The co-founder of the International Church of Cannabis finally got his day in court Tuesday, nearly two years after Denver police cited him for public pot consumption, and almost a year after a judge declared a mistrial in the same case.
Officials in Las Vegas are warning the recreational marijuana industry against any advertising that can be considered promoting public consumption.
Jordan Person, executive director of the Denver NORML chapter, stops by The Cannabist Show to explain her group’s ballot initiative for private cannabis clubs.
A newly opened cannabis club in Englewood allows, for a fee, people ages 21 and older the chance to toke up. But the club quickly ran afoul of city officials, who issued an emergency ordinance to ban future pot-smoking outposts.
Does Colorado need legal spaces for the public consumption of marijuana? This cannabis law expert says the state needs to designate some areas for pot.
The co-founder of Denver’s International Church of Cannabis believes he’s entitled to a new trial on public-consumption charges after a member of the jury that convicted him alerted the court that the panel improperly discussed the case before it was over and prematurely reached its conclusion.
During jury selection, potential jurors openly questioned prosecutor’s legal theory that the defendants were complicit in fostering the open and public consumption of marijuana at the church’s 2017 4/20 celebration.
The debate over public consumption has grown since 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized adult-use marijuana but with widely varying regulations.
Concluding an unusually long municipal trial two years in the making, a Denver jury on Thursday found the co-founder of the International Church of Cannabis guilty of public marijuana consumption and violating the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act.
Marijuana experts are watching to see how Steve Berke’s case might address a tricky question of what is considered “open and public” marijuana consumption?
Democratic state Rep. Cindy Weed says lawmakers may be “jumping the gun.”
Proposals under consideration in tonight’s Fairbanks City Council meeting include capping dispensaries at 12 and banning onsite consumption regardless of state law.
Alcoholic beverage sales fell by 15 percent following the introduction of medical marijuana laws in a number of states, according to a new working paper by researchers.
The Anchorage Assembly urged state marijuana regulators to pass laws allowing tourists and locals to smoke or consume marijuana in retail shops, saying it’s a problem that people can buy commercial pot products but can’t legally smoke it outside of private homes.
Arrests for the public use of marijuana in the District of Columbia nearly tripled in 2016 and are on track to remain high in 2017, public records show.
The Alaska Marijuana Control Board will discuss three different options for on-site marijuana consumption proposed by board members at its next meeting.
Colorado’s ongoing debate over where people can smoke marijuana will continue for at least another year as the legislature failed to reach a compromise on defining the prohibition on “open and public” consumption.
The question about where you can consume marijuana in Colorado continues to stress lawmakers, even as the state approaches five years of legalization.
A Las Vegas state senator says Nevada’s history of promoting vices and allowing indoor smoking make it prime to legalize public sites to consume marijuana.
The Mile High City has started work on the nation’s first public pot use law. But details are left in the air.
While recreational marijuana use for people 21 and over becomes legal in Nevada on Jan. 1, police reiterated that consumption is not allowed in public places and should be done at home.
NORML’s Denver chapter is gathering signatures for private pot clubs; another group proposes “consumption areas” in any business that has neighborhood backing.
Are cannabis clubs the solution to public marijuana consumption tickets? Denver voters may consider a ballot measure this fall to allow pot clubs.
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday issued an executive order telling state agencies that any marijuana grown with unapproved pesticides is a threat to public safety and should be removed from commerce and destroyed.
After a commissioned poll showed Denver voters favoring a proposed social pot use initiative, a veteran political analyst has a different take on the poll.