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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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GUEST COLUMN: Gov. Hickenlooper wrong on impact of legal pot
GUEST COLUMN: Gov. Hickenlooper wrong on impact of legal pot

By: - 0 Yesterday

The governor of Colorado does our nation a grave disservice by misleading the public about the impact of marijuana on his state in the April 9...

The unlikely Colorado Springs trio bound for Denali
The unlikely Colorado Springs trio bound for Denali

By: Seth Boster - 0 Yesterday

The unlikely partnership began in Argentina, somewhere below the 22,841-foot summit of Aconcagua. Colorado Springs firefighter Matthew Chavez was...

Democrats favor looser restrictions on marijuana - and some in GOP join them
Democrats favor looser restrictions on marijuana - and some in GOP join them

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Democrats are increasingly embracing looser restrictions on marijuana - and a growing number of high-profile Republicans are joining them, marking a...

Gov. Hickenlooper on making pot illegal again if tied to crime: 'I'm not ruling it out'
Gov. Hickenlooper on making pot illegal again if tied to crime: 'I'm not ruling it out'

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was against legalizing marijuana, but once the voters spoke, he went along and defended Coloradans' right to use...

Botched marijuana robbery leads to lengthy jail sentences
Botched marijuana robbery leads to lengthy jail sentences

By: - 0 Sat, Apr 21, 2018

DENVER — Four people charged in a fatal shooting during a botched marijuana robbery in Denver have been sentenced to lengthy prison sentences. The...

Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians rethinking marijuana
Pot politics: Schumer joins politicians rethinking marijuana

By: 0 Fri, Apr 20, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the...

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures
US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 20, 2018

WASHINGTON — A medicine made from the marijuana plant moved one step closer to U.S. approval Thursday after federal health advisers endorsed it for the...

Democratic leader seeks to make pot legal under federal law
Democratic leader seeks to make pot legal under federal law

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 20, 2018

WASHINGTON — The top Senate Democrat says he now supports making pot legal under federal law. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer says he'll introduce a bill...

Colorado Springs-area schools taking a day to plan, reflect on 4/20
Colorado Springs-area schools taking a day to plan, reflect on 4/20

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Friday, a time to remember victims of the 1999 Columbine shooting, but also a celebration for pot smokers, is a day like any other at some Pikes Peak...

Americans reflect on legal pot ahead of 420 holiday
Americans reflect on legal pot ahead of 420 holiday

By: 0 Fri, Apr 20, 2018

America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday : Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to...

The Latest: Albuquerque to decriminalize pot on 420 holiday

By: 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on marijuana issues in New Mexico (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Possessing marijuana in small amounts will no...

Marijuana debate stirs up governor's race in New Mexico
Marijuana debate stirs up governor's race in New Mexico

By: 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Apodaca on Thursday called for the expansion of New Mexico's medical marijuana program...

As consumers spend, Colorado Springs sales tax collections rise for third straight month
As consumers spend, Colorado Springs sales tax collections rise for third straight month

By: Rich Laden - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Colorado Springs sales tax collections increased in March for the third straight month. Collections rose to nearly $11.5 million last month, up 4.6...

Pot plant parting gift surprises Colorado Springs Utilities CEO
Pot plant parting gift surprises Colorado Springs Utilities CEO

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Jerry Forte was clearly uncomfortable Wednesday during his penultimate board meeting as chief executive officer of Colorado Springs Utilities. His...

Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency
Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

WASHINGTON — A closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval...

Denver proposes tax hike on marijuana for affordable housing
Denver proposes tax hike on marijuana for affordable housing

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

DENVER — Denver officials have unveiled a plan that would have marijuana buyers help pay for an expansion of the city's 10-year, $150 million...

Collateral Impact: Illegal marijuana is spreading on public lands—here's what's concerning officials
Collateral Impact: Illegal marijuana is spreading on public lands—here's what's concerning officials

By: David O. Williams - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Deep in Colorado's national forests, shadowy teams of people are clearcutting underbrush, trenching hillsides for cultivation, diverting and damming...

El Paso County sheriff's deputies have seized millions of dollars worth of marijuana so far this year
El Paso County sheriff's deputies have seized millions of dollars worth of marijuana so far this year

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Apr 14, 2018

El Paso County sheriff's deputies seized 2,425 marijuana plants and 258 pounds of processed pot - together worth about $13 million - from suspected...

Trump, Colorado's Cory Gardner strike deal on legalized marijuana
Trump, Colorado's Cory Gardner strike deal on legalized marijuana

By: - 0 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump has promised a top Senate Republican that he will support congressional efforts to protect states that have...

Colorado lawmakers wrangle over school nurses administering medical marijuana
Colorado lawmakers wrangle over school nurses administering medical marijuana

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

A bill that would allow school nurses to administer medical marijuana got preliminary approval in the Colorado House Wednesday, but the debate exposed...

2 arrested after illegal marijuana grow, cloned credit cards found in Peyton home
2 arrested after illegal marijuana grow, cloned credit cards found in Peyton home

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

A man and woman were arrested after an illegal pot operation and several cloned credit cards were found inside a Peyton home, Colorado Springs police...

Authorities raid suspected illegal marijuana grow east of Colorado Springs, arrest man
Authorities raid suspected illegal marijuana grow east of Colorado Springs, arrest man

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, Apr 11, 2018

A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after El Paso County sheriff's deputies raided a suspected illegal marijuana grow, seizing 66 plants ready for...

Utah officials wary of Colorado pot shop 3 miles from state border
Utah officials wary of Colorado pot shop 3 miles from state border

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 10, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials are wary after the first marijuana shop opened in the tiny town of Dinosaur, Colorado, just a few miles from the...

Manitou Springs is considering raising recreational pot taxes. Here's why
Manitou Springs is considering raising recreational pot taxes. Here's why

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Along with reducing tourism, the potentially permanent closure of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway also could derail city funding of security officers at...

Two illegal marijuana grows busted by El Paso County Sheriff's deputies
Two illegal marijuana grows busted by El Paso County Sheriff's deputies

By: Liz Forster - 0 Thu, Apr 5, 2018

Two people were arrested Wednesday in illegal marijuana grow busts valued at nearly $800,000 in El Paso County. Raydel Fleitas, 28, was arrested at a...

2 men who raped Colorado Springs 13-year-old get probation despite grandfather begging to 'make them pay'
2 men who raped Colorado Springs 13-year-old get probation despite grandfather begging to 'make them pay'

By: Lance Benzel - Wed, Apr 4, 2018

Two people linked to the gang rape of a 13-year-old girl were sentenced Tuesday to probation instead of prison, sparking outrage from some of her...

New Mexico medical marijuana program tops 50K patients

By: 0 Wed, Apr 4, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — More than 50,000 patients are now participating in New Mexico's medical marijuana program. The latest figures from the state...

Albuquerque City Council votes to decriminalize marijuana

By: 0 Tue, Apr 3, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque City Council voted to decriminalize marijuana possession in small amounts Monday night, after lengthy...

The Latest: City Council votes to decriminalize pot

By: 0 Mon, Apr 2, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a measure to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession in New Mexico's largest city (all times local):...

Colorado ski town weighs pot dispensary location
Colorado ski town weighs pot dispensary location

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 2, 2018

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Colorado ski town is debating where to allow a marijuana dispensary. Rocky Mountain Remedies wants to open a store midway...