For years, the small warehouses scattered throughout Colorado Springs have been of interest to marijuana purveyors — who were the only tenants prepared to pay the price property owners were asking.
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 primarily address two issues: capping […]
Tuesday’s vote means millions of people in California, Massachussetts and Nevada just boarded the retail marijuana train, apparently leaving Colorado Springs stuck at the station. Will Colorado Springs join them and become 420-friendly any time soon? Or will the city become even more of an outlier, an island of prohibition...
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 the town (which was defeated […]
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) and one that would create […]
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 will conduct first and […]
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 ends next month — […]
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 created) that started in November. The […]
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 the November approval […]
Bathing in taxes collected from marijuana sales, Pueblo County expects to put some of those dollars to work on public infrastructure projects, as well as to fund the world’s first college scholarship program created from marijuana taxes. So far this year, Pueblo County has collected $729,000 in taxes from all marijuana sales. Recreational pot sales […]
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 Gaebler and Helen Collins […]
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 potholes than any other town […]