Amendment 64 http://aspenpublicradio.org en Governor: Successes And Failures With Retail Marijuana http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/governor-successes-and-failures-retail-marijuana <p></p><p>Governor John Hickenlooper says when it comes to legal marijuana, the future is still somewhat hazy in Colorado. Recreational pot became legal last year and retailers started selling it in January. Hickenlooper looked back yesterday on how the process has gone so far, in a talk at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:39:45 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20923 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Governor: Successes And Failures With Retail Marijuana Marijuana Advocates Celebrate Pot's Legalization At Hunter S. Thompson's Owl Farm http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/marijuana-advocates-celebrate-pots-legalization-hunter-s-thompsons-owl-farm <p></p><p>Some of the heavy hitters in the marijuana community celebrated its legalization in Colorado at an event near Woody Creek. The group <a href="http://norml.org/">NORML</a>, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, held a cookout over the weekend at Owl Farm, Hunter S. Thompson’s old homestead. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen was there and filed this report.</p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 19439 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Marijuana Advocates Celebrate Pot's Legalization At Hunter S. Thompson's Owl Farm Retail Marijuana: Pricey Pot in Carbondale http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/retail-marijuana-pricey-pot-carbondale <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When recreational marijuana goes on sale for adults age 21 and older next year, the most expensive buds in the Roaring Fork Valley will likely be in Carbondale. Voters there passed a 5 percent tax on both retail and wholesale pot this month. And, new statewide taxes will increase the price even more. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, some Carbondale marijuana businesses are preparing for higher-priced pot.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:33:41 +0000 Marci Krivonen 10435 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Retail Marijuana: Pricey Pot in Carbondale Report: Roaring Fork Valley has Highest Rate of Teen Marijuana Use in the State http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/report-roaring-fork-valley-has-highest-rate-teen-marijuana-use-state <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voters in Colorado passed new taxes on retail marijuana that will help pay for fixes to school buildings in disrepair. Proposition AA establishes excise and sales taxes on recreational pot that’s allowed to be sold to adults 21 and older. Besides raising money for schools, the taxes will also fund regulation of the new retail industry.</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:04:38 +0000 Marci Krivonen 10015 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Report: Roaring Fork Valley has Highest Rate of Teen Marijuana Use in the State Garfield County commissioner "confused" by federal government's recreational pot stance http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/garfield-county-commissioner-confused-federal-governments-recreational-pot-stance <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal government yesterday (Thurs., 8-29-13) said it won’t sue to stop recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington. The news comes a little over a week after Garfield County commissioners voted to ban recreational marijuana businesses in certain areas of the county. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth spoke to one of the commissioners who voted in favor of the ban and filed this report. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:36:15 +0000 Rebecca Kruth 6799 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Garfield County commissioner "confused" by federal government's recreational pot stance