Tag Archives: marijuana

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

Recreational Marijuana Sales Spike in June

MARIJUANA-300New marijuana tax records from Colorado show June was the best-selling month yet for the state’s recreational pot experiment, with $24.7 million in total sales.  The numbers released by the Department of Revenue also show recreational pot inching toward medical pot in total sales.  In January, Colorado’s Continue reading

Bust on I-80 Nets Two Pounds of Marijuana

whpOn the morning of July 29th, a Wyoming State Trooper observed a vehicle speeding eastbound on Interstate 80 just east of Evanston.  Conflicting stories between the driver and passenger in addition to the odor of marijuana in the vehicle, led troopers to conduct a search. During that search, Continue reading

Marijuana Edibles Have New Stricter Rules

MARIJUANA-300Recreational pot brownies in Colorado are about to get weaker. Or at least, easier to break up into manageable doses.  Colorado marijuana regulators have drafted an emergency rule aimed at making it easier for new marijuana users to tell how much pot they’re eating. A draft of the emergency Continue reading

Marijuana Shops Not Selling to Minors

MARIJUANA-300Good news for marijuana supporters.  So far, all compliance checks by the Marijuana Enforcement Division have shown that underage people are not getting their hands on marijuana through legal retail shops.  About 20 checks have been conducted since January, when retail sales of the drug became legal.  Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife to Increase BUI Patrols

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 27th through the 29th, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI).  During the three-day weekend, officers will be on the water Continue reading

State’s Marijuana Industry Picking up Steam

MARIJUANA-300Colorado‘s marijuana market boomed in April as tens of thousands celebrated the 4/20 holiday.  Tax collections released yesterday showed that Colorado sold about $22 million worth of recreational pot in April. That’s an increase of about 17 percent from March, and an increase of about 58 percent from Continue reading