Colorado MJ Sales At All Time High

Sales in March topped $72 million, 9 percent higher than the prior month’s $66 million in sales. Colorado medical marijuana accounted for $31 million in sales in March while retail (recreational) marijuana accounted for $41 million, both increasing 9 percent from February.

COLORADO: Colorado’s total marijuana sales hit an all-time high in March 2015, according to numbers released By the Colorado Department of Revenue.   Sales in March topped $72 million, 9 percent higher than the prior month’s $66 million in sales. Colorado medical marijuana accounted for $31 million in sales in March while retail (recreational) marijuana accounted for $41 million, both increasing 9 Read the full article…

Vermonters Return From Marijuana-Policy Tour

Nine people from Vermont, including Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn, Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan and representatives from both sides of the legalization debate, met with Colorado regulators, marijuana businesses and nonprofit organizations during the busy three-day trip.

VERMONT: Vermont leaders say touring through Colorado’s medical and recreational marijuana landscape this week gave them a lot to think about. Nine people from Vermont, including Public Safety Commissioner Keith Flynn, Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan and representatives from both sides of the legalization debate, met with Colorado regulators, marijuana businesses and nonprofit organizations Read the full article…

Main Denver Airport Bans Sale Of Marijuana-Themed Souvenirs

"We don't want marijuana to be the first thing our visitors experience when they arrive," airport spokesman Heath Montgomery said.

COLORADO:  Tourists who fly to Colorado to try legal pot can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport. The airport has banned pot-themed souvenirs, fearing the kitsch could taint the state’s image. Marijuana possession and any pot-related advertising were already forbidden. Read the full article…

NORML Head Rips John Hickenlooper for Calling Colorado’s Pot Legalization “Reckless”

"Any governor that looks at doing this before we see what the consequences are, I would view it as reckless," he replied.

By Michael Roberts COLORADO: Yesterday during a debate with Republican gubernatorial rival Bob Beauprez, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper described Colorado voter’s legalization of marijuana as “reckless.” In response, Allen St. Pierre, executive director of NORML, calls Hickenlooper a hypocrite — and that’s not all. As originally reported by the International Business Times’ David Sirota, Hickenlooper was asked Read the full article…

Judge Denies Bankruptcy Protection To Denver Marijuana Business

The legalized marijuana business is likely to hit $10 billion in 2015 alone.

COLORADO: Buzz kill? A U.S. bankruptcy judge has dismissed the case of a Denver marijuana business owner, saying that though his activities are legal under Colorado law, he is violating the federal Controlled Substances Act. In dismissing the case filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Denver by Frank Anthony Arenas, Judge Howard Tallman said he realizes Read the full article…

June Was Best Month Yet For Colorado Marijuana Sales

The Wichita City Council will vote at its next meeting to put the issue on the ballot or not.

COLORADO: New marijuana tax records from Colorado show June was the best-selling month yet for the state’s recreational pot experiment, with $24.7 million in total sales. The numbers released by the Department of Revenue also show recreational pot inching toward medical pot in total sales. In January, Colorado’s statewide sales tax on medical pot produced nearly 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…

Study: Marijuana Legalization Doesn’t Increase Crime

According to data from the Denver Police Department, violent crime (including homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated assault) fell by 6.9% in the first quarter of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013.

COLORADO:  Three months after Colorado residents legalized recreational marijuana with the passage of Amendment 64 in Nov. 2012, Sheriff Tom Allman of Mendocio County, Calif. – a haven for marijuana growers – warned that an onslaught of crime was headed toward Colorado. “Thugs put on masks, they come to your house, they kick in your Read the full article…

Telluride Colorado Airport Clarifies Marijuana Rules

According to TEX Board Chairman Jon Dwight, the board is attempting to walk a fine line between conflicting federal and state laws.

COLORADO: The Telluride Regional Airport Authority has decided to handle the issue of marijuana at the airport with an advisement to passengers. The board voted at its March meeting to install signs at TEX that advise anyone boarding flights that they risk prosecution if they enter federal airspace with marijuana. The new warning signs will be Read the full article…

Will Pueblo Be The Amsterdam of Colorado?

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COLORADO: Will Pueblo County become the Amsterdam of Colorado?  That’s how one local medical marijuana operator described his hopes last week in a lengthy article in The Washington Post newspaper — an ambition that might be shared by marijuana users but one that is a worst-case scenario for local economic development officials. “Let’s put it this Read the full article…