Tag Archives: legalized marijuana

Time to press ‘pause’ on pot?: The Cortez City Council is hearing calls for a moratorium on new retail marijuana outlets

Does Cortez have too many retail marijuana outlets? Should it allow any more in the future? Is the presence of legalized marijuana causing an increase in crime and homelessness? The Cortez City Council pondered those questions during a spirited discussion … Continue reading

Published in October 2018 Tagged

Legal pot: Has is lived up to the hopes?

It was a dream among the Baby Boomer counter-culture – talked about by many, but believed realistic by few. Legalizing cannabis, they said, would make society more enlightened and more honest. Responsible adults could openly indulge in a mind-expanding drug … Continue reading

Published in June 2016 Tagged

For hemp advocates, green could mean gold

Hemp won’t get you high – but some people think it could make you rich. Colorado gained national attention in November 2012 when voters passed Amendment 64 that legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. But while the national spotlight shone brightly … Continue reading

Published in April 2014 Tagged , ,

Pot sales begin, but local law officers have fears

Sheriff, police chief say legalization raises many unanswered questions   While libertarians, potheads, and critics of the nation’s “War on Drugs” celebrate the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Colorado, Montezuma County law enforcement officials have some practical concerns … Continue reading

Published in January 2014 Tagged

It’s legal, now what?

Reefer gladness: Marijuana supporters are a mile high after the passage of Amendment 64, but some leaders and law officials are concerned about its ramifications This is the first article in a two-part series examining the impact of the recent … Continue reading

Published in December 2012 Tagged ,

Field of dreams?

Amendment 64 may open the door to the cultivation of industrial hemp This is the second in a two-part series. The first article, in the December 2012 issue, examined the impacts of the passage of Colorado’s Amendment 64 regarding the … Continue reading

Published in January 2013 Tagged ,

Cortez decides not to limit pot centers

The Cortez City Council has voted to rescind an amendment to its medical-marijuana ordinance that put a cap on how many marijuana centers could operate within the city. The council decided to stay with the original ordinance that puts strict … Continue reading

Published in August 2012 Tagged