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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

EDITORIAL: Don't change course on recreational pot in Colorado Springs
EDITORIAL: Don't change course on recreational pot in Colorado Springs

By: - 0 5 hr ago

This is not a good time to invest in recreational pot, as detailed by The New York Times, The Gazette and a variety of marijuana publications....

Officials: Hoppz' Cropz arrests underscore problems with Colorado's legalized marijuana system
Officials: Hoppz' Cropz arrests underscore problems with Colorado's legalized marijuana system

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 8 hr ago

A Colorado Springs cannabis accessory and gift shop has been shuttered after 13 employees, including the owners, were indicted for illegally...

Colorado Republican continues to stir the pot on tax for bicycle road use
Colorado Republican continues to stir the pot on tax for bicycle road use

By: Joey Bunch - 0 8 hr ago

Last week Colorado Politics was the first to tell you about Sen. Ray Scott's talk on social media about taxing bicycles. In an interview with us, the...

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

By: - 0 8 hr ago

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...

Majority on Colorado Springs council leaning toward referendum on recreational pot
Majority on Colorado Springs council leaning toward referendum on recreational pot

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Even as Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers briefed federal agencies on the dangers he's seen in Colorado's legal pot market, the majority of City...

Agate man convicted of fatally shooting pot grow partner
Agate man convicted of fatally shooting pot grow partner

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 21, 2017

An Agate man has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of a partner in a marijuana grow operation. Shawn Geerdes, 48, was convicted...

Colorado Springs officials hold closed-door meetings with feds about marijuana
Colorado Springs officials hold closed-door meetings with feds about marijuana

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Federal Department of Justice and drug policy officials met privately Wednesday with Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, local police and other...

Report: Colorado's take in marijuana taxes crosses half-billion dollar mark
Report: Colorado's take in marijuana taxes crosses half-billion dollar mark

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Colorado has received more than $500 million in marijuana-related revenue since recreational cannabis sales began in 2014, according to a new report....

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

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 20, 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...

Colorado Springs sales tax resumes double-digit climb
Colorado Springs sales tax resumes double-digit climb

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, Jul 19, 2017

Colorado Springs sales tax collections resumed increasing at double-digit percentages in June after slowing in May to the smallest gain since August,...

ALEC puts Colorado label on business-friendly policies for lawmakers
ALEC puts Colorado label on business-friendly policies for lawmakers

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Wed, Jul 19, 2017

The American Legislative Exchange Council kicks off its three-day annual gathering in Denver Wednesday to tilt state legislators from across the...

Monthly marijuana sales of $100 million the ‘new norm’ in Colorado
Monthly marijuana sales of $100 million the ‘new norm’ in Colorado

By: - 0 Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Chalk up another milestone month for Colorado cannabis sales. The $127.7 million worth of flower, edibles and concentrates purchased in May from the...

Alleged illegal marijuana grow busted in northeast Colorado Springs
Alleged illegal marijuana grow busted in northeast Colorado Springs

By: - 0 Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Bags and bags of pot were hauled from a northeast Springs home after federal agents discovered at least 180 plants growing inside. It was quite the...

Nevada adopts emergency rules to combat pot bottleneck
Nevada adopts emergency rules to combat pot bottleneck

By: 0 Thu, Jul 13, 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada moved Thursday to reduce supply problems at recreational marijuana stores that have faced overwhelming demand for newly...

Now you can have marijuana in your coffee without brewing a whole pot
Now you can have marijuana in your coffee without brewing a whole pot

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Want your morning coffee to come with a little extra buzz? Brewbudz just might do the trick. A company called Cannabiniers on Wednesday launched the...

Nevada pot retailers 'running on fumes;'  governor endorses emergency measure
Nevada pot retailers 'running on fumes;'  governor endorses emergency measure

By: - 0 Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Most of Nevada's recreational marijuana retailers are optimistic an emergency regulation that state officials are expected to approve will help keep...

Montana man challenges state standard for DUI marijuana 
Montana man challenges state standard for DUI marijuana 

By: - 0 Wed, Jul 12, 2017

BILLINGS, Mont. — A Billings man charged with vehicular homicide while under the influence of marijuana is challenging the state standard at which a...

Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Colorado Springs area
Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Colorado Springs area

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 10, 2017

Wanted Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued....

Legal marijuana leader Tvert to join cannabis consulting firm
Legal marijuana leader Tvert to join cannabis consulting firm

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Fri, Jul 7, 2017

Colorado marijuana legalization leader Mason Tvert is leaving his role with the Marijuana Policy Project on Friday to join the well-known Denver-based...

LETTERS: Proudly wear the American flag; fix the bad roads
LETTERS: Proudly wear the American flag; fix the bad roads

By: - 0 Sun, Jul 2, 2017

Proudly wear the American flag I beg to differ with Froma Harrop's opinion piece: "Don't treat America's iconic symbol like a rag". In her writing,...

Hiker finds illegal marijuana grow worth $7 million in San Isabel National Forest
Hiker finds illegal marijuana grow worth $7 million in San Isabel National Forest

By: - 0 Sat, Jul 1, 2017

Officials found two illegal marijuana grows, with more than 7,400 plants, on federal forest land near Rye, a town of about 200. Investigators were...

Fires lead to discovery of illegal marijuana grows in Fountain, Monument
Fires lead to discovery of illegal marijuana grows in Fountain, Monument

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Sat, Jul 1, 2017

Fires led police to two marijuana grows - each of more than 100 plants - in El Paso County in two days. Tri-Lakes Monument firefighters responded to...

Denver proposes social marijuana use rules for businesses
Denver proposes social marijuana use rules for businesses

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 30, 2017

DENVER— Denver has finalized rules for the nation's first licensed pot clubs. To open, clubs first need neighborhood approval. They can't allow...

Colorado Springs-area officials weigh ballot measure on using funds for I-25 widening
Colorado Springs-area officials weigh ballot measure on using funds for I-25 widening

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Local government officials are considering using revenues from a regional transportation tax to foot a small fraction of the bill to widen Interstate...

LETTERS: 'Perfect storm' made Sky Sox leave; a paper of quality
LETTERS: 'Perfect storm' made Sky Sox leave; a paper of quality

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 30, 2017

'Perfect storm' caused team to leave As the founding president and general manager of the AAA Sky Sox, having worked with Dave Elmore both in Hawaii...

Monument police discover illegal grow house thanks to firefighters
Monument police discover illegal grow house thanks to firefighters

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Monument police discovered an illegal marijuana grow house Thursday evening. The home is in the 2000 block of Coyote Valley Court. Police...

Colorado announces largest pot bust since drug was legalized
Colorado announces largest pot bust since drug was legalized

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 29, 2017

DENVER — A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen...

Colorado Springs City Council OKs  higher Comcast fees and medical marijuana business fees
Colorado Springs City Council OKs higher Comcast fees and medical marijuana business fees

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Wed, Jun 28, 2017

With reluctant votes by some members and failed amendments by others, the Colorado Springs City Council passed a controversial ordinance Tuesday to...