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  • Colorado's marijuana businesses growing less than they could

    DENVER — Colorado's marijuana industry is producing a lot less than it could, according to a state report released Friday. Although state laws limit how many plants a business can cultivate, the monthly average for medical marijuana businesses last year ranged from a third to about half of what they could have produced, according to the...

  • Hash oil attempt leads to fire, injury in northeast Colorado Springs

    Two people caused a small fire and one was injured trying to make hash oil Thursday afternoon in northeast Colorado Springs, according to police. Trying to extract oil from marijuana is illegal and can be dangerous. The incident happened in a house on the 300 block of Locust Drive that also had a marijuana grow. One adult, Austin Lente, and...

  • Colorado moves ahead on medical marijuana crackdown

    DENVER — A crackdown on medical pot growers in Colorado passed its first and toughest test in the state Legislature Thursday. The bill's 5-0 bipartisan approval in the Senate Health & Human Services Committee gives law enforcement and state pot regulators hope that years of unsuccessful attempts to curb unregulated pot growers are nearing...

  • Side Streets: Colorado Springs drug counseling business owner upset as pot dispensary moves in next door

    Some next-door neighbors just don't belong together: burger joints and diet clinics; PETA offices and butcher shops; churches and strip clubs. Licensed professional counselor Joanie Lewis wants to add to the list of misfit neighbors: medical marijuana dispensaries and substance abuse counseling centers. But that's happening to her Insight...

  • Colorado's most controversial marijuana-related bill gets test Thursday

    DENVER — Colorado's most controversial marijuana-related bill of the year is up for its first test in the Senate Thursday. A measure to crack down on medical pot users faces a hearing. The bill would increase oversight on doctors who recommend marijuana for severe pain, the most common ailment on Colorado's medical marijuana registry. The...

  • Former CJC inmate sues El Paso County Sheriff over gangrene causing amputation

    A man who was shot during an attempted robbery in 2013 has filed a lawsuit against El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder for lack of medical attention while in jail. Christopher Spencer, 23, sued Elder Monday in United States District Court in Denver. He claims all 10 of his toes and part of his left foot had to be amputated after El Paso County...

  • Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

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  • Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Smoking, growing and possessing marijuana becomes legal in America's wildest state Tuesday, thanks to a voter initiative aimed at clearing away 40 years of conflicting laws and court rulings. Making Alaska the third state to legalize recreational marijuana was the goal of a coalition including libertarians, rugged...

  • In a twist, fight for medical pot goes to Florida Statehouse

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Republicans lawmakers in Florida who once opposed medical pot are now embracing it, motivated by the strong show of support from voters and worried that another constitutional amendment during next year's presidential race could drive opponents to the polls. Last year, lawmakers in the GOP-controlled Legislature...

  • Utah lawmakers to talk Medicaid, gas tax, medical marijuana

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With three weeks left before Utah lawmakers wrap up their annual session, the House and Senate hope to fuse their competing visions for tackling Medicaid and the state gas tax while moving through hundreds of other bills. Add into the mix issues such as medical marijuana, and it's a recipe for a busy week. Here's where...

  • EDITORIAL: Protect kids from pot-infused candy

    It is heart-wrenching to visualize a toddler in the emergency room for mistaking marijuana food with an innocent helping of cinnamon bears. So we respectfully ask state Sen. Owen Hill to stop messing around with a popular law intended to protect children. He is better than this. Hill's Senate Bill 136 would water down House Bill 1366, passed...

Interactive map: Colorado's licensed retail marijuana stores

Fri, Dec 27, 2013 - 2:26 PM 0

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

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