Tag Archives: marijuana industry

Ballots Due by 7 Tonight

Ballot-300Today is Election Day. This year’s ballots feature school and college board elections in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. There are also broadband questions on ballots in all three counties. There are tax increase questions for school districts in Meeker and Steamboat, and Continue reading

Pro Pot Candidate Visits Colorado Marijuana Stores

MARIJUANA-300Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley is meeting with the marijuana industry in Colorado as he promotes his plan to see the federal government soften its prohibition on the drug. O’Malley scheduled a meeting with several people in the new pot industry, along with state regulators. The former Maryland governor has Continue reading

Rand Paul Courts Colorado Marijuana Industry

randRepublican presidential hopeful Rand Paul held a groundbreaking fundraiser in Denver Tuesday afternoon. The Kentucky senator held a fundraiser with the new marijuana industry, which is holding an industry convention this week. Paul becomes the first major-party presidential candidate to publicly court donations from the pot industry. Though legal weed businesses owners have been active political donors for years, presidential candidates Continue reading

Lawmakers to Debate Allowing Drug Felons to Work in Pot Industry

MARIJUANA-300A dispute over drug felons in Colorado’s marijuana industry is heating up at the Statehouse. The question is hanging up a bill to reauthorize rules for Colorado’s medical marijuana industry. The bill makes routine updates to the state’s regulations governing the medical marijuana industry. The rules were Continue reading

Upcoming Vote on Pot Testing

MARIJUANA-300Safety tests for the new marijuana industry have been an ongoing sore spot for the industry. Pot is supposed to be tested for potency and contaminants, but only a few labs are authorized to do the tests. Testing guidelines have been slow in being implemented, and pot retailers complain that the few available labs sometimes give wildly Continue reading

Hash Oil Explosions on the Rise in Colorado

MARIJUANA-300The opening months of Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions as pot users try to extract potent oil from the drug at home laboratories.  Hospital officials say more people are being seriously burned and injured trying to make hash oil. The golden Continue reading