Colorado Medical Marijuana News

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: 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: 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: 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.

Colorado: Colorado High Court Considers Pot Firing Case

NBC 5 News

September 30th, 2014
DENVER (AP) - Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can't find steady work because employers are wary of his off-duty smoking.

Colorado: Colorado's Pot Market Getting New Competition

The Sacramento Bee

September 30th, 2014
DENVER -- Colorado's new marijuana industry is in for a brand new element Wednesday — competition. The state gave medical marijuana dispensaries and growers a nine-month exclusive on the new recreational pot business, fearing an unmanageable explosion of new businesses.

Colorado: Marijuana Industry Makes Political Donations

The Modesto Bee

September 29th, 2014
DENVER — The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.

Colorado: Marijuana Legalizers Should Move Debate Forwards, Not Backwards

California Progress Report

September 29th, 2014
At a time when California's spectacular success in reducing marijuana arrests ranks second best in the entire country, supporters of legalizing marijuana can contribute to further progress by jettisoning obsolete arguments that create unwarranted fears of young people.

Colorado: Colorado High Court Considers Pot Firing Case

San Jose Mercury News

September 29th, 2014
DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can't find steady work because employers are wary of his off-duty smoking.

Colorado: Court Mulls Legality Of Firing For Pot Use Off Job

The San Diego Union-Tribune

September 29th, 2014
DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers' off-duty use of medical marijuana is protected under state law.

Colorado: 1000 Veterans Line Up For Free Marijuana

San Jose Mercury News

September 28th, 2014
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A marijuana giveaway for veterans attracted about 1,000 people to a Colorado hotel. The "Grow 4 Vets" giveaway in Colorado Springs aimed to bring cannabis-based treatments to veterans with service-related conditions as an alternative to pain medications.

Colorado: Judge Denies Bankruptcy Protection To Denver Marijuana Business

The Denver Post

September 24th, 2014
Buzz kill? A U.S. bankruptcy judge has dismissed the case of a Denver marijuana business owner, saying that although his activities are legal under Colorado law, he is violating the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Colorado: Group Says It Gave Hundreds Of Veterans Free Pot

San Jose Mercury News

September 21st, 2014
DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway in Denver designed to show that pot can help ease their pain.

Colorado: Pot-Infused Pizza Sauce Comes To Marijuana Dispensaries

Huffington Post

September 20th, 2014
Looks like the pizza industry is going to pot -- literally. L.A.-based Podey Pizza has started selling jars of pot-infused pizza sauce at marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington State and Colorado.

Colorado: Marijuana Caregivers Face Colorado Crackdown

The Sacramento Bee

September 16th, 2014
DENVER -- Marijuana caregivers who grow pot on behalf of medical patients are under the microscope on Colorado — again. The state Board of Health is due to vote Tuesday on a new rule limiting those marijuana caregivers to 10 patients. Currently caregivers can have up to five patients, but they can get waivers to serve many more. The rule change would eliminate waivers.