Amendment 64

8:33am

Mon November 18, 2013
Recreational Marijuana

Retail Marijuana: Pricey Pot in Carbondale

A batch of the marijuana strain "Golden Goat" basks under strong lights in a Carbondale medical marijuana center.
Credit Marci Krivonen

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 Krivonen reports, some Carbondale marijuana businesses are preparing for higher-priced pot.

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10:04am

Fri November 8, 2013
Marijuana

Report: Roaring Fork Valley has Highest Rate of Teen Marijuana Use in the State

A 2011 assessment shows a higher rate of teen marijuana use in the Roaring Fork Valley than anywhere else in Colorado.
Credit Marci Krivonen

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.

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11:36am

Fri August 30, 2013
Marijuana

Garfield County commissioner "confused" by federal government's recreational pot stance

The federal government said it won't try and block new recreational marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington. The two states are the first to allow for recreational use of the drug.
Credit Flickr/Dave H

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.  

Garfield County Commissioner John Martin says the federal government’s latest stance on recreational marijuana has left him feeling somewhat confused.

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10:57am

Tue August 27, 2013
Marijuana

Colorado Voters to Decide on How to Tax Recreational Pot

Colorado voters this Fall will decide how to tax recreational marijuana.
Credit Marci Krivonen

This fall voters across Colorado will decide how recreational marijuana should be taxed. The state legislature referred a special sales tax and an excise tax to the ballot. As Bente Birkeland reports, while the initiative has broad support, there are some who worry it goes too far.

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