Tag Archives: Washington

Colorado Uses Government Money for Marijuana Study

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is awarding more than $8 million for medical marijuana research. Researchers say it the first time government money will be used to explore marijuana’s medical potential. The grants awarded by the state Board of Health yesterday will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease Continue reading

Tipton Honored by Farm Bureau

FARM BUREAUYesterday, the Colorado Farm Bureau (CFB) recognized Congressman Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) work in Congress on behalf of agriculture issues that impact farmers and ranchers across the 3rd Congressional District with the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Friend of Farm Bureau Award. Tipton serves on the House Agriculture 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

Law Enforcement Respond to Several Weekend Accidents

Vehicle-Accident-300Law enforcement authorities were busy in Craig this weekend dealing with traffic accidents. Craig Police say it was near midnight Friday, when a car driven by Andrea Edwards blew through the stop sign at Industrial Avenue and Ranney Street. Industrial doesn’t continue past Ranney, and Continue reading

Wyoming Crash Kills Washington Man

fatal-300A crash on September 4th led to the death of 23-year old Thomas Tarver of Silverdale, Washington. The crash occurred early in the morning on Interstate 80, 29 miles 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

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

Bust on I-80 Nets Two Pounds of Marijuana

whpOn the morning of July 29th, a Wyoming State Trooper observed a vehicle speeding eastbound on Interstate 80 just east of Evanston.  Conflicting stories between the driver and passenger in addition to the odor of marijuana in the vehicle, led troopers to conduct a search. During that search, Continue reading

Tipton Questions Witnesses on Drawbacks of EPA Water Rule

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned witnesses yesterday during a House Small Business Committee hearing to examine the impact that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to redefine “waters of the U.S.” would have on small businesses.  The EPA’s proposed rule, which is subject to a 90-day comment period that ends Continue reading

Cap and Trade Expected to be Big Part of New EPA Rules

EPA-300Experts believe Cap and Trade will be a big part of the EPA’s new emissions rules when they are revealed next month.  Administration insiders say President Obama plans to force cap and trade, something Americans rejected just a few years ago, through EPA rules and regulations.  The Wall Street Journal says Continue reading

Colorado in Bottom Half of Study Showing How States Treat Drivers

TEEN DRIVERThe National Motorists Association (NMA) has released an analysis that ranks the states and Washington, D.C. from worst to best based on their treatment of drivers. The motorists’ rights organization used 24 metrics that spanned the categories of legal protections, regulations, enforcement tactics, Continue reading

State BLM Office Gets New Director

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s acting state director for Colorado is being hired as the new permanent director.  Ruth Welch’s appointment was announced yesterday by BLM director Neil Kornze. He said Welch has broad experience in Continue reading