Monday, July 16, 2018

$100 million pot windfall: Colorado’s weed boom will fund schools and fight opioid addiction

The legal weed business is booming in Colorado, and the state has finalized plans to spend its pot tax windfall on health programs in public schools, housing for at-risk populations, and a new treatment...

A Colorado High Doesn’t Count In Texas

After Maryam Roland, a public high school teacher in Ysleta, in El Paso, tested positive for marijuana use in 2015, the State Board for Educator Certification sought to suspend her license for two years....

Can Colorado Knock Down Marijuana Laws?

Federal appeals court judges on Tuesday reviewed the reach of racketeering laws, chewed over case law and opined over olfactory issues in a case that threatens to stamp out Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry. A three-judge...

Colorado Pot Sales Over $106 Million In November 2016

Colorado marijuana shops tallied just over $106 million in sales this past November, putting the industry’s 2016 sales totals just shy of $1.2 billion — with returns from the typically bountiful month of December...

Colorado Budget for Marijuana Laws Is Huge

Gov. John Hickenlooper asked lawmakers to send a tax hike measure to the November ballot to build and repair the state’s roads, calling on Colorado to “invest in our future.” “We’ve had this debate for...

Colorado To Restrict Home Cultivation Of Cannabis Post Legalisation

Considering the present limits of plant cultivation in America, Colorado seems to be the best place for cannabis cultivators. This means that Colorado is the best place to grow cannabis legally and ship it...

Colorado’s Final Pot Shop License Search is Coming to an End

More than two years after the first recreational marijuana storefront opened in Aurora, the opportunity to apply for the city’s 24th — and final — pot shop license is ending. Retail marijuana businesses have until...

Colorado’s Homeless Help Via Pot Taxes

Gov. John Hickenlooper is proposing “aggressive” new efforts to address homelessness in Colorado, returning to an issue that helped launch his political career in his final two years in office. The governor’s budget request for...

Who Wants To Smoke Hunter S. Thompson’s Weed?

Since news broke of plans for a Hunter S. Thompson museum near Aspen two summers ago, his widow, Anita Thompson, has steadily been hard at work to honor the literary legend and counterculture icon. In...

55 Votes is All It Took For Legalized Pot In One County

Certainty has finally been brought to a ballot issue that for two weeks seemed less than certain: Federal Heights voters have approved recreational pot sales in this city of 12,000. Final results from the Nov....

Social Pot Smokers In Denver Upset With Ruling

Opponents of a state ruling that would prevent bars and many restaurants in Denver from offering on-site marijuana consumption said the ruling would overturn a law approved by voters and force people to sneak...