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  • Petition puts recreational marijuana sales in Manitou Springs on November ballot

    Manitou Springs residents will have a chance in November to prohibit recreational marijuana sales in the western El Paso County town. A petition was approved July 3 by the city clerk's office, forcing a question onto the ballot for the Nov. 4 election. The clerk's office said 275 signatures were needed to force the ballot measure. Petitioners...

  • House votes to allow marijuana-related banking

    WASHINGTON — The House voted Wednesday in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal pot shops and providers of medical marijuana. The 236-186 vote rejected a move by Rep. John Fleming, R-La., to block the Treasury Department from implementing guidance it issued in February telling banks how to report on their dealings...

  • Cannabis capitalism: Colorado Springs businesses sprout from marijuana legalization

    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 grandmother tell a nice bedtime story - a story of how she spends a...

  • Marijuana changes mulled by Colorado health board

    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 they're not subject to state taxes or background checks. The...

  • Analysis: Setback for medical pot push in Arkansas

    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 the ballot. It'd be easy to call this a sign that the...

  • Illinois towns see jobs ahead in medical marijuana

    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 been racing from town to town, shaking hands with...

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

    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 wanted to be one of the first customers at Seattle's...

  • Colorado recreational pot sales dip for 1st time

    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 recreational pot in May. That was down slightly from April,...

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

    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 whopping 121.4 tons per year. That’s 31 percent higher...

  • Colorado completes 1st legal pot market study

    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 marijuana sales, while previous pot market studies relied on...

  • Second Manitou business takes step toward retail pot

    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 voted 6-0 to approve a conditional use permit for Reserve1, the...

Interactive map: Colorado's licensed retail marijuana stores

Fri, Dec 27, 2013 - 2:26 PM

See the list of the locations that have received licenses for recreational marijuana sales.

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