The state of recreational marijuana sales in Manitou Springs remains both controversial and uncertain. Although the city’s voters now have the final say as to whether the sale of recreational marijuana should be allowed, the mountain town’s only two ordained pot purveyors are plugging ahead as planned. Before a small fraction...
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...
2014 moratorium could end early In 2014, it was an issue that split the town of 2,500 virtually 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 the town (which was defeated 716 to 631)...
Colorado Springs City Council unanimously approved three new ordinances Tuesday that are aimed at more tightly regulating the local medical marijuana industry and the businesses that comprise it. The trio of resolutions (No. 17-848, No. 17-850 and No. 17-00018) came before council during its regular session at City Hall and...
(Editor’s Note: This is the latest in a series of articles about marijuana use in Colorado.)  One of the first things to consider when evaluating public health impacts is how widespread or prevalent a health issue is. Marijuana use has always been on the radar in terms of health and...
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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The argument regarding retail marijuana rages on in Colorado Springs, fueled most recently by an economic study paid for by cannabis advocacy group, Citizens for Safer Neighborhoods, which showed tens of millions of dollars in tax revenue would be generated in the city if recreational marijuana sales were allowed. The...
This ain’t your mama’s bowling alley. Or your daddy’s racetrack, for that matter. In a new generation of uses for formerly bustling sports venues, the medical marijuana business has taken root. Entrepreneurs began repurposing industrial sites into budding grow operations after medical marijuana became legal in Colorado as a result...
A bipartisan Senate bill will tap the expertise of the Institute of Cannabis Research at CSU Pueblo to develop marijuana tracking technology for the state. SB18-029 “Development of Marijuana Tracking Technology,” sponsored by Sen. Kent Lambert and Sen. Leroy Garcia with Rep. Dan Pabon and Rep. Yeulin Willett, was introduced Jan. 10. “The intent of this […]
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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...
Colorado is on the cutting edge of the insurance world as we continue to push the boundaries in the medical marijuana arena. The advent of recreational marijuana has changed the insurance landscape dramatically. Small medical dispensaries are being replaced by larger operations that require more complex insurance needs. What was once a simple insurance policy […]
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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,...