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Trump’s AG pick vows not to target marijuana businesses

January 19, 2019 — WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to become the next attorney general said Tuesday that he would “not go after” marijuana companies in states where cannabis is legal, even though he personally believes the drug should be outlawed. In his testimony before the Senate

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Bill to legalize marijuana at federal level is numbered 420

January 11, 2019 — PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, seeks to regulate marijuana like alcohol. The bill introduced Wednesday would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list and establish a nationally regulated industry overseen by the Bureau

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Pot took Parachute from bust to boom, but competition is coming

January 3, 2019 — It was 2015, and the situation in Parachute was hitting bottom. Natural gas prices had collapsed, and the town halfway between Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs on Interstate 70 was staring at a budget crunch the likes of which it had rarely seen. Sales tax

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Legal marijuana industry toasts year of global gains

December 28, 2018 — PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Liberal California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, while conservative Utah

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Colorado marijuana industry brings growth to ancillary businesses

December 26, 2018 — Colorado's green gold rush has its version of pickaxes and denim: businesses that support and service the cannabis industry but don't get their fingers sticky touching actual marijuana. Colorado has become a hub for companies that want a piece of the lucrative marijuana market while

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Sen. Cory Gardner fails to get marijuana reform into criminal justice bill

December 20, 2018 — The federal government won't be easing its laws on marijuana as part of a criminal justice reform bill that's expected to pass this week. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, had hoped to attach an amendment to the proposed First Step Act to remove the threat of federal

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Colorado Supreme Court hears arguments on future of pot-sniffing police dogs

December 19, 2018 — Beaker the Belgian Malinois was only 7 years old when changing marijuana laws led his handler to hang up the dog's police vest. Beaker, like many police dogs across the country, is trained to alert his handler when he smells marijuana. But his signal for

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Does cannabis cost, or pay? CCU study claims marijuana costs $4.50 for every $1 it generates

December 6, 2018 — EAGLE — Coloradans spend $4.57 to mitigate marijuana's effects for every tax dollar it generates, claims a recently released study. Colorado Christian University's Centennial Institute scoured 2017 data to try to understand the economic and social costs of legal marijuana, said Jeff Hunt, CCU's vice

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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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