• About Steve Davenport

    Steve maintains Marijuana Monitor from Oakland, California. Having grown up in the East Bay and studied at UCLA, he's had ample exposure to contemporary marijuana culture and the policy debate surrounding the issue. He believes that now, more than ever, is the time for clear-headed discussion about pragmatics.

    Larimer County (CO) considers a temporary ban on pot sales

    by  • January 16, 2013 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith is asking the county commissioners to “put the brakes” on all marijuana businesses to see how state regulations shape up in light of voters’ legalization of small amounts of recreational marijuana in Colorado. But the elected board wants to gather more information before deciding whether to enact a temporary moratorium,...

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    MMonitor Daily: 1/16/13

    by  • January 16, 2013 • Daily Digests • 0 Comments

    Top Story: Washington regulatory authorities open the regulatory process to public forums. “The Washington State Liquor Control Board will hold six evening public forums across Washington regarding the implementation of Initiative 502. The forums are an opportunity for interested citizens to meet WSLCB staff involved in implementation, be updated on implementation and to provide input...

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    Advocates form a “shadow task force” to influence the official Colorado task force on Amendment 64

    by  • January 14, 2013 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    ”On the day Governor John Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64, he also announced the formation of a task force intended to make recommendations about the measure’s implementation. Since then, some observers have complained about the task force’s membership. Hence, a number of reformers are announcing today the creation of an A64 Shadow Task Force intended to help influence the...

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    CARROLL: Can a Colorado tea shop legally turn into a “cannabis-friendly” co-op?

    by  • January 14, 2013 • Opinion • 0 Comments

    “According to the Daily Camera, the Hive Co-op ‘is BYOC: bring your own cannabis. There’s a 1-ounce limit, $5 cover charge and 21-years-of-age requirement with a valid ID.’ What explicitly bars, meanwhile, is public consumption, with the actual language as follows: “nothing in this section shall permit consumption that is conducted openly...

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    CO County considers a temporary ban on marijuana

    by  • January 14, 2013 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “Unanswered questions around Colorado’s Amendment 64 legalizing marijuana are puzzling Larimer County’s law enforcement chiefs about where their authority ends. In the first of a series of meetings that will help guide the county’s approach to legal marijuana, Sheriff Justin Smith and District Attorney Cliff Riedel told county commissioners that they are scratching their...

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    Legal marijuana could complicate use of drug-sniffing dogs trained to detect marijuana

    by  • January 9, 2013 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    “Now that anyone over 21 can have marijuana, police officers across Colorado are acclimating to the idea that it’s OK for people to possess small amounts. But drug-sniffing dogs may have a harder time getting that message.,. The dogs often are used to find probable cause to search, for example, a suspicious vehicle. A dog...

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    Washington County, CO installs moratorium on retail applications until regulations are completed

    by  • January 9, 2013 • News Stories • 0 Comments

    Washington County, CO installs moratorium on retail applications until regulations are completed. ”The Board of Washington County Commissioners adopted a Resolution “Declaring a Moratorium on the Applications for Any and All Permitted Activity” relating to Amendment 64. The moratorium further states, “The Board of County Commissioners finds that the State is currently undertaking rule making...

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    A-64 Implementation Task Force considers a state-run retail operation

    by  • January 9, 2013 • Official Reports • 0 Comments

    ”With A64 official, it is now legal for adults to possess small amounts and smoke marijuana in private. But the legislature still has to establish rules for how pot will ultimately be regulated and sold. The commercial component is a central consideration of the task force and one that has raised questions about whether retail marijuana shops...

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