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Marijuana tied to more 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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Vail, Beaver Creek hotel concierge services assisting with pot-related questions

March 16, 2017 — The Vail Daily caught up with four local hotels and members of their concierge services to ask what life's like with the cheeba chasers coming to Colorado. From 70-year-olds inquiring about marijuana to housekeepers throwing the extras away after the guests leave, here's some questions […]

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District Attorney Bruce Brown: Marijuana legalization not a threat to public safety

February 28, 2017 — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled on Monday that his Justice Department might take a tough line on federal enforcement of marijuana laws, claiming that violence was increasing because of the legalization of pot at the state level. "We're seeing real violence around that," Sessions said. […]

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Tourists continue visiting ER for marijuana use

February 27, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A new report shows a correlation between the legalization of recreational marijuana and an uptick in emergency room visits for complications associated with the drug’s use, particularly in Routt County. The Colorado Department of Health and Environment's report, "Monitoring Health Concerns related […]

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Paranoia over pot policy? Pot crackdown talk spooks marijuana industry

February 25, 2017 — WASHINGTON — The White House press secretary's response to a Skype question Thursday sent shockwaves through Colorado's marijuana industry. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday to expect "greater enforcement" of federal recreational marijuana laws. Spicer's statement flies in the face of the national will. […]

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Federal marijuana enforcement could be catastrophic to Colorado economy

January 30, 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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Colorado marijuana industry braces for Trump’s Jeff Sessions appointment

January 11, 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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Recreational marijuana legalization on the ballot in five states

November 6, 2016 — As the United States hurdles toward an election that many people throughout the nation are facing with equal parts dread and relief, another revolution may be taking place in slightly quieter terms. Nine states have marijuana legalization questions on the ballot. Five of them are […]

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Glenwood moves to toughen pot shop rules

July 1, 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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Glenwood moves to toughen pot shop rules

July 1, 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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Council set to weigh pot rule revisions

July 1, 2016 — A ban on new marijuana businesses in the downtown core, a special permit review that would involve the city's planning commission and a greatly increased 900-foot setback between shops are among options before Glenwood Springs City Council this Thursday. The options were among the ideas […]

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Basalt-area marijuana farm’s license in peril

July 1, 2016 — In a highly charged meeting Tuesday, Pitkin County commissioners told the owners of High Valley Farms, a marijuana grow facility that debuted last year, that its license is in serious peril because of its chronic stench. The meeting was the latest in a series of […]

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Silverthorne Town Council votes to extend hours for retail marijuana shops

July 1, 2016 — People looking to purchase marijuana in Silverthorne after sundown are now in luck. On Wednesday night, the Silverthorne Town Council unanimously approved an ordinance extending the hours of operation at retail marijuana shops. Shops can now operate from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Prior town […]

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Vail pot moratorium moves forward

July 1, 2016 — VAIL — While resort towns elsewhere were quick to jump into retail marijuana sales, Vail continues its wait-and-see approach. The Vail Town Council Tuesday unanimously passed on first reading an ordinance that will extend the town's current moratorium on retail marijuana sales in town. The […]

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Grand County commissioners to hear marijuana permit request

July 1, 2016 — The Grand County commissioners will conduct a public hearing regarding a special use permit for a marijuana cultivation facility near Granby. The board will consider the application on Tuesday, July 22, in the Grand County Administration Building in Hot Sulphur Springs. The Grand County Planning […]

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Grand County planning board says no to proposed marijuana grow facility

July 1, 2016 — Grand County Planning Commission voted four to two against issuing a special use permit for a proposed marijuana grow facility near Granby. The Department of Planning and Zoning recommended the commission approve the permit. "We do have to recommend approval on this," said Kristen Manguso, […]

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Grand County puts off Highland Lumber rezoning decision

July 1, 2016 — The Grand County commissioners decided to table a proposal to rezone the former Highland Lumber building on U.S. Highway 40 in Tabernash, which might become a medical-marijuana grow facility. Wells Fargo Bank took ownership of the 11-acre parcel and building after foreclosing on the owner. […]

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Retail pot shop opens in Eagle-Vail

July 1, 2016 — EAGLE COUNTY — The Vail Valley's second retail marijuana shop opens Monday. There will be more in the coming months. Eagle's Sweet Leaf Pioneer has been open since spring, and another shop is planned. While every other town in the valley has either banned or […]

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Vail bans retail pot another year

July 1, 2016 — VAIL — The Vail town council voted unanimously to extend its temporary ban on retail marijuana for another year in order to gather more information and observe other towns such as Aspen, who have legalized retail sales. The town had set a self-imposed July 31 […]

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Growers abandon $8.3 million in illegal pot

July 1, 2016 — GYPSUM – Just because pot is legal in Colorado does not mean you can grow it on someone else's land. In the last week, illegal growers walked away from 3,630 marijuana plants worth as much as $8.3 million in marijuana, 1,000 in Eagle County near […]

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