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Senators Introduce Federal Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Three senators are introducing a bill to remove federal prohibitions on medical marijuana in states where it is already legal. The measure is being unveiled on Capitol Hill today by Republican Rand Paul of Kentucky and Democrats Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Cory Booker of New Jersey. It will aim to Continue reading

Marijuana Legislation to be Heard this Week

MARIJUANA-300Several marijuana-related bills await legislative action this week. The most controversial is an attempt to increase oversight on caregivers, those designated to grow medical marijuana on behalf of patients. The bill up for its first hearing Thursday also makes it harder to claim “severe pain” as a qualifying condition for a medical Continue reading

Lawmakers to Tour Marijuana Dispensaries

MARIJUANA-300A marijuana industry group is taking Colorado lawmakers on a tour of some Denver dispensaries to show them how the pot business works. The tour is sponsored by a new industry group called the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce. They’ll be loading up a handful of lawmakers this afternoon to tour some dispensaries and see how Continue reading

Legislature Considers Complete Overhaul of Marijuana Regs

MARIJUANA-300Two years into recreational marijuana legalization, Colorado is taking a second look at its rules for medical marijuana. A panel of state senators is indicating the process could get messy. They voted yesterday to scrap most of the administration’s suggestions on updating the state’s regulations governing medical pot Continue reading

Lawmaker Prepare to Revisit Medical Marijuana Rules

MARIJUANA-300Just as Colorado is settling in for a second year of recreational marijuana sales, state lawmakers have some big decisions to make about its older cousin, the medical marijuana market. The state’s medical-pot regulations are due for automatic renewal in 2015. That means that all the rules about growing, processing and selling medical pot Continue reading

Marijuana Tax Collections Down for September

MARIJUANA-300Recreational marijuana sales in Colorado took a month-over-month dive in September for the first time since the drug was legalized. The Colorado Department of Revenue says retailers sold $31,626,965 in recreational marijuana in September – down 7.3 percent from August’s retail sales of $34,125,200. The sales of medical Continue reading

State Looks at New Rules for Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300New rules for the medical marijuana program in Colorado are under consideration by the state Board of Health.  The board is looking at new rules to limit high-volume caregivers. Those are people authorized by the state to grow marijuana on behalf of others, and they’re not subject to state taxes or Continue reading

Marijuana Banking Made Easier by Feds

MARIJUANA-300The House voted yesterday in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal pot shops and providers of medical marijuana.  The 236-186 vote rejected a move by Representative John Fleming to block the Treasury Department from implementing guidance it issued in February telling banks Continue reading

New Laws Take Effect Today

COLORADO-STATE-FLAGPosting intimate pictures or videos online of former romantic partners as a form or revenge carries criminal penalties in Colorado beginning today with one of several new laws taking effect.  Colorado was one of about two dozen states Continue reading

Governor to Sign Medical Marijuana Health Study Bill

MARIJUANA-300Today, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will sign into law SB-155, the “Medical Marijuana Health Effects Grant Program.” The bill will fund $10 million of research into the medical efficacy of marijuana.  The Medical Marijuana Industry Group points out recent media coverage of many Continue reading

Marijuana Sales Increase Significantly in March

MARIJUANA-300Colorado‘s recreational pot sales jumped nearly a third in March. That’s according to sales tax reports issued by the state yesterday.  The state Department of Revenue says that Colorado sold nearly $19 million worth of recreational pot in March, up from about $14 million worth of Continue reading