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7 months 1 week ago

Palmer Lake Holds Heated Town Hall Meeting

Palmer Lake held a heated town hall meeting Saturday morning to address recreational pot sales and fire mitigation. Some residents argued that the town is in desperate need of the money marijuana sales could bring in, while others argued that selling the drug could lead to crime and unwanted...

7 months 3 weeks ago

Colorado Springs Airport Bans Marijuana

The Colorado Springs Airport announced Wednesday afternoon that marijuana will be prohibited at the airport. The rule goes into effect on Friday, January 10, 2014. Airport leaders explained that TSA added marijuana to its prohibited list in December, and now the Airport has adopted a new rule banning pot...

1 year 2 months ago

Woodland Park says no to marijuana

TELLER COUNTY - Retail marijuana will not be sold in the city limits of Woodland Park. Late Thursday night, the City Council voted 3-2 to ban all growing, testing and retail sales of marijuana as well as the operation of marijuana clubs. The community joins Monument and El Paso...

1 year 5 months ago

Edible pot treats pose problem for kids

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, and some doctors are pointing to Colorado's lax marijuana laws as potential risks for children. Doctors at Children's Hospital in Denver are reporting a significant increase in hospital visits due to kids getting their hands on marijuana treats like brownies. Between 2005 and...

1 year 6 months ago

Trading for marijuana: Is this legal?

Marijuana users are getting creative when it comes to getting their hands on pot. They're using web sites like Craigslist to trade merchandise for marijuana. Plug in "marijuana" on Craigslist and a laundry list of postings will appear. People are looking to trade anything and everything from cell phones...

1 year 7 months ago

Openings of Oakland pot dispensaries delayed

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A hard-line stance by the federal government on medical marijuana dispensaries and the reluctance of landlords to rent out their space is being blamed for a delay in the opening of new dispensaries after Oakland officials permitted the establishment of four new medical marijuana facilities. Nearly...

2 years 3 months ago

Marijuana ad campaigns to begin soon

DENVER (AP) - Marijuana legalization supporters are courting mothers in their first television campaign ad of the year. An ad airing Friday in Denver features a young woman e-mailing her mother to talk about marijuana. The young woman argues that pot is safer than alcohol, the central tenet of the...

2 years 3 months ago

Vehicle runs into MMJ shop

A vehicle crashed into the front of a medical marijuana dispensary early Tuesday morning. It happened on the 3600 block of Galley Road in Colorado Springs. That is the Happy Buddha Wellness Center. Investigators say the vehicle was unoccupied and still running when they found it. They...

2 years 4 months ago

CU attempts to put a stop to 4-20 pot rally

DENVER (AP) - Colorado's flagship university is restricting visitors for a day in a bid to stop an annual marijuana protest that last year attracted more than 10,000 people. Every year, many marijuana activists across the nation hold pot-smoking protests on April 20 to demand legalization. The gathering at the...

2 years 6 months ago

Marijuana activists from Colorado to protest Obama

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Marijuana activists are headed to an Obama campaign office to protest what they consider "hostile actions" from the administration. Pot activists say that President Barack Obama's administration is making "attacks" on medical marijuana patients. Several activists were headed to a campaign office in Lakewood Thursday to...

3 years 1 month ago

Marijuana limit legalization

A state title board is deciding to put another question about marijuana on the ballot this Wednesday. They will make a decision about making marijuana comparable to alcohol for the 2012 ballots. A marijuana activist challenging proposed language for the ballot measure says it's a flawed description because there's...

3 years 2 months ago

Council approves $2,200 mmj application fee

The Colorado Springs City Council has approved a motion to charge applicants $2,200 for a medical marijuana business application. The fee will include a city background check in addition to the background check already done by the stare. Originally council was expected to vote on a large fee structure...

3 years 2 months ago

State mmj shops get new regulations this week

A landmark week is ahead for the medical marijuana industry in Colorado. On July 1st new state regulations, the toughest in the country, will officially go in to effect. Scott Saunders, who owns Natural Leaf in Colorado Springs, says he welcomes the regulation for legitimacy. "Regulations absolutely will provide legitimacy...

3 years 2 months ago

Pitkin County Changes Pot Policies

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Pitkin County commissioners are backing off rules regulating the local growth and sale of medical marijuana because of threats from the federal government to take action against officials administering state-sanctioned medical marijuana programs. Commissioners on Wednesday were considering an ordinance that would have added specifications for...

3 years 3 months ago

Morgan County bans marijuana dispensaries

FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) - Rural Morgan County in northeast Colorado is the latest to make a marijuana dispensary ban permanent. The Fort Morgan Times reports that county commissioners voted unanimously this week to ban pot shops and commercial growing operations. The county had been under a moratorium, but...

3 years 3 months ago

State to be sued over medical pot laws

DENVER (AP) - A prominent marijuana attorney in Colorado has given notice he'll be suing over new medical pot regulations, including requirements that dispensaries grow most of the marijuana they sell. Robert Corry of Denver sent a letter to state Attorney General John Suthers Friday say he intends to sue....

3 years 4 months ago

CU pays 50K for annual pot celebration

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - University of Colorado officials are discussing the possibility of shutting down an annual marijuana celebration event that costs the school tens of thousands of dollars to manage. Vice Chancellor for Administration Frank Bruno says CU pays about $50,000 annually to hire personnel from the sheriff...

3 years 4 months ago

State House considers edible marijuana

DENVER (AP) - Mandatory labels on edible marijuana in Colorado have won preliminary approval in the state House. The bill requires "edibles" such as pot brownies or cannabis-infused lollipops to be packaged in childproof packages and carry labels warning that the products are not for children. The bill is...

3 years 5 months ago

Medical marijuana center burglarized

It's a video you have to see to believe. Three men dropping in on a medical marijuana center to burglarize the store early Saturday morning. "We got a call around 5am from our security company." explains Debbie Woodhouse with the Cannabinoids mmj shop near Platte and Circle. It's the...

3 years 7 months ago

Marijuana patients challenge new regulations

Some medical marijuana patients filed a petition yesterday to stop Colorado's looming regulations for how pot is sold. The group of marijuana patients have asked the state's Supreme Court to overturn large parts of two Colorado laws passed last year that will regulate the medical marijuana industry. The patients'...

3 years 9 months ago

Schools, government crack down on fake pot

The Drug Enforcement Administration and local schools are cracking down on fake pot products such as "K2", "Mr. Smiley", "Spice" and "Chronic". They're made from synthetic marijuana and are marketed as incense. However, the DEA has temporarily banned these products, which means they can't be sold in stores and you...

3 years 9 months ago

Burglars get stuck inside medical marijuana shop

Three Fort Carson soldiers were arrested early Saturday morning after a failed burglary attempt at a south eastern Colorado Springs medical marijuana facility. "They busted the doorknob off with a hammer and then they jimmied the door open." explains Rocky Road Remedies shop owner Renze Waddington, "But the locking mechanism...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado waives pot fees for the poor

Poor medical marijuana patients in Colorado won't have pay state marijuana registration fees or sales tax on the pot they buy. The Colorado Board of Health approved a plan Wednesday to waive the $90 registration fee for indigent medical marijuana patients. Patients who want their fees waived will have...

3 years 11 months ago

Woman indicted for giving toddler marijuana

CINCINNATI (AP) - A grand jury has indicted an Ohio woman accused of providing marijuana to her 2-year-old daughter and using her cell phone to record the child smoking the drug. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters said Wednesday that 21-year-old Jessica Gamble of Springfield Township in suburban Cincinnati was...

3 years 11 months ago

Pot plants found in forest near Deckers

Authorities have destroyed about 4,400 marijuana plants growing on the Pike National forest in central Colorado. The U.S. Forest Service and Douglas County sheriff's office removed the plants near Deckers Wednesday. Authorities say four men were seen fleeing the area as officers arrived. Officers didn't find the men. ...

4 years 3 days ago

Marijuana found growing in Colorado forest

Authorities are investigating a suspected illegal marijuana growing operation in the mountains north of Boulder. The Boulder County sheriff's office said a man fled the area when investigators arrived to do surveillance on Monday. Three SWAT teams and the U.S. Forest Service have been called in to help in...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Marijuana growing operation shut down

Pueblo County Sheriff's Deputies seized more than 100 marijuana plants from the basement of a home in Pueblo County. After a search warrant was issued last Friday, deputies seized about 120 marijuana plants from a home in the 1700 block of Cougar Drive in Pueblo West. The investigation started...

4 years 2 weeks ago

BC police: Bears surrounded pot fields

Police who uncovered two marijuana fields near the U.S.-Canada border had to tread carefully: 13 black bears were wandering around the crops. The fields of about 2,300 plants were found near Christina Lake, just a few miles from the border. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Pot plot hidden in farmer's corn field

Authorities say a southern Idaho farmer unknowingly watered and fertilized more than 300 marijuana plants while tending to his corn fields. The Jerome County sheriff's office says the farmer found the plot of pot growing between his tall, green stalks of unripened corn early Monday and called authorities. ...

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