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Colorado Just Became The First State In History To Collect More Taxes From Marijuana Than Alcohol

Colorado Just Became The First State In History To Collect More Taxes From Marijuana Than Alcohol

COLORADO: No state has ever generated more tax revenue from marijuana than alcohol—until now. The Colorado Department of Revenue, according to recently released figures, just brought in $70 million in taxes relating to marijuana, compared to less than $42 million for alcohol taxes, over the course of a year. This Wednesday, Colorado is declaring a marijuana Read the full article…

Pot-Infused Jewish Foods Bing Readied For Colorado Cannabis Shops

ll edibles have to be packaged into specific THC servings, and for salmon, potency has been an inexact science.

COLORADO: In recent years, marijuana has undergone a serious image overhaul, leading to, among other things, its legalization in several states. With pot no longer relegated to back alley use, shouldn’t marijuana edibles get an upgrade too? Do you really always want a brownie or candy bar? Why not release an entire line of savory pot-packed Read the full article…

Colorado Raises $150 Million From Marijuana. Will More States Legalize?

"The big lesson we tell other states is you probably shouldn't legalize marijuana if you want to make money – that's not why you do it,"

COLORADO: Colorado has brought in more than $150 million in marijuana tax revenue, according to official state data. That doesn’t make it a budgetary panacea, warn lawmakers. “The big lesson we tell other states is you probably shouldn’t legalize marijuana if you want to make money – that’s not why you do it,” said J. Skyler McKinley, deputy Read the full article…

These Colorado Military Vets Are Suing Over Marijuana

Five PTSD patients from Colorado are suing the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment and the Colorado Board of Health for rejecting PTSD as a qualifying condition to use medical marijuana.

COLORADO:  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental ailment that affects people who have experienced serious traumatic events in their lives. It is typically found in people who have served in the military during wars, people who have been sexually abused, and people who have witnessed or experienced many other dreadful situations. People suffering from Read the full article…

Colorado Resorts Continue Rocky Mountain Quest To Attract Oregon Skiers

It seems Colorado is advertising its 300 breweries and 70 distilleries as much these days as its 30 or so excellent ski resorts.

COLORADO:  Hey, Oregon skiers, the heavy breathing you feel over your shoulder may by a representative of a Rocky Mountain ski area trying to get you to go skiing or snowboarding there this winter. Hot on the heals of an Aug. 20 Portland visit by representatives of Ski Utah, marketeers of Colorado skiing and tourism wined Read the full article…

The 23 Ways Colorado Says Marijuana Will Ruin Your Kid’s Life

A new series of public service announcements from the Colorado Department of Transportation delivers 23 ways marijuana will destroy a child.

COLORADO:  Yesterday, in this space, we noted that a new series of public service announcements from the Colorado Department of Transportation, released under the umbrella term “Hank’s How to Get Hit by a Car,” had stolen the thunder from the State of Colorado’s latest anti-marijuana campaign aimed at those under 21. Here’s why. Whereas the Read the full article…

Complaint Filed Against Colorado To Allow Pot For PTSD Treatment

COLORADO:  Several people on Wednesday filed a complaint in Denver District Court against the Colorado Board of Health‘s decision in July not to add post-traumatic stress disorder to medical conditions that can be treated under the state’s medical marijuana program. The complaint lists Curtis Bean, Larisa Bolivar, Stephen Otero, Matthew Kahl and Zach Phillips as Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization In Colorado Leads To First ‘Weedery’

The legislation would complement an ongoing to push to formally allow and regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, some of which have continued to operate in a legal grey area since a 2013 Michigan Supreme Court ruling.

COLORADO:  Wineries and breweries should brace themselves for some unusual competition. Colorado, which legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012, will get its first “weedery” in early 2016. The $35 million project, Green Man Cannabis Ranch and Amphitheater,the brainchild of Christian Hageseth, is set to open in Denver. Its greenhouses represent a major shift because producers have Read the full article…

Was Big Pharma Behind Colorado’s Rejection Of Medical Marijuana For PTSD?

Last week the Colorado Board of Health again rejected adding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to the list of conditions for which medical marijuana can be prescribed.

COLORADO:  Washington’s voters legalized recreational marijuana the same day that Colorado’s did, but so far that state has been far behind Colorado in creating the infrastructure for the new industry. Far behind in most ways, that is: Last week the Colorado Board of Health again rejected adding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to the list of conditions for which Read the full article…

Colorado Rejects Medical Marijuana Use For PTSD

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COLORADO:  Citing scant research, Colorado health officials voted Wednesday against adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments eligible for treatment with medical marijuana. The 6-2 vote came despite a recommendation from the Colorado Chief Medical Officer and a panel of physicians to make PTSD the first condition added to Colorado’s medical pot eligibility list in 15 years. Read the full article…