There’s a fight to keep a recreational pot shop out of one Denver neighborhood after the city just approved a retail license for The Clinic on 6th Avenue and Clarkson Street. Now a neighbor has decided to sue.
Frustrated by the cash-heavy aspect of its new marijuana industry, Colorado is trying a long-shot bid to create the world’s first financial system devoted to the pot business.
The opening months of Colorado’s first-in-the-nation recreational marijuana industry have seen a rise in fiery explosions and injuries as pot users try to make the drug’s intoxicating oil in crude home-based laboratories.
A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy.
State lawmakers are considering new restrictions for marijuana products to help consumers know exactly what they are buying.
While no one expected the state’s first-in-the-nation recreational sales would eliminate the need for dangerous underground sales overnight, the violence has raised concerns among police, prosecutors and pot advocates.
Some people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana can ask for those convictions to be thrown out under the law that legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, the state’s second-highest court ruled Thursday.
Marijuana’s journey in legalization takes another step in Colorado when voters decide Tuesday whether to tax it more for the sake of schools and enforcement.
After a string of pot giveaways and public smoking following the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is trying to crack down on where people can light up.
Marijuana sellers and growers in Colorado joke that it’s rare for an industry to seek a tax on its own product — in their case, a 25 percent tax rate that goes before voters next month.