Recreational marijuana

Should marijuana shops be eligible for federal relief aid?

The federal government classifies cannabis as a Schedule 1 controlled substance, right up there with LSD, heroin and ecstasy. Yet, many state governments have legalized the drug for medical and...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Liquor, cannabis sales rise as COVID-19 spreads

The run on toilet paper was weird enough, but now it’s Everclear? That’s right, the high-potency alcohol has been flying off the shelves of liquor stores in Durango, according to interviews with...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council stalls on cannabis cafe proposal

Marijuana may be allowed in Colorado, but consuming cannabis in public venues remains illegal in Durango. The Durango Marijuana Hospitality Association wants to change that – and it has legal...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recreational marijuana remains out of reach for New Mexico

FARMINGTON – Colorado might have led the way in legalizing recreational marijuana, but not every state in the Four Corners shares its support of the green leaf. A bill in New Mexico’s Legislature...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As Congress stalls on marijuana banking, Colorado takes matters into its own hands

Colorado is taking action to try to give more legal marijuana businesses in the state access to banking as a Congressional effort to knock down the federal barriers has stalled. There are already...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legal marijuana sales may spark Midwest interstate tension

CHICAGO – Retailers legally selling marijuana for the past month in Michigan say they have drawn customers from surrounding Midwestern states where the drug remains illegal and, as Illinois...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Pot legalization plan in New Mexico would subsidize patients, pay police

SANTA FE – A proposal unveiled Wednesday for legal marijuana sales throughout New Mexico would use taxes to subsidize medical pot purchases for low-income patients and set aside money for police...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver cannabis recall reaches Durango

At least four Durango cannabis companies may have pulled dried flower product from their shelves this week after a cultivator recalled “dry marijuana plant material” found with “elevated yeast or...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico legalizing marijuana job numbers may be ‘decent’

ALBUQUERQUE – Legalizing recreational marijuana in New Mexico would create needed jobs in one of the poorest states in the nation, but the numbers would pale in comparison with jobs in other...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Could cannabis clubs come to Durango?

Durango marijuana enthusiasts have almost a dozen places to buy cannabis, but there aren’t any public venues to consume it. That may change next year, but only if city leaders decide, or are...

DATE: June 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez Council denies settlement recommendation with marijuana shop

Cortez City Council denied a settlement recommendation with NuVue Pharma LLC, meaning litigation will continue between the city and marijuana company. The settlement comes after NuVue sued the city...

DATE: May 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators lead way on legalization of marijuana

WASHINGTON – Washington, D.C., became a little more “420 friendly” last month as Colorado Sens. Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet introduced two bills to ease federal regulation of the marijuana...

DATE: May 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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