The City Council-appointed marijuana task force convened for the third time Jan. 22 to discuss potential city ordinances that could affect new and existing medical marijuana industries, including manufacturing, cultivation and dispensary operations, which are currently under the umbrella of a six-month moratorium (the reason the task force was...
City to form task force Ordinance 15-79 passed a second reading by Colorado Springs City Council Tuesday. Via a 6-3 vote, the new law will place a six-month moratorium on the approval of new medical marijuana businesses, which include dispensaries, commercial grow operations and infused product manufacturers. Councilors Bill Murray, Jill...
  The Colorado Springs medical marijuana task force will present its recommended restrictions for zoning and home grows to City Council on March 21 — and the task force plans one more meeting March 14 to discuss further changes to the city’s medical marijuana regulations. After the initial presentation, City Council...
The town of Palmer Lake will be revisiting the issue of recreational marijuana. In 2014, recreational pot was a topic that split the town of 2,500 down the middle. Two years ago the residents of Palmer Lake voted on two marijuana-related ballot issues, one to allow retail recreational sales in...
Discussions focus on caregiver model Some Colorado Springs residents are exploiting a loophole in the state’s primary caregiver model for medical marijuana — and local officials believe they could be violating the city’s code. At least that was the consensus following the City Council-appointed Marijuana Task Force’s first meeting last week. After...
Pot purveyors in the state and across the country may soon bid farewell to money mattresses and cash-only transactions. Two pieces of legislation introduced in Washington during this session have the potential to allow banks to offer their financial services to medical and recreational marijuana businesses in 23 states and the District of Columbia. Despite […]
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Marc Snyder slowly, and reluctantly, changed his mind about retail marijuana stores. He was mayor of Manitou Springs when Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 in 2012, which legalized retail marijuana in the state. “I had some reservations,” Snyder said prior to participating in a panel discussion entitled “The Social and...
The El Paso County Board of Commissioners will decide Oct. 5 whether to renew the license of New Age Medical, a medical marijuana dispensary on the city’s far east side. That might seem like a simple process, but it’s anything but when the business has committed a violation. For instance,...
Each serving of recreational and medicinal marijuana that comes in an edible product could soon have its own warning label, thanks to the latest round of regulations under consideration by Colorado lawmakers. The Legislature is considering ways to label edible products — sodas, candy, popcorn, granola bars — to bolster...
Attorney and Colorado Springs marijuana task force member Charles Houghton offered his assessment of the group’s progress at its Feb. 19 meeting. “Can our report say we need more time?” Houghton asked. The City Council charged the group in November with making recommendations regarding medical marijuana industry regulations. The group’s authority...
The city of Colorado Springs will commit “economic suicide” if councilors approve a six-month moratorium on new or expanding medical marijuana grows and dispensary changes on second reading during next week’s City Council meeting, said a local attorney familiar with marijuana law. “It’s free money, but yet we have more...