MARIJUANA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MARIJUANA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Spend or save? Pot tax debate far from settled http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819878-68/pot-marijuana-lawmakers-spend.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57819878-68/pot-marijuana-lawmakers-spend.html.csp">Spend or save? Pot tax debate far from settled</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KRISTEN WYATT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T20:42:01.828-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 08:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Colorado’s legal pot industry may be booming, but state lawmakers aren’t sure how to spend the windfall. A legislative budget committee decided not to vote Monday on a $54 million plan from Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper to spend marijuana revenues on drug education and outreach. The governor wants to spend recreational pot taxes to fund everything from increased drug-prevention outreach to a new study on marijuana use by pregnant women. Instead, the Legislature may decide to spend v...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578198782014-04-14T20:42:01.828-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-14T20:42:01.828-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57819878@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:42:01 MDT Direct access pot vending machines to debut in Colorado http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57811101-200/cannabist-shearin-stephen-machine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57811101-200/cannabist-shearin-stephen-machine.html.csp">Direct access pot vending machines to debut in Colorado</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ricardo Baca </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Cannabist/The Denver Post </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T15:56:48.331-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 03:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A few months ago we wrote about the wow-factor of marijuana vending machines: Their legality, how they work and why some feel these machines represent a future that revolves around convenience, control and automation. But those pot vending machines sit behind the counter, and only the budtenders would have access to them — taking something away from a consumer’s experience of, “Whoa, I just bought marijuana from a machine.” A different kind of machine, one customers can access, will debut in Col...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57811101@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 15:56:48 MDT Balko: Colorado cops taking pot shots http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57790808-82/pot-crime-denver-marijuana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57790808-82/pot-crime-denver-marijuana.html.csp">Balko: Colorado cops taking pot shots</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Radley Balko</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T15:53:38.244-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 03:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">By Radley Balko The Washington Post After three months with legal marijuana, Denver has not turned into an urban wasteland. In fact, as Vox reported this week, crime in the first two months of 2014 is down across the board from the first two months of 2013. Yes, it’s still early. But the numbers so far don’t suggest that Denver is about to succumb to a crime wave fueled by pot-addicted hooligans (as some law enforcement officials warned). This makes an Associated Press report from Friday all t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790808@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:53:38 MDT Milbank: Washington might benefit from some legalized pot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57788641-82/marijuana-cannabis-medical-system.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57788641-82/marijuana-cannabis-medical-system.html.csp">Milbank: Washington might benefit from some legalized pot</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T22:54:01.591-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 10:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Legal marijuana is spreading like a weed across the land but it has yet to take root in the place where people might benefit most from inhaling: the U.S. Capitol. The Maryland General Assembly finished work Monday on a marijuana decriminalization bill, joining two dozen other states and the District in some form of legalization. Colorado and Washington allow recreational pot, while most others have legalized only medical marijuana, but the combined campaign has redefined the meaning of a grass-r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57788641@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:54:01 MDT Student death is first linked to legal marijuana in Colorado http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57777608-68/marijuana-death-report-thamba.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57777608-68/marijuana-death-report-thamba.html.csp">Student death is first linked to legal marijuana in Colorado</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mark Berman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T22:23:10.676-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 10:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It appears that the first death linked to legal marijuana in Colorado happened last month at a Holiday Inn. Levy Thamba died March 11 after falling from the balcony at the hotel. In a new report on his death, the Denver medical examiner’s office cites “marijuana intoxication” following the consumption of cookies that contained marijuana. “Marijuana intoxication is a significant contributing factor,” the autopsy report states. This is the first death related to marijuana intoxication in the Denv...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57777608@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:23:10 MDT Legal pot in Colorado hasn’t stopped black market http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57777558-68/marijuana-pot-drug-colorado.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57777558-68/marijuana-pot-drug-colorado.html.csp">Legal pot in Colorado hasn’t stopped black market</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SADIE GURMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T20:27:04.594-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 08:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • A 25-year-old is shot dead trying to sell marijuana the old-fashioned, illegal way. Two men from Texas set up a warehouse to grow more than they would ever need. And three people buying pot in a grocery store parking lot are robbed at gunpoint. While no one expected the state’s first-in-the-nation recreational sales would eliminate the need for dangerous underground sales overnight, the violence has raised concerns among police, prosecutors and pot advocates that a black market for mar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577775582014-04-05T20:27:04.594-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-05T20:27:04.594-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57777558@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 20:27:04 MDT 75% say legalizing pot nationwide is inevitable http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57767132-68/drug-percent-legalization-marijuana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57767132-68/drug-percent-legalization-marijuana.html.csp">75% say legalizing pot nationwide is inevitable</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KRISTEN WYATT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T22:03:02.752-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday. The Pew Research Center survey on the nation’s shifting attitudes about drug policy also showed increased support for moving away from mandatory sentences for non-violent drug offenders. The telephone survey found that 75 percent of respondents — including majorities of both supporters and opponents of legal marijuana— think that the s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577671322014-04-02T22:03:02.752-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T22:03:02.752-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57767132@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:03:02 MDT Colorado notes first death linked to pot since it became legal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57764382-68/death-denver-marijuana-student.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57764382-68/death-denver-marijuana-student.html.csp">Colorado notes first death linked to pot since it became legal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T18:34:38.341-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 06:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • The Denver coroner says an exchange student from Wyoming fell to his death after eating a marijuana cookie, the first reported death linked to marijuana since the drug became legal for recreational use in Colorado in January. Nineteen-year-old Levy Thamba died after falling from the balcony of a Denver hotel on March 11. An autopsy report released Wednesday says he died from the fall but also lists “marijuana intoxication” as a contributing factor in his death. Officials at Northwest Co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577643822014-04-02T18:34:38.341-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T18:34:38.341-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57764382@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:34:38 MDT Poll: Nationwide marijuana legalization inevitable http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57763837-68/drug-legalization-marijuana-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57763837-68/drug-legalization-marijuana-percent.html.csp">Poll: Nationwide marijuana legalization inevitable</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KRISTEN WYATT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T09:13:02.405-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 09:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to three-fourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday. The Pew Research Center survey on the nation’s shifting attitudes about drug policy also showed increased support for moving away from mandatory sentences for non-violent drug offenders. The telephone survey found that 75 percent of respondents — including majorities of both supporters and opponents of legal marijuana— think that the sa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577638372014-04-02T09:13:02.405-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-02T09:13:02.405-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57763837@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:13:02 MDT Utah families celebrate passage of cannabis ‘Charlee’s Law’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57728706-78/cannabis-utah-law-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57728706-78/cannabis-utah-law-oil.html.csp">Utah families celebrate passage of cannabis ‘Charlee’s Law’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T10:13:43.835-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 10:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah’s hemp supplement bill, better known as “Charlee’s Law,” is a technical piece of legislation, packed with a lot of “legalese,” said sponsor Rep. Gage Froerer at the governor’s ceremonial signing of the law on Tuesday. But it’s a symbol of compassion for parents who have exhausted all medical remedies for their children, and a promise of hope for a better future, he said. “And number one it’s about trust,” Froerer said. “The state of Utah is willing to trust the parents of this state in mak...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57728706@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:13:43 MDT How will marijuana grower decide who gets cannabis oil? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57730440-78/alepsia-utah-patients-cannabis.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57730440-78/alepsia-utah-patients-cannabis.html.csp">How will marijuana grower decide who gets cannabis oil?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kirsten Stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T20:30:49.842-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 08:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The non-profit Realm of Caring Foundation in Colorado markets an oil, Alepsia, that it says will qualify under Utah’s upcoming cannabis law. There is a waiting list, including 50 Utah children, for Alepsia. To be legal for use in Utah after July 1, an oil can contain no more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive chemical in marijuana that gives users a high, and no less than 15 percent cannabidiol (CBD). READ MORE: Utah families celebrate passage of cannabis “Charlee’s ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57730440@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:30:49 MDT Will Utahns with multiple sclerosis want cannabis treatments? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57724253-78/cannabis-marijuana-therapies-academy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57724253-78/cannabis-marijuana-therapies-academy.html.csp">Will Utahns with multiple sclerosis want cannabis treatments?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kirsten stewart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T22:21:41.271-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 10:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There’s little evidence that popular alternative therapies — such as bee venom, gingko biloba or reflexology — effectively treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to new guidelines by the American Academy of Neurology. But medical marijuana in pill or oral spray form can ease MS-related muscle tightness and pain, a panel of nine doctors found after a review of 291 clinical studies. The guidelines, published Monday in the journal Neurology, may give a boost to the marijuana movement ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57724253@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:21:41 MDT Marijuana regulators switching sides to work for industry http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57717492-200/marijuana-state-industry-division.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57717492-200/marijuana-state-industry-division.html.csp">Marijuana regulators switching sides to work for industry</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By john ingold</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Denver Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-23T21:53:42.967-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • At least three influential officials at the state agency that regulates marijuana businesses have found work doing cannabis industry consulting after leaving the division, the latest sign of the industry’s growing allure in Colorado. All three officials say they adhered to strict — but not always mandatory — ethical standards in switching from the regulators to the regulated. And an ethics expert said the moves are not necessarily a conflict, noting that such public-to-private switches...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57717492@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:53:42 MDT Plane carrying marijuana crashes near San Diego http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57717362-68/diego-marijuana-san-agents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57717362-68/diego-marijuana-san-agents.html.csp">Plane carrying marijuana crashes near San Diego</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T16:49:01.923-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Diego • Authorities say an ultralight aircraft carrying about 250 pounds of marijuana has crashed in the mountains east of San Diego, but there’s no sign of the pilot. The downed plane was discovered Friday morning by U.S. Customs and Border Protection during a routine air patrol. A team of federal agents picking through the wreckage in the remote Laguna Mountains found a helmet, gloves and other gear. There was also a pair of footprints leading away from the crash site. Because there was no...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577173622014-03-22T16:49:01.923-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-22T16:49:01.923-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57717362@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:49:01 MDT Court. Some Colorado pot cases can be overturned http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57676864-68/marijuana-colorado-court-cases.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57676864-68/marijuana-colorado-court-cases.html.csp">Court. Some Colorado pot cases can be overturned</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVEN K. PAULSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T11:36:01.585-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 11:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Colorado’s second-highest court ruled Thursday that some people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana can ask for those convictions to be thrown out under the law that legalized recreational marijuana in the state. The Colorado Court of Appeals said people whose cases were under appeal when Amendment 64 took effect in December 2012 are eligible to have their convictions reversed. A spokeswoman for the Attorney General John Suthers said prosecutors are reviewing the opinion ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676864@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:36:01 MDT Former Utah attorney charged with making pot by-product appears in court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57676204-78/robinson-drug-felony-marijuana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57676204-78/robinson-drug-felony-marijuana.html.csp">Former Utah attorney charged with making pot by-product appears in court</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T23:29:54.589-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The father placed a hand on his sons’ shoulders as they exited the courtroom Thursday. He led his family down the hall, away from the gaggle of television cameras and reporters, back to their Sugar House home, where, prosecutors say, former Salt Lake City attorney James Wesley Robinson and his two adult sons were making a marijuana byproduct called “Dab” or “Shatter” in a make-shift lab. The family made its first appearance Thursday morning before a 3rd District judge to answer to several felon...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676204@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:29:54 MDT Pot companies host job fair in Denver http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57676138-79/denver-job-fair-marijuana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57676138-79/denver-job-fair-marijuana.html.csp">Pot companies host job fair in Denver</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T08:23:01.487-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 08:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Job seekers are expected to turn out in droves for a marijuana job fair in Denver. More than a dozen Colorado marijuana-related companies are joining forces to recruit hundreds of people 21 and older for positions in accounting, technology, advertising and selling the now-legal drug. The event Thursday is expected to draw about 700 job seekers. According to the Denver Post, use of marijuana is prohibited in line or at the fair.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576761382014-03-13T08:23:01.487-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-13T08:23:01.487-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676138@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:23:01 MDT California man nabbed for trunkload of pot after car breaks down on I-80 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57665100-78/officer-upd-pulled-dog.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57665100-78/officer-upd-pulled-dog.html.csp">California man nabbed for trunkload of pot after car breaks down on I-80</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T22:27:49.824-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 10:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It started as a friendly stop by a Unified Police officer to help a motorist in trouble. Then, everything went to pot. Literally. A UPD officer was driving along Interstate 80 near 7200 West about 2:30 p.m. Monday when a rented Nissan Maxima in front of him pulled over the side of the road, its hazard lights on. “Our officer pulled over to see if he needed help, and in the process of talking with the driver became suspicious,” said UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal. Coincidentally, that was when a Utah High...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57665100@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:27:49 MDT Colorado collects $2 million in pot tax from January sales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57661783-68/sales-january-marijuana-recreational.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57661783-68/sales-january-marijuana-recreational.html.csp">Colorado collects $2 million in pot tax from January sales</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By John Ingold</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Denver Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T17:42:15.004-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 05:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Colorado collected slightly more than $2 million in taxes on the sale of recreational marijuana in the month of January, according to new figures released by the state Monday. The numbers are the first time an official tally has been put on the value of the historic January sales. But they are also below the amounts that previous estimates have predicted Colorado could reap from the sale of marijuana to anyone 21 and older. In January, Colorado collected $1.4 million from a special 10 p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57661783@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:42:15 MDT