Colorado Medical Marijuana News
March 1st, 2014NEWARK — The Scotch Plains family who waged a public fight to change New Jersey law so they could obtain medical marijuana for their severely ill young daughter moved to Colorado on Friday, saying that’s where they’ll find a strain of the drug they hope can save her life.
February 28th, 2014Meghan Wilson is moving to Colorado so she can get medical marijuana for her daughter Vivian who suffers from seizures. Her father Gene Gatens is helping Meghan take her two daughters Adele WIlson 4, and Vivian Gatens 2, with the flight to Denver from Newark Airport in Newark on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. She takes Vivian out of her car seat when they arrive at the airport. Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger
February 27th, 2014COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - A hospital says edible marijuana has contributed to an increasing number of canine medical emergencies. VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital says since January 1 the number of dogs coming in for cannabis-related medical emergencies continue to escalate every week.
February 26th, 2014While Drug Enforcement Administration agents in California are cracking down on the popular new drug known as “wax,” people in Colorado are rushing to embrace it.
February 24th, 2014Danielle Lei, an enterprising Girl Scout, sold more than 100 boxes of cookies in just two hours outside of a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensary last week. But the Girl Scouts of Colorado leadership is killing the buzz for local members, saying that Colorado scouts cannot likewise sell cookies in front of pot shops, despite recreational marijuana being legal in the state.
February 14th, 2014CANON CITY — An unexpected explosion of medical marijuana grow operations that took Fremont County commissioners by surprise has been nipped in the bud, at least temporarily. - See more at: http://www.chieftain.com/news/2288637-119/county-hildebrand-marijuana-medical#sthash.Gr60LR0S.dpuf
February 14th, 2014Boulder City doesn’t want gambling. It doesn’t want much growth. Now it looks like it doesn’t want medical marijuana, either. The least populous of Clark County’s cities is considering an ordinance that would ban medical marijuana dispensaries, grow houses, state labs and any other facilities associated with the “Green Rush” industry — as the movement is being hailed across the country.
February 13th, 2014NEW YORK (MainStreet) — When a client walks in to purchase marijuana from the Oakland dispensary Blüm, bud tenders visually check the customer's identification and paperwork for authenticity.
February 12th, 2014Before returning home to England, Clark French — a charming 27-year-old with the accent and turns-of-phrase irresistible to the kind of Americans for whom public television is a ritual — capped off a December visit to San Francisco in typical tourist fashion, with a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.
February 10th, 2014Freshly legal marijuana in Colorado and Washington is highlighting the hypocrisy in America’s banking industry. Over the past few years, national banks like BofA, Chase, and Wells Fargo have closed any checking accounts and credit-debit readers linked to legal cannabis businesses in San Francisco, California and other medical marijuana states. Banks say they don’t want to violate the federal Anti-Money Laundering Act, which calls for fines of $500,000 per illicit transaction, and cannabis ...
February 7th, 2014Ashley Weber is a quadriplegic who lives with her young son, Collin, in a house whose rent she can afford due to a Section 8 housing voucher courtesy of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. But in December 2012, after revealing that she uses medical marijuana for pain management, the Longmont Housing Authority sent her a termination notice. Since then, Weber's been fighting this edict, and after a year of struggle, the LHA has informed her she can stay due to a new policy ...
February 6th, 2014Washington’s Yakama tribe lives on a one million-acre reservation in the southern part of the state, a relatively small patch left after nearly 12 million acres was ceded to the U.S. government by the nation in 1855. As state officials are racing to build one of the world’s first legal marijuana markets, tribe officials are making it clear that their reservation wants no part of it—and they don’t want anyone else growing or selling cannabis on their ceded land either, to which they ...
February 4th, 2014The state's marijuana dispensaries raked in $1 million on the first day of legalization, as Coloradoans braved winter weather and hours-long lines to be the first Americans to buy legal recreational weed. Marijuana was on sale at 24 stores, most located in Denver, and regulators said the roll-out of the nation's first legal pot industry went smoothly.
February 2nd, 2014Colorado’s Denver County Fair is going up in smoke. According to a report from the Associated Press, organizers with the 2014 Denver County Fair intend to welcome in the marijuana community during this year’s events, holding a multitude of weed-related contests that will be judged for prizes.
January 30th, 2014DENVER — Among the many oddities that have arisen from marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado is this: It can be easier to get through airport security with a bag of weed than a bottle of water.
January 29th, 2014The Colorado Supreme Court will take up an important medical marijuana employment rights case, Connecticut selects marijuana producers, Massachusetts gets ready to announce who gets dispensaries, California localities keep moving to restrict cultivation, and more. Let's get to it:
January 27th, 2014One night in 1839, a woman knocked at the door of a British Army doctor named William O'Shaughnessy who was stationed in India. The woman's infant was having seizures and needed help. The doctor tried several 19th-century remedies, including opium and leeches, but the convulsions grew worse over several days until the baby stopped eating and was convulsing almost constantly.
January 27th, 2014In a move that could have major impacts for how employers treat marijuana use by workers, the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday announced it will review the case of a fired medical marijuana patient.
January 25th, 2014Coloradans who live in the nearly 300 federally subsidized housing projects in the state are blocked by federal regulations from using marijuana in their homes in spite of state legalization — but that could be changing at some point.
January 22nd, 2014On Jan. 1, 2014, the state of Colorado began allowing the sale of recreational Marijuana edibles in stores, and storeowners can’t keep products in stock. Since the introduction of marijuana edibles to stores, those shops such as LoDo Wellness Center in Denver cannot seem to keep the products stocked on their shelves. Shop owner Linda Andrews told ABC News in a recent interview, “We got a new supply in last week and sold out in an hour.” Stores such as LoDo have had to place limits on the ...