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City starts reporting monthly marijuana sales tax totals

City begins reporting monthly marijuana sales tax totals

Community members can now see exactly how much dough the new marijuana industry in Steamboat Springs is putting into the city's coffers each month.

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Pioneering a budding industry

Oak Creek's marijuana experiment continues to evolve, grow

Whether Oak Creek truly deserves its reputation as Routt County’s marijuana hub is a matter of opinion. The town of about 900 people has certainly been conducting one of the most active and interesting experiments in Northwest Colorado since the retail marijuana industry was legalized in 2014.

Marijuana store seeking more visible retail space

A local marijuana business has proposed moving its retail operations to a more visible location at Curve Plaza between two restaurants and a liquor store.

Steamboat marijuana sales up 35 percent in 2015

The pot industry continued to explode in 2015, with more than $9.1 million in sales in Steamboat Springs.

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Hayden voters say 'yes' to marijuana grow operations

A new industry was born in Hayden Tuesday night when residents voted to allow marijuana growing operations.

Local man asks city to allow more wholesale marijuana businesses in Steamboat Springs

Pat Arnone hopes his patient persistence and frequent public comments at City Council meetings will soon earn him a chance to enter the Yampa Valley's lucrative marijuana industry.

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Craig's postmaster confuses Postal Policy regarding cannabis ads and stories

A recent announcement about Postal Service policy regarding marijuana advertisements caused a postmaster in Craig to question if she will mail the city’s local paper to readers on Wednesday. Craig’s postmaster Mary McClellan said she won't mail newspapers that have stories or advertisements that contain information about cannabis.

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Grow operations debated at Hayden forum

For such a divisive issue, a civil discussion was held Monday night in Hayden to talk about marijuana grow facilities being allowed in the town.

Forum will discuss marijuana-growing operations in Hayden

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is hosting a forum to discuss the positives and negatives of allowing marijuana growing operations in Hayden.

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City plans to start releasing more marijuana sales tax data

The upcoming monthly releases of marijuana sales tax data also could be used to estimate how many of the sales are coming from locals and tourists.

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.

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