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Colorado May Use Pot Taxes To Fight Homelessness

medical-marijuana-taxGovernor Hickenlooper is hoping taxes from marijuana sales will bring an end to homelessness Colorado.   In his budget for the next fiscal year, the governor is asking lawmakers to earmark more than $12 million in Continue reading

Study To Look At PTSD And Pot

ptsd-symptomsThe federal government has signed off on a new Colorado-funded study that will investigate if military veterans suffering from PTSD can benefit from marijuana. This is the first time the Drug Enforcement Administration has given approval to a marijuana study on PTSD, Continue reading

Pot Sales In CO Keep Getting Higher

MARIJUANA-300Pot is big business in Colorado. A new report from the cannabis data analytics company New Frontier says marijuana sales jumped 93% last year, and they are projecting that total sales in 2016 will be over $1.5 billion. Demand generally peaks in the Continue reading

Study To Find Pots Effects On The Unborn

marijuana-leaf-300Researchers at the University of Colorado are planning to study the effects marijuana use has on pregnant women. The Denver Post reported that Doctor Torri Metz, a high-risk obstetrician, will develop a questionnaire for new mothers about their use of marijuana. She says half of the Continue reading

No To Banking For Marijuana Businesses

marijuana-leaf-300As long as federal law says marijuana is illegal, the nation’s banking system won’t let new pot-based credit unions have access. A judge dismissed the lawsuit brought by Fourth Corner Credit Union after the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City refused to allow the credit union to join the nation’s banking system. He acknowledged however that Congress likely will have to Continue reading

Firefighters Respond To Smoke At Columbine Apartments

craig-fire-rescue-300Craig firefighters responded to a fire call shortly after noon Sunday at the Columbine Apartments west of Craig. A resident of Columbine heard a smoke detector alarm and smelled smoke from outside of an apartment. When firefighters arrived they determined that there was no fire, but there was a lot of smoke Continue reading

Steamboat Approves New Marijuana Growing Regulations

marijuana-leaf-300The Steamboat Springs City Council recently reviewed and approved marijuana cultivation regulations that will affect unlicensed private marijuana cultivation in the City of Steamboat Springs. New regulations will be enacted for Accessory Cultivation, Private Cultivation, and Medical Marijuana Primary Caregiver Cultivation.  The new regulations do not change or affect licensed marijuana providers.  Some of the regulations include changes to plant limits, required site inspections by the Continue reading

Study of Marijuana Use Released

MARIJUANA-300Almost 14 percent of Colorado adults use pot. That’s according to the state Health Department’s first-ever survey of how many adults use the newly legal drug. Results from the 2014 survey were announced yesterday. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says that 13.6 percent of adults currently use pot. Continue reading

Lawmakers Crack Down on Unregulated Marijuana Growers

MARIJUANA-300After years of trying and failing to make it harder to grow large amounts of pot without paying taxes, the Colorado Senate has given unanimous preliminary approval to a crackdown on unregulated marijuana growers. A bill that won unanimous approval yesterday would require people who grow more than 99 plants for medical Continue reading

Researchers Split on Stoned Driving Dangers

MARIJUANA-300Safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize their marijuana laws. Researchers who have studied the issue are divided. Marijuana can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking – all those are important driving 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