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Authorities say Colorado apparently has more medical marijuana than it can use, and some of the excess is showing up in Nebraska – illegally. Scottsbluff Police Alex Moreno told the Lincoln Journal Star that the Colorado pot has shown up in his town and around Sidney. Licensed patients in Colorado can have 2 ounces of… Continue Reading Colorado medical marijuana turning up in Nebraska

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Colorado Springs is considering stricter zoning regulations for medical marijuana businesses. The city planning commission will consider the regulations Thursday and is trying to determine how many businesses would be in violation of the law if the new rules are approved. An estimated 40 medical marijuana businesses would be forced to close and dozens of… Continue Reading Springs weighs tougher rules for medical pot

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Colorado’s medical marijuana industry is getting involved in electoral politics. The Denver Post reports it found that medical marijuana advocates and business owners have contributed about $10,000 to candidates. About $2,000 came from Josh Stanley, the owner of the Budding Health dispensary in Denver. Most of the candidates who picked up the donations are Democrats,… Continue Reading Dispensaries, activists give candidates about $10K

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More than 40 Colo. jurisdictions to vote on pot

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The hottest political question this year for many Colorado voters isn’t about candidates but rather medical marijuana. More than 40 Colorado jurisdictions are considering local rules on medical marijuana. Some voters will decide whether to ban marijuana dispensaries or commercial pot-growing operations. Others will be asked whether to set new tax rates for medical pot.… Continue Reading More than 40 Colo. jurisdictions to vote on pot

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Marijuana-ban opposition holding forum

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A public forum sponsored by those opposing ballot question 1A, which would ban medical marijuana centers in the unincorporated areas of the county, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m.  Wednesday at the Carnegie Room at the Penrose Library. Citizens for Safer Communities is sponsoring the event. It claims the ban will destroy jobs, cause bankruptcies, decrease government… Continue Reading Marijuana-ban opposition holding forum

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Poor medical marijuana patients in Colorado won’t have pay state marijuana registration fees or sales tax on the pot they buy. The Colorado Board of Health approved a plan Wednesday to waive the $90 registration fee for indigent medical marijuana patients, starting Dec. 1. Patients who want their fees waived will have to show that… Continue Reading Colorado waives pot fees for the poor

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Medical marijuana cards in Colorado cost $90 – but state health officials are hearing testimony Wednesday on lowering that rate for the poor. The Colorado Board of Health is planning to drop the fee for marijuana cards for patients in poverty. The new indigent rates come after complaints that some sick people can’t afford the… Continue Reading Pot cards could get cheaper for the poor

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Pot backers to release Colo. voters’ guide

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There’s the so-called “blue book,” a voter’s guide approved by Colorado lawmakers. Now, advocates of legalizing marijuana are offering their own voters’ guide. The group SAFER Voter Education Fund will release the results Wednesday of a marijuana-specfic guide for the upcoming election. The group says it asked candidates running for governor, attorney general and the… Continue Reading Pot backers to release Colo. voters’ guide

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A coalition of 15 marijuana dispensary owners and growers and companies associated with the medical industry have filed suit against the El Paso County Commissioners. Claiming that the medical marijuana ballot question placed by the commissioners on the November ballot violates Colorado law, the plaintiffs have asked the court to declare the question illegal on… Continue Reading Marijuana coalition sues over proposed El Paso County ban

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Grand Junction votes to close dispensaries

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The Grand Junction City Council has passed a measure to close medical marijuana businesses in the city. The council voted 6 to 1 to pass the ordinance Monday night. Mayor Teresa Coons was the only member to vote against it. The ordinance requires that all dispensaries and other pot businesses shut their doors by Jan.… Continue Reading Grand Junction votes to close dispensaries

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