Marijuana

Yesterday Delta County Commissioners passed an ordinance banning commercial marijuana enterprises in the unincorporated areas of the county. Amendment 64, which legalizes recreational marijuana in Colorado, allows counties to opt out of some provisions. A small group attended the commissioners’ regular meeting to discuss the issue. KVNF’s Marty Durlin reported on the story.

Headlines:

  • Delta County Commissioners Ban Commercial Marijuana Growing
  • Capitol Coverage: State Senate Slaps State Energy Office Over Fiscal Mismanagement
  • Western Slope Skies

On Tuesday (1/22), Delta County Commissioners will further discuss an ordinance that would block certain parts of Amendment 64, the constitutional amendment that makes recreational marijuana legal in Colorado. KVNF’s Marty Durlin reports on the ins and outs of marijuana legislation at the local level.

Headlines:

  • Gun Purchase Background Check Delay Over Nine Days
  • Regs Protect Wildlife During Antler Collection
  • Boulder County Cannabis Co-op Is "BYOC"

Headlines:

  • Governor Certifies Election Results For Amendments 2 and 65
  • First Reefer Room Toasted After One Day

Headlines:

  • Cell Phone Helps In Snowmobilers Rescue
  • Capitol Conversation: Legislative Preview
  • Groups May Challenge West Elk Coal Expansion
  • Cannabis Clubs Lighting Up

On Friday, President Barack Obama told ABC news that he won’t make it a top priority to go after Colorado and Washington State for legalizing marijuana. But as statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland reports, the announcement still leaves many unanswered questions in Colorado.


Headlines:

  • Questions Persist About Federal Treatment of Legal Marijuana
  • Pitkin County Will Likely Support Sopris Land Swap
  • State Ranchers Struggle With Drought
  • Protest Deadline Today For NF Oil/Gas Lease Sale
  • Native Seed Warehouse Opens In Delta

Democratic senator John Morse will take over as the next senate president in January. He previously served as the majority leader. Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland sat down with him to talk about how he sees his new role and his hopes for the legislative session.


A state task force is forming to iron out the challenges of new marijuana regulations. The group will meet before lawmakers convene in January for the legislative session. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.


Headlines:

  • Missing Teen Did Not Run Away, Still Missing
  • One Palisade Toddler Dead, One Critical, After Left In Running Vehicle 90 Mins
  • State Task Force To Tackle Legal Marijuana Regulations
  • Delta City To Ban Marijuana Sales
  • DMEA Will NOT Raise Rates, SMPA WILL
  • KVNF Sports Report: Cedaredge Bruins Win State Football Championship
  • Public Meeting To Discuss NF Oil/Gas Lease Sales

Headlines:

  • Search For Dylan Redwine Continues
  • Hotckiss Firm Wins Beetle Kill Harvest Contract
  • iSeeChange: Weather Boosts Bumper Fruit Crop
  • Dry Weather Limits Skier Access
  • Aurora City Just Says No To Pot Prosecutions
  • Cell Tower Approved Near Norwood Schools
  • Idaho Springs Tunnels Restricted This Week

Headlines:

  • Oil and Gas Drilling Back On for the North Fork Valley
  • Former Delta Petroleum Exec Now Former Recovery Energy Exec
  • US Representative Would Protect Colorado's Stash
  • Montrose County Manager Search Narrows Field To Five
  • Warm Weather In Forecast As 1 In 7 Travel For Thanksgiving

Headlines:

  • Law Enforcement Response To Amendment 64 Varies
  • A Bright Side To Beetle Kill
  • Forest Service Plans Slash Pile Burns
  • Christmas Tree Harvesting Permits Available (click on 'read more' for details)
  • Western Slope Skies

Headlines:

  • Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill Hearings Completed
  • Grand Valley Police and Sheriff Adjusting To Legalized Pot
  • Governor's TBD Initiative Calls For Constitutional Reform
  • KVNF Sports Report

Headlines:

  • Oxbow and Aspen SkiCo team up to create green energy
  • Anti-civil unions state legislators voted out
  • Telluride’s medical marijuana dispensaries prepare for Amendment 64
  • Colorado National Monument starts public input process
  • Small business may qualify for state tax credit

Headlines:

  • Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill Hearings Continue Through Tuesday
  • BLM Reduces State Acreage Available For Oil/Shale Development
  • Montrose Likely To Prohibit Sale Of Marijuana
  • Amendment 64 Votes Closely Followed Presidential Votes
  • Colorado Voter Turnout Likely To Surpass Historic 2008 Turnout
  • What To Expect From New Healthcare Law Now
  • Western Senators Support Pro-Timber Industry Policies

Colorado in Marijuana Limbo

Nov 8, 2012

On the heels of a victory for marijuana legalization advocates, Colorado officials say the federal government could still crack down on the drugs use - since marijuana is still illegal under federal law. Bente Birkeland has more.

It’s now legal in Colorado for people over the age of 21 to smoke marijuana recreationally. Voters passed amendment 64 making Colorado the first state in the country, along with Washington State, to legalize pot. Bente Birkeland has more from Denver.


Marijuana Enforcement Disproportionately Impact Minorities

Nov 1, 2012
CPN / Colorado Public News

100,000 Coloradans have medical marijuana licenses now. Still, even though more patients can legally buy pot, arrests are UP by seven per cent. And data shows that minorities are arrested at higher rates than whites, even though they use the drug less. With an amendment to legalize marijuana on the ballot this fall, Colorado Public News’ Carol McKinley takes a look at the controversial issue.

Headlines:

  • Capitol Conversation, State Election Roundup
  • Minorities Smoke Pot Less, Get Arrested More
  • Public Lands Policies Could Decide Election
  • Ryan In Colorado, Again
  • West Slope Police Chiefs In Turmoil
  • With No El Nino, Winter Moisture Uncertain

Exploring Election 2012 from the State Capitol to the County Seats: what’s on your ballot this time around?

Supporters and opponents of legalizing marijuana in Colorado faced off on Monday evening during a two-hour debate. Colorado Christian University hosted the event. Bente (BEN tuh) Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

Headlines:

  • Legalize Marijuana Amendment Would Pass If Vote Were Today
  • Delta County Chicken Wars Continue
  • Wildfire Update - Red Flag Warnings!
  • Conservation Easement Program Needs Fixing
  • State Wants Comments For Deer Management

Headlines:

  • Democrats Fed Up With Republican Secretary of State
  • First Lady Visits Colorado Springs
  • Wildfire Updates
  • Energy Fuels Moving To Re-open Newly Acquired Uranium Mines
  • Telluride and San Miguel County Support Pinon Ridge Uranium Mill
  • Amendment 64 Draws Support and Opposition

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