Robberies, deaths renew calls for Congress to pass legislation letting cannabis businesses access banking
Although 18 states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, and 37 allow its medical use, it remains illegal under federal law. Because of that, big banks and credit card companies have long been reluctant to work with the industry.
Zornio: Weed tropes should not be marketed on Colorado license plates
Colorado’s second annual 420 license plate auction, including "BONGWTR" and "BLUNT," makes a mockery of safe driving
Burglaries at cannabis dispensaries prompt Denver to adopt strict security rules. Not everyone is happy about them.
The new safety and storage requirements, which went into effect Jan. 1, are drawing a divided response from weed advocates and cannabis prohibitionists.
Colorado lawmakers reject bill seeking to prohibit employers from firing workers for cannabis use
House Bill 1152 was rejected on a 12-1 vote in the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee on Thursday afternoon even after it was dramatically scaled back to simply study the issue
Opinion: 10 years in, Marijuana legalization hasn’t changed the youth usage rate
The naysayers were wrong. The Colorado system is safe and a model for the rest of the country
Colorado gets C+ grade for medical cannabis access, report says
The state's crackdown on high-potency THC could lead to "crisis of access" for patients, medical cannabis-rights group Americans for Safe Access warns
Colorado employers would no longer be able to fire their workers for using cannabis if a new bill passes
House Bill 1152 would also require employers to let their employees consume medical marijuana while at work, though there are exceptions for people whose jobs are in dangerous fields
Colorado aimed to crack down on youth access to cannabis concentrates. Doctors say their jobs are being threatened instead.
Vibrant Health, a clinic in Colorado Springs, has shut down after 12 years, citing a bill passed by lawmakers last year. Other doctors say they will no longer see cannabis patients.
Opinion: Some doctors might not consider marijuana to be medicine, but Coloradans do
That includes the governor
Proposition 119, which would have raised Colorado marijuana taxes to pay for out-of-school learning, fails
Backers of the ballot measure, which split high-profile Democrats, admitted defeat Tuesday night
Proposition 119: Colorado voters will decide whether to raise marijuana taxes to pay for out-of-school learning
Supporters say it will help close the achievement gap while opponents see it as a slippery slope toward privatizing education
Weed helped turn him into an ultrarunner — and he’s far from the only one
Denver author Josiah Hesse explores the open secret of stoned athletes in his new book “Runner’s High”
Colorado launches Cannabis Business Office to promote social equity
The office was authorized by legislation passed during the Legislature's 2021 session that provides an initial $4 million from the state's marijuana cash tax fund for its operations
Colorado just released a big report on how cannabis legalization is going. Here’s what it found.
As expected, marijuana-related arrests are down and tax revenue is up, but other trends are less clear.
Leading U.S. Senate Democrats are pushing for federal marijuana legalization. A Colorado-led cannabis banking bill could be collateral.
The marijuana legalization push comes as Colorado's U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, has been working for years to grant the legal marijuana industry access to banking through the SAFE Banking Act
Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of Colorado law limiting the sale of medical marijuana concentrates
House Bill 1317, which passed the legislature with broad bipartisan support, is aimed at curbing illegal teen use of cannabis products that are high in THC
4-year-old dies after finding gun, shooting self outside El Paso County marijuana dispensary
The child's mother and a younger sibling were in the car at the time of the shooting Tuesday, and the father was in the store in Manitou Springs
Clarence Thomas says federal cannabis ban “may no longer be necessary or proper” as Supreme Court rejects Colorado case
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit involving a Denver medical marijuana dispensary that wanted the same federal tax breaks as other businesses
Opinion: Colorado marijuana business leaders worked with lawmakers to shape bill to protect youth
But are there still significant shortcomings in the final bill that lawmakers passed? Yes. Many, in fact.
Proponents of a tax hike on recreational cannabis get bipartisan endorsements
Former Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter, former Republican Gov. Bill Owens and state lawmakers from both parties have endorsed the effort