Tag Archives: recreational pot

State Asks Court to Dismiss Sheriffs’ Lawsuit Over Legal Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Sheriffs in Colorado and two other states may not like legal marijuana – but they don’t have the ability to force Colorado not to allow it. That’s Colorado’s argument in a motion filed Friday asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from 10 county sheriffs in Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska. The lawsuit is one of several legal challenges Colorado Continue reading

Bill in Senate Would Require Medical Pot to be Tested

MARIJUANA-300Recreational pot sold in Colorado must be tested for pesticides and contaminants such as mold and mildew. Oddly, the requirement doesn’t apply to medical marijuana sold to people with debilitating conditions – but a bill debated yesterday in the state Senate would change that. The head-scratching situation of requiring testing of Continue reading

Booming Pot Industry Could Mean Big Refunds for Coloradans

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s marijuana experiment was designed to raise tax revenue for the state and its schools, but a state law may give some of the money directly to residents. The voter-approved constitutional amendment requires Colorado to pay back taxpayers when the state collects more than the limit in a formula based on inflation and Continue reading

Panel Pushes Bill to Place More Restrictions on Marijuana Caregivers

MARIJUANA-300A legislative panel advanced a bill that would place new restrictions on Colorado medical marijuana growers, including limits on the number of plants they can cultivate for patients. Lawmakers say the goal is to curb abuses in the state’s medical marijuana industry, which is taxed at a lower rate than Colorado’s new recreational Continue reading

Marijuana Businesses Making Political Contributions

MARIJUANA-300Marijuana entrepreneurs are taking another step into the mainstream by becoming political donors. Marijuana businesses are using some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states. The political activity includes swanky fundraisers at Four Seasons Continue reading

Marijuana Arrests Down at C-U

MARIJUANA-300The number of students disciplined for marijuana and other drug violations at the University of Colorado was cut in half between 2012 and 2013. Newly released crime statistics showed a 48 percent drop in drug violations. Recreational pot for people over 21 was legalized in 2012. In 2013, there were 588 disciplinary referrals to the Office Continue reading

Recreational Marijuana Sales Spike in June

MARIJUANA-300New marijuana tax records from Colorado show June was the best-selling month yet for the state’s recreational pot experiment, with $24.7 million in total sales.  The numbers released by the Department of Revenue also show recreational pot inching toward medical pot in total sales.  In January, Colorado’s Continue reading

Marijuana Edibles Have New Stricter Rules

MARIJUANA-300Recreational pot brownies in Colorado are about to get weaker. Or at least, easier to break up into manageable doses.  Colorado marijuana regulators have drafted an emergency rule aimed at making it easier for new marijuana users to tell how much pot they’re eating. A draft of the emergency 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

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