Marijuana

Cortez marijuana shop employee sentenced in theft case

A former employee of the Medicine Man in Cortez was sentenced Thursday in District Court for misdemeanor theft from the marijuana dispensary. Timber Higgins was sentenced to five days of electronic...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Sandoval concerned about public pot lounges, cafes

RENO, Nev. – Gov. Brian Sandoval is raising concerns about a new opinion by the Legislative Counsel Bureau that says nothing in state law prohibits local governments from allowing marijuana...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot-related traffic fatalities are up sharply in Colorado

DENVER – The number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has more than doubled since 2013, federal and state data show. A Denver Post analysis of the...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado to Sessions: Pot industry working and can be better

DENVER – Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is working – and can work better with federal collaboration, the state’s governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver to start licensing first pot clubs, but few may apply

DENVER – Colorado’s largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver’s elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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

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

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

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

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

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