The long strange trip the Denver City Council has taken to regulate recreational marijuana may serve as a great lesson to other communities.
Colorado’s hearty embrace of a 25 percent marijuana tax this week could prove a turning point for legalization backers. They’ve long argued that weed should come out of the black market and contribute to tax coffers.
Colorado’s mercurial political nature was on full display Tuesday, with voters overwhelmingly approving taxes on marijuana sales but rejecting an income tax hike for schools.
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.
Marijuana buyers will have to show identification and perishable pot snacks will carry expiration dates when Colorado marijuana retailers open for business next year.
late-night effort to repeal marijuana legalization in Colorado fell short Monday, when senators backed off a plan to pass a measure that would have opened the door to undoing last year’s vote to legalize pot.
As the 2013 state legislative session heads into a frantic finale this week, here are three issues to look for and how they may set up future battles this summer and fall.
Medical pot shops will get a head start when Colorado opens recreational pot sales next year. And marijuana felons will be allowed to work in the industry after five years. That’s according to a measure adopted Thursday in a state House committee.
Colorado voters will decide this fall whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use when the state becomes the second in the nation to put such a proposal on ballots this year.