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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

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Colorado Springs man with penchant for explosives heads back to prison
Colorado Springs man with penchant for explosives heads back to prison

By: Lance Benzel - 2 hr ago

A Colorado Springs man with a history of experimenting with explosives in his Hillside neighborhood home is headed back to prison - this time after an...

US Attorney: Oregon has major pot overproduction
US Attorney: Oregon has major pot overproduction

By: - 0 10 hr ago

PORTLAND, Ore. — The black market for marijuana is thriving in Oregon and an oversupply of weed from growers is flowing to more than two dozen states...

Collateral Impact: No one is keeping track of Colorado's black market pot
Collateral Impact: No one is keeping track of Colorado's black market pot

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Yesterday

Colorado has a legislative mandate to track and regulate the state's legal marijuana industry, which various departments meticulously do through 15...

Questions for Colorado's next governor
Questions for Colorado's next governor

By: - 0 Fri, May 18, 2018

The 2018 Colorado governor's race thus far has been a sleepy affair. The eight candidates, for each party's nomination, have mainly made news as they...

Fourth consecutive rise in Colorado Springs sales tax revenue a sign of surging economy
Fourth consecutive rise in Colorado Springs sales tax revenue a sign of surging economy

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

Colorado Springs consumers continued to spend in March at a steady pace, according to the latest sales tax numbers from the city of Colorado Springs....

LETTERS: Truth about marijuana use; Hamas purposely provoked Israel
LETTERS: Truth about marijuana use; Hamas purposely provoked Israel

By: - 0 Thu, May 17, 2018

The truth about marijuana use As a nurse who works with moms and babies, I frequently interview women who believe that marijuana use during pregnancy...

EDITORIAL: Weed sellers show no concern for Colorado babies
EDITORIAL: Weed sellers show no concern for Colorado babies

By: - 0 Wed, May 16, 2018

A law promoting more pot consumption awaits Gov. John Hickenlooper's signature. Meanwhile, a study by Colorado physicians finds marijuana dispensaries...

Man shot at Colorado Springs pot-growing shop
Man shot at Colorado Springs pot-growing shop

By: Abigail Censky - 0 Wed, May 16, 2018

One man was shot in the neck Tuesday evening at the Colorado Cultivations shop at 3490 W. Carefree Circle, police reported. Four customers were in...

Woody Paige: Want to bet on sports in Colorado? It could happen in 2020
Woody Paige: Want to bet on sports in Colorado? It could happen in 2020

By: Woody Paige - 0 Tue, May 15, 2018

Wanna bet legally in Colorado casinos on the Broncos, the Rockies, the Nuggets and the Avalanche? Wanna walk into a Sports Book at Ameristar in Black...

National advocacy group blames Colorado for rise in worker marijuana use
National advocacy group blames Colorado for rise in worker marijuana use

By: Tom Ramstack - 0 Tue, May 15, 2018

WASHINGTON - A national anti-marijuana group blamed Colorado Monday as one of the states propelling a rise in marijuana use among the U.S. workforce....

Hot springs south of Colorado Springs aims to be welcoming, refreshing haven
Hot springs south of Colorado Springs aims to be welcoming, refreshing haven

By: Seth Boster - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

PENROSE - To get to the Front Range's strangest geothermal pool, you have to go through Toni Shenise. She's the tall boss behind the counter in the...

Collateral Impact: Study finds Colorado marijuana dispensaries are giving bad advice to pregnant women
Collateral Impact: Study finds Colorado marijuana dispensaries are giving bad advice to pregnant women

By: - 0 Mon, May 14, 2018

Dispensaries licensed to sell medical marijuana are even more likely than recreational stores to recommend using it during pregnancy, a new Colorado...

Homeless population reaches 10-year high in El Paso County
Homeless population reaches 10-year high in El Paso County

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Fri, May 11, 2018

The number of people living homeless in El Paso County rose for the third straight year, exceeding those counted in a survey eight years ago at the...

Defense focuses in on inconsistencies in accuser's testimony in Colorado Springs gang rape trial
Defense focuses in on inconsistencies in accuser's testimony in Colorado Springs gang rape trial

By: Lance Benzel - Thu, May 10, 2018

A 15-year-old girl testifying at a gang rape trial Thursday struggled to recall details of the attack, wavering on the number of people involved before...

Colorado lawmakers seeking breakthroughs as 2018 legislative session comes to a close
Colorado lawmakers seeking breakthroughs as 2018 legislative session comes to a close

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, May 10, 2018

Denver Zoo brought birds and reptiles to show off at the Colorado Capitol Wednesday - fitting for the last day of a four-month legislative session that...

Complaint filed over death of suspect tased by Colorado Springs police
Complaint filed over death of suspect tased by Colorado Springs police

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, May 9, 2018

The family of an attempted murder suspect who died after he reportedly resisted arrest and was repeatedly shocked with a stun gun has filed a complaint...

GUEST COLUMN: Colorado adults must step up for kids when it comes to marijuana
GUEST COLUMN: Colorado adults must step up for kids when it comes to marijuana

By: - 0 Wed, May 9, 2018

Regardless of what one thinks about recreational marijuana, we all should be able to agree on one point: It is bad for kids. Not only is it illegal...

Colorado Springs firefighters union to get City Council vote on collective bargaining ballot item
Colorado Springs firefighters union to get City Council vote on collective bargaining ballot item

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Wed, May 9, 2018

The Colorado Springs City Council will vote whether to place a collective bargaining issue on the ballot next year for the city's firefighters, council...

Colorado Springs family says dog was stolen, then returned high
Colorado Springs family says dog was stolen, then returned high

By: - 0 Sun, May 6, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) “I thought it was maybe teenagers…just messing…” Laure Thompson was watching her daughter's dog, but after...

Murder charge dismissed against third man in El Paso County drug killing
Murder charge dismissed against third man in El Paso County drug killing

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Sat, May 5, 2018

Prosecutors on Friday agreed to drop first-degree murder charges against a Colorado Springs man who spent nearly a year in jail on suspicion of...

More businesses are mellowing out over hiring pot smokers
More businesses are mellowing out over hiring pot smokers

By: - 0 Fri, May 4, 2018

WASHINGTON — FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers....

Colorado pot tasting-room bill heads to Gov. John Hickenlooper
Colorado pot tasting-room bill heads to Gov. John Hickenlooper

By: Mark Harden - 0 Fri, May 4, 2018

A measure allowing Colorado marijuana stores to open on-site "tasting rooms" where customers can sample their wares has passed the Legislature and is...

LETTERS: Can't fit into Goldilocks syndrome; honoring public servants
LETTERS: Can't fit into Goldilocks syndrome; honoring public servants

By: - 0 Fri, May 4, 2018

Can't fit into 'Goldilocks syndrome' I recently attended a meeting on how to deal with the overpopulation of deer in Colorado Springs for which a...

NOONAN | Overloaded bill docket defeats good legislation and public oversight

By: - 0 Fri, May 4, 2018

Editor's note: The status of bills described in this essay was as of May 2. Lots of bills stack up at the end of each General Assembly, and usually...

185 pot plants, stolen gun, counterfeit cash found at suspected illegal grow in El Paso County
185 pot plants, stolen gun, counterfeit cash found at suspected illegal grow in El Paso County

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, May 3, 2018

Authorities discovered 185 marijuana plants, 22 pounds of refined pot, a stolen .44 Magnum revolver and $29,800 in counterfeit $100 bills at a...

Attempt to fix Colorado's 2017 civil asset forfeiture bill moves forward
Attempt to fix Colorado's 2017 civil asset forfeiture bill moves forward

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Wed, May 2, 2018

An effort to complete a deal worked out by Gov. John Hickenlooper's staff and opponents of a 2017 law reforming Colorado's civil asset forfeiture...

Small businesses grapple with maze of conflicting pot laws
Small businesses grapple with maze of conflicting pot laws

By: 0 Wed, May 2, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — A low unemployment rate and the spreading legalization of marijuana have led many businesses to rethink their drug testing policies...

More businesses are mellowing out over hiring pot smokers
More businesses are mellowing out over hiring pot smokers

By: 0 Wed, May 2, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need...

Veterans' care in spotlight at Gazette forum; hotline available Wednesday
Veterans' care in spotlight at Gazette forum; hotline available Wednesday

By: Tony Peck - 0 Wed, May 2, 2018

Veterans' homelessness, health care and marijuana use were among topics tackled during a community conversation held by The Gazette with a panel of six...

One Colorado Springs school district among top 10 in state for most marijuana incidents reported
One Colorado Springs school district among top 10 in state for most marijuana incidents reported

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, May 1, 2018

While significant data on teen consumption of marijuana since legalization is still hard to come by, available statistics show that Pikes Peak region...