City Council bans use of vaporizers, e-cigs in public spaces
The Cannabist - December 2, 2014
The Brighton City Council on Tuesday voted to ban the use of electronic
... In properly posted "Smoking Prohibited" public outdoor
places and sports venues
of e-cigarettes leaves some fuming, others lighting up
Greeley Tribune - December 1, 2014
Gutierrez used e-cigarettes to help quit smoking tobacco cigarettes.
... That's the same month Chicago's ban on smoking e-cigarettes in restaurants,
bars and ...
Are marijuana tours in Colorado worth your time and money?
The Cannabist - November 28, 2014
A vape pen is passed around, and the accompanying message is the stealth
benefits for tokers using a vape pen. (No mention of the recent bans
of public vape ...
Springs company will not hire tobacco users
Colorado Springs Gazette - November 21, 2014
Penrose-St. Francis Health Services plans to stop hiring tobacco users
beginning Jan. 1 - a move meant to make its hospitals healthier despite
concerns it could discriminate against smokers. A hospital spokesman
was uncertain Thursday whether the use of E-cigarettes were also prohibited.
Sabin said Penrose-St. Francis has no plans for limiting ...
Pueblo Chieftain - November 21, 2014
Centura Health starting Jan. 1 will no longer hire tobacco users at
any of its medical clinics and hospitals, including St. Mary-Corwin
Medical Center in Pueblo and St. Thomas More in Canon City, the company
hospital giant Centura Health to stop hiring tobacco users
The Denver Post - November 20, 2014
Centura officials said they wanted to enhance their tobacco-free, healthy
workplace policy with a commitment to hiring only nonsmokers. The new
policy does ...
Dennis Hynes: Disdainful intolerance
Boulder Daily Camera - November 19, 2014
The Camera has recently run articles about the proposed ban on smoking
over a wide area of the city, including all city parks, hiking trails,
University Hill, and ...
out misguided tobacco sale ban
Montrose Daily Press - November 19, 2014
Smokers and nonsmokers alike flooded a recent board hearing, and were
so fired up that the meeting was ended without action, within about
20 minutes, per a ...
smoking ban moves forward, with e-cigarettes decision to ...
The Denver Post - November 18, 2014
The Boulder City Council unanimously approved two versions of a broad
outdoor smoking ban Tuesday night, one that includes e-cigarettes and
one that would ...
CITY COUNCIL MEETING: AGENDA, November 18, 2014 5:30 p.m.
City of Boulder, CO - November 18, 2014
H. Introduction, first reading and consideration of a motion to order
published by title only, Ordinance No. 8015 amending Chapter 6-4, B.R.C.
1981, adding a new section 6-4-3.5 "Smoking Prohibited in Public
Places," including electronic smoking device...
considers whether outdoor smoking ban should include e-cigarettes
Boulder Daily Camera - November 18, 2014
Boulder City Council is considering two versions of a
broad outdoor smoking ban, one that includes e-cigarettes and one that
does not. The City Council holds a first reading and vote on the smoking
ordinance Tuesday. The council could adopt one version ...
promises achievement gains
Cortez Journal - November 17, 2014
The board also revised its tobacco-free school policy to include electronic
cigarettes. "They're vaping, baby," said board member Diane
Fox, who also warned ...
State Smoking Ban: No Impact on Heart Attacks
Somewhat Reasonable - Heartland Institute (blog ) November 7, 2014
The striking implication was: Eliminating second-hand smoke saves lives
by ... that state-wide smoking bans in California, Utah, Delaware, South
Dakota, New ...
A smoking ban on 16th Street Mall?
Denver Post - November 8, 2014
But there are greater concerns facing the 16th Street Mall... Surely
the increased police presence will make a difference on the mall. But
the city should think long and hard before impinging on a traditional
personal freedom there.
Street Mall may become no smoking [VIDEO]
The Denver Channel-Nov November 3, 2014
Even non-smokers say the proposed smoking ban goes too far. "I
just think if it's supposed to be American then we're supposed to have
options and choices," ...
ban proposed for Denver's 16th Street Mall
The Denver Post - November 1, 2014
A proposal to ban tobacco smoking on Denver's 16th Street Mall is being
floated by civic and ...
marijuana laws and ski holidays: what's the score on the ...
Telegraph.co.uk - October 30, 2014
It's banned in the shops or anywhere in public - including on chairlifts,
in the smoking areas of bars or in the not-so-secret "smoke shacks"
in the woods around ...
Opinion: Greeley City Council takes right steps on e-cigarettes
Greeley Tribune - October 29, 2014
Bars across Greeley have been weighing their options on whether to ban
... this is a little complicated because in 2003 Greeley voters banned
smoking in public.
New York Times - October 29, 2014
Zach spends hundreds of dollars on smoking devices. But he has a ...
The amendments ban smoking in public - on streets and in parks, shops
Carson's top NCO clearly outlines dos and don'ts for soldiers
Colorado Springs Gazette - October 28, 2014
There are moves afoot at the Pentagon that could ban cigarette sales
on bases or make bases smoke-free. Smoking, for now, remains OK in designated
pot smokers social club sought
Pueblo Chieftain - October 27, 2014
The Pueblo County Planning and Zoning Commission will hear the countys
first application for a social club that will allow the consumption
of marijuana inside its doors. The Sweet Leaf Cannabis Club has made
an application for a special-use permit ... Cannabis clubs are not allowed
to sell marijuana inside their doors, nor will ...
The Sheet - October 24, 2014
Smoking is banned in hotel rooms. A frustrated Anthony Dittman, co-owner
of Blue Sugar Productions, told the Aspen Daily News that the city code
seemed to .
businesses in Greeley await decision on future
Greeley Tribune - October 23, 2014
The concoction, made fresh in the store for use in an e-cigarette, is
one of ... However, the future of the store is in limbo as the Greeley
Shadow Tourist Boom
Reason - October 16, 2014
Outdoor areas of those businesses are exempt from the smoking ban, but
that does not necessarily mean tourists can enjoy their newly purchased
Marijuana Overdose: Edibles are tricky, but consumers are not as helpless
as Maureen Dowd implies
Reason - October 11, 2014
During a recent trip to Colorado, I sat on the cold hard floor of my
hotel bathroom in the middle of the night, thinking about Maureen Dowd.
The New York Times columnist had been widely mocked for eating too much
marijuana-infused chocolate, which left her "curled up in a hallucinatory
state for the next eight hours." And not in a good way. My own
marijuana overdose was not nearly so dramatic. But I clearly had eaten
one sour gummy candy too many. Vape pens look like e-cigarettes and
generate only a faint, quickly dissipating cannabis odor, so they can
be used more discreetly than a joint or pipe.
for the recreational pot consumer
Independent Online - October 7, 2014
Partygoers listen to live music and smoke pot on the second of two days
at the ... cigar shops, because of strict rules that ban pot consumption
in licensed retail outlets. ... Alcohol is banned, as the owners say
they want to "promote and protect a ... which are not covered by
the state's smoking bans, meaning participants can
Tips: Denver for the recreational marijuana consumer
Reuters - October 3, 2014
No marijuana retail stores feature the kind of smoking lounges you ...
because of strict rules that ban pot consumption in licensed retail
outlets. ... Alcohol is banned, as the owners say they want to "promote
and protect a peaceful atmosphere." ... which are not covered by
the state's smoking bans, meaning participants can ..
forms marijuana council, Aurora opens to pot sales and more
Colorado Springs Independent - October 1, 2014
the formation of the Manitou Springs Marijuana Council and an inaugural
launch event, co-organizer Mike Olson tells the Indy. And we'll have
a vape lounge setup in the back, where people can test all the different
products from all the different vendors that will be there." The
event will ...
City clarifies marijuana-business regulation
The Mountain-Ear September 30, 2014
Following a request for development of a marijuana smoking venue, the
City Council addressed an ordinance that clarifies the prohibition of
most types of businesses related to marijuana. The Council approved
the second reading of the ordinance during its September 1 meeting,
enforcing the prohibition of marijuana clubs and other businesses not
authorized by the city or state. The Citys code allows only medical
marijuana and retail businesses; the state also allows cultivation operations,
products manufacturing, and testing facilities.
James Bagshaw would prefer a weed-free Boulder show
The Cannabist - September 30, 2014
About five months ago, Temples' singer James Bagshaw asked his Denver
audience to stop smoking weed. A calm, reasonable request, he told the
could ban smoking in entire downtown
Scottsbluff Star Herald - September 25, 2014
(AP) - Boulder may extend a smoking ban to cover its entire downtown
business district, including alleys behind businesses where smokers
frequently take ...
Policy for All Family Health West Hospital Campuses
KREX News Channel 5 - September 24, 2014
Tobacco-Free Policy for All Family Health West Hospital Campuses ...
The tobacco-free policy applies to patients, visitors, medical staff
members and employees ...
to expand smoking ban to University Ave., 17th
Boulder Daily Camera - September 23, 2014
The smoking ban that already covers the Pearl Street Mall and the municipal
campus area will expand next month to the southeast, ...
County marijuana task force recommends ban on ...
The Denver Post - September 23, 2014
Jefferson County marijuana task force recommends ban on marijuana ...
told the commissioners that studies have shown that smoking any substance
is harmful ...
Proud to be a legalization 'Nimby'
Pueblo Chieftain - September 20, 2014
As I recall, Mr. Stealey attempted to ridicule and belittle supporters
of the ban, but ... to pass the ban, making our city the first in Colorado
to become smoke-free.
September 18, 2014
New York Times - September 18, 2014
The statement - "It is illegal to consume marijuana in public.
Smoking or consuming marijuana is prohibited in all areas of Coors Field,
including the designated smoking areas" - is on the website of
the Colorado Rockies baseball team, which plays at...
and public spaces
Boulder Daily Camera - September 18, 2014
This week, the Louisville City Council passed an ordinance that will
ban e-cigarette use in public places where smoking is banned. The city
is joining a growing ...
industry battling stoner stereotypes
9NEWS.com - September 17, 2014
The city council in Amsterdam has recently voted in favour of introducing
a citywide ban on smoking marijuana in public areas. A successful trial
ban in the De ...
Officially Banned in District 51 Schools
KREX News Channel 5 - September 16, 2014
E-Cigarettes Officially Banned in District 51 Schools ... at Tuesday
night's school board meeting by banning all e-cigarette devices from
school grounds. ... It was first adopted in 1990 to deal with cigarettes,
but now that smoking technology has ...
pulls the plug on e-cigarettes
Boulder Daily Camera - September 16, 2014
The city staff recommended the outright ban based on the potential health
... "I think the prediction (when the city banned tobacco smoking
in public) was that the ...
Colo. (CBS4) - A city with one of the state's more ...
CBS Local - September 16, 2014
(CBS4) - A city with one of the state's more stringent smoking bans
is ... The ban would affect parks, open spaces, more of downtown and
even some sidewalks. ... Smoking is already banned on the popular pedestrian
Pearl Street Mall.
may expand smoking ban
9NEWS.com - September 15, 2014
BOULDER - City officials hope to expand Boulder's smoking ban to include
... and e-cigarettes in the Downtown Boulder Improvement District would
poised to expand city's public smoking ban
Mayor Matt Appelbaum: 'It's time for us to catch up'
Boulder Daily Camera - September 14, 2014
In efforts to advance the City Council's goal of "making Boulder
as healthy and smoke free as possible," city staff members next
week will introduce a proposed ordinance seeking to expand on the city's
smoking ban to include nearly all city-controlled parks, open spaces,
paths and trails. The ordinance, slated for a study session on Sept.
23, also would ban the smoking of cigarettes, cigars, tobacco pipes
and use of electronic "e-cigarettes" in a substantial portion
of the city's downtown business improvement district as well as within
15 feet of bus stops and shelters.
Smoking and public health
Boulder Daily Camera - September 4, 2014
Most of these cases are preventable deaths, so progress can be made.
But the fact that so many are preventable is thanks to the late Dr.
Steinfeld and others in the fight against workplace and other public
Downtown Smoking Ban Will Start Jan. 1
CBS Local - September 1, 2014
GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) The city of Golden will ban smoking and
electronic cigarettes in its touristy, pedestrian-heavy downtown starting
Jan. 1. The ban ...
bans outdoor smoking on downtown sidewalks [VIDEO]
9NEWS.com - August 30, 2014
The Golden City Council voted unanimously to ban smoking on all sidewalks
on and around Washington Avenue effective Jan. 1, 2015. This includes
all E-cigarettes and vaporizers, too. The ban also includes all city
parks, trails and public events. The Fossil Trace Golf Course and Clear
Creek RV Park also under the restriction. If a person is caught smoking
in these areas, it could result in a $50 fine.
pot tourism guide: Useful info for tokin' travelers
The Cannabist - August 28, 2014
After a decade of smoking dank in Denver, I feel like it's my duty to
help people ... reminds everyone that any marijuana use is outright
banned on the property.
things you need to know about marijuana tourism
Fox News - August 25, 2014
Thats not the case anymore as green has taken on a new meaning with
the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington-- and the corresponding
increase in tourism to both states. For the purpose of this story, Ill
focus on Colorado, but many tips cover both states. Find a quiet spot
to light up: You cannot smoke in public or in most hotels so finding
a legal spot to light up may be your biggest challenge. Ask your hotel
front desk or concierge for smoking clubs, lounges or a safe spot to
smoke. If you are out in the mountains, find some open space and go
about your business. It may be illegal and land you a fine, but there
is a good chance you wont have any issues. Never smoke in your rental
car since any intent to drive would lead to a DUI arrest, even if the
car is not turned on.
on campus prohibited
Rocky Mountain Collegian - August 20, 2014
Yet, as of August 2014 marijuana remains an illegal substance on Colorado
... or losing one's housing privileges, according to Lisa Longenecker,
a business ...
City Council to pick new member Oct. 6; trash haulers ...
Pueblo Chieftain - August 18, 2014
"That's not what the city required when several council members
faced a recall election in 2003 over the city smoking ban," Cortese
argued. "We will probably ...
won't endorse in race crucial for control of Colorado Senate
The Denver Post-by Lynn Bartels - July 31, 2014
... said Tochtrop, the longest-serving member of the legislature and
a known maverick who has bucked her party on issues such as smoking
bans and guns.
OF BUENA VISTA, COLORADO ORDINANCE NO. 8 ...
Chaffee County Times - July 31, 2014
Tobacco product also includes cloves and any other plant matter or
product that is packaged for smoking. (3) Nicotine product means an
electronic device or any ...
Senator Daylin Leach: What I Learned about Legal Marijuana in ...
Ladybud Magazine - July 29, 2014
And although we did see a few people smoking vape pens on the streets,
that was only on Saturday night, and since people also smoke tobacco
from vape pens ...
Marijuana clubs in Aspen? Yes, we cannabis
Aspen Times July 29, 2014
Reader LJ Erspamer, a longtime Aspen resident whos sat on numerous
boards, including Planning and Zoning, took quite the issue with last
weeks editorial in support of marijuana clubs in Aspen. Does
The Aspen Times want these pot clubs to have tables on the mall to partake
in this new endeavor like the Bull Dog Club in Amsterdam? Erspamer
wrote. Just what does The Aspen Times have in mind for the demographics
it wants to attract to our community? What kind of tourist dollars will
be invested in our city from this group? Where will our current tourist
base go once something like this is approved? Where will the young families
go that we are seeing in town this summer?
Post: No public vaping ban yet
Salt Lake Tribune - July 28, 2014
But local laws banning the use of e-cigarettes in every place where
smoking is ... vape equipment has ill effects that should be the basis
of public vaping bans. ... to prohibit vaping and the practice should
be banned from government facilities.
Weddings Are All the Rage in Legal States
Boston.com - July 28, 2014
The story focuses on recent weddings that not only incorporated cannabis
buds ... One wedding described in the story featured a cigar/joint bar,
while another ...
Weddings Are All The Rage In Colorado
The Frisky - July 28, 2014
Forget an open bar, the coolest way to impress your wedding guests is
to pass them a blunt and offer up a plate of THC-laced brownies. That's
right, man, weed ...
More smoking restrictions on way to City Council
The Coloradoan - July 27, 2014
Fort Collins has long been a leader regarding smoking and our communitys
health. In 1984, Fort Collins was the first city in Colorado to pass
a comprehensive smoking ordinance limiting smoking in public buildings
and requiring restaurants to provide no-smoking sections. In 2003, Fort
Collins was one of the first communities in the state to designate bars,
restaurants and workplaces as smoke-free. The city's smoking ordinance
was amended in 2006 to conform with the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act,
which helped the community regulate smoking in all indoor public places.
Last year, the ordinance was expanded to prohibit smoking in outdoor
dining areas, bar patios and Transforts public transit facilities. On
July 15, City Council passed two ordinances to expand our smoking ordinance:
As of Saturday, the use of electronic smoking devices (also known as
e-cigarettes, hookah pens, etc.) is now prohibited in all public places
where conventional smoking is not allowed. Effective Jan. 1, 100 percent
of hotel and motel guest rooms must be smoke-free. In October, City
Council will consider three more areas for expanded smoking regulations:
public parks, trails and natural areas; public events and festivals;
and the Old Town area.
bans on e-cigarettes are premature
Denver Post - July 27, 2014
New federal rules around electronic cigarettes that ban sales to minors
and require disclosure of ingredients are practical and necessary for
the increasingly popular smokeless devices. But local laws banning the
use of e-cigarettes in every place where smoking is prohibited, such
as restaurants, bars or within 20 feet of entrances, are a premature
overreaction. Recently, Lakewood and Fort Collins applied their public
smoking restrictions to e-cigarettes. Golden, Louisville, Commerce City
and Durango are planning on doing the same.
briefs: Visiting Nurse Association offers Tobacco Free Group
Steamboat Pilot & Today - July 27, 2014
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is forming a Tobacco
Free Group for those who are interested in quitting tobacco for good.
The group will ...
cigarette use restricted starting July 26
Rocky Mountain Collegian - July 24, 2014
Included in the new smoking ban are hotel and motel rooms, which can
no longer offer ... In addition to Fort Collins, bans are in place in
Edgewater, Lakewood and ... Starting July 26, electronic cigarettes
will be banned in all places traditional ...
Middle School students form anti-tobacco task force
Summit Daily News - July 24, 2014
... health effects tobacco has on the body, the different types of
tobacco and nicotine products, the ways those products are marketed
and the rise of e-cigarettes.
move to regulate where electronic cigarettes ...
The Denver Post - July 22, 2014
Communities move to regulate where electronic cigarettes can be used
... and older, but there are no prohibitions on where they can be used.
Poll: Should smoking bans cover e-cigarettes and vaporizers?
The Denver Post - July 22, 2014
... not allowed, while Louisville, Golden, Commerce City and Durango
are in various stages of extending their own public smoking bans to
e-cigs and vaporizers.
Coloradans say no to pot in bars
WKRC TV Cincinnati - July 22, 2014
Colorado laws ban smoking pot inside bars and restaurants. Some private
marijuana clubs are opening. Fifty-four percent say they support the
marijuana law, ...
Column: The allure of E-cigarettes
Glenwood Springs Post - July 21, 2014
3 largest tobacco companies in the U.S., have moved to merge in order
to bring Lorillard's Blu eCigs to the forefront of the burgeoning e-cigarette
Coloradans say no to pot in bars and clubs
CNN (blog) - July 21, 2014
Voters in the first state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana
say pot use should be limited to the home or members-only clubs, with
no lighting up in bars or clubs, according to a new poll.
delays e-cigarette restrictions after users object to potential ban
Boulder Daily Camera - July 16, 2014
E-cigarette and vapor-pen users delivered a clear message to the Louisville
City Council this week: "Don't lump us in with smokers." The
council reviewed an ordinance Tuesday night that would have revised
the city's definition of smoking to more closely
To Be Banned In Fort Collins
CBS Local - July 16, 2014
The City of Fort Collins ban on smoking makes no distinction between
traditional tobacco ... Those ideas include banning all smoking in public
parks or just near ...
research needs more federal funding, researcher says
Aspen Daily News - July 16, 2014
Farland also opined on the popularity of electronic cigarettes
also known as e-cigs. The technology poses an entirely new threat to
people's health that's ...
votes unanimously to extend city smoking ban
The Coloradoan - July 15, 2014
Electronic smoking devices will now be banned from all places conventional
... Late last year, council passed a smoking ban for outdoor eating
and drinking ...
City Council expands places people can smoke pot
KRDO - July 15, 2014
Some city council members pushed for the ordinance to reduce people's
exposure to secondhand marijuana smoke because previously smokers were
forced to ...
bans e-cigarette smoking in public places
The Denver Channel -? July 14, 2014
The Lakewood city council votes unanimously Monday night to prohibit
the use of electronic smoking devices in and around public places, ...
City Council votes to place e-cigs under tobacco ...
The Denver Post - July 14, 2014
The Lakewood City Council passed an ordinance Monday night to place
electronic smoking devices under the tobacco code.
Council to vote on expansion of smoking ban
The Coloradoan - July 14, 2014
Fort Collins City Council will consider an expansion to the citys smoking
ordinance Tuesday, deciding whether electronic cigarettes and 100 percent
smoke-free hotel rooms should be included.
Rockford: Health lessons from Colorado
Rockford Register Star - July 13, 2014
City and county officials are actually using Chicago as a model for
signage regarding education about indoor use of electronic cigarettes.
Chicago's signs use ...
at Denver pot club exposes legal gray area
Las Vegas Sun - Jul 3, 2014
Police raided the Amsterdam-style ...
Collins City Council approves plastic bag fee
Rocky Mountain Collegian July 4, 2014
Additionally, the amendment now bans smoking in all hotel rooms in Fort
Collins. However, the majority of places were already making the switch
to smoke free.
Collins considered widespread smoking ban
Denver Business Journal - July 3, 2014
Fort Collins will decide later this month whether to enact a widespread
ban that would snuff out smoking in the city's hotels and motels, according
to the Northern Colorado Business Report. The city council will make
a final decision on the ordinance at its July 16 meeting. if approved,
the smoking ban also would apply to electronic cigarettes and ...
at pot club raises questions
KTVL - July 3, 2014
DENVER (AP) -- A police raid at an Amsterdam-style private cannabis
lounge in Denver is raising questions about where adults can smoke pot
in a state that allows recreational marijuana consumption -- but not
in public. Denver police say they showed up at Maryjane's Social Club
last week to investigate illegal activity. They cited three people for
smoking in public. The club's owner was ticketed for violating state
laws banning indoor smoking. Marijuana advocates say the club is private
-- and because of that, smoking there is legal.
Collins proposes tightening cigarette ban
The Coloradoan - July 2, 2014
Fort Collins enacted its restrictions on smoking in public more than
a decade ago, but now the city is looking to close five loopholes the
ban doesn't address.
ends marijuana moratorium
Pot businesses line up for licenses
The Durango Herald - July 1, 2014
The end of Durango's moratorium on recreational marijuana operations
arrives today with only The city of Durango will begin accepting applications
for recreational marijuana licensing at 7:30 a.m. today. However, officials
expect it to take several weeks, or even months, to navigate city and
state approval processes and begin to sell recreational pot.
approves plan to increase staff to enforce marijuana regulations
The Denver Channel - July 1, 2014
DENVER - The City Council signed off Monday night on Mayor Michael Hancock's
plan to increase marijuana enforcement staffing using new tax proceeds.
might ban e-cigs, vapes from public spaces
The Cannabist - June 30, 2014
Lakewood City Council will vote soon on whether to add electronic smoking
devices to the ordinance that restricts smoking in public places. Electronic
cigarettes would join other smoking products that are banned from use
in and around public places, including a 25-foot buffer around entryways.
Smoking would still be allowed at outdoor patios, such as at a restaurant
or bar. Its also being done to facilitate uniform enforcement of smoke-free
air laws, to reduce the potential for re-normalizing smoking where tobacco
use is prohibited, and to address enforcement of the prohibition of
public consumption of marijuana. You cant tell what theyre vaping, Young
said. You dont know if theyre using hash oil or a nicotine-based substance,
because it doesnt emit an odor.
Collins weighs fee on disposable grocery bags
The Coloradoan - June 29, 2014
Items to be considered include: An ordinance expanding the city's smoking
ordinance to prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices, or e-cigarettes,
in areas where conventional smoking is prohibited. The ordinance also
would require all hotel and motel rooms in the city to be smoke free.
should we do on our stoner trip to Denver?
Westword - June 26, 2014
After taking a ten-minute chairlift to the top (the rules prohibit smoking
but don't mention vape pens), you hop on a marginally controllable sled
and shoot yourself ...
Vape Lounge to Host 4th of July Party with Marijuana Pi?
Complex.com - June 25, 2014
What can be done to make the 4th of July an even bigger celebration?
Ad a marijuana pi?. Colorado Springs, Colo.'s Speak Easy Vape Lounge
will hold its Freedumb Fest party on Independence Day, which will feature
many things, one of them being a weed pi?. Co-owner Matthew Taijeron
told the Cannabist the event "will have raffles and lots of free
bud, DJs and a marijuana pi? and barbecueyou cant have July Fourth without
barbecue." Apparently, you can't have it without copious amounts
of marijuana, either.
Considers Downtown Smoking Ban Similar To Boulder's [VIDEO]
CBS Local - June 24, 2014
The city of Golden is considering banning outdoor smoking in the heart
of its entertainment district. Some bars and restaurants along Washington
Street allow smoking on patios, but some diners have complained the
smoke disturbs them. Thats prompted the city to look at a ban on Washington
Street from 10th to 14th.
considers ban on smoking downtown
Denver Business Journal - June 24, 2014
The city of Golden is looking into whether to ban smoking outdoors in
part of downtown that's home to the city's entertainment district, CBS4
County OKs private pot clubs
Pueblo Chieftain - June 24, 2014
The Pueblo County commissioners approved a few changes to the countys
marijuana laws regarding private marijuana clubs. The clubs must comply
with the indoor clean air act, which means smoking marijuana must take
place on a patio, but because folks arent allowed to smoke in public,
the patios must be fenced from public view. Inside, members will be
allowed to use vaporizers or consume edibles.
Smoking Ban for Golden?
5280 The Denver Magazine - June 18, 2014
Golden is considering a sweeping ban that could make a large swath of
its historic districtand possibly its trails and public eventsoff-limits
to smokers. According to the Denver Post, the City Council discussed
a potential ordinance last week that would eliminate smoking along a
four-block section of Washington Avenue roughly between 10th Street
and 14th Street. If approved, the newspaper says the banwhich would
include the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizerswould be even
more restrictive than the one in Boulder, which made the Pearl Street
Mall smoke-free last year.
City considers ban on electronic cigarettes in public parks
The Denver Post - June 18, 2014
Commerce City is considering an amendment to the city's existing ban
on smoking in public parks and recreation facilities that would outlaw
the use of electronic smoking devices in the same areas. Council directed
city staff to follow up on the petition by creating a presentation on
the health effects of e-cigarettes, or vapor pens. Karen O'Donnell,
Commerce City recreation manager, outlined a series of health and social
concerns created by the e-cigarettes that included secondhand smoke
consumption and allowing an environment where smoking is deemed appropriate.
not planning to dye or reverse flow of river
The Durango Herald - June 15, 2014
The train's response: Our train rides are nonsmoking. A coal-fired train
is nonsmoking? Call it an iron-horse irony, he concludes.
eyes downtown as a smoke-free zone
The Denver Post - June 14, 2014
GOLDEN This city may take a page out of Boulder's strict anti-smoking
playbook and designate a large chunk of its historic downtown as a smoke-free
zone. Golden's City Council on Thursday night discussed creating an
ordinance that would ban smoking, including use of electronic cigarettes
and vaporizers, along a four-block section of Washington Avenue.
police patrols should curb boorish antics on Main Avenue
The Durango Herald - June 8, 2014
... signs declare a 25 mph speed limit and affirm the noise ordinance
is enforced. ... But we will stop the people doing stupid stuff
like intentionally smoking out ...
Cortez Journal - June 7, 2014
... Telluride adopted a 21-page ordinance regulating the industry at
a local level. ... Hehir warned that the effects of ingesting marijuana,
as opposed to smoking it ...
Sawyer: Jazz event should have a smoking section
Boulder Daily Camera - June 6, 2014
It would be healthy and considerate for Denver's Jazz in the Park
leadership to protect the health and safety of non-smokers with a NASCAR-like
smoke-free public areas
Durango Herald - June 2, 2014
About 75 people met in Rotary Park to celebrate the recent ordinance
passed by the Durango City Council banning smoking in city parks, at
bus stops, in city playgrounds and on the Animas River Trail or adjacent
green ways. With the backdrop of a ...
may vote on fate of marijuana stores
The Denver Post - June 2, 2014
Arvada has banned them, and Golden and unincorporated Jefferson County
are under ... At a May 19 study session packed with supporters of a
ban on all retail ... cultivation, manufacturing, testing, hash oil
production and smoking clubs. ... While city council was unanimous in
support banning such activities, there was ...
City Council informally agrees to allow marijuana clubs
KRDO - May 28, 2014
Pueblo City Council informally agreed to allow private marijuana clubs
in city limits. The clubs would have to be private, meaning attendees
must be members of the club to get inside. Assistant City Attorney Carla
Sikes explained to City Council during Tuesday night's work session
that the clubs must be private-member establishments in order to comply
with Amendment 64. Under state law, marijuana cannot be consumed openly
and publicly. Sikes told council that requiring the clubs be by membership
ensures that the city is abiding by state law
City Council: No to making hash, no agreement on where pot should be
Pueblo Chieftain - May 28, 2014
But the tougher question should city residents be able to smoke pot
on their front porches or in their front yards didnt get resolved. Although
the city doesnt allow the sale of recreational pot, council is trying
to give city residents guidance on how they can legally use it in the
city. Councilmen Steve Nawrocki and Ed Brown, as well as Councilwoman
Ami Nawrocki, all spoke up for letting people legally use marijuana
anywhere on their property, just like smoking cigarettes or drinking
Marijuana Like Alcohol' Doesn't Mean Home Use Only
Huffington Post (blog) - May 23, 2014
Amendment 64 contains not one word hinting at a proliferation of commercial
establishments open to the public where pot smoking would be encouraged.
safety remains up in the air
KXRM - May 22, 2014
Vapor Source Owner Jason Casados has been smoke free for five years
and vapes. "What it's done for me has really allowed me to continue
with that with ...
Collins Considers Banning E-Cigarettes [VIDEO]
CBS Local - May 21, 2014
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) A Northern Colorado community is looking
to expand its smoking restrictions, and among the proposals in Fort
Collins is a ban on the popular electronic cigarettes. City staff is
proposing five ways to make smoking restrictions tighter. One of those
ideas is to ban smoking in Old Town Square because its a public, open
spot thats popular for people walking and shopping. The city also says
current rules fail to address new technology.
Doctor Sounds The Alarm About Nicotine Fluid Poisoning [VIDEO]
CBS Local - May 20, 2014
DENVER (CBS4) While federal health officials work to set standards in
place for regulating electronic cigarettes on the national level, local
officials are warning ...
tourism in Durango?
The Durango Herald - May 20, 2014
Telluride, the nearest Colorado city to have recreational pot shops,
has had little visible ... Colorado law explicitly bars smoking or consuming
marijuana in ...
extends ban on marijuana until 2017
Denver Business Journal - May 20, 2014
Meanwhile, the Aurora City Council gave initial approval to putting
an ordinance about a tax on marijuana sales on the November ballot,
the Aurora Sentinel ...
declines continue among most groups
Northern Colorado Business Report - May 16, 2014
In addition, Coloradans are opting to keep their cars and homes smoke-free
as well, according to the survey, although low-income populations are
less likely to ...
for e-cigarette ban still up in the air
UpNorthLive.com - May 15, 2014
Parks and Recreation Commissioners expressed thoughts and concerns over
a proposed ban of e-cigarettes in the Grand Traverse County Civic Center.
Like it or not, CSO must abide by Amendment 64
The Cannabist - May 15, 2014
Amendment 64 contains not one word hinting at a proliferation of commercial
establishments open to the public where pot smoking would be encouraged.
pot law bans smoking in public. But what's public?
Los Angeles Times - May 14, 2014
During the campaign to legalize marijuana in Colorado, backers of the
drug promised it would be regulated the same as alcohol. Now, however,
many Coloradans and pot tourists are discovering that attempting to
smoke marijuana outside the privacy of a home is not as easy as going
to a bar for a drink. A statewide initiative, approved by voters last
year, legalized recreational use of marijuana but bans its "open
and public consumption." Marijuana advocates say they werent expecting
the definition of "public" to encompass private businesses
and large, ticketed events where alcohol flows freely.
uses some suggestions in draft pot rules
The Durango Herald - May 14, 2014
The Durango City Council and those in the marijuana industry grew a
bit closer ... The city of Durango still will ban social clubs, marijuana
cultivation and ...
Collins weighs expanded smoking restrictions
The Coloradoan - May 14, 2014
The public is invited to an open house on possible expansions of the
city's smoking restrictions scheduled 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 22 at 215 N.
Mason Street in the Community Room. Options the city is considering:
Prohibit the use of electronic smoking devices in all places where conventional
smoking is prohibited Require 100 percent of hotel/motel rooms to be
smoke free Ban smoking in all parks, trails and natural areas
Symphony tries to address Denver's marijuana concerns over Classically
The Denver Channel - May 13, 2014
The Colorado Symphony says a series of marijuana-themed fundraising
concerts will be invitation only in an attempt to address concerns that
audiences were going to break the law by smoking weed in public.
Tries To Nix Pot-Friendly Concerts Based On A Dubious Legal Theory
Forbes - May 13, 2014
Last week Denver officials urged the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO)
to call off a a series of cannabis-friendly concerts to be held at Space
Gallery, a private event venue on Santa Fe Drive. The city, which is
threatening to withhold special-event permits for the concerts, claims
allowing ticket holders to consume marijuana in a smoking lounge on
the gallerys enclosed patio, as the CSO plans to do, would violate local
and state law. Is that true? Arguably not.
asks Colorado Symphony to call off bring-your-own-pot ...
The Denver Post - May 8, 2014
..., but that venue bans marijuana consumption. ... After asking the
city to sanction public smoking of pot at the event Mayor Michael
Hancock and other ...
county to roll out pot rules
The Durango Herald - May 5, 2014
Discussions may reach new highs Tuesday when the city of Durango and
La Plata County holds public hearings on draft retail-marijuana regulations
and revised medical marijuana code. The maps indicate allowed zones
for recreational pot shops in Bodo Industrial Park, western parts of
the city and in Three ... Social clubs are not allowed.
newest side trip: Pot
Philly.com - May 4, 2014
Smoking weed was out of the question. Although you do get a whiff or
two of reefer as you walk down Denver's 16th Street Mall, smoking is
banned in public and we were all staying in nonsmoking rooms. So we
concentrated on the edibles, gummy bears and various candy bars. The
main difference seemed to be that you could have doses that were portioned
out, such as in the gummies, or products that let you determined the
dose on your own by how much you swallowed. ...
Cinco de Mayo includes cars, Chihuahuas and multi ...
Longmont Daily Times-Call - May 3, 2014
Organizers have said the Longmont festival may be the only Cinco de
Mayo event in Colorado that boasts of being alcohol- and tobacco-free,
a feature that ...
club wins Council appeal, state considers concentrates ...
Colorado Springs Independent - April 30, 2014
KC Stark faced down a Colorado Springs administration bent on closing
his downtown social club, triumphing last week when City Council voted
5 to 3 to uphold A64's successful closure appeal to the Planning Commission.
The club has been an integral gathering place for marijuana advocates,
who saw it as their "Liberty Hall" and marched outside City
Hall before the meeting.
Stoner: How do vaporizers and vape pens differ?
Westword - April 30, 2014
Dear Stoner: If the three flowering plants (and the three soon-to-be
flowering plants) I have growing as a legal red-card holder yield a
very conservative ounce ...
recreational marijuana industry surpass ski industry?
Vail Daily News - April 29, 2014
VAIL You have to admire the optimism of Colorados ganjapreneurs who
say the states legal pot industry could generate more money than skiing
in a few years. Its very much business as usual, Rudolph said. People
come to Colorado for a variety of reasons, and skiing is one of them,
Rudolph said. Its too early for us know what effect marijuana will have,
if any. We have so much to offer our guests that outweigh the legal
possession of marijuana. Todd Mitchem calls it opportunity. Mitchem
is chief revenue officer of O.penVAPE. They sell what amounts to a one-hitter
with a replaceable cannabis cartridge, a pen that gives you a smokefree
briefs: Farewell service for Pastor Janet Babish is Sunday
Steamboat Pilot & Today - April 26, 2014
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association would like to remind
readers that secondhand smoke and thirdhand smoke (tobacco residue in
Enjoys Marijuana Legalization
The Weed Blog (blog ) April 25, 2014
Pot smoking was supposed to be allowed only in designated areas, which
didn't ... the state's ban on public marijuana use was again ignored
blatantly and ...
Now Has A Pot-Friendly Property Rental Service. Yes, It's ...
Huffington Post-by Matt Ferner - April 25, 2014
Although there are more hotels loosening up their marijuana rules, the
law requires that they keep 75 percent of their rooms smoke-free. Get
caught smoking ...
boom in room demand coincides with legal pot
Travel Weekly - April 25, 2014
The impact of marijuana legalization on the Colorado lodging market,
which has about 54,000 hotel rooms (approximately the same number as
the San ...
Q&A: Private clubs/hotels; home-grow help; keeping herb ...
The Cannabist - April 24, 2014
What businesses allow smoking on their premises? ... Clearly you have
questions about marijuana, be it a legal concern, a health curiosity,
... sign and agree to a code of conduct before entering her private
bring your own cannabis club.
Smoker Friendly to open accessories chain ...
The Denver Post - April 24, 2014
Sean Wakefield this week displays some of the glass bongs and other
marijuana accessories available at the newly opened Glass Werx in ...
Enjoys Marijuana Legalization
Drug War Chronicle - April 24, 2014
Pot smoking was supposed to be allowed only in designated areas, which
didn't ... the state's ban on public marijuana use was again ignored
-- blatantly and ...
vacation rental that allows pot smoking
9NEWS.com - April 24, 2014
One company is looking to cash in on all the marijuana-smoking visitors
that come to ... directed toward visitors that want to enjoy weed without
Chris Christie, beware those zombie potheads
The Denver Post (blog) - April 24, 2014
It's still illegal to use marijuana in any public space in Colorado.
You can't smoke it on the street, in cafes, bars or parks, the
editorial stated. All things ...
Manitou Springs spa gets blessing with sacred pipe ceremony
Colorado Springs Gazette - April 23, 2014
Norther Ute Tribal Elder Loya Arrum performs a "Blessing from the
Sacred ... She spread tobacco leaves on the ground, doused herself with
the water and ...
Springs City Council gives green light to private marijuana club [VIDEO]
Colorado Springs Gazette - April 23, 2014
City Hall chambers erupted with cheers and about 30 supporters hugged
and congratulated each other Tuesday when the Colorado Springs City
Council allowed a private downtown club for marijuana smokers to remain
Policies Debated At HOA Conference [VIDEO]
CBS Local - April 22, 2014
DENVER (CBS4) How to deal with marijuana smoking on private property
was the ... Currently most HOAs are treating marijuana as a public nuisance,
but as ...
Rockies Put Up Signs Prohibiting Marijuana in Smoking ...
Bleacher Report - April 22, 2014
Judging by the new signs placed around designated smoking areas at Coors
... of the state's biggest marijuana businesses, has banned on-the-job
420 celebrates legal pot but not the ban on smoking in public
Alaska Dispatch - April 21, 2014
The annual rally linked to the pot-smokers "holiday"
of April 20 used to be ... Banning adults from using marijuana
virtually anywhere flies in the face of what ...
enforce marijuana law at 4/20 rally [VIDEO]
9NEWS.com - April 21, 2014
DENVER - It was the first 4/20 celebration since recreational pot sales
became legal in Colorado and tens of thousands of people descended on
Civic Center ...
Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
KSDK - April 21, 2014
DENVER (AP) Denver police say they have issued 28 citations for public
consumption of marijuana and arrested one person accused of attempting
quiet on 4/20, police keep campus closed to outsiders
Insurance News Net (press release) - April 20, 2014
1 . However, campus officials noted that consuming marijuana in public
or by people who are under 21 is still illegal. Smoking is banned on
the Boulder campus.
officials on responsible 4/20 pot use
Westword (blog) - April 18, 2014
Governor John Hickenlooper recently compared adult marijuana use to
drinking a ... This includes indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars,
concert venues, ...
police chief fears 'contact high' for officers
9NEWS.com - April 18, 2014
There are no clubs yet. The Pueblo City Council recently extended a
moratorium for private clubs and pot sales. Chief Velez said if cannabis
clubs do become ...
are high on Colorado and Washington
Housing Wire (blog) - April 18, 2014
Colorado and Washington just happen to be the two states where marijuana
has recently become legal. That might have been one small factor that
sparked the ...
Colorado pot business bans drug use at work
Aurora Sentinel - April 17, 2014
DENVER | Workers for one of Colorado's biggest marijuana businesses
learned Wednesday they can be fired for smoking pot on the job or using
cocaine any ...
Goldberg Joins Denver Post as Pot Columnist
Big Hollywood-by Christian Toto - April 17, 2014
Goldberg spent her first column discussing her love for the vape pen,
a gadget which helps her deal with the pain associated with having glaucoma.
She has ...
to know about 4/20 celebrations in Colorado
KXRM - April 17, 2014
4/20, the unofficial holiday for pot enthusiasts, is quickly approaching
and now officials want the ... This includes indoor and outdoor restaurants
and bars, concert venues, sidewalks, parks, ... A police presence is
expected near cannabis clubs.
Inn? Yes, A Bud N' Breakfast Set To Open In Denver For ...
Madame Noire - April 17, 2014
There is a new bed and breakfast coming to Denver for marijuana lovers.
... expected to legalize marijuana in some form in the coming years,
Vrain Valley school lunch prices to increase in fall
Colorado Hometown Weekly - April 16, 2014
The school board also adopted a revised policy that prohibits students'
possession of any tobacco product including e-cigarettes on school property.
Junction Hotel Alone in Welcoming Marijuana Smokers
KREX News Channel 5 - April 15, 2014
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Marijuana smoking is banned in the majority
of accommodation establishments on the Western Slope, but one Grand
Junction hotel stands alone in welcoming pot into their hotel. The Melrose
Hotel is trying to stake their claim in Colorados green rush by opening
up their patio to pot smokers.
offers events for smokers or nonsmokers alike in Denver
DU Clarion - April 15, 2014
With April 20 quickly approaching, the slight hint of marijuana is already
filling the Denver air. 420, as the day is commonly referred to, is
not just marijuana ...
lifts pot business ban
Pueblo Chieftain - April 15, 2014
Recreational marijuana growers, product makers and testers can start
applying for Pueblo city licenses after June 30, City Council decided
first cannabis vending machine unveiled in Colorado
The Independent - April 14, 2014
For the moment, the automated dispensary is only for medical marijuana
users, ... Similar machines that are held behind bars and operated by
a bartender have ...
Source expands with e-cigs' growth
Pueblo Chieftain - April 13, 2014
Francesca Gettler and her co-workers at Vapor Source didn't need to
wait long for the e-cigarette wave to hit. Soon after opening one of
the state's first e-cig ...
Expansion Signed into Colorado Law
KREX News Channel 5 - April 12, 2014
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill Friday to broaden the
definition of tobacco products that are off-limits to minors. The new
law bans nicotine-delivery devices for people under 18. Colorado already
bans electronic cigarettes for minors.
neighbor conflicts: Ways to clear the air
Smoke is in the air
Denver Post - April 12, 2014
Enough of the all-too-distinct-smelling smoke filtering up, somehow,
into the apartment she shared with her son and daughter, ages 6 and
3. And now, with marijuana legal for adult recreational use and more
available than ever, weed joins the list, whether it's smoke wafting
in your windows or a pungent grow operation next door. You may find
it offensive, but that neighbor lighting up a joint in his or her backyard
is likely not doing anything wrong, legally speaking, as long as they
are at least 21 and on their own property
and breakfast': Denver gets a pot-friendly all-inclusive inn
Denver Business Journal - April 11, 2014
A Denver company is transforming a local guest house into what it calls
an all-inclusive "bud and breakfast," offering marijuana and
cannabis-infused edibles to guests.
official: Denver 4/20 festival organizers get permit
The Denver Post (blog) - April 11, 2014
Civic Center Park in Denver every year gets covered in a cloud of smoke
... City Council did not need to pass an ordinance banning public consumption,
nor did ...
Mayor Visits Amsterdam Mayor
WWNO - April 11, 2014
Mayor Hancock, who opposed legalized recreational marijuana in his city,
worries about increased crime and health impacts on children and has
said the city is ...
Mountain High or Reefer Madness? The Risks of Colorado's ...
Honolulu Civil Beat - April 11, 2014
I walked through clouds of marijuana smoke Friday night to get to the
Denver ... of Colorado Boulder, which is famous for its annual
"4/20" public pot parties.
group aims to get recreational pot on Colorado Springs ...
Colorado Springs Gazette - April 11, 2014
Amendment 64, which legalized recreational marijuana but allowed municipalities
to opt in or out of the practice, passed in Colorado Springs by 4,947
City General Government Committee reviews proposed pot ...
Canon City Daily Record - April 10, 2014
City Attorney John Havens outlined a proposed zoning/land ordinance
and a draft ... Unless instructed otherwise, he said the ordinances
will go before the ... "I would rather be around somebody smoking
pot, than I would someone that is ...
Vrain Valley school lunch prices to increase in fall
Longmont Daily Times-Call - April 9, 2014
The school board also adopted a revised policy that prohibits students'
possession of any tobacco product including e-cigarettes
on school property.
Big Changes At This Year's 4/20 Rally
CBS Local - April 9, 2014
Thousands of supporters of legalized marijuana light up at exactly 4:20
p.m in Civic Center Park April 20, 2012 in Denver. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty
smokers in Colorado, but more among youth, people of color
North Denver News - April 9, 2014
More Coloradans are opting for smoke-free homes and cars as well, though
low-income families are less likely to have smoke-free home rules. Despite
students use E-Cigarettes to quit smoking
Rocky Mountain Collegian - April 8, 2014
On campus, E-cigs are technically considered in the same realm as cigarettes
and therefore are still illegal to smoke in the dorms, classrooms, library
or in any ...
cigarettes are an idea whose time has not come
Glenwood Springs Post Independent - April 8, 2014
E-cigarettes come in flavors. You can get them in coffee or mint or
orange or strawberry or vanilla or caramel. Of course, they are not
being marketed to anyone
to start spending pot taxes
Scottsbluff Star Herald - April 8, 2014
DENVER (AP) After months of uncertainty about marijuana and its tax
potential, Colorado lawmakers start work Tuesday deciding how to spend
you want marijuana businesses downtown?
The Durango Herald - April 8, 2014
Durango business owners are closely divided on whether retail pot stores
should More than 300 Durango Chamber of Commerce members responded to
a survey on the issue last week. The chambers results indicate, at least
among some business owners, the location of these businesses could be
battle': New smoking-cessation classes on the horizon
Pueblo Chieftain - April 8, 2014
More than 10 percent of the smoking-related deaths from 1964 to 2014
were among nonsmokers who died from diseases caused by exposure to secondhand
Collins council eyes smoking ban in hotels, parks
Northern Colorado Business Report - April 7, 2014
he Fort Collins City Council will consider at its meeting Tuesday further
restrictions on smoking, including an outright ban on smoking in hotels
and motels to protect employees from third-hand smoke. Additionally,
the council will consider a ban on smoking at public events. Avon, Winter
Park, Arvada, Edgewater, Brighton and Greeley have passed similar bans,
Pot-Smoking Banned At Denver April 20 Festival, Hopes ...
Headlines & Global News - April 5, 2014
They're also still smarting from a tussle with City Hall over whether
they can officially condone smoking pot at the event because public
consumption of marijuana remains illegal in Colorado, and are trying
to make the once countercultural event part of the state's mainstream,
according to CBS. Lopez compared the public pot smoking ban to "cancer-causing
tobacco that's used in the park, or hard alcohol that's consumed in
other festivals," according to ...
Pot Legal, Festival Trying To Go Mainstream
Pollstar - April 3, 2014
Tens of thousands smoke marijuana and listen to live music, at the Denver
420 ... Lopez compared the public pot smoking ban to cancer-causing
tobacco that's ...
Mountain high, or how I spent my family vacation
kdvr.com - April 3, 2014
Editor's note: CNN producer Wendy Sachs decided to try legal pot during
her ... boots, skis and poles, as hand warmers and granola bars bulge
from my pockets. ... After consulting the Cannabis Club's petite, blonde,
20-something budtender ...
Get Ready for Pot Tourism
Guardian Liberty Voice - April 1, 2014
However, since recreational marijuana became legal in Colorado in January
2014, ... After all, there are bars at the airport where people are
hammered before flying. ... states that are considering joining the
Mile High city in this exclusive club.
Maher: Boulder made right call on 'social misbehavior'
Daily Camera - March 30, 2014
Since the smoking ban went into effect last year, I have also told dozens
of smokers about that rule when I see them light up on the bricks. Some
of the people I have talked to over the years are downtown employees.
Some are locals who came down for lunch or dinner and some are tourists.
Some of them are transients. The vast majority of people from all walks
of life say thanks for the heads up and take their dogs off the bricks
or put out their cigarettes. My point is that regardless of what I or
anyone else thinks of a particular city ordinance, the rules apply to
everyone. Most people accept this reality. But not all do. ...
Colorado Independent - March 28, 2014
We do not smoke, we eat and vaporize MJ. ... the pertinent rules and
regulations, including smoking bans that are in effect in most, if not
all, lodging properties.
to do in Denver when... DIY pot tourism for Cheeseheads
Isthmus - March 28, 2014
State taxes from recreational and medical marijuana sales are expected
to exceed ... Casselman's Bar is another music club that takes a loud
Colorado guide to retail marijuana
Summit Daily News - March 28, 2014
Anyone 21 and older, with a valid government ID, is allowed to purchase,
smoke ... The shops were previously medical marijuana dispensaries and
may or may not have chosen to continue to sell medical products in addition
to retail products.
butts about it: Students learn tobacco risks during cigarette cleanup
Colorado Springs Gazette - March 26, 2014
They were picking up the cigarettes as a part of an anti-smoking campaign.
... and not be fooled by misleading, slick tobacco advertising,"
Wheelan said. Many of ...
Web site answers pot questions
The Lamar Ledger - March 26, 2014
The State of Colorado launched a new Web site recently to answer common
questions about the legalization of adult-use of retail marijuana and
the health impacts related to marijuana use.
The Web site -www.colorado.gov/marijuana - includes answers to these
types of questions:
Is it legal to consume marijuana in public places? Topics on the Web
site include underage use, long-term health impacts, secondhand marijuana
smoke exposure, legal and safe use of marijuana, driving while impaired,
overuse of marijuana and more.
Seniors: Smoking affects more than smoker
Valley Courier - March 26, 2014
Cigarette smoke continues to be a health hazard, even when no one is
smoking, this is called third-hand smoke. To keep children safe you
should learn what it ...
Tourism: How to Buy Marijuana in Colorado
Fodor's Travel - March 26, 2014
The expansion of pot shops around Colorado seems to be increasing by
the day. ... in restaurants, venues, and most bars, was amended to include
marijuana. ... Private membershipbased smoke clubs such as iBake Denver
and luxury ...
pot pens used to inhale hash, cannabis oil without the ...
WRTV Indianapolis - March 25, 2014
Marijuana vaporizing pens are growing in popularity and although it
is against Denver ordinance to smoke pot in public, police have difficulty
identifying the odorless products.
Corp. Chooses Arrae Creative for Promotion at Colorado's Snowball Music
PRNewswire March 25, 2014
Vapor Corp. (OTCQB: VPCO), one of the world's largest suppliers of vaporizers
and electronic cigarettes, has selected Arrae Creative Agency as its
agency lead for marketing in Colorado's Snowball Music Festival on April
4-6, 2014. Vapor Corp. will be the exclusive electronic cigarettes company
at the festival.
aim to curb Colorado tobacco use
Colorado Springs Gazette - March 24, 2014
The conversation about smoking in Colorado isn't focused solely on pot
this year. Lawmakers and health officials will also take a stab at curbing
nicotine and tobacco use. ...
weed helping Colorado's tourism to grow?
Bermuda Sun - March 21, 2014
I don't know where a person who came to smoke marijuana would
smoke it, unless they're in somebody's private ... Hotels are
banning it. We've banned even displaying it on the 16th Street Mall
(a downtown promenade) and in our parks.
over fraud bill while nicotine restriction and guns for charter ...
The Colorado Independent - March 20, 2014
She said the bill responds to continued efforts by tobacco companies
to market ... We went a little far and required the same of advertising
statements, which ...
Springs appeals planning commission's approval of marijuana-smoking
Colorado Springs Gazette - March 21, 2014
The fight over a Colorado Springs club that allows its members to smoke
pot is ... a social club was incorrect and such clubs are not allowed
on the second floor ...
Colorado and Marijuana what toking tourists need to know
North Denver News - March 20, 2014
The law bans all public use of any marijuana product (not just smoking).
... Property owners are allowed to ban the use and possession of marijuana
on their ...
of Vail says it is still studying retail pot
Vail Daily News - March 20, 2014
In resort towns, visitors can't smoke in their rooms, on the street
or on the ... Council member Ludwig Kurz also said his personal preference
would be a ban.
You Lived In Colorado, You Could Legally Buy And Smoke Weed ...
Huffington Post - March 20, 2014
Again, the law bans all public use of any marijuana product, not just
smoking. ... Property owners are allowed to ban the use and possession
of marijuana on ...
device bill advances in Colorado
9NEWS.com - March 20, 2014
The measure has already been approved by the Senate Colorado already
bans electronic cigarettes for minors, though Democratic sponsors say
the law needs ...
education website for Colorado
North Denver News - March 20, 2014
Topics on the website include underage use, long-term health impacts,
secondhand marijuana smoke exposure, legal and safe use of marijuana,
driving while ...
won't hike tobacco age to 21
Aurora Sentinel - March 19, 2014
The Democrat who cast the deciding vote against the measure said that
18-year-olds are adults who should be persuaded not to smoke, not banned
Pot and Snowmass not a good mix
Aspen Times - March 19, 2014
Personally I think it's time for a smoking ban of any substance,
said board chairman John Borthwick. "It is something that we really
do need to get in front of."...
City Council votes for permanent ban on pot shops
The Cannabist - March 19, 2014
Out of 300 hundred e-mails, I think one was against a ban. ...
retail level also gave cities the option of banning and prohibition,
said Mayor Pro Tem Mark McGoff. ... favor of the ban mentioning
everything from high school students smoking ...
Asking For Tougher Regulations On E-Cigarettes
CBS Local - March 19, 2014
DENVER (CBS4) A Colorado Congresswoman is asking for tougher
regulations on advertising for electronic cigarettes. Rep. Diana DeGette
believes the ...
has barrier to pot tourism
Bellingham Herald - March 16, 2014
DENVER A lot of talk about pot tourism has accompanied legalization
in Colorado, but visitors to the state face a big hurdle to partaking.
I dont know where a person who came to smoke marijuana would smoke it,
unless theyre in somebodys private home, Denver City Council President
Mary Beth Susman said. Hotels are banning it. Weve banned even displaying
it on the 16th Street Mall (a downtown promenade) and in our parks.
Just like in Washington, Colorados legalization does not extend to bars,
coffee shops or other public places. And unlike cigarettes, you cant
simply step outside to smoke. Most hotels are not publicly embracing
marijuana. A tourist might have better luck finding pot-friendly accommodations
on Airbnb or other websites that connect travelers to private home rentals.
But a few businesses are tapping into the market. To find a weed-friendly
inn, go west from Denver about 20 miles and drive past jagged cliffs
into the town of Morrison, population 430.
rally organizers hoping for permit OK
Denver Post - March 14, 2014
After rescinding a letter that appeared to the Denver City Council to
be a threat to promote public consumption of marijuana, rally organizers
have clarified that ...
holds first cannabis job fair
kwgn.com - March 13, 2014
O.Pen VAPE, a national brand in retail pot, held the CannaSearch job
fair Thursday at its downtown Denver headquarters at 1058 Delaware St.
The event was ...
Marijuana Job Fair to Bring at Least 15 Employers
WPRO - March 13, 2014
It's a smoke-free event, and attendees must be 21 or older. "We're
planning velvet ropes in front and food for folks," Todd Mitchen,
spokesman and chief revenue ...
marijuana smoking a firing offense? Colorado Bar ...
Westword (blog) - March 13, 2014
The folks at the Colorado Bar Association have weed on their mind. For
the December edition of its "Legal Lines" column, the CBA
considered whether ...
candidates cover topics from Dead Guy Days to ...
The Daily Camera - March 13, 2014
Cheryl Fanelli, who owns a local gift shop and last week received the
go-ahead to open a private cannabis club in Nederland, was asked how
to balance the ..
marijuana lights debate
The Durango Herald - March 12, 2014
When Alison Dance had some concerns about the parking situation in the
alley behind her Second Avenue restaurant and wine bar, she went to
speak to the ....
colleges deny marijuana link to application spike
FOX 9 News - March 13, 2014
Colorado colleges and universities have seen a dramatic jump in applications,
including from out of state, following the legalization of marijuana,
but officials ...
Marijuana Poses Questions for Colorado Vacationers 3 ...
KOSA - March 12, 2014
Skiing, snowboarding, smoking marijuana: these are some of the attractions
spring ... Marijuana is legal in Colorado," says Kim Henderson,
the prevention ...
Barber Won't Let Anyone Who Smells Like Marijuana Into ...
Complex.com - March 13, 2014
The legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado has influenced
some businesses positively and others negatively, as evidenced by the
actions of one ...
mountain town to open country's first cannabis club
Daily Caller - March 12, 2014
Despite a statewide ban on indoor smoking and a specific ban about smoking
marijuana in public, Colorado will be getting its first private cannabis
club where people can meet to smoke pot.
Council, its members take on pot, stadium topics
The Coloradoan - March 11, 2014
Eight days ago, the Fort Collins City Council approved the sale of retail
marijuana within Fort Collins. Before the vote, council was reminded
that public smoking of marijuana would be illegal. So, I guess some
citizens will face the dilemma of breaking federal law by smoking weed
or breaking a Fort Collins ordinance which prohibits public smoking.
begins looking at pot rules
The Durango Herald - March 11, 2014
Creating regulations for marijuana is rare for public officials, but
other cities will be be watching Durangos moves and judging its success.
Questions included who should have first chance at a retail license,
testing facilities in the city, locating retail outlets, managing residents
growing pot for personal use and the definition of open and public consumption.
votes to ban new nicotine products for minors
9NEWS.com - March 11, 2014
DENVER The Marlboro Man and his old-school cigarette have been replaced
by celebrities with e-cigarettes. The electronic smoker is tobacco-free
but still contains nicotine. It's one of a number of tobacco and/or
nicotine products that some state lawmakers say aren't clearly included
in the law. "The field is changing in retail with these products,"
said Rep. Dave Young (D- Greeley). "And we now have products that
maybe have nicotine in them that maybe aren't covered by the statues."
70 mulls e-cig ban
Pueblo Chieftain - March 11, 2014
As the popularity of electronic cigarettes continues to grow, local
school districts are modifying their policies banning them from schools.
Recreational Weed Sales Top $14 Million In First Month
Huffington Post - March 11, 2014
During the first month of recreational marijuana sales, Colorado's licensed
dispensaries generated a total of more than $14 million, putting about
$2 million of tax ...
clubs: public or private?
Denver Post - March 10, 2014
The pot-smoking club recently approved for Nederland is the first of
its kind that we know of for Colorado a government-sanctioned club for
airs 'Drive High, Get DUI' marijuana ads [VIDEO]
USA TODAY - March 10, 2014
Colorado, the first state with legal recreational marijuana, is rolling
out PSAs warning marijuana users about stoned driving. The Colorado
Department of ...
Work With Weed? Marijuana Job Fair in Denver This Week
TIME - March 10, 2014
Your dreams of becoming a budtender could come true this week during
CannaSearch, a first-ever weed-related job fair in Denver. This Thursday,
March 13, ...
Boulder County pot cafe to open in Nederland
kdvr.com - March 8, 2014
NEDERLAND, Colo. Boulder County will welcome its first marijuana cafe,
set to open in Nederland sometime in the next few weeks. According to
Boulders Daily Camera, Club Ned owners, Cheryl Fanelli and her husband,
David, announced plans to open a cannabis cafe at 154 Hwy 72 in the
next several weeks. The new comes after a 14-month struggle to get both
local and state approval, reported the Daily Camera. Described as a
private establishment where members can go to smoke pot, ...
citations for public pot issued
9NEWS.com - March 6, 2014
DENVER - The latest numbers from the city's police department show a
few citations have been issued to people for either possessing marijuana
Stoner: Who has access to patient information?
Westword - March 5, 2014
Dear Stoner: I have Section 8 housing, and I also have my red card.
We just got letters from the Denver Housing Authority warning us that
marijuana use and possession can get us kicked out of our homes.
to restore jail time for municipal offenses
'Interfering with traffic,' rule violations like smoking on municipal
campus would become crimes
Daily Camera - March 2, 2014
Ordinance changes before the Boulder City Council this Wednesday will
restore the possibility of jail time for a host of municipal offenses,
from camping to littering, make it a crime under the city code to violate
a rule, like the one banning smoking on the municipal campus, and make
it a crime carrying possible jail time rather than a traffic offense
for panhandlers to interfere with traffic.
oil new wrinkle for bar owners dealing with e-cigarettes in Weld County
Greeley Tribune - March 1, 2014
Many restaurants and bars in Weld County have banned the use of e-cigarettes,
owners say, because despite being mostly odorless and smokeless, the
water vapor given off by the e-cigarettes is disruptive to other customers.
Just because theyre smokeless doesnt mean they dont affect the people
around you, said Deb Nelson, owner of the LitL Bit Bar and Grill in
Evans. But bothering other customers was only one reason LitL Bit Bar
and Grill placed a ban on e-cigarettes recently. A customer was caught
using an e-cigarette to smoke hash oil by installing a hash oil cartridge
into the device. While many smokers use vapor cigarettes as an aid to
quit tobacco, nearly all models of vapor cigarettes can be adapted to
smoke hash oil or cannabis with little to no visible modification, said
head grower Tucker Eldridge of Natures Herb and Wellness dispensary
in Garden City. Hash oil cartridges used in e-cigarettes are popular
among medicinal users because they do not have the smell, waste or odor
associated with other methods of smoking marijuana, Eldridge said. Additionally,
hash oil use in e-cigarettes is more popular with medicinal users than
it is with recreational users due to the lower THC dosage. E-cigarette
smokers can also purchase cartridges that allow them to smoke marijuana
sold in dispensaries, he said. But Colorado law still prohibits their
use in public. The marijuana law is very tricky, Nelson said.
So Fast: You Still Can't Smoke Pot at Colorado Colleges
U.S. News University - February 28, 2014
Marijuana possession may be legal in Colorado, but colleges across the
state continue to ban it from their campuses. Colorado schools are using
Ski Resort Pot-Smoking Shack Blown Up After 'Inside ...
Huffington Post-by David Moye - February 27, 2014
Marijuana is legal in most of Colorado, and the Breckinridge Cannabis
Club is near the resort. But smoking pot on the slopes remains illegal
because they are ...
How Do Public Consumption of Marijuana Citations Stack Up?
5280 The Denver Magazine (blog) - February 27, 2014
Denver started 2014 with nine tickets for public consumption of marijuana
in 11 ... Before marijuana's inaugural day in recreational storefronts,
predictions for ...
officials consider denial of 4/20 permit in Civic Center
Denver Post - February 27, 2014
Organizers want to make this year's Denver 4/20 marijuana rally into
a larger-than-ever festival celebrating the first legal pot sales anywhere
in the world.
County rolling in green?
Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2014
The county taxes recreational marijuana sales at a rate of 3.5 percent,
... But in addition to the recreational marijuana tax income, Hamler
said the county ...
divided over pot sales
Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2014
... to even grow their own marijuana by restricting that to single family
homes only. ... council set the zoning restrictions so tight for medical
marijuana businesses in ... who is growing six plants (the legal limit)
or who is smoking on their porch..
Don't let right to make adult decision go up in smoke
The Coloradoan - February 25, 2014
When my sister was a teenager, there was a smoking lounge in her high
school. ... machines that sold cigarettes were relegated to places,
like bars and casinos ...
"Marijuana in America: Colorado Pot Rush" Premieres on ...
CNBC.com - February 24, 2014
History was made on January 1, 2014 when Colorado became not only the
first state in the U.S. to legalize the sale of marijuana for recreational
use, but the first to legitimize the over-the-counter sale of pot and
bud-based products. Despite a thicket of rules and regulations, scores
of businesses large and small have set up shop in Colorado, all vying
for a share of marijuana's potential riches.
Cares for Kids Protect kids from secondhand smoke
Cortez Journal - February 24, 2014
Secondhand smoke contains over 4000 chemicals including arsenic, formaldehyde,
carbon monoxide, and benzene. Sixty of them are known to cause cancer.
lounges not happy with proposed bill to raise smoking age
KOAA5 - February 23, 2014
State lawmakers are considering a proposed bill that would raise the
smoking age in Colorado to 21, however some tobacco related businesses
say the law is unfair and could potentially put them out of business.
Utah move to hike smoking age to 21
ReporterNews.com - February 22, 2014
The Washington-based Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids advocates the higher
smoking age and argues that it could make a serious dent in tobacco
home worth the fight
Boulder Weekly - February 20, 2014
In January, Longmont Housing Authority adopted a revision to its administrative
policy that allows more tolerance for medical marijuana patients
governor reveals recreational marijuana tax spending plan
The Coloradoan - February 19, 2014
DENVER (AP) Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has announced a plan to
start spending nearly $100 million in marijuana tax money, the first
signal of how much Colorado is reaping from recreational pot sales and
what it plans to spend the money on.
REPORT: Teens using E-Cigs to smoke marijuana
KKCO-TV - February 18, 2014
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. E-Cigarettes or vapor pens are now being used
as a drug delivery device. Teens are replacing the nicotine the devices
are designed ...
agency sees budding industry in cannabis tours
Schenectady Gazette - February 13, 2014
While Colorado and Washington passed laws legalizing marijuana in 2012,
Colorado voters determined how to best regulate and tax the drug in
the 2013 ...
Casinos have new options besides smoking bans
The Coloradoan - February 13, 2014
There has been lots of debate about smoking bans in casinos and the
impact, both positive and negative. Casino owners are concerned about
loss of revenue if ...
bill targets nicotine use by youths
Denver Post February 13, 2014
Alarmed that current tobacco law doesn't adequately keep
nicotine out of the hands of youths, a Colorado Senate committee voted
Wednesday to expand the definition of tobacco products that are off-limits
on marijuana advertising land Colorado in court
Owen Sound - February 12, 2014
DENVER - Two publications have sued Colorado in federal court over restrictions
that prohibit the state's legalized recreational marijuana industry
first Colorado city to nix marijuana smoking at tobacco shops
Denver Post - February 12, 2014
At the Feb. 10 City Council meeting, Lakewood became the first city
in Colorado to close a loophole that allowed marijuana to be smoked
in tobacco-related businesses. The 2006 Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act,
which prohibits cigarette and cigar smoking in most bars, restaurants
and venues, was amended last year to include marijuana smoking. Left
in the amendment, though, were exemptions for indoor tobacco smoking
that would also apply to marijuana. Under state law, a hookah bar, cigar
shop or tobacco store could legally allow an individual to smoke marijuana
inside the business.
Times, Westword challenging Colorado restrictions of recreational marijuana
The Tribune - February 12, 2014
High Times and Westword are challenging Colorado rules that bar recreational
marijuana businesses from advertising in most publications. The Denver
Post (http://bit.ly/1nu7pAs ) reports they both filed lawsuits in federal
court Monday arguing that the rules violate free speech.
ordinance discussed at city council meeting
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News - February 12, 2014
The first time someone is caught, the Marijuana would be confiscated
and they would ... Marijuana is already banned in city buildings - the
new ordinance would ...
City Council Passes Ban On Pot In City Buildings, Airport
KKTV 11 News - February 12, 2014
Pot may be legal, but don't carry it with you if you enter a Colorado
Springs city building or the airport. The Colorado Springs City Council
passed the ban Tuesday. The ban on city buildings even extends to bathrooms
at city parks.
new Rocky Mountain high: Colorado open for cannabis tourism
Santa Fe New Mexican.com - February 11, 2014
A long black van with no telling markings slips through the snow-encrusted
streets of Denver. If you could peek through the tinted windows, youd
see Timothy Vee standing at the front of the vehicle, addressing a group
lounging on an S-curve of cushioned seats. And if you could press your
ear against the closed door, youd hear the Colorado Highlife Tours owner
informing his fellow pot smokers, Its time to get stoned now! At the
start of the tour, the reaction might have been strong enough to shatter
the candy-colored glass pipes being passed around.
smoke? That doesn't make e-cigarettes safe
Pueblo Chieftain - February 9, 2014
The big tobacco industry has found another way to keep people addicted
to nicotine: They market their new products as a replacement to smoking
and tobacco. E-cigarettes and vapors allow tobacco users to get their
nicotine fix in potential places that were previously off-limits. People
are using the products in stores, workplaces, airports, classrooms,
doctors waiting rooms, etc. Why are we so concerned? Some businesses
allow vapor use indoors and the inhalation and exhalation of the vapor
creates a public health concern for users and bystanders who are exposed
to the plume of vapor.
pot patients won't lose housing benefits
Pueblo Chieftain - February 8, 2014
LONGMONT, Colo. Medical marijuana patients in Longmont wont lose their
housing if they use the drug to treat pain and other issues, reassuring
a resident who uses medical marijuana to treat pain and spasticity she
suffers as a quadriplegic. Housing director Michael Reis says officials
will now look at individual cases regarding both medical and recreational
marijuana before deciding whether to evict people
in Colorado are now using vapor pens to smoke marijuana ...
Daily Mail - February 6, 2014
Students have found a new way to sneak marijuana into schools by using
vapor ... Since Colorado legalized the drug, school administrators have
had to fight ...
County considers zero tolerance pot policy for employees
Summit Daily News - February 5, 2014
County commissioners and staff agree this policy should continue, but
things become murkier with marijuana's legalization in the state of
buyers add more than $1M to Colorado tax coffers
Today.com - February 3, 2014
In the first month of legal recreational marijuana sales in Colorado,
retailers who shared their proprietary data with NBC News say they have
collected $1.24 million in tax revenue. Half of the states 35 licensed
recreational retailers participated in the NBC News survey. The 18 retailers
shared the first 27 days of their tax data because they say they believe
it will help their image
lawmakers want to ban all teen smoking
Pueblo Chieftain - February 2, 2014
DENVER A bipartisan group of Colorado lawmakers says the state that
made national news for being the first to allow marijuana sales should
Boulder's smug smoking ban mania
Daily Camera - February 2, 2014
First we got the much-vaunted smoking ban on the Pearl Street Mall and
adjacent ... Many suspect that the real goal of the blanket bans is
to force "undesirables" ...
marijuana sales drawing tourists to the state
WCSH-TV - January 31, 2014
Colorado's marijuana sales drawing tourists to the state ... Colorado
to enjoy winter sports and get high now that the state has legalized
hotels [sic] not wide open for weed
Denver Business Journal January 31, 2014
that the resort remains smoke-free and will impose a $200 cleaning fee
if it finds evidence of any smoking in a room. But the Warwicks
is a cautionary tale, as some early
skiers warned about smoking dope
PlanetSKI.eu - January 29, 2014
There are now warnings about smoking marijuana in public. "Consumption
of marijuana in public and us ski area facilities remain illegal under
Hospitality Experts Weigh In on Marijuana Travel Planning
Skift - January 29, 2014
Visitors to Colorado are now welcomed at dozens of marijuana dispensaries,
... Besides the fact that public pot consumption is banned, smoking
of anything at ...
enacts smoking ban for municipal campus, considers expanding rule to
parks, open space
Daily Camera - January 28, 2014
City Manager Jane Brautigam on Tuesday adopted a rule banning smoking
on the Boulder municipal campus, as the City Council considered whether
to expand the ban to most of downtown and city parks and open space.
Bans Smoking On Downtown City Property
CBS Denver - January 28, 2014
Boulders city manager has adopted a rule that bans smoking on downtown
lawmakers look to outlaw tobacco use for those under 21
Denver Post - January 28, 2014
A bill that would raise the age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco
products from 18 to 21 is intended to try to keep young kids from picking
up the habit. The bipartisan measure, from two Democrats in the House
and two in the Senate, could be introduced as early as Tuesday.
Manitou, marijuana and hippies
Colorado Springs Gazette - January 28, 2014
Paul Guivens' comments about Manitou Springs are misleading. It's still
illegal to smoke marijuana in public, so the chances of "walking
into an exhaled cloud... from a group of folks on the street" aren't
much higher than they were before the ordinance being passed. Also,
testing positive for marijuana after inhaling second- hand smoke would
be highly unlikely
Will the First Denver Hotel Openly Allow Pot Smoking?
HotelChatter - January 28, 2014
For tourists coming into the Mile High City looking to take advantage
of its newly legalized recreational marijuana laws, a roadblock quickly
reveals itself. By law, pot can only be smoked in the privacy of your
own residence. Not in public, not in bars, not in your car. So, if you're
a tourist and you go buy pot legally, where exactly is the most obvious
place to smoke it? That's right -- your hotel room. But, according to
a source who spoke to HotelChatter on the case of anonymity, most brand-name
hotels are terrified of being portrayed as pot-friendly. Many impose
a fine on guests who are caught smoking pot in their rooms, similar
to the cleaning fee associated with cigarette smoking. It's understandable
to us why certain brand-name hotels would want to avoid being connected
with the idea of smoking pot on the premises, but on the other hand,
considering marijuana smoke does not permeate like cigarette smoke,
we're wondering if the concept of a fine is simply for show or reserved
in the case of guest complaints.
stoned: How to plan your Colorado "weedcation" like a responsible
Quartz - January 28, 2014
Besides the fact that public pot consumption is banned, smoking of anything
at all is verboten at bars, restaurants and many Colorado hotels. Even
those hotels ...
Pot smoking etiquette
Glenwood Springs Post Independent - January 27, 2014
If you want to smoke pot, then more power to you, its legal now, and
to each his own. But please keep it to yourself. The law allows private
consumption and bans public use. Ive tolerated it at the top of Highlands
bowl twice now. The last thing I want after a hike in the national forest
is wafting pot smoke in my lungs. You guys choosing to do that in public,
and on federal lands, are not making a wise choice.
Officials Urge FDA to Regulate E-Cigs
KREX News Channel 5 (CO) - January 22, 2014
DENVER - The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, as
well as other health agencies, are urging the Food and Drug Administration
to regulate electronic cigarettes and other alternative tobacco products....
Homeowners Association Law | Marijuana Matters: Has ($$)
Linex Legal (press release) (registration) - January 21, 2014
If your association has not yet considered whether the new marijuana
laws will ... housing laws come into play in the context of medicinal
marijuana cultivation ...
Springs Airport Offers Pot Amnesty
Newsmax.com - January 21, 2014
Colorado Springs Airport has installed amnesty boxes for pot smokers
to toss marijuana before boarding a plane. While the state legalized
Marijuana banned in Foco until March
Rocky Mountain Collegian - January 21, 2014
Although some cities in Colorado have up and running retail marijuana
shops, Fort Collins has some catching up to do. The temporary ban of
and Garden City continue tale of two cities with marijuana ...
University of Northern Colorado The Mirror - January 20, 2014
Colorado made national headlines earlier this month when, on the first
day it was officially legal, recreational marijuana sales in the state
exceeded $1 million. Students at the University of Northern Colorado
may be interested to know, then, how the city of Greeley and the university
is dealing with the advent of recreational marijuana. According to a
brochure published by the city of Greeley, all commercial and retail
marijuana establishments have been banned from cropping up within city
patrons endure 2-hour lines for chance at region's first cannabis in
Greeley Tribune - January 20, 2014
Regardless, dozens of marijuana seekers on Monday morning happily waited
in ... equipped with a glass bar, a cash register and shelves lined
with jars of marijuana and ... large-scale grow operations and even
so-called marijuana clubs.
licensing for recreational pot shops a mere formality
Pueblo Chieftain - January 20, 2014
State law requires that folks looking to get into the recreational marijuana
business ... to collect sales taxes from stores on a monthly basis,
though it isn't in place yet. The county charges two types of sales
tax on the purchase of marijuana.
Springs officials weigh issues that could come with legal ...
Colorado Springs Gazette - January 20, 2014
Manitou Springs Police Chief Joe Ribeiro is anticipating challenges
his staff might face if the City Council takes the final step Tuesday
to make retail marijuana ...
Village says no to retail pot
Telluride Daily Planet - January 20, 2014
With a narrow vote on Thursday, the Mountain Village Town Council decided
not to allow retail marijuana outlets in the town. The council voted
4-3 to shoot down an ordinance that would have allowed and regulated
retail marijuana sales in Mountain Village. The vote was met by applause
from members of the public in attendance.
amnesty boxes going up at Colorado airport
THV 11 - January 15, 2014
...Under the Colorado law legalizing recreational marijuana, it is
legal to leave the drug in a parked car at the airport. Bringing marijuana
inside is, however, ...
rules: Tidy lawns and no pot smoking
Humboldt Beacon - January 14, 2014
And that now extends to recreational pot, as does a previous smoking
ban in all ... When the issue of associations possibly banning pot use
came up in Aurora, ...
law not slowing Colo. college application rates
USA TODAY - January 14, 2014
So much for stoned slackers. If Colorado's new marijuana laws
legalizing the recreational possession of the drug are deterring
out-of-state students and ...
police citing one person per day for public marijuana use
Denver Post-by John Ingold - January 14, 2014
Since the start of legal recreational marijuana sales, Denver police
have cited about one person per day for public pot smoking, the city's
police chief said ...
the editorial advisory board: Smoking in Boulder
Daily Camera - January 11, 2014
In 1996, when Boulder became Colorado's first city to ban indoor smoking
in bars ... Last year, when Boulder took the step of banning smoking
on Pearl Street ...
Colorado, legalized green leaves some landlords seeing red
Mother Nature Network (blog) - January 13, 2014
The opening of recreational marijuana emporiums in the Centennial State
has led to a not-so-mellow relationship between some landlords and tenants
New York Daily News - January 11, 2014
Also be aware that the THC chocolate bars, lollipops and even bottles
of soda for sale can ... The Breckenridge Cannabis Club is right on
Main St., across from a ...
wins federal grant to prevent stoned driving
Pueblo Chieftain - January 13, 2014
Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, and stoned-driving
arrests have gone up. State highway officials say marijuana use was
a factor in more ...
I hate this experiment
Durango Herald - January 10, 2014
Colorado has gained international attention for legalizing recreational
marijuana sales Jan. 1. Some communities, including Durango, have moratoriums
or bans ...
airport sets fines for marijuana possession
USA TODAY - January 9, 2014
Travelers who carry marijuana into Denver International Airport could
soon face steep fines. At a public hearing Wednesday, the airport moved
to formalize a policy that would ban marijuana possession on the entire
airport property even though ...
Considers Extensive Smoking Ban
5280 The Denver Magazine (blog) - January 9, 2014
No smoking. not even in your parked car? Thats what Boulders city manager
proposed this week under a sweeping rule that could go into effect later
this year and would impact some of the citys most popular gathering
places. The Daily Camera reports that the plan from Jane Brautigam would
ban smoking on the city's municipal campus downtown, an area includes
Boulders Central Park and its farmers market. The smoking ban would
also extend to parked vehicles, in part, a spokeswoman says, to keep
the citys library parking lots from turning into smoking lounges.
Pueblo Chieftain - January 8, 2014
Out-of-town guests coming to Pueblo to buy marijuana now have a place
to stay and legally smoke their weed. The management at Microtel Inn
& Suites, 3343 Gateway Drive, permits guests to smoke marijuana
in any of their nine smoking rooms. ...
City Manager proposes smoking ban on the city's municipal ...
The Denver Channel - January 7, 2014
BOULDER - Boulder's City Manager wants to ban smoking of any kind on
the city's municipal campus, which includes the municipal building,
library and the ...
moves to ban smoking across municipal campus, Central ...
Daily Camera - January 7, 2014
Boulder moves to ban smoking across municipal campus, Central Park,
... took the first step Tuesday toward banning all smoking on the city's
municipal campus .... Some City Council members have said they want
to see smoking banned in all ...
poison a growing number of Colorado children
The Denver Channel - January 7, 2014
DENVER - The Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug center has seen a dramatic
increase in the number of Colorado children poisoned by e-cigarettes,
and the ...
pot attracting homeless
Pueblo Chieftain - January 7, 2014
In some cases, they've even left jobs and housing behind to come
to Colorado, ... County marijuana stores, those people haven't
said they intend to stay here.
Daily letter: My concerns
Vail Daily News - January 7, 2014
From your letter Jan. 1, second paragraph: Locals and visitors
are going to smoke their legal marijuana in the same places they have
been smoking illegal ...
Dr. John: Influenza, marijuana allergy
9NEWS. com - January 8, 2014
With marijuana being legal and in some counties people are allowed
to smoke outside, I am concerned about being exposed to the drug. I
am allergic to ...
Springs Moves Forward with Retail Marijuana Ordinance
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News - January 8, 2014
El Paso County could soon have its first two, and likely only, retail
marijuana shops, ... After a lengthy discussion and additional input
from the public, the Council ...
officials seeking to completely ban marijuana from airport
kwgn.com - January 8, 2014
Denver International Airport officials are pushing to ban marijuana
from the airport altogether to avoid any confusion over where it can
be used or who has the ...
may be legal but banned by Colorado landlords [Video]
USA TODAY - January 7, 2014
Some Denver apartment dwellers who don't appreciate the aroma of marijuana
wafting through their buiildings are appealing to landlords, who can
ban pot smoking on their property, even though recreational use is now
legal in Colorado.
objects to apartment building pot smoke [Video]
9NEWS.com - January 7, 2014
DENVER - Another implication of Colorado's brave new world of legal
marijuana is affecting apartment renters. Several Denver tenants fed
up with their neighbors' smoke habits contacted 9NEWS. Since Jan. 1,
people looking to light up lined up and likely took home their bag to
partake in privacy. "It's been a steady stream of phone calls from
our clients," attorney Vic Sulzer said. Sulzer represents the Apartment
Association of Colorado. He's told them one thing since Amendment 64
took effect. "Our reaction has always been that's it's not going
to change anything," he said. Sulzer tell his landlords they still
have the power to decide whether they allow their tenants to smoke pot.
Much of that say-so is dependent on the rental agreement.
and Mastercard Allow Marijuana Purchases, In Spite of Official Rules
Newsmax.com - January 7, 2014
Visa and Mastercard are opting not to enforce their official rules that
prohibit their cards from being used for marijuana purchases in Colorado.
The two credit card giants have decided to take the same position as
the federal government, which is to not challenge the laws in states
that have voted to legalize marijuana, The Wall Street Journal reported.
marijuana in Colorado: Was rollout a success?
Alaska Dispatch - January 7, 2014
Nearly a week into Colorados unprecedented foray into marijuana legalization,
its all going smoothly. Possessing and using recreational marijuana
has actually been legal for a full year in both Washington and Colorado.
But Jan. 1 marked the first time that the drug could be sold commercially
to nonmedical customers. At least a couple dozen stores are already
operating around the state, legally selling marijuana for recreational
use to adults.
packed with marijuana oil set to boom in Colorado
New York Daily News - January 6, 2014
DENVER Less than a week after Colorado legalized marijuana, tokers have
found ways to stretch their weed dollars and the law. Electronic cigarettes
may be under fire in New York City, but in the land of legal pot, they
provide a discreet way to break the rules and theyre economical.
Colorado Pot Overtaxed and Over-Regulated Already?
Reason - January 6, 2014
And others argue that marijuana sales must, at the very least, generate
enough taxes to pay for regulating the industry. But how much taxation
is too much ...
Legal Weed is Working in Colorado
TIME - January 6, 2014
The center of the movement to legalize pot is in a red sandstone building
a few blocks from ... The activists who work there call it the marijuana
Colorado Hotels Banning Marijuana Smoking
Skift - January 5, 2014
Since smoking marijunana in public in Colorado is outlawed, will hotels
be where people go to smoke? And could that impact other travelers?
Under state law, hotels can make up to a quarter of their rooms smoking
rooms. But most hotels are completely smoke free. 9NEWS was able to
find just one place that says its marijuana friendly: The Cliff House
Lodge in Morrison.
smoking ban skips some bars, for now
Many Fort Collins bars and restaurants will have to snuff out patio
smoking starting Jan. 17.
The Coloradoan January 5, 2014
Smokers at Fort Collins bars and restaurants soon will have to take
their cigarettes and cigars even farther outside. A new city regulation
banning smoking on public open-air patios and decks goes into effect
Jan. 17. Smoking also will be prohibited within 20 feet of outdoor dining
or drinking areas. But some businesses will be exempt from the rule,
at least for a while. Establishments with patios that are not adjacent
to a public area, such as a sidewalk, will have until June 17 to start
following the ban. The City Council on Tuesday is scheduled to give
final consideration to an ordinance that would allow the phase-in period.
The measure is expected to be approved. ...
can fly out of Colorado Springs Airport
Pueblo Chieftain - January 3, 2014
It turns out marijuana can fly. At least from the Colorado Springs Airport.
If you're at least 21 and aren't carrying any more than an ounce of
weed, you're all set to board your flight at the Colorado Springs Airport,
according to its assistant aviation director.
must work harder to end the plague of smoking
Grand Junction Sentinel - January 2, 2014
Secondhand smoke is more harmful than regular smoking because it's from
the end of the cigarette that contains carbon monoxide, tar, nicotine
and much more.
in Colorado Told That Pot Still Off-Limits
Military.com - January 2, 2014
Colorado just became the nation's pot-friendliest state, but don't expect
military bases there to mellow anytime soon.
to 5 questions about legalized pot in Colorado
Tucson Citizen - January 2, 2014
So you've heard that, as of Wednesday, marijuana can be legally purchased
for any purpose by those 21 and older in Colorado. But is it as simple
retailer: First day of sales a 'huge success'
HLNtv.com - January 2, 2014
A licensed marijuana retailer in Colorado says the first day of selling
legal recreational weed was a "huge success that went off without
recreational marijuana stores make history
fox4kc.com - January 2, 2014
Colorado made history New Years Day when it became the first state to
allow stores to sell marijuana for recreational purposes to anyone age
21 or older.
dealer says business will be fine
Pueblo Chieftain - January 2, 2014
After Coloradans voted 55-45 percent in 2012 to legalize the use of
marijuana, the Legislature and local governments started piling on the
taxes and fees, and ...
State-licensed Marijuana Shops Open in Colorado
Voice of America - January 2, 2014
DENVER, COLORADO The world's first state-licensed marijuana retailers
legally permitted to sell pot for recreational use to the general public
opened for ...
International Airport Bans Marijuana Possession On Its ...
International Business Times - January 2, 2014
Two days before New Years Day, the Denver Post reported that Denver
International Airport would be the first facility in the city to ban
possession of marijuana under the new legalization regime, which was
by voters approval of Amendment 64 over a year ago.
Box" at Aspen Airport Considered for Weed Disposal
KVNF Public Radio - January 2, 2014
Law enforcement has been gearing up for the start of recreational marijuana
sales in ... As Colorado ushers in legalized retail marijuana, law enforcement
County municipalities take wait-and-see approach with pot
Denver Post - January 2, 2014
While recreational marijuana stores will be opening this month in places
like Denver and Edgewater, there will be no such activity in South Metro
Denver as several municipalities want to wait and see what happens in
those areas where it is legal.
Source: Denver's Tourism Board Forbidden from Marketing Pot Tourism
Jaunted - January 2, 2014
By now, we probably don't have to tell you that marijuana officially
became legal in Colorado yesterday. High five! With all the hype leading
up to this historical ...
things to know about nation's first recreational marijuana shops in
CNN International - January 2, 2014
.. Where can I light up? You won't be allowed to smoke pot in public
and, in fact, can't even smoke in the pot shop or other establishments
governed by the state's Clean Indoor Air Act.
That leaves the smoking to private properties, with the owner's permission.
Communities and counties can still choose not to allow recreational
marijuana stores in their local jurisdictions, and a good many towns
have, such as Colorado Springs and Greeley. Meanwhile, ski resorts are
concerned about scofflaws lighting up while on the slopes, with smoke
intruding on family outings.
Much Tax Revenue From Marijuana for Denver?
Bloomberg - January 2, 2014
Jan. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Denver City Council President Mary Beth Susman
discusses plans for the legalized marijuana tax revenues on Bloomberg
Begins Sales Of Recreational Marijuana Sales
NPR - January 2, 2014
The taxes on recreational marijuana sales is 25 percent. Some estimate
that tax will generate more than $60 million for the state annually.
council gives initial OK to decriminalizing pot for ages 18-21
Denver Post - December 16, 2013
As the sale of recreational marijuana becomes legal in Colorado on Jan.
1, the Denver City Council on Monday night voted on measures surrounding
its criminalization and public display.
Council members gave initial approval to a measure decriminalizing the
possession of an ounce of marijuana or less for people between the ages
of 18 and 21. Penalties would include only fines and no jail time.
Council Makes Move To Decriminalize Marijuana For Minors
CBS Local - December 16, 2013
A law voters passed last year decriminalized marijuana possession for
adults but it ... The city council is also considering a law banning
the marijuana industry ...
CSU be smoke-free in the near future?
Rocky Mountain Collegian - December 10, 2013
...Last month, The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation published
a list of 1,127 campuses in the U.S. that have implemented policies
to be ...
may ban smoking on municipal campus
Daily Camera - December 10, 2013
Brautigam said she is strongly considering implementing the ban as
a city ... The ban could serve as a pilot program for banning smoking
in all Boulder parks ...
official marijuana website: Welcome to the world of "No!"
Westword (blog) - December 10, 2013
Yesterday, the City of Denver launched a marijuana website on Colorado.gov"
-- a key element in what a release calls "a public education effort"
prior to the ...
Denver: It's OK to smoke weed in your front yard or on a balcony
Raw Story - December 10, 2013
Denver residents will be permitted to smoke pot in their front yard
or on a balcony, even if they can be seen from a street or sidewalk.
The measure that was eventually passed bans the possession of marijuana
for anyone under 21 years old and prohibits anyone from consuming pot
council votes to allow pot smoking in public view
kwgn.com - December 9, 2013
DENVER After a few hours of testimony from a passionate public, the
Denver city council voted 10-3 Monday night to allow citizens to smoke
marijuana on their front porches and on any private property even if
its in view of the public.
Allowing pot clubs one of fourteen priorities for Colorado NORML
Westword (blog) - December 9, 2013
In a post published earlier today about a forthcoming proposal to ban
marijuana smoking on private property within a thousand feet of schools,
Denver councilwoman Susan Shepherd predicted future efforts to allow
smoking at private clubs. Turns out this very subject is near the top
of fourteen legislative priorities just announced by the advocacy organization
NORML of Colorado. Get more details and see the complete list below.
Launches Website To Educate Public On Marijuana Laws
CBS4 - December 9, 2013
DENVER (CBS4) As the City and County of Denver prepares for retail marijuana
businesses to open on Jan. 1, a new website was launched Monday as a
looms on proposed Denver ban on pot smoking in public view
kwgn.com - December 9, 2013
On Monday night, the public will sound off on whether Denver residents
should be permitted to be seen smoking marijuana even on private property.
Miguel Lopez, a customer at Club 64, Denver's first marijuana club,
say smoking in public 'is what the voters of Colorado wanted.' Some
members of the Denver
arrests plummet 65 percent after legalization
The Coloradoan - December 9, 2013
The number of people jailed for marijuana crimes is down 65 percent
in Larimer County one year after Coloradans voted to legalize it.
pot leaves ski outlook hazy
Kankakee Daily Journal December 6, 2013
Still, industry officials hope visitors will respect that it is still
illegal to smoke marijuana in public and on federal land, where 90 percent
of the state's ski resorts are ...
residents plan to oppose recreational marijuana license ...
Denver Post - December 5, 2013
A group of residents in Denver's Westwood neighborhood say they plan
to fight a recreational marijuana license application for one of the
nearby medical marijuana dispensaries.
Town Council reopens retail marijuana tax, regulation debate
Summit Daily News - December 5, 2013
The Dillon Town Council this week reignited the debate about whether
to allow retail marijuana establishments in town. In September, the
council unanimously ...
A narrow line between liberty, neighbors' rights
ReporterHerald.com - December 5, 2013
Recreational marijuana consumption in Colorado will soon go from being
an abstract ballot measure on personal freedom to the law of the state.
For Loveland's city leaders, that means it also is time to craft city
ordinances that adhere to vague concepts placed by voters into the Colorado
Constitution as Amendment 64.
64: are we ready?
Estes Park Trail-Gazette - December 5, 2013
Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 last November, legalizing the purchase
and recreational use of marijuana across the state. It will take effect
Pot On Your Front Porch In Denver Will Likely Be Legal After All
Huffington Post - December 3, 2013
It looked like a done deal, but a controversial decision by the Denver
City Council that would have banned legal recreational marijuana use
in public view on private property went up in smoke Monday. Two of Denver's
city council members reversed their original decision on the marijuana
use ordinance, citing concerns about private property rights and the
enforceability of the ban which appeared poised to pass just last week.
Now if the ordinance becomes law after a final vote next Monday, Denver
residents will be allowed to smoke pot anywhere on their properties
whether they are in their homes, in their backyards, or on their front
porches in plain sight of their neighbors. If pot smokers are at someone
else's house, they would need permission from the owner of that property.
City Council Changes Position On Pot Smoking Ordinance
CBS Denver - December 3, 2013
DENVER (CBS4) The Denver City Council has changed their stance on a
proposal that would limit where residents could smoke marijuana on their
'em on your porch if you got 'em in Denver?
USA TODAY - December 3, 2013
Got a light? In Denver, the City Council moved one step closer to allowing
people to smoke marijuana on their front porches. By a vote of 7-6,
the City Council voted against a pot-use ordinance, which included a
ban on smoking pot on private residential property if in plain view
of the sidewalk or street. The council faces a final vote at next week's
meeting on the subject, KUSA reported.
Collins extends smoking ban to restaurant and bar patios
The Coloradoan - November 20, 2013
Banning all outdoor smoking would considerably damage Tony's, he said.
Delaying implementation of the expanded smoking-ban gives bars a chance
would allow front-yard pot smoking under rules given early OK
Morning Edition, Denver Business Journal November 13, 2013
...and renters to smoke marijuana anywhere on their properties, including
their front lawns, The Denver Post's Jeremy P. Meyer reports. That relaxes
rules proposed earlier that would have banned pot smoking anywhere
problems in Colorado schools increasing
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News - November 12, 2013
Mesa County resource officer Mike Dillon says he is seeing more problems
and younger kids bringing marijuana to schools after Colorado voters
voters affirm state views regarding taxes and marijuana
The Mountain Jackpot - November 12, 2013
Teller County voters followed state trends in voicing strong opposition
to a nearly $1 billion proposed tax increase for public schools. And
surprisingly, Teller, an area known as one of the strongest anti-tax
areas in the state, said yes to a proposed 25 percent tax on recreational
marijuana products, consisting of excise and sales levies. Both the
local public school and marijuana votes were fairly similar to the state
results. Meanwhile, in Manitou Springs, voters strongly approved a small
local tax hike for marijuana sales,
users should keep it to themselves
Durango Herald - November 9, 2013
I support others rights to use medical marijuana, but I would like my
right to smoke-free air protected. I have to close my windows because
I can smell the pot smoke from the house next door. I propose Durango
establishes a pot zone where all the shops, bars and any marijuana-related
situations take place.
already looming over Colorado marijuana revenues
Colorado Springs Gazette - November 8, 2013
Marijuana was on the minds of Joint Budget Committee members Thursday
as Gov. John Hickenlooper presented a budget proposal he said funded
a "bare-bones" regulatory system for legalized recreational
pot sales "that would not have made anybody proud."
Sets Course to be Market Leader in E-Cig Category
CSNews Online - November 7, 2013
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- To some, three months may not be enough time
to test the waters with a new product. However, for R.J. Reynolds Vapor
Co. (RJRV), it was enough time to know it had a winner on its hands
with its new digital vapor cigarette VUSE.
to fund public services with cannabis tax
BBC News - November 7, 2013
Colorado will become the first state in America to tax the sale of marijuana
when the drug becomes legal next year. Under new piece legalisation
cannabis sales will have a 25% levy placed on them to pay for public
school construction and the marijuana industry costs.
marijuana tax potential attracts new allies in legalization ...
Summit Daily News - November 7, 2013
Colorados hearty embrace of a 25 percent marijuana tax this week could
prove a turning point for legalization backers. Theyve long argued that
weed should come out of the black market and contribute to tax coffers
instead of prison populations. The rest of the money would go toward
paying for the regulation of pot shops. Several Colorado municipalities
approved additional pot taxes Tuesday, ranging from 3.5 percent in Pueblo
County to up to 10 percent in the city of Boulder. Denver approved a
3.5 percent tax Tuesday that could generate $4.5 million a year. The
Denver Post has predicted state and city taxes will add $8.59 to a $30
eighth of an ounce of pot.
drops backyard marijuana ban from draft ordinance
Albany Times Union (blog) - November 6, 2013
Marijuana users in Denver have found refuge: their backyards. While
Colorado has legalized the recreational use of marijuana, Denvers City
Council continues to figure out how to enforce and regulate the new
state law in their jurisdiction. CBS Denver reports the new draft ordinance
was revised so people could be allowed to smoke in their backyards.
Collins City Council votes to expand smoking restrictions
Rocky Mountain Collegian - November 6, 2013
Current regulations ban smoking in places of employment and business
and public buildings. Those smoking are also required to be more than
20 feet from all ...
Collins City Council snuffs smoking in outdoor dining areas
The Coloradoan - November 5, 2013
Smoking also would be banned at outdoor Transfort facilities and within
20 feet of ... The smoking ban inside restaurants and bars has been
in effect since 2003.
to continue tweaks to public pot consumption law
Brush News Tribune - November 5, 2013
In what's become a debate over civil liberties and compliances with
a new state law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the Denver
City Council on ...
looks at reducing restrictions on public pot smoking
kdvr.com - November 4, 2013
The new ordinance would allow pot smoking in your front or back yard
as long as it's not visible from a public area such as a sidewalk or
street. City Council will ...
Collins eyes smoking ban for outdoor dining
9NEWS.com - November 4, 2013
FORT COLLINS - No-smoking areas in Fort Collins bars and restaurants
could be extended to their outdoor patios and decks. The City Council
on Tuesday is scheduled to give initial consideration to an ordinance
that would revise the city's smoking ban to include outdoor dining and
Collins eyes smoking ban for outdoor dining
The Coloradoan - November 4, 2013
No-smoking areas in Fort Collins bars and restaurants could be extended
to their outdoor patios and decks.
High City backing off on stopping public marijuana smoking
DigitalJournal.com November 1, 2013
Denver - From the moment voters approved the legalization of marijuana
last year government has sought to make it difficult for stoners to
light up. Cities large and small around the state considered ordinances
barring any marijuana possession or smoking.
funding from pot taxes proposed in Proposition AA surprised ...
The Denver Channel - November 1, 2013
Proposition AA would create a 15 percent excise tax on marijuana when
it is sold ... percent state sales tax and does not include any taxes
created and approved ...
Hands off pot money
Pueblo Chieftain - October 31, 2013
Some counties that prohibit recreational marijuana sales are concerned
they'll be ... And if they want the tax revenue they should've regulated
adult recreational ...
ski slopes differ on marijuana tolerance
Brush News Tribune - October 31, 2013
"For the people who like to use it, that is awesome, but it's not
legal to use it in public," Henceroth said. Amendment 64 does not
allow marijuana consumption ...
Scales Back Proposed Marijuana Restriction Ordinance
The Daily Chronic - October 31, 2013
A proposed ordinance in Denver would allow marijuana use in back yards
and possession in public parks, easing an earlier draft banning open
use, officials said. The new version being considered by the Denver
City Council isnt as harsh as the earlier one, which would have banned
even the smell of burning marijuana from peoples back yards, The Denver
Post reported Wednesday. The prior version would have forbidden marijuana
smoking on outdoor private property, and made it illegal to possess
marijuana in public parks and at Denver's ...
pot restrictions still go too far
Denver Post - October 30, 2013
We're glad Denver officials have toned down a proposed city ordinance
on pot smoking that would have effectively prevented people from lighting
up in their own backyards. But the revised ordinance still has problems
we think could violate Amendment 64, which legalized the possession
and use of recreational marijuana. And we ...
Odor Bans Stink: Would Marijuana By Any Other Name Smell Just as Rank?
San Francisco Chronicle (blog) - October 28, 2013
Not everybody likes the smell of cannabis. But unlike farts, body odor,
and Axe Body Spray, the mere olfactory presence of otherwise legal marijuana
could soon bring prison sentences of up to a yearif a newly proposed
Denver city ordinance passes.
Carbondale rules clarify where pot can be smoked in town
Aspen Daily News - October 24, 2013
Recent amendments to Carbondales criminal code ban pot smoking in open
and public places, require that pot be grown in enclosed, locked spaces,
and provide a bit of much-needed clarity on exactly what those terms
mean. The amendments, passed by the Carbondale Trustees by a vote of
5-0 Tuesday night, are meant to compliment a larger set of rules that
the trustees approved in late September governing the towns emerging
recreational marijuana industry.
code changed to recognize legal marijuana
Glenwood Springs Post Independent - October 23, 2013
CARBONDALE This towns criminal codes now reflect the new reality of
legalized marijuana use by adults, although questions have come up about
what is the appropriate punishment for someone who violates the new
County to join state tobacco campaign
Mountain Mail Newspaper - October 23, 2013
Chaffee County Public Health is participating in a Colorado campaign
to limit children's exposure to secondhand smoke. Bev Orrill, Chaffee
County Public ...
Woman mad about pot smoke getting into her apartment
KDVR FOX 31 - October 22, 2013
A woman in Longmont is frustrated because she says marijuana smoke from
her neighbor's is making it into her apartment. The woman has a baby
and she doesn't want her child exposed to that second-hand smoke.
couple: Secondhand pot smoke is endangering baby
KUSA-TV Channel 9 - October 22, 2013
The Barlows say the pot smoke is coming into their apartment through
a vent from a neighboring unit. They've tried calling their landlord,
the police and even child-protective services. Because smoking pot at
home is legal under Colorado law, they say
Worry About Marijuana's Effect On Colo. Ski Tourism
KUOW News and Information - October 22, 2013
Last year, Colorado voted to legalize the sale and use of marijuana.
The measure passed by a healthy margin, but was especially popular in
resort towns such ...
all responsible for protecting the environment, the government ...
Colorado Springs Independent - October 16, 2013
To City Council: The Colorado Springs smoking ban in the city parks
and open ... of nearly 500 other municipalities across the U.S. as examples
of smoking bans ... banning all smoking in the parks and open space
will reduce fires and litter.
makes way for recreational marijuana
Aspen Times - October 16, 2013
In Aspen, the number of recreational marijuana retailers will be capped
at the ... Because of ambiguity with state law, Aspen also has decided
to ban public and ...
Decision On Marijuana Regulations In Denver
Personal Liberty Digest - October 15, 2013
The proposal would also ban marijuana possession in city parks and use
on private property while visible from off the property. Filed Under:
mayor wants to stop public pot smoking
Associated Press - October 14, 2013
...possessing, smoking or giving away marijuana would be illegal in
city parks, the downtown pedestrian mall, mountain parks, including
Red Rocks amphitheater, as well as cars on public streets. ...
Under Denver Proposal, Pot Smokers Could Go To Jail For Consuming A
Legal Product On Their Own Property
Forbes - October 14, 2013
The upshot could be that people are free to consume marijuana in businesses
catering to pot smokers but not on their own porches, patios, and balconies.
mulls outlawing drifting marijuana smoke
Reuters - October 11, 2013
...if a proposed ordinance becomes law in the state's largest city,
pot smokers could face jail time and fines if smoke wafts onto a neighbor's
property. A measure under consideration by the Denver City Council would
impose up to $999 in fines and a maximum ...
ordinance would make even smell of marijuana smoke illegal
Kitsap (WA) Sun - October 11, 2013
The text of the proposed ordinance says, "It shall be unlawful
for any person to openly and publicly display or consume one (1) ounce
or less of marijuana." It goes on to define "openly"
as being "perceptible through sight or smell to the public."
Senate at the University of Northern Colorado conducts ...
University of Northern Colorado The Mirror - October 14, 2013
A smoking ban on campus would mean just that: no one would be allowed
to ... I feel like banning cigarettes would cause a problem because
there's a lot of ...
floats new rules that could make even the odor of pot a crime
Denver Post - October 11, 2013
Even the smell of marijuana wafting from your backyard could be illegal
if Denver City Council passes a new ordinance. Denver officials, responding
to fears that public pot consumption could become an ever-present problem
in the Mile High City, will propose a set of new rules for open consumption
and possession of marijuana.
Denver ordinance contains rules against visible, smellable smoking of
The Denver Channel - October 11, 2013
DENVER - As Colorado makes progress toward the retail sale of marijuana,
the City of Denver is considering an ordinance that would make smoking
the drug illegal if it can be seen or even smelled by others.
Colorado, you still can't smoke marijuana in public
Denver Post - September 30, 2013
If anybody should know that smoking marijuana in public is against the
law in Colorado, it's an attorney versed in pot laws who is one of the
state's most vocal marijuana rights activists.
Corry Busted for Smoking Pot at Rockies Game
CelebStoner - September 30, 2013
It's legal to smoke pot in Colorado these days, just not in public.
Marijuana activist Rob Corry broke the law at a recent Rockies game
and was arrested for it.
aims to debunk myths about secondhand smoke
Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald - September 29, 2013
Colorado county health departments hope to convince parents to make
kids 'A Smoke-Free Zone'
won't target smokers in parks, but park-goers might
Colorado Springs Gazette - September 28, 2013
The Tobacco Police are not going to patrol the city's parks looking
for smokers, in spite of a law passed Tuesday that makes it illegal
to light up in parks, trails and open spaces. "It's going to be
enforced no differently than alcohol," said Gary Feffe
Now Banned In Colorado Springs City Parks
KKTV 11 News - September 25, 2013
Smoking Now Banned In Colorado Springs City Parks. Print ... The Colorado
Springs City Council voted Tuesday to ban smoking in city parks. The
ban goes into ...
Secondhand Smoke Campaign in Colorado Focuses on Kids
SYS-CON Media (press release) - September 10, 2013
DENVER, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Supported by Amendment 35 funds,
a coalition of Colorado counties is launching the "I Am A Smoke-Free
Zone" secondhand smoke campaign this week. The campaign stresses
that children are "smoke-free zones."
Town Council to vote on marijuana ordinance forcing downtown Cannabis
Club to move
Summit Daily News - September 10, 2013
Oktoberfest has adults drinking in public, and some people might not
see that as a family friendly event. Some people see marijuana as a
safe alternative to ...
marijuana: Denver council sets sales tax, retail rules
Denver Post - August 27, 2013
Denver City Council on Monday made several big decisions about the nascent
marijuana industry, including allowing stores to sell both medical and
nonmedical pot without requiring physical barriers in the shops and
setting a proposed 3.5 percent tax rate.
Cliff voters to be asked to tax marijuana
Vail Daily News - August 26, 2013
Eagle is also pondering how to tax marijuana, either through a straightforward
sales tax, a set transaction fee similar to the town's lodging tax or
an operating ...
Of Vote, Colorado Marijuana Taxes A Source Of Debate
KVNF Public Radio - August 26, 2013
The sales tax would only apply to recreational marijuana and not medical
... Why should we pay them a penny more in taxes, all they've done is
council defies mayor and chooses 3.5 percent tax on retail pot
Brush News Tribune - August 26, 2013
In a tight vote last week, the Denver City Council defied Mayor Michael
Hancock's request to ask voters to approve a sales tax rate for retail
marijuana that ...
Campaign Stops in Grand Junction
KREX News Channel 5 - August 22, 2013
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The campaign for a tobacco-free Colorado made
a stop in downtown Grand Junction on Thursday, hoping to reach out to
exactly, can you smoke in Carbondale?
Aspen Daily News - August 22, 2013
While the open and public use of marijuana is prohibited under Amendment
64 the law legalizing the possession, consumption and sale of limited
pot rules take shape
Aspen Daily News - August 22, 2013
That ban, said Carbondale Mayor Stacey Bernot, could push recreational
marijuana grow operations better suited for rural areas into the town
limits of Garfield ...
launches new tobacco tax-funded web site to help ...
Denver Post (blog) - August 21, 2013
Still trying to kick the smoking habit? The state health department
has a new resource. A new web site, intended to be the states primary
source for help to quit smoking, has information for community members
who want to get involved and those who want to learn about the impact
of tobacco use, secondhand smoke and tobacco industry marketing. It
offers advice for quitting and campaign materials.
Boulder goes smoke free -- mostly
The Denver Channel - August 19, 2013
However, it's not a complete ban yet. Smoking is still allowed in designated
areas until December. Then school officials will evaluate the program
and determine if the designated smoking areas should be eliminated.
Collins smoking ban could extend outdoors
The Coloradoan - August 18, 2013
City officials are considering banning smoking in outside dining areas
and bar patios, potentially pushing smokers further into the fringes
of Old Town.
smoking ban gets one last word from proponents
Denver Post (blog) - August 16, 2013
The study on a smoking bans affect on ambulance calls to Colorado casinos
prompted some useful back and forth between proponents of wider tobacco
bans and business interests who do not want to needlessly scare off
groups of customers. They have differing opinions on what the University
of California San Francisco study proves, and weve presented some of
After the casino association weighed in, we got one last letter from
anti-tobacco campaigners who wanted to pass on an amplification from
the studys author, Stan Glantz. The following comment by Glantz was
forwarded by Bob Doyle of the Colorado Tobacco Education and Prevention
Park says no to pot industry
Estes Park Trail-Gazette - August 14, 2013
The Estes Park Town Board passed two ordinances - both unanimously -
that make it clear that public marijuana sales, related clubs, and public
medical marijuana shops back in business in Fort Collins
The Coloradoan - August 13, 2013
Fort Collins could also ask residents for a local tax in addition to
sales taxes, which already apply to medical marijuana. Meanwhile, Cruinkshank
believes there ...
tax on agenda for Silverthorne Town Council Wednesday
Summit Daily News - August 12, 2013
Medicinal marijuana sales, which are only subject to Silverthorne's
retail sales taxes, would be exempt from the proposed 5 percent excise
tax, Braun said.
council to settle 39 issues around new retail pot framework
Denver Post - August 12, 2013
With legislation pending on whether to ask Denver voters to approve
a 5 percent tax on retail marijuana sales, the Denver City Council on
Monday will consider setting a host of rules and regulations for the
battle moves outdoors; bans increase
The Coloradoan - August 11, 2013
He and Bayer worry such bans are really motivated by desires to make
smoking seem like an unusual, socially unacceptable behavior. Ban proponents
see that ...
ban will affect parks and trails ($$)
Mountain Mail Newspaper - August 8, 2013
Salida City Council directed staff to draft an ordinance that will ban
smoking in city parks and on city trails during a work session prior
to the boards regular meeting Tuesday. Council heard a presentation
June 18 from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County about the
dangers of secondhand smoke. The group requested that council pass an
ordinance banning smoking in city parks and on city trails. At the time,
council directed staff to bring the item back to discuss during a work
Ban Tilts Odds Against Ambulance Calls From Casinos
NPR - August 6, 2013
Public health advocates have lobbied hard in recent years to clear restaurants,
bars and other workplaces of tobacco smoke, and the winds seem to be
at their back. Already, 36 states and the District of Columbia have
enacted some version of an indoor smoking ban to protect the health
of workers and patrons, and many local communities in other states have
Ambulance calls to casinos drop almost 20 percent following smoking
The Birmingham News - al.com - August 6, 2013
Smoking bans, such as the one passed in Birmingham in 2012, are often
pushed as a public health initiative. Now, one study suggests that there
could be a correlation, if not a causal link, between smoking bans and
numbers of ambulance calls. University of ...
casinos reduce medical emergencies
Science Codex - August 6, 2013
Commercial casinos throughout the country are often exempt from smoke-free
workplace laws. Now a new study led by UC San Francisco has found that
when smoking is banned in casinos, it results in considerably fewer
emergency calls for ambulances.
law in Colorado casinos led to fewer ambulance calls
HealthCanal.com - August 6, 2013
DALLAS When smoking was banned from casinos in Colorado, ambulance calls
to casinos in Gilpin County dropped about 20 percent, according to research
reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. Study
Highlights: No-smoking laws ...
Smoking in Casinos, Fewer Ambulance Calls
MedPage Today August 5, 2013
Extension of smoke-free laws to casinos led to decreases in ambulance
calls to the gambling venues that were similar to what had been seen
for other sites, researchers reported. They noted that currently only
19 states and Puerto Rico require state-related casinos be be smoke-free,
according to the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation.
Smoking Ban Tied to Drop in Ambulance Calls
U.S. News & World Report - August 5, 2013
MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Ambulance calls to casinos in Gilpin
County, Colo., fell about 20 percent after smoking was banned, a new
study finds. The decline mirrored a drop in ambulance calls to public
locations two years earlier when the state ...
Study Finds Implementation Of Smoke-Free Casinos Can Prevent Medical
MarketWatch (press release) - August 5, 2013
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Researchers Say
Extending Smoke-Free Legislation to Casinos Can Reduce the Acute Effects
of Secondhand Smoke Exposure. A new study published today in Circulation,
a journal of the American ...
ban means fewer ambulance runs at Colorado casinos
Denver Post - August 5, 2013
Ambulance calls to Colorado casinos dropped 20 percent after a statewide
public smoking ban was toughened to include the gambling palaces, according
to a new study from researchers at the University of California San
smoking in casinos may cut ambulance calls
kwwl.com - August 5, 2013
A study out of Gilpin County, Colorado, a tourist destination with 26
casinos just west of Denver, shows that banning smoking in casinos can
significantly cut the number of ambulance calls made from the facilities.
Researchers studied the number of ...
Ban at Casinos Lowers Health Gamble
dailyRx - August 5, 2013
(dailyRx News) When it comes to heart and lung health, Colorado gamblers
may have hit the jackpot. Since the ban on smoking in casinos in the
state, ambulance calls in one county have dropped. Casinos have a long
history as establishments for smoking ...
Glantz, S.A.; Gibbs, E., "Changes
in ambulance calls following implementation of a smokefree law and its
extension to casinos," Circulation [Epub ahead of print],
August 5, 2013.
Ellerbeck, E.F.; Spertus, J.A., "Let's
clear the air for casino patrons and employees," Circulation
[Epub ahead of print], August 5, 2013.
retail bans: Could they lead to November tax ballot issue ...
Westword (blog) - August 5, 2013
Marijuana retail bans: Could they lead to November tax ballot issue
defeat? ... "And we're going to be supporting these taxes in the
same way the Governor says ...
marijuana use is illegal but seldom punished in Denver
Brush News Tribune - August 2, 2013
Denver police have written more tickets for public marijuana
use so far this year than in all of 2012, but the crime is rarely punished,
according to new statistics ...
City Council advances plan for three percent marijuana ...
The Denver Channel - August 1, 2013
A plan to apply a three percent sales tax to marijuana in Littleton
passed its first City ... John Hickenlooper signed a law that sets up
a system of state taxation.
Percent Recreational Marijuana Tax Approved By Denver City ...
Huffington Post - July 30, 2013
Denver City Council approved a municipal tax rate of 5 percent on recreational
marijuana sales in Mile High City on Monday afternoon -- if approved
by voters, the city tax would likely be in addition to the 25 percent
combined state tax rate, which also must be approved by voters this
tax pot or not, Carbondale voters will decide ($$)
Glenwood Springs Post Independent - July 30, 2013
CARBONDALE The towns electorate will be asked on Nov. 5 to impose a
local sales tax on the sale of retail marijuana, which would be added
to the towns existing sales tax rate of 3.5 percent....
council to vote on whether to push pot tax onto Nov. ballot
Denver Post - July 29, 2013
Denver City Council will consider asking voters to approve a 5 percent
sales tax on retail marijuana and the authority to raise the tax as
high as 15 percent.
'Probably not' to marijuana tourism ($$)
Summit Daily News - July 29, 2013
But, the open use of marijuana in public places, which is specifically
prohibited in Amendment 64, is already a problem in Carbondale and other
places in ...
Springs council may put brakes on pot clubs ($$)
Summit Daily News - July 27, 2013
GLENWOOD SPRINGS City officials in Glenwood Springs are reacting to
recent inquiries from persons interested in possibly opening private
marijuana clubs in the city, following voter passage of Amendment 64
voters to weigh in on recreational marijuana sales tax
Summit Daily News - July 24, 2013
In this Jan. 26, 2013 photo a worker at a grow house in Denver examines
a marijuana plant ready to be harvested. Last fall, voters made Washington
Considers 3.5 Percent Tax on Marijuana Sales
Reason - July 24, 2013
Denver Auditor Dennis Gallagher disagrees with Mayor Michael Hancock's
recreational marijuana tax target, arguing the city should seek a starting
tax rate of ...
ban approved in Colorado Springs parks
KOAA NBC 5/30 (Colo. Springs/Pueblo, CO) - July 23, 2013
The Colorado Springs City Council has voted to impliment a smoking ban
at all city ban stems from concern over cigarette butts starting fires
in open spaces. The council voted 6-2 on the ban, which includes an
exemption for cemeteries and golf ...
Springs poised to ban retail pot
9NEWS.com - July 23, 2013
(AP) - Colorado's second-largest city is poised to ban recreational
marijuana stores. The Colorado Springs City Council plans to vote Tuesday
on allowing retail ... The city was projected to raise more than $3
million a year from retail pot sales taxes. However, the Colorado Springs
Regional Business Alliance and area military leaders warned against
retail sales in Colorado Springs.
Officials Worry As E-Cigarettes Enter Colorado
KUNC - July 22, 2013
Since e-cigarettes are not a tobacco product, companies can get around
42-year-old laws that ban cigarette advertising. The largest concentration
of e-cigarette ...
Springs lays groundwork for recreational pot businesses
Glenwood Springs Post Independent - July 19, 2013
Kelley Cox / Post Independent Medical marijuana patients sit at the
bud-tending ... statewide sales tax on retail pot purchases, in addition
to existing sales taxes. Honoring what it believes was a mandate from
city voters last fall, Glenwood Springs City Council indicated Thursday
night that it will allow regulated recreational marijuana businesses
within city limits starting next year....
OKs pot-tax ballot question ($$)
Sky Hi Daily News - July 19, 2013
FRASER The Fraser Town Board voted to place a question on the November
2013 ballot, asking Fraser residents if the town should impose an excise
tax on the sale of recreational marijuana in the town. ...
forum: no pot sales in Bayfield
Pine River Times - July 19, 2013
The State Department of Revenue had to adopt regulations governing these
businesses by July 1, La May said, and local governments have until
Oct. 1 to ban these businesses or designate a local official responsible
for licensing. If they don't ban these businesses, they must decide
which types of businesses to allow and what sorts of fees and restrictions
to impose, he said. Statewide voters will decide in November whether
to impose a 10 percent sales tax on top of the current 2.9 percent state
sales tax on retail marijuana sales, and a 15 percent excise tax on
cultivation. Town voters could be asked whether to impose additional
town sales tax or add an excise tax on retail sales if they are allowed,
La May said.
to seek local tax for marijuana
Glenwood Springs Post Independent - July 18, 2013
CARBONDALE Town voters here will likely be asked in November to place
an extra 5 percent sales tax on retail marijuana purchases, on top of
the proposed ...
Springs City Council weighs in on pot shop rules ($$)
Steamboat Pilot & Today - July 18, 2013
... medical marijuana operators currently don't face advertising restrictions,
but ... of marijuana regulations from signage to smoking in public,
it was the zoning ...
council backs excise tax on marijuana
Denver Business Journal - July 17, 2013
The Boulder City Council is in favor of a 5 percent excise tax on marijuana
that would be collected on grow operations, the Daily Camera reports.
The 5-2 vote in ...
will be at stake when Council makes its marijuana decision
Colorado Springs Independent - July 17, 2013
In April, Colorado State University's Colorado Futures Center released
a study forecasting what the state might expect in tax revenue from
recreational-marijuana centers in 2014. Even taking a high-end approach
where it was estimated a cost of $600 to grow a pound of marijuana authors
Charles Brown and Phyllis Resnick found the state could reap $130.1
Now, an Independent analysis built on the center's study estimates the
city of Colorado Springs, without any new taxes, could collect a minimum
of $1.2 million in revenue next year from an estimated 53,500 local
buyers (our population equivalent to the statewide estimate of 642,772
Boulder agrees to 5 percent excise tax on marijuana ...
Westword (blog) - July 17, 2013
The Boulder City Council approved a 5 percent municipal
excise tax on cannabis for growers and manufacturers last night and
decided against enacting a ...
Denver's wish list for marijuana taxes
Denver Post - July 17, 2013
Who would have thought that legalizing a recreational drug might provoke
so much ... will climb by 5 percent once recreational retail marijuana
outlets take off.
adds public hearing on pot tax proposal
The Daily Camera - July 15, 2013
A public hearing on taxing recreational marijuana has been added to
Tuesday's Boulder City Council meeting agenda. The City Council is considering
a proposal to tax recreational marijuana at more than 26 percent at
today's meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. at the Boulder Municipal Building,
Castle Rock, public pot-smoking to be petty offense
Our Colorado News - July 15, 2013
Smoking marijuana in public in Castle Rock will be dealt with similarly
to how police deal with open consumption of alcohol. Castle Rock Town
Clerk Sally Misare informed the Castle Rock City Council July 2 that
one of the major issues the Colorado Legislature recently failed to
address, regarding the state's new law legalizing marijuana, was open
and public consumption of pot and so the town police's department has
decided to deal with such violations using standards similar to what's
in the town's liquor code.
in (pot) smoke
Conflict between state, federal laws leads to mans eviction
Durango Herald - July 14, 2013
But the pot that makes his pain bearable and helps him sleep is now
causing him to lose the federally subsidized apartment he has rented
for five years.
on nicotine for 20 years
La Plata County groups determination brought success, leaders say
Durango Herald July 14, 2013
On the eve of the 20th anniversary Thursday of what was known for 19
years as the Lasso Tobacco Coalition (now Celebrating Healthy Communities),
those in the trench warfare to get La Plata County residents off nicotine
reflected on accomplishments.
maker targets Colorado
The Durango Herald - July 13, 2013
Because e-cigarettes are not a tobacco product, companies can get around
42-year-old laws that ban cigarette advertising. Currently, the largest
passes two marijuana ordinances
Our Colorado News - July 12, 2013
Arvada City Council passed two ordinances July 1 regarding the use and
sale of marijuana in the city of Arvada. The revisions also make it
illegal to consume marijuana in public and to have an open marijuana
container in a motor vehicle. It also prohibits the display or transfer
of marijuana, marijuana accessories and marijuana products on city-owned
ban in parks could be overkill
Colorado Springs Gazette - July 10, 2013
City officials may again consider a proposal for a smoking ban in most
city parks. ... bystanders, have played an important role in facilitating
other smoking bans.
City Council to Vote on Banning Smoking in City Parks
KKTV 11 News - July 9, 2013
Smokers may no longer be lighting up at many parks in Colorado Springs
if the Parks and Recreation Department gets their way. The department
has asked the Colorado Springs City Council to ban smoking at local
parks, citing fire danger and a growing littering problem as two leading
concerns. The department says they are finding more and more cigarette
butts on the ground at area parks. The department also said they are
also concerned about the health of non-smokers visiting the local parks.
mulls smoking ban for Colorado Springs parks
Colorado Springs Gazette - July 8, 2013
Other cities, including Commerce City and Arvada, have banned smoking
in parks. ... city looked at variations of the ban, including just banning
smoking in some ...
deeply and be proud, Pueblo: Your air is clean
Pueblo Chieftain - June 29, 2013
Ten years ago, Pueblo passed the Pueblo Smoke-Free Air Act to protect
public health and welfare. Ordinance No. 6921 was approved by Pueblo
citizens at a special municipal election on May 20, 2003, by a vote
of 11,602 to 7,935.
Colorado casinos do just fine
Mesquite Local News - June 13, 2013
I am a new, year-round citizen just this year although
I have had a home here since 2004. Consequently, I havent followed
the local politics and I am not familiar with either of these people.
Having been on the city council in the city where I lived in Colorado,
I am familiar with local power struggles.
Making Mesquite a non-smoking
city would brand us as thoughtful of our citizens, and a progressive
city in an otherwise primitive state.
children power effort to ban smoking in town parks
The Coloradoan - June 9, 2013
WELLINGTON Thanks to letters written by children at the Wellington Boys
& Girls Club, the Town Board will introduce an ordinance at its
next meeting to ban ...
homeless feeling the squeeze on Pearl Street
The Daily Camera - June 8, 2013
...For many transients, the combination of heavy foot traffic, food
and nearby resources make Pearl Street an ideal spot to spend the day.
But, with the implementation of a smoking ban that in its first two
months has seen more than half of its violations committed by transients,
some homeless think the city and downtown business are trying to make
life a little less comfortable for them in the hope they move off of
the highly visible tourist destination. "It raises some diversity
and sincerity questions," a transient who only identified himself
only as Ed said of the smoking ban. Ed said that while the city can't
simply kick the homeless off Pearl Street, he said the recent rules
were an example of how they could still be targeted. ...
Reynolds expanding e-cigarettes to Colorado market
Winston-Salem Journal - June 6, 2013
A company subsidiary, R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., said today it will expand
the testing of its Vuse e-cig product to retail outlets in Colorado,
beginning in July. It announced the expansion at a press conference
in New York.
Montrose ban recreational pot shops
The Coloradoan - June 6, 2013
The cities of Greeley and Montrose have approved bans on recreational
marijuana shops. A second ordinance bans private marijuana clubs in
commercial and industrial structures, but not social gatherings at homes.
regulators won't enforce marijuana magazine restrictions
Denver Post - June 6, 2013
Colorado regulators will not enforce at least initially a new law requiring
marijuana-themed magazines to be kept behind the counter at stores that
bans recreational marijuana sales
9NEWS.com June 6, 2013
GREELEY - The Greeley City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to ban
recreational marijuana within city limits. "To legalize it is one
thing, but to ...
Police Issue 35 Tickets For Smoking On Pearl Street Mall
CBS DENVER -May 22, 2013
BOULDER (CBS4) Boulder police have issued 35 tickets to possible
violators of the new smoking ban on the Pearl Street Mall. The ban went
into effect in ...
police enforce smoking ban on Pearl Street Mall
The Denver Channel - May 21, 2013
BOULDER, Colo. - Boulder police have issued 35 tickets
for smoking on the Pearl Street Mall in the six weeks since the city
began enforcing its ban on April 1.
show payoff from smoking ban
Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2013
Dr. Carl Bartecchi used to keep a poster in his Pueblo examination
rooms of a line of animals, all showing their not-so-pretty rear ends
to the camera. The last photo was of a stubbed-out cigarette and the
caption read, "Some Butts Are Ugly." Bartecchi was 64 when
he put his weight behind the smoking ban in 2003 and he was a well-known
scold against tobacco. A faculty member at the University of ...
years after the smoke cleared
Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2013
Nobody really wants to go back to the bad old days of smoke-filled
restaurants, bars and public events. "Asking me if I wanted to
sit in a 'no-smoking' section of a restaurant was like asking me if
I wanted to swim in the 'no-peeing' part of a swimming pool," one
Pueblo man joked when reflecting on the 10-year-old smoking ban. "We
should have had it sooner."
led way for others: Local smoking ban followed by state law ...
Pueblo Chieftain - May 20, 2013
Pueblo wasn't the first community in Colorado to restrict smoking
Boulder had a rule on smoking in restaurants, as did Aspen. Tiny Louisville
had even ...
Creek looks to return of gamblers, tourists
Colorado Springs Gazette - May 20, 2013
Cripple Creek saw a slight year-over-year increase in gaming revenues
last year for the first time since 2004, albeit only a half percent.
While gaming revenues fell 5.3 percent in the first quarter of 2013
vs. a year earlier, casino owners and town officials believe the stable
economy, a better housing market and pent-up demand for fun and travel
will drive gamblers back to casinos.
. While the economy is improving,
there are other hurdles Cripple Creek still must overcome. The 2008
smoking ban continues to hurt revenues after casinos, which were originally
exempt from the ban, were included later. Many gamblers smoke, said
Murphy from Bronco Billy's. When they leave for cigarette breaks, it
takes time away from gambling. "The ban had a huge impact on the
industry," Murphy said. "You can still see the effect in Cripple
faced recall and repeal vote
Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2013
The night City Council approved the smoking ban, Councilman Bob Schilling
... "I told her I'd become the swing vote on the smoking ban and
that I'd voted for it," ...
broadened smoking ban in a flash
Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2013
Pueblo's smoking ban was no accident, no sudden flash of lightning,
although its boldness to ban smoking in all public places
was a last-minute decision ...
led way going smokeless
Pueblo Chieftain - May 19, 2013
There are children as old as 10 in Pueblo today who have never smelled
cigarette smoke in a restaurant or bowling alley or any other public
place because Pueblo citizens had a political bar fight a decade ago
that transformed the Steel City into the most vigorous anti-smoking
city in the state.
and face the strange ch-ch-changes
Boulder Weekly - April 18, 2013
On Nov. 6, 54.8 percent of Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, The
Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which allows adults to possess,
consume, buy and grow marijuana in small quantities for personal use.
Washington state passed a similar law that day, the first two states
to legalize marijuana consumption for adults in American history. The
nations, indeed the worlds eyes, as they say, are upon Colorado.
One of the amendments strengths is that it doesnt
try to shove pot down anyones throat. You cant smoke in
public, and private smoking clubs are already involved in legal battles.
Some municipalities have already exercised their right to ban commercial
sales within their borders, Lafayette among them.
pot draws tourists to Colo., Wash., for 4/20
Anchorage Daily-News April 15, 2013
Thousands of people are expected to join an unofficial counterculture
holiday celebrating marijuana in Colorado and Washington this coming
weekend, including out-of staters and even packaged tours. The events
and crowds will test the limits of new laws permitting pot use by adults.
Yes! Smoking departs Security Service Field
Colorado Springs Gazette - April 3, 2013
Starting Thursday, those who smoke will have their own special
place outside Security Service Field, home of the Colorado Springs Sky
Sox. Comfortable chairs and plentiful ashtrays await smokers, but notice
I said their special place is outside the stadium.
begins enforcing Pearl Street Mall smoking ban
Morning Call, Denver Business Journal - April 2, 2013
the city could educate the public about the ban, and until "no
smoking" signs could be erected on the pedestrian mall between
11th and 15th streets. Violating the ban carries a maximum penalty of
a $500 fine
student government explores tobacco ban
Rocky Mountain Collegian - April 1, 2013
A smoke-free future may be coming to CSU. The Associated Students of
CSU is hosting the latest in a series of tobacco forums to gather student
and faculty input on the matter, with CSU Health Network representatives
slated to be in attendance.
begins enforcement of Pearl Street Mall smoking ban today
The Daily Camera - April 1, 2013
Enforcement of the ordinance banning smoking along Boulder's Pearl Street
Mall begins today, a little more than a week after the first "No
Smoking" signs were put up along the pedestrian mall.
Council faces 2 critical issues Tuesday
Colorado Springs Gazette - March 26, 2013
During Mondays informal hearing, Kyle Sauer of the city
attorneys office, presented recommendations from Gov. John Hickeloopers
task force on state constitutional Amendment 64, which legalizes the
recreational use of marijuana. The task force delivered its final report
March 13 and offered recommendations to local municipalities on topics
such as licensing, taxation and regulations on pot cultivation facilities.
The group failed to reach conclusions on driving under the influence
of marijuana, social pot smoking clubs, law enforcement guidelines for
seizing illegal plants and definitions for the terms openly and
public in regards to consumption.
Colo. bars test limits of legal pot laws
Bismarck Tribune March 26, 2013
John Connelly, left, inhales marijuana vapor just after midnight Saturday,
March 2, 2013, with the help of bar worker Jenae DeCampo, right, in
the upstairs lounge area of Stonegate, a pizza-and-rum bar in Tacoma,
Wash. Owner Jeff Call charges patrons a small fee to become a member
of the private second-floor club, which prohibits smoking marijuana,
but does permit vaporizing, a method that involves heating
the marijuana without burning it. Last fall, Washington and Colorado
became the first states to legalize marijuana use for adults over 21.
(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
to begin enforcing Pearl Street Mall smoking ban April 1
Daily Camera-by Mitchell Byars - March 22, 2013
Enforcement of the ordinance banning smoking along Boulder's Pearl Street
Mall will begin April 1, city officials announced Thursday as they began
rolling out the first "No Smoking" signs along the pedestrian
mall late this week.
smoking ban enforcement delayed
Boulder County Business Report - March 21, 2013
BOULDER - A delay in the manufacturing of "No Smoking" signs
has postponed the enforcement of a smoking ban on the Pearl Street Mall
in Boulder that went into effect Jan. 18. Enforcement will begin Monday,
April 1, after the signs are installed on the outdoor mall during the
last week of March. They were ordered in December.
Sox Security Service Field To Be Smoke-Free
KKTV 11 News-March 20, 2013
As of their season opener on Thursday, April 4, the Colorado Springs
Sky Sox says their facilities will be smoke-free. All areas inside the
stadium gates at ...
Aaron: No signs posted for Pearl Street smoking ban
The Daily Camera - March 15, 2013
Back in December, the City Council voted to ban smoking on the Pearl
Street Mall, with much support from us non-smokers who relished a breath
of fresh air while strolling the mall. The ban was supposedly to go
into effect in January. So, can someone on the council please explain
to us why we are now in mid-March, some two months after the ban --
and three months after the vote -- and the city still can't get a single
sign erected so that the long-awaited ban can actually be enforced?
May Soon Be Flocking to ColoradoNot to Ski But to Smoke Pot with
the help of Potstores.com
DigitalJournal.com (press release) - March 1, 2013
Tourists and vacationers who once poured onto Colorado's ski slopes,
breathed in its fresh air and snapped hundreds of pictures of beautiful
mountain scenery may soon be visiting Colorado for another reasonto
enjoy the legal purchasing and smoking of March ijuana. Potstores.com
reports that with the passage of Colorado's Amendment 64, Colorado's
economy is expected to grow enormously due to the ability of people
living out of state to visit Colorado and legally purchase and smoke
pot without fear of being arrested.
shop owner: Let customers smoke pot
UPI - February 23, 2013
A tea shop owner is suing Lafayette, Colo., challenging a city ordinance
prohibiting pot smoking by her customers.
Veronica Carpio, owner
of the Front Tea & Art Shop, says she doesn't plan to sell marijuana
but does want to assist customers in smoking it.
City Council nixes pot shops and smoking lounges for now
Aspen Business Journal - February 23, 2013
Still, several smoking lounges and cannabis clubs have already
opened on the Front Range. Club 64 was the first that opened on Jan.
1 just north of downtown Denver. The club doesnt sell pot but
charges a membership fee for people who want to gather ...
Boulder enacts campus smoking ban
Denver Business Journal (blog) - February 7, 2013
Smoking's been banned for years in the buildings on campus. The new
policy, which takes effect Aug. 19, extends the ban to the entire campus.
CU may decide ...
makes smoking ban official, will create designated smoking areas
Ban begins with educational phase, goes into effect Aug. 19
Daily Camera February 6, 2013
Chancellor Phil DiStefano signed the University of Colorado's no-smoking
policy Wednesday, making the school the second in the Pac-12 with such
There are now roughly 1,130 college campuses across the
country that are smoke-free with no exemptions, according to the American
Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, a California-based group. A majority
are smaller or mid-sized campuses. But momentum is building, said Liz
Williams, a project manager for the foundation. "I think the reason
some larger schools may not have implemented smoke- or tobacco-free
policies is because it takes longer to consider and adopt policy changes,"
signs CU-Boulder no-smoking policy
San Francisco Chronicle February 6, 2013
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) The chancellor of the University of Colorado,
Boulder has signed a policy that would generally ban smoking on campus
starting Aug. 19.
The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation
based in California says there are roughly 1130 college campuses around
the country that are smoke-free.
Collins considers outdoor smoking ban for bar and restaurant patios
The Denver Channel - February 5, 2013
The city of Fort Collins is considering an outdoor smoking ban for bar
and restaurant patios, part of a larger statewide trend to restrict
smoking in outdoor areas. ... "Colorado is seeing a great trend
towards expanding their local indoor smoke-free laws and ordinances
to include outdoor areas," said Char Day with Americans for NonSmokers'
Fort Collins isn't the first Colorado city to consider
a smoking ban on bar and restaurant patios. At least eight cities, including
Avon, Arvada and Edgewater already have similar bans in place, according
to Americans for NonSmokers' Rights.
Collins weighs ban of outdoor smoking at bars, restaurants
The Coloradoan-by Trevor Hughes - February 5, 2013
Fort Collins is considering whether to ban all outdoor smoking at restaurants
City officials are now surveying bar and restaurant
owners and their employees and will send surveys to 1,000 randomly selected
residents. Anyone who wants to participate in the survey can find it
online. City staffers say they intend to bring a proposal to the City
Council by early summer.
Students of CSU still in preliminary stages of possible ...
Rocky Mountain Collegian - February 5, 2013
A little over two years since an eight-question tobacco survey was distributed
to approximately 2,500 students in fall semester of 2010, CSU student
government is still in the process of exploring the possibility of a
ban in Fort Collins could be expanded
Northern Colorado Business Report - February 4, 2013
Smoking on a bar patio in Fort Collins could soon become illegal under
a potential expansion of the city's smoke-free ordinance.
Boulder Joins Pearl Street With Smoking Ban
KUNC - February 2, 2013
This will be the first full week of a campus wide smoking ban at the
University of Colorado. Administrators say it will be enforced through
education and ...
smoking ban could affect students' daily habits
cuindependent - February 1, 2013
Although smoking cigarettes negatively impacts a person's health, many
students partake in the addictive activity regularly. CU strives for
a healthy campus, but ...
student leaders concerned about lack of student feedback on campus smoking
Colorado Daily - February 1, 2013
The University of Colorado Student Government expressed concerns about
the lack of student opinion included in a campus-wide smoking ban, which
university officials said will be approved early next week. University
officials originally said Chancellor Phil DiStefano would sign the policy
by Friday, however university spokesman Bronson Hilliard said Thursday
night that the chancellor would sign the ban when he returns from travel
1190: Smoking ban close-up
cuindependent - January 29, 2013
I sat down with Radio 1190 News Undergrounds Joseph Oria Monday
evening to discuss updates on the upcoming CU Boulder campus smoking
ban, which Chancellor DiStefano will reportedly sign by Friday. Listen
to the show for updates and additional information.
expected for smoking ban at CU-Boulder
Denver Business Journal - January 29, 2013
University of Colorado Chancellor Phil DeStefano is expected to approve
a policy this week that would ban smoking on the Boulder campus, the
Daily Camera ...
Boulder To Go Smoke Free
KKTV 11 News - January 29, 2013
Administrators had considered enacting a campus-wide ban on tobacco
but changed to a no-smoking policy after the CU Student Government denied
plans to approve campus-wide smoking ban this week
The Daily Camera - January 28, 2013
CU-Boulder plans to approve campus-wide smoking ban this week ... about
banning chewing tobacco on campus since it only affects the person using
it, while ...
campus goes smoke-free by end of the week
cuindependent-by Alison Noon - January 28, 2013
The university known for an annual 4/20 smokeout will become smoke-free
this week. Chancellor Philip DiStefano is signing a policy banning smoking
on the CU Boulder campus on or before Friday, according to university
Pearl Street ban in effect, but 'no smoking' signs not ready yet
The Daily Camera-Jan 23, 2013
The smoking ban on the mall is in effect, but the order for the signs
detailing the new ... The ordinance bans all smoking -- whether tobacco
or marijuana -- on the ...
Ban On Pearl Street Mall Goes Into Effect In Boulder
CBS4 Denver - January 18, 2013
Boulder is now banning smoking on the Pearl Street Mall. A new law passed
last month prohibits smoking on the four blocks of the mall and the
lawn of the Boulder County Courthouse.
major US airports that allow smoking won't kick the habit
NBCNews.com January 18, 2013
Smoking is still allowed in specific areas at the five major U.S. airports
detailed in a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention that showed air pollution levels that are significantly higher
than those at non-smoking airports.
"In general, smoking
is limited to a handful of hub airports," said Bronson Frick, associate
director of Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights. "The list is pretty
small. Ten years ago, smoke-free airports were something of an anomaly."
requiring license to sell smokeless tobacco
Pueblo (CO) Chieftain - January 17, 2013
Pueblo-area businesses that offer non-cigarette tobacco products, such
as electronic cigarettes or snuff, need to buy a new city license to
do so. City Clerk Gina Dutcher's office is contacting nearly 170 local
stores to remind them to purchase a $100- ...
Guest commentary: The other second-hand smoke
Boulder (CO) Daily Camera - Jan 16, 2013
All I ask is that you be considerate when you're thinking about smoking
marijuana in public, at a concert, or in a shared-wall apartment building.
It's not that people like me have moral objections, hate your freedom,
or want to be "narcs." It's simply t
one smoking lounge remains open at Denver International Airport; 3 closed
The Denver Channel January 14, 2013
DENVER - Three smoking lounges at Denver International Airport closed
According to a news release from Denver International
Airport, the American Nonsmokers Rights Foundation says 27 of
the top 35 U.S. airports are 100 percent smoke-free indoors.
dissenter Broderick won't seek re-relection
The Durango Herald - January 12, 2013
As a conservative in a liberal town, Paul Broderick probably had the
most one-against-four votes of any of the city councilors within the
last four years, opposing restrictions on outdoor smoking as well as
fees and charge increases for franchise agreements and 911 services.
dope allowed in and around Winter X Games, say Pitkin County ...
Aspen Daily News - January 10, 2013
Pitkin County commissioners want the public to know that it is still
illegal to smoke pot in public areas around the 2013 Winter X Games,
despite state voters passing an amendment permitting marijuana use last
House Goes Tobacco Free
Northern Colorado 5 - January 8, 2013
Greeley, CO The Frontier House and the Weld County Tobacco Program
celebrate the passage of the Frontier House's tobacco-free campus and
grounds policy. Frontier House, a program of North Range Behavioral
Health, uses the Clubhouse Model to help individuals participate in
their own recovery process by working and socializing together in a
welcoming environment. ...
clubs open in Colorado for members-only group smoking
Associated Press - December 31, 2012
Club 64, in an industrial area just north of downtown Denver, opened
at 4:20 p.m. on Monday, with some 200 people signed up. The opening
came less than 24 hours after organizers announced they would charge
a $29.99 admission price for the bring-your-own pot club.
marijuana amendment prohibits public consumption, and smoke-free laws
also appear to ban indoor smokeouts. But Club 64 attorney Robert Corry
said private pot dens are permissible because marijuana isnt sold,
nor is it food or drink. ...
Casinos Reach Five-Year Anniversary of Smoke-Free Air!
PR Newswire - December 28, 2012
New Year's Day 2013 will mark the five-year anniversary of smoke-free
air for patrons and employees of Colorado's 40 casinos located in the
cities of Black Hawk, Central City and Cripple Creek. More than 9,000
people are employed by Colorado's smoke-free casinos. Casino employees
are much happier and healthier since the smoke has cleared and ashtrays
have been removed. Reduced health care costs, fewer sick days and improved
employee morale are just some of the benefits of casino workplaces without
family at odds with Housing Authority over smoking
KOAA NBC 5/30 (Colo. Springs/Pueblo, CO) - December 22, 2012
...Rose says the smoke from her neighbors apartments at the Senior Heritage
Plaza are damaging her health. Senior Heritage is a rent controlled
housing unit subsided with federal funds from the Housing and Urban
offers first smoke-free apartments
Colorado Springs Independent (blog) - December 19, 2012
The nonprofit Greccio Housing, a major provider of low-income housing
in Colorado Springs, is announcing its first smoke-free apartment building.
Pearl Street Mall smoking ban gets final approval
Colorado Daily-by Erica Meltzer - December 19, 2012
A smoking ban on the Pearl Street Mall received final approval from
the Boulder City Council on Tuesday night. The council already had approved
the smoking ban earlier in the month, but because of a technical issue,
it required a third reading.
City Council approves Pearl Street smoking ban
kwgn.com - December 18, 2012
BOULDER, Colo. The Boulder City Council approved a cigarette smoking
ban Tuesday night for the Pearl Street Mall. The new outdoor smoking
ban takes ...
Legal Marijuana Means For Colorado: Common Questions ...
Huffington Post - December 18, 2012
Can an adult smoke pot in public? How about in the privacy of their
No, an adult cannot smoke marijuana publicly. Amendment 64 provides
that nothing shall permit consumption that is conducted openly and publicly
or in a manner that endangers others. Adults are able to consume marijuana
in their homes, but their landlords could act to restrict this action.
smoking ban to voters
Daily Camera - December 16, 2012
Three years ago I became a member of the Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery,
a cooperatively owned and operated business on the Pearl Street Mall.
My role at ...
Rubin: Smoking ban is another law without teeth in Boulder
Daily Camera - December 12, 2012
The Boulder City Council is about to enact another nearly 100 percent
meaningless ordinance that will deprive some citizens of another of
their rights--their right ...
County bans smoking on downtown courthouse lawn
Daily Camera - December 11, 2012
Smoking also was already banned inside county vehicles. The county's
outdoor smoking ban outside its downtown Boulder properties complements
one the ...
Student government's opposition won't snuff smoking ban
Daily Camera - December 8, 2012
University of Colorado officials still will move forward with plans
for a campus-wide smoking or tobacco ban, despite student leaders' opposition.
CU's student ...
the editorial advisory board: Smoking bans
Daily Camera - December 8, 2012
Starting in January, smoking will be banned on the Pearl Street Mall.
The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a ban on smoking on
the four blocks of the mall and the lawn of the Boulder County Courthouse.
The University of Colorado is also exploring a ban on smoking on its
campus. What do you think?
student leaders reject campus smoking ban
Denver Post - December 7, 2012
University of Colorado student leaders Thursday night decided against
supporting plans for a tobacco-free campus. The student government voted
down a resolution that would have supported the administration's plan
for CU to join the majority of other schools in the Pac-12 that have
tobacco-free campuses. The measure failed 6-8. Ultimately, the campus
could still ban tobacco, but university leaders wanted direction from
P. Dudley: Smoking ban discourages smokers overall
Daily Camera - December 7, 2012
The ban on smoking on the Pearl Street Mall should be considered a measure
to discourage people, especially young people, from smoking, not an
attack on "personal freedom" as suggested by Barton Swanson
(Open Forum, Dec. 6).
Swanson: Smoking ban -- City Council is playing nanny
Daily Camera - December 6, 2012
When are the people of Boulder going to rein in their politicians? Boulder
City Council seems to have a never-ending need to micromanage our lives.
One by one, they take away our personal freedoms. The latest: smoking
on the Pearl Street Mall. Where next, smoking in parks?
to ban smoking on Pearl Street Mall
Colorado Springs Gazette - December 5, 2012
BOULDER A measure to ban smoking on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder
has won ... Proponents said the smoking ban would reduce litter and
protect people ...
City Council Delays Outdoor Smoking Ban
CBS Denver 4 - December 5, 2012
(CBS4)- A final vote on the proposed outdoor smoking ban along the Pearl
... He says outdoor bans have already been successful in California
Editorial Board: Smoking bans
Daily Camera - December 5, 2012
This week's question: Starting in January, smoking will be banned on
the Pearl Street Mall. The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved
a ban on ...
bans smoking on Pearl Street Mall
Longmont Daily Times-Call - December 5, 2012
Smoking will not be allowed on the Pearl Street Mall starting in January.
The Boulder City Council gave unanimous approval Tuesday night to a
ban on smoking on the four blocks of the mall and the lawn of the Boulder
County Courthouse. Because of a technical issue, the ordinance will
require a third reading, which is expected to happen Dec. 18, and the
measure will go into effect 30 days later.
snuffs out smoking on Pearl Street Mall
Bizjournals.com - December 5, 2012
You'll see balloon sculptors, contortionists, guitar players and a guy
pretending to be a golden cowboy statue on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall
next year, but no smokers. That's if people obey a smoking ban tentatively
approved unanimously late Tuesday by the Boulder City Council. The Boulder
Daily Camera reports that the ban ...
to rule on Pearl Street smoking ban
Denver Post-by Erica Meltzer - December 4, 2012
BOULDER The Boulder City Council is expected to vote Tuesday to
ban smoking on the Pearl Street Mall, which could be the first step
toward prohibiting smoking in many outdoor areas.
considering smoking ban on Pearl Street Mall
Fox 31 KDVR.com - December 3, 2012
City Council members are expected to approve a proposed smoking ban
on Pearl Street during Tuesday's City Council meeting. It's a ban that's
been in the ...
ban could prohibit people from lighting up on CU campus
kwgn.com - December 2, 2012
BOULDER, Colo. Students at the University of Colorado may no
longer be able to smoke on campus. The Daily Camera reported that CU-Boulder's
council expected to approve Pearl Street smoking ban this week
Daily Camera-by Erica Meltzer - December 3, 2012
More info: There will be a public hearing on the proposed smoking ban
on the ... banning smoking on the Pearl Street Mall and in other public,
edges closer to campus smoking ban
9NEWS.com - December 2, 2012
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado at Boulder is edging
closer to a ban on smoking anywhere on campus after the university's
Briefs: University of Colorado nears a smoking ban
Durango Herald December 2, 2012
BOULDER - The University of Colorado at Boulder is edging
closer to a ban on smoking anywhere on campus after the university's
student government offered its initial support of the proposal.
student government gives support to making campus a tobacco-free zone
Boulder Daily Camera December 1, 2012
BOULDER The University of Colorado might ban smoking anywhere
on the campus.
to the editor: Durango discriminates against smokers
Durango Herald December 1, 2012
Quit picking on our bar! 8th Ave. Tavern is our favorite, even though
we don't smoke or sing: friendly locals, great location, fun times with
karaoke. What's with Durango? You love all those pot smokers and discriminate
against cigarette smokers who ...
leaders support tobacco-free campus as CU-Boulder weighs smoking ban
Denver Post-by Erica Meltzer - November 30, 2012
CU's student government gave initial support to a resolution Thursday
night calling for the Boulder campus to become a completely tobacco-free
zone, and top ...
contemplates making Boulder campus tobacco-free
Denver Business Journal - November 30, 2012
Smoking on the University of Colorado's Boulder campus may be snuffed
out, the Daily Camera reports. A student government resolution calling
for the campus ...
targets nicotine: firms selling non-tobacco products must be licensed
Pueblo Chieftain - November 29, 2012
Pueblo City Council on Monday unanimously passed an ordinance that will
require licensure of all businesses that sell nontobacco products that
are infused with or dispense nicotine. The new law will take effect
March 1 and will apply to hookah lounges and retail outlets that sell
electronic cigarettes and other products containing nicotine or nonsmokable
forms of tobacco. Many such products are marketed heavily to young people.
Ridge: City considers smoking ban
Our Colorado News - November 28, 2012
A new rule in Wheat Ridge may be a breath of fresh air for residents.
The Wheat Ridge Parks and Recreation Commission is advocating for a
rule prohibiting smoking in certain locations. The latest compromise
would be that smoking would be banned from all parks, open spaces and
playgrounds in Wheat Ridge, as opposed to Breathe Easys proposal
of banning it from everywhere, said Parks and Recreation Commission
Chairperson and District III Representative Guy Nahmiach.
Durango Herald November 24, 2012
Final passage of the Smoke Free Ordinance was approved by the Durango
City Council on Tuesday night on a 3-1 vote. This ordinance creates
a smoke-free environment on city-owned playgrounds, parks, recreation
fields and picnic pavilions as well as...
OKs Durango's smoking ban
Durango (CO) Herald - Nov 21, 2012
The Durango City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to a ban on
smoking in most public places, including the Animas River Trail.
travelers subjected to secondhand smoke, CDC study says
Denver (CO) Post - November 20, 2012
A study by the Atlanta-based CDC showed that five of the 29 largest
airports in the U.S., including DIA, subjected travelers and workers
to measurable levels of smoking-related particulates near designated
smoking areas. ...
Eldora, Vail resorts open
Boulder County Business Report (CO) - November 19, 2012
Smoking is banned in lift lines, on the lifts and within 15 feet of
decks and buildings around the Nederland ski area, resort officials
said. The ski area has a ...
smokes less than Boulder, more than Colorado
Rocky Mountain Collegian (CO) - November 13, 2012
The question of whether CSU should become a 100 percent smoke-free campus
has become a topic of discussion for the Associated Students of CSU
after the ...
to Consider Smoking Ban
KREX News Channel 5 (CO) - November 11, 2012
DURANGO, Colo.- The Durango City Council is set to consider a smoking
ban in public outdoor spaces including bus stops, playgrounds and the
Animas River ...
Weighs Outdoor Smoking Ban In Public Spots
CBS Denver - November 11, 2012
(AP) The Durango City Council is set to consider a smoking ban
in ppublic ... Golf Course or outdoor religious ceremonies performed
by Native Americans. ...
considers smoking ban for outdoor public areas
kwgn.com - November 11, 2012
Durango considers smoking ban for outdoor public areas ... with exceptions
for Hillcrest Golf Course and outdoor religious ceremonies performed
by Native Americans. ... Proceeds would go to anti-tobacco and smoking-cessation
smoking ban slated for adoption
The Durango Herald - November 9, 2012
A ban on smoking in public places, such as bus stops, playgrounds and
picnic pavilions, might go into effect as soon as Dec. 5. The City Council
is scheduled to adopt the ordinance Nov. 20. The law then would be effective
10 days after advertised in The Durango Herald on Nov. 25.
Many non-smokers voted to legalize pot
Colorado Springs Gazette - November 9, 2012
It is stunning that 53 percent of Colorado voters supported the legalization
of marijuana on Tuesday. We all know that the percentage of pot smokers
is far less ...
public sites going smoke-free
KRQE - November 7, 2012
DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) - While Colorado voters legalized recreational
marijuana Tuesday, lawmakers in Durango don't think people should be
allowed to ...
says pot ban will continue despite election
NorthJersey.com - November 8, 2012
The University of Colorado has no plans to change its ban on a marijuana
gathering next April. University ... The new law bans smoking marijuana
Durango council passes smokefree parks ordinance
To view city council meeting regarding Durango Smoke-Free Ordinance
go to: http://www.durangogov.org/index.aspx?nid=146
- November 5 City Council Regular Meeting, and click "video".
Scroll to 1:57 minutes into the meeting to hear deliberations and vote
to consider licensing e-cigarette vendors, hookah lounges
Pueblo Chieftain - October 20, 2012
City Council next month will consider requiring licensing all businesses
that sell non-cigarette tobacco products such as e-cigarettes. The new
ordinance, if passed, also would apply to hookah lounges.
Street smoking ban moves ahead
Denver Post - October 18, 2012
BOULDER A proposed smoking ban on the Pearl Street Mall took a
step forward Tuesday night when the Boulder City Council gave it initial
approval, but one ...
butts out of bar, eatery patios
Smokers oppose proposed smoking ban
Durango Herald October 17, 2012
Durango City Council on Tuesday was told to butt out of
bar owners livelihood with an excessive outdoor smoking
ban in most public outdoor areas, such as saloon patios.
Street Mall smoking ban moves forward, but jail time in question
Denver Post - October 16, 2012
A proposed smoking ban on the Pearl Street Mall took a step forward
Tuesday night when the Boulder City Council gave it initial approval,
but one council ...
Look, there's a trial balloon, and it's smoking
Colorado Springs Gazette - October 15, 2012
If Colorado voters add legalized marijuana to the state constitution,
could a smoking ban in Acacia Park be challenged on constitutional grounds?
the veil on an Acacia Park smoking ban
Colorado Springs Independent (blog) - October 12, 2012
But what about that smoking ban in Acacia? Isn't that just aimed
at smokers of all stripes? Handen says that personally, he'd love to
see smoking banned just ...
HALL: Don't ban smoking in park (poll)
Colorado Springs Gazette - October 11, 2012
We need fewer laws and less government in Colorado Springs. So please,
don't enact a smoking ban in Acacia Park. Mayor Steve Bach floated the
Bach: Ban smoking in Acacia Park?
Colorado Springs Gazette - October 11, 2012
Mayor Steve Bach added to his long wish list for downtown Colorado Springs
on Wednesday when he threw out the idea of a smoking ban in Acacia Park.
ban in Acacia Park under review
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News - October 10, 2012
Some Acacia Park regulars have no doubt a ban would change the atmosphere
there. "If smoking was banned this park would definitely cease
to be a hang-out ...
County commissioners back Pearl Street Mall smoking ban Denver Post
- October 9, 2012
Boulder County commissioners back Pearl Street Mall smoking ban ...
endorsed the idea of banning outdoors smoking on downtown Boulder's
Pearl Street Mall, ...
Council needs a format for deliberating about risk
Durango Herald - October 6, 2012
... It is important for the City Council to develop a format for addressing
risks because this community has several ideologically driven groups
that do not have adequate empirical evidence to back up their risk concerns
but will press for restrictions or special favors. The recent proposal
to ban outdoor smoking by Lasso Tobacco Coalition is a prime example
of a restriction without a scientific justification. Such a risk-assessment
format will not inhibit Durango from instituting restrictions or providing
incentives where warranted, only ensuring that they are based on hard
evidence rather than scare tactics or ideology.
smoking at Colorado State would be wrong
Rocky Mountain Collegian - October 5, 2012
Smokers are annoying. Its basically a fact. No one walks by a
row of people lighting up, smells that gross combination of nicotine,
tobacco and rat poison only cigarettes can deliver, and thinks I
wish this happened everywhere all the time.
Banning smoking at Colorado State would be wrong ...
student government mulls over banning smoking
Rocky Mountain Collegian - October 4, 2012
Fifty-three percent of students and 63 percent of faculty and staff
reported that they were likely to support a smoke-free policy on campus,
according to a student government and university survey on tobacco use
presented to the Associated Students of CSU Senate Wednesday night.
Continues Consideration Of Smoke-Free Pearl Street Mall
CBS Local - September 30, 2012
BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) Boulder's Pearl Street Mall could become
the first outdoor space in the state to ban smoking. A lot of complaints
have been coming in ...
how people selfishly pollute our campus with their ...
Rocky Mountain Collegian - September 27, 2012
I absolutely love walking through the Eddy-Clark corridor, the
smoke-filled atmosphere just serves to really refresh me on my way to
class said no one, ever. Last week the Collegian ran an
article reporting on how CSU was considering banning tobacco products,
and it is definitely an annoying issue that needs addressing. While
I believe that banning all tobacco products on campus is a bad idea
and ultimately not necessary, something needs to be done to address
the cigarette smoking that currently takes place everywhere. ...
airs complaints about Pearl Street Mall smokers
Bizjournals.com - September 27, 2012
The few residents who attending a meeting about a proposal to ban smoking
on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall said they were in favor of the idea,
the Daily Camera reports.
Street Mall smoking ban aired at Boulder open house
Daily Camera September 26, 2012
Only a few Boulder residents attended an open house Wednesday on a proposed
Pearl Street Mall smoking ban, but their position was clear: Cigarettes
should be snuffed out. The ban will appear on the Boulder City Council
agenda Oct. 16, and then again for a public hearing Nov. 15.
Street Mall smoking ban aired at Boulder open house
Denver Post - September 26, 2012
Only a few Boulder residents attended an open house Wednesday on a proposed
Pearl Street Mall smoking ban, but their position was clear: Cigarettes
Should smoking at most public outdoor areas be prohibited?
Durango Herald September 27, 2012
Yes I dont want to be around smoke
conversation: Banning outdoor smoke controversial, but has ...
Daily Camera - September 26, 2012
Boulder passed its smoking ban in indoor public spaces in 1995, 11
years ... Smoking is already banned near doorways of businesses, to
keep outdoor smoke from ... There are many similar examples of smoking
bans in outdoor spaces that ...
you for not smoking?
Durango Herald - September 25, 2012
It also would restrict smoking at enclosed and open-air patios of businesses
and ... have been very supportive of banning smoking at restaurant patios
because they ... Exceptions to the ban would be made for private homes,
entranceways for ...
Boulder's outdoor smoking ban would go too far
Denver Post - September 24, 2012
Boulder's consideration of an outdoor smoking ban unacceptably circumvents
plans open house on smoking ban proposal
KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News - September 21, 2012
(AP) - The city of Boulder is considering a proposal to ban smoking
along the four blocks of the Pearl Street Mall and on the Boulder County
considers Pearl Street smoking ban
9NEWS.com - September 21, 2012
A proposed ordinance would prevent smoking along the four blocks of
the mall and on the ... If approved, the ban would go into effect by
the end of the year.
CSU ban tobacco?
Rocky Mountain Collegian - September 20, 2012
The university's tobacco policy is being revisited by student government
officials seeking public opinion on whether smoking should be banned
to hold open house on proposed Pearl Street Mall smoking ban
Daily Camera - September 20, 2012
The city of Boulder will host an open house next week on a proposed
ban on smoking along the four blocks of the Pearl Street Mall, as well
as on the county courthouse lawn.
aims to screen more smoke
Our Colorado News - September 20, 2012
The last City Council meeting brought new ideas to the table regarding
efforts to strengthen the smoking ban in Wheat Ridge. Guy Nahmiach,
a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission, represented the group
at the meeting and asked council to support making a rule pertaining
to smoking in parks and open spaces, instead of a law. The rule would
make it possible for community members to ask individuals who are smoking
to stop, but there would be no legal enforcement.
Council to consider tobacco ordinance for minors
KRDO - September 19, 2012
Some tobacco retailers in Pueblo may be required to buy an additional
license to pay for enforcement of sales to minors. ... smokeless tobacco
for two reasons: Pueblo risks losing state tax revenue if it regulates
cigarette sales, and smokeless tobacco may be easier for minors to acquire
before moving on to cigarettes.
Colo. used tobacco taxes for smoking bans
Associated Press - August 27, 2012
Auditors on Monday questioned whether Colorado health officials are
following the law by giving money from tobacco taxes to help local initiatives
barring smoking in public beyond what's already prohibited by state
asks for stronger smoke-free laws
Our Colorado News - August 24, 2012
Wheat Ridge businessowners and residents shouldnt hold their breath
over getting stronger smoking prohibitions. Three residents spoke to
the City Council during its Aug. 13 meeting, saying they wanted stronger
smoke-free laws in outdoor public areas in the city, including parks,
public events, bus stops, sidewalks, outside restaurants and stores.
Mayor Jerry DiTullio said while he agrees with the ban on indoor smoking
passed by Gov. Bill Owens in 2006, he does not believe banning outdoor
smoking would be best for residents or businesses. The issue is not
on an agenda for the City Council to consider.
a smoke-filled room...
Cigarettes are banned from bars and restaurants. Could apartments
Colorado Springs Independent (CO) - August 1, 2012
Nationwide, many faces and names are attached to the latest battle
in the smoking war, but in Colorado Springs one woman personifies the
Elizabeth Reed is known to government officials for her long-winded
speeches at City Council meetings, her barrages of e-mails to the Housing
Authority of the City of Colorado Springs, her petitions and badgering.
"[The Housing Authority] is trying to kill my mom," Reed,
a part-time geriatric caregiver, writes in one of her many e-mails to
the Independent, "and the smokers are happy to help." ...
city to pass clean outdoor air ordinance
By Jean Barlett
Durango Herald, July 31, 2012
Imagine a town with beautiful, tree-lined streets, a river running through
it, and parks and trails that invite outdoor recreational activity for
all ages and interests.
smoke: Pay attention to myths
Pueblo Chieftain - July 24, 2012
Secondhand smoke is something that should not be taken lightly. Cigarette
smoke exposure to nonsmokers, especially children, is detrimental to
their health. It is important to realize there are many misconceptions
surrounding secondhand smoke, which are referred to as the Four Myths
of Secondhand Smoke.
smoking out of city's outdoor spaces
The Durango Herald July 19, 2012
By Char Day
I want to express my support for removing exemptions from the Colorados
Clean Indoor Air Act and making Durangos parks, playgrounds, patios
and trails tobacco-free. Americans for Nonsmokers Rights tracks
all the smoke-free laws in the country, and one of the fastest growing
policies protecting public health is that of eliminating the harm of
secondhand smoke in one or more outdoor areas. There are 2,215 states,
commonwealths, territories, cities and counties with laws that restrict
smoking in one or more outdoor areas, including 1,573 that restrict
smoking in public outdoor places such as parks and playgrounds.
Daily letter: Don't they understand?
Vail Daily News - June 28, 2012
Last night I was at the Vail Hot Summer Night concert, and I saw at
least a half dozen people smoking cigarettes out in clear view, outside
the venue. I approached some of the people smoking cigarettes, and they
claimed they did not know about the outdoor cigarette smoking ban (maybe
it needs to be on the front page of the Daily).
upset about second-hand smoke
9NEWS.com - June 4, 2012
Two years ago when a smoking ban went into effect at the Aurora Village
apartments, a HUD complex that houses seniors and disabled people, Sally
Frontera thought she'd be able to breathe easy. But, according to the
apartment building, several people are grandfathered in by HUD rules
and still allowed to smoke. ...
tobacco-free policy revised
Craig Daily Press - June 1, 2012
A policy that prohibits smoking on The Memorial Hospital grounds is
still set to go into effect next month, but with a few changes.
Punitive ban on smoking at DIA
Denver Post - May 24, 2012
The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation counts at least 250 smoke-free
airports. And we understand that such bans are often an expression of
the values ...
council advances airport lease amendments to cut smoking ...
Denver Post - May 24, 2012
Three of the four indoor smoking lounges at Denver International Airport
have agreed to go smoke-free by the end of the year, and, in return,
their leases will be ...
airport to clear air by cutting back on smoking lounges
By Ann Shrader
Denver Post, May 19, 2012
By year's end, Denver International Airport will be nearly smoke-free,
with all but one of the four indoor smoking lounges closed.
Manager of Aviation Kim Day said 27 of the top 35 U.S. airports are
smoke-free, according to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation.
airport moves toward becoming smoke-free
CBS 5 NewsChannel, May 18, 2012
The American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation says 27 of the top
35 U.S. airports ban smoking indoors.
International Airport to phase out indoor smoking
9news.com, May 18, 2012
Denver International Airport is on its way to becoming smoke-free.
... "The smoking rooms and ventilation systems don't protect people
from the effects of second-hand smoke," Bronson Frick, associate
director for Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights said. "This is about
everyone's right to breathe clean-indoor air." As of April, 27
of the top 35 U.S. airports are 100 percent smoke-free indoors, according
to the American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation. ...
ban reduced maternal smoking and preterm birth risk
Science Codex - May 10, 2012
New Rochelle, NY, May 10, 2012A citywide ban on public smoking
in Colorado led to significant decreases in maternal smoking and preterm
celebrates Cinco de Mayo
Longmont Daily Times-Call - May 5, 2012
... Park on Saturday for what one of the organizers said may be the
only alcohol-free, drug-free and tobacco-free Cinco de Mayo celebration
adopts tobacco measure
Our Colorado News - May 4, 2012
Its going to get a whole lot harder for teens to buy non-cigarette
tobacco products in Golden. After months of discussion and overwhelming
support from community members, Golden is implementing restrictions
not seen anywhere else in Jefferson County concerning the sale of non-cigarette
returns $46 million to cancer-fighting programs
Denver Post - May 1, 2012
The money will quickly boost tobacco "quit lines" for Colorado,
... a new licensing requirement for tobacco stores selling non-cigarette
products like snus ...
debate lights up City Council meeting
The Durango Herald - April 11, 2012
By Jim Haug The Durango City Council was urged to extend the smoking
ban to the ... Banning smoking from restaurant patios might force more
smokers to the ...
tightens some smoking rules, rejects others
Denver (CO) Post, 2012-04-11 Author: Michael Booth
The Lakewood City Council agreed to tighten some public smoking rules
late Monday night but rejected efforts to take the restrictions as far
as health advocates wanted them to go.
5 Best Cities in US for Anti-Smokers or
The 5 Worst Places ...
Denver Post (blog) April 11, 2012
The Lakewood City Council on Monday night passed an ordinance that
extended the smoking ban around public entrances from 15 feet to 25
(businesses and ...
Smoking Ban Likely For Boulder City
TopNews United States - Apr 9, 2012
They are of the view that they might soon put across this ban in their
own city ... bans, which shall automatically restrict people from smoking
Leaders Mull Expanding Smoking Ban
KMGH Denver - Apr 8, 2012
Boulder officials are looking into the possibility of banning smoking
in more ... to adopt broad anti-smoking measures when, in 1995, it banned
smoking in ...
considers outdoor smoking ban
kwgn.com - Apr 8, 2012
BOULDER It isn't easy to find a place to smoke indoors in Colorado.
Now city leaders in Boulder want to light up a new ban in outdoor areas
Colo. (CBS4) The city of Boulder is considering making ...
CBS Local - Apr 8, 2012
The city of Boulder is considering making its smoking ban even tougher.
Boulder was one of the first places in the state to ban smoking
in bars, restaurants and work places in 1995. ( credit : CBS )
ban: Boulder leaders, businesses look to snuff out tobacco in public
Daily (CO) Camera - Apr 7, 2012
If Boulder's mayor has his way, smoking may soon be snuffed out along
the Pearl Street Mall and, perhaps, in all public parks and city open
Restaurants with more than 30 seats are required
to provide a non-smoking section. 1989: Ordinance revised to ban smoking
at indoor shopping malls and ...
ordinance would ban smoking in Horse Gulch, parks, etc.
Horse Gulch Blog, March 17, 2012
A proposal to ban smoking on Durangos open-space
lands proposed by the Lasso Tobacco Coalition met opposition from the
Citys Natural Lands and Preservation Advisory Board Monday. ...
Page, II, R.L.; Slejko, J.F.; Libby, A.M., "A
citywide smoking ban reduced maternal smoking and risk for preterm,
not low birth weight, births: a Colorado natural experiment,"
Journal of Women's Health [Epub ahead of print], March 8, 2012.
This study compared maternal smoking, low birth weight, and preterm
births findings in Pueblo and El Paso County, Colorado. Pueblo adopted
a clean indoor air ordinance on July 1, 2003. The authors claimed improved
maternal and fetal outcomes, measured as maternal smoking rates and
preterm births, in Pueblo. Compared to El Paso County, the odds of maternal
smoking and preterm births were 38 percent ( p < 0.05) and 23 percent
( p < 0.05) lower in Pueblo.
public health researchers push for even tougher anti-smoking rules
Denver (CO) Post, 2012-03-07
Citizens and public health advocates want to impose new, airtight smoking
restrictions at doorways, restaurant patios and open park space, bolstered
by studies showing remarkable heart attack reductions in cities with
strict laws. ...
considering no-smoking restaurant rules
NEWS.com - March 7, 2012
(AP) - A proposal for the Lakewood City Council to limit smoking at
restaurants is dividing politicians, business owners and nonsmokers.
Denver International Airport Smoking Lounge
will not force cigar, hookah bars to close
Denver Post (CO)- February 8, 2012
... of secondhand smoke in their business," said Ward 5 Councilman
Tom Quinn. ... council included extending the 15-foot no-smoking perimeters
from public ...
Owners, Workers Hope Council Heeds Their Concerns
Denver (CA) Post, Lakewood Hub, February 2, 2012
Because of exemptions in the State and Local smoke-free workplace laws,
there are still workers who have to breathe secondhand smoke where they
work or smoke from neighboring businesses that allow smoking. The Citizens
for a Healthier Lakewood Coalition has reached out to employees and
businesses in Lakewood to hear their concerns. Businesses have expressed
that having smoke inside certain Lakewood businesses has negatively
affected their business, exposing workers and their customers to unwanted
Bruintjes, G.; Bucher Bartelson, B.; Hurst, P.; Levinson, A.H.; Hokanson,
J.E.; Krantz, M.J., "Reduction
in acute myocardial infarction hospitalization after implementation
of a smoking ordinance," American Journal of Medicine
124(7): 647-654, July 2011.
This study examined the impact of Greeley, Colorado's smokefree ordinance
on hospital admissions for acute myocardial infarction. The authors
found a reduction in heart attacks of 27 percent overall, with a greater
reduction among smokers than among nonsmokers, and noted that, "a
smoking ordinance in Greeley, Colorado was associated with a significant
decrease in acute myocardial infarction hospitalizations of a magnitude
identical to ordinance enactment in Pueblo, Colorado. No differential
impact on type of myocardial infarction was noted. In contrast to prior
studies, the reduction in acute coronary events was magnified among
smokers. Like all prior studies, the current analysis demonstrates only
an association between an ordinance and acute myocardial infarction
incidence rates. A causal relationship cannot be proven, given the possibility
of unmeasured confounding and secular trends."
Commentary: Five years of the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
Denver Post - Chris Urbina - July 1, 2011
We envision a state where smoking is rare and exposure to secondhand
smoke rarer yet. So, let's take a moment to breathe deeply and celebrate
our cleaner, safer Colorado air. Then let us move forward to create
an even healthier, more smoke-free ...
ban has improved business, health many Coloradans say
Colorado Springs Gazette - Dave Philipps - June 30, 2011
Our people will go out of business in droves, Chuck Ford,
director the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association, which represents
the state's bar and tavern owners, told the Rocky Mountain News in 2006
after the smoking ban bill passed. ...
Council debates request to limit youths' access to nicotine
Cortez (CO) Journal, 2011-05-12
Reid Wright Journal Staff Writer
The Community Youth Coalition was at it again Tuesday, this time dressed
as faux game show contestants buzzing in to answer questions about tobacco
in front of the Cortez City Council. ...
age limit signed into law in Colorado
Associated Press (AP), 2011-03-25
Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the age restriction into law Friday,
making e-cigarettes off-limits for people under 18. ...
rejects smoking ban in city parks
Grand Junction Sentinel - Paul Shockley - November 16, 2010
The Fruita City Council rejected an ordinance that would have banned
smoking in city parks, with Mayor Ken Henry casting the deciding vote
for a divided council.
This thing goes too far, Henry said in voting no
Tuesday night. While finding legitimate health considerations
in a ban and saying the issue likely will come before council again,
Henry expressed concern that proponents didnt show up Tuesday
In the future, I would hope the people concerned about smoking
would come talk to us, Henry said.
Henry joined council members Mel Mulder, Lori Buck and Bruce Bonar
in opposition. Council members Stacey Mascarenas, Terry Moss and Bob
Fuller voted for the ban ...
Smoking Ban Contributes to Significant Decrease in Maternal Smoking,
Newswise (press release) - November 9, 2010
Newswise New research released today takes a look at birth outcomes
and maternal smoking, building urgency for more states and cities to
join the nationwide smoke-free trend that has accelerated in recent
years. According to the new data, strong smoke-free policies can improve
fetal outcomes by significantly reducing the prevalence of maternal
The study, which was presented today at the American Public Health
Associations 138th Annual Meeting & Exposition in Denver,
compared maternal smoking prevalence in one Colorado city where a smoking
ban has already been implemented to that of a neighboring city where
there is no ordinance.
Researchers from the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy collected
data from mothers residing in Pueblo, Colo., before and after a citywide
smoking ban took effect. Results show a 23 percent decrease in the odds
of preterm births and a 37 percent decrease in the odds of maternal
smoking in Pueblo following the ban. Birth outcomes in El Paso County,
Colo., however, showed no such drop during the same time period. Findings
in this first-ever study in United States reflect similar findings as
national data from Dublin, Ireland ...
considers banning smoking in city parks
Grand Junction Sentinel - Mike Wiggins - October 20, 2010
The city of Fruita is contemplating banning smoking in all city parks,
a potential crackdown that could reignite a debate that pits protection
of personal freedoms against protection of public health.
City Council members voted 4-2 Tuesday night to hold a public hearing
and possibly vote Nov. 16 on the ordinance, which would prohibit smoking
or tobacco in any form in any city-maintained park. Council members
Lori Buck, Bob Fuller, Stacey Mascarenas and Terry Moss approved the
ordinance on first reading and agreed to the public hearing. Council
members Bruce Bonar and Mel Mulder voted against the ordinance.
Mayor Ken Henry said the proposed ordinance grew out of complaints
about people smoking during Little League baseball and softball games
at Little Salt Wash Park ...
around hospitals gets smoked
City Council approves permanent ban on smoking around hospitals
Denver (CO) Daily News, 2010-10-19
Peter Marcus, DDN Staff Writer
Dr. Charles Brantigan hates that "stinking fume" that wafts
Yet, the Denver critical care physician spoke yesterday before the
Denver City Council in opposition to a bill aimed at removing a sunset
provision to a city ban on smoking on the public rights-of-way adjourning
The City Council voted 11-2 last night to back removing the sunset
provision, making it permanently illegal to smoke cigarettes around
hospitals in Denver, to the ire of Dr. Brantigan.
While the doctor hates cigarettes and smoking, he doesn't believe the
city should prohibit smoking around hospitals. The reason is not because
he believes people should be able to smoke where they want, but because
he says the city doesn't do its job enforcing the smoking ban around
hospitals in the first place. ...
Supreme Court lets theater smoking ban stand
Denver (CO) Post, 2010-05-24
John Moore and Jessica Fender The Denver Post
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review what has been called
the first state court decision upholding the extension of a smoking
ban to theatrical performances.
"We're certainly disappointed, but not surprised," said petitioner
Chip Walton, founder of Denver's Curious Theatre. He's lost at every
judicial level since his four-year campaign began.
Most recently, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled 6-1 in December that
the state's ban on smoking extended to actors onstage. It ruled that
public health trumps freedom of expression. Theater companies had argued
that smoke that lingers on stage is crucial to set a mood, develop character
or establish a time period. ...
Ridge could go smoke-free
kwgn.com - John Romero - May 16, 2010
WHEAT RIDGE - Being outside may not be a free pass any more if you
want to light up. The city of Wheat Ridge is considering a number of
proposals to ban or limit smoking in some outside, public areas.
What Ridge City Council took nine recommendations from community and
medical groups as well as the Jefferson County Department of Public
Health. The recommendations include banning smoking in bus shelters,
and restaurant patios, eliminating smoking within 25 feet of a business'
front door (it's 15 feet now), banning smoking at public parks and golf
courses, and limiting kids' access to tobacco. ...
Ridge considers banning patio smoking
Westword (blog) - Jessica Chapman - May 4, 2010
Last night, at a study session of the Wheat Ridge City Council, members
considered making significant revisions to the town's smoking ordinance,
including banning smoking on outdoor restaurant and bar patios.
"The council provided staff direction to bring the ordinance forward
to the regular council meeting," says Heather Geyer, the city's
public information officer.
The proposed ordinance would extend the city's current smoking ban
to include a number of public spaces, among them bars and "retail
food production and marketing establishments." The current ordinance
only bans smoking in certain "enclosed, indoor" facilities.
Valley Courier Online - Ruth Heide - April 22, 2010
ALAMOSA Toting a large bag of cigarette butts, a group of local
youth asked the Alamosa city council this week to consider an ordinance
limiting smoking in public places such as parks.
The youth said at least half of the cigarette butts they picked up
in city parks were located around playground areas or on ball fields.
The council did not make a decision this week regarding the request
but decided to hold a future work session to discuss it further ...
theater group urges high court to allow smoking in performances
Denver (CO) Post, 2010-04-18
John Moore The Denver Post
New York's Theatre Communications Group, a national service group
representing 700 theater companies and 13,000 individuals, has filed
a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to rule in favor of three
Colorado theater companies arguing that smoking within the context of
a theatrical production is a First Amendment right of free expression.
Curious Theater, Paragon Theatre and the now defunct Theatre 13 have
engaged in a four-year legal battle to win an exemption from Colorado's
statewide indoor smoking ban for smoking during theatrical performances.
library commissioner seeks to extend smoking ban -
Change would take support of City Council
Colorado Daily, 2010-03-16
Heath Urie Camera Staff Writer
Smokers who congregate near the entrance to the Boulder Public Library
are creating a hazy barrier to families who want to use the facility,
the chairman of the library commission said.
Steve Topping, who has served on the Boulder Library Commission for
the last seven years, said the city should consider extending the no-smoking
area at entrances.
Boulder has a citywide ordinance that prohibits smoking within 15 feet
of any city building, but Topping said that's not enough.
"We have parents and their youngsters coming into the library
and sometimes people step outside to smoke, and it's a bit intimidating,"
he said. "We want on the commission and the library staff for everyone
to feel that they can come to the library and that it's easy."
owner finds long-sought smoking ban loophole
Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette, 2010-03-09
CARLYN RAY MITCHELL THE GAZETTE
A fierce opponent to the statewide smoking ban from its impetus in
2006, Hicks racked up a series of tickets and legal costs as he blatantly
and publicly defied the law, which prohibits smoking in all public indoor
places. In September, a judge ruled housing CJ's Tobacco Shop within
Murray Street Darts, 609 N. Murray Blvd., exempted the business from
Hicks says he won.
"We did find the loophole. CSPD is not going to enforce the smoking
ban at Murray Street Darts," Hicks said.
Finding such a loophole was a fervent quest by many bar owners across
the state when the law passed in spring 2006. Many claimed the ban would
put them out of business. . . .
With Hicks' "win," there are now two bars in Colorado Springs
where you can legally smoke and drink indoors. The other, 15C, which
advertises itself as a "Martini & Cigar Bar," houses more
than two dozen humidors and collects more than 5 percent of its annual
sales from tobacco, making it a "cigar bar" as defined by
the smoking ban.
On the whole, the ban isn't an issue for most businesses, with even
some of the most vocal opponents falling into compliance. ...
it smoky out there?
Telluride (CO) Daily Planet, 2010-02-04
Norwood business owners last week received a notice from the Town
of Norwood of an air quality complaint. The complainant said that the
Town was not enforcing a 2006 Colorado State Statute -- the Colorado
Clean Indoor Air Act -- that prohibits smoking in public places.
"We did not get one negative response [to the notice]. All the
businesses are willing to comply," said Norwood town clerk Gretchen
In the letter, the Town reminded business owners of the requirement
that smoking must take place at least 15 feet away from any business
entrance. There are potential fines for both owners and smokers not
complying with the statute, though businesses with indoor specified
and approved vent areas could allow smoking inside. ...
ban on council's agenda
Pueblo Chieftain - February 1, 2010
City Council is scheduled to get a report Monday night on the economic
impact of the city's ban on smoking in public places.
The report is the first item on a short agenda for the weekly work
session to begin at 5:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall. ...
theater company to take smoking ban case to Supreme Court
Denver (CO) Post, 2009-12-30
John Moore Denver Post Theater Critic
Denver's Curious Theatre will petition the U.S. Supreme Court for
the right to smoke non-tobacco products in its theatrical productions,
artistic director Chip Walton announced Wednesday.
For three years, Curious has unsuccessfully argued in various courts
that it should be exempt from the state's indoor smoking ban, contending
that smoking is a form of creative expression that should be protected
under free-speech rights.
But in a 6-1 vote Dec. 14, the Colorado Supreme Court refused to grant
live theaters an exemption, saying the promotion of public health supersedes
the right to free speech. . . .
There is no guarantee the Supreme Court will hear Curious' petition,
which Walton expects to be filed in March.
Curious says it has never argued for the right to smoke actual tobacco
products. The company, along with co-plaintiffs Paragon Theatre and
the now defunct Theatre 13, asked instead to be allowed to smoke noncarcinogenic
Supreme Court upholds ban of smoking on stage
Jessica Fender The Denver Post
Denver (CO) Post, 2009-12-15
In the first decision of its kind, the Colorado Supreme Court on Monday
extinguished hopes that theater actors would be exempted from a statewide
smoking ban after all but one justice voted to uphold lower-court decisions
barring cigarette use in performances.
The move ends a three-year state fight in which a coalition of state
and national theater groups argued in multiple courts that the ban infringed
on free-speech rights and interfered with their abilities to accurately
Six justices found that regardless of whether onstage smoking is a
form of expression, the ban on smoking in public places is constitutional
because it aims to promote public health rather than stifle free speech.
No other state supreme court has decided a case involving a free-speech
opposition to a state smoking ban, according to attorney A. Bruce Jones,
who said his theater-company clients have not ruled out seeking a U.S.
Supreme Court decision on the topic. . . .
"Obviously, we're very disappointed and don't agree with the decision,"
Walton said. "It doesn't appear that the court recognizes the negative
impact this smoking ban has on live theater." ...
rentals in Boulder may become smoke-free
Boulder Housing Partners follows county's lead
Colorado Daily, 2009-12-05
Laura Snider Camera Staff Writer
Just a few months after Boulder County instituted a smoking ban at
its low-income rental properties, the city's housing authority is talking
about following suit.
Staffers at Boulder Housing Partners are now developing a plan for how
they might transition the 1,000 rental units they own and operate to
no-smoking accommodations. They plan to take the proposal to the nonprofit's
board for feedback in February or March.
"We're trying to be super sensitive to our residents and how this
might impact people," said Tim Beal, director of housing services
for Boulder Housing Partners. "We deal with folks who have sensitivities
on both sides of the issue."
At the urging of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,
housing authorities across the country are beginning to go smoke-free,
Beal said. . . .
Local activist Seth Brigham, who used to live in rental housing owned
by Boulder Housing Partners, said the city's plan to follow the county's
no-smoking lead concerns him. The policy could discriminate against
those with mental illnesses, he said, since it's more difficult for
them to overcome addictions. ...
ban on smoking goes into effect
Tobacco-free policy forcing some students, faculty off campus
UC-Denver Advocate , 2009-12-03
The decision was given the nod by Dr. M. Roy Wilson, chancellor at
UC Denver. The first stage commenced April 6, allowing a covered space
in the Evergreen Parking Lot on campus for smokers to huddle into during
their smoke breaks.
But on Oct. 31, even the "shack," purposed for smoking, was
shut down. And although the health effects of smoking are clear today,
some were still unhappy with the change.
Kristie Fields, a facilities coordinator at the school, was one of
the smokers affected by the policy change.
"A lot of my smoker friends are fit to be tied," she said
and laughed. "Mad as can be. We had our little smoking shack. We
can't even go there now; we can't even get out of the weather."
The official news release that was posted on the UCD website before
the ban went into effect read, "One of our nation's leading causes
of disease and death will soon be completely banned from the entire
Anschutz medical campus." ...
more lighting up on campus
The Clarion , 2009-09-22
At the start of the year, smoking on the DU campus will be banned,
a decision made by Chancellor Robert Coombe on May 28, following a petition
signed by nearly 1,900 community members.
Tobacco products will be banned from all indoor and outdoor areas of
campus, including a distance of 25 feet from the campus perimeter.
Although smoking will be prohibited, punishment and violations will
The ban extends DU's current policy, which bans smoking within 25 feet
of entrances and exits and all university buildings.
"It is important to note that while the university has rules and
regulations governing the conduct of its students, faculty, and staff
and policies in keeping with current law, it does not regulate legal
personal choice unless such choice has a deleterious effect on the community
as a whole" Coombe wrote in his letter to the community. ...
Prevention Programs to Be Cut
KRDO - Josh Poland - August 31, 2009
COLORADO SPRINGS - Tobacco education funding looks to be on the chopping
block as the state balances its budget.
$7-million is likely to be cut from the State Tobacco Education and
Prevention Partnership (STEPP). STEPP is a part of Amendment 35---a
tobacco excise tax voters approved in 2004. The cuts are able to be
made from Amendment 35 because Governor Bill Ritter has declared a fiscal
Youth programs like the Boys & Girls Club say the move will make
it all the more difficult to keep kids smoke-free.
"The kids wouldn't know as much as they do now," says Cassandra
Romero, a former Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. ...
library in Castle Rock
YourHub.com - Sheila Kerber - July 22, 2009
The Philip S. Miller Library is now smoke-free inside and outside.
Inside Douglas County Libraries has always been a smoke-free environment
but now the library has created a buffer zone of 100 feet from entrances
to allow our patrons a smoke-free environment as they enter and leave
the library. This action was taken in response to concerns raised by
many library users. ...
snuffs out tobacco ban
Smoking still allowed outdoors
Valley Courier Online (CO), 2009-07-06
A tied vote during the Alamosa city council's most recent meeting defeated
a resolution to prohibit tobacco use in Alamosa city parks and other
outdoor recreational areas owned by the city.
Youth from the Get R!EAL Coalition had asked the council to expand
the city's clean air ordinance.
The proposed resolution before the council last Wednesday would have
prohibited all tobacco use including cigarettes and chewing tobacco
on city-owned parks, playgrounds and other open recreational areas such
as ball fields and trails.
The resolution stated the measure was necessary to protect citizen
health particularly children using the city parks and ball fields, and
to provide a positive role model for youth. ...
Street Pub wins smoking case, but there's a catch
Colorado Daily - May 13, 2009
BOULDER, Colo. The word "and" allows smoking on the
Pearl Street Pub's patio, but "both" could snuff it.
A Boulder District Court judge this month agreed with pub owner James
Sonn's interpretation of the word "and" in Colorado's smoking
ban, and ruled that it made his business a cigar bar, which meant he
could allow patrons to smoke on the patio.
But the patio isn't awash in blue smoke yet. Sonn's lawyer, Ronald
Jung, said he's reviewing the Boulder City Council's updated smoking
ordinance, approved this spring, which might keep Sonn's and other patios
Talks Safety At DIA Smoking Lounges
cbs4denver.com - March 26, 2009
The City of Denver is talking with the operators of smoking lounges
at Denver International Airport and anti-smoking groups about safeguarding
people who work in the restaurants and bars after tests of the air quality
in the lounges were conducted 9 months ago.
The current discussion focuses on creating an area inside the current
smoking lounges that separate workers from the smoke. But that could
still expose cleaning and maintenance staff to the polluted air.
Health advocate groups want a total ban on indoor smoking at DIA. The
city is against that idea.
"To not have smoking at this airport could potentially cause us
to lose traffic," said Patrick Heck, Denver's deputy aviation manager.
not: Boulder council passes expanded ban
Lighting up now banned on covered patios, near all entrances
Colorado Daily, 2009-03-17
A measure to further limit smoking at bars and restaurants won unanimous
approval from Boulder 's elected leaders Tuesday, with several saying
they want to expand the city's decade-old smoking ban to include parks,
the Pearl Street Mall and open space parcels.
"I think from what I've been hearing there are communities really
ready to move beyond this and really look at having a smoke-free downtown
mall area and other public places," City Councilwoman Susan Osborne
Those proposals are set to come before elected leaders in mid-2010,
but Osborne said she'd like to consider them sooner. No action was taken
to reschedule them, however.
smoking ban could extend to covered patios
City Council considers revised measure Tuesday
Smoking at Boulder's bars and restaurants would become an even rarer
sight under a measure the city's elected leaders are considering this
The measure, which the Boulder City Council will consider on first
reading Tuesday, aims to bring the city's ahead-of-its-time smoking
ordinance in line with the state smoking ban that passed in 2006.
It would make two existing regulations stronger, said Brett Weideman,
the city's code-enforcement supervisor.
Now, state law bans smoking within 15 feet of the "main entrance"
of a building. The measure Boulder's leaders are considering would extend
that ban to all entrances, Weideman said.
The measure would also make sure smokers can't light up on enclosed
porches or balconies in the city. The law today doesn't define "enclosure,"
so it's legal to smoke on patios covered in canvas, for example.
ban might be eased
Rocky Mountain News, CO - January 22, 2009
Portions of Colorado's 2 1/2-year-old indoor-smoking ban could be in
jeopardy under a bill expected to be introduced soon.
The bipartisan measure would classify bars, restaurants, racetracks
and parts of casinos as cigar-tobacco bars if they have a humidor and
make 5 percent of annual gross income or $50,000 in annual sales from
tobacco products. Patrons would be required to buy the cigarettes or
cigars they smoke at these bars.
The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act, passed in 2006, bans smoking in
most indoor locations in the state, and a 2007 law nixed puffing at
casinos, which had been exempt from the original legislation.
Sponsors of the measures said they were meant to protect workers' health.
But the original legislation exempted cigar bars, and establishments
ranging from dive bars to casinos tried to use the loophole to allow
patrons to light up.
The new bill would clarify the definition of such bars - and expand
attacks expected to decline due to Colorado law on smoking
Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO), 2009-01-01
Bill Scanlon, Rocky Mountain News
New evidence suggests that heart attacks will be in sharp decline in
Colorado in 2009 thanks to the statewide smoking ban enacted two and
a half years ago.
A study out of Pueblo, endorsed by the national Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, found that hospitalizations for heart attacks
continue to plunge there, five years after the city enacted its ban
Several cities, including Pueblo, found that heart attacks went down
in the 18 months after a smoking ban began. But the new study looked
at the next 18 months - a total of three years of data - and found that:
* Hospitalizations for heart attacks fell another 19 percent from early
2004 to mid-2005, after dropping 27 percent in the first 18 months of
* Hospitalizations in Pueblo County - not including the city - and
in neighboring El Paso County were tallied as a way of comparison. Those
two counties, which did not have smoking bans at the time, did not show
significant changes. ...
high court to review stage smoking ban
Denver (CO) Post, 2008-12-12
The Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to review the constitutionality
of the statewide smoking ban as it is applied to live theater performances.
This is the first victory in a 2-year legal battle between three local
theater companies and the Colorado Department of Health.
Curious Theatre, Paragon Theatre and Boulder's Theatre 13 argue that
smoking onstage is expressive behavior protected by the First Amendment.
A Denver District judge rejected that argument in October 2006, and
a three-member appellate court followed suit last March.
Appeals Court Upholds Colorado Smoking Ban
AP, 2008-01-30, Colleen Slevin, AP Writer
A federal appeals court rejected a challenge of Colorado's smoking
ban on Tuesday, concluding that state lawmakers acted rationally when
they exempted smoking lounges at Denver International Airport from the
In November, a coalition of over 500 bars, taverns, fraternal orders
and other groups asked the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn
the ban. They argued Colorado's Clean Indoor Air Act discriminated against
them by banning smoking in their buildings while still allowing it casinos
and cigar bars as well as the DIA lounges.
The law has since been changed to ban smoking in casinos and that objection
is now moot, Judge Mary Beck Briscoe wrote in Tuesday's ruling.
Unless a law infringes on fundamental rights, Briscoe said states have
"wide latitude" in deciding who is and who isn't covered by
rules in favor of smoking ban
Denver (CO) Post, 2007-08-15
Howard Pankratz Denver Post Staff Writer
A district court judge ruled today that the state has the right to
ban smoking where it sees fit -- a decision that dashed the efforts
of an Adams County topless club to permit smoking by its patrons.
"The public interest in protecting the health of non-smoking patrons
from harm...is a legitimate exercise of the state's police powers,"
said District Judge Chris Melonakis.
The Oasis Cabaret in Adams County had won a widely reported victory
in April when Adams County Judge Robert S. Doyle ruled the state's smoking
ban was unconstitutional because of an exemption for cigar bars.
smoking ban gets Ritter's approval: Governor vetoes plan to loosen requirements
for state ID
Colorado Springs (CO) Gazette, 2007-06-02
ED SEALOVER THE GAZETTE
It will be easier to breathe in Colorado casinos next year, but not
easier to get a driver's license.
Gov. Bill Ritter signed several major pieces of legislation on Friday,
including a ban on smoking in casinos that takes effect Jan. 1. But
he also vetoed five bills, including a much-debated measure that would
have allowed the use of more types of documents to receive state identification.
Democrats had lobbied for the casino smoking ban, House Bill 1269,
after the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act passed last year with an exemption
for gambling halls, as well as cigar bars and smoking lounges at the
Denver International Airport. Bar owners said it put them on the downside
of an uneven playing field, and casino employees complained that they
felt their health was not considered as important as that of other workers.
"We felt the employees were discriminated against, that they were
treated like second-class citizens when this exemption was included,"
said Stephanie Steinberg, chairwoman of Smoke-Free Gaming of Colorado.
"Now, they feel like they're first-class citizens again."
smoking ban will survive test
Rocky Mountain News, May 21, 2006
The neighborhood tavern owners who hope to persuade the courts to overturn
Colorado's smoking ban face long odds, and for good reason.
The bars base their promised legal challenge on a fanciful view of
the U.S. Constitution - that a smoking ban covering many but not all
private businesses violates the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.
Even if we bought the taverns' argument, courts have rarely overruled
legislation that is clearly designed to protect public health. And from
what we have learned, the courts have never tossed out a duly enacted
smoking ban on constitutional grounds.
Will Denver go smokefree? Check out John
Lehndorff's January 14th Rocky Mountain News
column. Visit www.smokefreedenver.org
to get involved.
in Colorado attended an ANR Advanced Smokefree
Training in 2004. Smokefree experts from across the state met to
learn even more about secondhand smoke science, grassroots power, and
campaign strategy. Advocates shared experiences and new ideas for how
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on ANR Advanced Trainings, please contact
Dr. Bill Sova, President of the Pueblo, Colorado City Council, and
champion of Pueblos smokefree air law, accepts the ANR 100% Smokefree
Award of Excellence on the citys behalf for its 100% smokefree
workplace, restaurant, and bar law.
Local media coverage of the 100% Smokefree Award of Excellence presentation
to the Louisville, CO City Council by the Louisville Get REAL youth
coalition in March 2003.
Success in Pueblo, CO, May 2003