Tag Archives: marijuana

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

House Votes on Welfare for Weed Bill

MARIJUANA-300The House has passed a bill that could make it a little harder for people to use government welfare payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Supporters call it the “no welfare for weed” bill. The bill would prevent people from using government-issued welfare debit cards to make purchases at stores that sell marijuana. It Continue reading

Marijuana Trafficking Up Since Legalization

MARIJUANA-300A new report says the amount of Colorado marijuana being seized en route to other states through the U.S. mail is on the rise since 2010. The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area says postal inspectors seized more than 493 pounds of pot from packages in 2013, up from 57 pounds in 2010, the year Continue reading

Routt County Men Charged With Drug Trafficking

ACET-300The All Crimes Enforcement Team, or ACET, has targeted two men in an investigation into shipping marijuana across state lines. 29-year old Geoffrey Guinn has turned himself in on a Routt County warrant, while 26-year old Alan Arce is expected to turn himself in soon. Guinn has been Continue reading

Group Challenges Pot Taxes

MARIJUANA-300A handful of marijuana activists in Denver are making a curious legal challenge. They believe that pot should be legal under federal law. But because it isn’t, they say the state of Colorado can’t collect taxes on the drug. The tax challenge is going before a Denver District Court judge Friday morning. Colorado pot Continue reading

State Lawmakers to Start Marijuana Tax Spending Discussions

MARIJUANA-300After months of uncertainty about marijuana and its tax potential, Colorado lawmakers start work today deciding how to spend pot taxes.  Voters have already decided to spend the first $40 million on school construction, but anything beyond that is up to lawmakers to appropriate.  Estimates vary widely Continue reading

Teen Anti-Pot Campaign to Start Today

MARIJUANA-300A campaign to discourage Colorado youth from using marijuana titled “Don’t Be a Lab Rat” will use human-sized rat cages and television and movie-theater ads.  The goal of the campaign is to tell teens about the uncertainty surrounding the effects of pot, instead of focusing on scaring them like Continue reading