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Second Hand Pot Smoke More Dangerous Than Cigarettes?

According to a new study, secondhand marijuana smoke may be worse than tobacco smoke. A study out of California found that arteries in rats contracted for about 90 minutes when exposed to second hand marijuana smoke, three times longer than when the rats were exposed to tobacco Continue reading

Steamboat Tax Collections Up To Start Year

Steamboat tax collections were up to start the year, according to the Final Sales Use and Accommodation Tax Report for January. Taxes for January grew by nearly 9%, or more than $200 thousand, as compared to January of 2017. The biggest tax increases came from marijuana Continue reading

Marijuana Tasting Rooms Coming To Colorado?

A new bill is working its way through the Colorado Legislature that would allow marijuana dispensaries to set up social consumption establishments, or places where people could use marijuana. The bi-partisan bill is an attempt to address Colorado’s public cannabis consumption issues, by allowing medical and Continue reading

Steamboat Tax Collections Up To End Year

Steamboat tax collections increased slightly in December, according to the preliminary Sales Use and Accommodation Tax Report. Taxes for December grew by just over 1%, or $33,000, as compared to the previous year, with the biggest Continue reading

Gardner To Stop Blocking DOJ Nominations

Senator Cory Gardner says he will stop blocking nominees for some Justice Department jobs, which he was holding up due to recent changes in federal marijuana policies announced last month by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Gardner says he’s spoken with Deputy Attorney General Rod Continue reading

Couple Arrested With 168 Pounds Of Pot

A California couple was arrested over the weekend, after 168 pounds of marijuana was found inside their moving van. 27-year-old Jesse Davis and 22-year-old Kelsey Hunsaker have both been charged with felony Possession of a Continue reading

Couple Arrested With 100 Pounds Of Pot

Two People were arrested this week after 100 pounds of marijuana was discovered in the trunk of their vehicle. 27-year-old Ashley Clark of West Virginia and 29-year-old Scott Continue reading

Two Arrested With 3 Pounds Of Pot

Two people from California were arrested last week after police discovered more than 3 pounds of marijuana in their possession. 35-year-old Crystal Nichols and 32-year-old Mustafa Askia, were taken into custody after a Sweetwater County drug dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs in their vehicle. During Continue reading

Gardner Talks Pot Protection With Sessions

Following his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s decision to remove federal protections for states with legalized marijuana, Colorado Senator Cory Gardner met with the AG this week, to discuss the move. During Continue reading

UPDATE: Memo Repeals Federal Protection For Marijuana States

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo Thursday which ends an Obama-era policy protecting states with legalized recreational marijuana. The Obama administration instituted protections for states with legalized marijuana in 2013, protecting them from federal regulations, so long as state officials were able to keep marijuana Continue reading

Man Arrested After Masked Burglary

A Steamboat man was taken into custody after a burglary in Steamboat last week. 19 year old Colten Crawford admitted to being involved in the burglary after he was taken into custody Saturday night. A man called police after he was reportedly assaulted by three men in ski masks at a Steamboat home. Crawford and two others allegedly beat the man up Continue reading

Tax Collections Up $100K For October

Steamboat tax collections in October were $30,000 higher than previously indicated in the preliminary Sales Use and Accommodation Tax Report. Taxes for October grew by more than 7%, or $106,000, when compared to the previous year, with the biggest gains coming from lodging Continue reading