pot http://aspenpublicradio.org en Aspen's First Retail Marijuana Store Prepares to Open http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspens-first-retail-marijuana-store-prepares-open <p></p><p>Aspen’s first retail marijuana shop plans to open this month. Silverpeak Apothecary has been working on getting approvals from the City and Pitkin County. The business currently operates as a medical marijuana dispensary but, it’s tripling in size to meet the needs of a budding industry. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Silverpeak employee Zoe Higgins chats with a curious caller behind the counter at </span>Silverpeak<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Apothecary.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 04:43:53 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14981 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen's First Retail Marijuana Store Prepares to Open How Will Recreational Marijuana Impact Local Teenagers? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/how-will-recreational-marijuana-impact-local-teenagers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that recreational marijuana is legal for adults 21 and older, some parents of young kids are concerned. Law enforcement and school officials say legalization has led many kids to see marijuana as benign. &nbsp;Some parents also fear with legal pot now for sale, it will be easier for their kids to get. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Parent Jillian Livingston’s son is preparing to enter high school next year.</span></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:52:49 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12931 at http://aspenpublicradio.org How Will Recreational Marijuana Impact Local Teenagers? Marijuana Greenhouse Breaks Ground near Basalt http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/marijuana-greenhouse-breaks-ground-near-basalt <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Construction equipment is moving dirt in the Mid-Valley in preparation for a marijuana grow site. The medical marijuana business </span>Silverpeak<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Apothecary is constructing a 25,000 foot greenhouse to supply both medical and retail marijuana to its storefront in Aspen. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, the owners broke ground Friday despite complaints from neighbors.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:49:41 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12575 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Marijuana Greenhouse Breaks Ground near Basalt State sends down rules, regulations for marijuana retailers http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/state-sends-down-rules-regulations-marijuana-retailers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recreational pot users now know what to expect when marijuana retailers open their doors in 2014. Yesterday, Colorado state officials released details regarding the rules and regulations marijuana retailers must follow. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth reports.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Right now, it’s legal to grow and possess certain amounts of pot for recreational use, but you’re not going to find it on the shelves of your corner convenience store quite yet.</span></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:37:38 +0000 Rebecca Kruth 3838 at http://aspenpublicradio.org State sends down rules, regulations for marijuana retailers