• November 28, 2020
Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus

Peter Marcus served as the Senior Statehouse Reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette where he co-launched ColoradoPolitics.com, covering politics, the governor’s office, the Colorado Legislature, Congress, and federal, state and local governments. He joined in November 2016 from The Durango Herald. The Washington Post twice named Marcus one of the top state-based political and legislative reporters in the nation. He also has won over a dozen awards from the Colorado Press Association. In prior positions, Marcus worked for the Colorado Statesman, a Denver-based political weekly, and The Denver Daily News, a former free daily newspaper in Denver, where he covered City Hall, politics, and had an entertainment column. Before that, Marcus worked for the Longmont Times-Call. An Ithaca College graduate, Marcus studied journalism and creative writing, before moving to Colorado from New York in 2004.

Task Force Doesn’t Recommend Legalizing Marijuana To Biden, Despite Support From Panel Members

Legalizing marijuana is not among the recommendations made to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by a criminal justice task force his campaign created in partnership with former 2020 primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Advocates had held out hope that the panel would push the former vice president to join the majority of U.S. voters—and a supermajority […]Read More

Terrapin Care Station Raises Minimum Wage for Employees

Boulder, Colo.-based Terrapin Care Station, a national cannabis company, announced today that it has guaranteed a minimum wage for its employees of $15/hour companywide. The move comes as the Denver City Council debates whether to gradually raise the minimum wage over three years. A proposal before the Finance and Governance Committee today would raise the […]Read More

PA. MARIJUANA GROWER URGES REGULATION FOR DISCLOSURE OF VAPING INGREDIENTS

By: Patrick Varine Source: https://triblive.com/news/pennsylvania/pa-marijuana-grower-urges-regulation-for-disclosure-of-vaping-ingredients/ In the wake of national concern over illness linked to vaping, one Pennsylvania medical marijuana company is making sure users, in their catchphrase, “know it before you blow it.” Clinton County-based Terrapin Pennsylvania has disclosed all of the ingredients in its vaporizing products at DemandCleanVapes.com, and called on state lawmakers to solidify […]Read More

Congress is weighing whether to give marijuana businesses access to banks. In Colorado, that’s already happening.

By Jesse Paul Source: https://coloradosun.com/2019/10/01/marijuana-banking-colorado-safe/ Colorado’s cannabis industry has had a chief request since marijuana was legalized: Give us access to banks.  But it turns out that hundreds of the state’s pot businesses are already working with financial institutions under the close watch of federal regulators, even though marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. […]Read More

Bill to Allow Cannabis Hospitality Signed by Colorado Governor

Cannabis consumers in Colorado will soon have a regulated space to partake socially after Colorado’s governor signed a bipartisan measure.  Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday signed House Bill 1230, which will offer new opportunities in a cannabis industry that is showing its economic development potential. He also signed bills authorizing marijuana delivery in Colorado and […]Read More

No, marijuana does not make you lazy

A new study released by CU Boulder finally concludes what we’ve always wondered. No, marijuana does NOT make you lazy. The study found that 8 out of 10 marijuana users in states where cannabis is legal partake in the drug shortly before, or after exercise, shattering the belief that marijuana makes people lazy. Flavie Dokken is […]Read More

Bipartisan Bill to Allow Cannabis Hospitality Off to the Colorado Governor

Cannabis consumers in Colorado are one step closer to having a regulated space to partake socially after the legislature sent a bipartisan measure to the governor. Proponents are hopeful that Gov. Jared Polis will sign House Bill 1230 after he pledged his support for last year’s effort to advance a cannabis hospitality measure. Last year’s bill was vetoed by former Gov. […]Read More

Pennsylvania Regulators Take Aim at ‘Big Marijuana’

News this week highlights why cannabis companies should take a cautious approach to expansion.  In a headline Thursday that read, “Pennsylvania cracks down on Big Marijuana, threatens to shut out biggest permit holder,” Philly Inquirercannabis reporter Sam Wood underscores the risk in expanding too quickly. Pennsylvania regulators are threatening to revoke the permits of a Phoenix-based […]Read More

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