Colorado Medical Marijuana News

Colorado: Student's Death In Colorado Raises Questions On Pot And Health

Los Angeles Times

April 7th, 2014
DENVER — It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure.

Colorado: Legal Pot In Colorado Hasn’t Stopped Black Market

The Boston Globe

April 4th, 2014
DENVER (AP) — A 25-year-old is shot dead trying to sell marijuana the old-fashioned, illegal way. Two men from Texas set up a warehouse to grow more than they would ever need. And three people buying pot in a grocery store parking lot are robbed at gunpoint.

Colorado: Why Colorado's Legal Pot Law Hasn't Stopped Black Market Sales

The Saratogian

April 4th, 2014
A 25-year-old is shot dead trying to sell marijuana the old-fashioned, illegal way. Two men from Texas set up a warehouse to grow more than they would ever need. And three people buying pot in a grocery store parking lot are robbed at gunpoint.

Colorado: Non-Psychoactive CBD Oil Made From Marijuana Plants Poised To Be Game-Changer

The Denver Post

March 30th, 2014
A Colorado marijuana innovation is changing the way lawmakers in even the most conservative parts of the country talk about cannabis and is poised to create a rapid expansion in the number of states that have legalized marijuana in some way.

Colorado: Colorado To Crack Down On Medical Marijuana Patients And Caregivers

The Denver Post

March 28th, 2014
Colorado health officials on Friday announced a new crackdown on medical marijuana patients whose doctors have given them permission to grow more than the standard number of marijuana plants.

Colorado: Colorado Cracking Down On High-Volume Pot Patients

The Modesto Bee

March 28th, 2014
DENVER — Colorado plans to crack down on medical marijuana patients, state health department authorities announced Friday, saying it would challenge patients and medical pot growers with permission for more than six plants.

Colorado: Check Out Colorado’s Condescending New PSAs

East Bay Express

March 25th, 2014
You’d have to be insane to assume that just because a state like Colorado legalized adult-only possession and use of cannabis, it also would legalize driving under the influence of THC.

Colorado: Pot Caregiver Crackdown Rekindled In Colorado

The Modesto Bee

March 25th, 2014
DENVER — Colorado health authorities on Tuesday revived an attempt to crack down on medical marijuana caregivers by announcing a public meeting to discuss placing limits on the people designated to grow pot for patients.

Colorado: CO Approves Retroactive Reversal Of Marijuana Convictions


March 24th, 2014
The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled that residents there convicted of marijuana possession before recreational weed was legalized may be eligible to have those decisions overturned.

Colorado: Congress Yawns At Colorado Delegation's Marijuana Banking Bill

The Denver Post

March 20th, 2014
As cannabis workers carry cash by the briefcase throughout Colorado, the lack of interest in Washington suggests that a bill to green-light banking practices for the marijuana industry is headed nowhere fast.

Colorado: In Colorado, Legality Of Off-Duty Marijuana Use Unclear

Mint Press News

March 19th, 2014
Colorado resident and medical marijuana patient Brandon Coats, a former telephone operator, was fired by Dish Network in 2010 after testing positive for marijuana use. He has taken his former employer to court throughout the past few years, fighting for his right to compassionate care and right to engage in legal activities while not at work.

Colorado: Families With Sick Kids Moving To Colorado For Medical Marijuana


March 17th, 2014
After medications failed to quiet 2-year-old Grace Burriesci's seizures, her family packed up and moved from New York to Colorado, hoping that a special strain of medical marijuana grown there could help their daughter.

Colorado: Colorado's Border States Say Little Has Changed After Marijuana Legalization

The Coloradoan

March 15th, 2014
While comedians poke fun at Colorado as the Wild West of Weed, law enforcement officials say there’s little evidence anything has changed significantly since marijuana was legalized in the state.

Colorado: Employers Increase Testing For Drug Use, Survey Shows

The Denver Post

March 14th, 2014
Some employers are taking a tougher stance against workers' drug use since recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado, according to a new workplace survey.

Colorado: Smoke Pot? No Haircut -- At Least If You Smell Like Weed

USA Today

March 10th, 2014
GREELEY, Colo. — A barber here is refusing to serve customers who smell like smoke — pot smoke — even though marijuana is legal throughout Colorado. And he's legally within his right to discriminate, according to Denver lawyer Scott Robinson.

Colorado: I Am Serving A 10-Year Mandatory Minimum For Marijuana In Colorado

Cannabis Now Magazine

March 9th, 2014
Oh, the joy and heartbreak of being here in Colorado. It is somewhat ironic that the Feds would send me here, to the only state that has made sales of marijuana completely legal, not only for its own citizens but also those just passing through.

Colorado: Cañon City General Government Committee Aims To Get Handle On Pot Issue

Canon City Daily Record

March 5th, 2014
Cañon City General Government committee members discussed Wednesday the nuts and bolts of regulating retail marijuana if ultimately it's approved.

Colorado: Family Of Sick Toddler Leaves NJ For Colorado's Medical Marijuana Program

The Star-Ledger

March 1st, 2014
NEWARK — 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.

Colorado: Family Moves To Colorado For Medical Marijuana For Young Daughter

The Star-Ledger

February 28th, 2014
Meghan 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

Colorado: Animal Hospital Reports Increase In Visits Related To Marijuana


February 27th, 2014
COLORADO 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.