<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Weed Between the Lines]]> <![CDATA[Could Boulder price itself out of the pot market?]]> I support taxes on sales of marijuana, but I’m scratching my head a little over the latest proposal before the Boulder City Council to place a 15 percent city excise tax on grow and infusion facilities and a 10 percent city sales tax on marijuana on the November ballot.]]> <![CDATA[Drug-endangered child bill goes way too far]]> <![CDATA[Heading into uncharted territory]]> Last week Colorado became the first U.S. state to adopt a set of rules that allows marijuana to be regulated like alcohol for adults. Legislators, task force members and all involved are to be congratulated for doing it in accordance with Amendment 64’s spirit and under its tight, six-month deadline.]]> <![CDATA[Medical cannabis heads toward the tipping point]]> Weed, the CNN documentary anchored by Dr. Sanjay Gupta that aired last summer, highlighted the case of Charlotte Figi, a Colorado girl whose epileptic seizures were calmed by use of a special strain of cannabis high in cannabidiol, or CBD, a cannabinoid associated with the plant’s medical properties.]]> <![CDATA[Emergency rule keeps cannabis magazines on the shelves]]> Probably the strangest paragraph in Colorado’s first attempt to regulate marijuana was the one that stipulated that “magazines whose primary focus is marijuana or marijuana businesses are only sold in retail marijuana stores or behind the counter in establishments where persons under 21 years of age are present.”]]> <![CDATA[Colorado pot legalization is almost upon us]]> In just five days from the publication date of this column, if you are over 21 years of age, have a driver’s license and are able to find a retail store open, you will be able to purchase marijuana for recreational use in Colorado.]]> <![CDATA[Cannabis and the media: Back to the boogieman]]> What is up with the media and marijuana? Recreational cannabis went on sale in Colorado on Jan. 1, support for decriminalization is crescendoing, and the mainstream, especially on the right, has gone totally batshit crazy.]]> <![CDATA[CBS slaps down Weedmaps’ Times Square ad]]> More good news about the end of cannabis prohibition. A new PEW poll indicates that 75 percent of voters say legalization is a foregone conclusion. Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who along with Rep.]]> <![CDATA[Is it really this hard to come up with retail cannabis rules and regs?]]> The city is now close to passing rules and regulations that will govern the sale of retail cannabis in Boulder.]]> <![CDATA[Is Colorado's MMJ patient registry being shared with law enforcement?]]> Among the many troubling findings of a report from the Office of the State Auditor on the administration of the state medical marijuana regulatory system is that confidential information about medical marijuana patients has and is being shared, possibly unconstitutionally, with other state agencies, private contractors and law-enforcement agencies.]]> <![CDATA[Will Colorado's Pot Supply Be Able to Meet Demand?]]> In less than a month, Colorado and Washington will open the first adult recreational marijuana markets in history. Which brings up an interesting question. Will there be enough product to supply this emerging consumer base?]]> <![CDATA[Pot by the numbers: 50 ways to look at marijuana]]> 1. 5,187,582 - Population of Colorado in 2012. 2. 1,383,140 - Number of Coloradans who voted for Amendment 64 in 2012.]]> <![CDATA[Cannabis taxes a vexing decision]]> Denver lawyer/activist Robert Corry has become the public face of a campaign to overturn the marijuana taxes proposed by the state legislature for adoption on the November ballot.]]> <![CDATA[Now it’s up to Congress to change federal cannabis laws]]> Anyone who reads this column was probably surprised last Thursday when the headline blared that “the feds are dithering” at the very time the Justice Department was announcing the first significant changes in its cannabis policies in 40 years. That’s the reality of covering a volatile, shifting-sand subject like cannabis in a weekly column — you can easily look like a fool!]]> <![CDATA[Terrapin Station opens a new era in Boulder commerce]]> It might not have been as big a moment as the day retail sales began in Denver on Jan. 1. There were no national media gawking or television cameras rolling last Friday at 8:30 a.m.]]> <![CDATA[Under the influence]]> More than 17 million Americans admit to smoking marijuana, and in 2010 10.6 million Americans reported driving under the influence of an illegal drug, with a high incidence of people age 18 to 25 among the respondents. More than 70 percent of those said they used marijuana before driving.]]> <![CDATA[Cannabis should not be a controlled substance]]> As more state legislatures vote to allow medical marijuana use and research, and public approval in the United States for ending the federal ban on cannabis continues to rise, there is still much official opposition. And perhaps the most entrenched opponents are those in Washington actually charged with enforcing that federal ban.]]> <![CDATA[Heading for a showdown on cannabis and banking?]]> The Obama administration issued guidelines for banks to work with cannabusinesses. But itīs not as simple a solution as it has been portrayed.]]> <![CDATA[MIG helps make marijuana businesses work]]> “That’s the environment in which my trade association formed,” Elliott told me recently. “We took the philosophy of ‘If we don’t hang together, we’re going to hang separately’ and pooled our resources.]]> <![CDATA[Why not base cannabis treatment on science instead of fear?]]> Let’s hope that the creative solution attorney Jeff Gard came up with, aided by Nederland’s government and citizens, will allow adults to consume cannabis in much the same way as they do alcohol and remain within the boundaries of state and local laws.]]>