Tag Archives: marijuana

Lawmakers Giving up on Changes to Pot Edibles

ediblesColorado may throw a white flag on one of its toughest marijuana problems to emerge in the new market – making sure that edible pot products can’t be confused with regular foods. A bill up for its first vote today would repeal a 2014 Colorado requirement requiring pot foods to have a distinct look when out of the Continue reading

25 Pounds of Pot Seized in Wyoming Traffic Stop

MARIJUANA-300A traffic stop for speeding on Monday morning resulted in the seizure of approximately 25 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred on Interstate 80 eastbound about 16 miles east of Evanston, Wyoming. A Wyoming State Trooper stopped a speeding car, and became suspicious when he smelled an overwhelming odor of raw Continue reading

Steamboat Couple Arrested on Murder Charges

routt-county-sherrifTwo people have reportedly been arrested and charged with first degree murder, in connection with the disappearance of Steamboat resident Edward Zimmerman. Lucas and Kristin Johnson, husband and wife, were charged yesterday. Lucas was already in custody, having been pulled over Tuesday, in a stolen car filled with marijuana. Continue reading

Gardner Co-Sponsors Bill to Legalize Hemp Growing

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced yesterday that he is co-sponsoring the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015, introduced by Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley of Oregon, and Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul of Kentucky. The legislation would legalize industrial hemp for commercial use by excluding industrial hemp from the definition of marijuana in the Continue reading

Study Finds Marijuana 114 Times Safer than Alcohol

MARIJUANA-300Compared with other recreational drugs – including alcohol – marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use. Those are the top-line findings of recent research published in the Journal Scientific Reports, a subsidiary of Nature. Continue reading

Tickets Still Available for Craig Kiwanis Play

KIWANISThe Craig Kiwanis Club still has tickets available for their annual play. The Saturday night performance is sold out, but there are still individual tickets and full tables available for Friday night. The Kiwanis play is an annual tradition, in which members mock current events. Organizers remind attendees that while Continue reading

Report on Marijuana Health Effects Released

MARIJUANA-300Colorado has put together a sweeping report about marijuana’s health effects – everything from pot’s effect on drivers to the drug’s effects on asthma, cancer rates and birth defects. The 188-page report made public yesterday doesn’t include new research on marijuana. Instead, it’s a review of all the research on marijuana’s health Continue reading

Booming Pot Industry Could Mean Big Refunds for Coloradans

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s marijuana experiment was designed to raise tax revenue for the state and its schools, but a state law may give some of the money directly to residents. The voter-approved constitutional amendment requires Colorado to pay back taxpayers when the state collects more than the limit in a formula based on inflation and Continue reading

Police Chiefs Wrap up Marijuana Training Conference

MARIJUANA-300The final day of of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police training conference on marijuana concluded last week with discussions of the Colorado marijuana industry perspective, the challenges of good data collection, and the importance of cross-collaboration with other public agencies. Discussions at the CACP’s Continue reading

State’s Police Chiefs Discussing Legal Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s police chiefs are gathering to talk about legal weed, everything from pot and highway safety to the dangers of home hash production. The chiefs began the three-day closed-door conference in Lone Tree yesterday to lay out what they’ve learned after two years of legal marijuana. They will get an update from the Continue reading

Doctors Studying Health Effects of Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Colorado needs to know a lot more about the health effects of marijuana and how people are using it. That’s the conclusion yesterday by a panel of Colorado doctors studying the health effects of marijuana use. The doctors are getting ready to report on things like pot use by nursing mothers and whether marijuana use impairs Continue reading

Judge Considers Reclassifying Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300A federal judge in California is weighing the constitutionality of a 45-year-old act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug along with LSD, cocaine and heroin. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller in Sacramento held a five-day fact-finding hearing on the classification question late last year, and final arguments are Continue reading