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A push to regulate the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries appears to be nearing the finish line. The Colorado Senate passed the proposed regulations in a 26-9 vote on Thursday, sending them back to the House to review changes made to the bill. The lack of controversial changes makes it likely that lawmakers will be able… Continue Reading Colo. Senate OKs state pot dispensary regulations

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Proposed regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries are awaiting another vote in the Colorado Senate. Senators could hold a final vote on the legislation as early as Thursday, a day after giving preliminary approval to the rules. On Wednesday, senators opened the door to waiving sales tax on pot sales to some patients but made no… Continue Reading Marijuana rules awaiting vote in Colo. Senate

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Backers of regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries are trying to fend off last-minute changes they say could unravel the proposal. The state Senate was debating the legislation Wednesday and was expected to take an initial vote later in the day. The bill, already passed the House, would allow local voters or governments to ban dispensaries.… Continue Reading Pot dispensary rules up for vote in Colo. Senate

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Marijuana dispensaries get reprieve

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Colorado lawmakers rejected a proposed ban on medical marijuana dispensaries as they seek ways to regulate the booming industry. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee killed a proposal Monday from Republican Sen. Scott Renfroe that would have asked voters to ban dispensaries and allow only individuals to provide medical marijuana to patients. The decision came… Continue Reading Marijuana dispensaries get reprieve

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Cannabis expo at Antlers Hilton Sunday

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The Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council is hosting a medical cannabis expo from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Antlers Hilton. The event is open to the public. There will be no cannabis or paraphernalia on-site. “We are opening our arms to the community and allowing residents to come and meet the… Continue Reading Cannabis expo at Antlers Hilton Sunday

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Medical marijuana application process changes

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Due to the ever-increasing numbers of applications, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment has changed the way it will receive dropped-off applications at its Denver offices. Medical marijuana applications must now be in sealed envelopes. Clerks will no longer provide receipts or review applications at the time they are dropped off. That’s because they… Continue Reading Medical marijuana application process changes

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DENVER (AP) – The first attempt to try to regulate Colorado’s medical marijuana industry is up for its first vote at the state Capitol. The Senate Health & Human Services Committee is holding a hearing on a bill aimed at preventing doctors from issuing medical marijuana recommendations to recreational users. Under the proposal, doctors would… Continue Reading Medical marijuana bill up for hearing at Capitol

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Drug war

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‘Patient’ battle to be fought in legislature Bills controlling the sale and use of medical marijuana were filed earlier this week, but the debate remains surprisingly calm. Sen. Chris Romer (D-Denver) and Rep. Tom Massey (R-Chaffee) are working on bills that both sides —  state officials and medical marijuana advocates — say address most of the issues. There is one… Continue Reading Drug war

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Three arrested at medical-marijuana dispensary

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BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) – A Brighton chiropractor and two other people have been arrested for distributing marijuana after police say 100 people gathered at a makeshift medical-marijuana dispensary. Sgt. Jim Gearhardt of the North Metro Drug Task Force says the chiropractic office in Brighton was set up as an “assembly line to give out marijuana… Continue Reading Three arrested at medical-marijuana dispensary

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I am going to discuss a topic that I haven’t been that close to since my undergraduate days in Boulder: marijuana. Not recreational use, but instead, implications arising from the recent increase in the number of clinics set up to dispense medical marijuana. We have been asked several times recently on behalf of landlords to… Continue Reading A tokin’ tenant issue

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