Police in Denver are searching for two suspects who broke into a medical marijuana dispensary and stole a quarter of a million dollars worth of pot.
Medical marijuana businesses worried that federal agents will close them down now have a roadmap to avoid prosecution, courtesy of the Justice Department’s decision to allow legal pot in Colorado and Washington state.
The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana use.
Sources tell CBS4 investigator Rick Sallinger that an announcement is expected in less than an hour from the Justice Department on the federal stance on legal marijuana.
Colorado health authorities have rejected an emergency petition from medical marijuana patients to destroy the state patient registry because of security breaches.
Some marijuana patients on Colorado’s registry are putting paper bags over their heads and protesting a Board of Health meeting on Wednesday.
Colorado’s pot regulators opened three days of hearings Tuesday to lay out licensing specifics before retail sales begin in January.
The way some cities are reacting to possible recreational marijuana sales, some might think that Colorado hasn’t already been living with medical marijuana for years. So, why the fear?
Fort Collins is on the verge of putting the brakes on recreational marijuana as the city council plans to ban the marijuana sales until next March.
Auditors say a dozen physicians have issued half of the medical marijuana recommendations in Colorado and that the state is not providing enough oversight so only qualified individuals get referrals to use the drug.