Colorado Pot Sales Exceed $1 Million On First Day

Colorado is marking one year since it became the first state to allow recreational pot.

COLORADO: Pot shops did record sales compared to the “medical marijuana days” on Wednesday when recreational marijuana opened. Pot shop owners across Colorado believe they collectively made more than $1 million statewide. Supporters, critics and other states are waiting to see what will happen in Colorado on day two and beyond. In Perth, Australia, headlines say Read the full article…

Employers Can Still Fire Pot Smokers For Legal Use In Colorado

“Right now there is a great deal of confusion,” said attorney Danielle Urban of labor-law firm Fisher & Phillips in Denver. “People are surprised to learn that they can lose their jobs.”

COLORADO: As Colorado cannabis sales begin Jan. 1, one fact is sometimes overlooked: Employers still can fire workers for using it on- or off-duty. State law gives employers full authority to impose any drug prohibitions they wish, despite it being legal in Colorado for adults to possess and consume marijuana. “Employers hold all the cards,” said Curtis Read the full article…

Employers Can Still Fire Pot Smokers For Legal Use In Colorado

“Right now there is a great deal of confusion,” said attorney Danielle Urban of labor-law firm Fisher & Phillips in Denver. “People are surprised to learn that they can lose their jobs.”

COLORADO: As Colorado cannabis sales begin Jan. 1, one fact is sometimes overlooked: Employers still can fire workers for using it on- or off-duty. State law gives employers full authority to impose any drug prohibitions they wish, despite it being legal in Colorado for adults to possess and consume marijuana. “Employers hold all the cards,” said Curtis Read the full article…

Denver To Hand Out First Marijuana Business Licenses Friday

As of Monday, 42 of those applicants have been approved by the City and County of Denver; but officials expect that fewer than 10 stores may actually be ready to open when recreational marijuana officially becomes legal on Jan. 1.

COLORADO: Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses will begin to administer approved retail marijuana business licenses on Friday, Mayor Michael Hancock’s office announced Thursday. Last week, the state sent out licenses to 342 prospective retail marijuana businesses, all of which are existing medical marijuana centers that are now transitioning to the recreational market. As of Monday, Read the full article…

Denver To Hand Out First Marijuana Business Licenses Friday

As of Monday, 42 of those applicants have been approved by the City and County of Denver; but officials expect that fewer than 10 stores may actually be ready to open when recreational marijuana officially becomes legal on Jan. 1.

COLORADO: Denver’s Department of Excise and Licenses will begin to administer approved retail marijuana business licenses on Friday, Mayor Michael Hancock’s office announced Thursday. Last week, the state sent out licenses to 342 prospective retail marijuana businesses, all of which are existing medical marijuana centers that are now transitioning to the recreational market. As of Monday, Read the full article…

Denver City Council Makes Move To Decriminalize Marijuana

A bill that cleared the Illinois House on Thursday would put possession of small amounts of marijuana on par with traffic tickets.

COLORADO:  The Denver City Council has made a move to try and make sure kids who are caught with pot aren’t punished too harshly. A law voters passed last year decriminalized marijuana possession for adults but it didn’t consider the legal repercussions for a minor. People under 21 with pot were left open to criminal Read the full article…

Denver City Council Makes Move To Decriminalize Marijuana

Denver city councilors want it to become a civil charge still enforced by a petty fine but with no lasting legal consequences.

COLORADO:  The Denver City Council has made a move to try and make sure kids who are caught with pot aren’t punished too harshly. A law voters passed last year decriminalized marijuana possession for adults but it didn’t consider the legal repercussions for a minor. People under 21 with pot were left open to criminal Read the full article…

Denver Pot Shops Won't Have Cops Working Security

Denver police Officer Damon Bowser works off-duty at a club at 14th and Market streets last summer.

COLORADO:  When recreational-marijuana shops open in Colorado in January, Denver police officers will stand outside for crowd control but won’t be allowed to step inside to provide off-duty security from within. A departmental order issued this month bars Denver officers from moonlighting as security guards at marijuana shops while police officials observe how the burgeoning industry Read the full article…

Denver City Council Gives Initial Approval To Ban On Open Use Of Marijuana

COLORADO:  The Denver City Council approved a proposal on first reading Monday night that would ban the open use of recreational marijuana, even on private party. Some council members argue that Colorado voters agreed to legalization of recreational use of marijuana, but not public consumption of it. The council heard public comments Monday night. It Read the full article…

Denver City Council Gives Initial Approval To Ban On Open Use Of Marijuana

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 Denver City Council approved a proposal on first reading Monday night that would ban the open use of recreational marijuana, even on private party. Some council members argue that Colorado voters agreed to legalization of recreational use of marijuana, but not public consumption of it. The council heard public comments Monday night. It Read the full article…