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The Colorado Springs City Council has decided against asking voters in November to weigh in on what to do about the 176 medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Councilman Darryl Glenn suggested Monday that voters should be asked whether to ban the centers, but his proposal didn’t get enough support. A new state law allows… Continue Reading Colo. Springs won’t put medical pot ban on ballot

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Federal court bars medical-marijuana defense

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A Colorado pot grower facing federal drug charges after he bragged about his marijuana business to a TV station won’t be allowed to use the state’s medical marijuana law in his defense. U.S. District Judge Philip Brimmer has sided with federal prosecutors in their case against Chris Bartkowicz. He was indicted in May with a… Continue Reading Federal court bars medical-marijuana defense

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More than 2,000 Coloradans applied for medical marijuana dispensary licenses before the deadline last weekend, netting the state a cool $7.34 million in application fees. More than 700 people applied specifically for dispensary licenses. Now, state officials will begin conducting background checks on the applicants before awarding licenses. “This outpouring of applications is another sign of… Continue Reading Marijuana license fees net $7.3 million for state

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The El Paso County Board of County Commissioners could soon decide whether to impose a ban on medical marijuana dispensaries. It might also opt to leave the question to voters. The commissioners would be better off tabling any notion of a ban and instead thinking harder about how best to regulate these businesses. Coloradans approved… Continue Reading Let’s ban the idea of medical marijuana bans

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The majority of medical marijuana dispensary owners in Colorado have criminal records, and 18 percent were previously convicted of felonies, Drug Enforcement Administration statistics show. The crimes the dispensary owners were arrested for include sexual assault, weapons violations and burglary. Four of the owners were previously arrested and investigated on charges of murder and attempted… Continue Reading Most Colo. pot center owners have arrest records

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Broomfield bans marijuana dispensaries

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Broomfield has become the latest city to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The City Council voted 8-2 yesterday for an ordinance prohibiting businesses that sell or grow medical marijuana as well as ones that make tinctures, baked goods or other “marijuana-infused products.” Superior and Vail last month were among the first cities to permanently ban marijuana… Continue Reading Broomfield bans marijuana dispensaries

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Aurora will vote on pot dispensary ban

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The Aurora City Council wants its residents to decide whether they want to prevent medical marijuana dispensaries from ever coming to the city. The Council approved a proposal Monday to put the question of marijuana dispensaries on the November ballot. Aurora does not yet have any dispensaries. The ballot question would ban dispensaries in the… Continue Reading Aurora will vote on pot dispensary ban

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The Department of Veterans Affairs will begin allowing patients in its hospitals and clinics to use medical marijuana, The New York Times is reporting. A department directive will allow patients treated at its hospitals and clinics to use medical marijuana in the 14 states where it is legal, which includes Colorado. The policy will not… Continue Reading V.A. bowing to state law and allowing patients to use marijuana

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W. Colo communities OK ballot spot on pot

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Officials in Mesa County and Grand Junction, the county seat, have voted to reserve spots on the November ballot for medical marijuana issues in case proposals come in. The county commissioners Monday approved setting aside a spot on the ballot for a possible question asking voters whether to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in unincorporated parts… Continue Reading W. Colo communities OK ballot spot on pot

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I don’t attend a lot of events in my official capacity as city councilman. I hope most of the hosts don’t take it personally. Not an evening or morning or lunch hour would be free if I made it a habit. And the dry cleaning bills would gobble up my fat council paycheck. I probably… Continue Reading Chamber has lost its way with pot position

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