Tag Archives: marijuana

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

Rock Springs Man Arrested on Drug Charges

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man arrested Friday faces a range of drug-related charges. 28 year old Jerrod Lee Griffin is charged with unlawful manufacture or delivery of Subutex and Suboxone, a felony, and misdemeanor-grade possession of prescription pills, and marijuana. Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said Griffin’s arrest was the result of Continue reading

Lawmakers Set up Program for Farmers Wanting Hemp Seeds

HEMPAn effort to help Colorado’s new hemp farmers find seeds that produce hemp and not marijuana is advancing in the state Legislature. A bill approved 35-0 yesterday would set up a “certified seed” program through the state Department of Agriculture. Continue reading

Man Sentenced to Four Years on Drug Charges

District Attorney 14thA man was sentenced to 4 years in prison yesterday in a Moffat County drug case. 18-year old Nicholas Karm was sentenced to a stipulated four-year term in the Colorado Department of Corrections. Last month, he and 20-year old Luke Talbot appeared in Moffat County District Court, where both pleaded guilty to Continue reading