Marijuana

Durango police looking for suspects in marijuana shop burglary

Durango Police are trying to identify two male suspects that broke into a recreational marijuana shop late Saturday night. According to Sgt. Rita Warfield, two subjects forced entry around 9:25...

DATE: April 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana supporters, critics weigh in on 420

DENVER – America’s marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Wine-related firms look to uncork opportunities in marijuana

DENVER (AP) – A growing number of companies that service the wine industry are now pursuing opportunities in the cannabis sector, hoping to generate new revenue streams. For marijuana businesses,...

DATE: April 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Albuquerque City Council votes to decriminalize marijuana

ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque City Council voted to decriminalize marijuana possession in small amounts Monday night, after lengthy testimony from citizens mostly urging them to approve the change...

DATE: April 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

San Francisco embraces Amsterdam-style marijuana lounges

SAN FRANCISCO – The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary’s marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red...

DATE: March 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Study examines economic impact of marijuana in La Plata County

Marijuana sales totaled $27.7 million in La Plata County in 2016, generating $36.9 million in economic output and 351 jobs, according to a study released last week by Local First. The impetus for...

DATE: March 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield keeping retail pot ban, for now

About 60 people filled Bayfield Town Hall on Tuesday night, most of them raising their hands to show they are opposed to marijuana retail sales in Bayfield. A few raised their hands to say they...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County approves 2 new marijuana growing facilities

La Plata County commissioners approved two marijuana growing facilities on Tuesday. The first project was proposed by Watertowne Properties LLC for a 6,000-square-foot building to house various...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Cory Gardner’s feud with Attorney General Jeff Sessions cools

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner has released some holds on nominees to the Department of Justice after “positive discussions” with the agency over enforcement of federal marijuana laws. Gardner, R-Colo....

DATE: Feb. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council approves new marijuana store

In a quasi-judicial hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council approved a retail marijuana license for the town’s sixth dispensary. The owners of Chronic Therapy, a chain of Front Range retail...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Unless you’re a citizen, legal marijuana isn’t for you

Marijuana may be a multi-billion dollar industry in Colorado, but cannabis is still illegal federally – so any job in the industry can be considered trafficking in a controlled substance. Normally,...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Aspen marijuana sales top liquor sales for first time

ASPEN – Recent figures say sales at Aspen’s marijuana dispensaries last year topped liquor stores in revenue. The Aspen Times reports the city’s Finance Department in its year-end sales tax report...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News