With Colorado Marijuana Rules Mostly Written, Uncertainty Still Looms

The state’s top medical officer, Dr. Larry Wolk, said high-volume marijuana caregivers are violating the spirit of the law.

COLORADO: Leaf Aspen medical marijuana dispensary co-owner Jesse Miller is following state and local jurisdiction lawmakers closely this year. He, like every other marijuana business owner in the state, could easily miss an important detail if he stops paying attention even for a day.

Pueblo County, Colorado Approves Recreational Marijuana Sales

Pueblo County is one of only seven Colorado counties that permitted retail sales, making it a likely southern pot mecca of sorts for those who live in pot-dry areas such as Colorado Springs and El Paso County.

COLORADO: Pueblo County commissioners finalized rules Wednesday night for recreational pot sales beginning next year, limiting the number of dispensaries to 10 and setting zoning rules and licensing fees.

Beware When Crossing State’s Borders After Marijuana Legalization

It is what Washingtonians will have to risk when crossing out of their corner of the country, into Idaho, Oregon and Canada. It is part of the price we pay for being first to test the waters of a new idea.

WASHINGTON: While government agencies in Washington, Colorado and in D.C. ponder the impact of legalizing marijuana, a patchwork of changes are likely already in motion in the bordering states where rules didn’t change. A recent trip to Idaho left me with little doubt of that.

Seattle Marijuana Zoning Vote Can Make Or Break I-502

If the most progressive city in the state, if not the country, can’t adopt rules to help decriminalized cannabis succeed, other cities won’t bother. Initiative 502 might be dead on arrival, and we can point to a lack of vision and disrespect for the will of the voters as the reason why.

WASHINGTON: On Monday afternoon, the Seattle City Council will vote on new zoning rules “to establish locational restrictions on the production, processing, selling, or delivery of marijuana, to modify the definition of food processing, and to modify existing allowances for agricultural uses in certain industrial areas.”

Your Genius Idea For A 420-Friendly Lazer Tag Arena Could Soon Become Reality In Colorado

"As a state, Colorado welcomes new businesses and Amendment 64 has opened up a new market for recreational marijuana use," Vicente added.

COLORADO: Your dreams of a 420-friendly lazer tag arena or black light poster viewing space/roller skating rink took another step forward to becoming a reality in Colorado. On Tuesday, in yet another marijuana first, Colorado became the first state in U.S. history to accept applications from people interested in opening up their very own recreational marijuana business.

Your Genius Idea For A 420-Friendly Lazer Tag Arena Could Soon Become Reality In Colorado

"As a state, Colorado welcomes new businesses and Amendment 64 has opened up a new market for recreational marijuana use," Vicente added.

COLORADO: Your dreams of a 420-friendly lazer tag arena or black light poster viewing space/roller skating rink took another step forward to becoming a reality in Colorado. On Tuesday, in yet another marijuana first, Colorado became the first state in U.S. history to accept applications from people interested in opening up their very own recreational marijuana business.

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.

Lasting Marijuana Reform Nationally Depends On Colorado

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.

COLORADO: The reactions recently from drug policy reform advocates to Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that the Department of Justice will not seek to challenge marijuana laws in states that have legalized have been predictable.

Seattle City Council Pushes Marijuana DUI Legislation

Seattle City Council considers MJ DUI regs.

WASHINGTON: The Seattle City Council is considering legislation to create municipal marijuana DUI misdemeanors. According to the city’s law department, the move is being sought primarily so the city can capture the revenue from potential pot law violations.

Seattle City Council Pushes Marijuana DUI Legislation

Seattle City Council considers MJ DUI regs.

WASHINGTON: The Seattle City Council is considering legislation to create municipal marijuana DUI misdemeanors. According to the city’s law department, the move is being sought primarily so the city can capture the revenue from potential pot law violations.