SEATTLE (AP) - With Washington working on plans to tax recreational marijuana sales, some Democrats in Olympia say it's time for the state to take a similar cut of sales at medical dispensaries. Reps. Ross Hunter of Medina and Reuven Carlyle of Seattle introduced a bill Thursday that would hit... more »
DENVER (AP) - A prominent marijuana attorney in Colorado has given notice he'll be suing over new medical pot regulations, including requirements that dispensaries grow most of the marijuana they sell.
Robert Corry of Denver sent a letter to state Attorney General John Suthers Friday say he intends to... more »
Boulder has approved regulations for the medical marijuana industry with a twist in keeping with the sensibility of this university, liberal-leaning city.
The regulations unanimously passed Tuesday will require growing operations to offset 100 percent of their electricity use with wind or solar power.
The city's estimated 100... more »
A lawyer is applauding a Pueblo jury's verdict convicting a medical marijuana grower of possessing pot but acquitting him of cultivating it, though it still raises questions. Tom Sexton was arrested in 2007. Authorities seized 128 marijuana plants from his property near Beulah, and prosecutors argued he was growing more... more »
A Colorado Board of Health hearing to consider new restrictions on medical marijuana providers has been postponed. The meeting was scheduled for Dec. 16. It hasn't been rescheduled. The board imposed new rules on Nov. 3, but a judge overturned them, saying the board ignored the needs of patients and... more »
Gov. Bill Ritter will direct medical marijuana dispensaries to start paying sales tax following an opinion from Colorado Attorney John Suthers that medical marijuana is subject to state and local taxes.
In an opinion issued Monday, Suthers said that medical marijuana is considered personal property that can be taxed... more »
Republican state Sen. Al White of Hayden says he will introduce a bill to regulate Colorado's medical marijuana industry -- by cutting out individual distributors and creating a state monopoly.
White says the state's failure to regulate the industry has raised concerns that illicit drug cartels are using local... more »