MARIJUANA - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MARIJUANA News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah attorney, sons accused of drug crimes are on path to trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58420495-78/drug-possession-robinson-degree.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58420495-78/drug-possession-robinson-degree.html.csp">Utah attorney, sons accused of drug crimes are on path to trial</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="2014-09-16T14:51:02.963-06:00">Updated Sep 16, 2014 02:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A former attorney for Salt Lake City government and his two sons were ordered to stand trial Tuesday on charges accusing them of running a drug operation out of their Sugar House home. James Wesley Robinson and his two adult sons — 21-year-old Alexander Jordan Robinson and 18-year-old Zachary Ryan Robinson — appeared in court Tuesday just long enough to decline a preliminary hearing where prosecutors would have been required to show there was enough evidence to proceed to trial. Often, defenda...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58420495@www.sltrib.com Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:51:02 MDT Recreational pot eclipses medical pot in Colorado http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58399776-79/recreational-pot-state-marijuana.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58399776-79/recreational-pot-state-marijuana.html.csp">Recreational pot eclipses medical pot in Colorado</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="2014-09-11T07:45:24.153-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 07:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Colorado is now selling more recreational pot than medical pot, a turning point for the newly legal industry, tax records released Wednesday show. The state sold $29.7 million worth of recreational marijuana in July, the most recent data available. That was slightly higher than the $28.9 million worth of medical marijuana sold in the same month, records from the state Department of Revenue said. The change came despite Colorado having more than double the number of medical marijuana dis...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583997762014-09-11T07:45:24.153-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-11T07:45:24.153-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58399776@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:45:24 MDT Pot producers increase demand on power grid http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398913-79/power-energy-grow-electricity.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398913-79/power-energy-grow-electricity.html.csp">Pot producers increase demand on power grid</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PHUONG LE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T14:27:01.889-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 02:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle • As more marijuana producers move their plants indoors over the next two decades, the grow operations in Washington state are expected to need as much electricity each year as what a small Northwest city consumes, according to an energy forecast by regional power planners. Demands on the Northwest electrical grid would grow further if Oregon voters pass a ballot initiative in November to legalize recreational pot use, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council said. The council, which...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583989132014-09-10T14:27:01.889-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T14:27:01.889-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398913@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:27:01 MDT 1980s New York subway shooter Bernie Goetz marijuana case dismissed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58397594-68/goetz-case-marijuana-officer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58397594-68/goetz-case-marijuana-officer.html.csp">1980s New York subway shooter Bernie Goetz marijuana case dismissed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T17:05:16.182-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A low-level marijuana case against 1980s subway shooter Bernie Goetz has been dismissed after a judge concluded the clock ran out for trying it. Goetz was busted in December on charges he sold $30 worth of marijuana to an undercover officer he’d been flirting with in Union Square park. He was offered a plea deal involving 10 days of community service. Goetz rejected it for a host of reasons, saying he felt coerced into taking the money from the undercover officer and that police are t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583975942014-09-10T17:05:16.182-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T17:05:16.182-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58397594@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:05:16 MDT Oregon’s marijuana legalization vote erupts in name-calling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58390735-68/marijuana-blumenauer-federal-tour.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58390735-68/marijuana-blumenauer-federal-tour.html.csp">Oregon’s marijuana legalization vote erupts in name-calling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JEFF BARNARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T21:48:22.82-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Grants Pass, Ore. • Oregon’s upcoming vote on whether to legalize marijuana has generated a name-calling dispute between a congressman who wants to overhaul federal marijuana policy and a prominent district attorney who has been speaking out about the dangers of pot. The spat between U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., and Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis erupted over whether upcoming events featuring national anti-drug activist Kevin Sabet shortly before mail ballots go out to vote...</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> 58390735@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:48:22 MDT Letter: Marijuana access reduces opiate overdoses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378096-82/marijuana-utah-access-overdose.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58378096-82/marijuana-utah-access-overdose.html.csp">Letter: Marijuana access reduces opiate overdoses</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T16:50:02.57-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah is selling itself short with its new marijuana law. In Utah, 23 people die every month from prescription drug overdoses, Utah is No. 8 in the nation. JAMA Internal Medicine published this month that there has been an average 25 percent decline in deaths by opiate prescription drug overdose in states that allow legal access to marijuana. Scripps Research institute in San Diego said THC in marijuana was more effective at preventing the buildup of protein in the brain that causes Alzheimer’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> 58378096@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:50:02 MDT Legal or not, the marijuana business is still wacky http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58375610-79/pot-marijuana-says-business.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58375610-79/pot-marijuana-says-business.html.csp">Legal or not, the marijuana business is still wacky</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T17:05:02.028-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Legal or not, the business of selling weed in the U.S. is as wacky as ever. The tangle of rules and regulations that govern whether and how it can be grown, bought and sold create complexity and ambiguity that cause major headaches for marijuana businesses — and enticing opportunities for those who want to exploit it. “It’s a gray market industry, that’s just how it is,” says Kayvan Khalatbari, who owns a marijuana dispensary and a chain of pizza restaurants in Denver. The big issue: ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583756102014-09-04T17:05:02.028-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T17:05:02.028-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58375610@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:05:02 MDT Marijuana’s hazy contribution to highway deaths http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364272-68/marijuana-drivers-states-crash.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364272-68/marijuana-drivers-states-crash.html.csp">Marijuana’s hazy contribution to highway deaths</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T09:49:05.515-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 09:49AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends. Beer, who was 17 in October 2012 when the crash occurred, pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and was sentenced last week to 5 years to 15 years in prison. As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advoc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583642722014-09-02T09:49:05.515-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T09:49:05.515-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364272@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:49:05 MDT Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361164-68/marijuana-drivers-states-pot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361164-68/marijuana-drivers-states-pot.html.csp">Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:19:32.222-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana’s effects show that the drug can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking, all of which are critical driving skills. But unlike with alcohol, drivers high on pot tend to be aware that they are impaired and try to compens...</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> 58361164@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:19:32 MDT Official: Bidders compete for Uruguay pot business http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348812-79/uruguay-official-pot-legalization.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58348812-79/uruguay-official-pot-legalization.html.csp">Official: Bidders compete for Uruguay pot business</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LEONARDO HABERKORN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T17:35:01.614-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 05:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Montevideo, Uruguay • Uruguay’s new market for legalized marijuana has attracted more than 20 companies bidding for the right to supply pot to the country’s pharmacies, a government official said Thursday. An official from President Jose Mujica’s office says cannabis regulators will review and pick the best businesses from the competitors that passed initial scrutiny. It’s not clear how many may eventually be granted licenses in the South American country. The government official did not specify...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583488122014-08-28T17:35:01.614-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T17:35:01.614-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348812@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:35:01 MDT NFL: Broncos lose receiver/returner Jordan Norwood to torn ACL http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58319210-77/nfl-reece-bell-norwood.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58319210-77/nfl-reece-bell-norwood.html.csp">NFL: Broncos lose receiver/returner Jordan Norwood to torn ACL</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T23:00:59.932-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 11:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Englewood, Colo. • Denver Broncos wide receiver Jordan Norwood tore his left ACL in practice Wednesday, ending what was shaping up as one of the league’s best comeback stories. Norwood was trying to catch a sideline touchdown pass from Peyton Manning when Houston cornerback Brandon Harris broke it up. Norwood landed awkwardly and was carted off the field. The fifth-year pro, who’d been cut five times by four teams and sat out all of last season, was Denver’s most consistent punt returner and had...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583192102014-08-20T23:00:59.932-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T23:00:59.932-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58319210@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:00:59 MDT Pizza maker ponders adding marijuana to sauce http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58304455-223/pizza-marijuana-vowler-idea.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58304455-223/pizza-marijuana-vowler-idea.html.csp">Pizza maker ponders adding marijuana to sauce</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Howard Pankratz</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Denver Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T23:03:45.592-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • The president and CEO of a Pittsburgh-based pizza chain has an idea for a cannabis-infused sauce, but he’s not sure the product will fit his family-oriented business model. Unique Pizza and Subs Corp. CEO Jim Vowler said interest in weed-laced pizza and pizza sauce infused with marijuana extract is especially high in Canada, where courts on Thursday ruled unconstitutional a prohibition on the use of pot-infused foods, salves, oils and creams for medical purposes. The company’s largest ...</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> 58304455@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:03:45 MDT NASCAR: Tony Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car racing death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58298367-77/nfl-marijuana-players-washington.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58298367-77/nfl-marijuana-players-washington.html.csp">NASCAR: Tony Stewart sitting out Michigan after dirt-car racing death</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Eddie Pells</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T22:50:02.547-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it. As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized as the analgesic of choice for many of its players. “It’s not, let’s go smoke a joint,” retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington said. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582983672014-08-14T22:50:02.547-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T22:50:02.547-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298367@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:50:02 MDT NFL seeks right answer through haze surrounding marijuana use http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58296984-77/marijuana-nfl-players-league.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58296984-77/marijuana-nfl-players-league.html.csp">NFL seeks right answer through haze surrounding marijuana use</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By EDDIE PELLS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T22:49:13.714-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it. As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized as the analgesic of choice for many of its players. “It’s not, let’s go smoke a joint,” retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington said. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582969842014-08-14T22:49:13.714-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T22:49:13.714-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296984@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:49:13 MDT $2M anti-pot campaign warns teens: ‘Don’t be a lab rat’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58282841-68/campaign-teens-marijuana-ads.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58282841-68/campaign-teens-marijuana-ads.html.csp">$2M anti-pot campaign warns teens: ‘Don’t be a lab rat’</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">the Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T21:46:01.607-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 09:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • A campaign to discourage Colorado youths from using marijuana titled “Don’t Be a Lab Rat” will use human-sized rat cages and television and movie-theater ads, with the goal of telling teens there’s uncertainty surrounding the effects of pot. The campaign launching Monday moves away from trying to scare teens like some anti-meth commercials, The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/QGTPpQ ). The $2 million campaign was commissioned by the governor’s office and uses money from legal settle...</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> 58282841@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:46:01 MDT Letter: Expand medical cannabis use in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251819-82/utah-marijuana-cannabis-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58251819-82/utah-marijuana-cannabis-medical.html.csp">Letter: Expand medical cannabis use in Utah</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T17:24:02.452-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 05:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cannabis extracts made available to Utah children with severe epilepsy is a compassionate step in a good direction, and I praise legislators such as Steve Urquhart in their efforts to help parents safely get these extracts over state borders. However, there’s a disconnect of compassion in this whole debate over this low-THC marijuana. Where’s the medical marijuana for Utah citizens suffering from HIV/AIDS, cancer, and a host of other ailments that marijuana may help? It’s as if low-THC cannab...</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> 58251819@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:24:02 MDT Denver Post: Has pot reached a tipping point in the U.S.? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241708-82/marijuana-favor-legalization-policies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58241708-82/marijuana-favor-legalization-policies.html.csp">Denver Post: Has pot reached a tipping point in the U.S.?</a></h4>