Nanogram marijuana law tested with Routt County juries

In the past month, two Routt County juries have been asked to consider nanogram levels to decide whether defendants were too high to drive.

Steamboat Springs School Board denies expulsion appeal

The Steamboat Springs School Board last week upheld the decision to expel a 17-year-old girl suspected of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell.

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Local dispensaries implementing new packaging rules for edibles

In a constantly evolving industry, local marijuana dispensaries are implementing new rules that were signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper on Tuesday.

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Recreational pot sales commence at Lincoln Avenue location

Routt County residents and visitors now have a choice when it comes to buying marijuana for recreational use.

Housekeeper accidentally gets high after eating found chocolate bar in Steamboat Springs

A housekeeper with a sweet tooth reportedly got extremely high Monday when he indulged in a chocolate bar left behind in a condo.

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New statewide ad campaign aims to prevent stoned driving

The Colorado Department of Transportation's new ad campaign to prevent stoned driving takes a different approach than previous campaigns to prevent impaired driving.

Steamboat police say pot was being shipped to Illinois in pounds

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.

Steamboat police chief wants more of state's marijuana tax revenues

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.

Steamboat City Council narrowly approves retail marijuana license for Golden Leaf

Three council members wanted to table the vote because of an ongoing state investigation into Golden Leaf's medical marijuana operations.

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City of Steamboat now recommending approval of retail marijuana license for Golden Leaf

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.

Steamboat marijuana businesses navigate uncertain financial terrain

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.

Steamboat man's weed expertise tapped for Boston operations

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.

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Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus adapting to new marijuana rules

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.

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Some Routt County teens concerned about impact of marijuana legalization

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.

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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