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Marijuana tied to more Colorado collisions but not fatalities, pair of studies says

June 26, 2017 — Late last week, two new studies received a flurry of news coverage and at first blush appeared contradictory: An insurance-industry nonprofit found that collision claims had increased in states that legalized marijuana compared to others, while a paper published in an academic journal found no […]

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Glenwood marijuana taxes pass easily

April 4, 2017 — Glenwood Springs voters have agreed to join other area municipalities in assessing special taxes on the retail sale and transfer of recreational marijuana products within the city. City voters, in the mail ballot election that concluded Tuesday, voted 1,205 to 813 to impose a new, […]

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Glenwood voters weigh marijuana tax questions

March 28, 2017 — In addition to determining who will fill contested seats on Glenwood Springs City Council in balloting that is underway for the April 4 election, city voters are also being asked to decide two local marijuana tax questions. Glenwood Issue 1 asks if the city should […]

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Retail addition to downtown Glenwood Springs pot shop OK’d

March 16, 2017 — Glenwood Springs City Council Thursday night unanimously approved a special-use permit for Green Natural Solutions to expand from serving medical marijuana customers only and provide retail sales for recreational consumers as well. "They've met the code, and they have had a business down there for […]

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Federal marijuana enforcement hazardous to Colorado economy, industry says

January 29, 2017 — After two years of revenue boom, marijuana advocates fear that a federal crackdown on recreational marijuana would be catastrophic to Colorado's economy. With the likelihood of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions being appointed as the U.S. attorney general, marijuana businesses are left uncertain about how he […]

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GWS pot taxes could reopen detox talks

January 26, 2017 — Not one, but two city marijuana taxes are set to be put before Glenwood Springs voters in the April 4 municipal election. And, although no decisions have been made about how the hundreds of thousands of dollars in anticipated new tax revenues would be spent […]

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Glenwood may ask voters for special pot tax in April

January 11, 2017 — Glenwood Springs voters might get a chance in the April 4 election to decide whether to impose a special tax on marijuana sales in the city. City Council will have a work session at its Jan. 19 meeting to discuss a possible ballot question asking […]

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Sen. Sessions hazy on marijuana enforcement

January 11, 2017 — During his confirmation hearing, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, did not draw a clear picture of how he would approach federal marijuana laws. During these confirmation hearings the Colorado marijuana industry is tuning in to gauge what the next […]

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Marijuana industry braces for Sessions appointment

January 9, 2017 — Marijuana advocates in Colorado are waiting to see how threatening President-elect Donald Trump's pick for attorney general, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, an avowed pot foe, could be for the industry. They also wonder which Republican position will win out: opposition to marijuana or promotion of […]

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Weed is winning, but the train could still go off the tracks

November 28, 2016 — DENVER — Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government will let dozens of state pot experiments play out? Not by a long shot. The government still has many […]

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In Colorado, marijuana edibles increasingly sending dogs to the animal ER

November 16, 2016 — About a month ago, Summit resident Heidi Sodetz was trail running with her two golden retrievers on Tenderfoot Mountain. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary with the dogs until about an hour after she got home, when one of them, Lenni, started acting strangely: she […]

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Garfield County tightens personal pot growing regulations

November 7, 2016 — Following some high-profile busts of large illegal marijuana farms in Garfield County, commissioners moved Monday to tighten control over personal marijuana grows, which have gone largely unregulated by the county. New amendments to the county land use code target personal marijuana grows, not commercial operations. […]

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Requests overwhelming agencies — but is it pot that’s bringing more poor to Pueblo?

July 25, 2016 — Is legalized marijuana bringing more poor people to Pueblo County? For local nonprofit agencies that are the front line in dealing with indigent people, there is no question more poor single people and families have been knocking on their doors in the past few years. […]

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Have Aspen’s pot shops runneth over?

June 29, 2016 — The number of marijuana shops in Aspen has reached the level that Mayor Steve Skadron fears their "proliferation" is negatively shaping the city's image and tainting its brand. Skadron called a City Council work session Tuesday to begin dialogue about whether the municipal government should […]

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Can the pot industry one day rival skiing?

June 11, 2016 — EAGLE COUNTY — Skiing is king in the Vail Valley — always has been. But will it always be so? Winter sports will probably always dominate the Vail Valley's economy. Despite years of effort, the town of Vail collects about 70 percent of its annual […]

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New retail marijuana shop opens in Eagle-Vail

June 11, 2016 — EAGLE-VAIL — A new recreational marijuana shop, High Country Healing, has opened on the "Green Mile" along U.S. Highway 6. The shop will hold a grand opening celebration Jan. 22 with food, live music and specials throughout the store. Together with a local development company, […]

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City’s eighth pot dispensary on deck

June 11, 2016 — The former owner of The Meatball Shack has submitted an application to open the city's eighth recreational marijuana dispensary in the downtown core. Michael Gurtman, who shut down The Meatball Shack last month after four and a half years, said the new dispensary, if approved […]

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Shops expect big crowds for tax holiday

June 11, 2016 — EAGLE COUNTY — Marijuana enthusiasts can add one more holiday to their calendars. On Sept. 16, recreational pot will be sold without state-added taxes. Those taxes were approved by voters in 2013, a year after the state approved a constitutional amendment legalizing the possession and […]

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High Valley Farms lives to grow another year

June 11, 2016 — Jordan Lewis said he was "literally betting the farm" on his pot-growing facility near Basalt. The gamble paid off — for the time being at least. Pitkin County commissioners voted 4-1 Wednesday to renew separate, one-year licenses for High Valley Farms, which is co-owned by […]

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Glenwood moves to toughen pot shop rules

June 11, 2016 — New marijuana businesses in Glenwood Springs will face a special planning review to make sure the proposed location is suitable, and will have to be separated by at least 900 feet. Those are the new rules that won initial approval Thursday night on a 6-1 […]

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