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…

Spokane Police Give Out Few Marijuana Citations

Pot smokers are more likely to be arrested by security than cops

WASHINGTON: Riverfront Park might be the worst place to get high in Spokane. Data from Spokane Municipal Court shows marijuana users are far more likely to be fined for consuming pot in public by a park security guard than by a Spokane police officer, though they’re unlikely to get a ticket at all. Citywide, law enforcement officers have Read the full article…

The Fiasco In Denver: Putting The Cart Before The Horse

There is no valid reason for such a limitation, and it really reflects the remaining stigma many non-smoking Americans still associate with the use of marijuana – that it may be tolerated in the home, but is somehow an offense to society to permit smoking in a public venue.

By Keith Stroup COLORADO:  The embarrassing episode this week in Denver, when the sponsors of a city-wide initiative to legalize marijuana smoking in some bars and lounges withdrew their initiative, even after qualifying for the ballot, reminds us of the need to thoroughly vet these types of projects – especially those with the potential to set-back the Read the full article…

Pro-Pot Group Drops Ballot Campaign To Allow Marijuana In Denver Bars

“We believe in the language we put forward and that adults who consume cannabis deserve the same freedoms to congregate and socialize as those who consume alcohol,” Mr. Tvert said. “We were persuaded, however, by members of the political and business communities, who requested participation in this process. We look forward to working with them to find a solution amenable to all parties.”

COLORADO: A pro-marijuana group is withdrawing its ballot measure to allow pot in Denver bars and plans to work instead with the city council and the business community on devising a law on social use in commercial establishments. Mason Tvert, who led the successful 2012 campaign permitting recreational marijuana use for adults, said in a press release Thursday Read the full article…

A Pain In The Bud: The ‘Legality’ Of ‘Coffee Shops’ And Other Marijuana Consumer Venues And Events In The U.S.

pot is popular

WASHINGTON:  Those who have been to Amsterdam may know a thing or two about Dutch “coffee shops.” Though these shops operate in a legal gray area, they still attract droves of foreigners who come to buy and use marijuana in a pleasant coffeehouse setting. Think Starbucks, but with patrons rolling joints or consuming edibles instead Read the full article…

Proposed New Law Aims To Allow Cannabis In Bars And Clubs, But Is That The Best Way To Socially Smoke Pot?

Colorado and other states that have legalized marijuana have outlawed public cannabis consumption, but what about consumption behind closed doors and among consenting adults?

COLORADO:  It’s a busy afternoon at The Lazy Lion, a members-only marijuana club in this notoriously conservative city. Inside the windowless one-story building in an industrial part of town, attendees who’ve paid the club’s $5 daily membership fee line up at a glass bar to acquire bags of marijuana or take hits from one of the Read the full article…

Colorado Officials Encourage Responsible Marijuana Use During 4/20 Celebrations

The Colorado departments of Transportation (CDOT), Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE), Revenue (DOR), Human Services (DHS), Public Safety (DPS) and the Governor’s office are reminding people that while marijuana may be legal, there are certain restrictions that must be followed for safety reasons.

COLORADO: On Sunday, April 20, marijuana enthusiasts will be able to legally enjoy and celebrate the unofficial holiday dedicated to cannabis. Now that Coloradans and tourists can legally participate in the recreational consumption of marijuana and celebrate at the many events that will take place statewide, patrons are being encouraged to be informed and abide by Read the full article…

Tickets For Public Pot Use In Boulder Quadruple Since Amendment 64

Public pot smokers at 4/20 rally on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.

COLORADO:  In the year since Amendment 64 legalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Colorado, Boulder police have issued nearly four times as many tickets for smoking pot in public — which is still illegal. Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner said that while his officers have stopped ticketing people for mere possession of Read the full article…