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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

From pot to sex, Colorado's Healthy Kids Survey seeks answers from students on attitudes, behaviors
From pot to sex, Colorado's Healthy Kids Survey seeks answers from students on attitudes, behaviors

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Sep 22, 2017

After Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2012 and retail shops started opening in the small town of Manitou Springs, school officials...

Denver marijuana rally organizer appeals permit being pulled 
Denver marijuana rally organizer appeals permit being pulled 

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

DENVER — The organizer of Denver's 4/20 Rally is fighting back against the city after it permanently pulled his permit and placed him under a...

Marijuana industry looks to get more women, minorities in the pot business
Marijuana industry looks to get more women, minorities in the pot business

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Compared to a year ago, times may seem tough for those banking on the legalization of marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has raised...

Inside CSPD's evidence locker - guns, furniture, baseball bats and cake
Inside CSPD's evidence locker - guns, furniture, baseball bats and cake

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The most bizarre objects you can think of probably have been stored in the Colorado Springs Police Department's evidence facilities at one point or...

Las Vegas officials waiting for Denver to act on pot lounges 
Las Vegas officials waiting for Denver to act on pot lounges 

By: - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

LAS VEGAS — Officials with authority over the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday decided to wait until the city of Denver approves the nation's first marijuana...

Colorful Colorado: Meet the new explorer at Colorado's Indiana Jones house
Colorful Colorado: Meet the new explorer at Colorado's Indiana Jones house

By: Seth Boster - 0 Tue, Sep 19, 2017

ANTONITO - A man was being mean at the Indiana Jones Bed and Breakfast, and all Sabra Lynn had to do was stare him down. She was ready to kick him...

POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Is Colorado a purple state or a blue state?
POINT/COUNTERPOINT: Is Colorado a purple state or a blue state?

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Dick Wadhams Colorado's discerning and independent voters will again make the 2018 election a competitive drama that goes down to the wire. There...

Colorado Springs sales tax collections on the rise last month
Colorado Springs sales tax collections on the rise last month

By: Rich Laden - 0 Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Colorado Springs sales tax collections rebounded last month from a lackluster showing in July. Sales taxes collected by the city on the purchase of...

Hickenlooper calls special session to address tax crunch created in May
Hickenlooper calls special session to address tax crunch created in May

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Lawmakers are headed back to the Capitol on Oct. 2 to clean up a tax mess a hastily passed compromise created in the last legislative session, Gov....

Special session in the works to fix error in Colorado hospital provider fee bill
Special session in the works to fix error in Colorado hospital provider fee bill

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Thu, Sep 14, 2017

State lawmakers could return to the Capitol next month to fix a drafting error in one of the last session's most important accomplishments, Senate Bill...

Colorado recreational marijuana sales hit $100M in one month for the first time
Colorado recreational marijuana sales hit $100M in one month for the first time

By: - 0 Wed, Sep 13, 2017

The trend of summer highs for Colorado’s cannabis industry continued in July as monthly recreational sales surpassed the $100 million mark for the...

Colorado Springs council to consider extending hours for medical marijuana dispensaries
Colorado Springs council to consider extending hours for medical marijuana dispensaries

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado Springs may be allowed to stay open later to help patients access their medicine. Dispensaries in town are...

Insights: How Republicans went to pot in Colorado
Insights: How Republicans went to pot in Colorado

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sun, Sep 10, 2017

If U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions thinks he can score political points for Republicans by coming after Colorado's pot, then a whole Phish concert...

Colorado authorities find more than 9,000 plants in massive illegal pot grow
Colorado authorities find more than 9,000 plants in massive illegal pot grow

By: - 0 Sat, Sep 9, 2017

GRAND JUNCTION — Two men have been arrested in connection to a suspected illegal marijuana grow operation on two islands in the Colorado River in...

LETTERS: Time to clean up Colorado Springs; if Congress can't get this done
LETTERS: Time to clean up Colorado Springs; if Congress can't get this done

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Letters from Gazette readers.

How legalization caused the price of marijuana to collapse
How legalization caused the price of marijuana to collapse

By: - 0 Thu, Sep 7, 2017

All the diverse effects of legalizing recreational marijuana may not be clear for a number of years, but one consequence has become evident almost...

Colorado schools bulk up staff in marijuana-prevention push
Colorado schools bulk up staff in marijuana-prevention push

By: - 0 Mon, Sep 4, 2017

DENVER — Colorado has given 42 school districts and charter schools a combined $9.2 million to hire people and create programs to keep marijuana out of...

Former Green Beret on a mission over marijuana after Fountain police raid
Former Green Beret on a mission over marijuana after Fountain police raid

By: Lance Benzel - 0 Thu, Aug 31, 2017

After serving in Iraq as an Army Green Beret and later as a private contractor, Eli Olivas turned to marijuana to battle the nightmares that followed...

Parents charged in killing of Colorado Springs 6-week-old infant
Parents charged in killing of Colorado Springs 6-week-old infant

By: Liz Forster - 0 Wed, Aug 30, 2017

The parents of a 6-week-old infant found dead by police in February are being charged with first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death,...

Pro-marijuana group shoots for 2018 to propose recreational pot sales in Colorado Springs
Pro-marijuana group shoots for 2018 to propose recreational pot sales in Colorado Springs

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Advocates for legalized recreational marijuana sales in Colorado Springs are setting their sights on a 2018 ballot proposal, since the chances of...

EDITORIAL: Surprise, legal pot correlates with rising traffic deaths
EDITORIAL: Surprise, legal pot correlates with rising traffic deaths

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Marijuana advocates can no longer claim legalization is devoid of catastrophic results. The Denver Post, which has embraced legalization, analyzed...

Man accused of trafficking marijuana out of 3 Colorado Springs homes
Man accused of trafficking marijuana out of 3 Colorado Springs homes

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Mon, Aug 28, 2017

A man accused of turning three Colorado Springs properties into marijuana grow houses has been arrested on federal charges including money laundering...

Lawmakers laud the Colorado State Fair on opening night in Pueblo, but tax support grows thin
Lawmakers laud the Colorado State Fair on opening night in Pueblo, but tax support grows thin

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sat, Aug 26, 2017

State lawmakers were out in force at the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo Friday night. The celebration of Colorado's farming, ranching and funnel cakes...