Colorado Retail Marijuana Applications Pouring In

Tim Waldron is all smiles as he collects his free marijuana cigarette during a pot giveaway on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colo., on Monday Sept. 23, 2013. Those opposing a marijuana sales tax ballot question are looking to replicate a successful campaign event in Denver by handing out free joints. Organizers are billing the giveaway as both a campaign event and flood relief, giving joints to medical marijuana patients and “stressed-out recreational users” who may have lost their stashes in the flooding.

COLORADO: Eisa Khoury, part owner of three medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, waited patiently Thursday for confirmation that the state had accepted his applications for non medical retail sales of pot.

Boulder County Commissioners Impose Temporary Moratorium On Retail Marijuana License Applications

That Oct. 22 hearing and meeting also is expected to include consideration of what the appropriate length of time might be for any additional moratorium on retail marijuana establishments to give county officials a chance to study what regulations, fees and ballot measures might be needed to oversee retail marijuana establishments.

COLORADO: Boulder County commissioners Tuesday imposed a temporary 22-day moratorium on accepting applications from anyone seeking to engage in retail sales of recreational marijuana, or the growing of that marijuana, in unincorporated parts of the county.

Colorado Accepts Historic Applications For Recreational Marijuana Stores

A sign at the Marijuana Enforcement Division office on Oct. 1, 2013.A sign at the Marijuana Enforcement Division office on Oct. 1, 2013.

COLORADO: Colorado marked a new marijuana milestone on Tuesday when it became the first state in United States history to begin taking applications from people wanting to open legal recreational marijuana stores.

Colorado Accepts Historic Applications For Recreational Marijuana Stores

COLORADO: Colorado marked a new marijuana milestone on Tuesday when it became the first state in United States history to begin taking applications from people wanting to open legal recreational marijuana stores.

Grand Rapids Hotel Lights Up Occupancy Rates With Smoking Rooms – Pot Included

While no hard numbers exist on the growth of hotels catering to marijuana smokers in particular, Betty Aldworth, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, a trade group, said "marijuana-related tourism is the fastest-growing sector of the marijuana industry."

MICHIGAN: The Howard Johnson franchise on 28th Street in Grand Rapids has seen occupancy soar since owner Bob Sullivan made a seemingly unfashionable business decision: accommodate smokers.

Medical Marijuana Web Services Raising Concerns

Considering the amount of money the city has spent chasing down dispensaries, it certainly makes sense to consider bringing the market above ground and generating some revenues from it

MASSACHUSETTS: Massachusetts’ nascent medical marijuana law has sparked a recent flurry of new Internet companies promising to match patients with doctors who will certify they need the weed for health reasons, a phenomenon that has dismayed the state’s medical society and raised concerns with the board that regulates physicians.