Colorado Medical Marijuana News

Colorado: Pots Of Cash Cause Security Concerns

Times Dispatch

July 14th, 2014
Marijuana sales are legal in Colorado and Washington, and medical marijuana is allowed by 23 states and the District of Columbia. But marijuana-store owners in Colorado can't find banks that will work with them because federal laws and regulations could lead to money laundering charges against bankers and retailers.

Colorado: Marijuana Pricing Wars Heat Up In Aspen

Aspen Times

July 11th, 2014
The lines started forming during the week of the Food & Wine Classic and haven’t slowed down since then. Aspen’s recreational marijuana shops have been booming since the tourist season kicked into high gear in June.

Colorado: Colorado Completes 1st Legal Pot Market Study

San Francisco Chronicle

July 10th, 2014
DENVER (AP) — Colorado is smoking pot by the ton, and visitors are, too.

Colorado: Insurance Industry Hazy On Pot Legalization

Benefits Pro

July 9th, 2014
Though the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington is causing complications for HR departments, industry experts say it’s not having a big impact on insurance and premiums — at least not yet.

Colorado: Fremont County Approves Medical Marijuana Regulations

The Pueblo Chieftain

July 9th, 2014
CANON CITY — Fremont County commissioners on Tuesday passed medical marijuana licensing regulations they hope will be a good compromise between growers and Penrose residents.

Colorado: Colorado Completes 1st Legal Pot Market Study

ABC News

July 9th, 2014
Colorado's pot regulators issued what is believed to be the world's first post-legalization market study for the weed on Wednesday. The study relied on sales data from Colorado's first three months of recreational marijuana sales, while previous pot market studies relied on survey responses because the drug is illegal.

Colorado: Colorado Completes 1st Legal Pot Market Study

The Modesto Bee

July 9th, 2014
Colorado is smoking pot by the ton, and visitors are, too. Colorado's pot regulators issued what is believed to be the world's first post-legalization market study for the weed on Wednesday. The study relied on sales data from Colorado's first three months of recreational marijuana sales, while previous pot market studies relied on survey responses because the drug is illegal.

Colorado: There’s More Than One Way To Legalize Marijuana

The Washington Post

July 8th, 2014
Legal sales of recreational marijuana begin in Washington state Tuesday, just seven months after pot went on sale in Colorado. The two states are the first in the nation to regulate and allow sales of the drug for recreational use and, despite their differences, both regulate the new industry in broadly similar ways. Taxes are higher in Washington than in Colorado, and Colorado residents may grow limited amounts at home while Washingtonians cannot. But the differences are of degree, not kind: ...

Colorado: Marijuana Legalization In Colorado - So Far, So Good

San Jose Mercury News

July 6th, 2014
Long a leader in making marijuana mainstream, California is watching Colorado blaze a trail for legalized recreational pot with avid eyes. The mood in Colorado, while not uniformly a Rocky Mountain high, is good. Six months in, few of the predicted problems have materialized, tax revenue and tourism are booming, and public support for legal pot appears to be growing.

Colorado: All Denver Medical-Marijuana Businesses Licensed Or Closed By Deadline

The Denver Post

July 1st, 2014
Denver cannabis authorities had a quiet day Tuesday, as all of the straggling medical-marijuana businesses still needing a license either got one or closed by the July 1 deadline.

Colorado: Board Of Fremont County Commissioners Meeting To Address Medical Pot Regulations

Canon City Daily Record

June 24th, 2014
The Board of Fremont County Commissioners will have a public hearing during a special board meeting Thursday to discuss proposed Fremont County Medical Marijuana Business Licensing Regulations.

Colorado: County To Host Special Meeting Thursday

Canon City Daily Record

June 24th, 2014
The Board of Fremont County Commissioners will have a special meeting and public hearing at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the County Administration building, 615 Macon Ave., to discuss proposed Fremont County Medical Marijuana Business Licensing Regulations.

Colorado: Board Of Fremont County Commissioners To Consider Appointments To Boards

Canon City Daily Record

June 23rd, 2014
The Board of Fremont County Commissioners will consider appointments to fill vacancies on the Fremont County Tourism Board and the Board of Zoning Adjustment during its regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. today.

Colorado: Hemp Seeds Headed To Colorado From Canada Stopped At Border

The Denver Post

June 20th, 2014
Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds bound for Colorado from Canada have been seized by federal authorities, marking the latest bump along the road to legalization of marijuana's nonintoxicating cousin.

Colorado: For Colorado Pot Ads, Social Media Just Saying No

SF Gate

June 19th, 2014
Bay Area tech companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter do not accept ads for cannabis-related businesses (even medical marijuana) - and many say it's hurting the fledgling $2.3 billion legal cannabis industry in Colorado.

Colorado: Colorado's Marijuana Law Puts Children And Parents In Legal Limbo

The Guardian

June 16th, 2014
A Colorado man loses custody of his children after getting a medical marijuana card. The daughter of a Michigan couple growing legal medicinal pot is taken by child-protection authorities after an ex-husband says their plants endangered kids.

Colorado: Burglaries At Denver Marijuana Shops Slow, But Industry Still Worried

The Denver Post

June 16th, 2014
Even with the start of legal recreational marijuana sales 5½ months ago, burglaries and robberies at all pot businesses in Denver are on pace for their lowest total in three years, according to figures from the city's Department of Safety.

Colorado: Marijuana Sales At State-Licensed Outlets Top $53 Million In April

NORML

June 12th, 2014
Denver, CO: Legal sales of cannabis in Colorado to those who are over the age of 21 topped $22 million dollars in April, according to data released by the state government and reported this week by The Denver Post. The total is up 15 percent from March, when retailers sold approximately $19 million worth of marijuana to customers.

Colorado: Colorado Marijuana Activists Don’t Want To Pay Pot Taxes

TIME Magazine

June 11th, 2014
A lawyer representing various marijuana activists in Colorado has filed a lawsuit against the state’s governor and the mayor of Denver, claiming that residents buying or selling pot should not have to pay taxes, because that amounts to self-incrimination in the eyes of the federal government.

Colorado: Pot Tax Collections Booming In Colorado

Colorado's marijuana market boomed in April as tens of thousands celebrated the once-underground 4/20 pot holiday.