Anti-pot racketeering suit settles, opens door for future RICO claims

Anti-pot racketeering suit settles, opens door for future RICO claims

A high-profile racketeering lawsuit against a proposed Summit County marijuana shop and companies that did its banking, bonding and accounting settled in U.S. District Court earlier this month — a substantial victory for cannabis opponents hoping to stun legalization efforts in America.

Marijuana jobs and budtender advice

Top fed lawyer to SCOTUS: Reject Colorado marijuana suit

The U.S. government has taken Colorado’s side in a dispute with neighboring states over marijuana legalization and is urging the Supreme Court to not hear a major challenge to the state’s recreational cannabis laws.

Colorado attorney says federal law protects him from pot prosecution

Colorado attorney says federal law protects him from pot prosecution

In a motion that could throw federal enforcement of marijuana laws in Colorado into commotion, a lawyer at the center of one of the biggest criminal pot cases in the state’s legal-marijuana era is asking a judge to toss out the case against him.

Sheriffs file lawsuit vs. Colorado over recreational marijuana

Lawsuit: Sheriffs from Colorado, elsewhere challenge Amendment 64

Sheriffs and prosecutors from across Colorado and neighboring states filed a lawsuit Thursday in Denver federal district court challenging the constitutionality of Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana use and sales.

Colorado marijuana lawsuits: Residents sue over legalization

Colorado residents suing to halt recreational marijuana sales

Two lawsuits were filed in U.S. District Court in Colorado on Thursday morning against politicians, public servants and businesses to “end the sale of recreational marijuana in this state,” according to attorney David H. Thompson, who represents the plaintiffs in both cases.

Restrictions on marijuana advertising violate First Amendment

Colorado sued by Nebraska, Oklahoma over pot legalization

In the most serious legal challenge to date against Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, two neighboring states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down the history-making law. Colorado AG John Suthers said in a statement that the lawsuit is “without merit” and he will defend Colorado’s law.

Opinion: Big changes coming in Colorado’s marijuana market

Colorado’s changing marijuana regulations: Whether changes will come from market forces or from the legislature is yet to be determined. But one thing is certain: The state’s caregiver model invites fraud.

Pot shops face obstacles to serve young medical marijuana patients

Changes ahead for Colorado recreational marijuana

Only six months old, Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry starts a transformation Tuesday that could add hundreds of new pot businesses to the state and reconfigure the market’s architecture.

Lawsuits over seized weed spark police policy changes

Lawsuits over seized weed spark policy changes by police

Police in some medical marijuana states who once routinely seized illegal pot plants by ripping them out by their roots and stashing them away in musty evidence rooms to die are now thinking twice about the practice.

2016 RNC bid: Is legal marijuana Denver’s elephant in the room?

Denver’s 2016 RNC bid and the elephant in the room

There’s no escaping Colorado’s status as the poster child for legal recreational marijuana when visitors come to town, even — or especially — when Denver is trying to sell itself as the perfect site for a national political convention.

Carroll: Like it or not, CSO must abide by Amendment 64

Opinion: Like it or not, CSO must abide by Amendment 64

Imagine a green light for virtually any club, bar or concert to allow open consumption of marijuana provided it sold tickets and confined pot use to an open-air area not visible from outside. Can anyone seriously claim that’s what Coloradans voted for in 2012?