Officials address cannabis and detox

Routt County's detox facility is intended for alcohol only, but a need also exists for people who have ingested too much cannabis.

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After strong initial interest, city says marijuana business license inquiries have tapered off

Assistant City Attorney Dan Foote said prior to August, the city was hearing from as many as two new individuals each month who wanted to get in on the local marijuana industry in some form.

Hayden to finalize details for special marijuana election

The special election is slated for Jan 26.

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Steamboat Springs 2015 marijuana sales top $5 million

The marijuana industry continues to prosper in Steamboat Springs with sales surpassing $5 million during the first seven months of 2015.

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Authorities dismantle illegal marijuana grow site on Buffalo Pass; 2 Mexican nationals arrested

Two men who were camping at the grow site were taken into custody without incident after an early morning operation that started at 4 a.m.

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Marijuana legalization debated at Freedom Conference

Fox journalist and Fox News contributor Mary Katherine Ham, it was difficult to take a side during Friday's Freedom Conference debate on marijuana legalization.

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Oak Creek opens first recreational dispensary

Naturally, Mark Stepp is putting the blame on his wife, Lindsay. If it weren’t for her, Stepp might not be living his dream as a master grower and co-owner of Oak Creek’s Park Range Recreationals.

Hayden resident pursuing option to recall marijuana vote

A Hayden resident has taken the next step to let voters decide whether marijuana cultivation should be allowed in Hayden.

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City of Steamboat Springs proposes new regulations for private marijuana grows

The city's unlicensed growing facilities were thrust into the spotlight on June 13 when a caregiver's medical marijuana grow operation caught fire on Downhill Drive and caused $20,000 worth of damage to the building.

Hayden marijuana petition possible

An unknown Hayden resident has taken the first step in attempting to reverse the course of the Hayden Town Council when it comes to allowing the commercial cultivation of marijuana.

Hayden open for pot-growing business

In a 6-1 vote Thursday night, Hayden Town Council members approved allowing licensed, commercial marijuana growing operations.

Hayden to make final decision on allowing marijuana cultivation

The Hayden Town Council on Thursday will make a final decision on whether entrepreneurs with a green thumb can grow marijuana for a profit.

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Company hopes to bring pot and wine pairing dinner event to Steamboat

Philip Wolf thinks it's unfortunate so many people only associate cannabis with fast food and "the munchies."

Hayden Town Council moves marijuana cultivation ordinance forward

On Aug. 6, the Hayden Town Council will make a final decision about whether to allow marijuana cultivation operations.

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Yampa Valley High School educators design first health curriculum for marijuana in the country

When students started approaching Yampa Valley High School counselor Molly Lotz and teachers Sarah Peed and Chuck Rosemond about marijuana use, they found they had no resources, locally or nationally, to address these questions from a post-legalization perspective. After exhausting their resources, the three decided to develop their own reality and science-based education curriculum for schools in northwest Colorado and around the country.


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