Medical Marijuana en Aspen's First Retail Marijuana Store Prepares to 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 Aspen's First Retail Marijuana Store Prepares to Open Mountain Edition - November 21st, 2013 <p>Federal agents on the Front Range today are raiding medical marijuana dispensaries and grow operations with the help of local authorities. We’ll have the latest.</p><p>A new method for handling criminals is ramping up in Pitkin County. Instead of incarceration, a new wellness program is being tried for people who fit the bill.</p><p>As the Greater Sage Grouse’s habitat disappears across the West, federal officials are deciding how strongly to protect some of its Colorado habitat. Local stakeholders are watching closely.</p><p>College students around the country are getting an inside glimpse into the social workings of the Roaring Fork Valley...through a book called “The Slums of Aspen.”</p><p>A Wall Street Journal reporter explores the early movers and shakers in developing fracking - one of them is a former Aspen resident.</p><p>Finally, the fastest distance Nordic skier in the U-S grew up in Aspen. We profile Noah Hoffman in the Road to Sochi series.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:25:14 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 10611 at Mountain Edition - November 21st, 2013 Medical Marijuana Businesses Prepare to go "Retail" <p>The Aspen City Council this week approved the sale of recreational marijuana. At first, this marijuana will be sold by stores currently operating as medical marijuana dispensaries or those that have applied to become a dispensary. City officials say as many as eight shops could part of this new industry come January.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of those is LEAF Aspen, which is currently a medical marijuana shop. Next year LEAF Aspen plans to sell both recreational and medical pot. The storefront is in Aspen, and the store grows marijuana at a storage unit in Carbondale. Aspen Public Radio&rsquo;s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> took a tour.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:15:35 +0000 Marci Krivonen 8965 at Medical Marijuana Businesses Prepare to go "Retail" Pitkin Commissioners Start Tackling Pot Decisions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado is the first state to finalize the details on how to regulate recreational marijuana. The rules came out Monday, September </span>9<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;Here in the Roaring Fork Valley, the </span>Pitkin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Commission is taking some early steps for figuring out how to work out recreational… or so-called “retail”... marijuana. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 01:22:45 +0000 Elise Thatcher 7290 at Pitkin Commissioners Start Tackling Pot Decisions Valley Roundup - July 19th, 2013 <p> On the show this week Carolyn Sackariason, Editor of <a href="">the Aspen Daily News</a> and Andy Stone former Editor of, and now Columnist for, <a href="">the Aspen Times</a> join us to discuss the top news stories in the Valley. &nbsp;<br><br>We talk with Associated Press Reporter <a href="">Ivan Moreno</a> about an audit of Colorado’s medical marijuana sector.<br><br>On the Download Aspen Public Radio’s Digital Content Manager Rob St. Mary tells us about sites that might allow people to limit the amount of digital information collected on them by the government.<br><br> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 23:15:16 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 4778 at Valley Roundup - July 19th, 2013