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Colorado Springs City Council divided about adding marijuana question to November ballot

News: Local News Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

It's anybody's guess whether the Colorado Springs City Council will put a question on the November ballot asking if residents want to allow recreational marijuana sales.

Colorado advances edible marijuana restrictions

News: Local News Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

DENVER — A Colorado proposal to widen a ban on certain types of edible marijuana advanced Thursday in the state House amid concerns that it could be too broad.

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  • Pot shops booming heading into 420

    PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. - Pot’s biggest day is tomorrow (4/20/14), and marijuana madness has hit Pueblo County already. People from all over the U.S. have been crowding into the county’s pot shops all week. Mike Stetler said it has been a hectic week at Marisol Therapeutics. “We’re constantly against that situation. Supply and demand...

  • Rules leave pot test labs with little oversight

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Legislature's vote last year to regulate medical marijuana shops created new business opportunities for another kind of pot enterprise — marijuana testing — but leaves it virtually unregulated. The state's dispensary law and the rules that implement it require pot stores to register with the state and to...

  • Colorado angles to expand hemp industry

    DENVER — Colorado is just starting its experiment with industrial hemp production, but interest in the new crop is so strong that the state is moving to expand the number and size of farms growing marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin. A bill that won unanimous approval in a Senate committee this week would allow year-round hemp cultivation...

  • 2 Denver deaths tied to recreational marijuana use

    DENVER - This week, two Denver deaths were linked to marijuana use, and while some details of the deaths have yet to emerge, they are the first ones on record to be associated with a once-illegal drug that Colorado voters legalized for recreational use last year. One man jumped to his death after consuming a large amount of marijuana...

  • Police: Denver man ate marijuana candy before fatally shooting his wife

    DENVER — Authorities say a Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with 911 ate marijuana-infused candy before he allegedly shot her. According to search warrants released Thursday, 44-year-old Kristine Kirk told dispatchers her husband bought and ate the candy before he started hallucinating and frightening the...

  • Study finds signs of brain changes in marijuana smokers

    NEW YORK — A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say. The young adults who volunteered for the study were not dependent on pot, nor did they show any marijuana-related problems. "What we think we are seeing here is a very early indication of...

  • Student who plunged from Denver balcony ate 6 times recommended amount of marijuana cookie

    A college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony last month ate six times the recommended amount of a marijuana cookie before his death. Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old student at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo., died last month at a Holiday Inn in northeast Denver. An investigative report by Denver police into Thamba's...

  • Colorado considers edible marijuana restrictions

    DENVER — A measure to broaden a ban on certain types of edible marijuana to include products that mimic other foods or candies is up for a vote in the Colorado Legislature. A House committee is considering the proposal Thursday. It comes amid concerns that children can accidentally ingest some kinds of marijuana edibles. However, some...

  • Big Colorado marijuana business bans drug use at work

    DENVER — Workers for one of Colorado's biggestmarijuana businesses learned Wednesday they can be fired for smoking pot on the job or using cocaine any time. The policy, the first of its kind for O.penVAPE, includes random testing for drugs like cocaine and methamphetamines, but not for marijuana, company spokesman Todd Mitchem said. The...

  • Colorado moves to shut down 4 raided pot shops

    DENVER (AP) — State regulators want to shut down four Colorado medical marijuana businesses that were among the targets of federal raids last year. Documents released Tuesday allege the businesses failed to maintain required video surveillance, sold marijuana after-hours and kept incomplete records. Letters denying the licenses say at least...

  • Police probe marijuana role in Denver woman's killing

    DENVER — Authorities are investigating whether marijuana played a role in the alleged domestic violence killing of a woman in her Denver home. Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of 47-year-old Richard Kirk in connection with the deadly shooting of his wife. An arrest affidavit says the woman called 911 Monday night saying Kirk was...

Interactive map: Colorado's licensed retail marijuana stores

Updated: Fri, Dec 27, 2013

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