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Steamboat Springs City Council gives initial approval to marijuana code changes

The Steamboat Springs City Council is moving ahead with rule changes that would allow pot shops to stay open three hours later until 10 p.m.

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Pot shops in Steamboat Springs could stay open later under proposed rule changes

The ordinance going before the city’s elected officials would allow all marijuana dispensaries to stay open until 10 p.m., three hours later than their current closing time.

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Third marijuana grow operation proposed for Hayden

A company named Emerge Farms is proposing the 9,484-square-foot grow facility in an existing building in the Valley View Business Park on the east side of Hayden.

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Routt County commissioners in no rush to finalize rural pot regs, even if voters pass excise tax

Partners study pot grow in rural Routt

Business partners with marijuana industry expertise are studying the potential for a small-scale grow operation should Routt County clear the way for pot in unincorporated areas.

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Routt County government engages rules for rural pot grows

How big is too big? (When it comes to marijuana growing facilities in unincorporated Routt County)

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Election Guide 2016: Referendum 1A — County asks voters to pre-approve pot excise tax

The Routt County Board of Commissioners is asking the voters to approve a 5 percent excise tax on marijuana grown for retail sale, anticipating it may consider permits for grow operations in the unincorporated county.

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Forewarned is forearmed

We were happy to hear about the state of Colorado’s new rules governing the packaging of medical and recreational marijuana products.

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Steamboat Springs marijuana industry continues to grow in 2016

Marijuana dispensaries in Steamboat Springs have sold almost $900,000 more in product so far this year than they did during the first seven months of 2015.

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Steamboat Springs School District drafts policy on medical marijuana use by students

Students with a medical marijuana prescription would be allowed to use marijuana on school grounds only under a strict set of rules, according to a new policy drafted by Steamboat Springs School District staff.

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Routt County's proposed pot tax too 'high' for Hayden's liking

State law prohibits Routt County from imposing an excise tax of more than 5 percent on pot, but the Town of Hayden, which operates under a home rule charter, is not bound by that limitation.

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Second marijuana grow proposed for Hayden

Two developers are proposing a second marijuana growing facility in Hayden.

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Marijuana decision the 'best compromise'

A local marijuana business owner has mixed feelings about a decision by federal officials related to the legality of marijuana.

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Oak Creek to consider marijuana ordinance

The Oak Creek Town Board on Thursday will consider an ordinance that would place restrictions on how residents grow marijuana.

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Routt County Commissioners hear law enforcement concerns on rural pot grows

Town of Breckenridge detective urges Routt County Commissioners to ensure they have 'teeth' in their regulations if they choose to allow marijuana grow facilities.

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Routt County Commissioners explore conditions for allowing pot grows

The Routt County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing Aug. 8 regarding the possibility of lifting a moratorium and allowing marijuana growing operations in rural areas of the county.

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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.

Recreational marijuana stores

  • Rocky Mountain Remedies, 2750 Downhill Plaza #205, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (970) 871-2768
  • Golden Leaf, 1755 Lincoln Ave. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (970) 870-2941
  • Natural Choice, 2835 Downhill Plaza, #205 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (970) 879-4420