A new report shows how the legalization of recreational marijuana has brought more people to emergency rooms for complications from the drug than before, particularly in Routt County.
When Rocky Mountain Remedies co-owner Kevin Fisher began selling medical marijuana in August 2009, he knew he was going into a business filled with uncertainties.
In just a few months, Parachute will be home to Colorado’s first drive-through marijuana shop.
Changes to local laws have extended the hours of local marijuana dispensaries.
City sales tax records show the industry sold $10.8 million in product last year and added $431,113 to the sales tax coffers.
Denver is starting work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the nation to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries.
One of three groups hoping to open a marijuana grow facility in Hayden says a tax imposed by the town has created a roadblock.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How big is too big? (When it comes to marijuana growing facilities in unincorporated Routt County)
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.
We were happy to hear about the state of Colorado’s new rules governing the packaging of medical and recreational marijuana products.
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.
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.