Council will revote on pot shop move after forcing a member to recuse himself
The council will hold a fresh hearing May 17 and take a new vote on the move after determining Tony Connell needs to recuse himself from the decision.
But first, the council will discuss whether two of its members should have voted to deny the move in the first place.
A group of local youth advocates met last week to debunk some of the myths about youth marijuana use and offer suggestions for parents struggling to talk with their children about marijuana.
Natural Choice and their prospective landlord said Friday that Councilwoman Heather Sloop and Councilman Tony Connell failed to disclose some personal conflict of interests and should have recused themselves prior to the close and controversial 4-3 vote that stopped the move.
In denying the move, the council rejected the recommendations of the city's planning staff and planning commission to allow Natural Choice to move into a location the business felt is more visible than its current spot in a tucked away industrial area.
Newspapers and First Amendment advocates are concerned about a bill moving through the Colorado legislature that would create rules for medical marijuana advertising.
A unique marijuana education curriculum created and piloted in Steamboat Springs during the past year is gaining the attention of schools across the country.
Natural Choice wants to move from its current location on Downhill Plaza to the new space at Curve Plaza next to Lil' House Country Biscuits & Coffee.
City begins reporting monthly marijuana sales tax totals
Community members can now see exactly how much dough the new marijuana industry in Steamboat Springs is putting into the city's coffers each month.
Oak Creek's marijuana experiment continues to evolve, grow
Whether Oak Creek truly deserves its reputation as Routt County’s marijuana hub is a matter of opinion. The town of about 900 people has certainly been conducting one of the most active and interesting experiments in Northwest Colorado since the retail marijuana industry was legalized in 2014.
A local marijuana business has proposed moving its retail operations to a more visible location at Curve Plaza between two restaurants and a liquor store.
The pot industry continued to explode in 2015, with more than $9.1 million in sales in Steamboat Springs.
A new industry was born in Hayden Tuesday night when residents voted to allow marijuana growing operations.
Pat Arnone hopes his patient persistence and frequent public comments at City Council meetings will soon earn him a chance to enter the Yampa Valley's lucrative marijuana industry.
A recent announcement about Postal Service policy regarding marijuana advertisements caused a postmaster in Craig to question if she will mail the city’s local paper to readers on Wednesday. Craig’s postmaster Mary McClellan said she won't mail newspapers that have stories or advertisements that contain information about cannabis.
Recreational marijuana rules and information
- • Colorado residents 21 and older can buy up to an ounce of marijuana at a licensed retail store.
- • Out-of-state residents can buy up to a quarter ounce.
- • Those older than 21 can share up to an ounce of marijuana with a friend as long as they're not getting paid.
- • Marijuana can't be smoked in public or anywhere governed by the Clean Indoor Air Act.
- • Ski resorts largely operate on federal land, where marijuana still is illegal.
- • Colorado residents can grow up to six plant in their home, but the plants must be locked up.
- • Drivers with more than 5 nanograms of THC in their blood can be cited for driving under the influence.
- • Employers still can set their own drug policies and fire those who violate them.
- • Marijuana is not allowed at Denver International Airport, and every jurisdiction in Colorado is allowed to set its own rules governing marijuana use.
- • Recreational marijuana will have a 15% excise tax on the wholesale price and a 10% sales tax on the retail price.
- • Medical marijuana will retain its lower tax rate, and the annual registration fee recently was reduced to $15.