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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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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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Chamber, library file joint appeal of pot shop OK

June 11, 2016 — The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and Garfield County Public Library District have teamed up to appeal the recent city decision to grant a license for a new downtown marijuana shop. The chamber and library boards on Friday issued an appeal to Glenwood Springs City […]

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Approval granted for Green Dragon to change hands

June 11, 2016 — A Denver-based cannabis company that already owns a retail and medical marijuana operation in Glenwood Springs won local approval Wednesday to acquire the Green Dragon’s local holdings. Greenwerkz already received approval in May from Aspen’s licensing authority for a transfer of ownership involving the Green […]

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Council gives final OK to new pot business rules

June 11, 2016 — The city of Glenwood Springs has completed new rules for marijuana businesses, including the addition of a special-use review and hearing process, and an expanded 900-foot setback between retail pot shops and related businesses. City Council on Thursday approved the amended ordinance without any further […]

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Council upholds license approvals for Osiris pot grow

June 11, 2016 — The last of a series of marijuana business applications to go through the former city of Glenwood Springs licensing review process before new rules were enacted this summer got the green light to proceed from City Council Thursday night. Council voted 6-1 to uphold city […]

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Carbondale tightening marijuana regulations

June 8, 2016 — Carbondale trustees tweaked the town’s marijuana license ordinance Wednesday night, and another ordinance focusing on odor issues and the concentration of marijuana businesses is expected to follow. One of the main changes of the marijuana license ordinance passed Wednesday is that the Board of Trustees […]

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Parachute voters will decide broadband question & marijuana tax

June 4, 2016 — As Garfield County works to gain an understanding of the county’s broadband needs, both from residents and businesses, Parachute is going ahead with putting a question on the November ballot that would allow the town the option of participating in the telecommunications business. Trustees last […]

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Change in ownership looms for Aspen marijuana dispensary

May 27, 2016 — Alternative Medical Solutions, one of downtown Aspen’s seven recreational cannabis dispensaries, is set to change ownership for $382,000. Steamboat Springs resident Kenneth Porteous is scheduled to appear Wednesday before the Local Licensing Authority regarding his application to buy the business, located upstairs at 106 S. […]

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Aspen and Colorado marketers legally restricted from marketing marijuana

May 27, 2016 — A recent study showed that 6.8 percent of visitors said legal marijuana was their driving force to vacation in Colorado, but both state and Aspen tourism officials have no plans to market the state for its pot. “We operate on Forest Service land, so you […]

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Aspen marijuana dispensaries seize holiday business

May 27, 2016 — The greeter at the new Green Dragon location on the Hyman Avenue pedestrian mall checks IDs and bounces his head to the music playing. Inside, the budtenders, as they’re called, field a wide range of questions. “How much does a vaporizer cost?” “Why’s the Super […]

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Glenwood moves to toughen pot shop rules

May 27, 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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