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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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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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Uncertainty as Nevada aims to launch recreational pot soon

RENO, Nev. – Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1. It would be the shortest turnaround from...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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African-Americans facing high hurdles to grow pot

Darryl Hill, hailed for integrating college football in his youth half a century ago, was a successful entrepreneur with no criminal record and plenty of capital when he applied for a license to...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Companies need workers – but people keep getting high

Workers at McLane drive forklifts and load hefty boxes into trucks. The grocery supplier, which runs a warehouse in Colorado, needs people who will stay alert – but prospective hires keep failing...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Denver lawmakers mull ending co-op marijuana grows

DENVER – Colorado may ban collective marijuana growing under a bill that calls some patient-owned marijuana grows a “public nuisance.” A bill up for its first hearing in a House committee Monday...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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State lawmakers say marijuana is not responsible for opioid crisis

DENVER – When a White House spokesman this week said the Department of Justice likely would step up enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states where recreational pot is legal, Coloradans took...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Legislative roundup: Sen. Don Coram shares heart failure story

DENVER – A resolution to declare Feb. 3, 2017, as National Wear Red Day and raise awareness about women’s cardiovascular health brought Sen. Don Coram, R-Montrose, forward to pledge his support –...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Pot pioneer Colorado just now taking look at PTSD treatment

DENVER – The first state to legalize marijuana is just now taking steps to consider the drug medicine for people suffering from post-traumatic stress. Colorado has authorized medical marijuana for...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Legislative roundup: Ballot selfie, PTSD bills move forward

DENVER – Four bills were slated for a third and final reading before being sent from the Colorado Senate to the House of Representatives on Monday, and 27 bills were slated for second readings...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Green Lab Solutions gets green light from city of Durango

Marijuana-testing company Green Lab Solutions plans to open in January after receiving a license from the city last week. The company in Bodo Industrial Park will join 14 certified testing labs...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Medical marijuana robber avoids prison time

A Durango man who stormed into a house pretending to be a drug enforcement officer to steal a large quantity of medical marijuana was sentenced Friday to two years in a community corrections...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News