February 13, 2018 — CHICAGO — Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found. The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair
October 26, 2017 — The Basalt Town Council declined to consider Tuesday night whether to endorse a ballot question by Eagle County to tax recreational marijuana sales to raise revenue for mental health services. Basalt officials said they want a commitment that 20 percent of the revenue from the
October 19, 2017 — Because marijuana is legal in the state, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in July that a dog alerting to drugs in general does not provide legally sound probable cause for a search.
October 3, 2017 — The lowest average wholesale marijuana price ever recorded by Cannabis Benchmarks came this year in Colorado, according to the market-research firm's 2017 mid-year report. Cannabis Benchmarks has been tracking sales of the new commodity across the U.S., much like other market-research firms do for corn,
September 20, 2017 — New marijuana rules that go into effect Oct. 1 aim to keep marijuana products from getting into the hands of children. “These regulations reflect extensive stakeholder input focused on public safety and legislative intent,” Colorado Department of Revenue Executive Director Mike Hartman said in a
September 20, 2017 — Carbondale trustees are leaning toward eliminating the town's cap on recreational marijuana shops, while also tightening the time frame that newly licensed shops have to get up and running. This discussion came up during a Tuesday work session after a couple instances of marijuana businesses
September 13, 2017 — The trend of summer highs for Colorado’s cannabis industry continued in July as monthly recreational sales surpassed the $100 million mark for the first time since legalization. The Cannabist’s calculations of the latest Colorado marijuana tax data show that the state’s cannabis shops sold nearly
August 22, 2017 — DENVER — Colorado’s largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver’s elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering places may mean the city gets few takers for the new licenses. Denver voters approved bring-your-own-pot
August 14, 2017 — The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating a burglary at one of the city’s pot shops. Police sent out a vague news release about the burglary that occurred early Wednesday morning, Aug. 9, at Golden Leaf, 1755 Lincoln Ave. Commander Annette Dopplick said she did not want
August 12, 2017 — Can you teach an old drug-sniffing canine a new trick — that is, to ignore the smell of cannabis? A Colorado Appeals Court ruling is forcing law enforcement agencies to rethink how they use dogs.
August 11, 2017 — Halfway through 2017, Colorado’s marijuana retailers amassed more than $750 million in sales, according to The Cannabist’s extrapolations of the latest tax data released by the state. Covering both the medical and adult-use markets, the sales of flower, edibles and concentrates through June 2017 are
August 10, 2017 — History was made on Lake Tahoe's North Shore on Saturday, when NuLeaf Tahoe opened its doors to recreational marijuana customers, becoming the first dispensary on the lake to sell marijuana to anyone 21 years and older. Customers began showing up at 9 a.m. for the
August 3, 2017 — EAGLE COUNTY — Eagle County does not have its own marijuana tax, but the estimated $2 million it could generate locally has the county commissioners eager for one. A poll by Boulder-based Magellan Strategies told the commissioners that up to three-quarters of likely voters would
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
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
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.
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
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.