​How Colorado Has Gone To Pot

NORML will be holding its 2015 Legislative Fly-In in Washington, DC, on May 21 and 22

COLORADO:  Here’s a scene you don’t see very often: a fundraiser for a symphony that’s a “BYOP” evening . . . as in, bring your own pot. And how about this: friends getting together after work not just for drinks, but for pot and munchies. In most places in the U.S., parties like these would be illegal. Read the full article…

Is Marijuana Consumption on House Arrest in Colorado?

We need to answer this question so that people can go somewhere,” Jane explained. “There are thousands of tourists coming in every week for this purpose but there is actually nowhere in public they can legally consume it.”

COLORADO: You’ve finally done it. You booked your trip. You’ve committed to that vacation you so desperately deserve. And you can smell the weed already. At this point – you’re daydreaming about walking down the street and sparking up a joint or casually smoking a bowl with a group of friends at a coffee shop. Read the full article…

Parks And Rec Issues Permit For Denver Marijuana Fest

Parks spokesman Jeff Green tells The Denver Post the department issued a festival permit to use Civic Center Park on April 19-20. The festival is expected to draw tens of thousands of people.

COLORADO:  Denver Parks and Recreation has given the official go-ahead to organizers of this year’s 4/20 marijuana celebration. Parks spokesman Jeff Green tells The Denver Post the department issued a festival permit to use Civic Center Park on April 19-20. The festival is expected to draw tens of thousands of people. Organizers have agreed to post Read the full article…

Marijuana Sales Mean New High For Garden City, Colorado: How Windfall Is Revitalizing Town Of 300

"We get (customers) from all over everywhere. And most -- you know, there's people that travel two hours to come here. ... We are an island."

COLORADO:  Several states are considering legalizing recreational marijuana, but in Colorado where recreational pot is now legal, Gov. John Hickenlooper thinks marijuana sales will bring in more than $600 million a year, with $134 million in taxes. One small town, Garden City, Colo., is already seeing a windfall. A four-by-five block, one-stoplight town, Garden City Read the full article…

Fired For Legally Smoking Pot: The Coming Colorado Crackdown

Brandon Coats, right, with his attorney, Michael Evans, left.

COLORADO: On New Year’s Day, Colorado became the first state in which it’s legal to recreationally smoke pot. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a fireable offense. Under U.S. law, private companies can fire employees for almost anything they do at home or at work. And while Colorado has bucked the trend by banning firings for Read the full article…

Fired For Legally Smoking Pot: The Coming Colorado Crackdown

Brandon Coats, right, with his attorney, Michael Evans, left.

COLORADO: On New Year’s Day, Colorado became the first state in which it’s legal to recreationally smoke pot. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a fireable offense. Under U.S. law, private companies can fire employees for almost anything they do at home or at work. And while Colorado has bucked the trend by banning firings for Read the full article…

Legal Marijuana Touching The Idaho Border

"We decided it was more important to do it right than to do it fast," Stephen Gutwillig, the Drug Policy Alliance's deputy executive director, said Tuesday. "We ultimately came quite close but just decided we didn't have enough of the pieces in place right now."

IDAHO:  With the recent legalization of marijuana in neighboring states, the impact is being felt in Idaho. Drug Recognition Expert Sergeant Winas, explained that, “the biggest thing is somebody that goes to one of these where its(marijuana) is legal , they buy it, they smoke it or whatever and then they come back to our Read the full article…

Legislator Wants New Mexico To Legalize Marijuana

Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino

NEW MEXICO:  A day after Colorado opened its doors to the legalized sale of recreational marijuana, a state senator said New Mexico should consider following suit. Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, an Albuquerque Democrat, said he will introduce a constitutional amendment proposal to legalize recreational marijuana when the Legislature convenes this month. The constitutional amendment Read the full article…

Pot Shops In Denver Open Door To $578 Million In Sales

“We’ll have people out the door,” Fox, 42, a Salida resident, said by telephone. “It’s going to be a very festive atmosphere. We all feel like we're walking on sunshine right now.”

COLORADO:  Toni Fox plans to open the doors of her Denver marijuana shop at 8 a.m. tomorrow to a line of customers including some who camped overnight to be the first in the U.S. to legally buy pot for recreational use. Fox has arranged for canopy tents, heaters and a food truck to offer donuts Read the full article…

How Might Wyoming Follow Colorado Pot Legislation?

The state of Colorado is spending $5.7 million to educate its citizens about the responsible use of marijuana in a major public campaign beginning this month.

The “Good to Know” initiative will utilize radio broadcasts, newspapers and the Internet, USA Today reports. The campaign apparently has a folksy and relatable tone to it, with one of the radio spots featuring a rhyming cowboy and banjo music. Colorado’s chief medical officer Dr. Larry Wolk says its goal is to educate without alienating.

WYOMING:  Tomorrow Colorado will set a new U.S. standard for the production, sale and use of marijuana. As of Jan. 1, the Centennial State becomes the first in the nation to allow the legal sale, purchase and use of pot for recreational purposes. But what will that mean for its neighbors to the north, where Read the full article…