More Marijuana Articles

  • 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...

  • Washington state issues 24 marijuana shop licenses

    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses Monday a day ahead of the start of legal sales, and 21 hours before the only store licensed to sell in Seattle was set to open, a line was already forming. At Cannabis City, where the owner wasn't planning to...

  • NY medical marijuana bill sponsors on its passage

    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's signature on a bill legalizing limited use of medical marijuana in New York capped a campaign by lawmakers that wasn't given much of a chance of succeeding at the start of this year's legislative session. The bill was sponsored by Democratic...

  • Raid at Colorado marijuana club raises questions

    SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    DENVER — A police raid at an Amsterdam-style private cannabis lounge in Denver is raising questions about where adults can smoke pot in a state that allows recreational marijuana consumption — but not in public. Denver police say they showed up at Maryjane's Social Club last week...

  • Ohio medical marijuana amendment won't make ballot

    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A push to place a medical marijuana question before Ohio voters this fall has failed. Ohio Rights Group president John Pardee says the campaign managed to collect about 100,000 signatures by Tuesday's deadline, short of the roughly 386,000 valid signatures...

  • Colorado marijuana shop sues IRS over cash penalty

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    Legal marijuana businesses without bank accounts are unfairly assessed a 10 percent penalty on federal employee withholding taxes they are required to pay electronically but are forced to pay in cash, according to a lawsuit challenging the practice. That's because the Internal...

  • Ex-New Mexico Gov. Johnson named pot company CEO

    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Nevada-based startup that plans on selling medical and recreational marijuana products named former New Mexico governor and U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson as its CEO and president, the company announced Tuesday. The announcement came...

  • Durango ends marijuana moratorium

    By Chuck Slothower, The Durango Herald
    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    The end of Durango’s moratorium on recreational marijuana operations arrives today with only the promise of a future harvest. The city of Durango began accepting applications for recreational marijuana licensing at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday. However, officials expect it to take several...

  • Marijuana industry begins transformation as Denver votes to spend millions on regulation

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    DENVER — Denver will spend $3.4 million to hire more workers to help regulate the retail marijuana industry. City councilors unanimously backed the plan Monday. The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1iV6ugj) reports that 21 full-time employees and one part-time worker will be hired with...

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