Colorado News and Editorals
NORML | March 6, 2014
Legal Pots Cash Conundrum
Sabrina Fendrick, Director of Womens Outreach
On Sunday February 16th, I bought legal weed for the first time from a recreational cannabis store in Denver, Co. I spent a few minutes speaking with some of the employees, as I was eager to hear how things were going under this newly sanctioned marijuana market. Unsurprisingly, business was great. Some items were selling quicker than others, but everyone was in agreement that the rollout of Colorados legal cannabis retail system had been a great success, except for one crucial component that was as unsettling as it was expected we were standing in one of a few dozen high profile stores, well-known for having excessive amounts of cash on hand in the first week of sales, businesses generated $5 million in cash-only transactions and no where to put it, because the banks wont take it.
Clearly, denying pot s .... Open the source in new window
NORML | March 6, 2014
Patients Ought To Be Skeptical Of Proposed CBD-Only Legislation Heres Why
Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director
In recent weeks, lawmakers in several states have moved forward with legislative proposals to permit specific strains and/or extracts of cannabis possessing high quantities of the cannabinoid cannabidiol CBD, but otherwise maintaining criminal prohibitions on the whole plant.
But is this new direction in the best interest of patients? As I wrote in a recent column for Alternet.org republished with permission by Cannabis Now under the title Patients Ought To Be Skeptical Of P.... View more in new window
The Weed Blog | March 7, 2014 | Lansing Michigan
Finding by panel of physicians, professors, and medical marijuana advocates would make Michigan the eighth state to provide relief for those suffering from the effects of traumatic events
Michigan Medical Marijuana Panel Recommends PTSD As Qualifying Condition
Residents in Michigan suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD may soon be allowed to treat their symptoms with medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. The Michigan Medical Marihuana Review Panel appointed by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has decided to recommend that the department add PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. It is now up to Steve Arwood, Director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Af.... View more in new window
craigdailypress.com | Monday, March 3, 2014 | Steamboat Springs
City of Steamboat now recommending approval of retail marijuana license for Golden Leaf
The city of Steamboat Springs is giving Golden Leaf a chance to prove it can be a responsible retail pot shop despite some ongoing reservations city officials have about the competency of the store`s ownership.
#The store last week passed a final inspection, and on Tuesday night, city staff will recommend the Steamboat Springs City Council, which acts as the marijuana licensing authority, approve Golden Leaf`s retail license.
#But after multiple failed inspections of the re.... View more in new window
coloradoan.com | Mar. 4, 2014
A split city council paves the way for retail marijuana business to come to the city on a 4-3 vote.
Fort Collins City Council approves retail pot sales
Efforts to establish retail recreational marijuana stores in Fort Collins cleared a major hurdle Tuesday.
But it didnt come smoothly. A divided City Council gave initial approval to ordinances allowing retail stores and grows. Final consideration of the ordinances is expected in two weeks.
The vote, with council members Gerry Horak, Lisa Poppaw, Bob Overbeck and Ross Cunniff in support, came after a long and sometimes emotional debate on the issue.
Council members opposing.... View more in new window