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Normalization of legal pot moves swiftly in Colorado Legislature since voter approval

Mon, May 1, 2017 - 5:04 PM 0

Despite a dramatic back-and-forth Monday over a plan to free money for critical state services, legislative leaders said Monday they are close to a...

State of Marijuana: Pot not just for potholes in Manitou Springs

Wed, May 3, 2017 - 8:52 PM 0

In advocating “pot for potholes,” recreational marijuana proponents promised a potent new revenue source for tackling a familiar urban headache. But in...

Colorado's black market thrives under a legal marijuana canopy, law enforcement tries to keep up

No longer ignored, Pueblo transforms from Steel City to the Napa Valley of Weed

Sedgwick, a struggling town on the Colorado prairie, found salvation in legalized pot

Marijuana Headlines

A fifth-grader brought gummy candies to school. They were laced with marijuana.
A fifth-grader brought gummy candies to school. They were laced with marijuana.

By: - 0 12 hr ago

A 9-year-old student in New Mexico gave fellow students gummies — only to realize later they were not ordinary candies. The candies had apparently...

El Paso County Sheriff's Office hoping to see benefits of pairing mental health specialist with deputies
El Paso County Sheriff's Office hoping to see benefits of pairing mental health specialist with deputies

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 14 hr ago

Before the Colorado Springs Police Department started its Community Response Team to better assist residents dealing with mental health issues, one...

EDITORIAL: Biased 'study' says pot helps economy
EDITORIAL: Biased 'study' says pot helps economy

By: - 0 Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The Washington Post reports on a new "study" that shows nationwide legalization of pot would create economic growth, to the tune of $132 billion in...

Authorities raid 3 illegal marijuana grows in El Paso County, seize 175 plants
Authorities raid 3 illegal marijuana grows in El Paso County, seize 175 plants

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Authorities raided three illegal marijuana grows in the Falcon area Wednesday, seizing 175 plants, 5 pounds of processed marijuana, firearms and $5,000...

Lamborn is lone ranger among Colorado delegation in supporting pot crackdown
Lamborn is lone ranger among Colorado delegation in supporting pot crackdown

By: Tom Ramstack - 0 Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Colorado's congressional delegation continued their effort this week to block the federal government's new crackdown on marijuana use and sales ......

Gazette exclusive: A closer look at how the feds' marijuana move contradicts what Trump said in Colorado Springs
Gazette exclusive: A closer look at how the feds' marijuana move contradicts what Trump said in Colorado Springs

By: Vince Bzdek - 0 Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent decision to clear the way for possible enforcement of federal laws that outlaw marijuana contradicts what Donald...

Manitou Springs' new mayor cites environmental stewardship, community engagement as priorities
Manitou Springs' new mayor cites environmental stewardship, community engagement as priorities

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Without a permanent workspace, Ken Jaray has spent his first few weeks as Manitou Springs mayor chatting with community members at City Hall, marking a...

EDITORIAL: Republicans should clear the field for Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton
EDITORIAL: Republicans should clear the field for Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton

By: - 0 Sun, Jan 14, 2018

If Republicans hope to elect a governor this fall, they need to narrow the primary field and unite behind State Treasurer Walker Stapleton. The GOP...

EDITORIAL: Governor fails on pot; scores on education and economy
EDITORIAL: Governor fails on pot; scores on education and economy

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Gov. John Hickenlooper isn't going to phone it in during his last 364 days in office, as evidenced by a home run State of the State speech delivered to...

LETTERS: Expanding Springs Rescue Mission; because they need the votes
LETTERS: Expanding Springs Rescue Mission; because they need the votes

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 12, 2018

Expansion of Springs Rescue Mission The Springs Rescue Mission yet again just purchased more land to continue to grow their Mecca as they've...

Hickenlooper addresses roads, rural needs, marijuana in State of the State
Hickenlooper addresses roads, rural needs, marijuana in State of the State

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Along with the growling tractors in the Brush Fourth of July parade and the smell of barbecue in Sterling Gov. John Hickenlooper talked about roads,...

Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke
Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke

By: 0 Thu, Jan 11, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Trump administration's anti-marijuana move has some members of the president's voting base fuming. Fans of President Donald...

Colorado's Gardner meets with Sessions on proposed pot crackdown
Colorado's Gardner meets with Sessions on proposed pot crackdown

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Colorado Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Wednesday pushed Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the Trump Administration's proposed crackdown on the...

Study: Legal marijuana could generate more than $132 billion in federal tax revenue, 1 million jobs
Study: Legal marijuana could generate more than $132 billion in federal tax revenue, 1 million jobs

By: - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Legalizing marijuana nationwide would create at least $132 billion in tax revenue and more than a million new jobs across the United States in the next...

LETTERS: Response to Grantham column; giving latitude to elected officials
LETTERS: Response to Grantham column; giving latitude to elected officials

By: - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Response to Grantham's column Some of the great lies in political history:  Richard Nixon - I am not a crook.  Bill Clinton - I did not...

10 things to watch in the 2018 Colorado legislature
10 things to watch in the 2018 Colorado legislature

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Ten issues to watch in the 2018 Colorado General Assembly, which convenes Wednesday in Denver. Cloud of harassment Four legislators, two...

Support for marijuana legalization continues to rise among Americans, according to new Pew poll
Support for marijuana legalization continues to rise among Americans, according to new Pew poll

By: - 0 Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Marijuana legalization continues to be viewed more favorably by Americans, buoyed by substantial support from younger adults, according to the latest...

Colorado's congressional delegation seeks to block Sessions on pot
Colorado's congressional delegation seeks to block Sessions on pot

By: Tom Ramstack - 0 Tue, Jan 9, 2018

WASHINGTON - Members of Colorado's congressional delegation plan to meet this week to discuss the possibility of legislation to protect the state's...

White Kansas lawmaker says blacks 'responded worst' to drugs
White Kansas lawmaker says blacks 'responded worst' to drugs

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 8, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. — A white Kansas state lawmaker arguing against the legalization of marijuana suggested that it and other drugs were originally outlawed...

LETTERS: Mayor John Suthers says 'we can't handle the truth'
LETTERS: Mayor John Suthers says 'we can't handle the truth'

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Mayor: 'We can't handle the truth' It is apparent that even members of Congress are in need of a remedial course on the basic principles of American...

EDITORIAL: Colorado politicians ignore major pot problems
EDITORIAL: Colorado politicians ignore major pot problems

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Gov. John Hickenlooper and Sen. Cory Gardner don't seem to care much about the toll recreational marijuana imposes on Colorado. Each reacted with...

2018 Colorado General Assembly preview: Lawmakers resume debate over roads, schools, pension fund in tense political times
2018 Colorado General Assembly preview: Lawmakers resume debate over roads, schools, pension fund in tense political times

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Jan 8, 2018

After the Colorado Legislature gavels in Wednesday morning, the Gold Dome in Denver will be home to four months of rancorous partisan debate, and just...

LETTERS: Let the consumers decide; statistics don't support Sessions' decision
LETTERS: Let the consumers decide; statistics don't support Sessions' decision

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 8, 2018

Let the consumers decide Kudos to H. Wayne Hall for pointing out the significant infrastructure costs of an all electric vehicle economy. He points...

Insights: California, here we come, if you follow the hyperbole
Insights: California, here we come, if you follow the hyperbole

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sun, Jan 7, 2018

How did it get to be fashionable to beat up on California again? Going on 16 years ago, when I was a newcomer to our great state, Texas and Cali were...

Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions' new policy
Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions' new policy

By: - 0 Sat, Jan 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This week's announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized...

Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions' new policy
Pot industry frets, then shrugs off Sessions' new policy

By: 0 Sat, Jan 6, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — This week's announcement that the U.S. Justice Department was ditching its hands-off approach to states that have legalized...

A look at prosecutors who will decide on marijuana crackdown
A look at prosecutors who will decide on marijuana crackdown

By: 0 Fri, Jan 5, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has put the top federal prosecutors in states with recreational marijuana back in charge of deciding whether to press...

New US pot rule sparks latest clash over states' rights
New US pot rule sparks latest clash over states' rights

By: 0 Fri, Jan 5, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era policy on federal marijuana enforcement sparked an outcry...

Sessions' marijuana reversal brings strong reaction - pro and con - in Colorado
Sessions' marijuana reversal brings strong reaction - pro and con - in Colorado

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Jan 5, 2018

Coloradans reacted strongly Thursday to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement that the federal Justice Department he heads is reversing its...

EDITORIAL: Pot market won't change in Colorado after Jeff Sessions' move
EDITORIAL: Pot market won't change in Colorado after Jeff Sessions' move

By: - 0 Fri, Jan 5, 2018

An impassioned Sen. Cory Gardner blasted Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, tapping his finger on the Senate-floor lectern and threatening...