Colorado Medical Marijuana News

Colorado: Did Marijuana Really Play No Role In Record-Setting Tourism Season?

Denver Westword

November 4th, 2014
According to the Denver Post, the summer of 2014 will set all-time tourism records -- and stats suggest the year as a whole will do so, as well. However, the Post article makes no mention of the possible part the legalization of limited marijuana sales has played when it comes to such visits.

Colorado: No Reports Of Kids’ Halloween Candy Laced With Marijuana

The Cannabist

November 3rd, 2014
DENVER — Denver-area authorities said Monday they received no reports of children accidentally eating pot-laced candies this Halloween. Police had warned parents to be on the lookout for the edibles, which can look almost identical to brand-name treats.

Colorado: Charles Lane - Edibles Prove Problematic For Colorado’s Pot Experiment

The San Diego Union-Tribune

November 1st, 2014
DENVER — LoDo Wellness Center, which calls itself the largest marijuana dispensary in the trendy Lower Downtown ("LoDo") area, is a mellow place, decorated with Oriental rugs, sofas and statues of Buddha.

Colorado: Denver Police, Federal Agents Investigate Illegal Marijuana Operations But Release Few Details

Star Tribune

October 28th, 2014
DENVER — Authorities seized as much as $1 million in cash and thousands of marijuana plants from several properties in the Denver area that were searched Tuesday as part of an investigation into an illegal pot operation based in Minnesota, a federal law enforcement official said.

Colorado: DEA, Denver Police Raid Multiple Marijuana Grow Operations

Huffington Post

October 28th, 2014
Federal agents along with local Denver police conducted multiple raids on marijuana growing operations around Colorado's capital city Tuesday morning. The Denver Police Department declined to speak about the details of Tuesday's raids, citing an ongoing investigation, but tweeted this statement:

Colorado: Grow Your Own Marijuana Law

SF Gate

October 26th, 2014
Retail marijuana sales for adults are now legal (at least at the state level) in Colorado and Washington. Next month, voters in Alaska and Oregon may decide to follow suit. It is nearly certain that marijuana legalization will make it onto the California ballot in 2016, during a presidential election season that will generate enormous interest among young voters. It is less certain whether that proposition will succeed; right now, support is above 50 percent, but propositions tend to lose ...

Colorado: Colorado Proposes Edible Marijuana Ban, Then Retreats

The Gazette

October 21st, 2014
DENVER — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.

Colorado: Economist - Pot Tax Revenue Overstated In Colorado

The Fresno Bee

October 16th, 2014
PORTLAND, Ore. — A University of Oregon economist said Thursday the best-case estimates for Colorado's legal marijuana tax revenue were overstated because of a faulty model. Economist Ben Hansen said at the Oregon Economic Forum that misjudgments in Colorado's revenue estimates stemmed from a term familiar to students in Econ 101: Elasticity of demand.

Colorado: Medical Pot Caregivers May Face More Oversight

San Francisco Chronicle

October 15th, 2014
DENVER (AP) — Lawmakers concerned about what they call a marijuana black market operating under Colorado's medical-pot system will consider legislation next year that would limit plant grows and place more oversight on caregivers.

Colorado: Another Family Soured On Program Moving To Colorado For Help

NJ.com

October 9th, 2014
TRENTON — Jennie Stormes said she has planned her last protest over New Jersey's medical marijuana program. The Warren County mother has held a demonstration outside the Statehouse every Thursday since July 10 in the hope her palm cards, posters and photos of her 15-year-old son Jackson would draw attention to his plight.

Colorado: New At The Pot Shop - Milder Marijuana For Novices

The Modesto Bee

October 8th, 2014
DENVER — Recreational marijuana sellers are reaching out to novice cannabis users with a raft of edible products that impart a milder buzz and make it easy for inexperienced customers to find a dose they won't regret taking.

Colorado: Medical Marijuana Update

Drug War Chronicle

October 8th, 2014
California cultivation fights continue, it's nail-biting time for the Florida initiative, Colorado wants to tweak its system, a Pennsylvania bill appears stalled for now, and more. Let's get to it:

Colorado: ‘We’re Weeding Out The Stoners’ - How An Ad Agency Lost A Client, And Respect

The Cannabist

October 6th, 2014
The founders of a Denver-based ad agency lost a major client and alienated some industry and activists when they compared certain Colorado dispensaries to “underground abortion clinics” and said they’re “weeding out the stoners” in a recent New York Times piece on legal marijuana’s ever-changing image.

Colorado: Yes To Marijuana Ballot Measures

The New York Times

October 5th, 2014
The decision by California voters in 1996 to legalize medical marijuana produced a wave of similar initiatives around the country. Less than two decades later, over half the states allow at least limited medical use. Now it looks as though recreational use of the drug may follow the same path.

Colorado: Should It Be OK To Fire Employee For Using Medical Marijuana?

SF Gate

October 2nd, 2014
If you wanted to nudge the courts to establish a right to use medical marijuana in states where it is legal, you couldn’t pick a more sympathetic plaintiff than Brandon Coats of Colorado. As a teenager, Coats was injured in an automobile accident that left him severely disabled. Now 34, Coats is a quadriplegic who has had a state medical marijuana card since 2009. He worked as a customer service representative for Dish Network from 2007 to 2010, when Dish fired him after he tested positive ...

Colorado: New Court Documents Raise Questions About Colorado Marijuana Raids

The Denver Post

October 2nd, 2014
The Miami jewel fence. The disgruntled former business partner. The shots fired into an upscale Adams County home. According to new documents in federal court, they all led investigators to the same place: a Denver medical marijuana dispensary that was the focus of the largest-ever federal raids on Colorado's legal cannabis industry.

Colorado: Should It Be OK To Fire Employee For Using Medical Marijuana?

SF Gate

October 2nd, 2014
If you wanted to nudge the courts to establish a right to use medical marijuana in states where it is legal, you couldn’t pick a more sympathetic plaintiff than Brandon Coats of Colorado. As a teenager, Coats was injured in an automobile accident that left him severely disabled. Now 34, Coats is a quadriplegic who has had a state medical marijuana card since 2009. He worked as a customer service representative for Dish Network from 2007 to 2010, when Dish fired him after he tested positive ...

Colorado: Katie Mccallister, Fremont County Commissioner Candidate, Sees Need For Improvement

Canon City Daily Record

October 1st, 2014
Penrose resident Katie McCallister says there is much room for improvement in the Fremont County Commissioners' office, and as a candidate for District 2 Commissioner, she says she's got what it takes to make those improvements.

Colorado: Marijuana Trademarks - Product Owners Struggle With Federal Trademarks

International Buisiness Times

October 1st, 2014
A booming American cannabis industry has fostered a growing group of entrepreneurs looking to make millions from marijuana products. But even in states where recreational use is legal, enterprising business owners are seeing their profits go up in smoke due to another legal snag - the lack of protection for intellectual property.

Colorado: Confusion Abounds As Colorado Supreme Court Considers Workers' Pot Use

The Denver Post

September 30th, 2014
A Colorado Supreme Court hearing that will have major implications for marijuana and the workplace ended Tuesday with the state's most esteemed justices mostly scratching their heads.