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Colorado marijuana industry sets sales records in early 2017

April 24, 2017 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s marijuana industry — one of the most mature in the nation — continues to thrive, posting record-setting sales figures through the first two months of 2017. Combined sales of medical and recreational marijuana in January and February 2017 totaled over $235 […]

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Colorado acts to shield medical pot use while awaiting trial

April 6, 2017 — DENVER (AP) — Marijuana use won’t be banned while people await trial in Colorado. That’s according to a new law signed Thursday. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a measure forbidding a court from saying that criminal defendants who are marijuana patients must abstain from pot as […]

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Glenwood Springs voters easily pass new taxes on pot sales

April 5, 2017 — Glenwood Springs voters have agreed to join other area municipalities in assessing special taxes on the retail sale and transfer of recreational marijuana products within the city. City voters, in the mail ballot election that concluded Tuesday, voted 1,205 to 813 to impose a new, […]

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Federal marijuana enforcement could be catastrophic to Colorado economy

January 29, 2017 — After two years of revenue boom, marijuana advocates fear that a federal crackdown on recreational marijuana would be catastrophic to Colorado's economy. With the likelihood of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions being appointed as the U.S. attorney general, marijuana businesses are left uncertain about how he […]

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Glenwood Springs marijuana taxes could reopen detox talks

January 26, 2017 — Not one but two city marijuana taxes are set to be put before Glenwood Springs voters in the April 4 municipal election. And, although no decisions have been made about how the hundreds of thousands of dollars in anticipated new tax revenue would be spent […]

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Basalt council vote could open more of Midland Avenue to pot shops

January 25, 2017 — The Basalt Town Council took the first step Tuesday night in loosening restrictions on where marijuana shops can be located in the town. The council voted 5-1 in a first reading to reduce a buffer between parks and pot shops from 500 to 200 feet. […]

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Downtown businesses, church parishioners on opposite sides of Basalt marijuana issue

October 13, 2016 — Downtown business owners and operators in Basalt are squaring off against members of the Catholic parish in a dispute over pot shops on the town's main street. Representatives of 23 downtown businesses or properties support a request by Norm and Laura Clasen for the town […]

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Basalt council eases pot shops restrictions but keeps them off Midland Avenue

September 14, 2016 — The Basalt Town Council voted Tuesday night to ease restrictions on where marijuana shops can open but kept buffers intact to keep pot shops off the main drag. The council — down to four members because of vacations and illness — voted unanimously to allow […]

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Requests overwhelming agencies — but is it pot that’s bringing more poor to Pueblo?

July 25, 2016 — Is legalized marijuana bringing more poor people to Pueblo County? For local nonprofit agencies that are the front line in dealing with indigent people, there is no question more poor single people and families have been knocking on their doors in the past few years. […]

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Basalt will ease up on pot shop location restrictions

July 13, 2016 — The Basalt Town Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to direct its staff to look into reconsidering where marijuana shops can be located after the town manager said the current regulations are "too rigid." The council majority said they prefer treating pot shops like liquor stores, […]

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Glenwood moves to toughen pot shop rules

July 1, 2016 — New marijuana businesses in Glenwood Springs will face a special planning review to make sure the proposed location is suitable, and will have to be separated by at least 900 feet. Those are the new rules that won initial approval Thursday night on a 6-1 […]

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Council set to weigh pot rule revisions

July 1, 2016 — A ban on new marijuana businesses in the downtown core, a special permit review that would involve the city's planning commission and a greatly increased 900-foot setback between shops are among options before Glenwood Springs City Council this Thursday. The options were among the ideas […]

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Basalt-area marijuana farm’s license in peril

July 1, 2016 — In a highly charged meeting Tuesday, Pitkin County commissioners told the owners of High Valley Farms, a marijuana grow facility that debuted last year, that its license is in serious peril because of its chronic stench. The meeting was the latest in a series of […]

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Glenwood moves to toughen pot shop rules

July 1, 2016 — New marijuana businesses in Glenwood Springs will face a special planning review to make sure the proposed location is suitable, and will have to be separated by at least 900 feet. Those are the new rules that won initial approval Thursday night on a 6-1 […]

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Growers abandon $8.3 million in illegal pot

July 1, 2016 — GYPSUM – Just because pot is legal in Colorado does not mean you can grow it on someone else's land. In the last week, illegal growers walked away from 3,630 marijuana plants worth as much as $8.3 million in marijuana, 1,000 in Eagle County near […]

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Hot Sulphur voters support marijuana bans

July 1, 2016 — On Tuesday residents of Hot Sulphur Springs affirmed their support for the existing ban on marijuana-related facilities in the town. Folks in Hot Sulphur Springs were presented with six ballot measures on the ballot exclusively in their community. Advisory Questions 2C, 2D, 2E and 2F […]

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Retail pot shop opens in Eagle-Vail

July 1, 2016 — EAGLE COUNTY — The Vail Valley's second retail marijuana shop opens Monday. There will be more in the coming months. Eagle's Sweet Leaf Pioneer has been open since spring, and another shop is planned. While every other town in the valley has either banned or […]

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Vail bans retail pot another year

July 1, 2016 — VAIL — The Vail town council voted unanimously to extend its temporary ban on retail marijuana for another year in order to gather more information and observe other towns such as Aspen, who have legalized retail sales. The town had set a self-imposed July 31 […]

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Silverthorne Town Council votes to extend hours for retail marijuana shops

July 1, 2016 — People looking to purchase marijuana in Silverthorne after sundown are now in luck. On Wednesday night, the Silverthorne Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance extending the hours of operation at retail marijuana shops. Shops can now operate from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Prior town […]

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Fraser green lights second retail marijuana store

July 1, 2016 — It looks like Fraser is going to get a little greener this winter. The town's board of trustees unanimously approved a license for a new retail marijuana store in Fraser at its Thursday, Dec. 4, meeting. Growhouse Fraser LLC, Grand County's second licensed marijuana business, […]

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