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1 year 4 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 5 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...

2 years 1 month ago

MMJ burglaries escalate

With more thieves targeting local medical marijuana shops, criminals are coming up with creative ways to gain accses to these highly secured facilities- sometimes even using vehicles to smash through building walls. Their bold moves are putting shop owners on edge. Intense security systems and heavy safes keep most...

2 years 4 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...

2 years 6 months ago

Medical marijuana industry growing

We're speaking with the city and local Colorado Springs medical marijuana businesses tonight. From 2010 to 2011 the industry posted a growth in sales taxes collected of 45%. We'll have that story tonight on News 5 at 10.

2 years 9 months ago

Views differ on medicated driving

Medical marijuana supporters in Colorado believe that some patients can safely drive even if they have recently medicated. But state troopers think those supporters may be giving out dangerous advice. The Colorado Department of Transportation rolled out a public service announcement campaign last month warning drivers specifically not to...

2 years 11 months ago

Marijuana patient charged

A Colorado Springs man faces up to 12 years in prison for allegedly having too many pot plants in his house. Court documents say the police never found Bob Crouse's medical marijuana records and they believe he intended to sell the pot. But Crouse says he used the marijuana to...

3 years 4 weeks ago

Council approves $2,200 mmj application fee

The Colorado Springs City Council has approved a motion to charge applicants $2,200 for a medical marijuana business application. The fee will include a city background check in addition to the background check already done by the stare. Originally council was expected to vote on a large fee structure...

3 years 4 weeks ago

City Council mulling medical marijuana fees

The Colorado Springs City Council is currently hearing public comment on proposed fees for medical marijuana shops and their owners. Councilman Tim Leigh has proposed that council only vote to approve an application fee and then sort out the rest on a later date. We'll have a live update tonight...

3 years 1 month ago

List of proposed mmj fees

Here's a list of the proposed fees for medical marijuana shops that the Colorado Springs City Council will vote. MMJ shop owners say it's unfair and much higher than any other business. They also point out that the city would require background checks when the state already does them. What...

3 years 1 month ago

State mmj shops get new regulations this week

A landmark week is ahead for the medical marijuana industry in Colorado. On July 1st new state regulations, the toughest in the country, will officially go in to effect. Scott Saunders, who owns Natural Leaf in Colorado Springs, says he welcomes the regulation for legitimacy. "Regulations absolutely will provide legitimacy...

3 years 2 months ago

State to be sued over medical pot laws

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 sue....

3 years 2 months ago

Shots fired into mmj dispensary

An early morning call to police has left one Colorado Springs business shot up and asking questions. It all happened at a medical marijuana dispensary on the 1300 block of North Academy around 3 Saturday morning. Police received a call of shots fired in the area. The suspects got away....

3 years 2 months ago

Update: Shots fired at mmj dispensary

A News First 5 crew just returned from the scene of Saturday morning's shots fired at a medical marijuana center on North Academy. Tonight at 10 we'll have more with the dispensary's manager. He shows us the large bullet holes left by the shooters and tells us why he's not...

3 years 4 months ago

Medical marijuana center burglarized

It's a video you have to see to believe. Three men dropping in on a medical marijuana center to burglarize the store early Saturday morning. "We got a call around 5am from our security company." explains Debbie Woodhouse with the Cannabinoids mmj shop near Platte and Circle. It's the...

3 years 7 months ago

Tough, new marijuana rules posted in Colorado

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana sellers in Colorado are expected to have to wear photo badges, and patients will have new limits on changing their primary dispensaries. The changes are among Colorado's 99-page list of draft rules posted this week by Colorado regulators crafting the nation's most extensive rules for...

3 years 7 months ago

Springs council approves MMJ regulations

A marathon session for Colorado Springs City Council Tuesday night resulted in a win of sorts for those in the medical marijuana industry. Council voted unanimously to approve zoning requirements surrounding medical marijuana centers. Notably, the new requirements did not include some stricter measures that opponents said would put...

3 years 7 months ago

Robbery suspects sought

Colorado Springs police are looking for two men who robbed a medical marijuana center Saturday night. The men held the clerk at the SSI Care Center at gunpoint and demanded money and marijuana before leaving through the building's back door. The suspects are described as both being black men,...

3 years 8 months ago

Burglars get stuck inside medical marijuana shop

Three Fort Carson soldiers were arrested early Saturday morning after a failed burglary attempt at a south eastern Colorado Springs medical marijuana facility. "They busted the doorknob off with a hammer and then they jimmied the door open." explains Rocky Road Remedies shop owner Renze Waddington, "But the locking mechanism...

3 years 11 months ago

Medical pot brings in money, but how much?

The growing medical marijuana business is bringing money into local government. How much is relative. After Governor Bill Ritter announced a plan Monday to use $9 million dollars from the state's Medical Marijuana Program Cash Fund (paid by patients to receive a medical marijuana card) to help balance next...

4 years 2 weeks ago

El Paso County hearing on marijuana regulations

El Paso County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on medical marijuana regulations Tuesday. The legislature passed a law this year requiring medical marijuana dispensaries to obtain state and local licensing approval and to be in compliance with all local zoning codes. Tuesday's hearing is the first step of...

4 years 1 month ago

Marijuana advisory committee members sought

The Colorado Department of Public Health is accepting applications for members of a Medical Marijuana Registry Advisory Committee. The committee will advise the department's executive director regarding rulemaking required by two medical marijuana bills recently passed by the Colorado General Assembly. It is estimated there are 94,000 people who...

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