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Colorado’s medical marijuana industry will now have to follow new statewide regulations.

Gov. Bill Ritter on Monday signed two bills passed by state lawmakers this session to rein in the growing number of marijuana dispensaries and growers. Continue Reading Ritter signs medical marijuana regulations

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A municipal judge has convicted a Windsor medical marijuana dispensary owner of operating despite a town moratorium on new dispensaries. A town ordinance enacted the moratorium Dec. 16, two days after MediGrow opened. The ordinance said a dispensary had to have been open for at least five days to avoid being closed during the moratorium.… Continue Reading Judge: Windsor pot dispensary violated moratorium

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The Glenwood Springs City Council is backing a moratorium restricting new medical marijuana dispensaries in town for six months. The Council voted 4-3 last week on first reading to approve the moratorium on processing applications for new dispensaries. It would take effect June 17. Bills awaiting Gov. Bill Ritter’s signature would impose statewide regulations on… Continue Reading Glenwood Springs backs pot dispensary moratorium

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Colorado’s medical marijuana industry is complex, confusing and in need of regulation, but a pair of bills that passed the state legislature last week and which Gov. Bill Ritter has indicated he intends to sign are only going to make matters worse. House Bill 1284 and Senate Bill 109 seek to regulate the distribution of… Continue Reading Here’s an idea: Set fire to new med marijuana bills

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Voters in the western Colorado town of Fruita were deciding today whether to make their town the first in the state to tax medical marijuana. The City Council decided to ask voters whether to impose a 5 percent sales tax on medical marijuana to help the town of about 11,000 cover costs of regulating dispensaries.… Continue Reading Fruita voters decide on sales tax for marijuana

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A Pueblo lawmaker wants veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder to be able to use medical marijuana. Continue Reading Pueblo lawmaker says marijuana should be allowed for PTSD

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Colorado public health officials are concerned about whether doctors prescribing medical marijuana actually have a relationship with every patient who receives medical marijuana prescriptions. Continue Reading Pot prescriptions scrutinized

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Judge: Pot shops have constitutional rights

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Medical marijuana patients have a constitutional right to buy pot, not just use it, according to a judicial ruling made yesterday. Continue Reading Judge: Pot shops have constitutional rights

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is leaving clarification of the “significant provider” clauses of the medical marijuana constitutional amendment up to the state’s court system and the General Assembly. The department recently had to rescind a ruling that defined the responsibility a caregiver has for a medical marijuana patient, after its language conflicted… Continue Reading Dept. of health to let lawmakers, courts define ‘caregiver’ for marijuana distribution

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Growth of a quasi-legal enterprise

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Like King Canute commanding the tide to recede, the Colorado Springs City Council evidently believes that it can slow down and control the de facto legalization of marijuana in Colorado. During 2000, Colorado voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing marijuana to be prescribed for eight specific health conditions. Since then, the number of people for… Continue Reading Growth of a quasi-legal enterprise

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