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Third marijuana dispensary opens in Steamboat Springs

Natural Choice started selling marijuana products for medicinal purposes in 2010, but on Thursday, the business opened shop for retail sales.

Proposed retail marijuana shop passes through Oak Creek Planning Commission

Stagestop 1 LLC, a proposed retail marijuana business in Oak Creek, swiftly passed through the Planning Commission at Wednesday night's meeting and is one Town Board approval away from being the first of its kind in town.

Steamboat City Council asked to consider changing pot rules to allow hash oil production company

Magill told his fellow council members that a prospective operator of such a business approached him and said he or she would look to possibly start the company in Oak Creek if the rules here weren't changed.

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Proposed marijuana cultivation facility now eyes construction phase after Town Board meeting

Ant's Organic, a proposed marijuana cultivation facility in Oak Creek, got board approval Thursday night to move toward the construction phase of its business.

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New business helps visitors get a healthier high in Steamboat Springs

Local entrepreneur Drew Koehler is hoping to tap into the state's lucrative recreational marijuana industry with his new vaporizer rental business. Koehler's sales pitch is that vaporizers are healthier to use than smoking marijuana. They also are more discreet.

South Routt School District receives $60,360 grant from marijuana tax revenue to hire health care professional

Eleven school districts across the state, including South Routt School District, received nearly $1 million in grant funding Wednesday set aside by the legislature from marijuana tax revenue to be dedicated to addressing health care professional needs in Colorado schools.

Oak Creek Town Board hosting public hearing for marijuana cultivation facility

The Oak Creek Town Board is holding a public hearing Thursday night regarding the Planning Commission's recommendation to approve a land use change for Ant's Organic, a marijuana cultivation facility proposed to be built on Arthur Avenue.

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Oak Creek resident to be featured in CNN series on Colorado's booming recreational marijuana industry

Oak Creek resident Brian Rogers and business partner Caitlin McGuire will be featured in a 2015 CNN Original Series entitled "High Profits," a documentary-style series showcasing Colorado's booming recreational marijuana industry and the couple's quest to become big profiters.

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Oak Creek Planning Commission gives approval for new building for growing marijuana

The Oak Creek Planning Commission on Wednesday night unanimously recommended a new building be approved that will house a recreational marijuana growing operation.

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Oak Creek Planning Commission to consider new building for marijuana grow

The Oak Creek Planning Commission on Wednesday night will consider a proposal for a new building that will house a marijuana cultivation facility.

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Oak Creek Town Board tables proposal for building that would house marijuana businesses

The saga continues for a Stagecoach couple wanting to construct a new building to house marijuana businesses in Oak Creek.

Couple faces hurdles in getting approvals for new building to house Oak Creek marijuana businesses

Two Stagecoach residents will plead with the Oak Creek Town Board on Oct. 9 to let them construct a building to house their marijuana businesses.

Yampa considering restrictions on growing pot

The Town of Yampa is considering new rules that could place restrictions on growing marijuana, which is allowed under the Constitution of the State of Colorado.

Charges filed against two men related to shipping marijuana across state lines

Two men face felony charges related to a sophisticated Routt County marijuana-growing operation that police say was used to produce and ship marijuana to Illinois.

Marijuana inspectors visit Oak Creek businesses

An inspection Wednesday at two marijuana businesses in Oak Creek could lead to action being taken by state and Oak Creek officials.

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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

As of Jan. 8, 2014