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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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Colorado’s new medical marijuana law hasn’t even gone into effect and police, attorneys and lawmakers are already identifying dozens of problems that could hamper regulation and enforcement. Authorities say it’s hard to investigate compliance, the correct dosages are unknown and it’s difficult to locate potentially dangerous growing operations. They also say the fact that the… Continue Reading Colo. marijuana law fraught with legal issues

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At a time when most industries are still struggling, businesses that supply goods and services to medical marijuana dispensaries are flourishing. Landlords were among the first to benefit from the dispensaries. Now lawyers, accountants, nurseries, builders, security companies and others are all reporting a brisk business as a result of the rising tide of dispensaries.… Continue Reading Reefer madness: good for business

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The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits jumped last week after three straight declines, another sign that the pace of layoffs has not slowed. Initial claims for jobless benefits rose by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 472,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. It was the highest level in a month and overshadowed… Continue Reading New claims for jobless benefits rise sharply

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The Boulder County town of Superior is the first in Colorado to ban medical marijuana shops after a state law last week allowed such actions. Superior town council members voted 6-0 Monday to ban dispensaries. Other towns, including Vail, are moving quickly toward banning marijuana dispensaries. Gov. Bill Ritter signed a law last week that… Continue Reading 1st Colorado city bans pot shops

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