recreational marijuana http://hppr.org en Hemp growing returns after 44 year ban http://hppr.org/post/hemp-growing-returns-after-44-year-ban <p></p><p>A<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/colorado-hemp-growers-begin-historic-planting-season#.U208cPldUrU" target="_blank">&nbsp;handful of farmers</a>&nbsp;are set to plant the country’s first hemp crop in decades, despite federal regulations that tightly restrict the plant’s cultivation.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 05:01:02 +0000 Luke Runyon 31782 at http://hppr.org Hemp growing returns after 44 year ban Developing pot industry in Colorado causes regulations to adjust http://hppr.org/post/developing-pot-industry-colorado-causes-regulations-adjust <p></p><p>Do federal regulations allow banks to deal with marijuana dispensaries? And how high is too high to drive?</p><p>These are two of the questions pressed by a developing recreational marijuana industry in Colorado. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 06:15:36 +0000 Adam Vos 28482 at http://hppr.org Developing pot industry in Colorado causes regulations to adjust Colorado creates food safety system to regulate marijuana industry http://hppr.org/post/colorado-creates-food-safety-system-regulate-marijuana-industry <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>Colorado made history when it opened up <a href="http://kunc.org/post/colorados-mountain-resorts-gear-recreational-marijuana">licensed marijuana retail shops this year</a>. Aside from just legalizing the purchase of smoke-able marijuana, it also means pot brownies have the potential to be big business. Food products infused with marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient, THC, are available in stores across the state. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 06:01:01 +0000 Luke Runyon 27282 at http://hppr.org Colorado creates food safety system to regulate marijuana industry An Overview of Colorado’s Recreational Pot Market http://hppr.org/post/overview-colorado-s-recreational-pot-market <p></p><p>Colorado is the first jurisdiction anywhere in the world to have a legal, regulated marked for recreational marijuana.&nbsp; 20 other states, and Washington, DC, allow the use of medical marijuana, but how does Colorado’s marijuana market function?&nbsp; <a href="http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/01/economist-explains-1">The Economist</a> explains:</p><p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 26693 at http://hppr.org An Overview of Colorado’s Recreational Pot Market Is the Third Time a Charm in Kinky Friedman’s Bid for Office? http://hppr.org/post/third-time-charm-kinky-friedman-s-bid-office <p></p><p>Kinky Friedman, singer, humorist, novelist, and hawker of tequila, is trying to the third time to add “elected official” to the list. &nbsp;The 69 year old has tossed his black cowboy hat into the ring to become agriculture commissioner according to an <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2014/01/05/third-statewide-bid-friedman-hopes-win-weed/?utm_source=texastribune.org&amp;utm_medium=rss&amp;utm_campaign=Tribune%20Feed:%20Main%20Feed&amp;utm_reader=feedly">article in the Texas Tribune</a>.</p><p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 26611 at http://hppr.org Is the Third Time a Charm in Kinky Friedman’s Bid for Office? Colorado:Election Results 2013 http://hppr.org/post/coloradoelection-results-2013 <p></p><p>Colorado voters said no to a tax increase that promised smaller class sizes, all-day kindergarten, and smarter education spending. &nbsp;It was one of the most sweeping school-financing measures in the nation this year, <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/us/politics/key-ballot-measures.html?ref=us&amp;_r=0">according to The New York Times</a>. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 06:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 23948 at http://hppr.org Colorado:Election Results 2013