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Colorado Lawmakers Comment On White House Plan To Reverse Cannabis Support

CIVILIZED By Calvin Hughes | Aug 30, 2018 | Politics Yesterday, news broke that the White House has secretly organized The Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee—a group charged with counteracting growing national support for cannabis legalization. Now lawmakers in Colorado – the first state to legalize cannabis for recreational purposes – have begun to voice their […]

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NEW DRUG TESTING STRIPS IMMEDIATELY DETECT THE PRESENCE OF WEED

NIH-NCATS/Flickr This could be a huge game-changer. Source: The Green Rush Daily By Tim Kohut Published on 06/09/2018 For those thinking about taking their weed vape pen, chillum or any other so-called “discreet” smoking device in public, you might want to think again. There’s a new sheriff in town that comes in the form of […]

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New Study: Cannabis May Help Treat Type 1 Diabetes, Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

SOURCE: MEDICAL MARIJUANA INC, May 9, 2017 Findings in a new study indicate that the endocannabinoid system plays an instrumental role in maintaining the immunological health of the gut. A new study from researchers at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine has found that cannabinoids are involved in maintaining the health of the digestive […]

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Colorado Cannabis Sales Up 30% in 2017

By Barry Bard on April 27th, 2017 at 8:25 am | Updated: April 28th, 2017 at 8:16 am SOURCE: MARIJUANA ELEVATED INFORMATION With over three years into adult-use cannabis sales, Colorado’s marijuana industry still sees its stock soaring. Thus far, 2017 combined adult-use and medical cannabis sales in January and February have eclipsed those same […]

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AG Jeff Sessions Says He’s “Got His Hands Full” With Bigger Issues Than Marijuana

SOURCE: MARIJUANA ELEVATED INFORMATION By Barry Bard on April 27th, 2017 at 1:11 pm | Updated: April 27th, 2017 at 3:26 pm America’s legal cannabis industry might be able to exhale about the federal government’s hypothetical “greater enforcement” on recreational marijuana. In a Wednesday interview with Chuck Todd on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press,” Colorado Governor John […]

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Country’s First “Cannabis Scholarship” Funded By Colorado Pot Tax

SOURCE: MARIJUANA.COM By Barry Bard on April 25th, 2017 at 8:29 am The Colorado cannabis industry’s tax dollars have already been directed toward the state’s public school system and homeless population. Now, higher education has become the latest recipient of Colorado’s cannabis capital. In Pueblo County (Southern Colorado), any graduating high school senior that will […]

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Lawmakers attempt to reclassify marijuana

Alexa Block , KREM 9:28 AM. PDT April 10, 2017 (Photo: Vince Chandler, 2016 The Denver Post, MediaNews Group Lawmakers are considering easing the classification of marijuana, which would change the way that marijuana is recognized on a national level. Here in Washington marijuana is a billion dollar industry, but possible new federal laws could […]

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$1 Billion In Marijuana Taxes Is Addictive To State Governors

SOURCE: FORBES Debra Borchardt ,   Contributor I write about retail and cannabis. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Source: Shutterstock California believes it will get $1 billion in tax revenue from legalized marijuana. States are addicted to cannabis tax revenues. According to a new report from New Frontier Data, states with legalized […]

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Marijuana and Denver real estate in 2017, by the numbers Megan Arellano

SOURCE: DENVERITE Megan Arellano Posted on April 2, 201710:18 am Marijuana at Verde Natural’s grow facility. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) Many places across the country are beginning a process Denver is very familiar with: legalizing recreational marijuana. The New York Times took a fresh look at how that impacts commercial real estate Saturday. In the advanced market […]

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Denver marijuana industry is eating into area’s restaurant jobs

SOURCE: FOX NEWS Published March 31, 2017 – FOXNEWS.COM Denver restaurateurs claim they can’t compete with higher-paying jobs at pot dispensaries.  (Reuters) The population of Denver has been steadily growing over the past few years, but not enough of its new inhabitants want to work in the restaurant industry. The reason? The higher-paying jobs are […]

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Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

By kristen wyatt, associated press DENVER — Mar 25, 2017, 10:33 AM ET FILE–In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2014, file photograph, Matt Hart holds up a bud of Lemon Skunk, the most potent strain of marijuana available at the 3D Dispensary in Denver. A bill making its way through the Colorado legislature may allow recreational […]

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Company Launches Passpot, A Cannabis, Weed, Pot Passport & Travel Journal

Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 24, 2017 Passpot Publishing announces the launch of Passpot, a cannabis passport and travel journal. Passpot prepares the reader to discuss, purchase, consume, and rate marijuana and provides a unique souvenir to commemorate cannabis adventures. Passpot Publishing announces the launch of Passpot, a cannabis passport and travel journal. Currently available exclusively […]

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Colorado sells more than $1 billion of marijuana in 2016

Published in the Durango Herald By The Associated Press | Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 3:15 PM DENVER – Newly released state figures show Colorado’s marijuana dispensaries sold $1.3 billion worth of recreational and medical pot in 2016. The Denver Post reports that the Colorado Department of Revenue released tax data Thursday showing the third consecutive […]

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Marijuana tax revenue hit $200 million in Colorado as sales pass $1 billion

MARKETWATCH, By Trey Williams Reporter Published in MARKETWATCH: Feb 11, 2017 11:33 a.m. ET Marijuana sales grew 30% in 2016 and are expected to reach $20.2 billion by 2021 according to market research The state of Colorado pulled in nearly $200 million in tax revenue last year thanks to its $1.3 billion in marijuana revenue. […]

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Colorado on marijuana: ER visits, poison-control calls down even as consumption rates remain steady Public health officials say research suggests public education is working

By Alicia Wallace | awallace@denverpost.com | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: February 1, 2017 at 12:59 pm | UPDATED: February 2, 2017 at 3:34 pm Monitoring potential public-health outcomes was a top priority for state health officials after Colorado implemented its recreational marijuana law in 2014. Three years into regulated sales of recreational cannabis, the Retail […]

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Colorado Report Says Adolescent Marijuana Use ‘Has Not Changed Since Legalization’ Officials also note that reports of marijuana exposures involving children fell last year.

REASON.COM – By Jacob Sullum|Feb. 3, 2017 7:00 am According to a new report from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), cannabis consumption by teenagers in that state “has not changed since legalization either in terms of the number of people using or the frequency of use among users.” That conclusion is […]

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Colorado Report Could Put an End to Prohibitionist Arguments

THE MARIJUANA TIMES By Julia Granowicz – Feb 4, 2017 2124 There are a few different go-to arguments that prohibitionists constantly fall back on when they are arguing against marijuana legalization. While we try to argue for the benefits of things that help everyone – like the creation of jobs, more revenue for schools and […]

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Colorado marijuana health trends mostly positive but still bear watching

By: Jakob Rodgers-Colorado Springs GAZETTE, January 31, 2017, Updated: Today at 7:04 am FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, marijuana grows at a medical marijuana cultivation center in Albion, Ill. (AP) Marijuana-related emergency room visits dropped, accidental poisonings are down and recreational marijuana failed to bring a much-feared spike in adolescent pot […]

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Texas Teacher Shouldn’t Be Punished for Marijuana Use in Colorado, Judge Says

THE NEW YORK TIMES – By CHRISTINE HAUSERJAN. 23, 2017 Edibles available for sale in Denver only to medical marijuana patients. Credit Matthew Staver for The New York Times A Texas high school teacher can use marijuana in Colorado, where it is legal, and should not get into trouble for it in her home state, […]

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Cops can’t be forced to return marijuana in failed drug cases, Colorado Supreme Court says

Colorado Springs resident Robert Crouse was seeking reimbursement after police seized his marijuana RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post The Colorado Supreme Court. By Alicia Wallace | awallace@denverpost.com and Kirk Mitchell | kmitchell@denverpost.com | PUBLISHED: January 23, 2017 at 2:59 pm | UPDATED: January 23, 2017 at 4:02 pm The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday ruled […]

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Colorado Supreme Court rules in medical marijuana case

By KKTV | Posted: Mon 4:11 PM, Jan 23, 2017  | Updated: Tue 6:41 AM, Jan 24, 2017 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – A four-year dispute over medical marijuana seized by police in Colorado Springs has come to an end. The Colorado Supreme Court says police don’t have to return marijuana plants to a man acquitted of marijuana-related […]

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What Were The Top Marijuana Moments In 2016?

Johnny Green-Weed News December 25, 2016 11:46 PM Hopefully you have had a good holiday season. Whenever I get passed Christmas, I quickly turn my mind to the next year, but only after looking back over the past year one more time. There is still a handful of days left before 2016 is officially in […]

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Merry (cannabis) Christmas! Pot sales are running high

Marijuana-infused candies known as edibles are among the top sellers around Christmas, according to store managers and cannabis-industry experts. (Photo: Trevor Hughes/USA TODAY) Trevor Hughes , USA TODAY 7:15 p.m. EST December 23, 2016 DENVER – Santa is stuffing stockings with a little extra green this holiday season: marijuana. Pot shops are reporting the average […]

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Marijuana use among teens in slight decline in both federal and state data reports

The rate of Colorado 12-17-year-olds who used marijuana in the past month dropped 1.4 percent, according to federal data. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP) Federal data released Tuesday shows marijuana use among Colorado teenagers to be in mild decline, an unexpected phenomenon since the state legalized the drug for recreational use in 2012. According […]

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New York medical marijuana gets law tweak, but still no talk of legalization

Published: Dec 5, 2016, 6:43 am • Updated: a day ago Comments (1) By David Klepper, The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — The state is loosening restrictions in its nearly year-old New York medical marijuana law but, to the dismay of some pot advocates, there is no sign the state is in any hurry to […]

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Scotts Miracle-Gro charges ahead in hydroponics, takes control of Boulder’s AeroGrow

Published: Dec 2, 2016, 1:16 pm • Updated: 4 days ago Comments (2) By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Scotts Miracle-Gro is now the majority owner of Boulder’s AeroGrow International Inc., the indoor gardening products company that was Scotts’ first foray into hydroponics. AeroGrow this week announced that Scotts subsidiary SMG Growing Media Inc. upped […]

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This high-ranking Arizona attorney is rooting for feds to end marijuana legalization ‘charade’

Published: Dec 2, 2016, 8:40 am • Updated: 4 days ago Comments (51) By The Associated Press PHOENIX — Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he expects President-elect Donald Trump’s administration to put an end to “the charade” of marijuana legalization laws. More on marijuana legalization & President-elect Donald Trump Election 2016 proved momentous: What’s […]

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This state just approved medical marijuana for PTSD

Published: Dec 2, 2016, 7:16 am • Updated: 4 days ago Comments (2) By Kyle Potter, The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota veterans and other residents suffering post-traumatic stress disorder will be allowed to use medical marijuana starting in August, the state’s Department of Health announced Thursday as it expanded the slim list […]

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Cannabis real estate company hits Wall Street with a whimper in downsized IPO

Published: Dec 1, 2016, 6:23 pm • Updated: 5 days ago Add a Comment By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The first cannabis company on a major U.S. stock exchange failed to make a big splash in its Wall Street debut. Innovative Industrial Properties (NYSE: IIPR) announced it sold 3.35 million shares at $20 per […]

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Canada marijuana legalization takes big step with federal report now complete

Published: Nov 30, 2016, 6:05 pm • Updated: 5 days ago Comments (10) By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Canada’s marijuana task force announced Wednesday that it has fulfilled its mission and soon will deliver a final report to the government outlining recommendations for the country’s legal cannabis framework. The report is being translated and […]

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Looking for a weed job? Maryland medical marijuana panel to hire diversity consultant

Published: Nov 29, 2016, 6:48 am • Updated: about 7 hours ago Add a Comment By Brian Witte, The Associated Press ELLICOTT CITY, Md. — The Maryland medical marijuana commission is taking steps toward evaluating minority participation in the state’s nascent cannabis industry, the panel’s executive director said Monday after critics complained of a lack […]

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New Jersey lawmakers wary of Donald Trump begin eying marijuana legalization

Published: Nov 28, 2016, 8:26 am • Updated: a day ago Comments (5) By Michael Catalini, The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey lawmakers say they’re concerned about what President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general could mean for marijuana legalization, but they’re still planning to move forward after […]

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Chugging along: The weed legalization train could get derailed, here’s how

Published: Nov 27, 2016, 8:06 am • Updated: a day ago Comments (20) By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Weed is winning in the polls, with a solid majority of Americans saying marijuana should be legal. But does that mean the federal government will let dozens of state pot experiments play out? Not […]

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ATF doubles down on marijuana gun ban, adds more explicit warning to firearm purchase form

Published: Nov 22, 2016, 11:03 am • Updated: 7 days ago Comments (62) By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff The federal government just doubled down on its efforts to keep guns away from cannabis patients and legal adult-use marijuana consumers. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has long had an existing ban […]

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Barack Obama grants 79 more commutations to federal inmates, pushing the total past 1,000

Published: Nov 25, 2016, 9:31 am • Updated: 4 days ago Add a Comment By Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama granted commutations to another 79 federal drug offenders Tuesday, pushing the number of inmates he has granted clemency to past 1,000. Obama’s historic number of commutations was announced as administration […]

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How California legalization helps those already in the criminal justice system

Published: Nov 25, 2016, 10:00 am • Updated: 4 days ago Comments (1) By Lisa M. Krieger, Mercury News Before Election Day, San Bruno software engineer Stephen Zyszkiewicz was busted on a charge of possessing marijuana with intent to sell — a felony that could have put him behind bars in state prison for three […]

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Close count: This Colorado city approved recreational pot sales by just 55 votes

Published: Nov 22, 2016, 4:54 pm • Updated: 6 days ago Comments (2) By John Aguilar, The Denver Post Certainty has finally been brought to a ballot issue that for two weeks seemed less than certain: Federal Heights voters have approved recreational pot sales in this city of 12,000. More Colorado marijuana news & Election […]

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Desperate Montana medical marijuana patients seek immediate re-opening of dispensaries

Published: Nov 23, 2016, 9:26 am • Updated: 6 days ago Comments (6) By Matt Volz, The Associated Press HELENA, Mont. — Montana medical marijuana advocates and patients are asking a judge to fix a mistake in a voter-approved ballot initiative that inadvertently delayed the re-opening of shuttered pot dispensaries by eight months. A state […]

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Federal medical marijuana protections could get short extension

Published: Nov 22, 2016, 6:21 am • Updated: 7 days ago Comments (1) By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Federal lawmakers’ push for a short-term spending bill may result in the protections for medical marijuana states continuing at least through the first quarter of next year. An extension of the funding bill to keep the […]

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Denver social pot use backers unhappy with state ruling

Published: Nov 21, 2016, 6:43 am • Updated: about 14 hours ago Comments (14) By Steven K. Paulson, The Associated Press DENVER — Opponents of a state ruling that would prevent bars and many restaurants in Denver from offering on-site marijuana consumption said the ruling would overturn a law approved by voters and force people […]

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Party foul: Colorado Springs party-goers robbed of marijuana

Published: Nov 20, 2016, 5:34 pm • Updated: about 13 hours ago Add a Comment By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post Colorado Springs police are looking for a suspect who robbed a group of party-goers of their weed early Sunday. More Colorado marijuana robberies in the news In Westminster: Botched pot robbery, shooting in one […]

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Not so fast: Maine marijuana passed, but opponents place recount request

Published: Nov 14, 2016, 7:37 am • Updated: 8 days ago Comments (24) By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — Opponents of a vote to legalize Maine marijuana have taken the first step toward a potential recount request. More marijuana results from Election Day 2016 A greener America: Marijuana’s big statement in Election 2016t Election […]

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Bars just got nixed from seeking Denver social marijuana use permits

Published: Nov 18, 2016, 4:34 pm • Updated: 2 days ago Comments (8) By Jon Murray, The Denver Post State licensing officials delivered a blow Friday to Denver’s voter-passed Initiative 300 by announcing a new rule that will keep bars and many restaurants from applying for new social marijuana use permits. The new regulation starting Jan. […]

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Answering 10 common California marijuana questions in the legal weed era

Published: Nov 17, 2016, 7:14 am • Updated: 4 days ago Comments (9) By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian It’s been almost a week since Californians voted to legalize recreational marijuana, and we’ve received a steady flow of questions from readers asking everything from how Prop. 64 impacts medical marijuana rights to what will happen […]

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Colorado gov calls marijuana gray market ‘a clear and present danger’

Published: Nov 14, 2016, 6:19 pm • Updated: 7 days ago Comments (15) By John Frank, The Denver Post Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday called the marijuana gray market in Colorado a “clear and present danger” that demands tougher regulations and enforcement. More: Gov. Hickenlooper & marijuana news Don’t call him ‘the stoner governor’: Hickenlooper […]

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High-CBD products are gaining traction in pot shops and reaching beyond typical consumers, new report shows

Published: Nov 15, 2016, 6:11 pm • Updated: 6 days ago Comments (3) By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff High-CBD products are a small segment of Washington’s marijuana market, but sales of the typically medicinal-focused products are growing — especially among non-traditional customers, according to new data from cannabis intelligence firm Headset provided exclusively to […]

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Why legal retail marijuana in Massachusetts is a political game-changer for the East Coast

Published: Nov 10, 2016, 12:35 pm • Updated: 2 days ago Comments (5) By The Cannabist Staff When considering maps of legal recreational marijuana states, it was impossible to miss the void of adult-use weed east of Colorado. But that all changed on election day. On Massachusetts marijuana Catch up: We documented Massachusetts’ tumultuous road […]

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Pot policy experts: Legal California weed will bolster marijuana’s presence in U.S. Congress

Published: Nov 10, 2016, 12:57 pm • Updated: 2 days ago Comments (1) By The Cannabist Staff With the passage of California’s Proposition 64 on Tuesday, the sixth-largest economy in the world just decided to legalize recreational weed. In short: It’s a pretty big deal, industry advocates say. More on legal marijuana in California Yes […]

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Five immediate concerns for states with new marijuana laws

Published: Nov 11, 2016, 6:25 pm • Updated: 2 days ago Comments (12) By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Hey, Arkansas, California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada and North Dakota, you just adopted some new marijuana laws. So what now? The Cannabist chatted with the state of Colorado’s marijuana czar, Andrew Freedman, and policy expert […]

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Lead grows for social marijuana use Initiative 300 as Denver ballot count continues

Published: Nov 11, 2016, 1:39 pm • Updated: a day ago Add a Comment By Jon Murray, The Denver Post Too many ballots remain uncounted to declare victory for Denver’s social marijuana use ballot measure, but its lead has continued to widen in updated results. As of 7:30 p.m. Friday, 52.7 percent of voters have supported […]

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