Colorado Medical Marijuana News

Colorado: Colorado Mulls Mandatory Medical Pot Testing

The Washington Times

April 15th, 2015
A Colorado proposal to require safety testing for medical marijuana, same as recreational pot, won unanimous approval Wednesday on its first test in the state Legislature. But patients and consumer advocates complain that the industry is being given too much time to screen for pesticides and contaminants such as mold and mildew. They told lawmakers that the results of the tests should be made public, something the bill doesn’t require.

Colorado: Lujan Eliminates Plaintiffs' Standing In New Marijuana Cases

JURIST Legal News

March 30th, 2015
The requirement that a plaintiff have standing is derived from Article III of the Constitution, limiting federal courts to adjudicate actual cases and controversies. Since Association of Data Processing Service Organizations v. Camp was decided in 1970, the test that plaintiffs must satisfy in order to show standing is “injury in fact, economic or otherwise.

Colorado: Denver Cracks Down On Medical Pot Grows

The Durango Herald

March 29th, 2015
The Denver Fire Department issued 58 permits for warehouses to grow marijuana in nonlicensed facilities last year – marijuana not to be sold in dispensaries. This marijuana was to be grown primarily by caregivers for consumption by medical users or for the grower’s personal use.

Colorado: How To Get A Job In The Legal Marijuana Industry

The Weed Blog

March 8th, 2015
The marijuana industry is the next great industry in America. There are almost two dozen states that have legalized medical marijuana (not including CBD only states), and there are currently two states with a legal recreational marijuana industry (Colorado and Washington).

Colorado: Former Broncos Player Says NFL Should Allow Marijuana

FOX 21 News

March 6th, 2015
DENVER -- A former NFL star is looking to change the game. Former Broncos tight end, Nate Jackson, recently announced his thoughts on the NFL and marijuana use.

Colorado: Colorado Retailers Sold 19 Tons Of Pot In 2014, State Report Says

PBS Newshour

March 1st, 2015
The 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.

Colorado: Board Of Fremont County Commissioners To Consider Medical Marijuana Licenses

Canon City Daily Record

March 1st, 2015
Acting 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.

Colorado: Dillon Gets First Retail Pot Shop; Two Skier Deaths At Breckenridge Ski Resort

Summit Daily

February 28th, 2015
Lifelong 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.

Colorado: Readers - Different Viewpoints On Pot Yield Different Conversations

Chalkbeat Colorado

February 20th, 2015
On 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.

Colorado: Colorado Residents Ask Feds To Block Legal Pot

The Salt Lake Tribune

February 19th, 2015
Colorado 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.

Colorado: Pueblo Deputies Arrest Man With $175,000 Of Pot, Including 600 Plants

The Denver Post

February 12th, 2015
A 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.

Colorado: Colorado Police Warn Of Pot Dangers, Side Effects


February 6th, 2015
Whether 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.

Colorado: Colorado Warns About Marijuana Danger For Pregnant Women, Drivers And Youth

TIME Magazine

February 3rd, 2015
A 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.

Colorado: Medical Marijuana Trade Undermines Voters' Intent

The Gazette

January 29th, 2015
If 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.

Colorado: Despite Push To Legalize Pot, The War On Drugs Still Matters

Denver Post

January 28th, 2015
With 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.

Colorado: Colorado Lawsuit Claims Marijuana Edibles Caused People To 'Overdose'

Vice News

January 15th, 2015
Most 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.

Colorado: Study - Pot Entrepreneurs Adding Millions To State Economy

CBS Denver

January 15th, 2015
Colorado 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.

Colorado: Pot-Based Sex Spray For Women Hitting Colorado Shelves

WTSP 10 News

January 15th, 2015
DENVER (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.

Colorado: Marijuana Legalization In Colorado - Can Oklahoma And Nebraska Get It Reversed?

Reason Magazine

January 12th, 2015
At 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.

Colorado: Demand For Medical Marijuana Plummets In Colorado

The Weed Blog

January 12th, 2015
Medical 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.