Tag Archives: marijuana

Resort Towns Concerned About Pot Tourism

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s mountain resorts are getting a little worried about how legal marijuana is changing their image. Residents in Breckenridge voted last week to force the downtown’s lone dispensary to a less-visible area. And Granby annexed a piece of property to prevent the opening of a pot shop there. Colorado is coming off a record year for Continue reading

Tribes Wary of Legalizing Pot

MARIJUANA-300Many in Indian Country are wary of the idea of legalizing marijuana on tribal lands, even if the U.S. Justice Department says it’s OK. The department said Thursday that Indian tribes, which are considered sovereign nations, can grow and sell marijuana on tribal lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for Continue reading

Wyoming Survey Shows Low Support For Recreational Marijuana

marijuana-leaf-300Wyoming residents have mixed opinions on the use of marijuana, according to a recent University of Wyoming survey.  35% of those surveyed support personal use of marijuana by adults and 60% opposed. At the same time, 72% of Wyoming residents support adult use of marijuana if prescribed by a physician, while only 25% oppose. Continue reading

Researchers Working on Breath Test for Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Researchers at Washington State University are working on a breath test to determine if a driver is under the influence of marijuana. Law enforcement officers have a test for alcohol, but they don’t have a tool to test for marijuana impairment. Right now, officers must use blood tests to determine if THC is present in a driver’s Continue reading

Wyoming Traffic Stop Nets 59 Pounds of Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300A traffic stop for speeding on November 7th resulted in the seizure of approximately 59 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred at on Interstate 80, about 11 miles east of Lyman, Wyoming. A State Trooper observed a car going 87 mph in an 80 mph zone. When he stopped the car, he became suspicious that the occupants Continue reading

Edibles Focus of Marijuana Regulators

MARIJUANA-300Health authorities in Colorado say the government should decide which marijuana foods look too much like regular candy and snacks. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment plans to recommend that the state set up a commission to “grant pre-market approval” before edible forms of pot can be sold. Continue reading

Official Wants to Ban Most Marijuana Edibles

MARIJUANA-300A Colorado health official wants to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies. Jeff Lawrence of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recommended retail marijuana edibles be limited to lozenges and tinctures, also known as liquid drops. It’s one of dozens being Continue reading

Appearance of Edible Pot up for Discussion

MARIJUANA-300Marijuana regulators in Colorado have already tightened rules on popular forms of edible pot by requiring manufacturers to make it easier to tell how much of the drug consumers are eating. Now they’re writing new rules on what the products themselves look like. A third and possibly final workgroup meeting today is focused on Continue reading

Pot Company Settles with Hershey

MARIJUANA-300A Colorado marijuana company must recall or destroy its pot-infused edibles that resemble iconic Hershey treats as part of a settlement agreement with the chocolate company. The Hershey Company filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit in June against TinctureBelle LLC and TinctureBelle Marijuanka Continue reading

Marijuana Businesses Making Political Contributions

MARIJUANA-300Marijuana entrepreneurs are taking another step into the mainstream by becoming political donors. Marijuana businesses are using some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states. The political activity includes swanky fundraisers at Four Seasons Continue reading

Veterans Given Free Pot

MARIJUANA-300A marijuana giveaway for veterans attracted about 1,000 people to a Colorado Springs hotel. The “Grow 4 Vets” giveaway aimed to bring cannabis-based treatments to veterans with service-related conditions as an alternative to pain medications. Veterans were given a bag of items that included cannabis oil, an edible Continue reading

Marijuana Arrests Down at C-U

MARIJUANA-300The number of students disciplined for marijuana and other drug violations at the University of Colorado was cut in half between 2012 and 2013. Newly released crime statistics showed a 48 percent drop in drug violations. Recreational pot for people over 21 was legalized in 2012. In 2013, there were 588 disciplinary referrals to the Office Continue reading