Amendment 64 http://kajx.org en Retail Marijuana: Pricey Pot in Carbondale http://kajx.org/post/retail-marijuana-pricey-pot-carbondale <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When recreational marijuana goes on sale for adults age 21 and older next year, the most expensive buds in the Roaring Fork Valley will likely be in Carbondale. Voters there passed a 5 percent tax on both retail and wholesale pot this month. And, new statewide taxes will increase the price even more. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, some Carbondale marijuana businesses are preparing for higher-priced pot.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:33:41 +0000 Marci Krivonen 10435 at http://kajx.org Retail Marijuana: Pricey Pot in Carbondale Report: Roaring Fork Valley has Highest Rate of Teen Marijuana Use in the State http://kajx.org/post/report-roaring-fork-valley-has-highest-rate-teen-marijuana-use-state <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voters in Colorado passed new taxes on retail marijuana that will help pay for fixes to school buildings in disrepair. Proposition AA establishes excise and sales taxes on recreational pot that’s allowed to be sold to adults 21 and older. Besides raising money for schools, the taxes will also fund regulation of the new retail industry.</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:04:38 +0000 Marci Krivonen 10015 at http://kajx.org Report: Roaring Fork Valley has Highest Rate of Teen Marijuana Use in the State Garfield County commissioner "confused" by federal government's recreational pot stance http://kajx.org/post/garfield-county-commissioner-confused-federal-governments-recreational-pot-stance <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal government yesterday (Thurs., 8-29-13) said it won’t sue to stop recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington. The news comes a little over a week after Garfield County commissioners voted to ban recreational marijuana businesses in certain areas of the county. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth spoke to one of the commissioners who voted in favor of the ban and filed this report. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:36:15 +0000 Rebecca Kruth 6799 at http://kajx.org Garfield County commissioner "confused" by federal government's recreational pot stance Colorado Voters to Decide on How to Tax Recreational Pot http://kajx.org/post/colorado-voters-decide-how-tax-recreational-pot <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This fall voters across Colorado will decide how recreational marijuana should be taxed. The state legislature referred a special sales tax and an excise tax to the ballot. As </span>Bente<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Birkeland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, while the initiative has broad support, there are some who worry it goes too far.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:57:20 +0000 Bente Birkeland 6616 at http://kajx.org Colorado Voters to Decide on How to Tax Recreational Pot