Food inspections flag health threats in edible marijuana products

Surprise health inspections for Denver makers of pot edibles

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.

Uruguay president: Colo. pot law "fiction"

Uruguay pot laws: President Mujica calls out Colorado law “hypocrisy”

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.

Colorado begins mandatory testing of edible marijuana potency

Mandatory THC testing for edibles begins in Colorado

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.

Denver 4/20 rally mellow; police ticket dozens

Denver 4/20 rally mellow; police ticket dozens

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.

Marijuana-infused neighbor conflicts: Ways to clear the air

Neighbors and pot conflicts — ways to clear the air

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.

Hitting the High Spots: Perfect 4/20 week schedule

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.

Pot property financing entices private investors

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 to track pot by genetic markers

Uruguay to track pot by genetic markers

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.

Colorado 4/20 events guide

UPDATED: 47 ways to party in Colorado on 4/20 in 2014

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.

Just say “Maybe”? Schools changing tactics

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?

Editorial: An ominous clash over Denver 4/20 rally permit

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?

Marijuana the "next great American industry," investor group says

Farm tax breaks for weed part of growing debate in Colorado, Washington

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.

Editorial: Weed wars: Nation’s marijuana sentences are unjust

By EJ Dionne, Washington Post Writers Group I have no desire to smoke marijuana, partly because doing so might drive me back to the cigarette habit I broke two decades ago. I don’t want to be one of those “cool parents” who pretend to be as culturally advanced as their…

Mutton bustin' is consistently one of the biggest draws at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Photo by Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post.

National Western Stock Show: Ride ’em high, cowboy

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.”

Athletes and Pot: Legalized marijuana in a league of its own

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.

Push for public consumption of marijuana in Denver ramps up

Colorado venues balance pot-friendly attitudes with legal reality

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.