Tag Archives: marijuana

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

Green River Residents Charged with Drug Crimes

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Two men and a woman face drug charges after their arrest in Green River on March 26th. 30-year old Randy Britt and 27-year-old Oscar Rodriguez, both of Rock Springs, and 23-year old Stormie Prime of Green River, face a variety of drug-related charges. Britt was charged with unlawful manufacture or delivery of Continue reading

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