state. Holmes has been a big supporter of the legal marijuana law, and he says he...

  • Colorado recreational pot sales dip for 1st time

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado sold less recreational pot in May than in April, the first month-to-month sales decline for the drug that became legal at the beginning of the year. Tax collections reported by the state Department of Revenue this week showed Colorado sold about $21 million of...

  • Colorado marijuana report shows legalization may avoid a big potential problem

    Walt Hickey, Five Thirty Eight
    Updated: Thu, Jul 10, 2014

    Six months into marijuana legalization, the Colorado Department of Revenue has issued a new report outlining findings about the size of the newly legal market. It turns out that the demand for marijuana far exceeds earlier estimates; according to the report, statewide demand is at a...

  • Colorado completes 1st legal pot market study

    by KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press -
    Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    DENVER - Colorado is smoking pot by the ton, and visitors are, too. Colorado's pot regulators issued what is believed to be the world's first post-legalization market study for the weed on Wednesday. The study relied on sales data from Colorado's first three months of recreational...

  • Second Manitou business takes step toward retail pot

    by matt steiner matt.steiner@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    A second business has taken its first step toward opening a recreational marijuana store in Manitou Springs. The City Council gave Maggie's Farm medical marijuana centers the nod in early May for a recreational store just east of U.S. 24 on Manitou Avenue. On July 1, the council...

  • NY becomes 23rd state to allow medical marijuana

    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York has become the 23rd state to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment — though it will have one of the most restrictive programs in the country. Under legislation signed into law on Saturday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, patients with one of 10 diseases will be able...

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