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Law protecting medical pot businesses extended by Congress

September 9, 2017 — DENVER — A law protecting the medical marijuana industry from interference from the federal government has been extended through December. Marijuana Business Daily reported Friday that the law, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, was extended under the provisions of an aid package for victims of Hurricane […]

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County’s marijuana sales moratorium could be reversed

July 6, 2017 — While little progress has been made in lifting Grand County's marijuana moratorium, it's set to expire at the end of this year, bringing the issue back up for debate. The Grand County Board of Commissioners in December placed a moratorium on entries to the county's […]

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Pot could help with opioid addiction

June 8, 2017 — The use of medical marijuana to help treat addiction is a new and potentially exciting development in a field that is beginning to blossom out of obscurity. While research is still in its infancy, cannabis is appearing as a useful harm reduction method for those […]

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District Attorney Bruce Brown: Marijuana legalization not a threat to public safety

February 28, 2017 — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled on Monday that his Justice Department might take a tough line on federal enforcement of marijuana laws, claiming that violence was increasing because of the legalization of pot at the state level. "We're seeing real violence around that," Sessions said. […]

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Paranoia over pot policy? Pot crackdown talk spooks marijuana industry

February 25, 2017 — WASHINGTON — The White House press secretary's response to a Skype question Thursday sent shockwaves through Colorado's marijuana industry. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday to expect "greater enforcement" of federal recreational marijuana laws. Spicer's statement flies in the face of the national will. […]

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Federal marijuana enforcement could be catastrophic to Colorado economy

January 30, 2017 — After two years of revenue boom, marijuana advocates fear that a federal crackdown on recreational marijuana would be catastrophic to Colorado's economy. With the likelihood of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions being appointed as the U.S. attorney general, marijuana businesses are left uncertain about how he […]

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Judge dismisses preliminary injunction

January 19, 2017 — On Jan. 19 14th Judicial District Court Judge Mary Hoak ruled in favor of the Grand County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) to dismiss the preliminary injunction sought by the Town of Winter Park regarding a recreational marijuana dispensary. The proposed dispensary, Serene Wellness, has […]

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Winter Park dispensary hearing pushed back to Dec. 19

December 15, 2016 — The preliminary injunction hearing for the proposed marijuana dispensary in Winter Park, Serene Wellness, which was scheduled for Dec. 15 has been potponed. The next hearing will be a continuation from the Nov. 10 hearing, and will address the complaints filed by the Town of […]

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Marijuana moratorium imposed in Grand County

December 14, 2016 — The Grand County BOCC (Board of County Commissioners) placed a moratorium on the issuance of new marijuana licenses on Dec. 13. The decision came after several weeks of discussion. Commissioner Merrit Linke first introduced the idea in October, and the Board began to draft an […]

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Grand County places moratorium on marijuana licenses

December 13, 2016 — On Dec. 13 the BOCC (Board of County Commissioners) passed an ordinance placing a moratorium on new marijuana licenses. The moratorium will last for one year, but the BOCC hopes to iron out the details of reevaluating their application process before the yearlong hold is […]

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Grand County BOCC delay moratorium for new marijuana licenses

December 8, 2016 — The Grand County BOCC (Board of County Commissioners) has postponed a purposed moratorium of new marijuana licenses in Grand County. At their Dec. 6 meeting the BOCC opened the subject up to public discussion. On October 25, the BOCC first discussed the possibility of a […]

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A timeline of WP’s proposed pot shop

November 3, 2016 — The proposed dispensary in Winter Park has caught the attention of many citizens and businesses. The case is about the be presented to a judge for the first time. This is a timeline of the exchanges leading up to the hearing on Nov. 10. July […]

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GC seeking temporary moratorium on marijuana

October 25, 2016 — The Grand County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) held a public meeting to consider introduction of an Ordinance Imposing a Temporary Moratorium on Marijuana Licenses at their Tuesday, October 25 regular meeting. At the end of the hearing the BOCC passed a motion to move […]

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WP requests delay in retail pot license

October 13, 2016 — County Attorney Alan Hassler gave a brief update on the Serene Wellness Retail Marijuana license application at the October 11 Grand County Board of County Commissioners meeting. Hassler said the county is going to respond to the town of Winter Park's motion for a preliminary […]

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BOCC OKs retail pot license

August 16, 2016 — The Grand County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) moved to approve the retail marijuana license for Serene Wellness LLC in Winter Park in a 2-1 vote during their Tuesday, August 16 meeting. Commissioners Linke and Manguso moved to approve the license while Commissioner Tollett voted […]

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WP requests restraining order on BOCC

August 16, 2016 — The Town of Winter Park (WP) is taking legal action against the Grand County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). District Court Judge Mary Hoak signed a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) on Monday August 15. The TRO was requested by WP and is directed at the […]

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Public comment meeting on Winter Park dispensary

August 9, 2016 — At their Tuesday, August 9 meeting, the BOCC held a public hearing regarding the proposed marijuana dispensary in Winter Park. Serene Wellness, who operates dispensaries in Fraser and Empire and seeks a third location, submitted the application for the dispensary. The proposal is facing strong […]

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Requests overwhelming agencies — but is it pot that’s bringing more poor to Pueblo?

July 25, 2016 — Is legalized marijuana bringing more poor people to Pueblo County? For local nonprofit agencies that are the front line in dealing with indigent people, there is no question more poor single people and families have been knocking on their doors in the past few years. […]

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Requests overwhelming agencies — but is it pot that’s bringing more poor to Pueblo?

July 25, 2016 — Is legalized marijuana bringing more poor people to Pueblo County? For local nonprofit agencies that are the front line in dealing with indigent people, there is no question more poor single people and families have been knocking on their doors in the past few years. […]

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Glenwood moves to toughen pot shop rules

July 1, 2016 — New marijuana businesses in Glenwood Springs will face a special planning review to make sure the proposed location is suitable, and will have to be separated by at least 900 feet. Those are the new rules that won initial approval Thursday night on a 6-1 […]

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