Collateral Impact is a continuing Gazette series that explores the unintended consequences of pot legalization in Colorado.
Five years ago, voters approved Colorado's first-in-the-nation experiment to legalize marijuana. So are we better off?
Four years after legal recreational marijuana went on sale in Colorado, Gov. John Hickenlooper says the black market for marijuana in the state is shrinking and predicted that it "will be largely gone" in a few years. But new statistics show that arrests for the production of black market pot increased by 380 percent...
The impact of marijuana legalization has been the subject of three recent university studies. Here's what they found
Trinidad should have a green cloud obscuring its vistas. By numbers compiled by Colorado marijuana regulators, it's the most stoned city in the Rockies and possibly the planet, with nearly $300 in monthly marijuana sales for every man, woman and child in Las Animas County.
Deep in Colorado's national forests, shadowy teams of people are clearcutting underbrush, trenching hillsides for cultivation, diverting and damming streams to create reservoirs and using chemicals that are killing fish and wildlife.
While significant data on teen consumption of marijuana since legalization is still hard to come by, available statistics show that Pikes Peak region students are mirroring statewide trends - including marijuana being the top reason for police contacts at public schools.
Colorado's adult cultural acceptance of marijuana is seeping into public school classrooms, resulting in more marijuana related suspensions, more police visits to schools for marijuana incidents, and a greater acceptance of the drug by students who live in communities with recreational dispensaries, two new state studies and a third from a university institute show.
Dispensaries licensed to sell medical marijuana are even more likely than recreational stores to recommend using it during pregnancy, a new Colorado study found.
Colorado has a legislative mandate to track and regulate the state's legal marijuana industry, which various departments meticulously do through 15 reports published throughout the year.
Edward Cook was surprised by what he thought was the sound of a garbage truck pulling up early to his house on a cool Jan. 17 morning. He’s 85…
A frequently used criticism by law enforcement of Colorado’s legalized marijuana industry is that it invited dangerous drug cartels into the state, where they operate in black market shadows.
The number of newborns testing positive for marijuana statewide simply isn’t known.
A new state report on marijuana in Colorado found that arrests have dropped significantly since recreational sales began in 2014, primarily be…
The Gazette has compiled a digital database of all multiple license holders of retail and medical marijuana stores as of the end of July that includes the names of their businesses.
Meet the brothers behind one of the largest marijuana chains in Colorado. Of the 812 people who hold marijuana licenses statewide, The Gazette…
The Speidell chain, better known as The Green Solution, has amassed 48 Colorado licenses to grow, manufacture and sell cannabis products and has spread to five other states and Canada. Their ambitious company mission, like many of Colorado's big marijuana players, is to go global.
Among the individuals or ownership groups who’ve amassed clout in Colorado’s legal marijuana industry, four stand above the rest, according to state records and other published reports.