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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

Legislature Approves Pot and Tax Relief Bills Before Ending Session

MARIJUANA-300Banking for marijuana businesses in Colorado passed during the last day of legislative session, and lawmakers also approved property tax forgiveness for disaster victims.  The banking plan would create the world’s first financial system for the pot industry.  It will have co-ops acting as uninsured Continue reading

Marijuana Edibles Bill Passes Senate

MARIJUANA-300The Colorado Senate passed the marijuana edibles bill which includes a mandate for rules on how edibles look in order to prevent accidental ingestions.  The bill requires edible marijuana products to be marked with a standard symbol, indicating that the product contains marijuana and is not Continue reading

Hash Oil Explosions on the Rise in Colorado

MARIJUANA-300The opening months of Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions as pot users try to extract potent oil from the drug at home laboratories.  Hospital officials say more people are being seriously burned and injured trying to make hash oil. The golden Continue reading

Lawmakers to Decide on Marijuana Bills by Midweek

MARIJUANA-300It’s safe to say marijuana is an issue Colorado lawmakers will be dealing with routinely for the foreseeable future – and this year is a perfect example of that. Before they go home, lawmakers still have to decide on whether to allow a banking co-op for recreational marijuana businesses, and if there Continue reading

Lawmakers Vote to Study Marijuana Issues

MARIJUANA-300Lawmakers held off on a directive to implement new restrictions on marijuana edibles in Colorado, but will study the issue to consider legislation next year.  Legislators are also advancing a measure to limit pot in its concentrated form.  A Senate committee unanimously approved a bill yesterday Continue reading

Marijuana Banking Bill Fails

MARIJUANA-300Yesterday, Colorado state legislators debated a last-minute bill to give marijuana businesses a place to do their banking.  But the plan to set up the world’s first financial system for marijuana survived less than 24 hours before state lawmakers changed course and shelved the idea.  The measure was introduced Continue reading