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Colorado reports $6 billion in marijuana sales since 2014

February 12, 2019 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators say more than $6 billion in marijuana products have been sold since 2014 in the state. The figures released Tuesday represent sales through the end of 2018. According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, more than $1.54 billion of marijuana

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Colorado releases new report on potential health effects of marijuana

February 8, 2019 — Coloradans are consuming more marijuana than ever, and as research into potential health effects continues to take shape, concerns are being raised. The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) recently released a new study: “Monitoring Health Concerns Related to Marijuana in Colorado: 2018.”

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Colorado releases new report on health effects of marijuana

February 7, 2019 — Coloradans are consuming more marijuana than ever, and as research into potential health effects continues to take shape, concerns are being raised. The Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment recently released a new study: "Monitoring Health Concerns Related to Marijuana in Colorado: 2018." The

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Colorado House OKs bill on medical marijuana use for autism

February 7, 2019 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s House has passed a bill allowing medical marijuana use to treat autism spectrum disorders. The bill had strong bipartisan support, passing 63-0 on Thursday. The Senate is expected to do the same, and Gov. Jared Polis has pledged to sign it. Autism spectrum

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Kratom: It’s legal, unregulated and has contributed to 2 Grand County deaths

January 30, 2019 — From the explosion of morphine addiction in the post-Civil War era, through Prohibition and into the modern War on Drugs, American citizens have seen the impacts of addiction and the unintended consequences of efforts to eradicate it. Over the past several decades, the substances that

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Steamboat Springs therapist sees rise in marijuana addiction

January 26, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Gary Gurney, a licensed counselor and certified addictions therapist, has been treating patients with substance use problems at Yampa Valley Psychotherapists for more than 20 years. In the last year, he has seen a new kind of patient: people misusing a substance

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Garfield County marijuana sales level off in 2018

January 17, 2019 — As Colorado marijuana sales appear to be leveling off — four years after the state put rules in place legalizing the industry — Garfield County sales are trending in a similar direction, as 2018 sales will likely come in below the previous year. While December

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New Castle not quite ready to try slice of Garfield County’s pot pie

January 14, 2019 — Although always fishing for additional revenue streams to fund community projects, don't expect the sale of medical or recreational marijuana to catch on anytime soon in New Castle. "I am out and about in the community quite a bit, and I hear time after time

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Denver unveils new system for clearing marijuana convictions

January 9, 2019 — DENVER (AP) — Denver on Wednesday became the latest city in the nation to take steps to eliminate low-level marijuana convictions in places where the drug is now legal, acknowledging the barriers that such offenses pose to minority, low-income and other people. Denver officials said

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Top 10 local Cannabis Strains of 2018

January 6, 2019 — While the mega-marijuana websites of the world like Leafly and Weedmaps serve as go-to resources for finding strain and dispensary reviews, it’s more often than not a challenge to find the exact information you’re seeking. Enter Smokey Town — a Basalt-based startup that provides an in-depth database

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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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Colorado’s pot dollars help schools, but maybe not as much as you think

December 28, 2018 — A big part of the 2012 pitch to convince Colorado voters they should legalize recreational marijuana was that the tax money would fix their local schools. Five years after the first sale occurred on Jan. 1, 2014, that tax money has translated into $160 million

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Legal marijuana industry celebrates 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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Colorado sees average price of wholesale marijuana rise

December 21, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Beginning next year, Colorado will bring in more tax revenue from wholesale deals involving marijuana intended to be sold to consumers after the average prices of those wholesale products rose in the latter part of this year. The Denver Post reports the Colorado Department

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Colorado jury’s pot verdict may discourage similar cases

November 2, 2018 — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Colorado jury likely threw cold water on future legal challenges against cannabis companies by homeowners who consider filing racketeering lawsuits alleging proximity to pot operations hurts their property values, analysts and industry lawyers said Thursday. A federal jury in Denver

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Colorado cracks a billion in annual marijuana sales in record time, generating $200M in tax revenue

October 20, 2018 — Marijuana sales in Colorado exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales coming in at $200 million, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Revenue and its Marijuana Enforcement Division. It's the earliest point in any

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Consumers are looking to cannabis for wellness benefits

September 24, 2018 — (sponsored content) Recreational cannabis users are increasingly seeking relief from a variety of mental and physical ailments By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by The Green Joint Cannabis consumers are looking for all kinds of wellness benefits from their marijuana these days, including relief from

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Coca-Cola is eyeing the cannabis market

September 18, 2018 — The world's largest beverage company may be the next industry giant to jump into the cannabis drinks business. Coca-Cola Co. says it's monitoring the nascent industry and is interested in drinks infused with CBD — the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that treats pain but doesn't

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Mandatory testing costly for Colorado marijuana growers

August 25, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — New mandatory marijuana pesticide testing in Colorado is putting a financial squeeze on local cultivators to the tune of thousands of dollars in increased costs. The added expense is the latest financial blow to hit the state’s cultivators, which are already struggling

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