Food safety inspections of businesses that manufacture and sell marijuana edibles in Denver have found products that should be refrigerated sitting out on shelves and preparation methods insufficient to kill bacteria that can cause serious food-borne illness.
Opinion: One of legal pot’s benefits should be the appreciation of art and allowing the artistic expression it inspires, especially before an audience gathered as a community, peacefully and with good intentions.
President Jose Mujica signed the long-awaited rules for Uruguay’s legal pot marketplace Tuesday, launching a rollout that should stock pharmacies with government-approved marijuana cigarettes for sale by year’s end.
President Jose Mujica said Friday that his country’s legal marijuana market will be much better than Colorado’s, where he says the rules are based on “fiction” and “hypocrisy” because the state loses track of the drug once it’s sold and many people fake illnesses to get prescription weed.
A parent who uses marijuana is inspired to join a fight against proposed legislation regarding child endangerment that appears to target legal marijuana. How was the political process affected by marijuana advocates?
For the first time, makers of marijuana-infused cookies, cupcakes and candies were required to submit samples to newly licensed independent labs for testing, starting Thursday.
A national anti-marijuana legalization group has met with White House officials to encourage the federal government to reverse legalization in Colorado and Washington.
On the whole, authorities reported no major problems at Sunday’s 4/20 rally at Civic Center Park in Denver. By late afternoon, Denver police had issued 47 citations for public marijuana consumption at the downtown rally, as well as 16 other arrests or citations for other reasons.
Neighbors can feud about nearly everything — barking dogs, unkempt front yards, loud parties, cigarette smoke. And now, with marijuana legal for adult recreational use and more available than ever, weed joins the list.
Denver’s 4/20 festivities kick off as early as April 16. All of a sudden, 4/20 has turned into your annoying friend who insists it’s her “birthday week.” Want to make the most out of your marijuana weekend? Here’s a schedule of events any stoner can pull off with a little ride planning and a modicum of motivation.
When some banks began calling commercial notes they held on properties leased to marijuana businesses, it opened the doors to private financiers willing to take on the fledgling industry and its associated risks.
Uruguay’s drug czar says every legal marijuana plant in Uruguay will be registered and tracked using radio frequency tags, and that state-grown marijuana will be cloned to include genetic markers, making sure that what’s grown here, stays here. That’s a much tougher tracking system than those imposed in Colorado and Washington, which recently legalized marijuana use.
So what’s happening on 4/20 in Colorado? A lot — so much that you might need this handy Colorado 4/20 guide. We’ve been keeping a running list of happenings, and we’ll keep this updated.
Since Colorado residents voted on Amendment 64, school administrators, such as those in Mesa County, have been waiting and wondering: Will the green light to legalize pot result in more marijuana use by students?
The organizers of this year’s 4/20 marijuana rally at Civic Center in Denver seem determined to provoke city officials into denying their request for a permit. Why else would they proclaim a bogus right to break the law by using pot at the event?
Last week we told you about an over-the-top “Inside Edition” report on stoned skiing and snowboarding in post-legalization Colorado. One of the smoke shacks targeted by the show is now gone. Click here for story
Miguel Lopez pulls the permit annually for the big 4/20 rally in Denver’s Civic Center. With the big day only two months away, Lopez is a busy man. Click here
Marijuana farmers and agricultural tax breaks are the next wrinkle facing the states that have legal weed . Some lawmakers in both Colorado and Washington say marijuana growers shouldn’t be eligible for any taxation perks afforded to farmers that grow conventional crops. Others say that marijuana while it’s growing should be treated like the hops and barley that go on to become highly taxed alcohol.
Thousands will begin flocking to Denver this week, but not only for a chance to buy legal weed. The National Western Stock Show kicks off its 108th celebration of bolo ties and bucking broncos on Jan. 11th, an event for which I will be decidedly high. Professional Bull Riding isn’t usually my preferred PBR, but there’s enough to get into at the Stock Show for this stoner to bite. After all, its slogan is “Find Your Western Spirit.”
Colorado’s ambitious experiment in cannabis policy reaches a historic milestone Wednesday, when licensed stores begin making the first legal sales of recreational marijuana anywhere in the world.
When it comes to a new Colorado law that covers having marijuana in vehicles, lawyers and law enforcement officers have some advice: Don’t try to decipher it.
It was the morning of a 2010 playoff game, and one of the Nuggets had just smoked some nuggets. As the team practiced, the player was so high that Rex Chapman, a team executive at the time, had to pull him aside to get him to focus.
A recent flier for a “4/20-friendly” comedy and burlesque show at Herman’s Hideaway featured marijuana-leaf logos, sponsorship from the Daily Doobie newspaper and a note that the “smokeout starts at 7:10 p.m., show at 8:30.” The promise of consequence-free pot consumption is more than a marketing tactic, show co-organizer Cameron V.
As the sale of recreational marijuana becomes legal in Colorado Jan. 1, the Denver City Council on Monday night voted on measures surrounding its criminalization and public display.