Kristen WyattKristen WyattMarch 13, 20176min570

The nation's most generous grow-your-own marijuana laws came closer Monday to being curbed in Colorado, where the state House advanced a pair of bills aimed at cracking down on people who grow weed outside the commercial, taxed system. House Bill 17-1220 would set a statewide limit of 16 marijuana plants per house, down from a current limit of 99 plants before registering with state health authorities.


Kristen WyattKristen WyattMarch 3, 20173min539

The Colorado state Senate approved a bill Thursday that would make it legal to share completed ballots on social media. The bi-partisan House Bill 17-1014, sponsored by Reps. Paul Rosenthal, D-Denver, Dave Williams, R-Colorado Springs, and Sens. Kerry Donovan, D-Vail, and Owen Hill, R-Colorado Springs, would change a law that was put on hold last year after a bipartisan group sued over the selfie ban, saying the measure inhibited political speech.


Kristen WyattKristen WyattOctober 12, 20168min326

Four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman has done everything imaginable to shore up support in a battleground district in the suburbs east of Denver. He keeps up a tireless campaign schedule and has raised far more than any congressional candidate in Colorado, from either party. Coffman learned Spanish after his Aurora-based district was redrawn in a way that includes more Latinos. He's even learned a few basics in Amharic, the language of Ethiopian refugees in his district. Still, he can't get away from Donald Trump.


Kristen WyattKristen WyattSeptember 30, 201610min356

Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered. A requirement that edible marijuana products come with a diamond-shaped stamp and the letters T-H-C — not just on the packaging but on the brownies, candies and other edibles themselves — takes effect Saturday. The rule referencing marijuana's psychoactive ingredient was added after complaints that the treats look too much their non-intoxicating counterparts. It is the first such requirement in any legal weed state.


Kristen WyattKristen WyattSeptember 21, 20164min364

Marijuana pioneer Colorado is poised to add post-traumatic stress disorder to its medical marijuana program, joining 18 other states that consider PTSD a condition treatable by pot. A panel of state lawmakers voted 5-0 Wednesday to endorse the addition of PTSD to Colorado's 2000 medical pot law. The vote doesn't have immediate legal effect; it's just a recommendation to the full Legislature, which resumes work in January. But the vote indicates a dramatic shift for a state that has allowed medical pot for more than a decade but hasn't endorsed its use for PTSD.