What an interesting battle Colorado’s junior senator — Republican Cory Gardner — has launched against fellow law-and-order conservative Jeff Sessions.
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What started off last spring as an effort by an Aurora Girl Scout troop to take on a social service project turned into passage Monday of Colorado’s first ban on smoking in a vehicle while children under 18 are inside.
Broncos wide receiver Carlos Henderson was arrested and charged with first offense possession of marijuana in West Monroe, La., on Sunday.
The Colorado senators have asked the U.S. Treasury to keep in place Obama-era rules that allow banks to serve marijuana companies.
Police in Colorado communities will divvy up $21.5 million in aid from Colorado to steer those struggling with drug addiction toward treatment and housing.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Wednesday that a morning meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions did little to settle their disagreement over marijuana policy.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said he plans to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions on federal marijuana policy Wednesday. He is prepared to block all nominees related to the Department of Justice.
Unable to slow the tide of marijuana legalization that is sweeping the nation, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is instead making a reckless move to quell progress.
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman told reporters that she called the state’s interim U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer after Sessions made his announcement rescinding the Cole memo.
Colorado politicians on both sides of the aisle resoundingly lambasted U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision Thursday to end an Obama-era policy that allowed for marijuana legalization to spread in U.S. states despite pot being federally unlawful. They said the change put Colorado’s pot marketplace at serious risk — though…
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Op-ed: Denver’s voter-approved pilot program for businesses to allow recreational cannabis use is off to a slow start due to over-regulation.
In a poignant essay for The Atlantic, Retired Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld advocates for addiction help, safe-injection sites, raising legal age for marijuana.
Sen. Cory Gardner plans to add an amendment to the tax package that would change the law so that marijuana companies could use common tax deductions and credits — such as those for hiring veterans.
Gov. John Hickenlooper earmarked $10 million in marijuana sales tax money in his proposed 2018-19 budget to address problems of hiring and retaining teachers in Colorado, where as many as 3,000 teaching jobs are unfilled.
The Colorado opioid committee is reviewing legislative initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic, which fail to mention the use of cannabis as a potential treatment for addiction, and at minimum a solution for pain management that is proven to be less deadly.
The nation’s drug epidemic kills someone in Colorado about every 9 hours and 36 minutes — in 2016, 912 deaths — a fact that rings like a siren for state leaders who are combating the leading driver: prescription and illicit opioids.
Chris Myklebust, the state bank and financial services commissioner who dreamed up a cannabis banking workaround for Colorado, is leaving his job at the end of next month.
The Denver City Council approved a public smoking and vaping ban on the 16th Street Mall 9-0 Monday night, ending a weeks-long debate about how best to ensure that police don’t enforce the new restrictions unfairly.
A second judge ruled this week that the Denver Parks and Recreation’s temporary ban of drug users from parks violates the right to due process.
In remote communities across Colorado, business owners and economic-development types are seeding a more diverse economy with hemp cultivation.
A proposed ban on smoking and vaping for the 16th Street Mall isn’t about public health, opponents allege, it’s about creating another means to push homeless and impoverished people out of Denver’s public spaces.
More than 365 marijuana plants, with an estimated street value of $1 million, were seized in Pueblo County Monday as evidence in illegal grow investigations.
Agents and deputies from several federal and county agencies arrested four immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally, seized 4,213 marijuana plants and dismantled an elaborate grow operation constructed on San Isabel National Forest, authorities say.
A Denver man who shot two boys — killing one and paralyzing the other — when they attempted to steal marijuana from his yard was sentenced to 80 years in prison.
Colorado lawmakers’ abbreviated special session ended Tuesday in political finger-pointing without resolving a mistake by lawmakers that is costing RTD and other entities across the state millions of dollars.
Two decades after Drug Abuse Resistance Education was declared dead, it and similar drug and alcohol prevention programs are back in Colorado classrooms.
Native Roots, the largest U.S. marijuana dispensary, will donate $15,750 and collected supplies to aid those affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
This week’s special legislative session effectively came to a screeching halt Tuesday afternoon, as Republican state senators rejected the second of two bills brought forth by Democrats to resolve a marijuana tax error costing RTD and other entities across the state hundreds of thousands of dollars in monthly revenue.
Two people have been arrested after authorities found an illegal marijuana grow and suspected butane hash oil operation inside a Pueblo West home.
Colorado lawmakers will be called back early next month for a special session to fix a small but significant error made in 2017 funding legislation.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has called for a legislative special session to fix an error affecting significant marijuana tax revenue disbursements.
Excess marijuana tax proceeds would provide $10 million for transportation projects, park and recreation center fixes, and a new “community budgeting” program next year under a $2 billion budget proposal unveiled Tuesday by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
Denver Post editorial: Hemp as a crop holds boundless promise for farmers and doesn’t get anyone high, so why is the federal government holding back on hemp farming?
An Elbert County man was sentenced Tuesday to 144 years in prison for killing his former marijuana business partner and then setting a wildfire about 100 miles from the slaying to try and cover up his crime.
Denver Post editorial: While we wait for science to better measure impairment, lawmakers should consider revisiting laws, perhaps making offenses that involve both marijuana and alcohol impairment more severe
The number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado testing positive for marijuana use has risen sharply every year since 2013 and potency levels in driver testing also are rising — coinciding with the advent of recreational marijuana in Colorado.
The evolving science of testing for marijuana, and the lack of consensus over what to make of the results in determining impairment, is a defining feature of the drug.
Thieves smashed a vehicle into a Colorado Springs marijuana dispensary early Friday morning to gain entry and then took as much product as they could before making their getaway.
But the initial batch of license requests for the first-of-its-kind program may not come in immediately, given the extensive process required to apply.
Cannabis consumers in the metro area are getting more and more hours to buy their weed, with Northglenn on Monday becoming the latest city to extend the closing time for pot shops.
The Colorado High Yield Fund, based in Longmont, makes no mention of the past legal problems of some team members on its website. That website states the fund will “seek to accrue and payout no less than a net 15 percent dividend” to investors.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said marijuana and its potential in treating pain is “a medical issue” the league is interested in researching further.
Colorado law enforcement say they’re seeing more and more houses that have been left with thousands of dollars in damage from marijuana grow operations.
The co-founder of Smart Colorado examines the difference between high-THC marijuana and high CBD strains, like cannabidiol oil for epileptic seizures.
An Agate man has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of a partner in a marijuana grow operation. Shawn Geerdes, 48, was convicted Wednesday by an Elbert County jury, according to a district attorney’s office news release. Geerdes was also convicted of second-degree arson and of setting a wildfire.…
A medical marijuana user objects to reporter Bruce Finley’s use of the phrase “dope growers” in a recent article published in the Denver Post.
Denver Water is asking for state permission to expand the uses of recycled water — to include irrigating crops such as marijuana and flushing toilets.
Cancer patients are using medical marijuana as part of their treatment, and researchers are working to discover how cannabis affects cancer.
Lawmakers are in a mad dash to correct an error in a recently passed law that is slicing off hundreds of thousands of dollars a month in Colorado pot tax revenue for several well-known Colorado institutions, including the Regional Transportation District, the Denver Zoo and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.
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