Aspen police: Hammer-wielding man robs pot shop, takes $11K in products
A sign on the door of Stash marijuana dispensary after it was robbed by a man with a hammer Tuesday. (image:The Aspen Times)
Aspen police are searching for a hammer-wielding man wanted in the Tuesday robbery of a recreational marijuana shop.
Authorities say the suspect was known to the stores employees.
Officials say the man stole about $11,000 in marijuana products from the business, called Stash, on the 700 block of East Durant Avenue just after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The shop staff complied with the suspect, who immediately fled on foot, police said in a news release.
Garrett Patrick, the stores owner, told The Aspen Times the bandit was seen fleeing the area by diners at a popular lunch spo....
Researcher: Big Pharma is behind Colorados rejection of medical marijuana for PTSD
American veterans and PTSD sufferers have taken yet another blow as Colorado recently rejected Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a qualifying condition for access to medical marijuana.
The states Board of Health voted 6-2 on Thursday against adding PTSD to the list of accepted conditions to qualify for their medical marijuana program, reports the Denver Westword.
The humanity presented today isnt what were ignoring. The presentations were very convincing, very intriguing, District Four board member Dr. Tony Cappello told several petitioners present at the board meeting. I....
The Final Push To Make Social Marijuana Consumption A Reality In Denver
The campaign to allow limited social marijuana consumption in Denver is coming down to the wire. Below is a message I received from the campaign, via Vicente and Sederburg:
It is coming down the wire. The Denver Social Cannabis Consumption Initiative has less than two weeks to collect the signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot. We can get it done, but we need your help
This initiative, which would provide cannabis users in Denver similar rights as alcohol users, will be a historic step forward, keeping Colorado on the front lines of reform. In fact, with Bri....
First planned TV ads for recreational marijuana pulled from Denver station
A Denver TV station that planned to air commercials for recreational marijuana decided to drop the ads due to concerns about the drug`s status under federal law.
The Denver Post reports on KMGH-Channel 7 decision to pull the ads, which included one for a company that operates dispensaries in Colorado and another for a company that makes vape pens pre-loaded with cannabis oil.
The ads were set to run after the late news and before ``Jimmy Kimmel Live.``
Brad Remington, general manager of the station, told the Denver Post that plans to air the commercials are on hold inde....
National Cannabis Industry Association Cannabis Carnival II in Denver amid 2nd Annual Cannabis Business Summit/Expo
There are certainly a lot of firsts in the cannabis industry these days. When NCIA staff kicked off our 1st annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo last summer, and held the 1st Cannabis Carnival benefit concert, I dont think we realized that people would be talking about both all the way through the next year. And were so thrilled to be doing this again, bigger and better, in Denver on June 30th, 2015.
Last year, Brooke Gilbert, our events and education director, put together a line-up of musical talent that included Nadis Warriors, Suns....
Congressional Briefing Today Highlights Federal Barriers To Medical Marijuana Research
Today, Americans for Safe Access ASA is hosting a Congressional Briefing with Representative Earl Blumenauer D-OR on federal barriers faced by researchers working to understand the medical uses of marijuana. The briefing will provide expert insights on how federal policy has undermined medical marijuana research and the state of contemporary medical marijuana research from Dr. Sue Sisley and Dr. David Casarett. Brooking Institute Fellow John Hudak will discuss the practical impact of reform proposals.
ASA put together this briefing so Congress could hear, directly from to....
Marijuana legalization in Colorado, Washington running smoothly
Washington state has now undergone its first year of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, which can officially be declared a success.
In just one year, the state has sold $250 million worth of recreational cannabis, generating roughly $70 million in tax revenue, according to the Associated Press.
That total nearly doubles the states initial prediction of $36 million, as the states 160 legal pot shops are known to clear up to $1.4 million per day.
Meanwhile in Colorado, although they boast a much larger sample size of legalization, the states drug czar Andrew Freedm....
Rheumatoid arthritis patients are using medical marijuana Heres why
As the greying of America occurs, more and more baby boomers are retiring, and the country is facing a deluge of health-related costs from its aging population.
Chief among those costs is the burden of treating chronic arthritis a painful, common joint disease for which there is no cure and limited treatment options.
But the greying of America is coinciding with a revolution in the understanding of how medical cannabis works on arthritis pain.
There is a large body of both pre-clinical and patient-reported support for the use of cannabinoid therapy for both rheumatoid a....
Aspen: $6.74 Million In Marijuana Sales In The Last Year
The marijuana industry is booming all across Colorado, especially in areas that are heavily visited by tourists. One of the top tourist destinations in Colorado is of course Aspen, where marijuana sales numbers were recently released. In total, Aspen sold almost $7 million dollars in medical and recreational marijuana from May 2014 to May 2015. Per Aspen Daily News:
A growing number of marijuana dispensaries in the city of Aspen generated $6.74 million in taxable retail sales in the year between May 2014 and May 2015, according to numbers released this week by the city of ....
Rand Paul Mixes With the Marijuana Crowd to Raise Funds
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, a Republican presidential candidate, greeted supporters after speaking at a hotel in Las Vegas on Monday.Credit (image:Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Rand Paul has been wooing young Republican voters with his clever campaign swag and his vows to make privacy a priority.
And today, he will court the marijuana crowd.
Mr. Paul is scheduled to hold a fund-raising reception at the Cannabis Business Summit meeting in Denver. Co-sponsored by the National Cannabis Industry Association, the senator will address issues including medical marijuana policy and banking regulations for marijuana-based businesses in states where it is legal.
Mr. Paul is already popular in the industry for co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill to make it ea....
FILE - In this April 18, 2015 file photo, young partygoers listen to music and smoke marijuana during the annual 4/20 marijuana festival, in Denvers downtown Civic Center Park. Saying that weed tourists have nowhere to legally use the pot theyre buying, marijuana activists in Denver have launched a ballot initative that would ask voters whether businesses open only to people 21 and older should be permitted to allow pot use. (image:Brennan Linsley, File/Associated Press)
A campaign is underway to ask Denver voters about allowing marijuana consumption in bars and other places that only allow people over 21.
Activists who campaigned for recreational pot legalization in Colorado have launched a petition drive to allow what they call limited social marijuana consumption at bars.
The activists need about 5,000 signatures to get the question on November ballots.
It would allow bars or clubs to allow marijuana use as long as patrons bring their own weed and comply with clean-air laws. That means the pot they consume would have to be edible, or ....
The Seattle Times | July 2, 2015 When recreational marijuana possession became legal Wednesday in Oregon, Vancouver pot shops reaped the benefits, as Oregonians flocked across the border to get their fix.
Pot now legal in Oregon; Vancouver shops reap benefit
When recreational marijuana possession became legal Wednesday in Oregon, Vancouver pot shops reaped the benefits, as Oregonians flocked across the border to get their fix.
Vancouvers six pot shops saw far more foot traffic than usual Wednesday, a trend that has continued all week leading up to the landmark shift in Oregons law. And with recreational sales set to be sidelined in Oregon for at least three months or perhaps even more than another year, store owners in Vancouver are bracing for their biggest sales figures yet.
Since Washingtons first stores opened nearly a y....
Brandon Coats (image:Matthew Staver for The New York Times)
It took the Colorado Supreme Court a year to come up with the ruling, issued on Monday, that upheld the firing of a man who used medical marijuana legally under state law to help ease the pain he has suffered since a car accident left him paralyzed. A lot of that time had to be devoted to twisting the logic behind the decision.
There has been a lot of speculation about what the ruling means for Colorados legal marijuana industry, and other states that have permitted the use of marijuana for medical, and in a few cases, recreational, purposes.
But really it only makes one ....
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