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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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Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

June 8, 2018 — LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation's legal landscape for pot users and businesses. The federal ban that

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Gov. Hickenlooper vetoes marijuana ‘tasting rooms’ proposal

June 4, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s governor on Monday vetoed a bill to allow marijuana retailers to set up “tasting rooms,” dashing hopes that the state would be the first to adopt a system letting consumers use marijuana in public spaces. Gov. John Hickenlooper has objected to

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Colorado recreational marijuana sales boom in month of March

May 24, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Recreational marijuana sales in Colorado eclipsed $105 million in March 2018, the highest monthly total for adult-use sales in the program’s history. The record-breaking month is part of a broader, seasonal trend playing out in Colorado’s rec market, where sales have consistently

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High Country Healing, UpRooted Events partner for weed-infused dinner parties

May 7, 2018 — The marijuana business is booming in Colorado, and two local businesses are on the forefront of the industry, offering up cannabis-infused dinner parties. On April 14, High Country Healing and UpRooted Events — a catering service from Root & Flower in Vail — hosted their

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Rocky Mountain Marijuana

May 7, 2018 — Welcome to Rocky Mountain Marijuana

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Pot industry pleads its case against potential Texas CBD ban

April 29, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — A month after a Texas health agency proposed cracking down on CBD, the cannabis industry is actively trying to change the minds of health authorities about CBD to keep the products on shelves throughout the state. The confusion started in March, when

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Money from pot taxes doesn’t fix Colorado teachers’ problems

April 27, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — Colorado teachers are protesting this week for higher salaries and increased money for schools, prompting questions about why the state’s booming marijuana sales have not fixed the funding problems. The 2012 voter-approved constitutional amendment that allowed adults to buy marijuana got a

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Americans reflect on pros, cons of legal pot on 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

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Trump vows to back law to protect marijuana industry

April 13, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — President Donald Trump has promised to support legislation protecting the marijuana industry in states that have legalized the drug, a move that could lift a threat to the industry made by the U.S. attorney general just three months ago. Republican Sen. Cory

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Steamboat City Council has final say Tuesday on pot shop’s proposed move

April 1, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs City Council is poised to make one of its biggest decisions about the retail marijuana industry to date when it decides Tuesday whether a dispensary can set up shop between downtown and the mountain. Some community members see next

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Which city consumes the most marijuana in the world?

March 6, 2018 — The biggest cities in the world stand to make a lot of money from marijuana legalization. That’s the takeaway from an economic study cultivation tech company Seedo published following the 2018 Cannabis Price Index detailing the cost of marijuana. It looks at marijuana use, legality, cost, and calculates the

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Denver marijuana chain to open West Glenwood location

January 21, 2018 — Glenwood Springs' marijuana trade is poised to expand this year, with the approval last week of what would be the city's eighth retail shop, if all of the most-recently approved outlets follow through on their plans. City Council at its Jan. 18 meeting granted a

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Rifle marijuana question to be City Council topic in 2018

January 7, 2018 — As Rifle looks ahead to 2018, one topic sure to come up is whether the city should allow retail recreational marijuana after asking an advisory question on last September's ballot. The question posed asked Rifle voters: "As a non-binding question, should the city of Rifle

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Basalt council stays neutral on Eagle County marijuana tax ballot question

October 25, 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 revenues for mental health services. Basalt officials said they want a commitment that 20 percent of the revenues from the

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Carbondale trustees weigh new conditions for pot operation

October 11, 2017 — After hearing testimony Tuesday evening in a marijuana permit revocation proceeding, Carbondale trustees are considering adding new conditions to the business's permit. The board decided to continue its discussion on the permit of The Laughing Dog Group, a marijuana infused products business that's been the

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