Outgoing Colorado U.S. Attorney On Marijuana, Ice Age Relics In Douglas County, Tree Trunks Turned Into Music Boxes
The federal-state conflict over marijuana laws was a hallmark of Colorado U.S. Attorney John Walsh’s tenure. He left office this week after six years. And, there’s an effort afoot to preserve a Douglas County field that was once home to an Ice Age meat market. Then, Denver encourages neighborhood public art projects, from mural-clad dumpsters to tree trunks turned into music boxes. Plus, a visit to Colorado moose country.
John Walsh resigned Wednesday after six years as the federal government's top prosecutor in Colorado.
U.S. enforcement officials said they will not change how they treat marijuana under federal drug control laws.
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Comings And Goings Of Pot Taxes, Darryl Glenn's RNC Speech, Buying An Entire Town, Genesis Of Turtle Shells
Some people think the state is "swimming" in pot revenue, but it's not, according to the Colorado Fiscal Institute. A look into what comes in and where it goes. An excerpt of Darryl Glenn's Monday night speech at the Republican National Convention. Glenn is running for U.S. Senate in Colorado. A man posted an ad on Craigslist to sell a ghost town east of Denver. But who would buy an entire town? The owner of Hillside, Colorado shares his motivation. A researcher at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science explains the surprising reason why turtles grew shells. And an "immersive theater experience" in Denver.
About $78 million in recreational marijuana taxes was collected in 2015. Seems like a lot, right? Compare that to the state's overall budget of roughly $26 billion.
A report in the International Business Times finds a spike in homelessness as people come to Colorado to consume and to work in the industry