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Audit finds problems in state’s medical marijuana enforcement

Audit finds problems in state’s medical marijuana enforcement

Colorado’s medical marijuana industry isn’t regulated closely enough – and the medical marijuana enforcement division is in need of serious overhaul. A highly critical audit from the state auditor  found a lack of funding and planning contributed to problems at the Colorado Department of Revenue that led to lack of consistent enforcement, discipline and a… Continue Reading Audit finds problems in state’s medical marijuana enforcement

A Denver medical marijuana dispensary has been indicted for illegally selling its product out the back door. The Colorado attorney general’s office obtained indictments this week against The Silver Lizard LLC and members of a multi-state drug ring. According to the 59-count indictment alleging violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, the indicted individuals… Continue Reading AG nabs Denver dispensary for illegal marijuana sales

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Medical marijuana ads under attack in Denver

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Free joints! Cheap weed! Come on down! Marijuana advertising in Denver can be shockingly aggressive, with psychedelic billboards and sign wavers promoting potent weed and an affordable high. But in-your-face advertising messages in Colorado’s largest city look like they’re on their way out after the city council voted 13-0 to ban outdoor advertising for medical… Continue Reading Medical marijuana ads under attack in Denver

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State stocks up on marijuana enforcement SUVs

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Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division is giving enforcement vehicles to other state agencies after leasing more vehicles than it has workers. Enforcement officials signed an eight-year lease for two dozen new vehicles, mostly SUVs that cost $30,000 apiece. Months after signing the lease, the agency found fees were not as much as expected and it… Continue Reading State stocks up on marijuana enforcement SUVs

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Every day Jack Myers opens his medical marijuana shop and hopes to get one new patient. Continue Reading Competition for patients increasing among MMJ shops

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Two dozen pot shops have to move or close

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It’s moving day for some two dozen marijuana dispensaries warned to move or close by the top federal lawyer in Colorado. U.S. Attorney John Walsh gave 23 marijuana dispensaries near schools a Monday deadline to shut down, move or face federal penalties. Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Industry Groups says the affected dispensaries have complied. MMIG Executive… Continue Reading Two dozen pot shops have to move or close

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Fort Collins marijuana dispensaries shutting down

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Medical marijuana dispensaries in Fort Collins are shutting down to meet a deadline imposed by voters. Police say they plan to begin inspecting the businesses Tuesday night to make sure the dispensaries are complying. The owners of six marijuana businesses lost their appeal to a judge to block the ban from taking effect. The judge… Continue Reading Fort Collins marijuana dispensaries shutting down

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When police knocked on Josh Brewer’s door to check for marijuana, even one of the nation’s most liberal medical marijuana laws was put to the test. Officers were fine with the two pounds 10 ounces he and a cousin had grown, harvested, and processed. That was under the pound and a half each allowed by… Continue Reading New debate: When is medical marijuana “usable?”

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Law school holding summit on marijuana laws

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The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is holding a summit on federal and state marijuana laws. Those attending the gathering on Friday include marijuana providers, attorneys and experts. Colorado’s booming medical marijuana industry is regulated like no other. Public officials say they are tracking, measuring and taxing pot from seed to sale after… Continue Reading Law school holding summit on marijuana laws

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Colorado medical marijuana business owners are hoping a proposal to create their industry’s own financial institution will gain support among Colorado lawmakers. The medical marijuana industry was hit hard last year as banks continued to shut them out of their accounts. Sen. Pat Steadman, D-Denver, said he plans to introduce a bill next week that… Continue Reading Lawmaker seeks to create financial institution for marijuana businesses

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