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Green Rush 2.0 Comes to Colorado: New Recreational Market is Expected to Boom!

Out-of-state entrepreneurs travel to Colorado Springs to learn marijuana business
Chad came from Texas to attend. He has a wife and child and said it would be a "dream come true" to move to Colorado and start his own recreational marijuana dispensary. Others came from Mississippi, Missouri, Utah, Arizona and Pennsylvania to familiarize themselves with the legal intricacies of Colorado's marijuana laws. "The questions are remarkably varied," said KC Stark, director of the Medical Marijuana Business Academy..

 

President Obama says he won't go after Colorado for legalizing marijuana, locals react

Despite the lingering questions, local marijuana shops and advocates said they are taking Obama's position as a signal to move ahead and plan for selling recreational pot. "It also allows us as a business perspective to look forward and say lets go ahead and move forward responsibly," explained K.CStark...

31 Dec 2013 Legal marijuana sales beginning amid uncertainty in Colorado News Sentinel
Legal marijuana sales beginning amid uncertainty in Colorado ... their first big victory coming in 1996 when California allowed medical marijuana

30 Dec 2013 Two US states to legalise cannabis shops Sky News Australia
Marijuana users in Colorado and Washington are counting down the hours before the western US ... Medical marijuana is already legal and regulated in 19 US states, and has been allowed in some cases for the past 20 years.

29 Dec 2013 First state-licensed marijuana retailers to open Jan. 1 in Colorado Reuters
"This is groundbreaking," said Mike Elliot, spokesman for Colorado's Medical Marijuana Industry Group. "We are way ahead of Washington state, ...

28 Dec 2013 Family that fought for change in NJ medical marijuana law leaving ... The Republic
SCOTCH PLAINS, New Jersey — The family of a New Jersey toddler who became a symbol in a push to change the state's medical marijuana laws ...

27 Dec 2013 Growing your own marijuana in Colorado: Legal doesn't mean simple Denver Post
"We started getting those calls when the bill first passed for medical marijuana, and our attorney advised us not to talk about it. It's legal in Colorado...

26 Dec 2013 Stender urges Christie to expand medical marijuana access PolitickerNJ
The family said it would move to Colorado, where the medical pot is ... been adamant about keeping a tight rein on medical marijuana in New Jersey.

25 Dec 2013 The Anointed One: Did Jesus Perform His Miracles With Cannabis Oil? Cannabis Culture
Last month the Salt Lake City Tribune ran a story titled “Families Migrating to Colorado for a Medical Marijuana Miracle.” It profiled just a few of the ...

24 Dec 2013 Debate over pot health impacts continues as legal sales begin in ... Colorado Springs Gazette
In November - one year after Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana - the American Medical ...

23 Dec 2013 Expansion of Marijuana Legalization Spurs Movement for Child ... Virtual-Strategy Magazine (press release)
Colorado has seen an increase in cases of pediatric marijuana poisonings ... are allowed to use in the sale of medical and recreational marijuana.

22 Dec 2013 Debate over marijuana use continues as sales near in Colorado Colorado Springs Gazette
4, 2013, at the company's indoor farm in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock) ... Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational use of marijuana - the American Medical Association adopted ...

21 Dec 2013 MMJ patient wins huge court victory Colorado Springs Independent
Last Thursday, judges John Webb and Stephanie Dunn of the Colorado Court of Appeals handed noted Colorado Springs medical-marijuana patient ...

20 Dec 2013 Colorado Springs cancer patient wins pot appeal Pueblo Chieftain
According to the Colorado Springs Gazette (http://tinyurl.com/n7q8prw ) ... pot seized during medical marijuana investigations and that it be returned ...

20 Dec 2013 5 things to know as pot retailers open in Colorado Upstart
The UpTake: With recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado, retail pot ... Superior does not allow medical or recreational marijuana sales. There's ...

20 Dec 2013 Tips lead police to Colorado Springs medical marijuana store theft ...
Tips lead police to Colorado Springs medical marijuana store theft suspects. × ... Colorado Springs Gazette has disabled the comments for this article.

19 Dec 2013 Colorado becoming a magnet for pediatric marijuana patients Daily Caller
The number of pediatric medical marijuana patients in the state has ... Another 171 are on a waiting list, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported.

18 Dec 2013 Parents seek hope in medical marijuana Elmira Star-Gazette
Parents fight for 'miracle drug' medical marijuana: Families in New York ... a specially cultivated marijuana strain grown by six brothers in Colorado.

18 Dec 2013 Colorado health board considers lowering medical marijuana fee to ... The Republic
DENVER — The annual fee to be a medical marijuana patient in Colorado could be dropping by more than half to just $15 a year. The state health ...

17 Dec 2013 Families Seeking Medical Marijuana Move to Colorado Autism Daily Newscast
marijuana Several months ago Autism Daily Newscast ran some articles about families who were successfully treating some of their children's ...

16 Dec 2013 Debate looms over legalizing marijuana in Wyoming Seattle Post Intelligencer
She said he benefited greatly from medical marijuana from Colorado in his last days. "And as a result of that experience, and the research that I've ...

15 Dec 2013 Colorado Medical Marijuana Center to Utilize Desalitech Water ... MarketWatch
Kind Love is committed to growing safe medical grade cannabis based ... grows and dispenses for licensed medical marijuana patients in Colorado.

14 Dec 2013 Marijuana news: Uruguay moves closer to legalizing pot; New ... OregonLive.com
The bill was inspired by a New Jersey couple who want to use a form of medical marijuana produced in Colorado to treat their young daughter. The girl has a ...

13 Dec 2013 Marijuana enforcement offices ahead of Jan.1 retail-sales launch
Illinois has become the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana with some of ....

12 Dec 2013 Families Seeking Medical Marijuana Move to Colorado Autism Daily Newscast
marijuana Several months ago Autism Daily Newscast ran some articles about families who were successfully treating some of their children's symptoms of ...

11 Dec 2013 Colorado denying more medical-marijuana business applications Denver Post
Colorado's medical-marijuana regulators have rejected business applications ... clip — according to figures from the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division.

10 Dec 2013 Pot Panic! Colorado Dispensary Owners Worry They Might Run Out ... Huffington Post
“I'm going to run out of cannabis; it's just a matter of when," said Toni Fox, owner .... In 2011, Colorado pulled in $5 milllion in sales taxes from medical marijuana ...

9 Dec 2013 Pot cops preview tracking system The Durango Herald
... for the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, demonstrates Wednesday the ... system for medical marijuana failed because regulators ran out of money

8 Dec 2013 Colorado officials, pot businesses clash over inventory tracking Denver Post
The program Marijuana Inventory Tracking Solutions, or MITS, was supposed to be in place after the state began regulating medical marijuana in 2010.

7 Dec 2013 Doctor convicted of felony after recommending MMJ for undercover ... The Coloradoan
Medical marijuana licenses in Colorado are allowed for people with a “debilitating medical condition” such as cancer, glaucoma or severe pain, among others, ...

6 Dec 2013 Lawmakers hear the benefits, dangers of medicinal marijuana Legislative Gazette
According to Paige Figi of Colorado, whose daughter Charlotte suffers from Dravet ... Prior to using medical marijuana, which Figi administers orally to her ...

5 Dec 2013 Families See Colorado as New Frontier on Medical Marijuana New York Times
While these families are seeking treatment through a medical marijuana system ... The first retail marijuana shops in Colorado are poised to open in January.

4 Dec 2013 Families flock to Colorado for 'incredible' marijuana oil helping sick ... Examiner.com
Colorado is less than a month away from becoming the first state in the country to ... A prescription for medical marijuana can be acquired relatively easily, with ...

3 Dec 2013 Number Of Children On Medical Marijuana Patient Registry Surges ... Huffington Post
After nearly doubling earlier in the year, the number of minors on Colorado's medical marijuana patient registry surged again in September, with the addition of ...

2 Dec 2013 Marijuana license backlog dogs Colorado regulators
... issuing licenses for medical marijuana as Colorado prepares for recreational ... Colorado allows marijuana dispensaries with pending applications to remain in ... ://gazette.com/marijuana-license-backlog-dogs-colorado-regulators/article/ ...

1 Dec 2013 Crime-Link Concerns Triggered Raids of Marijuana Businesses Wall Street Journal
Raids by federal authorities at medical-marijuana dispensaries in Colorado were prompted by concerns that a criminal organization was connected to the ...

30 Nov 2013 Pot for Pets Daily Beast
Removing the tumors from her body didn't do much, nor did the medicine prescriptions she was given—but what did help was marijuana. “I'd exhausted every ...

29 Nov 2013 'Marijuana refugees' stuck in Colorado while children receive ... kdvr.com
The Pisciuneri's are part of a wave of so-called medical marijuana refugees here in Colorado. People who've moved their children here from states where it's ...

28 Nov 2013 Dear Stoner: How does the NFL feel about medical marijuana? Westword
So if a Bronco gets legal medical marijuana in Colorado and then fails an NFL ... player smoking medical marijuana to deal with pain from running full-speed into ...

27 Nov 2013 Are last week's medical marijuana busts a sign of weakness or ... Boulder Weekly
I am skeptical of the government when it comes to cannabis, but the release ... of the more than 1,300 cannabis businesses in Colorado's medical industry.

27 Nov 2013 Release possible for man arrested after pot raids - NOCO5 – News ... Northern Colorado 5
DENVER (AP) - A Colombian man arrested after raids on medical marijuana operations in Colorado could be released as federal prosecutors pursue a ...

26 Nov 2013 Colorado Congressman Jared Polis Introduces Bill To Allow Medical ... Opposing Views
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms ruled in 2011 that it's illegal for registered medical marijuana patients to buy or own guns, according to The Daily ...

25 Nov 2013 Big raid up north, good news in Central City Colorado Springs Independent
Patients drove off empty-handed. When the smoke cleared, the raid easily qualified as the most extensive since Colorado approved medical marijuana in 2000.

24 Nov 2013 Suspects break into Springs medical marijuana center KXRM
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- The Colorado Springs Police Department is looking for four suspects who robbed a medical marijuana center early Sunday ...

23 Nov 2013 Feds raid Colorado medical marijuana operations Washington Times
DENVER — Federal authorities descended unexpectedly Thursday morning on multiple Colorado medical-marijuana operations, seizing plants and executing ...

22 Nov 2013 Colorado Pot Shops Raided In The Face Of Historic Marijuana ... Huffington Post
Federal agencies raided multiple Denver-area medical marijuana shops and ... medical marijuana became legal in Colorado, according to The Denver Post

21 Nov 2013 Colorado store makes history as first to offer recreational marijuana ... RT
The state's Marijuana Enforcement Division has accepted 136 applications from ... conducted the largest raid on dispensaries since medical marijuana became ...

20 Nov 2013 Utah Doctors Endorse Medical Marijuana Push for 2014 The Daily Chronic
... was co-signed by two other university doctors. “It has absolutely no abuse potential.” Across the country, 20 states allow medical marijuana use, but Utah is

19 Nov 2013 Colorado man who said he was hauling medical marijuana to ... The Republic
YORK, Nebraska — A 52-year-old Colorado man who said he was hauling medical marijuana when he was pulled over in Nebraska has been fined $4,000.

17 Nov 2013 Colorado figures and Democratic candidate for governor rally for ... PennLive.com
Stanley and his brothers grow marijuana for medical purposes in Colorado, where it's legal. Marijuana was long-ago labeled by the federal government as a ...

16 Nov 2013 TN family moves so daughter can receive medical marijuana for ... WSMV Nashville
Medical marijuana is not legal in Tennessee, but some lawmakers and supporters ... the Koozers packed up their east Tennessee home and moved to Colorado.

15 Nov 2013 Knoxville family moves to Colorado for medical marijuana WATE-TV
The Knoxville natives uprooted their lives two months ago to move to Colorado to have access to medical marijuana to treat their young daughter's severe ...

14 Nov 2013 Weed Pioneers Look To Save Epileptic Kids With New Medical ... Huffington Post
"This is just the tip of the iceberg," Dr. Margaret Gedde, a Colorado Springs pathologist who has recommended children for medical marijuana, told The Gazette.

13 Nov 2013 Hemp, Inc. on the Pulse: Progress in Portland, Maine, Colorado and ... MarketWatch
... on the pulse of the medical marijuana and industrial hemp industry as Portland, Maine ... and Colorado's lead and legalized the recreational use of marijuana.

12 Nov 2013 Ex-Dracut man owns Colorado medical-marijuana dispensary, says ... The Sun
Former Dracut resident Bill Delany shows a "marijuana clone" that he sells to patients with legal medical-marijuana cards at his shop, Good Earth Meds, ...

11 Nov 2013 Kush Bottles Meet Child-Safe Marijuana Packaging Requirements in ... Sacramento Bee
... containers for the natural health and medical marijuana industry, announced today ... in Colorado and other states with legal or medical marijuana programs.

10 Nov 2013 Is medical marijuana safe for kids? The Globe and Mail
Repetski added he will either hire a private lab to analyze the CBD levels of a medical marijuana product, or move his family to Colorado to obtain CBD

9 Nov 2013 Young Utahn opts for cannabis to treat cancer Salt Lake Tribune
Brian, now 20, moved to Colorado this summer for an alternative treatment: medical marijuana. "This is not just about kids. Adults need it, too, and not just for ...

8 Nov 2013 Slow-growing Charlotte's Web yields marijuana designed for kids Salt Lake Tribune
marijuana grower Josh Stanley and others join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss Colorado's experience with medical refugees

7 Nov 2013 Citywide: Alameda County asks Obama for an end to federal pot raids Contra Costa Times
... such as Colorado and Washington that have approved recreational use of the drug. ... Oakland granted preliminary approval last year to four medical cannabis ... City Council voted 6-1 Monday to allow one medical marijuana dispensary in ...

6 Nov 2013 Nullification Works: Despite in Federal Raids, Colorado marijuana ... Susan Kennison
“For the first time in three months, the Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry saw an increase in patients with current and active red cards. At the end of June, ...

5 Nov 2013 Proposition AA Results: Voters approve new pot taxes by wide margin kdvr.com
Michael Elliott, executive director of the Medical Marijuana Industry Group, said the passage of Proposition AA “means Colorado will have a strong and ...

4 Nov 2013 Quadriplegic Medical Marijuana Patient Fired For Using Legal ... THE Weed Blog (blog)
Brandon Coats is a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient in Colorado. He was recently fired as a customer service representative for Dish Network Corp. after ...

3 Nov 2013 Hemp Share NUVO Newsweekly
Cannabis will cure the Republican-Democrat cancers just as it cures the cancer in your body. ... Possession of Marijuana is a 1984 or "Big Brother" crime.

2 Nov 2013 Market For Legal Marijuana Could Be Worth $10 Billion By 2018 SFist
Medical marijuana is now legal in 20 states, with Colorado and Washington making all marijuana legal starting in January. As the Huffington Post reports, ...

1 Nov 2013 Marijuana Market Poised To Grow Faster Than Smartphones Huffington Post
Medical marijuana is currently legal in 20 states and the District of Columbia. Next year, Washington and Colorado will begin implementing laws that permit the ...

30 Oct 2013 Tapping Medical Marijuana's Potential New York Times (blog)
Medical marijuana clinics operate in 20 states and the District of Columbia, and its recreational use is now legal in Colorado and Washington. A Gallup poll ...

29 OLct 2013 Stick, split or switch: What's a pot shop to do? Glenwood Springs Post Independent
GLENWOOD SPRINGS — When “recreational” marijuana sales officially become legal in Colorado on Jan. 1, 2014, existing medical marijuana dispensaries ...

28 Oct 2013 Colorado's new pot laws draw marijuana refugees Brush News Tribune
By DAVE PHILLIPS The Gazette ... The Halabis live in New York City, where medical marijuana is illegal. ... a Stanford-educated Colorado Springs pathologist who has recommended many of the arriving children for medical marijuana.

27 Oct 2013 3-year-old being given cannabis oil to treat cancer KOB.com
A Colorado mother is giving her 3-year-old son medical marijuana instead of chemotherapy to treat his cancer. But now she said she's been forced to put her ...

26 Oct 2013 Iowa Parents Hope to Give Medical Marijuana to 17-Month-Old KAALtv.com
Her mother, Rachael Selmeski, says she's moving to Colorado to gain access to medical marijuana in the form of an oil, which is given like medicine. It has low ...

25 Oct 2013 Nearly Six in Ten Americans Support Legal Marijuana ChicagoNow (blog)
I emphasize "full" because most Americans have favored medical marijuana for ... of Colorado and Washington to test the waters of marijuana legalization and ...

24 Oct 2013 Medical marijuana use permitted during probation - Colorado ...
(AP) — A judge is allowing a woman to use medical marijuana while she's on probation even though it was prohibited under the plea agreement the woman ...

23 Oct 2013 Boulder to allow medical and recreational pot shops to co-locate Colorado Daily
Requests for co-location will be more complicated because they will require building permits and renovations. Medical marijuana can be sold to patients 18 and ...

22 Oct 2013 Why marijuana investments could go up in smoke CNBC.com
Recreational use is legal in Washington and Colorado. A Gallup ... You can already buy medical marijuana stocks through the over-the-counter (OTC) market.

21 Oct 2013 Medical Marijuana Treatment Of Pediatric Epilepsy Attracts More ... Huffington Post
A small faction of parents calling themselves marijuana "refugees" are heading to Colorado in order to obtain medical marijuana for their children who suffer ...

20 Oct 2013 Epileptics Migrate to Medical Marijuana States San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Earlier this month, the state of Colorado released numbers that showed medical cannabis authorizations for children had increased dramatically, from 35 to 60.

19 Oct 2013 For accurate information about marijuana, check out research The Seattle Times
Sorry, there is no reasonable evidence to suggest marijuana cures cancer, although it has been used successfully to treat side effects of treatment.

18 Oct 2013 Families of children with epilepsy moving to Colorado, drawn by ... Colorado Springs Gazette
The number of children younger than 14 in Colorado who can legally use medical marijuana has grown from seven in the spring to at least 25 this month, ...

17 Oct 2013 Vail Daily column: State's marijuana industry embodies pioneer spirit Vail Daily News
In Eagle-Vail, when my medical marijuana center opened up over four years ago, ... Colorado legislators took the lead relating to “for profit” marijuana laws, ...

16 Oct 2013 An Inside Look: Colorado's Marijuana Boom Wall Street Journal
Colorado's Amendment 64 - allowing the recreational sale of marijuana – has spurred many medical marijuana shop owners to make the switch to the more ...

15 Oct 2013 Election Guide 2013: Yes on Colorado Amendment 66 and ... Boulder Weekly
Colorado voters overwhelmingly voted to legalize marijuana last year, passing ... Here's what happened: A series of audits showed that the Medical Marijuana ...

14 Oct 2013 Medical marijuana dispensaries' plans OK'd Pueblo Chieftain
Two medical marijuana dispensaries, one in Pueblo and one from Colorado ... The Organic Seed from Colorado Springs, and The Greener Side, located at Stem ...

13 Oct 2013 Fairfield's vote on medical marijuana: A win and a loss Minuteman News Center
Connecticut is not the first state to legalize medical marijuana. California, Washington, Colorado and 16 other states plus Washington D.C. beat us to it. But as ...

12 Oct 2013 Colorado's medical pot registry facing changes Pueblo Chieftain
DENVER — Colorado's medical marijuana program is under review Wednesday. The state Board of Health is scheduled to consider lowering annual fees paid ...

10 Oct 2013 Aspen sets limits on retail marijuana shops Denver Business Journal
The city council decided to cap the number of pot shops to avoid an influx of medical marijuana operations barred from other parts of Colorado from moving into ...

10 Oct 2013 Telluride approves retail marijuana regulations The Daily Planet
Nearby Durango placed a moratorium on the sale of non-medical pot, meanwhile. ... in Colorado to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, but the implementation of ... In Telluride, where medical marijuana dispensaries have been operating with ...

9 Oct 2013 TSA May Allow Certain Passengers to Fly with Marijuana TravelersToday
If a passenger is flying with marijuana for medical purposes, of if they're flying between Washington and Colorado, where possession is now legal, law ...

8 Oct 2013 Washington, Colorado seek banking changes for marijuana KEPR 19
The event featured vendors, seminars, smoking, medical marijuana sales and more ... (AP) - The governors of Washington and Colorado are asking the federal ...

7 Oct 2013 Washington, Colorado seek banking changes for marijuana KOMO News
Washington, Colorado seek banking changes for marijuana ... The event featured vendors, seminars, smoking, medical marijuana sales and more at Fremont ...

6 Oct 2013 Florida Matters: Medical Marijuana Health News Florida
“We know that there are medical properties of marijuana,” said Sabet. “The issue is that we don't have to smoke it to get those properties.” In Colorado, medical ...

5 Oct 2013 Teller County brothers' marijuana grown for medical benefits
Pot with a purpose: Teller County brothers' marijuana grown for medical benefits ... Michael Ciaglo, The Gazette ... an unlikely business for a group of brothers that, with the exception of one, graduated from Colorado Springs Christian School.

4 Oct 2013 US becoming more accepting of medical marijuana CMAJ
A cancer patient in Alaska with a medical marijuana identification card can ... Voters in Colorado and Washington have gone a step further and approved the ...

3 Oct 2013 Mom Chooses Medical Marijuana Over Chemo As Treatment For 3 ... Huffington Post
Sierra swapped chemotherapy for cannabis therapy and has seen her son return to his old energetic self and his cancer go into remission. Her decision to use ...

2 Oct 2013 Colorado mom chooses cannabis over chemotherapy to fight's son's ... The Denver Channel
A mother in Colorado Springs has decided on cannabis, instead of chemo, to fight her ... Riddle found an alternative -- medical marijuana in the form of capsules.

1 Oct 2013 Medical marijuana heads for trial in Iowa Quad City Times
What Benton was trying to accomplish in treating his cancer with cannabis oil is not only legal in states like California, it seems to be working, doctors say.

30 Sept 2013 Pot with a purpose: Teller County brothers' marijuana grown for ... Colorado Springs Gazette
Pot with a purpose: Teller County brothers' marijuana grown for medical benefits ... to have all the benefits of medical marijuana with very low psychoactive effects. ... Jared co-owns two dispensaries in Colorado Springs, and Josh owns one in ...

29 Sept 2013 Rob Corry, Marijuana Attorney, Arrested For Public Consumption Of ... Huffington Post
A well-known Colorado marijuana attorney was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of smoking ... Passed ballot initiative for legalized medical marijuana in 2012.

28 Sept 2013 Colorado Springs police: Four arrested in connection with ...
Four men were arrested Thursday on suspicion of running an unlicensed medical...

27 Sept 2013 Authorities warn of candy containing marijuana in region Joplin Globe
A mailed package containing bags of candy infused with medical marijuana was ... in its shipment from Colorado to an address at Pineville in McDonald County.

26 Sept 2013 Plans for Medical Marijuana Cultivation Center Move Forward Patch.com
Based on Colorado statistics, where medical marijuana was legalized several years ago, Massachusetts will need to grow enough of the drug for 120,000 ...

25 Sept 2013 Medical Marijuana Talk Begins At The Capitol WCHS
Medical Marijuana Talk Begins At The Capitol ... to grow their own plants but in other states, like Colorado, for-profit dispensaries handle the distribution. In some ...

24 Sept 2013 NTRR Develops Unique Products for Booming Colorado Marketplace Fort Mills Times
Colorado has the most developed medical marijuana (MMJ) industry in the nation, attracting 204 licensed dispensaries in Denver alone. That's roughly three ...

23 Sept 2013 Denver Creates A Cannabis Cartel, Reinforcing Colorado's Pot ... Forbes
Denver Creates A Cannabis Cartel, Reinforcing Colorado's Pot Protectionism ... Michael Elliott, director of the Medical Marijuana Industry Group, said Denver's ...

22 Sept 2013 Medical marijuana faces uphill climb to be legalized in NC StarNewsOnline.com
Medical marijuana faces uphill climb to be legalized in N.C. .... familial ties, take a far more cautious approach to the legalization of marijuana than has Colorado...

21 Sept 2013 John Roska: How medical marijuana law will work Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
(Colorado collected almost $6 million from medical marijuana sales taxes in FY 2012.) Dispensaries must buy from official cultivation centers. The Department of ...

20 Sept 2013 Cancer news: What's rumor, what's reality? Fox News
"Marijuana can cure some kinds of cancers." Sorry! Some studies suggest compounds in the drug may keep tumors in check, but they weren't conducted on ...

19 Sept 2013 Advanced Cannabis Solutions, Inc. Appoints New CFO Wall Street Journal
Management members have been working with Colorado's medical marijuana industry for several years. ACS will not grow or dispense marijuana, pursuant to ...

18 Sept 2013 Thousands cited for having pot on federal land Las Vegas Sun
Karen Strand, a 36-year-old medical marijuana patient, was cited for having 2 grams of marijuana in Olympic National Park this summer. Strand and others say ...

17 Sept 2013 Telluride approves retail marijuana regulations Norwood Post
Nearby Durango placed a moratorium on the sale of non-medical pot, meanwhile. ... in Colorado to possess up to 1 ounce of marijuana, but the implementation of ... In Telluride, where medical marijuana dispensaries have been operating with ...

16 Sept 2013 Medical pot looks to 'color inside the lines' - Hawaii News - Honolulu ...
(AP) — Medical marijuana businesses worried that federal agents will close them down now have a roadmap to avoid prosecution, courtesy of the Justice ...

15 Sept 2013 Banking Regs Are Next Hurdle For Legal Marijuana CullmanSense
Additionally, a recent audit found that Colorado's public health department has not adequately monitored doctors prescribing medical marijuana. The study ...

14 Sept 2013 MediSwipe Inc. Announces Expansion and Distribution of Hemp ... Wall Street Journal
... Beverages and Mello Meal(TM) Secure Medical Marijuana Patient Packaging to Medical Dispensaries in Washington State, Colorado and Western Canada.

13 Sept 2013 The Department of Justice's Marijuana Memo Is a Disappointment ... Huffington Post
From the legalization of medical marijuana in a number of states and the District of Columbia to the outright legalization of small quantities in Colorado and ...

12 Sept 2013 USA: Former Lehman CEO Arrested…For Marijuana Possession Codewit World News
The former CEO of investment bank Lehman Brothers was arrested this morning for purchasing medical marijuana in Boulder, Colorado. In a statement to local ...

11 Sept 2013 Tampa mom wants medical marijuana for daughter battling brain ... WTSP 10 News
TAMPA, Florida- Dahlia Barnhart is a two-year-old with an infectious laugh who loves to dance. "I have never met a child as loving or as sweet," says Dahlia's ...

10 Sept 2013 Medical marijuana registry numbers on the rise despite ... Westword (blog)
The Colorado medical marijuana patient registry saw the largest increase in active patient numbers in months this summer, growing by 2,475 patients to 109,292 ...

9 Sept 2013 Christie OKs medical marijuana bill for ill children - CBS News
(CBS News) BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. - New Jersey's has just relaxed its medical marijuana law, making it easier for chronically ill children to use it as part of their ...

8 Sept 2013 City Council to Consider Placing Medical Marijuana Question on Ballot Patch.com
In light of a recent U.S. Department of Justice decision to allow Colorado and Washington state to regulate and implement their medical marijuana stores.

8 Sept 2013 Medical Pot: Will Colorado's "Green Rush" Last? EDGEOnTheNet
Medical Pot: Will Colorado's "Green Rush" Last? Denver, Colo., has more medical marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks, but the budding business defies ...

7 Sept 2013 Lawmaker introduces last-minute push for medical pot regulations Los Angeles Times
The rules would be enforced by a new division in the state's Alcoholic Beverage ... That law, which was passed in 1996, legalized medical marijuana in the state.

6 Sept 2013 Medical pot businesses look to DOJ memo allowing legal pot as ... Washington Post
HELENA, Mont. — Medical marijuana businesses worried that federal agents will close them down now have a roadmap to avoid prosecution, courtesy of the ...

5 Sept 2013 Holder energizes W.Va. marijuana supporter Charleston Gazette
Last year, voters in Colorado and Washington state agreed to legalize marijuana for recreational and medical uses. "I think that has taken down some of the ...

4 Sept 2013 Legal Weed Sales Halted In Colorado Town Due To Lack Of Staples ... Huffington Post
KRDO first reported about local marijuana advocate Tim Klob's petition where .... In 2011, Colorado pulled in $5 milllion in sales taxes from medical marijuana ...

3 Sept 2013 Medical Marijuana Reduces Cancer Pain American News Report
In an eight week study of 131 cancer patients who used cannabis, published in the journalEvidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine...

2 Sept 2013 Medical marijuana looks to 'color inside the lines' Great Falls Tribune
Medical marijuana businesses worried that federal agents will close them down ... Department's decision to allow legal pot in Colorado and Washington state.

1 Sept 2013 Cannabis may provide novel 'cure' for prostate cancers The Guardian Nigeria
Cannabis, Indian Hemp or rather marijuana may provide the novel treatment for prostate cancer by acting as analgesia on bone pain, improving quality of life, ...

31 Aug 2013 Feds won't sue to stop marijuana use in Washington, Colorado Chinook Observer
Colorado and Washington were two states that helped re-elect Obama. Advocates of medical marijuana were cautious about the new policy. Twenty states and ...


29 Jul 2013 7 Ways Life Got Slightly Better After The Recession (CHARTS) Huffington Post
It's estimated that Washington's legalization of marijuana could bring the state ... In 2011, Colorado pulled in $5 milllion in sales taxes from medical marijuana ...

28 Jul 2013 NH 19th state allowing medical marijuana use - SFGate
Maggie Hassan signed a law Tuesday making New Hampshire the 19th state to allow seriously ill ... (The bill) legalizes the use of medical marijuana in a way that makes sense for the state of New ... New tastes of Hawaii's Neighbor

27 Jul 2013 Segerblom: Nevada to make a bundle on medical marijuana Las Vegas Review-Journal
Other states have wrestled with the effects of secondhand marijuana smoke. Colorado already is trying to figure out how to separate the medical marijuana ...

26 Jul 2013 Big marijuana fights pot legalization efforts USFinancePost
Recently, Colorado and Washington State have passed laws legalizing ... Currently, medical marijuana is a billion-dollar industry as its sale is legal in 18 states ...

25 Jul 2013 California Democrats' board passes marijuana legalization resolutions Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Some California Democratic Party marijuana legalization-friendly resolutions ... allow the newly enacted marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington ... "On one level, a lot of people say that medical marijuana is a good idea but in ...

24 Jul 2013 New Pot Fight: Medical vs. Full Legalization Newser
Politico takes a look at an unlikely pair of enemies—the medical marijuana camp ... the law of the land, as it has already in Washington state and Colorado.

23 Jul 2013 Colorado Springs chooses to ban retail marijuana sales Colorado Springs Gazette
She said Colorado Springs had an opportunity to be a leader. "We did it with medical marijuana - cities all over the state look to us and our regulations," she said ...

23 Jul 2013 Stipulations sprout for marijuana-cultivation license Cortez Journal
A Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division inspection report reveals The Medicine Man has more than 200 patients, meaning the business is allowed to cultivate ...

22 Jul 2013 marijuana stores likely to be concentrated in few cities Denver Post
As Vicente notes, most of the places that banned medical-marijuana dispensaries have also banned recreational marijuana shops. (Vicente calls Colorado ...

21 Jul 2013 Tons of Colorado grown marijuana seized out of state last year KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
At least three and a half tons of medical marijuana grown in Colorado was seized law enforcement agencies in other states last year. Tom Gorman, executive ...

22 Jul 2013 City Council, just say 'no' to recreational marijuana sales
Colorado Springs Gazette
Here's who we know of lining up in favor commercial operations: Southern Colorado Medical Marijuana. The number of employees, current and future jobs represented by the opposition has to be 100 times larger than those represented by proponents.

20 Jul 2013 California Dems Say “No!” to Medical Marijuana Crackdown, Federal ...
East Bay Express
"This resolution puts the California Democratic Party, the largest state Democratic Party in the nation, firmly on the side of giving President Obama the backbone to allow Colorado and Washington go ahead and tryout marijuana legalization," stated ...

19 Jul 2013 Ark. AG rejects wording of medical marijuana plan
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposed initiated act that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. McDaniel rejected the proposal in an opinion on Monday that says the proposal by ...

18 Jul 2013 Pot testing sprouts with onslaught of new laws
The Durango Herald
Medical marijuana has been legal in Oregon since 1998, but patients had to grow the pot themselves or find a grower to do it for them. The Oregon Legislature recently legalized dispensaries where growers can sell marijuana that isn't directly provided ...

17 Jul 2013 Violations close dispensary
Cortez Journal
A report from the Cortez Police Department specifically identified “significant areas of non-compliance with the rules established by the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division.” The first violation reported by Cortez Police Chief Roy Lane in a memo to ...

16 Jul 2013 The gold rush for medical marijuana
Greenwich Time
A test bud he had recently grown in Colorado can be seen in the photo by his right hand. Colorado is where Palmieri purchased all the special equipment need to grow the marijuana here in Connecticut. Photo: Christian Abraham | Buy This Photo.

15 Jul 2013 Colorado Cannabis Industry Lobbying Expenditures Detailed
East Bay Express
Pro-cannabis groups outspent anti-cannabis groups by a ratio of more than four to one in Colorado, The Denver Posts' John Ingold reported this week. "The Medical Marijuana Industry Group, a trade organization for dispensaries, has spent $55,750 on ...

14 Jul 2013 Medical marijuana: Colorado health department faces audit over enforcing ...
The Denver Channel
DENVER - Auditors say a dozen physicians have issued half of the medical marijuana recommendations in Colorado and that the state is not providing enough oversight so only qualified individuals get referrals to use the drug. A report released Monday ...

13 Jul 2013 Prosecutors: New law doesn't make old crimes OK
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
(AP) - Two Oregon prosecutors say they won't drop cases against people who are now accused of selling medical marijuana at retail outlets - even though the business soon will be legal. "This conduct was against the law at the time people committed the ...

12 Jul 2013 PUBLIC NOTICE - CITY OF LEADVILLE, COLORADO
Mountain Mail Newspaper
WHEREAS, similar to the Medical Marijuana Code designation, the City Council wishes to designate the City Council of the City of Leadville as the “Local Licensing Authority” under the Colorado Retail Marijuana Code and to codify such designation in ...

11 Jul 2013 Medical Marijuana For Animals: A Case For Compassion
THE Weed Blog
The cancer has caused her to lose a lot of weight, and she was having ... this treatment that I discovered that medical marijuana for animals was not a new ...

10 Jul 2013 Leading Medical Marijuana Packaging and Supply Firm to Aid New CO & WA ...
Midland Daily News
Residents and entrepreneurs in Washington and Colorado may be excited about the legalization of medical marijuana in their states but there is likely to be a dramatic amount of competition between collectives and clinics as they rush to launch and ...

9 Jul 2013 Marijuana: Proposed federal bill seeks to give pot businesses banking access
Westword (blog)
Even though medical marijuana businesses are legal at the state level, they still are illegal under federal law. And while this raises the spectre of federal law enforcement coming down on Colorado businesses, the bigger concern revolves around banking.

8 Jul 2013 Greengro Technologies Signs Facility, Design and Consulting Deal With ...
Wall Street Journal
Dozens of medical cannabis centers are on track to open in Arizona expected to generate tens of millions of dollars in revenues this year according to MMJ Business Daily. The Colorado, Oregon and Washington State markets also are expected to grow.

7 Jul 2013 Colorado's top marijuana business regulator retiring
Denver Post
Harris was named director of what was then called the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division in late 2011 and put in charge of regulating hundreds of medical-marijuana dispensaries and other businesses. The division was renamed the Marijuana ...

6 July 2013 Mainstream marijuana: Pot's march toward acceptance confounds feds
The Tand D.com
Where California led the charge on medical marijuana, the next chapter in this story is being written in Colorado and Washington state. Policymakers there are grappling with all sorts of sticky issues revolving around one central question: How do you ...

5 July 2013 High hopes for new pot laws
The Darien News
In Colorado, state officials had trouble keeping up with -- and collecting taxes from -- many of the 1,000-plus marijuana farms, while people who were not sick easily obtained pot registration cards. The widespread availability of medical cannabis ...

4 July 2013 Hawaii Gov. signs medical marijuana law updates - Toke of the Town
Marijuana and Cannabis News. Hawaii Gov. signs medical marijuana law updates. By William Breathes in News. Monday, July 1, 2013 at 1:20 pm ...

3 July 2013 County leaders hazy about pot regulation
Aspen Times
Under Amendment 64, Colorado local governments should be ready to receive applications for recreational marijuana business licenses by Oct. 1. At first, only licensed medical marijuana dispensaries or those with license applications in good standing ...

3 July 2013 First Coast man says medical marijuana saved his life
First Coast News
He was living in Colorado at the time, where medical marijuana is legal. He decided to try it and said he quickly started to gain weight and the black outs stopped. Over time, he stopped having hot flashes and night sweats. The last time he went to the ...

2 July 2013 Colorado Springs medical marijuana business burglarized
KXRM
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- A man broke into a Colorado Springs medical marijuana business early Tuesday morning, according to police. It is not yet known if he was able to take anything during the break-in, police said. At about 2:25 a.m., police

1 July 2013 Colorado Releases Marijuana Growing, Sales Regulations
The Daily Chronic
The rules released Monday don't apply to medical marijuana dispensaries. The rules require labels to include potency, expiration dates and a disclaimer that marijuana isn't legal outside Colorado and hasn't been safety-tested. Recreational marijuana ...

1 July 2013 Colorado Regulators Issue Rules for Pot Stores
Reason (blog)
Jacob SullumToday the Colorado Department of Revenue's Marijuana Enforcement Division published 64 pages of "emergency regulations" for the state-licensed pot stores that are supposed to start opening in January. The emergency is the short time frame ...

30 Jun 2013 Marijuana's march toward mainstream confounds feds
News 12 Long Island
3, 2013 file photo shows state and department shields hanging in the entryway to the Colorado Department of Revenue, Medical MarijuanaEnforcement Division in Denver. It took 50 years for American attitudes about marijuana to zigzag from the paranoia

29 June 2013 US is a segregated joint on marijuana
Boston Globe
On one level, the national mood toward marijuana has softened, with legalization in Washington and Colorado and the approval of medical marijuana in states including Massachusetts. Television shows regularly feature the recreational use of marijuana.

28 June 2013 Marijuana legalization: The blustery crosscurrents of change
Christian Science Monitor
Eighteen states have legalized the use of marijuana for medical use. ... The Gazette in Colorado Springs reported: "Selling marijuana in retail stores could ...

27 June 2013 Colorado Springs council gets earful on pros, cons of retail marijuana sales
Colorado Springs Gazette
"The black market has no rules, no regulations," said Don McKay, co-owner of Southern Colorado Medical Marijuana. "Marijuana comes across the border in bales but the money goes back across in shoe boxes. If we regulate, we can define the rules, say ... www.studioA64.com

27 June 2013 Colorado Springs council get earful on pros, cons of retail marijuana ...
"The black market has no rules, no regulations," said Don McKay, co-owner of Southern Colorado Medical Marijuana. "Marijuana comes across the border in ...

26 June 2013 The Stoner's Guide to Investing in Pot Stocks
Philadelphia Magazine (blog)
With 18 medical marijuana states plus DC, 15 decriminalized states, and full legalization in Colorado and Washington, rightfully so. InColorado alone, tax revenue from legal marijuana sales alone is expected to touch some $130 million by next year.

25 June 2013 Cannabis Cures Cancer – Marijuana Touted as Miracle Drug – Video
Guardian Express
Touted by physicians worldwide as a “miracle” drug, marijuana has proven effective in the treatment of Cancer,

24 June 2013 Middletown To Consider Lease To Medical Marijuana Company
Hartford Courant
Greenbelt is working with Colorado-based Denver Relief Consulting and was formed last year to explore medical marijuana in Connecticut following state legislation allowing its sale and production. Planning Director William Warner said the facility on ...

23 June 2013 Dispensaries hit with IRS audits, mayors condemn federal intervention, more
Colorado Springs Independent
Messages have been floating around social media regarding an influx of audits the Internal Revenue Service is apparently aiming at Colorado medical-marijuana centers, which are unable to deduct business expenses from their federal taxes...

23 June 2013 Colorado leads legal marijuana experiment with fears, hopes
Rappler
Hice is a partner in one of Denver's leading medical marijuana dispensaries, and like just about everyone else in this booming industry, he is preparing for January 1, 2014 when Colorado will become, along with Washington state, one of the first two ...

21 June 2013 Growing movement advocates medical pot for pets - Colorado ...
Bugni-Daniel is part of a growing movement to give medical marijuana to pets in pain. Many urge caution ... The Colorado Springs Gazette. Serving Colorado ...

20 June 2013 New Hampshire Latest New England State To Approve Medical ...
Guardian Express
Medical Miracles Happen - Cannabis Cures Cancer - Latest Research-Confirms. ... New scientific studies now show marijuana cures cancer

19 June 2013 Gov. Shumlin Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Thursday ...
Fox44abc22yourvoice
Proceeds go toMore >> Soon hundreds of people will walk to find a cure for cancer. "Relay for Life" will take place at the Champlain Valley Expo Friday and ...

18 June 2013 Medical marijuana: Hashing out the legal details
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)
Illinois and New Hampshire may very well become the 19 th and 20 th states, respectively, to adopt medical marijuana laws within the next month or two, says Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project . Colorado and Washington ...

17 June 2013 Businessman tries his luck at building pot brand
Northern Colorado 5
More >> Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Monday that a physician with a long career in health policy and research will become the breast cancer ...

17 June 2013 Owner Of Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensary Indicted, Along With 11 Others
RTT News
The owner of three medical-marijuana dispensaries has been indicted, along with 11 others, by a Colorado grand jury that allege that the dispensaries served as a front for an illegal marijuana-growing operation and investment scam. The Denver Post ...

16 June 2013 Commentary: Pot for pain may be hot new treatment
DVM 360
However, in her case, medical marijuana was a palliative treatment and not curative. It didn't perform any miracles. Eventually the cancer spread and she ...

15 June 2013 State Medical Marijuana Laws Do Not Lead To More Teen Marijuana Use
THE Weed Blog (blog)
In 2012, the German Institute for the Study of Labor published work by university researchers at Montana State, Oregon, and Colorado-Denver entitled “Medical Marijuana Laws and Teen Use“. Anderson, Hansen, & Rees examined the same Youth Risk ...

14 June 2013 Small towns are not blowing smoke - 6/19/13
Mountain Valley News
Certainly, we have been vocal on the issue since 2009, when we began covering and commenting on the so-called medical marijuana law in Colorado. In fact, we received an award from the Colorado Press Association for our continued coverage of the ...

13 June 2013 Medical Pot Laws Get Tougher
Wall Street Journal
In Colorado, for example, of the roughly 107,000 residents approved to use medical marijuana, pain is the qualifying condition for more than 100,000 of them. And in California, medical-marijuana prescriptions have become relatively common, as doctors ...

10 June 2013 Yellow Journalism: Retail marijuana would damage Springs' image
Colorado Springs Gazette
Amendment 64, approved by Colorado voters in 2012, has moved into the implementation phase. Regulation of the many details concerning legalized marijuana is a daunting task. One of those details is an enormous one - legal retail sale of pot within the...

9 June 2013 Colorado Nullifies Federal Hemp Ban With Governor's Signature
Tenth Amendment Center (blog)
The recent passage of Amendment 64 legalizing the cultivation and recreational use of marijuana in Colorado had the major impact on the state's agricultural sector, and laid the groundwork for passage of this bill. Now, farmers in Colorado can

8 June 2013 A cannabis conundrum
Norwood Post
The passage of Amendment 64 in November led Colorado to become the first state in the union to legalize the growth and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes. With the signing of a set of laws on Apr. 28 by Gov. John Hickenlooper, regulating ...

7 June 2013 Montrose Passes Retail Pot Ban
KREX News Channel 5
"Amendment 64 passed, so I feel like Montrose is part of Colorado and they should go along with the way it voted," said Nancy Kelso, an opponent to the moratorium. Montrose City Attorney Stephen Alcorn said Montrose voters sent a different message in ...

6 June 2013 Amendment 64: Recreational Marijuana Debate | City Council ...
Amendment 64: Recreational Marijuana Debate | City Council Colorado Springs | Mayor Bach

5 June 2013 Taxing Marijuana in Colorado and Washington
CelebStoner
Colorado's Amendment 64 was sold to voters, in part, with the promise of at least $40 million in new tax revenue for schools. This was to be achieved through a special excise tax. In fact, Colorado has established very heavy taxes to be imposed on ...

4 June 2013 Do Marijuana Collectives Have a Future in Colorado?
Reason (blog)
While some Colorado legislators may view these alternative sources of marijuana as an abuse of Amendment 64, the so-called loopholes help ensure that the initiative's goal of establishing a legal supply of cannabis will be reached, regardless of how ...

3 June 2013 Colorado Gov. signs legislation to implement legal use of recreational ...
TheCelebrityCafe.com
Colorado passed Amendment 64, a voter initiative to legalize recreational marijuana use for people over 21, in the November election. Despite the majority of Colorado citizens' evident support for legal recreational marijuana, Hickenlooper has been a ...

2 June 2013 Colorado Governor Signs Bill Ending Marijuana Prohibition in State ...
The task force recommendations became the basis of the work of a select legislative ... "Despite not supporting Amendment 64, our Governor has shown true ...

1 June 2013 Pot Magazines File First Amendment Lawsuit Against New Colorado Marijuana ...
Huffington Post
Amendment 64 was passed by Colorado voters who intended to 'regulate marijuana like alcohol'... [but publications] 'whose primary focus is alcohol or alcohol businesses' are not regulated or penalized the same way as Plaintiffs' marijuana-focused ...

31 May 2013 Colorado Governor Signs Marijuana Bills
Drug War Chronicle
Under the provisions of Amendment 64, the Colorado Dept. of Revenue has until July 1 to develop the specific regulations necessary for implementation. House Bill 1318 enacts a 10% special sales tax on retail sales of non-medical marijuana (in addition ...

30 May 2013 Reefer retail won't change soon for Eagle County dispensaries
Vail Daily News
After Colorado voters handily passed Amendment 64, visitors strolled in from around the United States and the world trying to buy marijuana. And even though Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three bills Monday creating the framework for the state's retail ...

29 May 2013 Study grounds high expectations from marijuana taxes
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
DENVER - Marijuana taxes come from one place, marijuana users. To get a better idea of just how many people that will be under Colorado'snew Amendment 64, a team of economists from Colorado State University's Colorado Futures Center put together a ...

2 May 2013 Progressives Now Want “Psychedelic Medicine” - Right Side News
Right Side News
Now the progressives want easy access to “psychedelic medicine,” including LSD and Ecstasy. Working with the George Soros-funded marijuana movement, which has achieved enormous “progress” in the various states, especially Colorado, a group called ...

1 May 2013 Letter: Research and find marijuana benefits
The State Journal-Register
He was willing to take my mother to Mexico to get marijuana, praying it would cure her cancer. Unfortunately my mother died before they were able to make ...

30 April 2013 California conservative defends state's pot law in Congress
Los Angeles Times
Since 1996, when California became the first state to legalize the drug's use for medical treatment, 17 other states and the District of Columbia have approved medical marijuana measures. Last year, Colorado and Washington state voters opted to allow ...

29 April 2013 marijuana cures lung cancer
Evidence that marijuana is hidden helpful in curing cancer, helping with altzheimers, Breast Cancer Brain Cancer Melanoma and all in the interests of big capital

28 April 2013 Court says pot smokers can be fired, even in Colo.
The Columbian
Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient, was fired from his job in 2010 as a telephone operator at Dish Network after testing positive for marijuana. The Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld the firing of Coats, saying that there is no ...

27 April 2013 Judge says federal law trumps Colorado's on medical marijuana
GOPUSA
DENVER -- A severely disabled man fired because of his after-hours medical-marijuana use has no legal recourse because the drug remains banned under federal law, a Colorado court ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals ...

26 April 2013 Marijuana tax debate stalls in Colorado
Denver Post
The Colorado repeal effort wouldn't apply to medical marijuana, which voters approved in 2000. Ruling Democrats said Friday they doubt lawmakers would send pot legalization back to voters this year. "That's almost like saying to voters, 'Vote for this ...

25 April 2013 MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Bill would regulate pot stores statewide
Press-Enterprise
Ammiano's bill would create a Division of Medical Marijuana Regulation and Enforcement in the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The division would regulate “the cultivation, manufacture, testing, transportation, distribution, and sale of ...

24 April 2013 Moratorium placed on marijuana-related businesses - Raton Range
Raton Range
Downs called the CML report “a scathing review” of the state Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, which is charged with regulating medical pot use, adding that there's a good chance that same division would be assigned to regulate recreational pot use.

23 April 2013 Pot Smokers Can Be Fired For Smoking Medical Marijuana In Colorado
International Business Times
Colorado may have recently voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use last year, but pot smokers can still legally be fired for testing positive for marijuana, because it is still illegal under federal law. According to a state appeals court ...

22 April 2013 Colorado Recreational Pot Sales: Medical Marijuana Shops Get Head Start
Huffington Post
Colorado's medical marijuana shops will get a head start on the application process for retail marijuana licensing. Lawmakers gave existing medical marijuana shops a nine month exclusive though they lobbied for more time. The new measure, House Bill ...

21 April 2013 Colorado May Tax Pot Sales 40% as Lawmakers Design Rules
Bloomberg
The lack of state enforcement forces local law enforcement officials to investigate medical marijuana operations on their own, testified Annmarie Jensen, a lobbyist for the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police. “Because we haven't had sufficient ...

20 April 2013 Pot taxes face review in Colorado
Albany Times Union
DENVER (AP) — Medical pot shops will get a head start when Colorado opens recreational pot sales next year. And marijuana felons will be allowed to work in the industry after five years. That's according to a measure adopted Thursday in a state House ...

19 April 2013 Ind. family moves to Colo. for daughter's medical marijuana ...
Erica and Joe Rollins left Greenville, Ind. six weeks ago out of desperation. Their daughter Emily, almost 4, suffers from Epilepsy.

18 April 2013 One Marijuana Bill Dies; Another Moves Forward
Law Week Colorado
Converts the existing Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division into the Marijuana Enforcement Division and limits the number of licenses issued and caps the total amount of marijuana grown in the state or at any individual grow facility. - Creates four ...

17 April 2013 California Medical Marijuana Regulation Bill Passes State Assembly Committee
Huffington Post
DeAngelo explained that Colorado's recent vote approving full-scale legalization was bolstered by the state's well-regulated medical marijuana industry. "States that have a positive experience with medical cannabis, like in Colorado, that tends to lead ...

16 April 2013 Marijuana: Bill that would transfer MMJ patient fees for drug counseling gutted
Westword (blog)
Instead, the reworked version would untether the state Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division and local municipalities. Currently, the MMED has to wait until a municipality has finished licensing a medical marijuana business before the state can ...

15 April 2013 Colorado driving-while-stoned bill goes up in smoke once again
Daily Caller
Yet ever since Colorado's medical marijuana industry took firm root in 2010, lawmakers have felt the need for a numerical way of measuring pot smokers' level of intoxication, assuming that as marijuana use becomes less taboo, more people would be

14 April 2013 NTRR Broadens Scope of Medical Marijuana Initiative to Include International ...
Wall Street Journal
With nations such as Italy, Canada, the Czech Repudblic and more following the example of states such as California and Colorado by legalizing the use of medicinal cannabis, the global market for MMJ products and services is growing fast. The U.S ...

13 April 2013 Colorado Moving Closer to Legalizing Recreational ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
The MMED (Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division) that currently oversees businesses dispensing medical marijuana would take over regulating all personal pot shops in Colorado and be renamed the Marijuana Enforcement Division. House Bill 1318 ...

12 April 2013 MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Panel passes bill to create regulation office
Press-Enterprise (blog)
Medical Marijuana California would get a Division of Medical Marijuana Regulation and Enforcement under legislation that cleared its first committee Tuesday. Assembly Bill 473 would create the division in the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to ...

11 April 2013 California Marijuana Regulation ABCs Still Hazy in Ammiano Bill 473
East Bay Express (blog)
“This bill would create the Division of Medical Marijuana Regulation and Enforcement within the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The bill would grant the division all power necessary to, among other things, establish statewide standards for ...

10 April 2013 Colorado's Marijuana Regulation & Taxation Bills Filed - The Daily Chronic
The Daily Chronic
The bills also rename the state's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division to the Marijuana Enforcement Division, who will regulate both medical and recreational marijuana sales. House Bill 1317, while taking into account some input from the Amendment 64

9 April 2013 Marijuana regulation bills introduced, will be heard next week
kdvr.com
Perhaps the most controversial piece of the main bill, House Bill 1317, would transition the agency that currently oversees medical-marijuana dispensaries, the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division

8 April 2013 Dogs should be given medical marijuana too says one veterinarian who 'dosed ...
Daily Mail
Now that several states, including Colorado and Washington, have legalized marijuana use, one veterinarian says that dogs dealing with chronic pain and other debilitating conditions should be allowed to benefit from the medicinal effects of cannabis.

7 April 2013 Somewhat mysterious player shakes up marijuana influence game in Colorado
Denver Post
Marijuana interests — led by medical marijuana business groups and dispensaries — already have paid at least $137,475 to lobbyists in the fiscal year that began in June, a Denver Post analysis found. And the real battle has not begun: Bills in the ...

2 April 2013 Colorado pot accidents spur call for childproof packaging
San Jose Mercury News
In the following two years, when medical marijuana became legal in Colorado and federal officials backed off prosecution, it had 14. Pioneering studies of emergency room charts by Colorado doctors show looser pot laws leading to childhood poisonings, ...

2 April 2013 Audit of Colorado Medical Marijuana Regulator Reveals Waste and ...
Not only did a recent state audit reveal that the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division had failed to effectively regulate and track medical marijuana, but also ...

1 April 2013 Marijuana tourism company launches in Colorado after pot legalization
Kingston Daily Freeman
Because marijuana sales to non-medical-marijuana patients are still illegal for at least a few more months in Colorado, Walker and his business partner, Matt Brown, won't actually be giving pot to tourists. Instead, the men say they will help clients ...

1 April 2013 They should be thrown out
Montrose Daily Press
It comes as no surprise that Colorado's newly created bureaucracy, the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, has proven incompetent, expensive and ineffective. Like most governmental bureaucracies, the MMED has piddled away $1.1 million on a ...

30 March 2013 Maine medical marijuana workers unionize
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) - Employees at Maine's largest medical marijuana dispensary group have unionized, but the head of the company that employs more than 40 people won't say if they'll recognize the union, officials say. The Friday announcement that ...

30 March 2013 Contentions Grow With Mass. Draft Medical Marijuana Regulations
WBUR
BOSTON — Some advocates for the medical marijuana industry in Massachusetts are concerned out-of-state companies will have an edge in opening marijuana dispensaries here, under the draft regulations just issued by the Mass. Department of Public Health ...

29 March 2013 Legislators bummed out with slowness of establishing recreational marijuana ...
The Colorado Statesman
The most recent twist came Tuesday when a state audit documented that the Department of Revenue's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division has not adequately defined the oversight activities it must perform, or determined the resources needed to ...

29 March 2013 Critical Medical Marijuana Audit Could Impact Recreational Oversight
CPR's Check and Balance
Pabon says once the committee has hard numbers, it needs to figure out how to finance enforcement to avoid some of the problems auditors found at the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division. Part of that may depend on voters

29 March 2013 Rant & Rave: Medical Marijuana Enforcement and Letting the Kids Play
5280 The Denver Magazine (blog)
A few years ago, the medical marijuana business arrived in Colorado amid much hand-wringing over how these supposedly shady businesspeople (italics added by MMJ skeptics) might be tempted to skirt the law and cultivate even more backdoor profits from ...

29 March 2013 Mass. takes next step on path to medical marijuana
NECN
Egle is part of the medical marijuana industry, as he calls it, in Colorado, and he says he wants Massachusetts to learn from the mistakes when they implemented the law there. “In Colorado when it first opened up, it was a green rush as they called it ...

29 March 2013 HR gone to pot: Why Tennessee businesses should track marijuana laws
Nashville Business Journal (blog)
State laws allowing the use of medical marijuana — and now recreational use in the cases of Colorado and Washington — are sweeping across the country, presenting a new challenge to employers looking to keep a drug-free workplace. The big question...

29 March 2013 Senate bill paves way for medical marijuana shops
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
The bill sets the framework for establishing and regulating medical marijuana dispensaries in Nevada, and it allows for those dispensaries to operate store fronts for registered medical marijuana patients. The hearing comes a week after Segerblom took ...

28 March 2013 Lawmakers to cast votes on marijuana regulations
kdvr.com
Some also took the opportunity to lambast the Department of Revenue for an audit released Tuesday that found the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division, which could transition into oversight of all marijuana regulations, had been ineffective and

28 March 2013 California lawmaker looks to Colorado for medical pot guidance while report ...
San Francisco Examiner
State lawmakers looking to reform California's medical marijuana industry point to Colorado, which has a state agency tasked with overseeing the quasi-legal business, as an example to follow. But that state's cannabis-control arm has squandered

28 March 2013 Legislators criticize spending at agency overseeing medical marijuana
Denver Post
State legislators Wednesday sharply criticized the state agency overseeing Colorado's medical-marijuana industry for spending on patio furniture, $1,000 office chairs and a vehicle fleet it didn't need, all at a time it was struggling to fulfill its ...

27 March 2013 Colorado's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division Fails Audit
The Daily Chronic
The emblem of the State of Colorado Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division is seen in their offices “The division has not adequately defined the oversight activities it must perform or determined the resources it needs to implement the regulatory ...

27 March 2013 Damien LaGoy, prominent Colorado medical marijuana advocate, dies
Denver Post
A man whose fight with AIDS and Hepatitis C withered his body and made him the public face of medical-marijuana patients in Colorado has died. David "Damien" LaGoy, 53, passed away Saturday, advocates from the group Sensible Colorado announced ...

27 March 2013 Colorado Medical Marijuana System Lacks Oversight, Plagued By Money Woes ...
Huffington Post
DENVER, March 26 (Reuters) - The agency charged with regulating Colorado's medical marijuana industry has not adequately defined its mission, squandered money on capital projects and underreported tax revenues, state auditors said in a scathing report ...

27 March 2013 Auditors Critical Of Colorado's Medical Marijuana Enforcement
KUNC
Colorado's troubled medical marijuana regulation agency is up for a second day of scrutiny Wednesday in the Colorado Legislature. A scathing 89-page report [.pdf] calls the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division “distressed and directionless.”

27 March 2013 Audit Could Lead to Increased Oversight of Medical Cannabis ...
Lawmakers across the country often hold up Colorado's medical marijuana program as a model for the rest of the country, lauding the state's comprehensive set ...

27 March 2013 Burglary at Green Earth, no jokes for THC, and <i>Breaking the ...
Colorado Springs Independent
"I want this town to know what the face of medical marijuana is," she writes, ... the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., ...

26 March 2013 Audit: Medical pot regulation in trouble in Colorado - Gazette
By KRISTEN WYATT
DENVER — Colorado's medical marijuana regulations are badly enforced and in need of dramatic overhaul, state auditors concluded in a blistering 89-page report released Tuesday. The audit detailed a seemingly directionless pot regulation ...

25 March 2013 Colorado audit: Adequate medical marijuana oversight doesn't exist
Denver Post
The state division that enforces Colorado's regulation of the medical marijuana industry has neither adequately defined its role nor determined what resources it needs, a state audit released Tuesday found. Auditors found that Colorado's often cited ...

25 March 2013 Colorado reviews troubled medical pot enforcers
KKCO-TV
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's medical marijuana regulations are due for a critical look Tuesday from auditors who have been called to investigate why the agency is so troubled. The Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division has had to lay off staff and leave ...

25 March 2013 Robbery at medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado
Examiner.com
At around 9:30am this morning, a Colorado Springs medical marijuana dispensary was the victim of a burglary. The dispensary, named Green Earth Wellness Center, is located at the corner of Glen Eyrie Circle and North 30th Street. Police were on the ...

25 March 2013 Marijuana growers in Colorado face challenges
Washington Post
Sales associate Crystal Guess packages up a patient's order inside a Good Meds medical cannabis center in Lakewood, Colo. The pot industry in Colorado is undergoing a massive makeover as it prepares to begin selling marijuana legally under state law.

24 March 2013 Medical marijuana's unrealized regulatory goals
Denver Post
State statute allows the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division to contract with a laboratory for independent testing to determine whether products contain molds, pesticides or other substances. The division, however, did not address testing in its ...

24 March 2013 Medical marijuana dispensaries: High-tech tracking system unfulfilled
Denver Post
In July 2011, the state Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division signed a $636,000 contract with a Florida company to build the system using Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, technology. About nine months later, the project was shelved because of ...

24 March 2013 Burglars raid Colorado Springs medical marijuana dispensary, liquor store ...
The Denver Channel
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Springs police say burglars broke into a liquor store and a medical marijuana dispensary Sunday. Frank & Jack's Liquor and Green Earth Wellness Center, a medical marijuana dispensary, are located in the same ...

24 March 2013 24-7 verification of medical marijuana patient status still not ready
Denver Post
One portion of 2010 legislation that tightened regulation of medical marijuana in Colorado was designed to fix that. Nearly three years later, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is still working on developing a system that will ...

24 March 2013 Colorado Springs toke show a private affair | springs ... - Gazette
Trichome Health Consultants, a Colorado Springs medical marijuana dispensary, will throw its “All You Can Toke Comedy Show,” a private party on March 31 ...

23 March 2013 Group Forms To Oppose Colorado Marijuana Stores - Cannabis News
Cannabis News – Medical Marijuana, Hemp, Marijuana News, Cannabis ... citizens' group opposed to a large-scale recreational marijuana industry in Colorado ...

22 March 2013 Medical Marijuana Debate Lights Up In Florida
WFSU
Marijuana helps a lot of people with cancer….depression…a lot of bad things that marijuana can cure. Other drugs have side effects and all that and some ...

21 March 2013 Marijuana Training Program Approved In Colorado
Insurance Journal
A marijuana proposal aimed at training people who work in medical marijuana businesses awaits the governor's pen in Colorado. The Senate voted 23-12 Tuesday to create a “responsible medical marijuana vendor” designation. The optional designation ...

21 March 2013 Feds Ignore Their Own Agency's Findings Around Medical Benefits Of ...
THE Weed Blog
Apparently curing cancer does not fit the definition of “medical.” This is not the first time we have heard claims of the anti-cancer effects of cannabis.

20 March 2013 Colorado lawmakers question proposed marijuana business rules
Denver Post
A task force that suggested policies for lawmakers recommended the industry be vertically integrated like medical-marijuana businesses — meaning stores would have to grow what they sell. But two lawmakers questioned whether that runs against the ...

20 March 2013 Atlanta cannabis conference focuses on decriminalizing drug laws
Creative Loafing Atlanta
Can Cannabis cure Cancer?: Rebecca Forbes of the American Cannabis Coalition shared her personal experience with medical marijuana and claimed that it ...

20 March 2013 Cannabis Capitalists Aim High With Legal Colorado Weed
Albany Tribune
Last year Colorado saw around $200 million in retail sales in medical marijuana, and many expect this Rocky Mountain state's roughly 500 medical pot dispensaries to get first crack at licenses to operate retail outlets for recreational cannabis once

20 March 2013 Ex-City Council candidate creates controversy
Colorado Springs Independent
... Indy and the Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council, he described his position on marijuana to the Gazette this way: "We need to ban marijuana retail ...

19 March 2013 Bill sets up medical marijuana shops in Nevada
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
Segerblom on Friday will take members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to Phoenix, where they will visit a dispensary and look into how medical marijuana laws work in Arizona. Another bill introduced in the Assembly would exempt medical marijuana ...

19 March 2013 Pot rules remain murky for dispensaries, law ... - The Gazette
That was the pitch the Colorado Springs City Attorney's Office made last week to a medical marijuana grower seeking the return of up to $3 million worth of pot ...

18 March 2013 Colorado MMJ illegal in Kansas, court rules
Westword (blog)
As a resident of Colorado, Cooper lawfully obtained medical marijuana there. Cooper came to Kansas with his medical marijuana and intended to stay here for several weeks visiting family and friends before returning to Colorado. A law enforcement ...

17 March 2013 Marijuana faces an uncertain future in northern Colorado communities
Greeley Tribune
When the Colorado Legislature passed House Bill 1284 and allowed for local control over licensing and banning medical marijuana, it was clear pot was not welcome in Windsor's town limits. After a series of special elections, the industry was virtually ...

16 March 2013 Novartis lung cancer drug gets key FDA designation
Yahoo! New Zealand News
Marijuana may do better with lung diseases. Ngoo Nam • 10 hours ago There had been rumors that smoking marijuana cures lung cancer in the early stages of ...

15 March 2013 Medical marijuana: Colorado's tight regulation sets example for Oregon
OregonLive.com
Colorado allows commercial production of medical marijuana and monitors it at every stage: from large-scale cultivation facilities, to makers of marijuana-infused foods, to the 500 retail outlets where the drug is sold. The seed-to-sale monitoring ...

14 March 2013 SUNRISE: Colorado drought may force water restrictions
Colorado Springs Gazette
Denver Water, Aurora Water and Colorado Springs Utilities are ... The Denver medical examiner identified the body of 53-year-old Gary Sheats on Wednesday.

13 March 2013 Minnesota medical marijuana push to wait until 2014
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
Heather Azzi of Minnesotans for Compassionate Care, a pro-marijuana policy group, said Wednesday that bills to permit marijuana for medical reasons will be introduced in the next week or two. But Azzi says they won't move through Legislature this year.

13 March 2013 Council approves new pot ordinance | made, colorado ... - The Gazette
By BARBARA COTTER
Council tackles a few recreational pot issues with new law | made, colorado, underscore, recreational, message, council, wants, springs, new, few. ... People who have their cards for medical marijuana are allowed to possess up to 2 ounces.

12 March 2013 Colorado Physicians Tend To Not Recommend Medical Marijuana, Agree More ...
Huffington Post
The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (JABFM) says that of the 520 Colorado physicians who were anonymously surveyed, "46 percent did not support physicians recommending medical marijuana." Only 19 percent actually recommended ...

12 March 2013 New legislative group to draft recreational marijuana bills ... - Gazette
Dan Nordberg, R-Colorado Springs, was one of four lawmakers on the task ... Unlike other states that permit medical marijuana, Colorado's industry has not ...

11 March 2013 Hawaii: Medical Marijuana Measures Approved by House
Hawaii: Medical Marijuana Measures Approved by House Two pieces of legislation that would improve Hawaii's medical marijuana program, House Bills 667 ...

10 Feb 2013 Does Cannabis Cure Cancer? | Culture Magazine | Medical ...
The CULTURE interview with Dr. Donald Abrams Chief of Oncology and Hematology for San Francisco General Hospital Dr. Donald Abrams has emerged as a ...

9 Feb 2013 Marijuana task force backs DUI bill in legislature...
Colorado Springs Gazette
Under existing regulations for medical marijuana, the industry must be vertically integrated, meaning from seed to sale the same people manage the transaction. The establishment is meant to prevent the drug from disappearing for non-medical purposes or

8 Feb 2013 Lawmakers mull marijuana limit for drivers
Colorado Springs Gazette
“We needed it before with the proliferation of medical marijuana,” Waller, of Colorado Springs said. “We're seeing traffic accidents and fatalities go up as it relates to marijuana being a factor. We need this legislation with the passage of Amendment ...

7 Feb 2013 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Closing | COmmj.com | Colorado ...
Throughout Colorado Springs medical marijuana dispensaries are closing. After three years, it appears the “Green Rush” has come and gone in many Colorado ...

6 Feb 2013 Colorado's Medical Cannabis Program Faces Revised Regulations
Colorado's medical cannabis program is in the process of undergoing a revision of its initial set of rules and regulations that were implemented back in 2010.

5 Feb 2013 Colorado, Washington first to treat marijuana like alcohol
Tennessee Tech Oracle
Proponents of legalized marijuana are hopeful the Justice Department yields. Despite some notorious arrests of medical marijuana patients and suppliers, the federal government has mostly allowed medical marijuana businesses to operate in Colorado, ...

4 Feb 2013 Can Marijuana Cure Cancer?
Memphis Flyer (blog)
Can Marijuana Cure Cancer? Posted by Bruce VanWyngarden on Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 10:04 PM. Researchers are finding new evidence that the cannabinoids found in marijuana can help inhibit the growth of cancer cells and fight side effects of the disease.

1 Feb 2013 Colorado medical-marijuana rules rewrite seeks efficiency, simplicity
Brush News Tribune
In a draft of new rules for medical-marijuana businesses, rulemakers have pulled the Internet-connectivity requirement for surveillance systems. "It is not technically or financially feasible," state Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division spokeswoman ...

2 Feb 2013 More on El Paso County's marijuana ban | CannaBiz | Colorado ...
The Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council (csmcc-net.org) will have its quarterly mixer at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Warehouse Restaurant and ...

28 Feb 2013 Colorado Rulemakers Revamping Parts of State's Medical ...
Based on industry feedback and an order from Governor Hickenlooper, Colorado's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division (MMED) has started to amend many ...

27 Jan 2013 Half of medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado Springs have ...
Half of medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado Springs have closed. By Lance Benzel ... Read the rest of this report at Gazette.com · Copyright 2012 The ...

26 Jan 2013 Colorado Medical Marijuana Tech Agency Cannapages.com Announces ...
PR.com (press release)
Cannapages.com, Colorado's leading online cannabis industry resource, will throw the "Party of the Year" in honor of their third birthday, January 27th. The company expects 750-1000 local cannabis enthusiasts, along with members of the cannabis media ...

25 Jan 2013 Winter 2013: MMJ Centers | Events | Colorado Springs Independent
A list of medical marijuana centers, with information on their top products, member specials and more

24 Jan 2013 '31' Medical Marijuana Business Applications in Colorado Since End ...
For two years, Colorado barred entrepreneurs from starting cannabis dispensaries, cultivation sites and infused product companies under a state-wide ...
mmjbusinessdaily.com/.../31-medical-marijuana-business-appli...

23 Jan 2013 Half of Springs' MMJ businesses have shut their doors ... - The Gazette
By LANCE BENZEL
Three years after a statewide medical marijuana boom brought scores of dispensaries to Colorado Springs, their ranks here have dwindled by half, city licensing figures show — culled by steep financial barriers, strict regulations at the state ...

21 Jan 2013 DA bows out of fight over medical marijuana evidence – Colorado ...
DA bows out of fight over medical marijuana evidence. Colorado Springs Gazette El Paso County prosecutors are taking a new tack in the battle over medical ...

19 Jan 2013 Judge again blocks parts of medical marijuana law | koaa.com ...
The revised law allowed those with medical marijuana cards to grow their own pot or find ... Colorado Springs and Pueblo | Continuous News and Weather ...

16 Jan 2013 Colorado Preps for Recreational Marijuana
Stateline
The passage of the new law raises a lot of questions, especially for the established medical marijuana community. While marijuana advocates cheered Amendment 64's passage, Colorado's current medical marijuana providers, arguably the nation's most ...

15 Jan 2013 El Paso County to take up pot business ban Tuesday ... - Gazette
By BOB STEPHENS
News. Font Size. enlarge. CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE. Bud tender Kelley Schaffer trims buds Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Southern Colorado Medical Marijuana indoor farm in Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock) ...

14 Jan 2013 Weighing the benefits, dangers of medical marijuana
Longview Daily News
... of medical marijuanaBy Stephanie Earls / The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.) ... When Dr. Margaret Gedde prescribes edible marijuana

13 Jan 2013 Colorado's Marijuana Muddle
New York Times
Certainly, there will be a bigger workload for Denver's Craig Claiborne of cannabis, who began reviewing Colorado's medical marijuana dispensaries for the alternative newspaper Westword in 2009. Last month the critic, who writes under the pseudonym ...

12 Jan 2013 LETTERS: Marijuana case; Go get 'em, Mr. Mayor; and more
Colorado Springs Gazette
... moment to thank The Gazette for printing the Jan. 7 story on medical marijuana. ... came down to Colorado Springs and started shooting churchgoers here.

11 Jan 2013 Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA): Marijuana: Colorado Springs owes ...
Medical Marijuana, Inc. MJNA Stock Message Board: Marijuana: Colorado Springs owes $3.3M-plus after dispensary prosecution.

10 Jan 2013 Weighing the benefits, dangers of marijuana
Colorado Springs Gazette
In the years he has prescribed it at his practice, Reimers has seen marijuana work wonders for many who have failed to respond well to pharmaceutical therapies. “Its medical effects are fantastic,” said Reimers, a Colorado Springs urologist. “It ...

9 Jan 2013 Pioneers in 'Green Rush' can face difficult legal road
Colorado Springs Gazette
Since Kappelmann's acquittal last June, however, a half-dozen medical marijuana defendants have taken their fight to trial and won, said Colorado Springs defense attorney Clifton Black, who argues the message from juries is clear: that regulatory ...

8 Jan 2013 Colorado's First Marijuana Den Shut Down in Landlord Dispute ...
News & Information about Medical Marijuana Laws .... Denver Post: “The first recreational pot den to open in Colorado has already closed its doors, after a ...

8 Jan 2013 Woman robbed of medical marijuana - Colorado Springs Gazette
Woman robbed of medical marijuana | marijuana, police, east, bag, woman, robbed, told, bought, facility, ran.

7 Jan 2013 Acquitted Medical Marijuana Grower to Police: Return My Plants or Pay $3.3 ...
The Daily Chronic
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — A medical marijuana grower who was acquitted on drug cultivation charges in December wants the Colorado Springs police department to return the plants they seized in a March 2012 raid, or reimburse her over $3.3 million in ...

6 Jan 2013 Colorado laws a starting point for regulating marijuana
Yakima Herald-Republic (press release)
Washington's new marijuana law, approved by voters in November, creates a market for social use — vastly bigger than the medical marijuana market regulated in Colorado. There is nothing like it anywhere. In Colorado, regulators had to broker a shotgun ...

5 Jan 2013 Colorado gets ready for newly legal marijuana
Daily Caller
This seed-to-sale system — every step of which is subject to inspection by state agents — ensures the marijuana sold in the state's several hundred dispensaries

4 Jan 2013 Bad Business Practice: Rush to Open 1st Colorado Marijuana Club ...
Image of Medical Marijuana in Colorado. Well that was fast. The first Colorado business targeting recreational marijuana users has already closed, thanks to an ...

3 Jan 2013 Three public Springs meetings in January on ... - Second Reading
Possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and up to six marijuana plants is already legal. ... WHO: Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council. Posted in: ...

1 Jan 2013 Medical Marijuana caregiver gets federal sentence
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
Schmidt was charged after a May 2011 raid of his medical marijuana business. During the search of Sleeping Giant Caregivers, law enforcement officers seized 289 marijuana plants, marijuana ready for distribution, assorted edible products containing ...

31 Dec 2012 Year in review: A look back at 2012 in the Pikes Peak region
Colorado Springs Gazette
Mayor Steve Bach has brought a new look to Colorado Springs government. .... which legalizes marijuana possession and sales for recreational use

26 Dec 2012 El Paso County Moves to Undermine Amendment 64 | The Colorado ...
El Paso County Commissioners took the first step in bucking Amendment 64 this week. With the exception of Commissioner Peggy Littleton, the board gave the ...

25 Dec 2012 Lathen says Amendment 64 campaign was 'deceptive' - City Desk ...
Amendment 64, which Colorado voters approved in November, decriminalizes the consumption

24 Dec 2012 Older men are usually top marijuana users - The Milford Daily News
The four states that report medical marijuana data by age found users tend to be older. The average age of a medical marijuana patient in Colorado is 41; ...

23 Dec 2012 Colorado Set To Amend Medical Marijuana Business Rules | Hail ...
Colorado's MMED is set to rewrite the medical marijuana business rules. Medical marijuana business owners continue to operate with uncertainty concerning ...

22 Dec 2012 In Colorado Getting Down to Business of Marijuana - Medical ...
Six weeks after voters made Colorado one of two states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, a task force started to determine how the state will regulate ...

21 Dec 2012 OUR VIEW: Leave marijuana regulation to states (poll - Colorado ...
The memo led entrepreneurs and investors to open hundreds of medical marijuana stores in Colorado. Two short years later, in April of 2011, Colorado U.S. ...

20 Dec 2012 El Paso County forges ahead on pot ban
Colorado Springs Gazette
So far, only two other governments — Douglas County and Parker — have banned retail marijuana operations, according to a recent presentation from the Colorado Springs City Attorney's Office. Colorado Springs is taking a wait-and-see ... “When we were ...

19 Dec 2012 What Legal Marijuana Means For Colorado: Common Questions And Answers ...
Huffington Post
The administration has cracked down aggressively on the medical marijuana industry in states like California and Colorado, despite its legality in those states. A majority of Americans want the Department of Justice to leave pot smokers alone in the ...

18 Dec 2012 In Colorado, Getting Down to Business of Marijuana
New York Times
Christian Sederberg, a Denver lawyer who is on the task force and whose law firm helped draft Amendment 64, said he thought Colorado was well positioned to settle on new regulations, given that medical marijuana was already legal here. Still, Mr.

17 Dec 2012 Man sues Larimer sheriff over destroyed medical marijuana plants after acquittal
The Coloradoan
Kaleb Young, 34, had been growing the plants in a Wellington home in compliance with Colorado's medical marijuana laws and during a warrant search in September 2010 had shown deputies paperwork authorizing him to do so, according to the lawsuit.

16 Dec 2012 Mixed reaction greets Obama's remarks on legal marijuana
Colorado Springs Gazette
“Awesome,” said an employee at one of Colorado Springs' medical marijuana dispensaries. The Colorado Springs Police Department and El Paso County Sheriff's office were a little more subdued. “Now that possession of less than an ounce is legal, as well ...

15 Dec 2012 Colorado pot legalization: 30 questions (and answers)
Denver Post
19, 2012 photo, seedling marijuana plants are displayed for sale for those who posses a medical marijuana card, inside a dispensary in the small Rocky Mountain town of Nederland, Colorado. (Brennan Linsley, Associated Press). marijuana to another adult.

14 Dec 2012 Medical marijuana faces tough road in Minnesota | Minnesota Public ...
Seventeen states and the District of Columbia allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and Colorado and Washington recently legalized marijuana ...

13 Dec 2012 Pot shops hit with calls since Monday
Colorado Springs Gazette
Luke Bonow, co-owner of Altitude Organic Medicine south of downtown Colorado Springs, said people have been seeking marijuana for recreational use. “There were more right after the election,” he said. “They'd come in and say, 'We're here to buy some ...

12 Dec 2012 Colorado Medical Marijuana Industry Braces for Changes as MMED ...
Medical cannabis businesses in Colorado will have to adjust to significant changes yet again as the state prepares to rewrite rules governing dispensaries, ...

11 Dec 2012 Will medical marijuana facilities go extinct?
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
When recreational marijuana does become available, Fodge thinks pot tourism will draw smokers to Colorado similar to Amsterdam. However, with increased availability, he believes the quality of product will likely decline. He plans to separate the ...

10 Dec 2012 Marijuana legalized with Hickenlooper's proclamation
Colorado Springs Gazette
The region has had a burgeoning medical marijuana industry since 2010 after the state and local governments eased regulations. The move Monday made it legal for any adult to possess small ... Colorado Springs is studying the issue and an El Paso County ...

9 Dec 2012 Czech lower house approves medical marijuana
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
PRAGUE (AP) - The lower house of Parliament has approved legislation that makes it legal in the Czech Republic to use marijuana for medical treatment. ... Medical marijuana use is legal in a number of European countries and parts of the United States.

8 Dec 2012 If medical marijuana bill passes, what can Illinois expect? - RedEye
... of Columbia in permitting medical marijuana use while Colorado and Washington ventured even further, legalizing the psychoactive herb for recreation .

7 Dec 2012 Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division releases proposed MMJ biz rule changes
Westword (blog)
The Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division has released the set of rules personnel hope to change over the next year in order to streamline the state medical marijuana industry. See the full document below. The seven page list, issued late yesterday, ...

6 Dec 2012 CBS News Poll Finds 59% of Americans Favor States Handle Marijuana – Not Feds...
eNews Park Forest
Last month, voters Washington State and Colorado decisively adopted ballot initiatives to legalize and regulate marijuana under state law for recreational use for people age 21 and older. ... All marijuanamedical or not – remains illegal under ...

5 Dec 2012 Arizona judge upholds medical marijuana law
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
PHOENIX (AP) - A judge has ruled that Arizona's medical marijuana law is constitutional and that federal drug laws don't stand in the way of public officials implementing the state law. Judge Michael Gordon of Maricopa County Superior Court says ...

3 Dec 2012 No medical marijuana moratorium yet for ... - The Aspen Times
The trustees directed the staff to include language to prevent medical marijuana centers from trying to convert to “retail” marijuana outlets. Colorado voters on ...

2 Dec 2012 Mad Men and Marijuana Pot investors
The Seattle Times
Two Seattle-based Yale MBAs emerge as the button-down straight men on the business frontier of marijuana, as legalization in Washington and Colorado turbocharged pot into a mainstream business opportunity. By Jonathan Martin. Seattle Times ... "Now ...

1 Dec 2012 Colorado deputy AG says his office will defend Amendemtn 64 - Pot vote
Our Colorado News
Medical marijuana is currently legal in 19 states as well as in Washington, D.C. According to Blake, U.S. Attorney John Walsh has only engaged in enforcement against Colorado dispensaries if they are violating the drug-free school zone laws. Walsh has ...

30 Nov 2012 Is Your Company's Drug Policy Going to Pot?
PayScale (blog)
During the 2012 election, voters in Colorado and Washington were faced with an interesting decision: Should recreational marijuana use be legal? Many states continue to legalize medical marijuana, while others are considering similar measures for ...

29 Nov 2012 Laws cannot stop marijuana use - Colorado Springs Gazette
City officials pondered local prohibition of medical marijuana but decided against it. City and ... Stacy Moore · Top Commenter · Colorado Springs, Colorado ...

28 Nov 2012 Will the Feds Crack Down on Pot or Look the Other Way?
Businessweek
Currently 18 states and Washington, D.C., allow the sale and use of medical marijuana. Now that Washington and Colorado have approved its recreational use, others likely will follow. Half of Americans support legalization, says Gallup, and the ...

27 Nov 2012 MMED launches redundant caregiver registry
Westword (blog)
After a long delay, the state Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division has begun implementing a private caregiver registry -- despite caregivers being handled by a separate government agency. State law crafted in response 2010's House Bill 1284 requires ...

26 Nov 2012 Petition would protect Colorado pot law - The Denver Post
Colorado has had legalization of medical marijuana on the books since 2000, but the industry started thriving only in the past few years in part because the ...

25 Nov 2012 OUR VIEW: Laws cannot stop marijuana use Amendment 64
Colorado Springs Gazette
Legalization passed by 10 votes in El Paso County, and we can say with near certainty that analysis of precincts within Colorado Springs will show relatively strong support. Conservatives have a long history of supporting ...

24 Nov 2012 The Bu$ine$$ Of Medical Marijuana
The National Cannabis Industry Association reports that the medical marijuana industry in 10 Colorado cities generated more than $10 million for government ...

23 Nov 2012 Marijuana in Colorado: Legalized but Regulated
In enacting regulations, DOR is expected to look to Colorado's already existing rules on medical marijuana dispensaries. The medical marijuana regulatory ...

22 Nov 2012 Washington and Colorado Voters High on Marijuana, But Will the ...
Massachusetts's voters approved medical marijuana, and Arkansas simultaneously rejected a similar proposition. Washington and Colorado now face major ...

21 Nov 2012 Colorado writing the book on regulating medical marijuana - Local ...
Colorado's system for regulating medical marijuana dispensaries offers a model to states like Washington. But it's unclear if the federal government will stand by ...

20 Nov 2012 Medical marijuana businesses thrive under Colorado's ...
From cameras to electricity bills to heating and cooling, the high cost of running a medical marijuana business weeds out a lot of Colorado entrepreneurs who ...

19 Nov 2012 Viewpoint: Marijuana, Market Forces and Why Colorado's New Pot Law Could ...
TIME
Colorado has made the possession of marijuana legal, but hasn't figured out much else. Looking at it from a classical economics perspective, the legitimization of marijuana raises the issue of what happens to the demand, quality, supply and price of a ...

18 Nov 2012 Hickenlooper asks again for federal pot response - Colorado ...
DENVER — Colorado officials asked again Wednesday for a federal ... has also turned a blind eye to many medical marijuana users and sellers. .... Gazette, how do we get in touch with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder so that us individuals can send him our opinions? ... Mike Sullivan · Colorado Springs, Colorado ...

17 Nov 2012 New medical marijuana initiatives haven't convinced insurers
Washington Post
Last year, the Drug Enforcement Administration denied a request to reclassify the drug, following an evaluation by the Department of Health and Human Services. Proponents of medical marijuana argue that research shows marijuana to be effective or show ...

16 Nov 2012 2 medical marijuana bills head to Iowa Legislature
San Francisco Chronicle
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Bills that would decriminalize marijuana and approve its medical use may be headed for the Iowa Legislature after voters in Colorado and Washington decided that adults should be allowed to possess small amounts of taxed and ...

15 Nov 2012 Opponents of Colorado Legalization Selling "First to Legalize" Merch
Huffington Post (blog)
I'm still working of fixing our problems with bad medical marijuana case law that came about BECAUSE A20 was written so poorly 12 years ago and now have to work on dealing with the FACT that Colorado nor Washington state have actually LEGALIZED in ...

14 Nov 2012 Pot of gold: Medical marijuana law seeds industry in Massachusetts
MassLive.com
Meanwhile in Colorado, there were more than 400 dispensaries in operation last year. But dispensaries represent just one potential business opportunity. Those directly growing and selling medical marijuana will need legal advice, and one law firm with ...

13 Nov 2012 Loveland voters favored legal pot
ReporterHerald.com
Despite saying "no" to medical marijuana two years ago, Loveland voters joined others statewide in turning out in favor of the broader state constitutional amendment legalizing possession, use and sale of marijuana. A vote breakdown by Larimer County ...

12 Nov 2012 Colorado's Amendment 64 passed, so now what?
Rocky Mountain Collegian
Many citizens in Colorado may be asking themselves “now what?” after voters in Colorado passed Amendment 64 Tuesday night. The amendment, which will be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper within the next 30 days, legalizes the possession, use ...

11 Nov 2012 Colorado just legalized pot. Now what?
USA TODAY
Q. Will the federal government stop Colorado from legalizing marijuana? A. That's unclear. Law enforcers say it's possible; marijuana supporters say it's unlikely. Denver lawyer Sean McAllister, who helped frame the Amendment 64 language, said the ...

11 Nov 2012 Passage of Amendment 64 brings more questions than answers
Colorado Springs Gazette
“Millions of dollars will be spent litigating this poorly crafted, poorly thought out, poorly designed ballot initiative,” predicted Senate Majority Leader John Morse, D-Colorado Springs. He was speaking of Amendment 64, which legalized marijuana ...

11 Nov 2012 Amendment 64's Brian Vicente on how act might be challenged ...
Westword (blog)
Vicente characterizes the amendment's approval, by a roughly 53-47 percent margin, as "a very meaningful victory for the people of Colorado. They've taken a positive step forward in establishing a smart marijuana policy in the state. They really ...

10 Nov 2012 With Marijuana Legalized, Colorado Enters Into Drug-Policy Uncharted Territory
Huffington Post
Betty Aldworth, center, a director of the Yes on 64 campaign responds to questions about the legalization of marijuana at a news conference at Civic Center Park in Denver on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. Co-directors Brian Vicente, left, and Mason Tvert ...

9 Nov 2012 Amendment 64: Attorney General/marijuana critic John Suthers would defend it ...
Westword (blog)
None other than Colorado Attorney General John Suthers, arguably the most vocal critic of marijuana-policy liberalization among major Colorado officials. "The Office of the Attorney General will defend Amendment 64, as we do all Colorado laws," notes ...

8 Nov 2012 Amendment 64 Opponents Speak Out On Legal Weed: Hickenlooper Says 'Don't ...
Huffington Post
Colorado's Amendment 64 -- which won with 54 percent of the vote in favor, 46 percent opposed -- had vocal opponents during the run up to the election and many of those are sounding off in the wake of the unprecedented passage of the marijuana ...

7 Nov 2012 Hickenlooper reaching out to feds on Colorado marijuana legalization
ReporterHerald.com
Brian Vicente speaks during a news conference for Amendment 64 on Wednesday. (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post). Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday he is trying to speak with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder about how the federal ...

6 Nov 2012 Colorado makes history! legalizes marijuana with the passing of Amendment 64!
Rocky Mountain Collegian
Shouts erupted from Fort Collins resident Brie Hawley's table at Avogadro's Number Tuesday night as the results of Amendment 64's passing made history. With this legislation, marijuana will now be legalized and regulated in Colorado similar to alcohol ...

6 Nov 2012 Use and regulation of marijuana to be addressed by Colorado Amendment 64
University of Northern Colorado The Mirror
This Election Day, candidates and amendments will pass the final test: the American people. Along with the national and local elections, Colorado will vote on Amendment 64 – use and regulation of marijuana. In short, the Colorado Ballot Initiative says ...

5 Nov 2012 City of Steamboat Springs plans ahead for potential Amendment 64 passage
Steamboat Pilot & Today
He said the moratorium would allow the council and Steamboat residents to take time to consider what they want for their community should the amendment to the Colorado constitution pass. “This is all a big if — if Amendment 64 passes,” Rae said.

4 Nov 2012 Amendment 64 Colorado Top 5 Most Important Ballot Issues for Civil Liberties
PolicyMic
The focus during this election has primarily been on whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will win the presidential election. However, there are 176 state-wide ballot initiatives in 38

3 Nov 2012 Marijuana: Economic stimulant, or just a can of worms?
Colorado Springs Business Journal
Amendment 64 could transform the business, legal and economic environment in Colorado — changing marijuana into a cash crop worth millions. Or it could create a regulatory and legal nightmare for state and local governments, while bringing the wrath ...

2 Nov 2012 Can Colorado create a legal market for marijuana?
Washington Post (blog)
Back in 1932, Colorado voters took to the polls and approved Amendment 7, a bill that legalized alcohol consumption and ended prohibition. Now, 80 years later, the state is weighing Amendment 64, a voter proposition that would similarly legalize marijuana.

1 Nov 2012 Pot shop regulations hazy if Amendment 64 passes in Colorado
Denver Post
The subtitle for Amendment 64 in the Colorado voter guide is "Use and Regulation of Marijuana." While the use side is clear — the amendment legalizes marijuana use and possession of up to an ounce for people over 21 — the regulation half is more murky

30 Oct 2012 Local business owners ponder implications of Amendment 64
Aspen Times
Colorado's Amendment 64 could be a game changer for those in the business of selling medical ENLARGE. Colorado's Amendment 64 could be a game changer for those in the business of selling medical marijuana in Aspen and around the state. AP file ...

29 Oct 2012 Colorado medical-marijuana advocates ponder Amendment 64's impact
Denver Post
It has been 12 years since Colorado voters endorsed a big change in marijuana laws by passing a medical-marijuana initiative in 2000. But now that Colorado voters are considering Amendment 64, another big change in marijuana laws, some ...

28 Oct 2012 Colorado's Marijuana history; Keeping the Gold at home…
The Mountain -Ear
The medical marijuana issue is no different. As the elections draw near, some players in Colorado's Marijuana politics are preparing for a final move in a 'chess game' where Colorado's citizens have already lost a great deal, and outside interests are ...

27 Oct 2012 Colorado revenue boost from marijuana legalization uncertain
Denver Post
A report this year by the National Cannabis Industry Association, a trade group for medical-marijuana dispensaries, found that dispensaries in 10 cities in Colorado in 2011 paid about $10 million in state and local sales tax. Carnegie Mellon professor ...

26 Oct 2012 Businessmen Bank on Marijuana as Colorado's Green Rush Approaches in the ...
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
Businessmen Bank on Marijuana as Colorado's Green Rush Approaches in the Medical Marijuana Industry with Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP) Leading the Charge. Published: October 25, 2012. 2012-10-25T20:44:24Z. Hemp, Inc. Tweet · 0 Comments E-mail Print ...

25 Oct 2012 Newsweek Magazine Cover Spurs 'Green Rush' in Colorado for the Medical ...
PR Web (press release)
According to the article in Newsweek magazine, "If current polls hold, voters in Washington State and Colorado will vote to legalize marijuana..." Red Dice Holdings President and Managing Director of Dixie Elixirs, Tripp Keber presented their state-of ...

24 Oct 2012 States consider moving beyond medical marijuana
USA TODAY
2012 - Now that medical marijuana is permitted in about one-third of the nation, advocates hope to move beyond therapeutic uses with ballot questions in three states that could legalize pot for recreational use. Voters in Colorado, Washington state and ...

23 Oct 2012 Marijuana 'Green Rush' Not As Sheltered From Federal Prosecution ...
ThinkProgress
... success of Colorado's medical marijuana industry, dubbed the “green rush. ... But at the local level, Boulder DA Stan Garnett tells 60 Minutes that you ...

22 Oct 2012 Medical marijuana: Will Colorado's "green rush" last?
Washington Post
Medical marijuana: Will Colorado's "green rush" last? Medical marijuana: Will Colorado's 'green rush' last? Personal Post · Email · Tumblr · Reddit · Stumbleupon · Digg · Delicious. Oct. 22, 2012. Denver, Colo., has more medical pot dispensaries than ...

21 Oct 2012 Medical Marijuana: Will Colorado's "green rush" last?
CBS News
When people go to the polls two weeks from now they won't just be voting for candidates, in some states, they'll be passing judgment on social issues. In Oregon, Washington and the Rocky Mountain state of Colorado it's the legalization of marijuana ...

20 Oct 2012 Medical marijuana: Is it working?
Morning Sentinel
Gradual changes to state law in the past three years have deregulated medical marijuana to the point that there is no way to know how many people are using it, how many doctors are certifying patients for it, and whether the number of users is growing ...

19 Oct 2012 Boulder council gives initial approval to medical marijuana rule ...
Changes to Boulder s medical marijuana regulations -- including an increase in licensing fees, limits on advertising and new rules for manufacturers of infused ...

18 Oct 2012 Medical marijuana and meat: USDA targets edibles
Examiner.com
As a result, personnel of Colorado's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division have begun to remove the aforementioned products though they have refused to comment on the details of their rationale and investigation. Part of the duty of the USDA is to ...

17 Oct 2012 Tony Ryan, Former Denver Cop: 'Regulating Marijuana Will Allow Law ...
Huffington Post
That's the theme of the second ad from the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol camp: that marijuana does not lead to violent crime and that by allowing law enforcement to stop focusing on pot busts and instead freeing up their resources to be ...

17 Oct 2012 Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division e-mail snafu causes backup in MMJ ...
Westword (blog)
Colorado law requires that all deliveries to and from dispensaries and grow houses be registered with the Colorado Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division. The logic behind this rule? If a grower headed for a dispensary is pulled over while transporting ...

16 Oct 2012 Medical Marijuana Advocates To Appeals Court: Drug Enforcement ...
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON -- The Drug Enforcement Administration "acted arbitrarily and capriciously" in denying a petition to reclassify cannabis as a less harmful substance, a lawyer for medical marijuana advocates told a federal appeals court on Tuesday. Arguing ...

16 Oct 2012 Medical marijuana advocates want drug reclassified
The Associated Press
Last year, the Drug Enforcement Administration rejected a petition by medical marijuana advocates to change the classification, which kept marijuana in the same category as drugs such as heroin.

16 Oct 2012 Marijuana backers courting conservatives - Colorado Springs Gazette
By KRISTEN WYATT
Most Republicans still oppose legalization. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney vows to enforce federal law. When Ryan told a Colorado Springs TV station in September that medical marijuana was "up to Coloradans to decide," his campaign ...

16 Oct 2012 Voting to legalize marijuana
NBCNews.com
Voters in three states will decide next month on whether to become the first states to legalize marijuana for recreational use and doing so would put Colorado, Washington and Oregon in direct conflict with the federal law. ... all the hysteria works in ...

15 Oct 2012 MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Conviction for G3 Holistic co-founder
Press-Enterprise
A 2009 Department of Justice memo said federal law enforcement would not be used “on individuals whose actions are in clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state laws providing for the medical use of marijuana.”

15 Oct 2012 Kentucky's 2013 Gatewood Galbraith Medical Marijuana Memorial Act
State-Journal.com
The states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia, have removed state-level

15 Oct 2012 Boulder council considers updates to medical marijuana rules ...
A fifth of the marijuana-growing operations in Boulder provide product to out-of- town dispensaries and don t generate sales tax revenue for the city.

15 Oct 2012 Marijuana Ballot Initiatives in Other States May Impact Hawaii
Hawaii Reporter
Recreational Marijuana. Hawaii voters should also keep an eye on potentially trend-setting ballots in Colorado, Oregon and Washington State where marijuana is currently legal for medical purposes. Now, in all three states, propositions to legalize and ...

14 Oct 2012 Medical pot law poses challenge for Maine police
Seacoastonline.com
"There is a constant tension between the medical marijuana program and the ability for law enforcement to regulate criminal activity," said Ken Albert, director of the Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services, which manages the Maine Medical Use ...

14 Oct 2012 Oakland Sues Obama Administration over Loss of Tax Revenue Due to Medical ...
AllGov
Oakland also claims that without a legal source of marijuana, many users with resort to illegal sources, which will lead to an increase in crime and the need for increased law enforcement expenses. In addition to depriving the city and county of much ...

13 Oct 2012 PTSD sufferers should keep access to medical cannabis
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
New Mexico's decision to allow post-traumatic stress disorder as a condition that can be treated with medical marijuana is helping sufferers across the state cope with their symptoms. Some 3,300 patients are taking advantage of that access, using ...

13 Oct 2012 Cannabis catch-22: PTSD patients could be dropped from state's medical program
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
Critics of medical cannabis often cite the lack of scientific research as a reason to prohibit patients with PTSD from accessing that treatment. Colorado and Arizona's health departments have denied

12 Oct 2012 Medical marijuana case going before court
Press Herald
Based in Oakland, Calif., home for the nation's medical marijuana movement, Americans for Safe Access is challenging the Drug Enforcement Administration's continued classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug. Schedule I drugs,

12 Oct 2012 Marijuana: If it's legal, how can you still get arrested?
Washington Times
In California and Montana, the federal government has forced numerous medical marijuana dispensaries to close and has prosecuted growers, users and distributors. In Colorado, the Department of Justice has forced at least 23 medical marijuana ...

12 Oct 2012 Amendment 64: What does it mean for you, for Colorado?
ReporterHerald.com
Amendment 64 does not change existing state medical marijuana laws, which allow licensed Colorado residents to use medical marijuana.

12 Oct 2012 Court To Review Marijuana's Medical Benefits
Huffington Post
Drug Enforcement Administration, the court will be presented with scientific evidence regarding the medicinal effects of marijuana, and is expected to rule on whether or not the Drug Enforcement

11 Oct 2012 Marijuana sales get higher in Springs in September - City Desk ...
The city of Colorado Springs' sales tax collections from medical marijuana businesses totaled a record high of 2132 in September, an increase of 51.7 percent ...

11 Oct 2012 Medical Marijuana sales tax collections in Colorado Springs jump to record 'high'...
By BILL RADFORD
THE GAZETTE. Colorado Springs sales tax collections jumped 8.95 percent in September from a year earlier, the largest year-over-year gain since March, the city reported Thursday. The September collections, totaling $10.56 million, reflect purchases made in August. The September ... Medical marijuana: Sales tax collections on medical marijuana businesses in September soared 51.65 percent from a year earlier to a record $112,132, the fourth record set this year

11 Oct 2012 Seven Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Shut Down By Police Operation
Gazette Newspapers
Law enforcement officials arrested more than 40 individuals for owning or operating a marijuana dispensary. Officials said that each of these businesses will be forwarded to the Business Licensing Section for review. Three of the seven locations were ...

11 Oct 2012 Seven Long Beach medical marijuana sites raided by police, DEA
Long Beach Press-Telegram
LONG BEACH — The Long Beach Police Department and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency raided seven medical marijuana dispensary sites Wednesday afternoon, making more than 40 arrests, according to police.

11 Oct 2012 City Fights for Marijuana Dispensary
Wall Street Journal
This Northern California city is fighting to protect its biggest medical-marijuana dispensary—which generates more than a $1 million in local tax revenue annually—from a federal crackdown on pot shops. Oakland sued ... Oakland's lawsuit, filed in U.S ...

11 Oct 2012 Trustees deny medical marijuana business permit
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
CARBONDALE, Colorado — Following a heated debate, the town trustees on Tuesday voted 4-3 to deny an application by CMED owner Michael Weisser to operate his medical marijuana center here. CMED has been in operation for more than two years at ...

10 Oct 2012 Judge upholds Kent's ban on medical marijuana collective gardens
Kent Reporter
Steve Sarich, a medical marijuana supporter who filed the lawsuit against the city in June in an effort to prohibit the city from enforcing its ban on collective gardens, said he also expected the ruling. "We were disappointed but not surprised," said ...

10 Oct 2012 Medical marijuana patient numbers climb back over 100k in July
Westword (blog)
New data released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows that in July, the number of medical marijuana patients in this state finally climbed back over the 100,000 mark. That's the first time this has happened since September ...

9 Oct 2012 Amendment 64 Colorado Marijuana - Up In Smoke
Wet Mountain Tribune
Proponents of Ballot Amendment 64, which would amend Colorado's constitution to allow the recreational sale, use and possession of marijuana, make some compelling arguments: the measure could create as much as $20 million or more in additional tax

9 Oct 2012 Council, commissioners oppose marijuana amendment
Colorado Springs Gazette
Calling Amendment 64 “a bastardization of the Colorado Constitution, the council voted 5-1, with council President Pro Tem Jan Martin opposed and City Councilman Tim Leigh refusing to vote on the matter. “I wasn't afraid of medical marijuana ...

9 Oct 2012 Colorado's medical marijuana patients increase
Latest statistics from Colorado show that the number of medical marijuana patients in the state has increased to 101,220 in July. That's a huge difference from ...

9 Oct 2012 Amendment 64 Colorado - Legalizing marijuana not good for us
The Coloradoan
Under the current law, medical marijuana card carriers can possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana (120 marijuana cigarettes). According to a story in the Denver Post, “Colorado patients, caregivers and dispensaries all have diverted medical marijuana

8 Oct 2012 Medical marijuana advocates hope lawsuit relaxes US drugs policy
The Guardian
Four states have filed petitions to reschedule the drug, including Washington, Rhode Island, Vermont and Colorado. The drug remains illegal under federal law, although medical marijuana is legal in 17 states. Government authorities have re-enforced the ...

8 Oct 2012 After Connecticut Legalizes Medical Marijuana, Now What?
Litchfield County Times
While he believes in the market, “our hope is that medical marijuana would be priced to cost,” Rubenstein said, adding that “black market prices are generally higher than competitive prices.” ...Colorado licenses about 300 producers. Connecticut will ...

7 Oct 2012 Marijuana at a tipping point
HeraldNet
Cotton candy infused with THC is available as an edible alternative to traditional smoking of marijuana at the Medical Marijuana Patients Network in Mukilteo. Leftover marijuana on a scale at the Medical Marijuana Patients ... Slack, who has worked for ...

7 Oct 2012 Workplace Drug Use Policies and Colorado's Medical Marijuana Law
How should Colorado employers deal with employees who are bona fide medical marijuana users? • Do employees risk losing their jobs by using medical ...

6 Oct 2012 Marijuana cures Cancer - scientists
They did find out that Marijuana cures cancer. Moreover, there are space restrictions in the title that would make "Cannabis Compound Stops Metastasis In ...

6 Oct 2012 Medical Marijuana Privacy
UpperMichigansSource.com
The Medical Marijuana Act allows patients who meet qualifications to grow up to 12 plants at a time. The rules also allow a caregiver to have five patients and grow 12 plants for each. According to the Daily Press, local law enforcement expressed ...

6 Oct 2012 Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division cuts out middle man in legal cannabis ...
Westword (blog)
Because if we've learned one thing over the past several years in Colorado, it's that medical marijuana doesn't work like any other industry, for no reason whatsoever. That's why. An interesting back-and-forth was posted September 20 on the state ...

5 Oct 2012 Guest opinion: The real world impacts of marijuana prohibition
Daily Camera
In contrast, regulation has worked in Colorado. The Center for Disease Control recently released a study saying that since the regulated medical marijuana dispensaries came into existence in 2009, teen marijuana use in Colorado has gone down -- not up.

5 Oct 2012 Medical Marijuana Banned From All Section 8 Housing
WABI
Augusta - Mainers who receive the section 8 housing subsidy, and are also legally participating in Maine's medical marijuana program, will have to stop one or the other soon. This after the Maine State Housing Authority board voted 4-3 last night to ...

5 Oct 2012 Amendment 64 Could Threaten Colorado Medical Marijuana Paradise
The fate of Amendment 64 passing in Colorado has an unlikely bunch of people very nervous: owners of the state's medical marijuana dispensaries.

4 Oct 2012 2012 National Marijuana Business Conference List Of Speakers
THE Weed Blog
He co-authored most of the medical marijuana laws currently on the books in 16 ..... technology for the Rocky Mountain News and the Colorado Springs Gazette ...

3 Oct 2012 Ore. pot measure struggles as Wash., Colo. thrive
The Spokesman Review
The owner of this medical cannabis “resource center” in Eugene faces felony charges after police raided his business and two residential properties he owns while investigating allegations of illegal pot dealing and money laundering. (Full-size photo ...

3 Oct 2012 MEDICAL MARIJUANA: What's a business person to do?
Press-Enterprise (blog)
State law allows medical marijuana cooperatives. But cities and counties use zoning ... And the Drug Enforcement Administration periodically shuts down dispensaries, saying pot clearly is illegal under federal law, period. So while lawmakers, lawyers ...

2 Oct 2012 No, Mitt Romney will not legalize pot
Washington Post (blog)
Romney also was hazy about the future of Colorado's medical marijuana industry, which reaps more than $5 million a year in state sales taxes, saying his administration would enforce federal drug laws, that prohibit marijuana for any use. “I oppose ...

2 Oct 2012 In the weeds: Fed response to Colorado vote to legalize marijuana tough to predict
The Colorado Independent
While no one can say what the feds will do if 64 passes, they have not completely looked the other way on medical marijuana. In Colorado, the Department of Justice has forced at least 23 medical marijuana dispensaries to close or to move at least 1000 ...

1 Oct 2012 Milestone medical marijuana case goes to court
Times-Standard
Drug Enforcement Administration. ”Medical marijuana patients are finally getting their day in court,” said Joe Elford, Chief Counsel with Americans for Safe Access, the country's leading medical marijuana advocacy group. ”What's at stake in this case ...

30 Sept 2012 Other Views: Clear up laws on medical marijuana
Monterey County Herald
Late last year, U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. affirmed the Obama administration's long-standing policy of taking a hands-off approach to states that had legalized medical marijuana, saying federal resources wouldn't be expended on ...

30 Sept 2012 Police Chiefs, Drug Investigators Say Medical Marijuana Is Out Of Control
DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado's medical marijuana industry has come under fire as the state's police chiefs rip the regulations in place and say the situation is out of control. They say laws can be broken daily and the situation is making Colorado a ...

29 Sept 2012 Possible cure for cancer, aggressive types, found in weed
In an ironic twist of fate, a couple researchers in California found a possible cure for aggressive cancers and it's a non-toxic chemical found only in cannabis (aka ...

29 Sept 2012 Medical Marijuana Raids Plaguing Oregon
THE Weed Blog (blog)
Surely, Washington County folks would prefer their law enforcement resources to be utilized fighting crimes against people and property than preventing patients from safely accessing medical cannabis from their local resource center. (Hat tip to Russ ...

28 Sept 2012 Medical Marijuana Providers Gerald and Jeremy Duval Face Years in Prison
Opposing Views
"The Duvals' case is another tragedy from President Obama's war on medical marijuana," said Steph Sherer, Executive Director of Americans for Safe Access (ASA), the country's leading medical marijuana advocacy group. "This type of enforcement is ...

28 Sept 2012 Video: Marijuana activists debate Amendment 64
Westword (blog)
6) A64 does nothing to prevent the federal government from enforcing federal law in Colorado. Don't you think this will give people a false sense of security, like the medical marijuana law (Am. 20) did? 7) Am. 64 creates a new constitutional crime ...

28 Sept 2012 Keywords: Drug War, Marijuana
Huffington Post
In any case, in a recent Colorado poll, 61% of those polled are in favor of legalizing marijuana. Meanwhile, in Washington state, where medical marijuana is already legal, I-502 would put a 25% sales tax on marijuana, with 40% of that going to the ...

27 Sept 2012 Marijuana kills cancer?
NOW LEBANON
After 20 years of research, a couple of scientists at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco say they may have found a way to stop cancer from spreading and even cure it. How? While one of them studied ID-1, the gene that causes cancer to ...

27 Sept 2012 Feds Target Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Shops
Christian Broadcasting Network
One so-called medical marijuana collective in Chinatown was shut down after the Drug Enforcement Administration served a search warrant. Agents say it was the largest operation in downtown Los Angeles. "They seized their marijuana, cash and in at least ...

27 Sept 2012 Tigard medical marijuana dispensary raided by Washington County police
OregonLive.com
The Human Collective, which opened in April 2010, is the third medical marijuana dispensary targeted by Washington County law enforcement officials since 2011. Medical Marijuana. Continuing coverage of medical marijuana by The Oregonian's Noelle ...

27 Sept 2012 LETTERS: Pro and con wrong on pot amendment; Cole is excellent; and pay the ...
Colorado Springs Gazette
23), it's fascinating to read how two conservatives present medical marijuana from polarized points of view. I disagree with Tom Tancredo and John Suthers for different reasons. Tancredo's argument for the legalization of marijuana in Colorado is based ...

26 Sept 2012 Feds target LA in medical marijuana crackdown
FederalNewsRadio.com
Los Angeles Police officers assist Drug Enforcement Agency, DEA agents serving a federal warrant to shut down a Marijuana dispensary operating in the Chinatown area of Los Angeles Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. Prosecutors filed three lawsuits Tuesday ...

26 Sept 2012 Medical marijuana gardens suffering after lengthy, hot summer
Westword (blog)
Ry Prichard, founder of Colorado-based KindReviews.com, gets into medical marijuana dispensary gardens regularly to photograph flowers in bloom for his website, and he's seen the damage firsthand. This summer wasn't unique just for the heat, ...

25 Sept 2012 Marijuana: A case against legalization
Houston Chronicle (blog)
“Legalization of marijuana: When, not if,” by Baker Institute nonresident drug fellow Gary Hale, former chief of intelligence in the Houston Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration. “Regulations work: Lessons from California's experience ...

24 Sept 2012 New Study Says Marijuana Could Stop Cancer from Spreading
Opposing Views
In addition, under prohibition, those who use cannabis are often frightened to tell doctors or researchers that they do. Any study of this type would need money to be done right. And there's just not much money out there for this kind of work. A cure ...

24 Sept 2012 Patients have no constitutional rights to medical marijuana, state court rules
American Medical News
Patients have no constitutional rights to medical marijuana, state court rules. The Montana Supreme Court reverses a district court opinion that had halted enforcement of new regulations on medical cannabis. By Alicia Gallegos, amednews staff. Posted Sept.

24 Sept 2012 SUNRISE: Marijuana legalization effort draws big donors
Colorado Springs Gazette
"We're trying to bring that money, but we haven't been successful so far," said Paul Stanford, Measure 80's sponsor who owns a chain of medical marijuana clinics around the country. "They say our poll numbers aren't that great." In Colorado, committees ...

23 Sept 2012 Voters Weigh Eased Pot Laws
Wall Street Journal
"Attitudes have shifted," said Brian Vicente, a lawyer for medical-marijuana providers who is one of the authors of the Colorado measure, known as Amendment 64. "We have seen support for marijuana prohibition slowly erode every year as the public ...

23 Sept 2012 Ballot Question: Doctors, police oppose medical marijuana
MetroWest Daily News
U.S. Attorneys General have said they will continue to enforce federal laws, despite a 2009 memo by Attorney General Eric Holder that some interpreted as a relaxing of the policy on medical marijuana. Pro-marijuana groups Thursday protested across the ...

23 Sept 2012 Putting a lid on LA's pot dispensaries
Los Angeles Times
The legal landscape of medical marijuana has shifted drastically, in many directions, over the last several years. Court rulings and enforcement patterns are bound to remain volatile for some time to come, because like it or not, marijuana remains a ...

23 Sept 2012 Possible breakthrough cancer treatment with marijuana
The University of Hawaii Kaleo
Both researchers reiterate these possible cancer-curing benefits are not gained through smoking, but require a more pharmaceutics-based approach. For more information on this recent medical breakthrough check out this Huffington Post article.

22 Sept 2012 Some dispensary owners worry about impact of legalization of marijuana in ...
Steamboat Pilot & Today
Steamboat Springs — Some local medical marijuana dispensary owners are concerned that legalizing marijuana in Colorado actually could jeopardize their ability to supply pot to patients. Colorado residents will vote Nov. 6 on Amendment 64. If approved ...

22 Sept 2012 Pitkin County gives marijuana shops time to obtain licenses
Aspen Times
Prompting the action was a letter to the county from the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division of the Colorado Department of Revenue, which is processing applications for two operations in unincorporated Pitkin County. The applicant for both of them ...

21 Sept 2012 Raids shut down large suppliers of medical marijuana
Bend Bulletin
Federal law enforcement officials have said they're not interested in going after people who are in compliance with state medical marijuana laws but will prosecute people using those laws as cover for illegal drug trafficking. Southern Oregon and ...

21 Sept 2012 Court rules Wal-Mart can fire legal medical marijuana user
Daily Caller
FILE - In an April 20, 2005 file photo, a University of Colorado freshman, who did not want to be identified, joins a crowd smoking marijuana during a "420" gathering at Farrand Field at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo

21 Sept 2012 Police: Burglary Suspect Caught Red-Handed
KKTV 11 News
A crook was caught red-handed burglarizing a medical marijuana dispensary, according to Colorado Springs police. Officers were sent to Discreet Treats on the 200 block of South Academy around 12:25 a.m. after the suspect triggered the burglary alarm, ...

20 Sept 2012 Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound
The Associated Press
DENVER (AP) — A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: "Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ask for more?" It's a bit more complicated than that in the three states — Colorado ...

19 Sept 2012 Amendment 64: To Legalize Pot or Not...
KUNC
Colorado voters approved the use of medical marijuana back in 2000. Now they're being asked to approve its recreational use. This is actually the second time the legalization question has appeared on the ballot, a similar measure failed six years ago.

19 Sept 2012 'Bona fide' Doctor/Patient Relationship Defended In Colorado Medical Cannabis ...
THE Weed Blog (blog)
He began to use marijuana with his patients as a direct extension of this treatment, as the indications for medical marijuana matched the symptoms of narcotic withdrawal in his patients. In addition to marijuana certification, Dr. Townsend continues to ...

19 Sept 2012 Marijuana campaign calls governor's statement 'hypocritical'
Colorado Springs Independent (blog)
In Colorado, Amendment 20 has revolutionized how America treats medical marijuana - Amendment 64 could be the match that lights the bonfire and end Colorado's experiment with marijuana rights. Sad but true, in federal courts, the FEDS win. Be careful ...

18 Sept 2012 Two break into pot shop with rocks...but take nothing
KXRM
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- Colorado Springs Police officers are looking for two suspects who were caught on video breaking into a medical marijuana dispensary. According to officers, the two suspects used large rocks to break through the glass entry ...

18 Sept 2012 How Colorado may change America
Daily O'Collegian
But it's really no wonder support for legal weed has risen in the state. After all, crime rates have decreased in the state since medical marijuana was made legal. From 1991 to 2000, the year medical marijuana was made legal in Colorado, an average of ...

18 Sept 2012 No Right to Medical Marijuana, Says Montana Supreme Court
Wall Street Journal (blog)
On Tuesday, the court held there is no fundamental right for the use of medical marijuana, or any drug that's prohibited under federal law. In a 6-1 decision, the Montana Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling that blocked enforcement of a state ...

17 Sept 2012 Silt-area medical marijuana growing facility OK'd
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
In November 2010, Garfield County voters were asked to decide three ballot questions related to medical marijuana, which was legalized by Colorado voters in 2001. Local voters decided to prohibit

16 Sept 2012 Local police chiefs balk at move to allow medical marijuana
Attleboro Sun Chronicle
Fraud and diversion of marijuana intended for medical purposes to other users has become an issue, particularly in Colorado where medical marijuana has been legal since 2010. Last year, Colorado officials held up 4,200 applications from patients ...

16 Sept 2012 A West Coast Marijuana Revolt?
Oregon Catalyst
Colorado's Attorney General John Suthers, who also opposes legalization, says that he is not as concerned about the effects on public safety as he is on public health. “Since we've had [medical marijuana] dispensary distribution, the number of kids in ...

15 Sept 2012 Town puts brakes on two medical pot centers
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
CARBONDALE, Colorado — The town board of trustees on Tuesday held up a decision on one medical marijuana dispensary permit and reversed a previous approval for another dispensary over apparent concerns about the town's medical marijuana ...

15 Sept 2012 Highlights of Marijuana Industry Study on Impact of Medical ...
The Colorado medical marijuana industry has generated more than $181 million in revenues since 2010 and last year employed 4,200 state-licensed workers.

15 Sept 2012 Carbondale trustees to consider another medical marijuana permit
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
CARBONDALE, Colorado — A medical marijuana center on the north side of town wants its formal approvals to operate as a dispensary and cultivation facility and is applying for the necessary permits from the Board of Trustees. The CMED MMJ Center, ...

14 Sept 2012 New Laws Would End DEA Shutdowns of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
U.S. Politics Today
Yet despite calls for federal authorities to respect state laws that have instituted a legitimate treatment for patients, the DEA has continued enforcement actions against the commercialization of medical marijuana in California. Several bills before ...

14 Sept 2012 Citizens disengaged, divided on municipal marijuana dispensary question
The Coloradoan
Larimer County ranks seventh out of 64 Colorado counties with 5,016 registered medical marijuana patients, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Boundaries prohibiting dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools and ...
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14 Sept 2012 Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Ban Adds Layer to Drug Policy
Independent Voter Network
Since President Nixon, marijuana has been classified as a Schedule I substance and thus federally illegal. Yet with 17 states and even Washington DC legalizing medical uses of the plant over the last 15 years despite the federal ban, the Drug ...

13 Sept 2012 Commentary: Medical marijuana and taxes
Boulder Weekly
Fourteen years before any medical marijuana laws existed, US Tax Code was amended because a convicted coke dealer had successfully deducted guns, boats, and bribes. Ever since ... Aware of the threat, Colorado dispensaries have tread carefully.

13 Sept 2012 DEA Chiefs Ask Holder to Oppose Marijuana Legalization
Main Justice
The November election includes legislation in Colorado, Oregon and Washington state to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The former DEA leaders said in a letter that there is a direct conflict between federal ... Republican Vice Presidential ...

13 Sept 2012 Governor Voices Opposition to Bill That Would Legalize Marijuana in
John Hickenlooper and medical marijuana in Colorado. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (pictured) has come out against a marijuana legalization measure ...

12 Sept 2012 Personal Stories And Struggles With Medical Marijuana Access
THE Weed Blog (blog)
The overall trend toward easing legal restrictions on marijuana use is positive, both with expanding medical marijuana access, and decriminalization in more states. And 3 states – Colorado, Oregon, and Washington, have marijuana legalization ballot ...

11 Sept 2012 Marijuana: Argument over blue-book wording draws lawsuit
Colorado Springs Independent (blog)
Medical Marijuana Marijuana: Argument over blue-book wording draws lawsuit. Posted by Bryce Crawford on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 2:25 PM. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, the proponents of Amendment 64, the coming ballot question that will ...

10 Sept 2012 How Paul Ryan Took Three Different Positions On Medical Marijuana In One ...
ThinkProgress
And, in 2006, he voted against a bill that would prevent the Justice Department and DEA from going after medical marijuana users who complied with state laws. Yet when the GOP candidate traveled to Colorado on Friday, an important swing state where ...

9 Sept 2012 Marijuana May Fight Cancer Better Than Chemo, So Why Is It Still 'Wrong'?
The Stir
marijuana plant The cure for cancer may be a ways off, but a young biologist in Madrid identified a plant with quite a bit of promise at slowing the disease. Yes, it's the very same plant that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency considers at the top of ...

8 Sept 2012 Kent medical marijuana store closes because of DEA letter
Kent Reporter
Kent Reporter, file photo. Charles Lambert has closed Evergreen Association of Collective Gardens in Kent after receiving a letter from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration threatening to close the medical marijuana dispensary

7 Sept 2012 Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division's next available appointment: February ...
Westword (blog)
Want a job working in the MMJ industry in Colorado? Well, get comfortable, because it might be a while before you can even start

7 Sept 2012 Marijuana Usage Down Among Colorado Teens, Up Nationally: Study Shows
Huffington Post
"To put it simply, teen marijuana usage has been going down in Colorado since the passage of our comprehensive medical marijuana regulatory model," Mike Elliott, executive director of the Medical Marijuana Industry Group, told The Huffington Post ...

6 Sept 2012 Marijuana patient uses pounds of marijuana for ounces of cancer "cure"
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News
A local leukemia patient who was acquitted earlier this summer of felony drug charges says wants his seized medical marijuana back. Police took over 50 marijuana plants and between five and six pounds of pot from Bob Crouse as evidence when he was ...

5 Sept 2012 Montana Medical Marijuana Activist Receives 5 Years Probation
eNews Park Forest
Although federal criminal law does not have an exception for the medical use of marijuana, a memo issued by the Department of Justice in 2009 reflected that the enforcement of federal criminal laws against those complying with state medical marijuana ...

5 Sept 2012 Boulder seeks input on medical marijuana rule changes
Colorado Daily
Current city ordinance bans medical marijuana businesses within 500 feet of schools and day-care centers. However, federal law provides for additional penalties for drug dealing within 1,000 feet of a school, and the Colorado U.S. Attorney's Office has ...

5 Sept 2012 Marijuana Deadline: 'We're Moving Forward with Enforcement,” says Huizar
Patch.com
6 deadline to do that approaches, people on both sides of the medical marijuana debate are understandably apprehensive. In an interview with Eagle Rock Patch editor Ajay Singh, Huizar suggests that although the City Council's ban is likely to be ...

4 Sept 2012 Medical marijuana: Active patient numbers rise even as many people leave ...
Westword (blog)
The number of active patients on the Colorado medical marijuana registry rose from May to June, finishing just shy of 100,000 patients. But new data released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment this week shows that while the ...

4 Sept 2012 Police say nothing stolen during marijuana dispensary break-in
KXRM
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- Two men broke into a Colorado Springs medical marijuana dispensary early Wednesday morning but didn't steal anything, according to police. Colorado Springs Police officers said the two forced their way into the Discreet ...

4 Sept 2012 Police arrest owner of Eugene medical marijuana club
The Register-Guard
... Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team served a search warrant last Thursday night at Kannabosm, a business at 401 W. 11th Ave. that provides marijuana to people who are allowed to use the drug under the state's voter-approved medical marijuana ...

4 Sept 2012 Medical Marijuana Businesses Face Risks, From Raids To Audits
Huffington Post
"If you don't like change, this is not the industry to be in," said Lunsford, who was forced to close her Colorado business selling medical marijuana-infused topical creams because she couldn't comply with state and federal regulations, submit payroll ...

3 Sept 2012 Arkansas is first Southern state to test medical marijuana law
Baxter Bulletin
Medical marijuana has never come before voters in the South partly because of the difficulty of getting such initiatives on the ballot. And conservative legislators throughout the region have not backed the efforts. That's why the Washington-based ...

3 Sept 2012 Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS): Proof Marijuana CURES Cancer
Cannabis Science, Inc. CBIS Stock Message Board: Proof Marijuana CURES Cancer

2 Sept 2012 Arkansas lawsuit aims to throw out medical marijuana proposal
Examiner.com
Opponents of Arkansas' potential marijuana program also cite ongoing issues with the illegal portions of the medical marijuana industry in California and Colorado as reason to stop the proposal in its tracks while the most upfront rationale remains the ...

1 September 2012 Arkansas lawsuit aims to throw out medical marijuana proposal
Examiner.com
Opponents of Arkansas' potential marijuana program also cite ongoing issues with the illegal portions of the medical marijuana industry in California and Colorado as reason to stop the proposal in its tracks while the most upfront rationale remains the ...

31 August 2012 Problems for medical marijuana patients cropping up
AZFamily
PHOENIX -- When Arizona voters legalized medical marijuana in 2010 the intent was to help patients, but now some medical marijuana patients say parts of the law are doing more harm than good. First, there's the portion of the law that requires the ...

31 August 2012 'Medical' Marijuana Regulation Lacks Funding in Colorado ...
What's worse, [Attorney General John Suthers] says the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division doesn't have enough money to regulate the industry, recently ...

30 August 2012 Medical marijuana group acts like it has a friend in new Oregon attorney general
The Republic
Don Morse, director of a Washington County medical marijuana dispensary, hugged the 61-year-old former judge. More than once, participants referred to the state's top law enforcement official simply by her first name, the Oregonian newspaper

30 August 2012 San Jose Landlord Asks Court To Shut Down Largest Medical Marijuana ...
ThinkProgress
Harborside Health Center, the largest medical marijuana dispensary in the world, has vowed to fight a lawsuit filed last month by a U.S. Attorney General threatening to seize their two California locations. ... after “individuals whose actions are in ...

30 August 2012 Arkansas: Medical Marijuana Act Qualifies For November Ballot
eNews Park Forest
Montana voters will decide on Initiative Referendum 124, which seeks to repeal amendments enacted by lawmakers in 2011 to restrict the state's 2004, voter approved medical cannabis law. Colorado voters will decide on Amendment 64, which immediately ...

30 August 2012 Medical Marijuana Ad Ban In Denver Is 'Appropriate,' Medical Marijuana ...
Huffington Post
While many hurdles remain, new data shows that Colorado's medical marijuana regulatory framework is decreasing traffic fatalities, suicides, crime, and teen marijuana usage in our state (studies posted at www.mmig.org). To prove to our communities that ...

29 August 2012 Medical Marijuana Advocates File Signatures To Overturn Los Angeles ...
THE Weed Blog (blog)
With plenty of time to spare, medical marijuana advocates filed more than 50,000 signatures today in an effort to overturn a recently passed ban on dispensaries throughout the city. Despite a loud outcry from patient advocates, the Los Angeles City ...

29 August 2012 Choosing sides on the marijuana amendment
Colorado Springs Independent (blog)
Medical Marijuana Choosing sides on the marijuana amendment. Posted by Bryce Crawford on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at ... "The State of Colorado, as well as our nation, have successfully walked the path from prohibition to regulation in the past: Eighty years ...

29 August 2012 Drug Enforcement Administration sets its sights on Washington state
Examiner.com
Further speculation into the DEA's actions leads to the status of Washington's medical marijuana legislation, one that is often hailed as the most unregulated system in the country. In sharp contrast to the laws in place in states such as California ...

28 August 2012 Politicians Ignore Failed 'War on Drugs' at Their (and Our) Peril
Huffington Post
While President Obama made unambiguous pledges to respect state medical marijuana laws during his first presidential campaign, he has overseen an unprecedented Justice Department crackdown on state-legal medical marijuana providers, particularly in ...

27 August 2012 Medical Marijuana Group Endorses Obama for Re-Election
Politicker
Currently Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada,

27 August 2012 U.S. Attorney Shuttering More Colorado Medical Marijuana Centers ...
U.S. Attorney John Walsh issued letters this month to 10 medical marijuana centers throughout Colorado, ordering them to shut down or move because they are ...

26 August 2012 Oregon medical marijuana backers trying again to add PTSD to list of ...
OregonLive.com
Two previous attempts to add PTSD to Oregon's program have failed, and Colorado and Arizona officials recently rejected efforts to add the condition to their medical marijuana programs. Law enforcement in Oregon generally opposes the expansion of the ...

25 August 2012 Different Types Of Medical Marijuana
Huffington Post
Positions on the efficacy of medical marijuana vary, but thousands of patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, and other diseases claim marijuana provides them relief from devastating symptoms such as intractable nausea, vomiting and chronic pain. .... 2 ...

25 August 2012 Medical cannabis relaxes patients
El Defensor Chieftain
There are 17 legal medical marijuana states — Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, D.C. and Washington.

24 August 2012 Drug Enforcement Administration sends shut-down letters to medical marijuana ...
Bonney Lake and Sumner Courier-Herald
The following is a statement from Matthew G. Barnes, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Seattle Division: “Today, the DEA sent notifications to operators and property owners of publicly accessible marijuana storefronts to ...

24 August 2012 DEA Tells Washington Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Near Schools To Shut ...
Huffington Post
On Thursday, the Drug Enforcement Administration sent letters to the owners and landlords of 23 of the state's medical marijuana businesses, stating the properties were subject to prosecution and seizure if they didn't shut down operations within the ...

24 August 2012 Medical Marijuana Officially Qualifies for the Ballot in Arkansas | Just ...
Regional NAACP Endorses Amendment 64 in Colorado » ... As a result, their initiative, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Act, will be voted on by the people of the ...

23 August 2012 Marijuana signs, billboards banned
Pueblo Chieftain
The measure allows print advertisements and radio and television ads under the condition they include the disclaimer that marijuana products are for registered Colorado medical marijuana patients only. © 2012 Pueblo Chieftain. All rights reserved.

23 August 2012 Los Angeles City Council Sics Feds On Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
THE Weed Blog (blog)
It's about time politicians realize that if they wage a war on medical marijuana, their political futures may become collateral damage. For more information on the ... NAACP Conference Endorses Colorado Amendment 64. « Previous Article Pause Next ...

23 August 2012 DEA tells 23 medical marijuana storefronts to shut down
The Seattle Times (blog)
The Drug Enforcement Administration mailed letters Thursday to 23 medical marijuana businesses in Western Washington, warning they could be prosecuted and the properties seized if they are operating within a school zone. “Please take the necessary ...

22 August 2012 Industry critics see trouble with legalized marijuana
Daily Journal of Commerce
Measures to legalize marijuana are also on ballots in Colorado and Washington. In a dispute between a Colorado medical marijuana grower and a dispensary, Arapahoe County District Court Judge Charles Pratt ruled this month that Colorado's entire ...

22 August 2012 Newsflash! MMED releases list of America's 1st licensed medical marijuana centers in Colorado! Rejoice! Job well done.

"Denver dispensaries have collected the most state licenses so far, with 78 centers and marijuana-infused-product manufacturers. Colorado Springs comes in second, with about 45 centers and MIPs within its boundaries. Boulder ranks third, with fourteen licensed centers and MIPs. The rest of the licensees are scattered around the seven-county metro region and the state as a whole." By William BreathesWed., Aug. 22 2012 WESTWORDMedical Marijuana Enforcement Division Business Licensees August 14 2012

12 August 2012 CannaBiz: Initiative 40 goes quietly away
Colorado Springs Independent
The Colorado U.S. Attorney's office announced last Friday that it's issued the third wave of letters to 10 MMJ centers still located within 1000 feet of a school. Spokesman Jeff Dorschner confirms one is located in Colorado Springs, though he declines ...

11 August 2012 Measure to legalize pot could bring billions to state coffers
HeraldNet
But Steve Sarich, spokesman for the No on I-502 effort, said federal authorities are shutting down licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado and California. "Why do we think the federal government will treat Washington state any different ...

10 August 2012 Steve DeAngelo Talks About Recent Medical Marijuana Events
THE Weed Blog (blog)
Also, Steve reports that U.S. attorneys have sent out 10 more letters threatening civil forfeiture of medical cannabis properties in Colorado, and four such letters have been issued in Eastern Washington State. These actions indicate a nationwide ...

9 August 2012 City sales tax collections rise modestly in July
Colorado Springs Gazette
Colorado Springs sales tax collections edged up in July, ... MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Sales tax collections from medical marijuana businesses rose 41.71 percent ...

8 August 2012 Colorado state court ruling on medical marijuana says MMJ illegal.
Colorado state court ruling on medical marijuana says MMJ illegal. : The idea log The Denver Post editorial board shares commentary and opinion on issues of interest to Coloradans. Colorado.

7 August 2012 State stocks up on pot enforcement SUVs
KXRM
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division is giving enforcement vehicles to other state agencies after leasing more vehicles than it has workers. According to KCNC-TV, enforcement officials signed an eight-year lease for two dozen ...

6 August 2012 Arizona Will Award 4 Medical-Marijuana Dispensing Licenses in Mesa
Cannabis Culture
The City Council immediately began wrestling with where to allow dispensaries after Arizona voters in 2010 gave razor-thin approval to Proposition 203, which allows the sale of medical-grade marijuana to people who have a doctor's permission to use it ...

6 August 2012 Overnight crime hits 3 marijuana dispensaries - Colorado Springs ...
SUNRISE: | library, peak, photos, free, pikes, colorado, coloradosprings, sites, ... andrewgibsongazettecom. Police were summoned to three medicalmarijuana ...

5 August 2012 10 medical marijuana stores in Colorado warned to close or face ...
DENVER - U.S. Attorney John Walsh is ordering 10 marijuana stores in the Denver area and southern Colorado to close or face seizure of their property.

4 August 2012 US Attorney: Boulder included in latest round of marijuana dispensary shut ...
Colorado Daily
The Hill Cannabis Club co-owner Michael Mathis weighs medical marijuana for a customer in April at his dispensary on Broadway in Boulder. The Boulder dispensary closed in May after receiving a shut-down letter from the U.S. Attorney's Office. (Jeremy Papasso / Daily Camera file photo). U.S. Attorney John Walsh today sent out letters to 10 more Colorado marijuana dispensaries located within 1000 feet of schools, ordering them to close their businesses or move -- the third such wave of letters issued by his office.

3 August 2012 Colorado Marijuana Dispensaries Shut Down, Built Too Near Denver-Boulder ...
CKHID ONLINE
Medical Marijuana dispensaries in Colorado are legal. However, they must operate within respectable boundaries. One of these 'borders' have been crossed by at least 10 dispensaries, leading to US attorney warning for all. "Everyone who is operating a ...

3 August 2012 Democrat Barbara Lee Looks to Protect Landlords of Medical Marijuana ...
Opposing Views
More than 300 such letters have been sent to property owners across California as well as in Colorado and other medical marijuana states. Though the number of actual prosecutions is far fewer, the intimidation caused by the threats has resulted in the ...

3 August 2012 10 Colorado Medical Marijuana Shops Warned To Close
KKTV 11 News
For the third time, the U.S. Attorney for the district of Colorado has warned medical marijuana shops to close because of their proximity to schools. In this mailing, 10 stores were warned to close by September 17. The U.S. Attorney reports each is located within ...

2 August 2012 Weekly Wrapup: Future of Medical Marijuana in California After LA ...
By now, most of the medical cannabis community is aware of the chaotic developments in Los Angeles last week, when local officials voted in favor of a ban on ...

1 August 2012 Medical Marijuana Case On Therapeutic Value, Rescheduling To Be Heard In ...
Huffington Post
Drug Enforcement Administration, a case that could have major implications for the rescheduling of marijuana out of Schedule I, a category that also includes heroin and LSD. Schedule I drugs are described as substances that have “a high potential for abuse, ...

1 August 2012 Medical Marijuana: Do States Know How to Regulate It?
Colorado's decade-long debate over how to manage medical marijuana has produced a tightly controlled approach that more states are starting to emulate.

1 August 2012 County amends medical pot policy - Colorado Springs Gazette
Houghton said county policy differs greatly from the medical marijuana policy adopted by Colorado Springs. Contact Bob Stephens 6360276 Twitterbobgstephens ...

31 July 2012 Arizona Governor Defends Medical Marijuana Program | Cannabis ...
By Marius Soska
Jan Brewer (R-AZ) to shut down the state's medical marijuana facilities, which are allowed to seek permits under a 2010 state law, because medical marijuana is not permitted under federal law. Although public support for medical marijuana is currently at an all-time high, the Department of ... May 11 2012. Two Arizonans lent a medical-marijuana company in Colorado $500000, but the company didn't pay them back. Feds Warn Arizona Over Medical Marijuana. ABC15. Mar 20 2012 ...

31 July 2012 Arizona county prosecutors fear DOJ will target the states' MMJ industry
Examiner.com
... in 2010, allows dispensaries to operate under license, thirteen county prosecutors have urged Governor Jan Brewer (R) to halt the state's medical marijuana program for fear of federal backlash, as seen in California and also on a smaller scale in Colorado.

30 July 2012 Woman files counterclaims in medical marijuana lawsuit
Aspen Daily News
The sheriff's office contacted the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and, later, the medical marijuana enforcement division of the Colorado Department of Revenue, which investigated the case. The result of that probe was not available. In September 2011 ...

29 July 2012 Number of Colorado Medical Marijuana Patients Up in May
Colorado has 98910 registered medical marijuana patients as of May 31, 2012, according to the latest report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and ...

28 July 2012 Okla. state senator continues push for medical marijuana, acknowledges uphill ...
The Republic
A push is underway to have a medicinal marijuana state question on the November ballot in neighboring Arkansas, and voters in Washington and Colorado are expected to vote in November on whether to legalize small amounts of marijuana. Medicinal ...

27 July 2012 An inside look at companies in trouble from Daily Bankruptcy Review
Wall Street Journal (blog)
A marijuana grower in Colorado, a state that also issues medical-marijuana licenses, tried to file for Chapter 11 earlier this year. But the case came and went from the bankruptcy court without any explanation about whether it could be there

26 July 2012 What Will Los Angeles' Ban on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Mean?
Daily Beast
In 1996, the public voted in favor of the Compassionate Care Act, and in 2004 the state authorized non-profit cooperatives to sell medical marijuana. Supporters ... Yes, and there is potentially an even greater one in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. In each ...

26 July 2012 Medical marijuana registry stats up again, but far below previous peak
Westword (blog)
As of the end of May, there were 98910 red card-holding medical marijuana patients in the state according to MMJ registry numbers released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. That's up from the previous report, released in June.

25 July 2012 How effective has the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act been?
UpperMichigansSource.com
Voters approved the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act in 2008. Since then, some law enforcement officials have criticized the law as being too lax when it comes regulating the distribution of medical marijuana licenses. "In law enforcement we have seen ...

25 July 2012 Colorado Medical Marijuana Patient Numbers Rise for 6th Straight ...
The number of patients in Colorado with valid medical marijuana cards hit 98910 in May, a 2% increase from April and the sixth consecutive monthly increase.

25 July 2012 Los Angeles officials vote to ban marijuana shops
Huffington Post
LOS ANGELES — A countdown to the closure of hundreds of medical marijuana shops in Los Angeles is set to begin after a drawn-out legal battle led the city council to vote unanimously to shutter the shops – but it may not be over. After Mayor Antonio ...

25 July 2012 LA City Council Approves Medical Marijuana Shop Ban
NBC Los Angeles
The dispensaries were allowed after state voters in 1996 passed Proposition 215 permitting medical marijuana use. Huizar called for support for his ban by pointing to confusion about how authorities should enforce existing law. "LAPD has been asking us for ...

25 July 2012 Marijuana Legalization Could Set Up State-Federal Showdown
Governing (blog)
“The genie is out of the bottle,” says Colorado Rep. Pat Steadman, who drafted legislation to create the state's medical marijuana regulatory structure in 2010. His state currently has more than 100000 medical marijuana patients and nearly 600 licensed ...

24 July 2012 “Blood Diamonds” Author Greg Campbell Goes Inside Medical Marijuana with ...
East Bay Express
The Colorado-based freelance journalist obtained a medical marijuana card in 2009 and started growing the maligned herb as research for Pot, Inc. What emerges is a compelling, fact-filled-yet-breezy eye-level account of day-to-day life in the world of legal ...

23 July 2012 Mason Tvert Responds To Author Jonathan Caulkins' Dire Forecast For ...
Huffington Post
The Colorado Department of Revenue is currently implementing a system of medical marijuana regulation that entails tracking all marijuana from 'seed to sale.' The same agency will oversee the regulation of non-medical marijuana if Amendment 64 is ...

22 July 2012 Medical Marijuana Academy Opens in Colorado Springs
by Wyatt Miller, Independent
KC, whose Colorado Springs-based Business Academy offers seminars to entrepreneurs interested in medical cannabis, can barely contain his excitement over the local industry finally plunging into a normal, if highly regulated, market. "For two years people have been waiting for that moratorium to lift, and wondering what's going to happen, so they've watched the market," KC continues in his interview at the Independent. "The good news is, the rules are there. Standards are established."

21 July 2012 Truth In Trials Act, Medical Marijuana Protection Bill, Proposed By Bipartisan ...
Huffington Post
... Marijuana, Marijuana, Medical Marijuana Truth In Trials Act, Medical Marijuana Congress, Medical Marijuana States, Slideexpand, Politics News. Barney Frank Ron Paul. A bipartisan group of House lawmakers introduced a bill this week designed to create enhanced legal protections for valid medical marijuana patients prosecuted due to conflicting state and federal laws regarding the legality of the substance. ... Colorado

20 July 2012 Medical Marijuana: Is Pot Gaining More Ground in Washington?
Village Voice (blog)
Medical marijuana is legal in the state, but Washington voters are set to decide in November whether to decriminalize small amounts of weed. Supporters of the Shoreline developments hope the new reg will lend momentum to that ballot measure. Colorado ...

19 July 2012 Will New Jersey Ever Get Their Medical Marijuana Program Implemented?
THE Weed Blog (blog)
New Jersey Legislator Calls For A Hearing Into Governor Christie's Medical Marijuana Implementation Delays. ... “We do not want to become Colorado or California. We don't want to have that type of program here,” Chris Christie said. “I want to have a ...

18 July 2012 Comparing Marijuana Legalization Measures In Oregon, Colorado, And ...
THE Weed Blog (blog)
Oregon Joins Colorado and Washington in voting on marijuana legalization this election. ... Act does not apply to medical marijuana, which retains its current regulatory structure. Improves medical marijuana by providing protection from arrest for some ...

17 July 2012 Reader: Pitting good pot smokers v. bad pot smokers = prohibitionist victory
Westword (blog)
Our post about a federal attempt to shut down a medical marijuana superstore in California, and questions about whether U.S. Attorney John Walsh might take a similar tack in Colorado, became a busy reader forum. Here's a comment by someone who thinks ...

16 July 2012 Marijuana legalization measure qualifies for Oregon ballot
OregonLive.com
medicalmarijuana.jpg Beth Nakamura /The Oregonian An Oregon medical marijuana cardholder looks at marijuana plants from a grower in southern Oregon. It's official: Oregonians will vote this November on whether to legalize the cultivation and sale of ...

15 July 2012 Harborside's Steve DeAngelo on Medical Marijuana Crackdown: 'Death by a ...
KQED (blog)
It may not yet be time to call U.S. Attorney for Northern California Melinda Haag's enforcement actions against pot facilities over the past four months a "war on medical marijuana," but she certainly took hostilities to a new level this week by filing ...

14 July 2012 Oakland officials slam prosecutors over marijuana crackdown
Chicago Tribune
OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - Officials in the city of Oakland rebuked federal prosecutors on Thursday for seeking to shut down a medical marijuana dispensary that bills itself as the world's. ... But voters in Washington, Colorado, and possibly ...

Friday the 13th: U.S. Attorney John Walsh has sent out two waves of closure-threat letters to medical marijuana dispensaries near schools -- and his spokesman reveals that a third wave is coming. But could Walsh's targets in Colorado expand to so-called marijuana superstores, as has taken place in California?

13 July 2012 Medical marijuana growers face charges based on vague regulations
The state Legislature's House Bill 1284, passed in 2010, spelled out regulations for medical marijuana growers in Colorado. But two licensed growers say a ...

12 July 2012 Does Medical Marijuana Increase Teen Pot Use?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
And, purely anecdotally, I've heard from friends in Colorado who have teenage children that they're concerned about the prevalence of marijuana in the state. But a recent study casts doubt on the thesis that the legalization of medical marijuana ...

12 July 2012 Does Medical Marijuana Increase Teen Pot Use?
Wall Street Journal (blog)
And, purely anecdotally, I've heard from friends in Colorado who have teenage children that they're concerned about the prevalence of marijuana in the state. But a recent study casts doubt on the thesis that the legalization of medical marijuana ...

11 July 2012 Medical marijuana dispensaries charged in Springs sue to clarify plant count rules
Westword (blog)
In 2010, the Colorado Legislature outlined rules for the medical marijuana industry in this state with the passage of House...

10 July 2012 Boulder County medical marijuana caregiver sentenced to 9 years in federal ...
Daily Camera
A former Boulder County medical marijuana caregiver was sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison on gun and drug charges today. Stylios Alton Trachanas, 41, was sentenced to 110 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Brooke Jackson in ...

9 July 2012 U.S. Medical Marijuana Researcher Says Current Federal Classification "Not ...
THE Weed Blog (blog)
Director Of Cannabis Research Center Says Classification And Political Controversy Are Obstacles To Medical Progress. ... Frustrated by the federal government's position, the governors of four states (Colorado, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington ...

8 July 2012 Cancer Patient In Colorado Found Not Guilty On All Marijuana ...
The Colorado Constitution states that medical marijuana patients can have as much marijuana as medically necessary and that it is up to the patient to decide ...

7 July 2012 Will Oregon Join Washington And Colorado In Voting To Repeal Cannabis ...
THE Weed Blog (blog)
The state legalized medicinal cannabis in 1998 with about 55% of the vote, although proposals to legalize licensed and regulated medical cannabis dispensaries did not garner enough votes to pass in 2004 and 2010. Across the country, support for ...

6 July 2012 Medical marijuana enters health care debate
DeSoto Appeal
WASHINGTON — Recognition of marijuana as a medical treatment is creeping into the national health care discussion. ... WASHINGTON — Recognition of marijuana as a medical treatment is creeping into the national health care discussion. Measures to ...

5 July 2012 MMJ patient acquitted of drug charges - Colorado Springs Gazette
A cancer patient was acquitted in El Paso County court Friday on felony drug charges related to his use of medical marijuana. The case galvanized medical ...

4 July 2012 Statewide dispensary moratorium ends, new applications slow to come in
Westword (blog)
Legislators approved the two-year moratorium as they were creating a regulatory framework for the booming industry in 2010, thinking it would give local municipalities and the newly created Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division some time to catch up.

3 July 2012 Medical Marijuana Moving Toward Ballots in More States
Kansas City infoZine
By Chelsea Boozer - Recognition of Marijuana As a Medical Treatment Is Creeping Into the National Health-care Discussion. ... In Colorado, penalties for non-medical marijuana use are similar to those for alcohol misuse. The state, along with 12 others, ...

2 July 2012 Medical marijuana dispensaries can't deduct business expenses on state tax ...
Westword (blog)
Marijuana, even of the medical variety, remains illegal at the federal level -- meaning that dispensary owners can't take business deductions on tax returns they submit to the feds. But since MMJ is legal in Colorado, shouldn't they be able to deduct ...

1 July 2012 Big Changes for MMJ Industry Sunday as Colorado Lifts Ban, Credit ...
The real fireworks this year will materialize on July 1, when two developments will alter the medical marijuana landscape: #1. Colorado will lift its two-year ...

30 June 2012 Medical Cannabis Comeback? Proposal to Overturn Fort Collins MMJ
Tags: colorado medical marijuana, fort collins dispensaries, san diego medical ... Colorado medical marijuana news, cannabis dispensary updates and MMJ ...

29 June 2012 Moms and Dads for Marijuana Regulation unveil new Colorado ...
By Eric W. Dolan
Last year, Colorado became the first state in the nation to begin issuing licenses for businesses that sell medical marijuana and marijuana-infused products. The state has also formally asked the Drug Enforcement Agency to reclassify ...

28 June 2012 Pitkin County passes medical pot regulations
Aspen Daily News
Colorado voters in 2000 amended the state Constitution to allow medical marijuana use. More recently, state lawmakers set up a system where medical marijuana growers, edible manufacturers and sellers must get approval from their local governments

27 June 2012 CT's Legal Marijuana: No Market Until 2013, Tight Restrictions ...
Hartford Courant
Five weeks after the governor signed a law ushering in medical marijuana on Oct. ... tightly regulated — unlike in California and Colorado, national experts say.

26 June 2012 Medical marijuana on the ballot again in Fort Collins
The Coloradoan
Organizers of a citizen initiative to repeal Fort Collins' ban on medical marijuana dispensaries collected sufficient signatures to place the question on the ...

25 June 2012 Study: Medical Marijuana Does Not Increase Number Of Teens ...
CBS Local
The Institute for the Study of Labor's “Medical Marijuana Laws and Teen Marijuana ... University of Colorado Denver economist and study author, in a statement.

24 June 2012 Five New Marijuana Dispensaries Open in Eagle Rock
Patch.com
Colorado Quality Pain Relief Inc., 4740 Eagle Rock Blvd. The opening of these facilities raises to 15 the total number of medical marijuana dispensaries in Eagle ...

23 June 2012 New Hampshire Governor Vetoes Medical Marijuana Bill Despite ...
eNews Park Forest
Medical marijuana laws have been passed in the States of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, ...

22 June 2012 Cross-checking MMJ and gun databases off table?
Westword (blog)
Colorado Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Susan Medina tells us that checking the medical marijuana registry against federal or state gun/concealed ...

21 June 2012 Medical Marijuana: California City Bans Prescription Pot Shops
Village Voice (blog)
... policy: San Leandro, Calif., has banned medical marijuana dispensaries and... ... Colorado's moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries gets lifted July 1.

20 June 2012 Denver Council postpones vote on medical-marijuana ad ban
Denver Post
Colorado's main medical-marijuana lobby originally pushed council to ban outdoor advertising, such as billboards and sign-twirlers, in efforts to further legitimize ...

19 June 2012 CU prof, others find no link between MMJ legalization and increased ...
Examiner.com
The researchers looked at marijuana consumption by teens in 13 states where medical marijuana is legal, including Colorado, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Maine ...

18 June 2012 Medical Marijuana Business in Colorado Can't File for Bankruptcy ...

18 June 2012 Medical marijuana patients won't be auto-flagged in criminal database
It's not really a consolation, but at least Colorado medical marijuana patients won't be treated like sex offenders in the...

18 June 2012 Medical marijuana registry numbers still on the rise after five months
Critics of medical marijuana regulations passed by the Colorado Legislature blame the decrease on rules governing the industry that went into effect in July ...

18 June 2012 CannaBiz: Amendment 64 gaining steam
The former co-owner of Southern Colorado Medical Marijuana was the only one in a group charged during 2010's so-called Beacon Street raids to take the case ...

18 June 2012 Medical marijuana patient-tracking program meeting violated Sunshine Law?
She points to this passage of Amendment 20, the measure that legalized medical marijuana in Colorado: Authorized employees of state or local law enforcement agencies shall be granted access to the information contained within the state health agency's ...

17 June 2012 Jury returns not guilty verdict in MMJ case
Kappelmann, who left her job at Hewlett Packard in Colorado Springs to open a medical marijuana dispensary, had faced up to 12 years in prison on two felonies in connection with a May 2010 raid on a Colorado Springs warehouse where she leased an ...

16 June 2012 Colorado Supreme Court Confirms that Using Medical Marijuana is Not a ...
The Colorado Supreme Court declined to hear the Beinor case, therefore upholding the appellate courts determination that the Colorado State constitution does not give a constitutional right to cannabis patients to use medical marijuana.

15 June 2012 Efforts to relax pot rules gaining momentum in US
Lawmakers from Rhode Island to Colorado are mulling medical marijuana programs, pot dispensaries, decriminalization and even legalization. Seventeen states and the District of Columbia now authorize medical marijuana and 14, including neighboring ...

14 June 2012 Will Romney's Push to Win Colorado Go up in Smoke?
The legalization crowd was huge for Obama in 2008, because he indicated that he held a benign view of medical marijuana. In the past couple years, though, the Justice Department has cracked down on state-legal marijuana establishments, upsetting many ...

13 June 2012 Holder says no effort to shut down all medical marijuana
Mr. Holder said federal officials are not going after those who are staying within the confines of their states' medical marijuana laws, but said some have "come up with ways in which they are taking advantage of these state laws.

12 June 2012 New Cannabis Opportunities Abound as Colorado Prepares to Lift ...
Colorado medical marijuana news, cannabis dispensary updates and MMJ industry developments. Colorado is on the cusp of another green rush as the state ...

11 June 2012 Report: Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Not Linked to Neighborhood Crime
By Jason Koebler It's long been the argument of law enforcement and anti-medical marijuana advocates that the government-sanctioned pot dispensaries cause an uptick in crime, especially burglary and muggings. The only problem is that argument isn't ...

10 June 2012 Medical Marijuana Legalized In Connecticut
The Connecticut law is different than other states that have legalized prescription pot, such as California, Colorado, Vermont and Washington DC, according to the governor's office. Medical marijuana is abused in other states, but the Connecticut law ...

9 June 2012 CannaBiz: Industry updates
Colorado Springs' Cannabis Science (cannabisscience.com), headed by University of Colorado at Colorado Springs professor Robert Melamede, has

8 June 2012 Garfield County sets deadline for medical marijuana regs
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado — The Garfield Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has set itself a June 18 deadline to approve land use regulations for medical marijuana growers in the county. The commissioners are required to approve zoning rules before ...

7 June 2012 Medical Marijuana proponents win a victory at the State Supreme Court
State Supreme Court says lower courts too srict in enforcing medical marijuana law, in the high court's first case on the issue.. LANSING (WKZO) -- The Michigan Supreme Court says medical marijuana users are entitled to use

6 June 2012 Connecticut Becomes 17th Medical Marijuana State
Hartford, CT -- Patient advocates applauded Governor Dannel Malloy today for signing the country's 17th state medical marijuana law. The Connecticut legislature passed HB 5389 on May 4th, despite ongoing Justice Department intimidation in medical ...

5 June 2012 Dad Cures Little Boy's Cancer with Marijuana Oil - YouTube
Dad saves his sons life with Cannabinoid Oil.flvby OnlyHempFuture2860 views ·

4 June 2012 Edible pot sales growing
DENVER, May 31 (UPI) -- A Colorado-based company that produces edible products infused with medical marijuana says it hopes to expand its business nationally. Dixie Elixers & Edibles offers THC-laced sparkling beverages, chocolate truffles, ...

3 June 2012 Denver company wants to take medical-pot elixirs national
DENVER -Smoke 'em if you've got 'em, but Dixie Elixirs & Edibles has a different idea on the best ways to ingest medical marijuana. Sipping and snacking — not toking — are the basis of Dixie's fast-growing Colorado business, which now is poised to go ...

2 Jun 2012 Cannabinoids (From Marijuana) make Cancer cells "commit suicide ...
Vaporizing Marijuana has been known to PREVENT LUNG CANCER Vaporizing means there ...

1 Jun 2012 Montana Supreme Court hears arguments in medical marijuana case
The Montana Supreme Court must now decide how the medical marijuana industry in the state will operate. District Court Judge Jim Reynolds recently ordered the state to stop to enforcing several parts of the medical marijuana law; the state can no ...

31 May 2012 Advocates Pushing to Treat PTSD with Medical Marijuana
Marijuana advocates in Colorado are trying to add post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to the list of conditions for which doctors can recommend medical marijuana under Colorado law. A group of protesters gathered outside the state board of health ...

30 May 2012 CannaBiz: Another try for PTSD
by Bryce Crawford @BryceCrawford In late 2010, the Colorado Board of Health denied a petition from marijuana advocacy group Sensible Colorado to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the approved list of maladies considered by the state to be treatable ...

29 May 2012 Cannabis Science Gets Set to Release "Phytiva" Its Newest Brand of Over-the ...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (CBIS.OB), a pioneering US biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis (marijuana) products, is pleased to provide insight on the upcoming release of its new ...

28 May 2012 Effort to relax marijuana penalties could reach KC
But now, because of states' legislation and voter referendums, roughly 30 percent of Americans live where penalties for pot use have been greatly relaxed, either through medical marijuana statutes or decriminalization for possession of small amounts.

27 May 2012 How Many Anti-Pot Politicians Will be Ousted Before They Realize the Will of ...
(Nationwide, well over one million Americans are now estimated to be using marijuana medicinally in compliance with the laws of their states, 17 of which now recognize the medical utility of pot.) In recent years, Colorado state officials have licensed ...

27 May 2012 Colorado Medical-Pot Lobby Seeks Denver Ban On Industry's Outdoor Ads
Colorado's main medical-marijuana lobby is pushing Denver's City Council to ban outdoor advertising, such as billboards and sign-flippers, for such businesses ...

26 May 2012 Cannabis Science Gets Set to Release "Phytiva" Its Newest Brand of Over-the ...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 25, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OBB:CBIS) , a pioneering US biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis (marijuana) products, is pleased to provide insight on the upcoming release of its' new ...

25 May 2012 Which counties are finally enacting MMJ rules?
Pitkin County attorney John Ely's fear that adopting medical marijuana regulations would put the county in direct violation of federal law. "The conduct that is contemplated in the statutes of Colorado is illegal," Ely told commissioners this past ...

24 May 2012 Summit County finalizes medical marijuana regulations
By Caddie Nath BRECKENRIDGE — Summit County government finalized a set of policies regulating the sale, cultivation and production of medical marijuana and marijuana-infused products Tuesday ahead of the final state deadline in July.

23 May 2012 Rick Simpson talks about Marijuana Cancer Cure with The Truther ...
Visit Rick Simpson's website, Phoenix Tears. Watch his documentary Run From the Cure

23 May 2012 Medical marijuana: Pot shops closed by feds can't move to new city
But the letters from US Attorney John Walsh ordering shops to close their doors because they're within 1000 feet of a school have nothing to do with local bans or the state's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division. Owners who receive a letter

23 May 2012 Advocates In Colorado Push To Add PTSD To Colorado MMJ ...
Medical marijuana advocates in Colorado are pushing for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to be added to the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis.

22 May 2012 Marijuana (Cannabis) Cures Different Types of Cancer - YouTube
Vaporizing Marijuana has been known to PREVENT LUNG CANCER Vaporizing means there ...

22 May 2012 Why Oregon's Attorney General Election May Be Referendum on Medical Marijuana ...
Oregon AG candidate Ellen Rosenblum promises to make marijuana enforcement a low priority, but will it affect medical marijuana policy on a national level? Sign up to stay up to date on the latest headlines via email. Oregon's Democratic primary for ...

22 May 2012 Poll: Wide majority of Americans now favor legalizing pot
“There is more nationwide support for regulating marijuana like alcohol than ever before. This news bodes well for Amendment 64, especially since Colorado is among the states with the most support for ending marijuana prohibition,” said Mason Tvert in ...

19 May 2012 Marijuana plants moved with state's permission, family says
Ha, Hai and Nathan Do argue in court filings that officials with the state Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division gave the OK for the family to transport 1200 marijuana clones from their dispensary to the warehouse in northeast Denver.

18 May 2012 New York Supreme Court Justice Urges Lawmakers To Support Medical Marijuana
The Judge then goes on to mention that he prefers to smoke a few hits of weed to relieve some of the side-effects from his cancer cures. In historical context, acknowledging a fondness for medical marijuana (or the stick icky, as I like to call it) has

17 May 2012 Watchdog Asks To Stub Pot Grower's Bankruptcy
Colorado has legalized medical marijuana and regulates it heavily. A business entity that shares CGO Enterprise's headquarters was denied a license in November to grow pot for a network of licensed retailers throughout the state.

17 May 2012 Weed Isn't Evil, It Cures Cancer! - YouTube
I used to think smoking cannabis meant serving the devil, but faced with the evidence, I've had ...

17 May 2012 Americans Support Ending Federal Crackdown on Medical Marijuana
By Seth Cline A chart showing the results of a poll asking if Americans want the federal government to stop raids targeting medical marijuana. Americans think President Obama should leave states that have legalized medical marijuana alone, ...

17 May 2012 BoCC extends medical marijuana moratorium
Starr suggested the extension with the addition of a requirement that he report to the board quarterly concerning the status of medical marijuana in Colorado. Having suggested the reporting requirement, Starr told the BoCC that

16 May 2012 Cannabis Science Receives New Photos and Information on Patient Three's ...
Also the doctor said that he is hopeful that this works, as there is no known chemo that cures this type of cancer." You can view these new photos on the Cannabis Science website

16 May 2012 Dad gives two year old son battling with Brain cancer Medical ...
That's right, he gave his two-year old son cannabis as an oil and it saved his life, ... Goddammit it can cure cancer! ... marijuana is medicine it cures everything!

16 May 2012 Kicking Ass and Taking Names: Another Anti-Medical Marijuana Candidate Bites ...
Last week, 73% of President Obama's own party in Congress voted against his policy of cracking down on medical marijuana, and the week before, Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi stood up to condemn Drug Enforcement Administration raids in medical cannabis ...

16 May 2012 Marijuana DUI standard dies a 3rd time in Colorado
Some Republicans opposed the bill, arguing that the measure considered Tuesday should have targeted more than just marijuana use. Opponents tried to amend the bill to exempt state-certified medical marijuana patients

15 May 2012 15 | May | 2012 | Patients for Medical Cannabis
Marijuana vs cigarettes · Marijuana cures cancer - US government has known since 1974 · Marijuana / Cannabis Use In Pregnancy - Dr. Melanie Dreher ...

15 May 2012 Medical marijuana registry numbers climb for fourth month in a row
By William Breathes Tue., May 15 2012 at 4:20 PM The numbers show that 3747 people signed on to the medical marijuana registry between February and March. Since December, more than 12800 people have signed on to the registry

14 May 2012 Guest Commentary: Mothers and marijuana in Colorado
Denver Post
By keeping marijuana illegal, we are ensuring that the only market for marijuana, aside from the controlled sale of medical marijuana in the state, is the criminal market. One that is easily accessible in any Colorado neighborhood.

13 May 2012 $500000 Medical Marijuana Loan Up In Smoke
ABC News
That's what happened to Mark Haile and Michele Hammer, two Arizona businesspeople who in August, 2010, each loaned $250000 to Today's Health Care II (THC), a Colorado-based medical marijuana dispensary.

12 May 2012 MMCs targeted by feds closing or moving?
Westword (blog)
And the state Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division has been kept in the dark on the matter; a representative claims the agency was never given a complete list. The MMED only finds out about the notices if a shop owner volunteers the information ...

11 May 2012 In Colorado, a drugged driving bill won't go away for state lawmakers
The Republic
KRISTEN WYATT AP DENVER — Marijuana driving standards are becoming routine debates around the Colorado Capitol, with a drugged-driving bill headed to the state Legislature for the third time in the last two years. Gov. John Hickenlooper said it's ...

10 May 2012 Dixie Elixirs & Edibles and PhytoSPHERE Systems, Portfolio Companies of ...
MarketWatch (press release)
DENVER, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Dixie Elixirs & Edibles (Dixie), Colorado's premier Medical Marijuana infused products company, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with fellow Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTN:MJNA) ...

9 May 2012 Marijuana: House Bill 1358 fails in Senate, THC DUI not dead yet?
Westword (blog)
By William Breathes Wed., May 9 2012 at 3:53 PM Representative Beth McCann's proposal to shift millions in medical marijuana patient registry fees from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment to the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division

8 May 2012 25 Colo. medical marijuana shops near schools close
KXRM
DENVER (AP) -- The 25 Colorado marijuana shops targeted in a second wave of warning letters from federal prosecutors to close or face potential legal action have all shut down. In March, the US Attorney's Office in Denver sent letters warning 25 ...

7 May 2012 Denver lawyer loses liability insurance over medical-marijuana clients
Denver Post
Toney, a former prosecutor who has taught classes on medical-marijuana law for the Colorado Bar Association, said she was surprised. Most of her work representing medical-marijuana businesses came one or two years ago, when the state's laws for such ...

6 May 2012 Buffett Is Out of Step on Medical Marijuana
Wall Street Journal
Consider tiny Cannabis Science, which says it is "at the forefront of medical marijuana research and development." The Colorado Springs, Colo., company has annual revenue of $74000, expenses of $8.4 million and a stock-market value of $30 million.

5 May 2012 Medical Marijuana Approved By Connecticut State Senate
Gothamist
Medical marijuana has been approved already in New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont and Maine. And as in other states to recently approve the very old drug, Connecticut's rules are much stricter than you'll find in, say, California or Colorado.

4 May 2012 Cannabis Science Supports House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Historic ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The people in states like California and Colorado have spoken through their ballots, the very basis of democracy. This is a presidential election year. As soon as the voting public demands medical marijuana as a condition for election, ...

3 May 2012 Marijuana: HB 1358 would fund police computer access to patient database
Westword (blog)
House Bill 1284, the medical marijuana regulatory measure passed in 2010, charges the state with developing a tracking system that funnels information from the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment ...

2 May 2012 CannaBiz: MMJ passed in Pueblo
Colorado Springs Independent
by Bryce Crawford @BryceCrawford The county and city of Pueblo split ways last week when the county licensed its second medical marijuana center. Unlike the city, which last year passed zoning regulations that essentially make it impossible for a ...

1 May 2012 Three Boulder marijuana dispensaries close in face of federal deadline
Colorado Daily
However, as the medical marijuana industry exploded, especially in California and Colorado, federal enforcement has increased. State and local rules require that dispensaries not locate within 500 feet of a school. The letter advises dispensary owners ...

30 April 2012 Dispensary Catches Attempted Robber On Camera
KRDO
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A robber crashed through the ceiling of medical marijuana dispensary early Sunday morning. It happened at A Wellness Center near the intersection of Wood and Fillmore in Colorado Springs. "I would say it's definitely one for ...

29 April 2012 Cannabis Cures Cancer...And you could get rich making it a reality ...
Watch Dr. Robert Melamede talk on the subject...It could save your life one day. POT Conference: Cannabis Oil and Skin Cancer - Robert Melamede, PhD This ...

28 April 2012 Colorado Shows Medical Marijuana can be a Thriving Industry ...
We are still only a few days removed from the tremendously successful 420 weekend. Celebrations occurred around the world and Marijuana.net was fortunate ...

27 April 2012 Marijuana: Initiative 70 would make pot use a right, regulate it like tobacco
Westword (blog)
For Colibri, the key attribute is making marijuana use a right in Colorado. This issue is at the heart of two court cases involving medical marijuana. The first involves Jason Benior, a street sweeper and MMJ patient who was denied benefits after being ...

26 April 2012 Medical marijuana patient money to fund MMC enforcement under new proposal
Westword (blog)
By William Breathes Thu., Apr. 26 2012 at 10:52 AM However, Representative Beth McCann of Denver says she has a plan for medical marijuana patients to bail out the MMED using leftover money they paid to the Colorado Department of Public Health

25 APril 2012 Proposal Would Bail Out State's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division
CBS Local
DENVER (CBS4) – There's a plan to rescue the state's new Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division. The funding has dried up and nearly half the staff had to be transferred. 4

25 April 2012 Pueblo County provides safe haven for medical marijuana
Colorado Springs Independent (blog)
Unlike the city of Colorado Springs and the government of El Paso County, Pueblo and its county are of two minds concerning medical marijuana. The city of Pueblo, last year, passed zoning laws essentially making it impossible to open a center within ...

25 April 2012 CannaBiz: Growth at Cannabis Science
Colorado Springs Independent
by Bryce Crawford @BryceCrawford Colorado Springs-based Cannabis Science (cannabisscience.com), the biotech company started by University of Colorado at Colorado Springs professor Dr. Robert Melamede, last week purchased 50 percent of a ...

24 April 2012 Cannabis Science Provides Product Line Guidance With Summary of Products In ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Some products are currently available to patients with legal state medical marijuana access, and others are up and coming over-the-counter products that will be available to the public nationally and internationally. Cannabis Science is currently ...

23 April 2012 Stolen car crashes into medical pot shop | stolen ... - Gazette
A stolen vehicle was found unoccupied and running early Friday after it smashed into the back of a medical marijuana dispensary. Colorado Springs Police were ...

22 April 2012 Medical marijuana petition drive begins in Fort Collins
The Coloradoan
Drew Brown, co-owner of the Abundant Healing Medical Marijuana dispensary, thanks his supporters after the city shutdown marijuana dispensaries in February. Medical Marijuana proponents are launching a petition drive, asking voters to allow ...

21 April 2012 Medical Marijuana Group Seeks to Repeal Fort Collins Dispensary Ban
KUNC
An alliance of former dispensary owners, employees and medical marijuana patients will start gathering signatures tomorrow in an attempt to repeal a ban passed by Fort Collins voters in November. “With the upcoming presidential election, ...

20 April 2012 MMJ shop robbed in the Springs suspects atlarge | police ... - Gazette
Barrett Tryon The Gazette. Maggie's Farm a medical marijuana shop was ... If you have any information youre urged to call Colorado Springs police at 4447000 ...

19 April 2012 420 walk to help medical marijuana research | marijuana ... - Gazette
THE GAZETTE. Ashley Knutson is on a quest and shell be sharing that quest with others Friday during the first Cannabis for the Cure Walk in Colorado Springs ...

18 April 2012 State okays seed sales, not seed companies
Westword (blog)
... the Colorado cannabis community finally has an answer from the state. And though it doesn't technically ban seed sales, it's not exactly the one some plant breeders wanted. Medical marijuana attorney Bob Hoban, who'd requested a clarification of ...

17 Apil 2012 Medical marijuana benefits provider shutting down
The Coloradoan
A nonprofit that offers benefits for medical marijuana patients, the Medical Marijuana Assistance Program of America, is closing down. The founder said the decision was due to "extenuating factors and a lack of support within the medical marijuana ...

16 Apr 2012 State's Proposal To Legalize MMJ Gets Big Push
Huffington Post
Polls show that more than 60 percent of Democrats and a solid majority of Independents believe marijuana should be treated like alcohol. A broad coalition is forming in support of Amendment 64 and I am proud to say that it now includes the Colorado ...

15 April 2012 It's Time To Stop The Heartless Federal War On Medical Marijuana
THE Weed Blog (blog)
His Department of Justice advised federal agents not to target those in “clear and unambiguous compliance” with state medical marijuana laws. Attorney General Eric Holder testified to Congress that threatening dispensaries in Colorado that complied ...

14 April 2012 Medical Marijuana Supporters File Petition Notice To Overturn Fort Collins Ban
Kush Magazine
Accompanied by Mark Belkin, organizing director of the Unified Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 7, a group looking to overturn a local Fort Collins, Colorado law banning dispensaries in the city, filed a petition notice with the city clerk's ...

13 April 2012 Glenwood Springs approves second dispensary under new rules
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
CARBONDALE, Colorado — The town's trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved the second license for a medical marijuana dispensary, acting under a medical marijuana ordinance adopted in July 2011.

12 April 2012 Run From The Cure - The Rick Simpson Story (1/4) - YouTube
Cancer Cure, Cannabis & Cannabinoids. A film by Christian Laurette - After a serious head ...

11 April 2012 MMJ registry numbers on the rise again
Westword (blog)
... By William Breathes Wed., Apr. 11 2012 at 4:20 PM For the second month in a row, the Colorado medical marijuana registry has seen an increase in the number of patients, definitively ending a six-month stretch of people giving up their red cards.

10 April 2012 Medical marijuana: Three Boulder dispensaries near CU got fed shutdown letters
Westword (blog)
... to 25 medical marijuana centers across the state, Boulder included. At the time, the US Attorney's Office wouldn't comment on which shops were targeted. But we've since learned that at least three dispensaries across from the

9 April 2012 Growing a green business: inside the medical marijuana trade
89.3 KPCC
As a formerly non-inhaling journalist and a resident of Colorado — a state whose Constitution protects its citizens' right to grow pot — Campbell decided to dive into what is both a subculture and an industry. He enrolled in the medical marijuana ...

7 April 2012 Oaksterdam founder to leave cannabis business
Marin Independent-Journal
The school prepares people for jobs in California's medical marijuana industry. (AP Photo/Dino Vournas) OAKLAND -- Richard Lee said he will relinquish ownership of his marijuana-related businesses, including Oaksterdam University, as he braces for a ...

5 April 2012 "Chronic Future - Killing Cancer" Documentary and Cannabis Science, Inc ...
Phoenix New Times (blog)
By Ray Stern Wed., Apr. 4 2012 at 4:45 PM The makers of a new documentary have teamed up with Cannabis Science, Inc., a Colorado firm, to promote the idea that marijuana can cure many types of cancer. "Chronic Future - Killing Cancer,"

4 April 2012 The Great Marijuana Debate, Round 2: Should Marijuana Be Legalized For ...
Huffington Post
On the legalization side we had Robert Corry, a Colorado-based attorney specializing in criminal defense and civil rights. He has defended more medical marijuana criminal cases than any other attorney in Colorado and is the only attorney

3 April 2012 Medical Marijuana Regulators Slashed In Colorado
KMGH Denver
DENVER -- Colorado is cutting its medical marijuana enforcement staff because the state isn't collecting enough licensing fees to pay for them. The Department of Revenue said Tuesday that 17of 37 staffers at its Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division ...

2 April 2012 Lawmakers In 5 States Tell Feds To Back Off Medical Marijuana
Huffington Post
WASHINGTON -- Elected lawmakers in five states have a message for the federal government: Don't interfere with state medical marijuana laws. In an open letter to the federal government, lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle called on the ...

1 April 2012 Lindsey: Cures Colon Cancer With Cannabis in 48 days | Chris Beat ...
Lindsey describes her dramatic reversal of cancer using cannabis oil after chemotherapy ...

31 Mar 2012 Does (Cannabis) (Marijuana) Get rid of Cancer? : Melanoma and Skin ...
Does Marijuana-Cannabis-Sativa-Indica Cure cancer? First of all there is a sativa and an indica? What I came up with is Cannabis-Sativa is only going to ...

30 Mar 2012 NBC Channel 12 News in Arizona Interviews Cannabis Science's Dr. Melamede ...
MarketWatch (press release)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Mar 30, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OBB:CBIS) a pioneering US biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis (marijuana) products, is pleased to announce that Dr. Melamede was featured on NBC Channel 12 ...

29 Mar 2012 Medical Marijuana Update
Drug War Chronicle
by Phillip Smith, March 29, 2012, 10:12am, (Issue #727) More DEA raids in California, more threat letters in Colorado, plus action from the statehouse to the courthouse. Just another week in medical marijuana politics. Signature

28 Mar 2012 Green light: MMJ news from across the country
Colorado Springs Independent (blog)
The Medical Marijuana, Patient Associations, Initiative Statute, provides that patients qualified to use marijuana for medical purposes shall have the right to form an association for purposes of cultivating, processing and distributing medical

27 Mar 2012 Cannabis Science Reports Its First Documentary Release Date of April 5, 2012 ...
MarketWatch (press release)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Cannabis Science, Inc. a pioneering US biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis (marijuana) products, is thrilled to announce

25 Mar 2012 Doctors busted for MMJ fraud
Fox 31 KDVR.com
DENVER – Two northern Colorado doctors have been arrested for issuing medical marijuana recommendations to patients who did not meet the requirements. 73-year-old Dallas Williams and 63-year-old Joseph Montante were arrested on Thursday.

24 Mar 2012 Number of Medical Marijuana Patients, by State
ABC News
State No. of registered patients Population Patients per 100000 population Colorado 82089 5029196 163.2 Oregon 57386 3831074 149.8 Montana 14364 989415 145.2 Michigan 131483 9883640 133.0 Hawaii 11695 1360301 86.0 Rhode Island 4466 1052567 42.4 Arizona ...

23 Mar 2012 25 more Colorado pot dispensaries get federal orders to close
The Republic AP DENVER — Twenty-five more medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado have gotten federal warnings to close because too close to schools. US Attorney John Walsh announced Friday that he sent warnings to 25 dispensaries across Colorado located within ...

22 Mar 2012 Have you heard that Cannabis cures cancer... and other health ...
I recently had the privilege of viewing a film at the Sedona Film Festival called " What If Cannabis Cured Cancer?" It was quite an eye-opener and I have been ex .

22 Mar 2012 CannaBiz: The peril of delayed processing
Colorado Springs Independent
"But right now, I'm really almost just completely out [of cannabis]." It's a quick turnaround, but the Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division is seeking industry feedback on its rules by Thursday, March 22. "What do you feel are the top six rules that ...

21 Mar 2012 Pharmacological, clinical and nutritional values of Medical marijuana
Pharmacological, clinical and nutritional values of Medical marijuana The value of the uses of ... Local Product of Colorado Medical Marijuana Center in Denver ...

21 Mar 2012 US attorney responds to Boulder DA on marijuana
NECN
Earlier this year, Walsh's office sent letters to 22 Colorado dispensaries within 1000 feet of schools, telling them they needed to close or move. More letters could be coming. Colorado law allows limited uses of marijuana for medical reason, ...

20 Mar 2012 City is months behind with marijuana business licenses
Colorado Springs Gazette
The city of Colorado Springs has fallen months behind schedule in processing medical marijuana business license applications, forcing some shops to close their doors. Of the 122 medical marijuana business license applications submitted to the city by a ...

19 Mar 2012 Feds To Target More Colorado Dispensaries
HIGH TIMES
by Mark Miller The federal government is about to step up its war on medical marijuana in Colorado – only the feds aren't disclosing exactly when the next salvo will be fired. As reported by 9News (NBC), the US Attorney's Office plans to send a second ...

18 Mar 2012 Medical pot tax a boon?
The Durango Herald
On the state level, medical marijuana sales are growing like weeds. State sales-tax revenue more than doubled between 2010 and 2011, growing from $2.2 million to $5 million, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue. On a local level, ...

17 Mar 2012 Medical marijuana dispensaries set to open in Washington, DC
San Jose Mercury News
How is that dynamic going to work when some of these entities say marijuana is not a medicine and two to three miles from his or her office will be a lawful, compliant medical marijuana dispensary?" St. Pierre Washington residents will be prohibited ...

16 Mar 2012 Denver Republicans support MMJ and Amendment 64
Colorado Springs Independent (blog)
The Colorado Independent reported yesterday that on March 10 the Denver County Republicans voted to support Amendment 64 — the measure pushed by the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol — by 56 percent.

15 Mar 2012 Feds to tell more medical marijuana dispensaries to close
9NEWS.com
DENVER - The United States Attorney's office plans to demand a shutdown of more medical marijuana dispensaries operating within 1000 feet of a school, 9Wants to Know has learned. US Attorney John Walsh won't say how many dispensaries will receive ...

14 Mar 2012 Medical Marijuana Update
Drug War Chronicle
"I can see no legitimate basis in this judicial district to focus the resources of the United States government on the medical marijuana dispensaries that are otherwise compliant with Colorado law or local regulation," Garnett wrote in the letter to ...

13 Mar 2012 Cannabis Science, Inc. Begins Pre-Production of Groundbreaking Cannabis ...
MarketWatch (press release)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Mar 13, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OBB:CBIS) , a pioneering US biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis (marijuana) products, is excited to be embarking on a medical marijuana documentary project.

12 Mar 2012 Cannabis Science Confirms Target Indication for FDA and Prepares for Pre-IND ...
MarketWatch (press release)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Mar 12, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cannabis Science, Inc. (OBB:CBIS) a pioneering US biotech company developing pharmaceutical cannabis (marijuana) products, is pleased to announce its FDA progress resulting from the last meeting ...

9 Mar 2012 Medical marijuana community up in arms over Roach comments
The Colorado Independent
It is not surprising that in Colorado, where voters have approved medical marijuana, some find her comments to be more than a little offensive. “By federal law, marijuana is illegal,” she told the Denver Post. “There is no medical proof it has any ...

8 Mar 2012 CannaBiz: A rash of break ins
Colorado Springs Independent
by Bryce Crawford @BryceCrawford The burglarizing of four local medical marijuana centers within the span of a few hours just goes to show that the federal government's not the only one interested in removing what's inside dispensaries.

7 Mar 2012 MMJ Fake ID Training
KKTV 11 News
Colorado lawmakers have more to discuss about a bill that would increase training for medical marijuana workers. Senators delayed action on the legislation Wednesday. If the bill passes, workers would be trained on how to spot differences between a ...

6 Mar 2012 Will The Pot Movement Get Its First Senator?
Huffington Post
In a Huffington Post blog post in 2010, Kerrey called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to let doctors inform veterans about medical marijuana. And one longtime activist told HuffPost that since Kerrey left his job as president of New York's New ...

5 Mar 2012 Congressman Mocks DEA Agent for Claiming Medical Marijuana Is Dangerous ...
Reason Online (blog)
Colorado's new special DEA agent in charge (emphasis on "special") told the Denver Post late last month that medical marijuana is dangerous because it can cause water damage in houses where children live. “By federal law, marijuana is illegal,” Barbra ...

4 Mar 2012 Washington and Colorado Citizens to Vote for Marijuana Legalization
Business Review USA (press release)
It is likely that both the citizens of Washington and Colorado will have the opportunity to vote on marijuana legalization initiatives this November.

3 Mar 2012 Colorado Poised for Ballot Measure to Legalize Marijuana
The New American
As reported by the Seattle Times, Colorado joins Washington State, which in early February tallied enough signatures to place a referendum before the voters on legalizing marijuana. If the initiative passes in Colorado, individuals 21 and older will be ...

2 Mar 2012 Medical marijuana: No safe harbor for dispensaries, says US Attorney's Office
Westword (blog)
He adds, "We will continue to use the Ogden and Cole memos" -- separate directives from the Justice Department regarding federal policy toward medical marijuana operations in states that have legalized them -- "as guidance. But we do not want anyone to ...

1 Mar 2012 Colorado Considering Optional Marijuana Training
CBS Local
DENVER (AP) — Pot shops looking for more professional respect want to see a “responsible medical marijuana vendor” designation under consideration in the Colorado Senate. The designation would give dispensary owners the option of giving employees ...

29 Feb 2012 Marijuana DUI Limit Argued in Colorado Senate Committee
Kush Magazine
But just as with practically ever other marijuana issue on the books, opinions on the DUI law vary from person to person and group to group. Will this proposal become law, and if it does, what does it mean for medical marijuana patients in Colorado?

28 Feb 2012 Marijuana Initiative Will Be On November Ballot
KKTV 11 News
Medical marijuana has been a growing industry for Colorado. In 2009, El Paso County had roughly 30 dispensaries. Last year, the tally for medical marijuana shops was around one hundred fifty. Supporters say this initiative to legalize it for ...

27 Feb 2012 Recreational marijuana legalization proposal cleared to be placed on Colorado ...
Washington Post
Colorado considered and rejected recreational pot legislation in 2006. And, more recently, California voters turned back a similar plan in 2010. But activists say that Colorado residents have since become accustomed to medical marijuana and are more ...

26 Feb 2012 More Cannabis Patients Join Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry ...
More than 82000 Colorado residents had valid medical marijuana cards at the end of December, a slight uptick from November and the first gain in six months, ...

25 Feb 2012 Indispensary to close Sunday under looming federal threat
Colorado Springs Gazette
Indispensary, which is 910 feet from Palmer High School, was the only medical marijuana dispensary in Colorado Springs known to receive such a letter, though there are 10 dispensaries in the city within 1000 feet of a school, according to a Rocky ...

24 Feb 2012 CannaBiz: The rejected MMCs
Colorado Springs Independent
High Times' Medical Cannabis Cup (medcancup.com) is coming to Denver for the second year in a row, on April 21-22. The competition features medical marijuana submitted by licensed dispensaries in Colorado, which is then judged by folks with the ...

23 Feb 2012 'Without marijuana, I'd probably be dead'
Education News Colorado
Chaz Moore, 17, lights a pipe containing medical marijuana at his home in Colorado Springs on Feb. 14. All photos by Joe Mahoney / I-News Chaz opens a jar labeled MMJ, pulls out some fresh green buds and crumbles the marijuana into a small pipe.

22 Feb 2012 Medical marijuana registry numbers see small increase at end of 2011
Westword (blog)
22 2012 at 1:35 PM ​For the first time in six months, Colorado medical marijuana patient registry numbers have gone up -- albeit by a very small amount. After a long delay between updates, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment ...

21 Feb 2012 Carbondale trustees to talk about medical marijuana, recreation projects
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
CARBONDALE, Colorado — The town's board of trustees will hold a work session tonight to discuss the town's 1000-foot “no-sell zone” for medical marijuana dispensaries and to get an update on recreational development projects. A state government ...

20 Feb 2012 Medical marijuana: Seed sales "gray area" with the state
Westword (blog)
However, state Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division officials admit that they aren't quite sure how to regulate that part of the industry. A February 3 blog post by Colorado-based Centennial Seeds founder Ben Holmes stated that due to confusion at ...

19 Feb 2012 Fort Collins, Colorado Springs Differ on Regulating Medical Marijuana
Fort Collins, Colorado Springs Differ on Regulating Medical Marijuana Around Schools - In the latest from an ongoing joint investigation, a special report on ...

18 Feb 2012 Marijuana activists make 2nd attempt for Colorado ballot
9NEWS.com
AP DENVER - Marijuana legalization activists in Colorado say they won't fall short this time making statewide ballots. The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol turned in some 14000 petition signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State on Friday ...

17 Feb 2012 Medical Marijuana Shops Close To Schools Will Move Rather Than Fight
CBS Local
DENVER (CBS4)- Nearly two dozen medical marijuana dispensaries located near schools are indicating they will move or close, rather than fight an order by the US Attorney for Colorado. US Attorney John Walsh said 23 dispensaries within 1000 feet of ...

16 Feb 2012 Boulder attorney urges some medical marijuana shops to move
Colorado Daily
*Locations are based on the most recent city of Boulder medical marijuana business licenses. Some locations may have a business license but are not in operation. A Boulder attorney who specializes in medical marijuana is urging dispensaries in the city ...

15 Feb 2012 Deadline looms for Summit County on medical marijuana regulation
Summit Daily News
County staff said there are currently few viable places for a medical marijuana retail location to open its doors in unincorporated Summit County and suggested the possibility of only allowing grow operations, a policy that would be unique in Colorado ...

14 Feb 2012 EdNews: Impact of Medical Marijuana Bans
KUNC
By Education News Colorado It may be too early for definitive evidence but the answer for two communities, at least, seems to be no. Virtually all of the 85 communities and local government councils enacting dispensary bans have done so in 2010

13 Feb 2012 A Tale of Two Medical Marijuana Cities
KUNC
By Education News Colorado and Solutions This collage shows a group from the more than a dozen medical marijuana dispensaries along West Colorado Avenue in Colorado Springs on Jan. 27, 2012. Sometime on Saturday, Steve Ackerman sold his last joint.

12 Feb 2012 Taxes on medical marijuana help shore up reeling budgets
Bend Bulletin
Colorado Springs collected more than $700000 in taxes from the medical marijuana industry in 2011. It is not a lot of money for a big city. But given the harsh steps the city has taken in recent years — in 2010 it shut off a third of its streetlights ...

11 Feb 2012 Colorado Judge Denies Request to Block Fort Collins' Ban on ...
Colorado Judge Denies Request to Block Fort Collins' Ban on Medical Marijuana Businesses. By The Associated Press - Thursday, February 9 2012. Tags: ...

10 Feb 2012 Will Taxes Doom The Medical Marijuana Industry?
THE Weed Blog (blog)
It's not even one of the more popular medical marijuana dispensaries either! I have a few close friends that operate medical marijuana dispensaries in Oregon, California, and Colorado. I always ask them how are they going to handle their taxes since ...

9 Feb 2012 CannaBiz: Sad story at Natural Remedies MMJ
Colorado Springs Independent
"At first we were going to move to California and start our own little grow, but now we've decided, the fuck with medical marijuana because we can't take any chances. We're too young, and we can't both have our names screwed up, because I could ...

8 Feb 2012 Fort Collins moves to shut down medical marijuana outlets
The Coloradoan
Medical marijuana businesses are a step closer to officially disappearing from Fort Collins. The City Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to a set of ordinances that repeal elements in city code that allow for the licensing and operation of ...

7 Feb 2012 Court Of Appeals Says No Medical Marijuana Use While On Probation
Huffington Post
Medical marijuana users in Colorado that also happen to be in the process of completing their probationary sentence are having a bad day. The Colorado Court of Appeals has sided with an Arapahoe County District Attorney who argued that a registered ...

6 Feb 2012 Colorado Marijuana Legalization Initiative Falls Short, But ...
Colorado Marijuana Legalization Initiative Falls Short

5 Feb 2012 Colorado appeals court: Probationers can't use medical marijuana because it ...
The Republic
AP DENVER — The Colorado Court of Appeals is backing an Arapahoe County prosecutor who argued that a registered medical marijuana user can't use pot while on probation because it violates federal law.

4 Feb 2012 Altitude Organic to Buy Colorado Marijuana Dispensaries Amid ...
Owners of Colorado cannabis dispensaries who want to get out of the medical marijuana industry or simply turn a quick profit might find their savior in ...

3 Feb 2012 Nat Geo sparking up “Weed” series featuring Indispensary Growers, the Stanley Brothers
Realscreen
National Geographic Channel will premiere American Weed, a series delving into the world of growing and selling medical marijuana in Colorado, on February 22. The series, produced by National Geographic Television, will examine both sides of the legal ...

2 Feb 2012 Fort Collins Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Challenge Ban in Court
KUNC
By Grace Hood Kind Care of Colorado is one of six medical marijuana dispensaries challenging the voter-approved ban. Six medical marijuana dispensary owners in Fort Collins are suing for the right to stay open. The businesses are seeking a temporary ...

1 Feb 2012 Encouraging signs for marijuana industry
Aspen Times
Regarding “County pursues licensing for medical marijuana” (Jan. 18, The Aspen Times), we do know what the federal government is going to do. It's reasonable to assume the prohibitionist federal government will not interfere with Colorado state medical ...

31 Jan 2012 Pot legalization efforts forge ahead in key states
Reuters
While 16 states, including Washington and Colorado, along with the nation's capital, now allow marijuana use for medical purposes, cannabis remains an illegal narcotic under US law - and public opinion is sharply divided on the merits of full ...

30 Jan 2012 Medical Marijuana: A Growing Field | Local Product of Colorado ...
Medical Marijuana: A Growing Field Once upon a time marijuana was looked at in a very harsh way and even those who smoked marijuana were looked at as ...

29 Jan 2012 Fort Collins marijuana centers prepare for closing day
The Coloradoan
Medical marijuana businesses in Fort Collins have about two weeks to clean up their affairs and close their doors. A voter-approved ban on marijuana dispensaries and grow operations in the city goes into effect Feb. 14. Several businesses already have ...

28 Jan 2012 Former US attorney says pot's status should be reassessed
Denver Post
By John Ingold Former Colorado US Attorney Troy Eid said Friday the federal government should re-evaluate marijuana's potential for medical benefit. But Eid stood by federal laws that keep marijuana strictly controlled

27 Jan 2012 Colorado Medical Marijuana Patient Decline – High Country Caregiver
For the fifth straight month in a row Colorado medical marijuana patient numbers according to the CDPHE medical marijuana registry continue to fall. June of ...

26 Jan 2012 Medical marijuana: Jared Polis shrugs off seizure letters amid sellout claims
Westword (blog)
27 2012 at 6:02 AM ​US Attorney John Walsh's seizure letters to 23 dispensaries near schools sent shock waves through the local medical marijuana community, since most if not all of the centers were legal under Colorado law.

25 Jan 2012 Medical marijuana patient numbers in Colorado decline for fifth month in a row
Westword (blog)
27 2012 at 8:41 AM ​For the fifth month in a row, thousands of patients have dropped off the Colorado medical marijuana registry. From October to November 2011, the registry lost more than 8000 patients, according to statistics released yesterday by ...

24 Jan 2012 Marijuana at the Crossroads: Event asks if MMJ lawyers are breaking oath
Westword (blog)
Medical marijuana law is a moving target, since its particulars seem to shift on a seemingly daily basis. Take US Attorney John Walsh's seizure letters to 23 dispensaries near schools, many, if not all, of which appear to be legal under Colorado's ...

23 Jan 2012 'Walmart of Weed'
WJLA
The store's owner hopes to rack up the green as DC legalizes medical marijuana. In addition to locations in California, the franchise is expanding to Arizona, Colorado and the District, where medical marijuana has become legal, despite federal warnings ...

22 Jan 2012 US Attorney John Walsh justifies federal crackdown on medical-marijuana shops
Denver Post
By John Ingold US Attorney John Walsh said Thursday evidence that medical marijuana is having a detrimental impact on Colorado kids spurred his decision to crack down on dispensaries near schools. Walsh, in the strongest federal action against ...

21 Jan 2012 State rep on school setbacks: 'Good enough for pot shops, good enough for ...
The Colorado Independent
It also requires medical marijuana dispensaries to be 1000 feet from schools, and liquor stories to be 500 feet away. US Attorney John Walsh last week sent letters to 23 medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado that are within 1000 feet of schools, ...

20 Jan 2012 Medical marijuana businesses in Pitkin County are in legal limbo
Westword (blog)
... Ely advised against adopting medical marijuana regulations, saying that doing so would put the county in violation of federal laws. "The conduct that is contemplated in the statutes of Colorado is illegal," Ely said to commissioners at the time. ...

19 Jan 2012 Bill seeks to allow Colo. medical marijuana to form financial cooperatives
The Republic
AP DENVER — Colorado medical marijuana businesses would be able form a financial cooperative similar to a credit union under a proposal introduced in the state Senate. Lawmakers say the legislation's goal is to provide a paper trial of business ...

18 Jan 2012 Boulder moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries moves forward
Daily Camera
By Mitchell Byars Camera Staff Writer Boulder leaders Tuesday night approved a first reading of a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana business licenses. The measure is now scheduled for a public hearing Feb. 7. Last week, the City Council ...

17 Jan 2012 The Case for Treating PTSD in Veterans With Medical Marijuana
The Atlantic
In neighboring Colorado, the state's legislature failed to pass a proposal mirroring New Mexico's. It effectively forbade Colorado's large veteran population from citing PTSD on medical marijuana applications. Brian Vicente, of the Sensible Colorado ...

15 Jan 2012 MMJ Community Responds to Federal Crackdown
KJCT8.com
"Medical Marijuana Centers in Colorado comply with the most stringent regulations in any state with medical marijuana laws," the statement read. "Our businesses sell tightly regulated and tracked medicinal products to patients with severe and chronic ...

14 Jan 2012 Colorado lawmaker to resubmit stoned-driving bill
Denver Post
"At the forefront of that is the protection and the safety of the traveling public of Colorado. Driving is not a right. It is a privilege." Carroll said a zero-tolerance level would require medical-marijuana patients to pick between their chosen ...

13 Jan 2012 Colorado medical marijuana businesses brace for federal crackdown
Yellow Scene
Ever since the Great Green Rush of 2009, which saw an unprecedented surge of medical marijuana ganjapreneurialism in Colorado, dispensary owners and commercial cannabis growers have only had to contend with state and local officials to remain in ...

13 Jan 2012 Medical Marijuana Crackdown Starts In Colorado - News Story ...
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Federal officials are starting a California-style crackdown on Medical Marijuana businesses in Colorado. Friday, January 13, 2012.

12 Jan 2012 Could 2012 be a banner year for drug law reform?
Examiner.com
Recently, both Colorado and Washington State submitted their marijuana legalization initiatives with far more signatures than the required amount, while a myriad of others are considering medical marijuana initiatives. Activists in Michigan are also ...

11 Jan 2012 Summit County extends pot moratorium
Summit Daily News
By Caddie Nath BRECKENRIDGE — The Summit Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to extend a moratorium on medical marijuana businesses, including retail centers and grow operations, through July. County officials have extended the now ...

10 Dec 2012 How To Keep Your Medical Marijuana Garden Legal In Colorado
THE Weed Blog (blog)
It is unfortunate that communities have decided to deny its citizens the right to procure legal and effective medicine in a safe and regulated environment.

10 Dec 2012 City sales tax collections fall for first time in more than 2 years
Colorado Springs Gazette
Medical marijuana: December collections of tax on medical marijuana and marijuana infused products brought in $67604, or about $6200 more than the month before and the fourth-highest month ever. The city collected nearly $710000 total from the sale of ...

6 Jan 2012 Federal Judge Tosses Medical Marijuana Case
MedPage Today
In addition to Arizona, 15 other states have medical marijuana laws -- Alaska, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

5 Jan 2012 More signatures than needed gathered to introduce an amendment legalizing ...
The American Independent
By Scot Kersgaard This morning, proponents of a statewide initiative to legalize and regulate marijuana submitted nearly 160000 signatures in support of placing the measure on the 2012 ballot.

4 Jan 2012 Boulder Halts Licenses For New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries ...
By jnmcrae
Boulder Halts Licenses For New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries. January 4, 2012 3:19 PM. Share this. No comments. Medical Marijuana (credit: Colorado Department of Transportation) ...

2 Jan 2012 Marijuana Growing - Colorado Requests DEA to Reclassify Marijuana
In her letter, Brohl briefly explained the Colorado's regulations for sellers of medical marijuana.

2 Jan 2012 Tax revenue from medical marijuana in Colorado
During the 2011 fiscal year, the U.S. state of Colorado collected $5 Million in sales taxes from medical marijuana.Over 700 people are licensed to sell medical ...

1 Jan 2012 States say it's time to rethink medical marijuana
CNN International
By Matt Smith, CNN Colorado, Washington, Rhode Island and Vermont are asking federal officials to reclassify marijuana as a drug with medical use. (CNN) -- Medical marijuana

29 Dec 2011 APNewsBreak: CO seeks new marijuana classification, 3rd state to do so...
The Republic
The head of Colorado's Department of Revenue, the agency that oversees the state's booming medical marijuana business, sent the letter. It wasn't released to the public until Wedesday because of the Christmas holiday. Last month, the governors ...

27 Dec 2011 Colorado Marijuana Law Reform In 2012
The 420 Times
Sensible's Director, Brian Vicente, has been reappointed to the Colorado Medical Marijuana Regulatory Advisory Board where he will continue his role in ...

23 Dec 2011 Will feds target Colorado's medical pot industry? | Denver DUI ...
Will feds target Colorado's medical pot industry? On behalf of Charles L. Fife & Associates, P.C. posted in Marijuana. 19; December 2011. A few months ago, our ...

22 Dec 2011 Medical Marijuana Crackdown Coming to Colorado
A coordinated, statewide crackdown on medical marijuana might soon find its way to Colorado. In October, the federal government launched a coordinated ...

21 Dec 2011 Colorado Dispensaries Brace For Possible 2012 Fed Crackdown
The 420 Times
But with all the regulation in place over the Colorado medical marijuana industry, what need would the feds have to crackdown? In other words, what excuse would they use?

20 Dec 2011 Judge Throws Out Case in Longmont, Colorado | Medical Marijuana ...
Three medical marijuana dispensaries suing the City of Longmont in Colorado for violating constitutional rights in banning dispensaries had another blow when.

20 Dec 2011 Time For a California "Bureau of Medical Marijuana Enforcement"?
East Bay Express
Over in Colorado — where US Attorneys are not threatening city council-folk with federal prison — the first clubs in Denver are finishing their final permitting, overseen by the state's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division. In 2011, about 850 ...

17 Dec 2011 Medical marijuana dispensaries in Longmont lose fight to reopen
The Republic
Medical marijuana dispensaries in Longmont have lost their fight to reopen after a city ban. The Daily Times-Call newspaper reports that Boulder District Judge Ingrid Bakke dismissed a lawsuit from three dispensaries on Friday

16 Dec 2011 Medical marijuana license delay hurts true patients
The Coloradoan
moments, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said last week that more than 4200 medical marijuana registry applications are on hold after law officers observed potential patients being seen by someone other than a doctor. ...

15 Dec 2011 Medical marijuana: Denver names first five licensed dispensaries
Westword (blog)
Colorado's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division began issuing the first medical marijuana business licenses to dispensaries, grows and infused-product manufacturers around the state in October. So far, only 36 businesses have received licenses, ...

14 Dec 2011 Crackdown On Colorado's Medical Pot Business On The Horizon?
DENVER (CBS4) – Federal authorities are planning to crack down on the medical marijuana business in Colorado on a large scale for the first time. Warning ...

13 Dec 2011 Medical marijuana: CDPHE's Dr. Chris Urbina on physician assistants, patient ...
Westword (blog)
In a press release on Friday, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment finally addressed growing concern among patients about medical marijuana applications being denied because of issues with physician assistants allegedly performing ...

12 Dec 2011 Medical marijuana: CDPHE stats show 40,000 patient dip in registry
Westword (blog)
As of the end of October 2011, the medical marijuana registry had only 88872 patients with an active red card. That's the fewest number of patients in the state since May 2010. The Colorado Department of Public Health and ...

10 Dec 2011 $1M Worth Of Marijuana Seized
KMGH Denver
A total of approximately 175 pounds of high-grade marijuana was seized in this case, with a street value of approximately $1 million. The State of Colorado's Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division is investigating Cannabis and Co. and further actions ...

9 Dec 2011 Medical Marijuana Patients must wait 6 months to reapply if ... 4,200 applications on hold
Westword
As explained in a release on view below, Amendment 20, which legalized MMJ in Colorado, calls for examinations by physicians, and SB 109, passed by the ... If denied, applicants must wait 6 months to reapply.

9 Dec 2011 Health Department investigates possible medical marijuana fraud
Denver Post
The department said the scrutinized applications all contained medical marijuana recommendations from "certain identified physicians." The department did not name the doctors or say how many are under review. Under Colorado medical-marijuana law, ...

7 Dec 2011 Medical marijuana: Physician assistants the cause of delayed applications?
Westword (blog)
7 2011 at 3:28 PM ​The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced last week that as many as 4000 medical marijuana patient applications and renewals were being held up in order "to ensure patients and physicians are within ...

7 Dec 2011 Commissioners verify medical marijuana grow operations
Glenwood Springs Post Independent
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado — Garfield County commissioners determined Monday that three medical marijuana growing facilities operating in unincorporated parts of the county were indeed in existence before a county moratorium on such businesses went ...
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6 Dec 2011 Cannabis doc's license on hold over '10 event; Parlor prescriptions ...
Trinidad Times Independent
The ad further stated that no medical records were required and posted a phone number for prospective patients to call for an appointment. The ad claimed that Dr. Mestas was a participating physician in the Colorado Medical Marijuana

6 Dec 2011 Colorado still considering 500 applications for medical marijuana ...
DENVER - The Colorado Department of Revenue says it has approved 26 of 500 applications to run marijuana dispensaries or marijuana centers.

5 Dec 2011 Pending Colorado Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applications Are ...
Colorado has been leading the way in rigid, lawful legislation for the Medical Marijuana movement, and it shows. Colorado started accepting applications for ...

4 Dec 2011 Banking Restrictions Interfering With Medical Marijuana In Colorado ...
Banking Restrictions Interfering With Medical Marijuana In Colorado

3 Dec 2011 City Sues Marijuana Dispensaries Too Close to Schools
Patch.com
Two Eagle Rock medical marijuana facilities are among nine citywide that are the latest target of the City Attorney's crackdown. By Ajay Singh Renaissance Arts Academy students hanging out at the Eagle Rock Library. Two Eagle Rock-based medical ...

2 Dec 2011 New study shows medical marijuana laws reduce traffic deaths ...
According to Rees and Anderson, the majority of registered medical marijuana patients in Arizona and Colorado are male. In Arizona, 75 percent of registered

1 Dec 2011 Why are MMJ patient numbers declining?
Colorado Springs Independent (blog)
We've recently been looking into the reason medical marijuana patient numbers in Colorado have fallen off a cliff in a two-month reporting period. Numbers as of Aug. 31 from the Colorado Department of Public Health

1 Dec 2011 Medical marijuana: 14 percent of MMJ patient applications being held up by CDPHE
Westword (blog)
Last month, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released statistics for the medical marijuana registry showing a roughly 20 percent decrease in patients from August to September.

30 Nov 2011 "Weed TV" Set to Provoke Investor Interest in Medical Marijuana
Minyanville.com
... the world's first publicly traded marijuana company, grows and distributes cannabis for a variety of medical conditions including multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, arthritis, glaucoma, and AIDS. Colorado Springs-based Cannabis Science Inc.

30 Nov 2011 LA sues to force pot dispensaries to close
Los Angeles Times
By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times Los Angeles has sued nine medical marijuana dispensaries to force them to close immediately and permanently, even as more boldly open throughout the city, often in prominent locations.

28 Nov 2011 Is Colorado Gaining a First Mover Advantage in the Marijuana Industry?
Wall St. Cheat Sheet
By Ashley Cloninger While 16 US states have legalized medical marijuana, only Colorado has made it legal to run the distribution points as for-profit businesses, which is leading to a “green rush,” as Bloomberg's Eric Spitznagel calls it. ...

26 Nov 2011 Polls, dispensary bans show Coloradans are split over possibly legalizing ...
Denver Post
But Ray Martinez, who this year led a successful effort to ban dispensaries in Fort Collins, said the explosion of dispensaries since the passage of Colorado's medical-marijuana law has proved a cautionary tale for Colorado voters. ...

25 Nov 2011 Banking Restrictions Interfering With Medical Marijuana In Colorado
THE Weed Blog
By Steve Elliott of Toke of the Town Colorado medical marijuana business owners are desperately writing letters to every bank in the country asking if they can please, oh please, just have a bank account. About 150 dispensary owners across the state...

15 Nov 2011 Colorado Springs medical marijuana shop robbed, clerk assaulted
Denver Post
By Kieran Nicholson A medical marijuana dispensary was robbed in Colorado Springs on Monday morning and the clerk was assaulted. The robbery and assault happened at about 12:20 am at The Indispensary, 3044 W. Colorado Ave., according to the Colorado...

15 Nov 2011 Medical marijuana patient red card wait: 60 days & counting even though check ...
Westword (blog)
Although Colorado Department of Health spokesman Mark Salley says red card renewal time for medical marijuana patients remains under 35 days, we keep hearing different stories.

13 Nov 2011 Three area medical marijuana centers may be closed ...
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado — Three medical marijuana dispensaries are in danger of closure by the state on procedural grounds

12 Nov 2011 Cripple Creek City Council to look at residential MMJ cultivation
Our Colorado News
Colorado municipalities can't stop a licensed medical marijuana user's constitutional right to grow marijuana for private use but they can regulate residential marijuana growing through zoning,

10 Nov 2011 MMJ: So you think you can bank? State, city council hope so
Colorado Springs Independent (blog)
We brought you a little bit from Colorado Springs Medical Cannabis Council president Tanya Garduno in this week's CannaBiz, but there's more about the medical marijuana industry's perilous banking situation

9 Nov 2011 Cultivation center loses business license
Our Colorado News
During a routine check of cultivation centers and dispensaries the Medical Marijuana Board discovered that Herbal Outfitters was growing the plants. The cultivation center had obtained a business license in June of 2010. Approximately 50 plants were ...

9 Nov 2011 Brush voters rejects marijuana centers
Brush News Tribune
And Brush voters chose to prohibit medical marijuana facilities by a margin of two to one. This year's ballots were fairly simple, because there were few contests or ballot measures. In Brush, only one council seat was contested, and it was close with ...

7 Nov 2011 Has Medical Marijuana Peaked?
CelebStoner (blog)
Courts all across the Ninth Circuit have ruled that medical marijuana use does not protect patients from job discrimination and patients still experience housing, child custody and medical procedure discrimination on a daily basis.6 Nov 2011 Colorado regulators shut marijuana dispensary as Earth's Medicine owners face ...
Denver Post
John Ingold State medical-marijuana regulators have closed a dispensary whose owners are facing federal charges for allegedly operating a black-market marijuana-growing warehouse. The state Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division ordered Earth's ...

4 nov 2011 Medical marijuana ban defeated in Palisade | MMJ Center Ban Approved in Ft. Collins
Westword (blog)
This week, Fort Collins voters approved a medical marijuana retail ban. However, electorates in several other communities rejected similar measures, including Steamboat Springs and, most surprisingly, Palisade, a Western Slope burg ...

4 Nov 2011 Fort Collins Votes to Ban Dispensaries
HIGH TIMES
by Mark Miller Though Colorado is the second most progressive medical marijuana state after California, the city of Fort Collins has tentatively voted to ban medical cannabis businesses on Tuesday, becoming yet another regional community in the Rocky ...

3 Nov 2011 State closes medical-marijuana dispensary
9NEWS.com
The notice read, "Medical marijuana license application for these premises have been denied by order of the state licensing authority for violations of the Colorado medical marijuana code."

2 Nov 2011 3 towns reject bans on marijuana businesses | 3 towns shut down marijuana centers
NECN
DENVER (AP) — Voters in three Colorado cities have voted to allow medical marijuana businesses to operate in town, while those in three other cities have decided against it. The Colorado Municipal League says that according to results Tuesday, ...

2 Nov 2011 Dispensary Stays, Palisade Voters Tax Sales
KJCT8.com
And, Palisade is moving forward with a spot in its community for medical marijuana. "We're glad that the people of palisade had the opportunity to have an election and make a decision," Diane Cox with Safe and Health Mesa County said. ...

Voters in at least 40 jurisdictions will decide in this election whether they want medical-marijuana dispensaries in their communities.

The wave of ballot measures will provide the best insight since the state's medical-marijuana boom began into how a broad spectrum of Colorado voters feels about the current system. But medical-marijuana advocates insist that any decisions to ban dispensaries should not be viewed as a broader indictment of medical marijuana.

"If a large number of these measures pass, it's not because people want to deny medicine to their neighbors," said Betty Aldworth, executive director of the pro-dispensary group Coloradans for Medical Marijuana Regulation. "It's that we haven't effectively educated voters on the needs of their neighbors."

The elections are an outgrowth of a bill the legislature passed earlier this year that gives cities and counties explicit authority to either ban or regulate dispensaries. Since Gov. Bill Ritter signed that bill into law, officials in 25 cities have decided to ban dispensaries, while officials in 19 other cities have enacted dispensary regulations, according to a list compiled by the Colorado Municipal League.

Voters in 26 cities from tiny Hillrose in eastern Colorado to Aurora, the largest Colorado city currently without a dispensary - will have a choice on the ballot whether to allow dispensaries. Voters in 14 counties will also decide on allowing dispensaries in the unincorporated parts of the county.

A coalition of medical-marijuana- connected businesses has filed a lawsuit in El Paso County seeking to get that county's ballot initiative tossed out. Because the county first decided to regulate dispensaries - after which several opened - and now might ban them, attorney Jessica Corry said the measure amounts to a "regulatory taking" that would force existing, lawful businesses to close shop.

"We're fighting for not just the constitutional rights of patients but for that long-cherished Colorado ethos of live and let live," Corry said.

Other unresolved lawsuits argue that local bans are illegal, advocates say, because dispensaries are protected by the Colorado Constitution.

El Paso County's measure has drawn perhaps the most interest. A group called Citizens for Safer Communities has taken in about $3,800 in contributions - many from dispensaries - to fight a ban. Meanwhile, a group organized by Fountain resident Kenneth Lippincott to support bans in El Paso County and Fountain has collected about $2,400. That group's largest donor is St. Dominic Catholic Church in Security.

Ban opponents say that eliminating dispensaries forces medical-marijuana patients into the black market and marijuana sales into residential neighborhoods. Lippincott, who coordinates a neighborhood watch program in his community, said he supports a ban because he worries commercial sales of marijuana could lead to bigger social problems and crime.

"I'm afraid what's coming on the tail end of the pot shops is hard-core meth and other drugs," Lippincott said.

Indeed, the elections may offer an early hint at how inclined Colorado voters would be to expand marijuana access through a possible 2012 legalization ballot initiative. But Mason Tvert, head of the pro-legalization group SAFER, said he doesn't think that's the case.

"I'm not really looking at them as an indicator to move forward," Tvert said. "These votes are specific to medical marijuana . . . which is not the same as broader marijuana regulation."

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