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Gov. Hickenlooper Orders Pesticide-Tainted Marijuana Destroyed

COLORADO:  Colorado’s governor ordered the destruction Thursday of marijuana treated with unapproved pesticides, his first action on the matter after months of product recalls and media warnings about unhealthy pesticides on pot. The executive order by Gov. John Hickenlooper called marijuana treated with certain pesticides a “threat to public safety” and said it should be Read the full article…

Hickenlooper: Marijuana Regulators Have Done ‘A Very Good Job’

Hickenlooper says he’s pleased with the way his state has handled voters’ wishes.

COLORADO:  When Colorado voters passed a ballot measure in 2012 legalizing marijuana for recreational use, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) was in the minority voting no. But two years later, eight months into the legalization experiment, Hickenlooper says he’s pleased with the way his state has handled voters’ wishes. “I think [state regulators have] done a pretty Read the full article…

Colorado Gov. Still Isn’t High On Legalized Marijuana

While Hickenlooper voiced sympathy towards the inequities of felony records for young people with “often minor marijuana transgressions,” he looked to state lawmakers and district attorneys to mitigate these issues.

COLORADO: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper did not support marijuana legalization before voters in his state gave it the stamp of approval at the polls in 2012. Four months into this “great social experiment” he tells us he still wouldn’t have supported it despite tax revenues coming in higher than officials thought and a burgeoning new industry. Read the full article…

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper, Washington Gov. Insleee Call For Banking Flexibility For Marijuana Businesses

"In order to achieve the mutual federal and state goal of establishing tightly controlled marijuana regulatory systems, we urge you to issue inter-agency guidance that will allow legal, licensed marijuana businesses access to the banking system.”

COLORADO: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee wrote to federal regulators Wednesday asking for flexibility in federal banking regulations so state-licensed marijuana businesses have access to the banking system.

Colorado Has Backed Off Plans For Marijuana Clubs

Colorado backs away from pot clubs

By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press COLORADO: Colorado lawmakers have backed off plans to regulate marijuana clubs, saying the state would invite a federal crackdown by approving Amsterdam-style pot clubs. The state House voted Thursday to amend a bill that would have set rules for how private pot clubs could work. It was a dramatic reversal. Bring-your-own Read the full article…

Colorado Set To Prohibit Marijuana Co-Op Growing Operations

police groups and Hickenlooper, a Democrat, have called on lawmakers to curb the practice of assisting other recreational pot users.

By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press COLORADO: Colorado was set Monday to outlaw marijuana growing co-ops soon after the state Senate unanimously approved a bill making it a crime for people to cultivate recreational pot for other people. The bill supported by the office of Gov. John Hickenlooper passed 35-0 but it was unclear when he would sign it. There Read the full article…

After Two Years, Debate Remains Over Marijuana Legalization’s Impacts

The legal cannabis market is big, and getting bigger

COLORADO: Ask Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper how marijuana legalization is going, now almost two years into a historic initiative of allowing licensed stores to sell cannabis to anyone over 21, and he offers this: “In many ways, the first two years of marijuana legalization has been a testament to Coloradans and our ability to work together.” Hickenlooper Read the full article…

How Is Marijuana Legalization Going? The Price Of Pot Peace Looks Like A Bargain.

“It seems like the people that were smoking before are mainly the people that are smoking now,” Hickenlooper said as Colorado marked six months of legal recreational sales last week.

In 2012 John Larson, a retired high school math and science teacher, voted against I-502, the initiative that legalized marijuana in Washington. Yet this week Larson was one of the first government-licensed marijuana merchants to open a store in that state: Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver. “If people were dumb enough to vote it in, I’m all for Read the full article…

Colorado Cuts Marijuana Tax, Targets Black Market, While Oregon Eyes 20% Tax

Colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, and now it’s passed a marijuana tax relief.

COLORADO:  Colorado is leading again, this time with a permanent tax break on recreational marijuana. The state is lowering the tax from 10% to 8% effective in July 2017, a move that could cut into Colorado’s black market. Colorado was the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use, and now it’s passed a marijuana tax relief. There Read the full article…

Colorado To Offer One-Day Tax Holiday On Marijuana

Washington state raked in more than $70 million in taxes during its first year of legal and regulated marijuana sales.

COLORADO:  Colorado will repeal sales taxes on marijuana Sept. 16, thanks to a quirk in its constitution. The one-time-only holiday from the 10 percent state sales tax on recreational pot is likely to generate buzz in the first state in the nation to legalize marijuana. The little-noticed provision is part of a larger bill that Read the full article…