Marijuana

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Company plans to turn desert town into pot paradise

NIPTON, Calif. – Now that one of the nation’s largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains: Will the new owners rename the place...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Durango City Council votes down marijuana tax questions

The Durango City Council voted against placing questions on the ballot that could raise taxes on marijuana. Councilors Chris Bettin, Sweetie Marbury and Dick White voted unanimously on the issue....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango City Council upholds marijuana buffer measurements

The Durango City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to uphold “as the crow flies” buffers that keep marijuana shops away from schools, playgrounds and residential treatment centers. The council was...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Two pot shops approved in Durango

Two marijuana businesses will open in Durango after approval from the Local Licensing Authority board on Tuesday. The board unanimously approved a change of location for the temporarily closed...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Council to vote on how marijuana shop buffer zones are measured

Durango City Council will vote Tuesday on whether to change how mandatory buffer zones are measured for marijuana businesses – a change city planning staff opposes but was supported by the Durango...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Nevada adopts emergency rules to combat pot bottleneck

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Nevada moved Thursday to reduce supply problems at recreational marijuana stores that have faced overwhelming demand for newly legal pot and the possibility of their shelves...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Colorado’s Low Unemployment, Legal Pot Push Employers To Reconsider Drug Tests

In 2013, The Denver Post named Ricardo Baca its first editor for marijuana coverage, making him the staff expert on pot. That meant sometimes counseling new hires on how to pass the newspaper’s...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Durango City Council floats tax increase on marijuana

The Durango City Council has decided to reserve space on the November ballot for the possibility of asking voters to approve a city-imposed tax on recreational marijuana. During a study session...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Nevada launches sales of legal recreational marijuana

LAS VEGAS – Nevada became the fifth state in the U.S. with stores selling marijuana for recreational purposes, opening a market early Saturday that is eventually expected to outpace any other in...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Man sentenced to 24 years for home-invasion murder

An Arizona man was sentenced to 24 years in prison Friday for his role in a home-invasion robbery that resulted in the death of a Fort Lewis College student. Kuauhtleko Garcia, 22, showed little...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Nevada pot sites stock, check bud before legal sales fire up

LAS VEGAS – At a nondescript building near the Las Vegas Strip, workers in scrubs, hair nets and surgical masks furiously attached labels to sealed jars as others checked on growing marijuana...

DATE: June 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Colorado announces largest pot bust since marijuana was legalized

DENVER – Colorado officials announced Wednesday that they have busted a mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people but was instead illegally shipping the...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News