Marijuana

Forest Service battles against illegal marijuana farms

Surrounded by national forest land, Abby and Jeff Delaney live in a part of Northern California so remote that she and her handful of neighbors have no cellphone service, and some are off the grid....

DATE: Nov. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two investigated after pot is found in traffic stop

Two men face a federal investigation after they were pulled over near Towaoc on Oct. 10 with a large amount of commercial marijuana in their vehicle. Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office deputies...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado special session ends with no fix for pot-tax error

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers ended a special session of the Legislature Tuesday without a fix to an intricate spending law that stripped some quasi-governmental agencies of the ability to collect...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana shop employee sentenced in theft case

A former employee of the Medicine Man in Cortez was sentenced Thursday in District Court for misdemeanor theft from the marijuana dispensary. Timber Higgins was sentenced to five days of electronic...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Traffic fatalities linked to pot increase sharply in Colorado

DENVER – The number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has more than doubled since 2013, federal and state data show. A Denver Post analysis of the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver to start licensing first pot clubs

DENVER – Colorado’s largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver’s elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council floats tax increase on marijuana

The Durango City Council has decided to reserve space on the November ballot for the possibility of asking voters to approve a city-imposed tax on recreational marijuana. During a study session...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana drug ring indictment is state’s largest

DENVER – State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman announced indictments and the take-down of an illegal marijuana grow operation that generated millions of dollars by sending thousands of pounds of...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Texas trio charged with first-degree murder in Durango shooting

A shooting death that occurred last month in a mobile home park three miles west of Durango was part of a marijuana robbery, according to charging documents made public Friday. Three suspects –...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Public banking turns to pot for capital

Last October, a couple from Philadelphia traveled to Sebastopol, California, a quiet town 50 miles north of San Francisco, to buy pot. They’d arranged the deal beforehand, the mood soured. Gunfire...

DATE: April 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona man jailed in armed robbery of Durango marijuana dispensary

A 29-year old Arizona man suspected of robbing a Durango marijuana dispensary with an AR-15 rifle Tuesday night is in jail after a K-9 unit tracked him into the hills above Bodo Park. Alexander...

DATE: April 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado House approves 16-plant home pot limit

DENVER – Colorado is moving to curb the nation’s most generous marijuana allowance for medical patients growing their own plants. The state House gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill limiting...

DATE: March 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News