Colorado Medical Marijuana News

Colorado: Poll - No Marijuana Buyers’ Remorse In Colorado

High Times Magazine

September 9th, 2014
According to a just-released NBC News/Marist College poll, 55 percent of Coloradoans either “actively support” or “favor” state law permitting “adults 21 and older to purchase small quantities of marijuana for their own personal use from regulated, state-licensed businesses.”

Colorado: Colorado Struggles To Rein In Medical Pot Market

San Francisco Chronicle

September 8th, 2014
DENVER (AP) — A week before Colorado's health department considers new limits on medical marijuana growers, a panel of lawmakers and regulators debated Monday whether the numbers of plants those growers can raise should be curbed too.

Colorado: Cannabis News Roundup - 09.05.14

KALW News

September 5th, 2014
Restraining order refused in Lake County cannabis case… OK for Washington town to ban “pot shops”… You want THC with that PBJ?... Legalization survey shows most support ever… and more.

Colorado: Marijuana's Hazy Contribution To Highway Deaths

The San Diego Union-Tribune

September 2nd, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

Colorado: Driving Under The Influence Of Marijuana - 5 Things To Know

NBC San Diego

September 1st, 2014
The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states -- Colorado and Washington -- and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes.

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: Bid To Expand Medical Marijuana Business Faces Federal Hurdles

The New York Times

August 24th, 2014
WRAY, Colo. — Behind a tall curtain of corn that hides their real cash crop from prying eyes, the Stanley family is undertaking an audacious effort to expand their medical marijuana business to a national market.

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: The Great Colorado Weed Experiment

The New York Times

August 2nd, 2014
In January, Colorado defied the federal government and stepped with both feet into the world of legal recreational marijuana, where no state had gone before.

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.