retail 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 Keeping Teens From Driving Stoned http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/keeping-teens-driving-stoned <p>Law enforcement is adjusting to legal marijuana in the Roaring Fork Valley and around Colorado… and that includes making sure people aren’t on pot behind the wheel. The Colorado Department of Transportation recently announced a new campaign this month to crack down on high drivers… and for at least one local drivers education company, it also means taking more time to talk with students about pot.<br /> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:10:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 15553 at http://aspenpublicradio.org 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