All Crimes Enforcement Team drug task force members Thursday executed three searches related to an investigation of the illegal mailing of dozens of pounds of marijuana to Lake County, Ill., in suburban Chicago.
A letter dated Monday from the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police asks Hickenlooper to set aside 10 to 15 percent of the state's marijuana revenues for local law enforcement.
Three council members wanted to table the vote because of an ongoing state investigation into Golden Leaf's medical marijuana operations.
After multiple failed inspections and some problems two of the store's owners have had filling out paperwork correctly, city officials say they still have some concerns about the business.
The financial-sector hurdles that arise from the disconnect between state decriminalization and the list of federal Schedule I substances have stymied owners of marijuana-related businesses across the state.
Steamboat officials recommend denying Golden Leaf recreational marijuana license because of co-owner's 'moral character'
More problems have surfaced for a medical marijuana dispensary in Steamboat Springs wanting to begin selling marijuana for recreational use.
Kevin Fisher, co-owner of Rocky Mountain Remedies in Steamboat Springs, has won approval to open two new medical marijuana dispensaries in the Boston area.
For Brian Hoza, dean of student affairs for CMC's Alpine Campus, the legalization of marijuana for adults is the latest societal shift he has seen in his education career that spans more than 30 years.
As adults continue to line up to buy their first bags of recreational marijuana here in Steamboat Springs, many teenagers in Routt County quietly are wondering how this new age of pot sales could affect them.
Rocky Mountain Remedies for at least a little longer will remain as the sole place to legally buy recreational marijuana in Steamboat Springs.
While it has garnered a significant amount of publicity, police say the first week of recreational marijuana sales in Steamboat Springs has gone smoothly.
With marijuana now legally sold for recreational use in Steamboat Springs, police are receiving more training to identify drivers who might be under the influence of drugs.
For many standing in line at Rocky Mountain Remedies on Wednesday morning, prices were not an issue.
The first bag belonged to 22-year-old Patrick Krenke, from Minnesota. Behind him were tourists from Maryland, Nebraska, Florida, Tennessee, North Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas, South Carolina, Arkansas, Montana, New York, Illinois and the District of Columbia.
Steamboat Springs has entered a “bold new era,” City Council President Bart Kounovsky proclaimed Tuesday night moments after the license for Rocky Mountain Remedies was approved.
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 storesAs of Jan. 8, 2014
- Rocky Mountain Remedies, 2750 Downhill Plaza #205, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 (970) 871-2768