Denver County Fair Expands ‘Pot Pavilion,’ Cancels Beer Pavilion

Denver County Fair expands its pot pavilion

COLORADO:  The Denver County Fair is canceling its planned beer pavilion in it’s 21-and-older section and doubling the size of its pot pavilion. This marks the first time in which newly legal marijuana will take center stage over Colorado’s famed craft beer industry. The pot pavilion — where no actual pot will be allowed, either as plants Read the full article…

Colorado Preparing To Spend $9 Million On Medical Marijuana Research

Colorado prepares to spend $9 million on MMJ research

COLORADO:  More than a decade after voters here first said marijuana could be medicine, Colorado is preparing to embark on the largest state-funded effort to study the medical benefits of cannabis. Under a bill signed this year by Gov. John Hickenlooper, the state health department will give out about $9 million in grantsin the next Read the full article…

Colorado’s Marijuana Sales Are Skyrocketing

With such promising numbers and a continuing upward trend in sales, the legalization of recreational marijuana has had a positive effect on Colorado’s economy.

COLORADO:  It hasn’t been long since Colorado officially legalized marijuana, and within a short time period, marijuana sales are already flourishing. According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, in March alone, retail taxes on recreational marijuana reeled in $1.898 million to the Colorado government. After adding in medical marijuana sales tax and licenses, the first three months Read the full article…

Colorado Governor Responds To New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Criticism Of State’s Pot Laws

"A lot of people think Colorado is great place to live, work and play. Plus, we have a pretty awesome quality of life. But don’t take our just our word for it …

COLORADO: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is responding to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s criticism of Colorado for its pot shops and legalized marijuana. Monday, Christie was asked on a New Jersey radio station about legalizing marijuana. He responded, “For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, Read the full article…

Colorado Legislators Take It Slow On Pot Spending

But the Joint Budget Committee wants to wait to spend marijuana taxes the year after they are collected. That would leave the state with just $20 million to spend in the budget year that starts in July.

COLORADO:  Legislators proceeded cautiously Tuesday when deciding how to spend marijuana tax money, the state’s biggest and most volatile new source of revenue. Gov. John Hickenlooper has asked for $54 million in spending from marijuana taxes in order to fund law enforcement, anti-drug programs and health care for substance abusers. But the Joint Budget Committee Read the full article…

Colorado’s Experience With Legal Pot Has Governors Curious

John Hickenlooper answers questions about pot from the nation's leading governors.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper has a firm answer to other U.S. governors asking him about marijuana as source of revenue: Just say no. Hickenlooper said this weekend that about a half-dozen called or asked him at this weekend’s National Governors Association meeting in Washington about his state’s experience legalizing recreational pot. They Read the full article…

Governor: Colorado Pot Market Exceeds Tax Hopes

The governor predicted sales and excise taxes next fiscal year would produce some $98 million, well above a $70 million annual estimate given to voters when they approved the pot taxes last year. The governor also includes taxes from medical pot, which are subject only to the statewide 2.9 percent sales tax.

COLORADO:  Colorado’s legal marijuana market is far exceeding tax expectations, according to a budget proposal released Wednesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper that gives the first official estimate of how much the state expects to make from pot taxes. The proposal outlines plans to spend some $99 million next fiscal year on substance abuse prevention, youth Read the full article…

Colorado May Fund Research Into Medical Marijuana, Another First

Henry Sobanet, director of the Office of State Planning and Budgeting, and Natalie Mullis, chief legislative economist.

COLORADO:  Colorado may become the first state to fund research into the medical benefits of marijuana, if the state legislature approves a $7 million request to study how pot can affect everything from post traumatic stress disorder to epilepsy in children. Marijuana advocates have long complained that most evidence of the plant’s therapeutic benefits is Read the full article…

Is It Time For The U.S. To Legalize Marijuana?

Parks and Rec Executive Director Lauri Dannemiller wrote again to Chase on Feb. 27, making clear that those detailed plans would be a requirement.

COLORADO: Is it high time for the federal government to legalize marijuana? That’s what pot activists are asking a day after Colorado voters approved a historic ballot measure to tax legal marijuana sales, and Portland, Me., became the first East Coast city to vote to legalize marijuana for adults.

Is It Time For The U.S. To Legalize Marijuana?

Time for the US to Legalize? That's what pot activists are asking a day after Colorado voters approved a historic ballot measure to tax legal marijuana sales, and Portland, Me., became the first East Coast city to vote to legalize marijuana for adults.

COLORADO: Is it high time for the federal government to legalize marijuana? That’s what pot activists are asking a day after Colorado voters approved a historic ballot measure to tax legal marijuana sales, and Portland, Me., became the first East Coast city to vote to legalize marijuana for adults.