Tag Archives: marijuana

Sweetwater County Detectives Make Drug Bust

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3On Tuesday, detectives in Sweetwater County went to a home in Rock Springs looking for 40-year-old Roy Rasmusson, who was wanted on an active arrest warrant. Rasmusson and 48 year old Barbara Knox were found at the residence and Rasmusson was arrested with marijuana and methamphetamine in his possession. More drugs Continue reading

CSU Experiments in Growing Hemp

HEMPHemp being grown by Colorado State University in southwest Colorado is tucked into a crop of corn at a secret location, but farmers interested in hemp can still ask for a tour. The experiment testing 12 varieties of industrial hemp has permission from the Continue reading

Huge Illegal Marijuana Growing Operation Shut Down Near Steamboat

marijuana-leaf-300Two Mexican Nationals in the country illegally were arrested based on a Criminal Complaint when law enforcement found a large marijuana grow in the Routt National Forest, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Forest Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Routt County Sheriff’s Continue reading

PTSD Sufferers Sue State Over Pot Ruling

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s decision not to allow marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder has prompted a lawsuit by PTSD sufferers. Five PTSD patients filed suit last week in Denver District Court. They’re challenging a July decision by the Colorado Board of Health not to make PTSD the first condition added to Continue reading

National Group Demands Marijuana Reform From Congress

MARIJUANA-300A nonpartisan national organization that represents state legislatures demanded Thursday that Congress overhaul federal drug laws and allow states to establish their own policies for marijuana and hemp. The National Conference of State Legislatures approved the policy statement in a voice vote Thursday, throwing its support Continue reading

Survey Uses Marijuana Statistics for First Time

MARIJUANA-300New data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show 13.6 percent of Colorado adults surveyed in 2014 reported using marijuana in the past 30 days. This is the first time the department has collected marijuana use data in the survey. The National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), Continue reading

Arkansas Man Busted in Wyoming for Drug Dealing

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3An Arkansas man is in custody in Sweetwater County, facing numerous drug charges as the result of a multi-agency investigation. A team of detectives and special agents from several law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at a Green River motel Tuesday afternoon. Arrested was 32-year old Ronnie Lee Holliman. Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife to Conduct Operation Dry Water

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct Operation Dry Water June 26th through the 28th, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence. During the three-day weekend, officers will be on the water reminding boaters about the dangers of boating Continue reading

Study of Marijuana Use Released

MARIJUANA-300Almost 14 percent of Colorado adults use pot. That’s according to the state Health Department’s first-ever survey of how many adults use the newly legal drug. Results from the 2014 survey were announced yesterday. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says that 13.6 percent of adults currently use pot. Continue reading

Colorado Supreme Court Says Employers Can Fire Employees For Marijuana Use

MARIJUANA-300The Colorado Supreme Court this morning issued a decision in the case, Coats v. Dish Network, that has been of great interest to employers: an employer can terminate a worker who tests positive for marijuana despite Colorado’s legalization of both recreational and medical marijuana through ballot initiatives. Continue reading

Schools to Begin Tracking Student Marijuana Use

MARIJUANA-300Colorado schools will begin compiling data on students who get busted for using or distributing marijuana. The effort is aimed at gauging the impacts of the drug’s legalization in the state. The new reporting requirement is an addition to a 2012 law directing law enforcement and district attorneys to collect data on how students are Continue reading

Law Makes it Harder for Citizens to Add Ballot Measures

Ballot-300Colorado citizens have a new hurdle to petition for new provisions in the state constitution. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law yesterday to require that citizen petitions have estimates of the fiscal impact when organizers are gathering signatures. That’s a Continue reading