At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed marijuana clubs. But the details of how these clubs will operate are as hazy as the underground clubs operating already.
The first television ad for a marijuana product, set to run on a local Colorado station Tuesday night, has been pulled from the lineup over legal concerns.
The Colorado Board of Health voted 6-2 — amid shouts, hisses and boos from a packed house — not to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the medical conditions that can be treated under the state’s medical marijuana program.
The board voted Wednesday against the recommendation of the state’s chief medical officer.
The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday that employers can lawfully fire workers for using marijuana outside of work hours, even though the drug is legal in the state, upholding two lower court decisions on the issue. The case, which involved a quadriplegic man who lost his job at Dish Network LLC after testing positive for marijuana in violation of company policy, had been closely watched around the country—especially in states where medical marijuana use is now legal.
On March 25, the Denver Department of Environmental Health found evidence that plants at six locations had been contaminated by pesticides which are not approved by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. The businesses involved cannot sell the marijuana which has been placed on hold. Grower Organic Greens Inc. asked Denver Court Judge John Madden to allow the marijuana to be cultivated. The debate centered over the use of a fungicide known as Eagle 20. The health department found logs at cultivation sites that show Eagle 20 was being used.
The change in the law was sought to let schoolchildren in Colorado who are living with conditions like epilepsy, cerebral palsy and seizures take doses of low-THC medical marijuana. While marijuana possession and use is legal in Colorado, schools are still drug-free zones — but bill supporters argued medical marijuana should be treated no differently than other medications.
Nevada lawmakers who took a fact-finding trip to Colorado over the weekend say they were impressed to see the state’s recreational marijuana industry in action.
A Colorado man who moved his business to South Carolina says the state’s decision to legalize pot has left him with a stoned labor pool. When workers at his Colorado business went to pot, Mark Brawner said it was enough for him to roll out of the Rockies and head for South Carolina.
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