Colorado Medical Marijuana News
October 21st, 2014DENVER — 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.
October 16th, 2014PORTLAND, Ore. — A University of Oregon economist said Thursday the best-case estimates for Colorado's legal marijuana tax revenue were overstated because of a faulty model. Economist Ben Hansen said at the Oregon Economic Forum that misjudgments in Colorado's revenue estimates stemmed from a term familiar to students in Econ 101: Elasticity of demand.
October 15th, 2014DENVER (AP) — Lawmakers concerned about what they call a marijuana black market operating under Colorado's medical-pot system will consider legislation next year that would limit plant grows and place more oversight on caregivers.
October 8th, 2014DENVER — 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.
October 8th, 2014California 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:
October 5th, 2014The 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.
October 2nd, 2014If 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 ...
October 2nd, 2014The 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.
October 1st, 2014Penrose 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.
October 1st, 2014A 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.
September 30th, 2014A 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.
September 30th, 2014DENVER (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.
September 30th, 2014DENVER -- 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.
September 29th, 2014DENVER — 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.
September 29th, 2014At 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.
September 29th, 2014DENVER (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.
September 29th, 2014DENVER (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.
September 28th, 2014COLORADO 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.
September 24th, 2014Buzz 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.
September 21st, 2014DENVER (AP) — Hundreds of military veterans received free marijuana during a special giveaway in Denver designed to show that pot can help ease their pain.