More Marijuana Articles

  • Texas woman jailed after complaining to police about marijuana quality

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    LUFKIN, Texas — Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer. Lufkin police Sgt. David Casper said Monday that an officer went to the home of 37-year-old Evelyn Hamilton to hear her...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper scales back marijuana tax prediction

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    DENVER — Citing uncertainty in the marijuana market, Colorado's governor has ratcheted back his projection on how much tax the newly legal drug could produce. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper planned to present his scaled-back request to lawmakers on Tuesday. Hickenlooper said...

  • 3 months in, Denver crime has not increased since legal marijuana sales started

    The Cannabist
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    As Douglas County Sheriff David A. Weaver reached out to his constituents in September of 2012, he encouraged them to vote against Amendment 64, a.k.a. the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado. “If voters pass this amendment, I believe there will be many harmful...

  • Student's death in Colorado raises questions on marijuana and health

    Jenny Dean, Los Angeles Times
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    DENVER — It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure. No one is sure how much Thamba ate of the...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper scales back Colorado marijuana tax prediction

    Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado's uncertain marijuana market has prompted the governor to ratchet back his projection of how much tax the newly legal drug could produce. Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said in February that medical and recreational pot taxes and fees would produce some $134...

  • CU defends decision to shut Boulder campus on 4/20

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Apr 6, 2014

    BOULDER — University of Colorado officials are defending their plan to close the Boulder campus on April 20 for the third straight year and to increase police presence to curtail an annual marijuana celebration that has drawn thousands of participants in years past. CU spokesman...

  • Pot growers association launched in Jamaica

    Updated: Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A group of influential Jamaicans gathered Saturday to launch an association of supposed future marijuana cultivators as momentum builds toward loosening laws prohibiting pot on the Caribbean island. Some 300 people, including a few medical marijuana...

  • Legal pot in Colorado hasn't stopped black market

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    DENVER — A 25-year-old is shot dead trying to sell marijuana the old-fashioned, illegal way. Two men from Texas set up a warehouse to grow more than they would ever need. And three people buying pot in a grocery store parking lot are robbed at gunpoint. While no one expected the...

  • Marijuana edibles in spotlight in Colorado after student's death

    By John Ingold, The Denver Post -
    Updated: Fri, Apr 4, 2014

    Throughout Dr. Scott Bentz's career in emergency medicine, marijuana wasn't something he much worried about. Perhaps a person a month would come in feeling panicky after smoking pot. A sedative and a quiet room usually did the trick. "It's the easiest emergency medicine case you're...

  • Denver mayor to learn about Amsterdam marijuana rules

    Associated Press -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    DENVER — Denver's mayor will visit Amsterdam next week partly to learn about marijuana regulation in the country that led the way in pot liberalization. The city announced Thursday that Michael Hancock and other officials plan to meet with representatives of Amsterdam's municipal...

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