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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

Nevada's on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on
Nevada's on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on

By: 0 Fri, Jun 23, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada regulators reaffirmed their intentions Friday to issue licenses necessary for retailers to begin selling pot for recreational...

Colorado Springs schools still awaiting windfall from marijuana taxes
Colorado Springs schools still awaiting windfall from marijuana taxes

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Five years after Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana with the understanding that some of the taxes collected from sales would help public...

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims
Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

DENVER — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a...

Supreme Court reverses ruling on Colorado Springs hash oil fire
Supreme Court reverses ruling on Colorado Springs hash oil fire

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 22, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that a man who blew up his home's laundry room after brewing hash oil with a butane burner...

Analysis: Officer who shot Philando Castile said smell of marijuana made him fear for his life
Analysis: Officer who shot Philando Castile said smell of marijuana made him fear for his life

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 21, 2017

The officer who fatally shot Philando Castile during a traffic stop last year told investigators that the smell of "burnt marijuana" in Castile's car...

Marijuana Policy Project’s bank closing account amid fears of DOJ crackdown
Marijuana Policy Project’s bank closing account amid fears of DOJ crackdown

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 21, 2017

One of the nation’s leading marijuana legalization groups says PNC Bank has notified it that it will close the organization’s 22-year-old accounts, a...

As pot comes out of black market, regulators face scrutiny
As pot comes out of black market, regulators face scrutiny

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 21, 2017

DENVER — Take a black-market business that relies on cash. Move the business out of the shadows by giving it government oversight. Hire new regulators...

Recreational sales of marijuana in Nevada in limbo
Recreational sales of marijuana in Nevada in limbo

By: 0 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Recreational sales of marijuana in Nevada may not begin next month after all. A judge added to the uncertainty Tuesday when...

The Latest: Nevada says determined to meet July 1 deadline
The Latest: Nevada says determined to meet July 1 deadline

By: 0 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the legal battle over the licensing of marijuana businesses necessary for existing medical dispensaries to begin...

The Latest: Nevada judge postpones pot license decision
The Latest: Nevada judge postpones pot license decision

By: 0 Mon, Jun 19, 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the legal battle of the launch of Nevada's recreational pot sales (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A Nevada judge...

Colorado officials give cold shoulder to Sessions request to let federal prosecutors target medical marijuana industry
Colorado officials give cold shoulder to Sessions request to let federal prosecutors target medical marijuana industry

By: Ernest Luning - 0 Fri, Jun 16, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants Congress to allow federal prosecutors to target legal medical marijuana providers, but Colorado officials and...

One accidental shooting of an El Paso County child criminal, the other 'tragic accident'
One accidental shooting of an El Paso County child criminal, the other 'tragic accident'

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Two accidental shootings involving young children in El Paso County this year are being treated differently - one is criminal and the other "a tragic...

How one three-letter word in new Colorado law will make marijuana enforcement harder
How one three-letter word in new Colorado law will make marijuana enforcement harder

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Coordinating conjunctions matter in how Colorado’s cannabis laws should function. An “and” instead of an “or” nearly killed a bid to bolster...

Uncertainty as Nevada aims to launch recreational pot soon
Uncertainty as Nevada aims to launch recreational pot soon

By: 0 Thu, Jun 15, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on...

Medical marijuana for New Mexico opiate addicts rejected

By: 0 Thu, Jun 15, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's top health official has rejected state Medical Cannabis Advisory Board recommendations to add opiate dependence...

Slight slowdown, but consumer spending in Colorado Springs remains on a roll
Slight slowdown, but consumer spending in Colorado Springs remains on a roll

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Colorado Springs sales tax collections slowed in May to the smallest gain since August but continued a trend of 20 consecutive monthly increases from...

Nevada officials aim to start legal pot sales by July 1
Nevada officials aim to start legal pot sales by July 1

By: 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — If Nevada officials have their way, tourists and residents will be able to buy pot legally ahead of Independence Day. But...

The Latest: Judge won't toss lawsuit over Nevada pot rules
The Latest: Judge won't toss lawsuit over Nevada pot rules

By: 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on a legal fight over Nevada's recreational pot industry (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A judge won't throw out a...

Former Colorado pot officer, entrepreneur charged in trafficking ring
Former Colorado pot officer, entrepreneur charged in trafficking ring

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 13, 2017

CENTENNIAL — A former Colorado marijuana enforcement officer and a marijuana entrepreneur are among those accused of being involved with a large...

Colorado Springs studies hike in medical marijuana licensing fees
Colorado Springs studies hike in medical marijuana licensing fees

By: Jakob Rodgers - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

The price of operating a medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado Springs may soon rise. The City Council is considering increases to medical...

Limitations of state's  legalized marijuana
Limitations of state's legalized marijuana

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Colorado is often cited as the bellwether of America becoming a marijuana nation. With our legalization of medical marijuana in 2000, and of...

Jared Polis joining crowded Democratic field for Colorado governor
Jared Polis joining crowded Democratic field for Colorado governor

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis announced Sunday that he's running for governor of Colorado in next year's election, shaking up an already crowded Democratic...

Back at it: Colorado Springs' largest school district to try again for voter-approved funding
Back at it: Colorado Springs' largest school district to try again for voter-approved funding

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

A generation has passed since voters in the area's largest and oldest public school district agreed to raise property taxes to fund educational...

Colorado marijuana sales in April 2017 top $125 million
Colorado marijuana sales in April 2017 top $125 million

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Colorado’s marijuana industry notched its 11th consecutive $100 million month in April. But the month in which cannabis enthusiasts celebrate...

Drug abuse epidemic draws continuing focus from Colorado lawmakers and hospitals
Drug abuse epidemic draws continuing focus from Colorado lawmakers and hospitals

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sat, Jun 10, 2017

Colorado lawmakers wasted little time working on the next steps to combating the state's drug abuse crisis, announcing a special study commission this...

Colorado company's pot cases seized by federal authorities
Colorado company's pot cases seized by federal authorities

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 9, 2017

BOULDER — A Boulder-based company that makes marijuana stash cases is looking at ways to manufacture its product in the U.S. after the federal...

Marijuana home-grows to be limited to 12 plants with Colorado governor's signature
Marijuana home-grows to be limited to 12 plants with Colorado governor's signature

By: Peter Marcus - 0 Thu, Jun 8, 2017

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday signed legislation that limits growing marijuana at home to 12 plants, a top agenda item for his administration this...

Court: Neighbors can sue pot grower for stinky smells
Court: Neighbors can sue pot grower for stinky smells

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 7, 2017

DENVER — A pot farm's neighbor can sue them for smells and other nuisances that could harm their property values, a federal appeals court ruled...

After years of lobbying by veterans, Colorado adds PTSD as medical marijuana condition
After years of lobbying by veterans, Colorado adds PTSD as medical marijuana condition

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 7, 2017

Post-traumatic stress disorder is now a qualifying condition for doctor-recommended medical marijuana in Colorado. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday...

Colorado Springs mother's negligence with gun led to toddler shooting, affidavit says
Colorado Springs mother's negligence with gun led to toddler shooting, affidavit says

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Mon, Jun 5, 2017

An unattended 3-year-old shot his brother Saturday with a gun that had been in his mother's backpack, Colorado Springs court documents show. Monica...