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New marijuana labeling, edible rules go into effect Oct. 1

September 21, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — New marijuana rules that go into effect Oct. 1 aim to keep marijuana products from getting into the hands of small children. “These regulations reflect extensive stakeholder input focused on public safety and legislative intent,” Colorado Department of Revenue Executive Director Mike […]

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Carbondale may eliminate recreational marijuana cap

September 20, 2017 — Carbondale trustees are leaning toward eliminating the town’s cap on recreational marijuana shops, while also tightening the time frame that newly licensed shops have to get up and running. This discussion came up during a Tuesday work session after a couple instances of marijuana businesses […]

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Gov. Hickenlooper calls Legislature back to repair pot tax

September 15, 2017 — DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has called a special session of the Legislature to correct a mistake in a law governing taxes on marijuana. Hickenlooper said Thursday the session will start Oct. 2 and will deal only with the marijuana tax. The governor says […]

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Odor monitoring ends at High Valley Farms marijuana grow near Basalt

September 13, 2017 — A Basalt-area marijuana grow operation that was nearly shut down over odor complaints two summers ago will no longer have to pay for odor monitoring at the site. That was the decision made Wednesday by Pitkin County commissioners, who also decided to allow future license […]

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Law protecting medical pot businesses extended by Congress

September 8, 2017 — DENVER — A law protecting the medical marijuana industry from interference from the federal government has been extended through December. Marijuana Business Daily reported Friday that the law, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, was extended under the provisions of an aid package for victims of Hurricane […]

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Aspen School District lands $250,000 state grant from marijuana taxes

August 30, 2017 — The Aspen School District is getting a nice whiff of Colorado's marijuana tax collections in the form of a $250,000 grant the district will use to employ an on-campus social worker for the next three years. The money from the Colorado Department of Education's School […]

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Colorado to U.S. attorney general: Pot industry working and can be better

August 25, 2017 — DENVER — Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is working — and can work better with federal collaboration, the state’s governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a letter Thursday. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman urged Sessions to collaborate […]

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Traffic fatalities linked to marijuana are up in Colorado. Is legalization to blame?

August 25, 2017 — The number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has risen sharply each year since 2013, more than doubling in that time, federal and state data show. A Denver Post analysis of the data and coroner reports provides the […]

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Attorney General Sessions questions Colorado’s marijuana management

August 4, 2017 — DENVER (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is questioning how effective marijuana regulation is in Colorado, pointing to a 2016 report that cites increased traffic deaths, emergency room visits and pot consumption among youths since the drug was legalized for recreational use in 2014. The […]

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Pot smell not enough to search car, Colorado court rules

July 15, 2017 — DENVER — Drug-sniffing police dogs in Colorado may need new training if they can detect marijuana, after a ruling last week by the Colorado Court of Appeals that sets a new precedent for drug cases. A three-judge panel agreed that if a drug-sniffing dog is […]

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In the weeds: Snowmass council discusses pot shops in village

July 10, 2017 — If Snowmass joins its neighbors and allows the marijuana business to operate in the village, the Town Council on Monday inched closer to deciding what that might look like. Four of the five Town Council members (Councilwoman Alyssa Shenk was absent) at a work session […]

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Colorado lawmakers fail on bill to define areas where adults, tourists can use pot

May 10, 2017 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s long debate over where people can smoke pot will continue for at least another year. State lawmakers failed to agree on a bill to define areas where adults can use pot. The disagreement came Wednesday night in the closing hours of the […]

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Colorado leaves police free to help with pot crackdown

May 2, 2017 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado law enforcement officers are free to help in a potential federal marijuana crackdown. That’s after the state Senate rejected a bill to prohibit public employees from assisting federal agents in “arresting a Colorado citizen for committing an act that is a […]

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Pot-infused jerky made in Aspen getting high marks in industry

April 30, 2017 — The only edible marijuana product made in the Aspen area also is one of the most unique in the state. That's because Todd Gardner's free-range bison jerky infused with cannabis oil extracted from marijuana grown in the Roaring Fork Valley is one of the only […]

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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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