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Police Chiefs Wrap up Marijuana Training Conference

MARIJUANA-300The final day of of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police training conference on marijuana concluded last week with discussions of the Colorado marijuana industry perspective, the challenges of good data collection, and the importance of cross-collaboration with other public agencies. Discussions at the CACP’s Continue reading

State’s Police Chiefs Discussing Legal Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s police chiefs are gathering to talk about legal weed, everything from pot and highway safety to the dangers of home hash production. The chiefs began the three-day closed-door conference in Lone Tree yesterday to lay out what they’ve learned after two years of legal marijuana. They will get an update from the Continue reading

Doctors Studying Health Effects of Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Colorado needs to know a lot more about the health effects of marijuana and how people are using it. That’s the conclusion yesterday by a panel of Colorado doctors studying the health effects of marijuana use. The doctors are getting ready to report on things like pot use by nursing mothers and whether marijuana use impairs Continue reading

Judge Considers Reclassifying Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300A federal judge in California is weighing the constitutionality of a 45-year-old act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug along with LSD, cocaine and heroin. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller in Sacramento held a five-day fact-finding hearing on the classification question late last year, and final arguments are Continue reading

Several Bills Introduced on Opening Day of State Legislative Session

Co-State-Capital-300After legislative leaders outlined their broad priorities in opening remarks yesterday, legislators introduced the first batch of bills for the 2015 Colorado legislative session. The proposals give more specifics about what Continue reading

Utah has no Plans to Join Marijuana Lawsuit against Colorado

MARIJUANA-300Governor Gary Herbert says Utah has no plans to join two other states in suing Colorado over that state’s legalization of marijuana. Herbert said Tuesday afternoon that despite no current plans to sue, Utah is keeping an eye on marijuana legalization in its neighbor state. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a lawsuit last month asking the Continue reading

Colorado High On List Of Marijuana Use

MARIJUANA-300Colorado ranked number 2 in the country for the highest percentage of monthly marijuana users, according to recent federal data. The “National Survey on Drug Use and Health” said that 12-point-7 percent of Colorado residents age 12 and older reported having used marijuana in the past month Continue reading

Vendor Fee to be Profitable for Pot Shops

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s vendor fee, which rewards all businesses for the prompt payment of taxes by letting them keep a percentage of them each month, is proving to be profitable for pot shops across the state. Those businesses that pay the 2.9 percent sales tax in a timely fashion, get to keep about 3.3 percent of those taxes. This year, Continue reading

Kansas Considering Joining Pot Lawsuit Against Colorado

MARIJUANA-300Kansas hasn’t decided whether to join a lawsuit filed by other states against Colorado over its legalization of marijuana even though the two states share a border. Spokeswoman Jennifer Rapp said Friday that Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been considering legal action against Colorado for months. But she said in an Continue reading

Resort Towns Concerned About Pot Tourism

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s mountain resorts are getting a little worried about how legal marijuana is changing their image. Residents in Breckenridge voted last week to force the downtown’s lone dispensary to a less-visible area. And Granby annexed a piece of property to prevent the opening of a pot shop there. Colorado is coming off a record year for Continue reading

Tribes Wary of Legalizing Pot

MARIJUANA-300Many in Indian Country are wary of the idea of legalizing marijuana on tribal lands, even if the U.S. Justice Department says it’s OK. The department said Thursday that Indian tribes, which are considered sovereign nations, can grow and sell marijuana on tribal lands as long as they follow the same federal conditions laid out for Continue reading

Wyoming Survey Shows Low Support For Recreational Marijuana

marijuana-leaf-300Wyoming residents have mixed opinions on the use of marijuana, according to a recent University of Wyoming survey.  35% of those surveyed support personal use of marijuana by adults and 60% opposed. At the same time, 72% of Wyoming residents support adult use of marijuana if prescribed by a physician, while only 25% oppose. Continue reading