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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

3 Colorado Springs residents accused of distributing marijuana out of state
3 Colorado Springs residents accused of distributing marijuana out of state

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 9 hr ago

Three Colorado Springs residents, including a soldier, have been arrested on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute marijuana out of state....

With widely diverse goals and resources, Colorado Springs area's 17 school districts embrace new year
With widely diverse goals and resources, Colorado Springs area's 17 school districts embrace new year

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 2017

The summer sprint to sleep in, hang out and goof off is nearing the finish line. Some schools are back in session, while others resume over the next...

Marijuana states try to curb smuggling, avert US crackdown
Marijuana states try to curb smuggling, avert US crackdown

By: 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its verdant, wet forests made it an ideal place for growing the drug, which often ended...

Marijuana states try to curb smuggling, avert U.S. crackdown 
Marijuana states try to curb smuggling, avert U.S. crackdown 

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. — Well before Oregon legalized marijuana, its verdant, wet forests made it an ideal place for growing the drug, which often ended up...

GUEST COLUMN: Protect children from marijuana but hope it helps kids with seizures
GUEST COLUMN: Protect children from marijuana but hope it helps kids with seizures

By: - 0 Mon, Aug 14, 2017

My son's first grand mal seizure came completely out of the blue. He was almost 2 and had been outside playing with his siblings. When they came in for...

GUEST COLUMN: Marijuana devastated Colorado, don't legalize it nationally
GUEST COLUMN: Marijuana devastated Colorado, don't legalize it nationally

By: - 0 Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Last week, Sen. Cory Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act in an effort to legalize marijuana across the nation and penalize local communities...

Pot-sniffing dogs role unclear with marijuana legalized
Pot-sniffing dogs role unclear with marijuana legalized

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 12, 2017

DENVER - Deuce, a German Shepard with the Aurora Police Department, is sniffing around tables and a barbeque at a picnic area outside a police station....

Harwell 'open' to medical marijuana law in Tennessee
Harwell 'open' to medical marijuana law in Tennessee

By: 0 Sat, Aug 12, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The treatment of her sister's back injury has caused Republican gubernatorial candidate Beth Harwell to reevaluate Tennessee's...

Fun Friday nights keep Colorado Springs-area teens out of trouble
Fun Friday nights keep Colorado Springs-area teens out of trouble

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Aug 11, 2017

One shining example of the adage that tragedy begets change for the good is RAD: Real Alternatives to Drugs and Drinking. The project of the Ryan...

Colorado Springs sales tax collections climb by less than 3 percent in July
Colorado Springs sales tax collections climb by less than 3 percent in July

By: Rich Laden - 0 Wed, Aug 9, 2017

Colorado Springs sales tax collections slowed in July to their smallest gain in nearly a year, according to a report Wednesday from the city's Finance...

LETTERS: Addressing city's finance and revenue issues; a world without religion
LETTERS: Addressing city's finance and revenue issues; a world without religion

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 9, 2017

Addressing finance, revenue issues An editorial in The Gazette concerning the stormwater tax seems like a good place to start. Is there too much water...

Two arrested in east El Paso County illegal marijuana grow investigation
Two arrested in east El Paso County illegal marijuana grow investigation

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Aug 8, 2017

Two people were arrested Tuesday and named as suspects in an illegal marijuana grow that authorities busted Thursday. Maritza Borges-Almeida, 44, and...

Colorado Springs medical marijuana dispensary owner sues county over denial of license renewal
Colorado Springs medical marijuana dispensary owner sues county over denial of license renewal

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Mon, Aug 7, 2017

The owner of a recently shuttered medical marijuana center is suing El Paso County commissioners after they put one of four dispensaries in...

Coronado killings: Girl, 16, and boy, 15, executed over missing purse, new records say
Coronado killings: Girl, 16, and boy, 15, executed over missing purse, new records say

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Sat, Aug 5, 2017

Sixteen-year-old Natalie Cano-Partida was told she would at least get to tell her family goodbye. When she didn't act quickly enough, her killers...

Trump’s AG calls on Hick to address ‘serious findings’ about marijuana in Colorado
Trump’s AG calls on Hick to address ‘serious findings’ about marijuana in Colorado

By: Dan Njegomir - 0 Fri, Aug 4, 2017

DENVER— Attorney General Jeff Sessions is questioning how effective marijuana regulation is in Colorado, pointing to a 2016 report that cites increased...

Huff, puff, pass? AG's pot fury not echoed by task force
Huff, puff, pass? AG's pot fury not echoed by task force

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 4, 2017

WASHINGTON — The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns...

Cannabis company plans to turn desert town into pot paradise
Cannabis company plans to turn desert town into pot paradise

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 4, 2017

NIPTON, Calif. — Now that one of the nation's largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains:...

AP Exclusive: Inside the scary cash dash of paying pot taxes
AP Exclusive: Inside the scary cash dash of paying pot taxes

By: 0 Thu, Aug 3, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerred Kiloh's eyes narrowed as he checked his mirror again. The black Chevy SUV with tinted windows was still behind him. It had...

Authorities bust illegal marijuana grow in El Paso County
Authorities bust illegal marijuana grow in El Paso County

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Aug 3, 2017

Authorities busted an illegal marijuana grow Thursday afternoon in east El Paso County, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said. Evidence was...

Denver man convicted of killing boy in marijuana-filled yard 
Denver man convicted of killing boy in marijuana-filled yard 

By: - Mon, Jul 31, 2017

DENVER — A jury has convicted a Denver man of fatally shooting a teenager and wounding another as they apparently were trying to steal marijuana plants...

Marijuana grows leaving more homes filled with mold in Colorado
Marijuana grows leaving more homes filled with mold in Colorado

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

David and Christine Lynn paid $398,000 for a home in rural Douglas County before discovering that the previous occupants had diverted an electrical...

Recreational pot sales could net $25 million for Colorado Springs in 2018, according to study
Recreational pot sales could net $25 million for Colorado Springs in 2018, according to study

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Colorado Springs could raise more than $25 million next year by legalizing recreational marijuana sales, a new University of Denver study shows. The...

COLUMN: Drug dogs dealt a devastating blow
COLUMN: Drug dogs dealt a devastating blow

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

The Colorado Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling in a traffic-stop case from Craig, that puts a muzzle on the use of drug-sniffing police dogs...

LETTERS: Red light cameras help keep us safe; troubling similarities in leadership
LETTERS: Red light cameras help keep us safe; troubling similarities in leadership

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Helping to keep us safe Before you get uptight about the idea of cameras clocking you at certain intersections ("Red-light cameras might return" July...

Police: Colorado man arrested after openly growing dozens of marijuana plants
Police: Colorado man arrested after openly growing dozens of marijuana plants

By: - 0 Sat, Jul 29, 2017

A man illegally growing what appeared to be dozens of marijuana plants in plain sight on a property in Pueblo County has been arrested. The Pueblo...

Medical pot patient seeks Nevada Supreme Court rehearing

By: 0 Fri, Jul 28, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A medical marijuana patient is asking the Nevada Supreme Court to reconsider its refusal to end mandatory state registration and fees...

LETTERS: Putting money over common sense; urban deer hunting not the answer
LETTERS: Putting money over common sense; urban deer hunting not the answer

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 28, 2017

Putting money over common sense It is hard for me to comprehend the direction our wonderful city is headed. I expect such nonsensical dribble out of...

Man sentenced in rape of 14-year-old Colorado Springs girl
Man sentenced in rape of 14-year-old Colorado Springs girl

By: Ellie Mulder - Fri, Jul 28, 2017

Martin Kyle Coppedge will spend 13 years to life in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl whose family he took in for a month after they were displaced...

LETTERS: Pause and dream of a new Colorado Springs; what will the uninsured do?
LETTERS: Pause and dream of a new Colorado Springs; what will the uninsured do?

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 26, 2017

Letters from Gazette readers.

POLL: Should Colorado Springs allow recreational marijuana sales?
POLL: Should Colorado Springs allow recreational marijuana sales?

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 26, 2017

An informal poll of the Colorado Springs City Council last week by The Gazette found a majority of its members - six - support a ballot measure...