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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

Collateral Impact: Cannabis industry a growing political force beneath the Gold Dome in Denver
Collateral Impact: Cannabis industry a growing political force beneath the Gold Dome in Denver

By: - 0 2 hr ago

The marijuana industry in Colorado has grown quickly into a potent lobbying force at the Capitol. Marijuana businesses, law firms, consultants and...

Collateral Impact: Marijuana industry spreading its campaign contributions on both sides of the aisle
Collateral Impact: Marijuana industry spreading its campaign contributions on both sides of the aisle

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 12 hr ago

Although the marijuana industry is more likely to pump big money into ballot initiatives, their dollars are also showing up on the balance sheets of...

Vargas, Williams, DeLalla in District 1 primary race
Vargas, Williams, DeLalla in District 1 primary race

By: Rachel Riley - 0 13 hr ago

A woman who's long played a role in the El Paso County Republican community and another who's relatively new to the local GOP scene are vying to become...

UK allows epileptic boy to use cannabis oil for seizures
UK allows epileptic boy to use cannabis oil for seizures

By: - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

LONDON — The British government changed course Saturday in a case concerning cannabis oil, saying an epileptic boy can be treated with it after his...

Four Colorado Springs-area school projects benefit from marijuana-funded grants
Four Colorado Springs-area school projects benefit from marijuana-funded grants

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Two local school districts and two charter schools will benefit from this year's statewide distribution of school construction grants funded in part by...

Colorado Springs real estate agent arrested in raid on suspected illegal marijuana grow
Colorado Springs real estate agent arrested in raid on suspected illegal marijuana grow

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

A 52-year-old Ukrainian woman who sells real estate in the Pikes Peak region was arrested Thursday in a raid on a suspected illegal marijuana grow in...

Gun self-defense in 4th grade? No, says Colorado education board
Gun self-defense in 4th grade? No, says Colorado education board

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

The Colorado Board of Education voted June 13 along party lines to changes in standards for teaching health and physical education, but omitted a...

Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk
Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

NEW YORK — Fewer U.S. teens are smoking, having sex and doing drugs these days. Oh, and they're drinking less milk, too. Less than one-third of high...

Colorado Springs 20-year-old beats the odds, goes from homeless to high school graduate
Colorado Springs 20-year-old beats the odds, goes from homeless to high school graduate

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Alonzo Arnot's life has taken multiple detours, down some scary side streets, over a few big bumps and finally to cruising the highway. "I can't...

Judge limits sanction for New Mexico medical pot producer
Judge limits sanction for New Mexico medical pot producer

By: 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A state district judge has ruled that New Mexico health officials went beyond the scope of the law when they sanctioned a...

Officials slam impact of legalized pot on Colorado Springs area
Officials slam impact of legalized pot on Colorado Springs area

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

In the second announcement in two days, officials again made a case for how legalized marijuana has negatively impacted El Paso County. Positioned in...

Sheriff Bill Elder delivers a strong message with latest warrants on illegal pot grows in El Paso County
Sheriff Bill Elder delivers a strong message with latest warrants on illegal pot grows in El Paso County

By: Kaitlin Durbin - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder, who vowed to crack down on black-market marijuana this year, announced Tuesday that his office is serving more...

Denver's Michael Hancock, 6 other mayors want marijuana removed from federal list of illegal drugs
Denver's Michael Hancock, 6 other mayors want marijuana removed from federal list of illegal drugs

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. — Mayors from seven U.S. cities in states with legal marijuana said Monday they have formed a coalition to push for federal...

LETTERS: Logic of our judicial system; horses in the city
LETTERS: Logic of our judicial system; horses in the city

By: - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Logic of our judicial system Despite the Supreme Court ruling, there is no real winner. The real issue is whether same-sex couples can sue because a...

ENDORSEMENTS: The Gazette shares favorites in contested Republican primaries
ENDORSEMENTS: The Gazette shares favorites in contested Republican primaries

By: - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

With primary ballots arriving in mailboxes this week, The Gazette editorial board offers the following endorsements in contested Republican primaries...

New Mexico medical marijuana board short of members to meet

By: 0 Sat, Jun 9, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's medical marijuana advisory board had to cancel a May meeting to consider recommending program changes because it...

Embattled Pruitt, Sessions lead cheers for Trump at conservative summit in Denver
Embattled Pruitt, Sessions lead cheers for Trump at conservative summit in Denver

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Sat, Jun 9, 2018

DENVER - Controversial EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt spoke to a friendly crowd Friday night at the Western Conservative Summit, touting President...

Angley, Sweeney-Maurer aim to unseat Elder as sheriff
Angley, Sweeney-Maurer aim to unseat Elder as sheriff

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Fri, Jun 8, 2018

The El Paso County sheriff's Republican challenger has suggested the agency Bill Elder runs is plagued with scandal and corruption. Retired Air Force...

Gleneagle woman arrested after suspected marijuana grow found in northern El Paso County
Gleneagle woman arrested after suspected marijuana grow found in northern El Paso County

By: Liz Forster - 0 Fri, Jun 8, 2018

A 41-year-old woman was arrested after more than 260 marijuana plants and 80 pounds of processed marijuana were confiscated from a home in northern...

EDITORIAL: Sen. Gardner pitches pathetic marijuana bill
EDITORIAL: Sen. Gardner pitches pathetic marijuana bill

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 8, 2018

As Colorado's Democratic governor takes on Big Marijuana with his veto pen, the state's Republican senator defends an industry that harms children and...

Trump delivers a shout-out to Gardner’s pot bill
Trump delivers a shout-out to Gardner’s pot bill

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Fri, Jun 8, 2018

Talking to reporters Friday, President Donald Trump said he “probably” will back legislation on states’ rights and marijuana introduced by Colorado’s...

VICTOR MITCHELL: No tax hikes or bonds; reform CDOT and cut waste
VICTOR MITCHELL: No tax hikes or bonds; reform CDOT and cut waste

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 8, 2018

Colorado literally stands at a crossroads this year when it comes to transportation funding. I wish it was just a pun. Unfortunately, it's the truth....

EDITORIAL: The Gazette assesses the Democratic field in governor's race
EDITORIAL: The Gazette assesses the Democratic field in governor's race

By: - 0 Fri, Jun 8, 2018

Crowded election primaries push candidates toward a party's more extreme positions, as candidates know they must attract support from the base. That...

District 1 County Commissioner Candidate: Frank DeLalla
District 1 County Commissioner Candidate: Frank DeLalla

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

Frank DeLalla, Republican candidate Campaign Website: fdelalla.com Twitter: None Campaign Facebook Page:...

Sheriff Candidate: Grace Sweeney-Maurer
Sheriff Candidate: Grace Sweeney-Maurer

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

Grace Sweeney-Maurer, Democratic candidate Website: grace4sheriff.godaddysites.com Twitter: none Campaign Facebook Page:...

Sheriff Candidate: Bill Elder
Sheriff Candidate: Bill Elder

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

Bill Elder, Republican candidate (Incumbent) Campaign Website: sheriffelder.com Twitter: @SheriffElder Campaign Facebook Page:...

Sheriff Candidate: Mike Angley
Sheriff Candidate: Mike Angley

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

Mike Angley, Republican candidate Campaign Website: angley4sheriff.org Twitter: @MikeAngley Campaign Facebook Page: facebook.com/angley4sheriff/...

District 1 County Commissioner Candidate: Calandra Vargas
District 1 County Commissioner Candidate: Calandra Vargas

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

Calandra Vargas, Republican candidate Campaign Website: CalandraforColorado.com Twitter Handle: @EPCommissioner1 Campaign Facebook Page:...

District 5 County Commissioner Candidate: Vickie Tonkins
District 5 County Commissioner Candidate: Vickie Tonkins

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

Vickie Tonkins, Republican candidate Campaign Website: vickietonkins.com Twitter: @Vickie4CC5 Campaign Facebook Page:...

District 5 County Commissioner Candidate: Cami Bremer
District 5 County Commissioner Candidate: Cami Bremer

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

Cami Bremer, Republican candidate Website: CamiBremer.com Campaign Facebook Page: facebook.com/CamiBremerForCommissioner/ Twitter: None Email:...