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Denver police running out of space for confiscated marijuana

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-8-20-04-pm10/3/16--The Denver Police Department is confiscating more weed than they ever have before, and as a result they are running out of space to store it. There are two storage rooms at the department’s headquarters downtown, but they are quickly filling up with processed pot, plants and other evidence. Read

Reporter who quit on air to fight for pot legalization faces decades in prison

screen-shot-2016-10-12-at-10-28-34-am9/29/16--Former KTVA reporter Charlo Greene is facing 14 offenses of “misconduct involving a controlled substance” for a possible 54 years in prison following a series of undercover operations and raids at her club. Pending trial of Greene raises questions about the war on drugs and could have broader legal implications as more states move towards legalization. Read

Recreational marijuana forum Oct. 25 in Lebanon

fb-square-english-spanish9/26/16--On Oct. 25 at 5:30 p.m., the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce will host a community forum about recreational marijuana dispensaries at the River Center. Speakers will present information on both sides of the issue, followed by a question and answer session. Read

The man pushing for social pot use in Denver talks details

fb-square-english-spanish9/21/16--Kayvan Khalatbari is leading the charge for the Neighborhood-Supported Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program. According to Khalabari, in order to keep cannabis away from children, off the streets, and out of parks is to take it inside and into regulated spaces. Read

Do Coloradans regret legalizing marijuana?

screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-11-01-22-am9/19/16--Politicians and anti-pot groups are saying Coloradans have buyer's remorse when it comes to legal marijuana, but a new poll finds the opposite is true. Read

Colorado sets record for marijuana sales: $122.7 million in July

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-9-12-23-pm9/14/16--Colorado’s legal marijuana shops set a monthly sales record in July by moving roughly $122.7 million in medical and recreational cannabis products, according to revenue data released by the state on Monday. Read

Alaska Legislature considers marijuana social clubs

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-8-29-36-pm9/14/16--One of the largest topics of discussion for the Senate and House Judiciary Committees during a recent meeting was the existence of marijuana social clubs, which have been operating in Alaska for the past year and a half. Social clubs opened in the wake of Alaska's initiative legalizing recreational marijuana. Read

Denver DA speaks out about Nevada’s proposed marijuana law

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-10-20-18-am9/14/16--Denver’s District Attorney Mitch Morrissey traveled to Reno and Carson City to talk about Colorado’s marijuana experience. Morrissey hopes Nevadans will wait to pass legislation to legalize recreational marijuana and continue to observe how similar laws are doing in other states. Read

Colorado school districts only receive fraction of marijuana tax dollars

9/9/16--Last year, a combination of medical and recreational pot taxes generated about $134 million for Colorado. But that’s just a fraction of the $2.73 billion eight of the largest school districts are seeking from voters in November. Read

Alaska’s first marijuana retail stores OK’d by state

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-10-34-09-am9/8/16--Alaska's first marijuana retail stores and product manufacturers were approved by the state, the next step for the fledgling cannabis industry that is preparing to open for business. Read

Colorado marijuana industry finds veterans as protectors

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-10-25-37-am9/8/16--In Colorado, a curious marriage has formed between the booming cannabis industry and its young war veterans, more than 200 of whom of have taken jobs protecting marijuana businesses across the state. Read

Report looks at the effects of marijuana legalization in Washington

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-8-47-35-am9/7/16--The Snohomish County Department of Human Services and the Snohomish Health District worked on a report to look at the effects of marijuana legalization in the state. Read

Alaska’s government is feeling the strain with commercial marijuana

fb-square-english-spanish9/5/16--Some Alaska municipalities have many questions about rules for new marijuana businesses as the digital paperwork for new marijuana business applications just keeps rolling in. Read

Neighbors want Pueblo park littered with needles cleaned up

screen-shot-2016-09-19-at-10-35-19-pm9/7/16--The growing heroin epidemic is affecting all parts of the country including southern Colorado. Many discarded needles are being found in everyday public places like parks and trails, and neighbors would really like to see the needles get cleaned up in the area. Read

A Colorado county revolts against legalized marijuana

anti-marijuana activists in Pueblo County gathered enough signatures to force an unprecedented question on the November ballot: whether to terminate recreational marijuana sales and operations. Read