Mayor candidate in dry, conservative Colorado city wants retail pot sales
Colorado Springs mayoral candidate Mary Lou Makepeace said Monday she supports the sale of recreational marijuana in the southern Colorado city, which currently allows only medical cannabis sales, and she suggests that proceeds could be used to address the citys persistent and widespread pothole problem.
I say its time for Pot for Potholes, she said in a news release Monday.
In an interview later in the day, Makepeace also said believes legal sales will help marginalize the black market, and she wants to regulate marijuana sales in the same way as cigarettes and alcohol.
The Columbian | April 28, 2015 Antiquated federal law on pot hampers statesu2019 efforts must be updated
In Our View: Simple Fix For Marijuana
Washington`s foray into legalized marijuana has created a confusing labyrinth of laws and policies. There is the recreational marijuana market; there is the medical marijuana market; and now there is a legislative attempt to align those industries.
But wait, there is more to create unnecessary difficulties. There is the fact that individual cities and counties may decline to issue business licenses to marijuana growers and sellers; there is the fact that lawmakers are wrangling over how to disburse tax revenue from an industry that not long ago existed only in the shadows;....
Denver Chamber accuses Cannabis Chamber of copyright infringement
The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce has sued the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce for alleged copyright infringement, claiming the pot-business promoter copied its logo.
The Denver chamber is concerned that people might think the cannabis chamber is linked in some way with its organization, according to a lawsuit filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Denver.
Or in essence, the Denver chamber proud of playing a pivotal role in bringing the railroad to town in the late 1890s and Denver International Airport to the area in 1995 doesn`t wish to be confused wit....
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