Marijuana

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 | UPDATED: 9 hours 16 minutes ago | 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

Fix to marijuana taxes for special districts headed to Colorado governor

Special districts like the eight-county metro Denver Regional Transportation District and a hospital district on the Western Slope can breathe easier this week after the Colorado state Senate...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional 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

Bayfield residents voice opposition to legalizing marijuana

Not in Bayfield. That was the message people brought to a forum about retail or medical marijuana sales in Bayfield earlier this week. Citing a potential increase in crime and homelessness, a...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado U.S. prosecutor: No change after Sessions’ pot shift

DENVER – Colorado’s top federal prosecutor said his office won’t alter its approach to enforcing marijuana crimes after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew a policy Thursday that allowed...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Gardner balks after Sessions rescinds federal policy on marijuana

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver DA charges 10 ‘budtenders’ for selling too much pot

DENVER – Ten employees of a legal marijuana business shut down by Denver officials earlier this month face criminal charges for allegedly selling too much pot in repeated sales to the same people....

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

California gets ready to ignite cannabis culinary-arts scene

SAN DIEGO – The sauvignon blanc boasts brassy, citrus notes, but with one whiff, it’s apparent this is no normal Sonoma County wine. It’s infused with THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Marijuana sales coming to Bayfield?

In the past, proposals to sell marijuana within Bayfield town limits haven’t just been met with a “no.” It was more like: “heck, no.” This was because dozens of people would pack town board...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What effect does legal pot have on Colorado’s homeless?

What effect did Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana in 2012 have on homelessness here? It’s a question that’s been asked, in one form or another, by longtime Coloradans, new...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News