Pot taxes in Colorado could exceed 30 percent

From The Aspen Times, April 6 Kristen Wyatt The Associated Press Aspen, CO Colorado DENVER — A legislative panel decided Friday that marijuana in Colorado could be taxed at rates above 30 percent. But voters would have to OK the taxes, and some lawmakers fear the state’s tax-skeptical public could reject such high rates. A […]

Pot Regulation faces more delays in Colorado

From The Aspen Times Kristen Wyatt The Associated Press Aspen, CO Colorado DENVER — Marijuana regulation is moving at a halting pace in Colorado, where lawmakers Thursday extended a self-imposed deadline to agree how the newly legal drug should be grown, packaged and sold. A special House-Senate committee set up to regulate pot broke down […]

Officials say Colorado recreational marijuana regulations need money

From The Denver Post by John Ingold The Denver Post The failings of Colorado’s medical-marijuana system show the danger of not spending enough money on regulations for recreational pot, a state attorney told lawmakers Tuesday morning. Deputy Attorney General David Blake, who sat on a task force that proposed rules for recreational marijuana in Colorado, […]

Underage Alcohol Sales Study

Underage Alcohol Sales—It Only Takes a Minute: A New Approach to Underage Alcohol Availability Joris J. van Hoof, Jordy F. Gosselt Objective: Because minors generally report higher accessibility than one would expect on the basis of the “compliance rates” established by researchers (the percentage of stores that comply with age limits for sales of age-restricted products […]

Medical Pot Regulation in Trouble in Colorado

From The Aspen Times Kristen Wyatt The Associated Press Aspen, CO Colorado DENVER — Colorado’s medical marijuana regulations are badly enforced and in need of dramatic overhaul, state auditors concluded in a blistering 89-page report released Tuesday. The audit detailed a seemingly directionless pot regulation scheme that hasn’t delivered the kind of oversight promised three […]

School Safety

Area school districts are in the process of reviewing school safety procedures, partly in response to the tragic school shootings in Connecticut in December, but also as a matter of routine. “We’re always looking at school safety, but situations like Sandy Hook always make you look a little more closely at what you’re doing,” said […]