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6 months 2 weeks ago

Coloradans believe pot law hurts state's image

DENVER (AP) - Colorado voters believe the law that they passed legalizing legalize recreational marijuana is hurting the state's image. Fifty-one percent of the state's voters in a new Quinnipiac University Poll say legal pot is bad for the state's reputation. Only 38 percent said it is helping. Young voters...

6 months 4 weeks ago

Carroll: NFL should see if medicinal pot can help

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Pete Carroll is in support of the NFL looking further into whether medicinal marijuana could be beneficial for players. The Seattle Seahawks coach said Monday he supports Commissioner Roger Goodell's message last week that the league could consider medicinal marijuana as a treatment if science...

7 months 4 days ago

Aurora store sued over synthetic pot allegations

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - The state attorney general has filed a civil suit alleging an Aurora convenience store sold synthetic marijuana or "spice" that was wrongly labeled as being legal. The lawsuit, announced Tuesday, says Aurora police and state investigators seized nearly 1,200 packages of substance from Paymon's Market last...

7 months 1 week ago

Palmer Lake Holds Heated Town Hall Meeting

Palmer Lake held a heated town hall meeting Saturday morning to address recreational pot sales and fire mitigation. Some residents argued that the town is in desperate need of the money marijuana sales could bring in, while others argued that selling the drug could lead to crime and unwanted...

7 months 1 week ago

Marijuana business fights zoning violation

COLORADO SPRINGS - The City of Colorado Springs recently ordered a local marijuana club owner to stop operating because they believe he violated zoning ordinances. However, the business owner says marijuana is legal in the State of Colorado and that the city is infringing on his property rights. Studio...

7 months 2 weeks ago

Colorado Springs Airport Bans Marijuana

The Colorado Springs Airport announced Wednesday afternoon that marijuana will be prohibited at the airport. The rule goes into effect on Friday, January 10, 2014. Airport leaders explained that TSA added marijuana to its prohibited list in December, and now the Airport has adopted a new rule banning pot...

1 year 1 month ago

Perlmutter introduces marijuana banking bill

WASHINGTON, DC - Colorado Congressman Ed Perlmutter, (D) Boulder, introduced legislation Wednesday that seeks to resolve conflicts in federal and state law that currently prevent marijuana business owners from opening bank accounts. Under current law, bankers and bank employees run the risk of being prosecuted under federal anti-money laundering...

1 year 2 months ago

Greeley bans recreational pot shops

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Greeley City Council members have approved a ban on recreational pot shops. Council members cite public health issues, including potential harm to young people. According to the Greeley Tribune (http://tinyurl.com/mos7582 ), the council approved several ordinances Tuesday to address issues with Amendment 64, a voter-approved state...

1 year 2 months ago

City Council weighs recreational pot vote

COLORADO SPRINGS - Medical marijuana stores have been selling cannabis in Colorado Springs for about four years. Like other businesses in town, they pay taxes and licensing fees. This summer, City Council will decide whether to expand the local industry to include recreational marijuana businesses. Advocates like Bob Wiley...

1 year 4 months ago

Marijuana tax debate stalls in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana taxation brought the Colorado Legislature to a standstill early Saturday, with the House giving up and heading home without voting after the pot debate stretched past midnight. The standstill was not exactly caused by the bill to tax pot more than 30 percent, though Republicans were...

1 year 4 months ago

Medical pot shops get head start in Colo

DENVER (AP) - Medical pot shops will get a head start when Colorado opens recreational pot sales next year. And marijuana felons will be allowed to work in the industry after five years. That's according to a measure adopted Thursday in a state House committee. Lawmakers will give current medical...

1 year 4 months ago

Edible pot treats pose problem for kids

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, and some doctors are pointing to Colorado's lax marijuana laws as potential risks for children. Doctors at Children's Hospital in Denver are reporting a significant increase in hospital visits due to kids getting their hands on marijuana treats like brownies. Between 2005 and...

1 year 4 months ago

Senate bill paves way for medical marijuana shops

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Thirteen years after Nevada voters legalized medicinal marijuana in the state constitution, they may finally get access to the drug. Democratic Sen. Tick Segerblom of Las Vegas presented SB374 to the Senate Judiciary Committee Friday. The bill sets the framework for establishing and regulating medical...

1 year 5 months ago

Troubled pot regulation review continues in Colo.

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's troubled medical marijuana regulation agency is up for a second day of scrutiny Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. Legislative auditors released a blistering 89-page report Tuesday calling the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division a distressed, directionless agency. The report faulted regulators for setting ambitious micro-tracking goals for...

1 year 5 months ago

House panel OKs bill allowing pot destruction

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona House panel has approved a bill allowing police to destroy medical marijuana seized during a criminal investigation. Thursday's 5-3 House judiciary committee vote came after a former U.S. attorney for Arizona testified against the changes to the voter-approved medical marijuana law. Mel McDonald is also...

1 year 6 months ago

Trading for marijuana: Is this legal?

Marijuana users are getting creative when it comes to getting their hands on pot. They're using web sites like Craigslist to trade merchandise for marijuana. Plug in "marijuana" on Craigslist and a laundry list of postings will appear. People are looking to trade anything and everything from cell phones...

1 year 6 months ago

Narcotics Surveillance Arrests Man

Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Springs officers of the Downtown Area Response Team were monitoring the Downtown Surveillance Cameras on Wednesday afternoon, when they observed a known individual near the Acacia Park playground in possession of a large baggie of suspected marijuana. Officers responded and contacted suspect, David Frederick, at...

1 year 7 months ago

Marijuana clinic owner gets prison term

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for running what prosecutors claim was an illegal pot business that only pretended to be legitimate under California's medical marijuana law. Aaron Sandusky of Rancho Cucamonga was sentenced Monday for conspiracy and possession...

1 year 7 months ago

Openings of Oakland pot dispensaries delayed

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A hard-line stance by the federal government on medical marijuana dispensaries and the reluctance of landlords to rent out their space is being blamed for a delay in the opening of new dispensaries after Oakland officials permitted the establishment of four new medical marijuana facilities. Nearly...

1 year 8 months ago

Arizona judge upholds medical marijuana law

PHOENIX (AP) - A judge has ruled that Arizona's medical marijuana law is constitutional and that federal drug laws don't stand in the way of public officials implementing the state law. Judge Michael Gordon of Maricopa County Superior Court says Arizona is among an "ever-growing minority of states" legalizing use...

1 year 9 months ago

Amendment 64 leaves gaps in law

The language of Amendment 64 leaves questions unanswered as Colorado embarks on a legal journey no state has ever tackled. Officials spoke in Denver Wednesday on what a state law directly opposing federal law would mean, but even they say there's a lot of grey area. At this...

1 year 9 months ago

Marijuana dominates short CO ballot measure list

DENVER (AP) - Colorado is known for ballots packed with constitutional amendments and voter initiatives. But this year, Colorado voters will see a relatively lean ballot. A marijuana-legalization question is one of only three questions up for a public vote statewide, and the other two have attracted little interest. One...

1 year 10 months ago

Marijuana divides Colorado's 4th District candidates

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana is dividing some of Colorado's congressional opponents who agree on many other topics. Republican Rep. Cory Gardner said in a televised debate taped Tuesday that he didn't support federal legalization of marijuana. Gardner's Democratic opponent, Brandon Shaffer, said marijuana should be decriminalized and that "we don't...

1 year 11 months ago

Amendment 64: to legalize or not to legalize?

It's one of the most controversial ballot questions voters will face in November: should Colorado legalize marijuana? It's the next step in a process that has seen Colorado voters legalize medical marijuana. Under Amendment 64, adults 21 years and older could legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana;...

2 years 2 months ago

Easing of pot laws poses challenge for parents

DENVER (AP) - Michael Jolton was a young father with a 5-year-old son when Colorado legalized medical marijuana in 2000. Now he's got three boys, the oldest near adulthood, and finds himself repeatedly explaining green-leafed marijuana ads and "free joint" promotions endemic in his suburban hometown. "I did not talk...

2 years 2 months ago

Marijuana activists try again on PTSD petition

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana advocates in Colorado are trying again to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of conditions for which doctors can recommend medical marijuana under Colorado law. A group of about 40 activists delivered petitions to the state board of health Tuesday afternoon. They say PTSD affects...

2 years 3 months ago

Marijuana ad campaigns to begin soon

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana legalization supporters are courting mothers in their first television campaign ad of the year. An ad airing Friday in Denver features a young woman e-mailing her mother to talk about marijuana. The young woman argues that pot is safer than alcohol, the central tenet of the...

2 years 3 months ago

Vehicle runs into MMJ shop

A vehicle crashed into the front of a medical marijuana dispensary early Tuesday morning. It happened on the 3600 block of Galley Road in Colorado Springs. That is the Happy Buddha Wellness Center. Investigators say the vehicle was unoccupied and still running when they found it. They...

2 years 4 months ago

CU attempts to put a stop to 4-20 pot rally

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's flagship university is restricting visitors for a day in a bid to stop an annual marijuana protest that last year attracted more than 10,000 people. Every year, many marijuana activists across the nation hold pot-smoking protests on April 20 to demand legalization. The gathering at the...

2 years 5 months ago

MMJ user denied apartment rental

"I have kidney disease, hardening of the arteries, muscular dystrophy," Anthony Martino says, leaning on his cane. All that and epilepsy, a stroke, and a heart condition make him a candidate for medical marijuana. "I'm totally, 100% disabled." But the very thing that his doctors prescribed Martino to keep...

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