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First cannabis-based medicine approved by FDA arrives in the U.S.

November 3, 2018 — For the first time, a marijuana-based medicine approved by federal regulators is available for prescription in the United States. The medicine, called Epidiolex, is used to treat seizures related to Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes, two forms of epilepsy, which is a neurological disorder, according to

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Colorado marijuana grower wins lawsuit brought on by neighbors

November 1, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — A federal jury has ruled against a Colorado couple who claimed that a marijuana growing operation hurt the value of their property with sweeping mountain views in a case that was closely watched by the U.S. cannabis industry. Jurors reached their verdict

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Colorado lawsuit over marijuana, property values could have ‘far-reaching effects’

October 31, 2018 — DENVER — A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the United States’ budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property’s value. The trial set to begin Monday in

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Colorado marijuana businesses embrace opportunity in Canadian legalization

October 20, 2018 — Nationwide recreational marijuana legalization makes Canada a fertile landscape for ganjaprenuers. While some Colorado companies are already cashing in on opportunities north of the border, the effect on the local cannabis landscape is expected to be mostly invisible to consumers, industry advocates say. People began lining

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Some parents fear changes to state laws as FDA weighs use of CBD pharmaceuticals

June 20, 2018 — COLORADO SPRINGS — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant.

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Colorado marijuana sales nearly flat in April

June 12, 2018 — Colorado's cannabis industry appears to be inching closer to an anticipated sales plateau. Marijuana sales in April were practically flat from the same month last year, and the year-over-year sales growth rate continues to slim down to the low-single-digits, newly released state data show. The

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Pass the hemp: Colorado prepares to regulate the plant like any other food ingredient

April 26, 2018 — With the stroke of a pen, hemp could be treated like any other food ingredient under Colorado law. A bill is on its way to Gov. John Hickenlooper's desk to apply existing food manufacturing guidelines to products such as hemp oil-infused coffee and CBD-rich extracts

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Deals on 4/20 around Vail

April 19, 2018 — EAGLE-VAIL High Country Healing Located at: 40801 U.S. Highway 6, next to Route 6 Cafe. More information: Call 970-470-4794 Half-off select edibles $16.80 wax and shatter $29.40 live resin $20 eighths Celebrate with High Country Healing at A-Basin on 4/20, a party featuring free food,

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US reflects on the pros, cons of legal cannabis ahead of 420

April 19, 2018 — America’s marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use

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Colorado lawmakers fall short in effort to shield recreational marijuana from federal enforcement

March 22, 2018 — WASHINGTON — A $1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through the end of September won't include protections for the recreational marijuana industry — a blow to Colorado lawmakers who tried to add that language to the must-pass bill. The legislators wanted the measure to include

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Legal pot: Problem or panacea? Is Colorado, The Centennial State, becoming The Stoner State?

March 3, 2018 — Legal pot is either a problem or a panacea, depending on your perspective. The Marijuana Accountability Coalition and Smart Approaches to Marijuana hate it and want it gone. They say they're trying to prevent another marijuana version of Big Tobacco. The Coalition hosted an event

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First social marijuana license approved in Denver

February 27, 2018 — A Denver coffee shop received city approval Monday for the nation's first business license to allow marijuana use by patrons under a 2016 voter-approved initiative. The Coffee Joint soon can allow customers age 21 or older to vape or consume edibles they bring to the cafe, which is already

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Hershey’s Co. renews trademark battles with California marijuana industry

February 21, 2018 — DENVER — Cannabis businesses, beware: The Hershey Co. is on the warpath. Perhaps the most famous confectionery peddler in the world has a well-documented history of actively protecting its trademarks, and the marijuana industry is no exception. Although Hershey's has been relatively quiet in the

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Marijuana’s 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

February 13, 2018 — CHICAGO — Marijuana users’ self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found. The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can impair

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CDOT survey: More than half of Colorado marijuana users think it’s safe to drive while high

November 13, 2017 — The public safety impacts of marijuana legalization in Colorado are still unclear, as most researchers say it is simply too early to draw conclusions.

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Basalt council stays neutral on Eagle County marijuana tax ballot question

October 26, 2017 — The Basalt Town Council declined to consider Tuesday night whether to endorse a ballot question by Eagle County to tax recreational marijuana sales to raise revenue for mental health services. Basalt officials said they want a commitment that 20 percent of the revenue from the

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Sign of the times: Rifle’s new K9 puppies will be trained to ignore marijuana

October 19, 2017 — Because marijuana is legal in the state, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled in July that a dog alerting to drugs in general does not provide legally sound probable cause for a search.

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Marijuana index: Wholesale cannabis prices at all-time low in Colorado; good for consumers, bad for growers

October 3, 2017 — The lowest average wholesale marijuana price ever recorded by Cannabis Benchmarks came this year in Colorado, according to the market-research firm's 2017 mid-year report. Cannabis Benchmarks has been tracking sales of the new commodity across the U.S., much like other market-research firms do for corn,

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New Colorado rules prohibit marijuana edibles from taking shape of humans, animals or fruits; aim to curb accidental use by kids

September 20, 2017 — New marijuana rules that go into effect Oct. 1 aim to keep marijuana products from getting into the hands of children. “These regulations reflect extensive stakeholder input focused on public safety and legislative intent,” Colorado Department of Revenue Executive Director Mike Hartman said in a

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With a nod to the free market, Carbondale officials consider eliminating cap on recreational marijuana shops

September 20, 2017 — Carbondale trustees are leaning toward eliminating the town's cap on recreational marijuana shops, while also tightening the time frame that newly licensed shops have to get up and running. This discussion came up during a Tuesday work session after a couple instances of marijuana businesses

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