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.
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.
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.
The pot industry continued to explode in 2015, with more than $9.1 million in sales in Steamboat Springs.
A new industry was born in Hayden Tuesday night when residents voted to allow marijuana growing operations.
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.
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.
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.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today is hosting a forum to discuss the positives and negatives of allowing marijuana growing operations in Hayden.
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.
Routt County's detox facility is intended for alcohol only, but a need also exists for people who have ingested too much cannabis.
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.
The special election is slated for Jan 26.
The marijuana industry continues to prosper in Steamboat Springs with sales surpassing $5 million during the first seven months of 2015.
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.