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Colorado Legislature Considering Construction Defect Litigation Reform | Rocky Mountain Real Estate Law

Senator Ulibarri’s Homeownership Opportunity Act (SB 14-220) was finally introduced Wednesday evening.   This much anticipated bill represents a moderate compromise with bipartisan support to address construction defect litigation in condominium projects.  As has been widely reported in the media, there are very few condominiums being constructed in Colorado, an issue that has the metro area […]

Editorial: The cure, not the cash

We’ve celebrated Florida’s rightful passage of the Charlotte’s Web bill that Gov. Scott signed into law. The legislation legalizes the non-euphoric strain of medical marijuana that promises remarkable healing for thousands of kids in Florida like our own RayAnn Moseley who suffer from intractable epilepsy and life-threatening seizures. On Monday, the Department of Health began […]

Medical Marijuana Business Applicants | Las Vegas Review-Journal

In a month, the Clark County Commission will decide which of the 109 companies met rigorous standards for operating medical marijuana businesses. State law passed last year allows for 66 medical pot businesses — cultivation facilities, production plants, testing labs and dispensaries — and 40 are expected to open in Clark County. The commission has […]

Colorado Water Rights | The Water Information Program

Understanding Water Rights: The laws defining water rights and the institutions involved in water resources allocation represent the framework for managing water resources in the United States. Water rights and water allocation programs in the US have largely been the provinces of the states. At this time, there is no national water rights system. Water […]

Tipton: Allow Coloradans to keep their water rights – The Denver Post

Over the past decade, the federal government has attempted to take privately held water rights in Colorado and in other Western states, disregarding state water law that has been in effect for over a century. Because of this, I introduced legislation to uphold long-held state water law and protect these rights from the federal government’s […]

House votes to cut tie between water rights and Forest Service permits – The Denver Post

The Water Rights Protection Act passed through the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday along a mostly party-line vote. The bill prevents federal agencies from securing privately obtained water rights as a condition of leasing public land. Offered by Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, the measure prohibits the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture from requiring […]

Marijuana the “next great American industry,” investor group says – The Denver Post

The legal-marijuana industry in the United States could mint multiple billionaires in the next decade, a Colorado cannabis business mogul predicted Tuesday. That explains why Tripp Keber, the mogul behind the Dixie Elixirs brand of cannabis-infused products, and dozens of other prospective investors crowded into a ballroom at the Denver Athletic Club on Tuesday to […]