recreational marijuana http://aspenpublicradio.org en The Dope on Pot: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Katie Couric in Conversation http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/dope-pot-colorado-governor-john-hickenlooper-and-katie-couric-conversation <p><strong>The Dope on Pot: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Katie Couric in Conversation</strong></p><p>Recreational pot became legal in Colorado last year and retailers started selling it in January. While regulations were set up before retail sales started, the State of Colorado has enacted new laws to fine tune aspects of concern to lawmakers. Two new measures signed into law this spring included labeling for marijuana edibles as well as dosage regulations. Over the past seven months, the new marijuana industry is a tax revenue boon. It’s expected to bring in between $60-$80 million in taxes for Colorado in 2014.</p><p>John Hickenlooper, Katie Couric</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 01:13:00 +0000 Rob St. Mary 20904 at http://aspenpublicradio.org The Dope on Pot: Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Katie Couric in Conversation CO Sheriffs Debate Pot Legalization http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/co-sheriffs-debate-pot-legalization <p>It's been six months since selling marijuana officially became legal in Colorado. And now county sheriffs across Colorado are dealing with how to enforce the new law. That issue played out during a bi-annual sheriffs’ conference held in Aspen last week. Dorothy Atkins has the story.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:43:49 +0000 Dorothy Atkins 20302 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CO Sheriffs Debate Pot Legalization Mountain Edition - June 19th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-june-19th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.</p><p>There were surprising new developments this week in an Aspen murder case. We’ll have the latest.</p><p>The Pitkin County Commissioners approve a stop-gap measure to prevent mega events in environmentally sensitive areas. A huge wedding on the back of Aspen mountain prompted the move.</p><p>In Aspen Governor Hickenlooper apologizes to law enforcement for mistakes made with the state’s new gun laws.</p><p>Several sheriffs in Aspen for a conference are concerned about legal marijuana.</p><p>And, employers are figuring out pot and drug policies for workers.</p><p>Finally, we check in with newly insured locals who purchased health insurance plans through the state exchange.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 20290 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - June 19th, 2014 Valley Roundup - June 13th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-june-13th-2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Joining us today are Curtis Wackerle from the Aspen Daily News, Michael Miracle from Aspen Sojourner magazine and fresh off several weeks of vacation, Andy Stone from the Aspen Times.</p><p>A massive wedding planned for tomorrow in Little Annie Basin is drawing fire around town for being too big, too intrusive and too insensitive to neighbors</p><p>Colorado County Sheriffs are in town this week for a conference.&nbsp; Most don’t share Pitkin County Sheriff Jo DiSalvo’s views on guns or marijuana.</p><p>Also this week, more thoughts about Aspen’s new lodging incentives.</p><p>And a lively discussion about school shootings and gun rights.</p><p>Its all on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Roger Adams 19993 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - June 13th, 2014 Mountain Edition - June 5th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-june-5th-2014 <p>High water on the Crystal River has forced the Gunnison County Sheriff’s office to call off a search for a missing kayaker.</p><p>Rivers in the Valley are dangerously high. One stretch of the Colorado River is too full to float, so a commercial rafting company changed its route.</p><p>A local photographer is back from the Colorado River Delta, where he witnessed the Colorado River reconnect to the sea.</p><p>Jimmy Carter and Amory Lovins are a few guests set to speak at this summer’s American Renewable Energy Day in Aspen - we’ll have a preview.</p><p>And, more than a dozen new art sculptures were installed on Carbondale’s busy streets this week.</p><p>Finally, we’ll take you to Hunter S. Thompson’s old homestead for a cookout hosted by a marijuana advocacy group.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:27:02 +0000 Elise Thatcher, Marci Krivonen & Roger Adams 19602 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - June 5th, 2014