Colorado Medical Marijuana News
March 1st, 2015The facts are in about Colorado’s first year of legal recreational marijuana sales. Among them: Colorado retailers sold more than 19 tons of bud and 2.9 million units of pot-infused edibles in 2014.
March 1st, 2015Acting in its capacity as the Medical Marijuana Business Licensing Authority, the Board of Fremont County Commissioners will consider requests for county licensing of three existing, state-licensed medical marijuana businesses during a meeting at 9:30 a.m. today at the County Administration Building, 615 Macon Ave.
February 28th, 2015Lifelong local Justin Williams and his father co-own Alpenglow Botanicals dispensary in Breck and the new Aplenglow Premium Cannabis shop, which opened last week in Dillon. Considering there are a handful of relatives on staff, the Williams just might be the county’s first family of marijuana.
February 20th, 2015On Monday, we asked our readers “What should Colorado schools do to address the issue of legalized marijuana?” Our question was prompted by a recent investigation from Rocky Mountain PBS I-News that found a major uptick in drug-related incidents at Colorado middle and high schools.
February 19th, 2015Colorado already is being sued by two neighboring states for legalizing marijuana. Now, the state faces groundbreaking lawsuits from its own residents, who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to close.
February 12th, 2015A southern Colorado man was arrested this week after sheriff's deputies say they found 600 marijuana plants and up to 100 pounds of dried pot — all estimated at about $175,000 — on his property.
February 6th, 2015Whether you like it, police in Colorado said legal marijuana could be on its way to Missouri and Kansas sooner than you think. Police there are warning about the social impacts of marijuana, one year into recreational pot in Colorado. "This has presented a monumental challenge," said Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police President John Jackson.
February 3rd, 2015A Colorado state panel set up to review the health effects of marijuana warned citizens Monday about the dangers of using the drug during pregnancy, while driving and during adolescence and young adulthood.
January 29th, 2015If Colorado voters won't reverse their decision to create the world's most permissive marijuana environment, the Colorado Legislature should at least make the system work as promised.
January 28th, 2015With multiple state marijuana initiatives winning voter approval in the 2014 midterm elections, legalization proponents are already hard at work in states like California, where passage of a comprehensive initiative in 2016 could provide the policy "legitimacy" reformers are seeking. However, states should proceed cautiously as it is too soon to fully assess the complex economic and public health and safety implications of state-by-state legalization.
January 15th, 2015Most advocates of marijuana legalization say it's impossible to overdose on weed. But some unlucky folks who got more than they bargained for when they sampled marijuana-laced chocolates in Colorado disagree.
January 15th, 2015Colorado is the new frontier for cannabis production and sales, so much so that the state is drawing international attention. “Twice a month we’ll do some sort of international story,” said Tim Cullen, co-owner of two marijuana shops in Denver.
January 15th, 2015DENVER (USA TODAY) — A new pot spray promising to help women have better sex will hit the shelves in Colorado next week. Foria, which contains marijuana extract, claims the relaxing properties of cannabis will help women have better and more satisfying sex.
January 12th, 2015At the end of last month, seven Republican members of Oklahoma's legislature, including five of the most conservative, publicly criticized that state's Republican attorney general, Scott Pruitt, for trying to reverse marijuana legalization in Colorado.
January 12th, 2015Medical marijuana has been available at dispensaries in Colorado for awhile now. Until recently, there has been a fairly steady growing demand for medical marijuana. However, in November demand plummeted in Colorado. Sales for recreational marijuana held steady during the same time. Recreational sales have been allowed for a little over a year in Colorado.
January 11th, 2015The state of Colorado awarded a $2 million grant for research on the effectiveness of marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress, giving hope to backers of a federally approved study that the research will begin.
January 10th, 2015Nick Brown hates marijuana, as in the reference, not the plant. It's a slang term, he insists, and doesn't accurately depict his beloved cannabis. The 32-year-old has had unwavering faith in it since he was a youth and only within the past historic year in Colorado has he been able to be open about it.
January 10th, 2015STERLING — A free educational program about marijuana use, Colorado's marijuana laws and the risks to youth and children drew a crowd to Sterling Middle School's auditorium Thursday evening.
January 7th, 2015For the last year, Ron Kammerzell has had one of the most scrutinized jobs in America. As the senior director of enforcement at Colorado Department of Revenue, he was one of the people charged with implementing legalized marijuana retail sales in the state. The work has had some ups and downs. According to a September poll by Suffolk University and USA Today, almost half of Colorado voters disapprove of the way the state has managed legal pot sales.
January 6th, 2015DENVER — Colorado is taking a novel approach to marijuana education - not telling people to avoid the drug, just to use it safely. State health officials announced a new $5.7 million campaign Monday. The ads are different from previous pot-education efforts because they don't demonize the drug.