The Denver Post | APR 12, 2017 The International Church of Cannabis is setting up shop in a historic Denver building, drawing curiosity and concern ahead of its official opening on April 20
This new cannabis church pushes limits of Denvers social-use pot law
The International Church of Cannabis opens its doors on April 20, the unofficial annual marijuana holiday. The renovated church at 400 S. Logan St. is the headquarters of Elevation Ministries, a newly formed Colorado nonprofit religious organization that claims cannabis as its primary sacrament.
This is a unique community for those who consume cannabis as a means to achieving self-discovery, founding member Steve Berke told The Cannabist in an exclusive interview and tour of the church. Members, known as Elevationists, claim no theology or authoritarian structure, he said.....
Alaska Marijuana Control Board Delays Decision on Onsite Marijuana Consumption
Social consumption of cannabis is a topic that is continually talked about in both marijuana industry and policy and an issue the Alaska Marijuana Control Board has been tasked with. Both Portland and Denver are working hard to pioneer this space, but neither of these cities has gotten to a space where a program is fully rolled out.
However, Alaska is trying to change that.
The Alaska Marijuana Control Board in was recently expected to consider whether to move forward with proposed rules for allowing retail cannabis customers to consume their purchases on site, something....
The Cannabist | APR 1, 2017 ``Hopefully it will lead to some positive changes,`` says the email
DEA asks Colorado for info on marijuana crimes, for the new administration
Amid speculation about how the Trump administration will confront marijuana legalization in states such as Colorado, a Drug Enforcement Administration supervisor has sent an e-mail to a prosecutor in the state attorney generals office seeking information, for the new administration.
The e-mail was sent early last month by a supervisor on the financial investigations team in the DEAs Denver field office to Michael Melito, a senior assistant attorney general. The e-mail asks for Melito to provide case numbers for several prosecutions relating to marijuana, including one that....
Watch: John Oliver gets serious on perils of disjointed weed laws
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For those of us in Washington and Colorado, the weed leaders in the campaign to legalize recreational marijuana use, John Olivers rather serious 12-minute monologue on the disparities between state and federal laws was somewhat old school.
On Sundays Last Week Tonight, Oliver explained that while 44 states allow medical marijuana and eight states have now legalized weed for recreational use, federal law remains unchanged.
In a 1970 law, the United States classified marijuana as a Schedule 1 substance, purportedly more dangerous than methamphetamines which according to th....
Welcome to this weeks edition of the NORML legislative roundup
Happy April Fools Day unfortunately I have no light-hearted gag for you today as marijuana prohibition is still very much in effect with thousands of people a week arrested throughout the country for mere possession of the plant.
Nationwide, we have topped 1,600+ bills being filed throughout the country pertaining to marijuana. From new efforts in the Senate to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and to tax and regulate marijuana to tax reform that would treat marijuana businesses just like ev....
As Colorado Gets Ready To Allow Pot Clubs, Indoor Smoking Still An Issue
For three years, recreational pot has been legal in Colorado, but using it in public is still against the law. That will change this summer when pot clubs are slated to open.
A blinking ``open`` sign hangs on the outside of an old building in a dark industrial zone just outside the Denver city limits. When the front door opens, smoke billows out.
Inside is one of the state`s few pot clubs, called iBake. Recently, members celebrated the anniversary of its opening.
Glassy-eyed patrons bounce off each other in the small space.
People can smoke pot in here because the club ....
Colorado Moves to Limit Plant Count for Medical Grows from 99 to 16
Colorado is a step closer to curbing the plant count for medical patients that are allowed to grow for their own needs with a state bill that would bring the home allowance of 99 plants down to 16 plants. The House of Representatives in Colorado recently gave their preliminary approval for the measure.
Currently, the Centennial state has the nations most generous marijuana allowance for medical patients growing their own plants.
According to the Associated Press, the measure aims to make it harder to grow pot outside the taxed and regulated commercial pot system.
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