Top headlines for marijuana news in Colorado and beyond.
Police say there are people who believe that just because recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado on Jan. 1, anything goes and it’s OK to fire up a joint anywhere, anytime.
As one group threatens to spy on parents shopping for legal marijuana in an act of public shaming, columnist Jane West asks for some compassion.
Vaporizers and electronic cigarettes, which have experienced an explosive growth in popularity in the last few years, are beginning to face stiff resistance in Colorado as an increasing number of communities crack down on the battery-powered devices.
Some Colorado communities are talking about banning electronic smoking devices — e-cigs and vape pens alike — in public. The city of Lakewood passed such a ban on July 14 — with its city council voting unanimously for the ban.
The number of children coming into Colorado’s largest pediatric emergency department after accidentally eating marijuana is on pace to more than double last year’s total.
Fellow Denver council members on Monday immediately shot down Councilman Chris Nevitt’s idea to have a one-day amnesty for pot-smoking on April 20, but we think the general notion has some merit.
Since the start of legal recreational marijuana sales, Denver police have cited about one person per day for public pot smoking, the city’s police chief said Monday.
Public consumption of cannabis is a critical issue in legalized states, particularly tourist-heavy Nevada. It proved a hot topic at a law conference in Denver, which will soon launch a new social-use pilot program.
Featured guests: 36 Solutions president Shawn Coleman and legalization activist/volunteer Jordan Dietrich. Lots to talk about: Grading Colorado’s recreational sales system; whether the “Colorado model” for cannabis regulation is better than other legalized states; and what law changes need to happen in 2016 — public consumption is a biggie.
Another effort to navigate Colorado marijuana laws prohibiting public consumption of pot: a planned ordinance for cannabis clubs in Englewood.
Sixteen months after Colorado launched legal recreational marijuana sales, the center of the burgeoning industry in Denver is asking to extend shops’ evening closing hours and revisit the outright ban on public consumption.
Denver Police issued around 100 pot-related citations — the majority of which were for public consumption — on the Sunday of 4/20 weekend, according to a spokesman.
Denver Parks and Recreation have given the official go-ahead to organizers of this year’s 4/20 rally at Civic Center Park, which has grown into a two-day festival. Parks officials apparently have resolved any concerns remaining from a fight over whether the city should sanction public consumption of marijuana during the massive April 19-20 event, which is expected to draw tens of thousands.
Colorado’s status as the frontier for legal marijuana is fading fast as larger states get in the game, spurring lawmakers this spring to consider big changes that would reverberate for years to come.
“We want this to look great for the city of Denver and state of Colorado, and we know the world is watching.”
Let’s clear the air: Marijuana users in Colorado need places to consume.
A task force studying issues surrounding marijuana legalization in Delaware voted to release its final report in a chaotic meeting.
In a letter to the Cannabis Control Commission, the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association said draft regulations that would allow for such businesses exceed the scope of the state’s voter-approved recreational pot law and greatly increase “the risks to public safety.”
In her new column, High Country, Katie Shapiro fires up the cannabis conversation at X Games Aspen, where weed is prevalent at après ski parties, but cultural acceptance remains elusive.
A business called Coffee Joint wants to set up the city’s first pot club in an industrial area off I-25.
A fast-growing world of athletes — from pros to weekend fitness enthusiasts — are incorporating cannabis into regular workouts and competitions.
A 2014 ballot initiative in Washington D.C. legalized recreational use, but it is still illegal to buy or sell marijuana, so a grey “gift economy” has emerged.
Las Vegas officials have decided to wait until Denver approves the nation’s first marijuana club before they further discuss licensing lounges in Sin City.
A new lawsuit in the southern Colorado city of Trinidad underscores the patchwork nature of laws covering social use of marijuana after state lawmakers failed to pass regulations for pot clubs.