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4 years 2 months ago

Battle intensifies over Colorado Springs pot shops

The Colorado Springs Diocese and Colorado College say they support a zoning proposal to push medical marijuana businesses away from religious buildings and schools. The Colorado Springs planning commission is considering new zoning regulations to govern where medical marijuana businesses can be located. The diocese and the college...

4 years 2 months ago

Illegal drug use on rise

Illegal drug use is at the highest level in nearly a decade. The high rate last year was fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine abuse. The government report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found marijuana...

4 years 3 months ago

El Paso County delays decision on medical pot ban

The El Paso County commissioners have postponed a decision on whether voters should have an option to ban medical marijuana centers in unincorporated parts of the county. The commissioners heard testimony most of Thursday from law enforcement and residents worried about the proliferation of the centers and from medical...

4 years 3 months ago

More than 2,000 want Colo. marijuana licenses

More than 2,000 Colorado businesses, from growers to dispensaries, have applied for new state medical marijuana licenses. The applications were due Sunday and provide the first good sense of the size of Colorado's medical marijuana industry. The figure could still rise because applications postmarked by the due date will...

4 years 3 months ago

Most Colorado pot center owners have arrest records

The Drug Enforcement Administration says that more than half of the owners of Colorado's medical marijuana dispensaries have criminal records. The DEA says the crimes the dispensary owners were arrested for include sexual assault, weapons violations, and burglary. Four of the owners were previously arrested and investigated on charges...

4 years 3 months ago

Broomfield bans marijuana dispensaries

Broomfield has become the latest Colorado city to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The City Council Tuesday voted 8-2 on an ordinance prohibiting businesses that sell or grow medical marijuana as well as ones that make tinctures, baked goods or other "marijuana-infused products." Superior and Vail last month were...

4 years 3 months ago

Aurora will vote on pot dispensary ban

The Aurora City Council wants its residents to decide whether they want to prevent medical marijuana dispensaries from ever coming to the city. The Council approved a proposal Monday to put the question of marijuana dispensaries on the November ballot. Aurora does not yet have any dispensaries. The...

4 years 5 months ago

Vail approves ban on medical pot dispensaries

Government officials in Vail have voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries from ever operating within the popular skiing destination. Vail Council members who voted for the ban Tuesday say marijuana dispensaries would contradict with the image they've tried to set for the town. One of the seven council members...

4 years 5 months ago

Aurora will put marijuana question to voters

In Aurora, the question of whether to allow medical marijuana dispensaries is going to voters. Aurora City Council members agreed Saturday to place marijuana on November ballots. Voters will decide whether the city should allow dispensaries. Aurora now has a moratorium on pot shops, but it's going to...

4 years 6 months ago

Senate gives initial OK to pot dispensary rules

The Colorado Senate has given initial approval to proposed regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries. Senators endorsed the legislation on Wednesday after making one significant change. The health department will have to come up with rules allowing doctors to waive sales tax on medical marijuana for ill patients. While most...

4 years 9 months ago

Senate passes medical marijuana bill

The Senate has passed a bill preventing recreational pot users from skirting the law to obtain medical marijuana is headed. The Senate voted 34-1 on Monday to back the measure, Senate Bill 109, and send it to the House. It would bar doctors from writing recommendations inside dispensaries...

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