Medical Marijuana

POLITICS
6:00 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Despite Legalization, Marijuana Remains Divisive In Colorado Communities

Many towns in Colorado still ban the sale of recreational pot. That may change on election day as more towns and cities consider opening up sales to cash in on the heavily taxed drug.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

It’s been ten months since Colorado began allowing the recreational use of marijuana. But many towns across the state still don’t allow its sale. That may change this November. More than 20 communities in the state have marijuana issues on the ballot. 

"And here we have two cannabis plants that are mature and ready to be harvested," Scott Wilson says. "If you look at them you can see the purple on them and you can see the medicine on them."

Wilson owned the first medical marijuana store in Colorado’s Delta County.

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HEALTH
5:35 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Colorado Board Votes Down Medical Marijuana Caregiver Patient Cap Change

Jenea Cox - who testified at the hearing - and her 5-year-old daughter Haleigh. They moved to Colorado from Georgia so Haleigh could take a special medical marijuana strain to help with her seizures.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Originally published on Wed September 17, 2014 10:33 am

The Colorado Board of Health has voted against setting maximum patient caps for medical marijuana caregivers. The proposed rule would have limited caregivers to just 10 patients. After a tense and at times tearful hearing Tuesday, the board said the change was unnecessary.

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NEWS
8:11 am
Mon September 15, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

  Newscast

  • Hints at Sage Grouse listing from Fish and Wildlife
  • State officials meet tomorrow to decide rules for medical marijuana
  • Poachers hit near Telluride
  • Winter weather outlook for Western Slope
  • Enterovirus possibly moving towards western slope
  • Denver Post might be sold off
NEWS
8:09 am
Wed September 3, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  Newscast

  • Crested Butte Bud Light party only for Gunnison County
  • Highway I-70 reopened after possible bomb scare      
  • Colorado seeks to change medical marijuana rules
  • Statewide shortage of volunteer firefighters puts areas at risk
NEWS
4:46 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Rocky Mountain High: Colorado Uses A Lot Of Pot, Report Finds

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Six months after the first retail marijuana stores opened in the state people in Colorado are using a lot of pot, according to a recent report. 

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NEWS
4:58 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Paonia To Decide On Recreational Marijuana In Special Election

Credit flickr.com/cwhitfield

Paonia residents will decide if they want to allow retail marijuana facilities in their town during a special election in November. 

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NEWS
8:25 am
Tue June 3, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, June 3, 2014

  Newscast

  • Memorial Service for Landslide Victims
  •  Collbran Landslide Study & Emergency Fund
  • Canadian’s Help Jumpstart Hemp Industry in US
  • Drug Testing in the Workplace: balance rights of medical marijuana users with drug-free-workplace rules
NEWS
8:18 am
Wed April 30, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  Newscast

  •  Colorado voters may be asked to “tweak” the 4th Amendment
  •  PTSD rejected a third time as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana
  •  Conservation Center’s Sarah Sauter talks about the importance of the Gunnison Basin Roundtable meeting tonight in Hotchkiss
  • Senate committee kills oil and gas health study
NEWS
8:47 am
Fri December 13, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, December 13, 2013

Headlines

  • Military Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Montrose Airport
  • 3 Dead after Small Plane Crash on Grand Mesa
  • Colorado Denying More Medical Marijuana Applications in Recent Months
  • Spruce Beetles a Growing Threat in GMUG Forests
NEWS
10:43 am
Fri November 8, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast, Friday, November 8, 2013

Headlines

  • Colorado’s failed secessionists look to the Legislature
  • Pitkin County Commissioners ponder medical marijuana greenhouses
  • Paonia Council struggles with declining revenues
  • Area Sports Report by KVNF’s Eric Gould
NEWS
9:52 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Ahead Of Vote, Colorado Marijuana Taxes A Source Of Debate

Cannabis plants
Credit UKhomeoffice via Flickr (CC)

This fall voters across Colorado will decide how recreational marijuana should be taxed.

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NEWS
8:18 am
Thu July 18, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Thursday July 18, 2013

  • Mesa County Authorities Report Rise in Domestic Violence Calls
  • Colorado State Auditors Say Medical Marijuana Not Sufficiently Overseen
  • West Fork Fire 66% Contained, Still Covering Nearly 110,000 Acres
  • Colorado Secretary of State Demands Recall Election Date Be Set
  • Gunnison Sage Grouse Likely to be Declared Endangered
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Local Newscast
8:23 am
Wed March 27, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Headlines:

  • Man killed in Crawford shooting identified
  • Craig Childs discusses Western wild open spaces
  • Audit of medical marijuana industry finds vast shortcomings
  • Bill to repeal Colorado death penalty dies in committee
  • Crane count from Fruitgrowers Reservoir