• Colorado Springs marijuana home growers are lighting up the power grid

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    At least 130 licensed warehouses are growing medical marijuana in Colorado Springs, but no one knows how many big grow operations are based in houses here. About two dozen residential growers have burned out their electric transformers or meters over the past three years, though,...

  • LETTERS: Park not wired for Philharmonic; guns are sort of the law

    Published: Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Park not wired for sound It amazed me that the Fourth of July celebration at Memorial Park, featuring the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, wasn't wired for sound. In the large grassy area just west of the 7-Eleven Velodrome, which contained a large number of people as well as food and...

  • Fewer crimes, more revenue as medical marijuana industry stabilizes in Colorado Springs

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    As the number of medical marijuana shops and dispensary-related crimes in Colorado Springs has fallen over the past five years, medical pot tax revenue in El Paso County has soared. Data from the city of Colorado Springs, its police department and the Colorado Department of Revenue...

  • Meth, cocaine, heroin and marijuana all in one day, say Colorado Springs police

    By JACK HOWLAND The Gazette -
    Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    A man was arrested on traffic charges, attempting to influence a public servant and various narcotics charges after a traffic stop Friday afternoon, according to Colorado Springs police.  Gregory Collins, 50, was stopped at the intersection of Fountain Boulevard and Chelton Road...

  • Recreational marijuana advocates want Denver voters to allow use in bars, clubs

    BY MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    DENVER - Authors of the constitutional amendment that legalized marijuana in Colorado want to legalize public recreational pot clubs in Denver, while Colorado Springs officials work in the opposite direction. Denver, which does allow private pot clubs, forbids the consumption of...

  • Colorado camp resort for marijuana users falls through

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    DURANGO — A planned pot-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado has been snuffed before it opened. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities such as hiking and fishing. But a deal with the landowner fell through, and the marijuana-tourism company promoting...

  • Colorado school district sees drop in marijuana-related expulsions

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    GRAND JUNCTION - School officials in Grand Junction are crediting counseling and a campus security officer with decreasing expulsions for students caught with marijuana. The Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1IR4tZ3) there were 32 drug-related expulsions last academic year...

  • 19 new laws take effect Wednesday in Colorado; homemade hash oil, cyberbullying addressed

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    DENVER — People who make marijuana hash oil with hazardous materials at home will face felony charges in Colorado, and online bullies will be subject to penalties for harassment under new state laws taking effect Wednesday. Licensed manufacturers of pot concentrates won't be affected...

  • AP News Guide: Oregon weed legal soon, but not legally sold

    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Come Wednesday, the pot stashes in Oregon are legal — up to 8 ounces. So is the homegrown, up to four plants a household. The legalization of recreational marijuana on Wednesday makes the state the fourth to do so, following Colorado, Washington state and Alaska....

  • Paul to Denver crowd: Government should mind its business

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    DENVER - A few hours after meeting with leaders of Colorado's marijuana industry, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul didn't talk about legalizing pot when he addressed a crowd of about 300 packed into a bar in Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood Tuesday. The Republican presidential hopeful from...

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