marijuana

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Entrepreneurs hoping to open a marijuana business in Dolores will have two more chances to weigh in on continuing the Dolores town ban on marijuana sales.

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More than 9 pounds of processed marijuana and $20,000 in cash were reportedly found in the room of a 20-year-old Cortez man, Samuel Gordon, who was shot to death early Tuesday in La Plata County.

Marijuana and Youth In Colorado

May 13, 2016
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Recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado has created new issues for parents to understand as they try to educate their children about the drug. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Erin Flynn and Rebecca Roppolo, substance abuse educators from the Colorado Department of Public Health, about marijuana laws in Colorado, how legal pot has affected youth here, and how to make sure that marijuana doesn't get into the hands of kids.

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  • Montezuma County not yet ready to reconsider its current moratorium on commercial cannabis sales.
  • Montezuma County Planning and Zoning Commission discusses the idea of asking voters to approve a countywide sales tax.

KSJD Newscast - November 25, 2015

Nov 25, 2015

KSJD News Headlines

  • Two men who allegedly grew marijuana illegally along a remote section of the Dolores River in Colorado have been indicted by a federal grand jury.


In this episode, a Master Leasing Plan concerning oil and gas development in Montezuma and La Plata Counties has been proposed by the Bureau of Land Management. KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press look at Montezuma County's varied responses to the proposal.  Also, Colorado funding for education--already near the bottom nationally in per pupil support--may be getting worse.  And, will marijuana revenue backfill funds lost to the State through the Negative Factor formula or are schools on their own?

  • Cannabis customers and growers enjoy tax holiday.
  • Public forums planned to discuss proposed sales tax for an expansion of Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez.
  • Colorado legislators support “Good Samaritan” legislation to encourage mine clean-up.


In this episode of Talking Heads, Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press and KSJD's Jeff Pope discuss the departure of construction company Skanska from Cortez, San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman's ongoing legal troubles, Cortez's ranking as the 8th worst place to live in Colorado, and an update on the "Bong-a-Thon" cannabis event planned near Stoner.

Industrial Hemp In Southwest Colorado

May 6, 2015
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Hemp is considered one of the best plants in the world for producing fiber and oil that have many industrial uses. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Sharon Stewart, founder of Hemp Talks Western Slope, and Scott Perez, owner of Perez Agriculture Company and an industrial hemp farmer, about the potential for growing industrial hemp in southwest Colorado, and how it could transform agriculture and the local economy.

The Recreational Marijuana Business

Jan 16, 2015
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Recreational marijuana has been legal in Colorado for the past year, but pot shops have been slow in coming to Montezuma County. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Nate Fete, owner of "The Shop", the first recreational marijuana business to open in the county, about what customers can expect when they purchase weed, how to make sure marijuana is enjoyed safely, and what his business is doing to keep their product out of the hands of young people.

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