Colorado

Colorado Recreational Marijuana Shop Chain Lays Off Almost Half of Its Employees

Colorado Recreational Marijuana Shop Chain Lays Off Almost Half of Its Employees

On Wednesday, one of Colorado’s largest recreational marijuana shop chains, part of the Strainwise network, laid off 45% of its employees.  In total, 65 employees from the chain’s 9...
Colorado Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana For Children in School

Colorado Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana For Children in School

Colorado lawmakers have approved legislation that would allow young children to use medical marijuana in school at the recommendation of their physician. Legislators believe that children who use low-THC...
US Supreme Court Asks Obama Administration for Insight on Marijuana Lawsuit Against Colorado

US Supreme Court Asks Obama Administration for Insight on Marijuana Lawsuit Against Colorado

On Monday, the US Supreme Court asked the Obama administration for feedback and opinions regarding a lawsuit that Nebraska and Oklahoma have filed against Colorado following the legalization of...
Colorado Lawmakers Start Marijuana Tax Refund Proposal

Colorado Lawmakers Start Marijuana Tax Refund Proposal

Colorado’s constitution requires new taxes to be refunded when overall tax collections exceed growth limits on a one-year basis. Under the refund requirement, the state owes residents almost $58...
Colorado Proposal Would Allow Medical Marijuana Use During Parole and Probation

Colorado Proposal Would Allow Medical Marijuana Use During Parole and Probation

A new proposal from Colorado Representative Joe Salazar, House Bill 1267, would allow people on parole and probation to use medical marijuana.  The bill received unanimous support in the...
Colorado Asks US Supreme Court to Throw Out Neighboring States’ Lawsuit Over Recreational Marijuana

Colorado Asks US Supreme Court to Throw Out Neighboring States’ Lawsuit Over Recreational Marijuana

On Friday, Colorado’s Attorney General asked the US Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska over recreational marijuana in Colorado. Oklahoma and Nebraska filed...
Illegal Marijuana Trafficking Scheme Shut Down in Colorado

Illegal Marijuana Trafficking Scheme Shut Down in Colorado

Colorado officials have won indictments against 32 individuals accused on being involved in a scheme to illegally grow marijuana in Colorado and traffic it to other states. The indictments...
Colorado Marijuana Legalization Already Benefitting Local Schools

Colorado Marijuana Legalization Already Benefitting Local Schools

As part of Colorado’s legal marijuana program, part of the marijuana excise tax is to be contributed to local schools.  Schools are already seeing the benefits of these taxes,...
Sheriffs Sue Colorado for Legal Marijuana in New Suit

Sheriffs Sue Colorado for Legal Marijuana in New Suit

Sheriffs from Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado have filed a lawsuit to strike down marijuana legalization in Colorado.  The sheriffs claim that marijuana legalization creates a “crisis of conscience” by...
Federal Marijuana Legalization Bills Introduced

Federal Marijuana Legalization Bills Introduced

On Friday, Democratic Representatives Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Jared Polis of Colorado introduced two separate bills to legalize recreational marijuana on the federal level. Polis’ bill, the Regulate...