Colorado Medical Marijuana News

Colorado: More Colorado Pot Seized In The Mail, Report Says

San Jose Mercury News

August 27th, 2014
DENVER (AP) — The amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail has more than quadrupled since 2010 and was destined for more states than before, according to a new report by a federally funded drug task force.

Colorado: Colorado Lawmaker Seeks Marijuana Tax Review Amid Disappointing Sales

The Denver Post

August 12th, 2014
Colorado's tax collections from recreational marijuana sales in the past fiscal year came in more than 60 percent below early predictions, and now a state lawmaker says it may be time to reconsider the tax formula.

Colorado: Pot Use Among Colorado Teens Appears To Drop After Legalization

US News

August 7th, 2014
Marijuana use among Colorado high school students appears to be declining, despite the state’s pioneering voter-approved experiment with legalization. According to preliminary data from the state’s biennial Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, in 2013 - the first full year the drug was legal for adults 21 and older - 20 percent of high school students admitted using pot in the preceding month and 37 percent said they had at some point in their lives.

Colorado: 3 Texans Accused In 2 Colorado Marijuana Robberies

San Francisco Chronicle

August 5th, 2014
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — Three people from Texas are accused of stealing pot in two separate robberies of Colorado medical marijuana dispensaries.

Colorado: Teens Suspected In Assault, Theft At Pot Dispensary

The Durango Herald

August 4th, 2014
Two teenagers were sleeping at the DeNier Youth Center on Monday night after being arrested for a theft from a medical marijuana dispensary.

Colorado: Study - Legalized Medical Marijuana Doesn't Impact Teen Use Rates

NORML News

July 31st, 2014
Denver, CO: The passage of state laws legalizing the physician-recommended possession and consumption of cannabis by qualified patients has not led to an increase in adolescents' use of the plant, according to a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research - a non-partisan research organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Colorado: Dear Denver - We Could Have Told You So

Times-Standard

July 31st, 2014
Authorities in the Mile-High City are wondering if their state's recent embrace of legalized marijuana is responsible for a spike in the city's homeless population.

Colorado: Colorado Panel Considers New Look For Edible Pot

San Francisco Chronicle

July 31st, 2014
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Marijuana can go in more than brownies and cookies. And the dizzying variety of foods that can be infused with the drug is complicating matters for Colorado regulators who want to make sure pot-infused edibles and drinks won't be confused with regular foods.

Colorado: Our View - Mixed Messages From White House Worsen The Marijuana Muddle

Merced Sun-Star

July 31st, 2014
Colorado and Washington are blazing the trail, the first states to legalize recreational pot. But one thing remains the same on this new frontier – the muddled, sometimes contradictory, stand on marijuana from the Obama administration.

Colorado: Colorado Tightening Edible Pot Rules

The Coloradoan

July 31st, 2014
DENVER – Alarmed by booming sales of highly potent edible marijuana products, Colorado regulators have drafted an emergency rule making it easier for new users to tell how much pot they’re eating.

Colorado: Congress Examines Pot And ‘Drugged Driving’

The Denver Post

July 31st, 2014
WASHINGTON — With acceptance of marijuana use growing nationally, a panel of U.S. House lawmakers on Thursday tried to figure out how authorities could better police the nation’s highways, railways and airways for the threat posed by the potential of more “drugged drivers.”

Colorado: No, Teens Don't Smoke More Pot In Medical Marijuana States

AlterNet

July 30th, 2014
The U.S. federal government stubbornly continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule I substance with no known medical uses. However, while our government blocks all research on the potential benefits of marijuana, clinical studies in Israel, Spain and elsewhere confirm what patients in the 23 U.S. states with medical marijuana programs already know: it is a miraculous treatment option for many known diseases. It has the potential to mitigate, and sometimes reverse, ailments ranging from ...

Colorado: Ferndale OKs Medical Marijuana Shop

The Oakland Press

July 29th, 2014
Three medical marijuana caregivers are ready to open a shop for their patients now that the Ferndale City Council has approved their plan. Adam Applebaum, CEO of Meridian Wellness, told city council members he and two other caregivers will service up to five patients each, as allowed under the state’s medical marijuana law.

Colorado: Coloradans Still Favor Legal Pot But Not Public Use, Poll Shows

The Denver Post

July 21st, 2014
A majority of Colorado voters still support marijuana legalization but said its use should be confined to homes and members-only clubs, a poll by Quinnipiac University found.

Colorado: Limit Marijuana To Home, Members-Only Clubs, Colorado Voters Tell Quinnipiac University Poll; 50% Back Supreme Court On Contraception

Quinnipiac University

July 21st, 2014
Marijuana use should be legal in members-only clubs, Colorado voters say 66 - 29 percent, but not in bars and clubs and entertainment venues, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Colorado: Next Gold Rush - Legal Marijuana Feeds Entrepreneurs’ Dreams

The New York Times

July 19th, 2014
DENVER — Like the glint of gold or rumors of oil in ages past, the advent of legal, recreational marijuana is beginning to reshape economies in Colorado and Washington State.

Colorado: DIA Rental Car Agencies Now Dumping Grounds For Pot

CBS Denver

July 16th, 2014
Rental car workers at Denver International Airport say pot tourists are regularly leaving them with marijuana that travelers don’t want to try to carry through DIA.

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.