Category Archives: 420 News

Denver marijuana sales reach record high of $587 million, sales across state continue to rise

Denver dispensaries sold more than $587 million in marijuana in 2017 even as sales in shops in other parts of the state continue to grow. Retail sales totaled $377 million in Denver, according to the city’s annual report on the marijuana

FBI, DEA orchestrate massive raid of suspected illegal marijuana grow operations across Denver metro area

Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI agents joined state and local agencies in a massive, coordinated raid of more than a dozen suspected illegal marijuana growing operations across the Denver metro area Thursday morning, federal officials say. Drug investigators began serving

How many Coloradans are driving high? New report offers one answer

Four years after the legalization of recreational pot sales, state officials are another step closer to determining how the change is affecting the safety of Colorado’s roads — but many obstacles remain. About 73 percent of some 4,000 drivers charged

Men in their 20s accounted for nearly a third of all Colorado DUI cases last year, report finds

Men in their 20s accounted for nearly a third of all DUI cases in Colorado in 2016, according to a first-of-its-kind comprehensive report on impaired driving in the state that also found most people charged with DUI are ultimately convicted.

Oregon has pot oversupply; Colorado hits the mark

PORTLAND — Two of the first states to broadly legalize marijuana took different approaches to regulation that left Oregon with a vast oversupply and Colorado with a well-balanced market. But in both states prices for bud have plummeted. A new

Molson Coors wants to sell pot-infused drinks in Canada

DENVER — Molson Coors will attempt to sell pot-infused drinks in Canada, where consumable marijuana will become legal next year. Molson Coors Brewing Co. is based in Denver. Colorado, along with Washington, were the first states to legalize recreational use

Colorado medical marijuana companies embroiled in federal patent dispute

A Colorado cannabis company has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit in Denver federal court claiming a rival in Conifer filched its cannabinoid medical product formula. United Cannabis Corporation of Golden (UCANN) filed the lawsuit in Denver U.S. District Court Monday against

Sweet Leaf case puts Colorado’s marijuana enforcement system to the test

By all appearances, Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers was a cannabis success story. In early December, Sweet Leaf had grown to 300 employees, brought in upward of $5 million in sales monthly, and expanded across Colorado’s Front Range with an eye

Former CU Regent Bob Sievers studying medicinal uses for hemp

Where alfalfa once grew on a plot in unincorporated Boulder County, fledgling hemp plants are pushing skyward. On a recent weekday, Bob Sievers settled under a white canopy to shield himself from the sun and watched as workers dug holes

Synthetic marijuana, bright lights could help dementia patients

Synthetic marijuana and brighter lights could help improve the lives of people with dementia, according to new research presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago. Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are best known for the breakdown in

Santa Rosa Hydroponics sold to Colorado retail chain GrowGeneration

During the Gold Rush, it was the merchants selling sifting pans who struck it rich and not the legions of 19th century fortune seekers looking for wealth in California’s rivers. Santa Rosa brothers Rick and Jason Barretta applied that wisdom

Home Alone’s Macaulay Culkin gallivanted around Denver with stops at Casa Bonita and VooDoo Doughnut

Check for booby traps, Denver. Kevin McAllister is in town. Macaulay Culkin is best known for his role as the clever robber-combating McAllister in the 1990s classic “Home Alone.” He now runs Bunny Ears, a spoof magazine and podcast. Read

Colorado denies widow half of late husband’s workers’ compensation due to his marijuana use

DENVER — The state of Colorado is denying half the workers’ compensation death benefits to a woman whose husband died while working on a ski lift because he had marijuana in his system. KMGH-TV reports Erika Lee’s husband, Adam Lee,

When marijuana is legal in Canada, Americans are expected to flock. But the border, and US law, stands in the way.

By Lornet Turnbull and Katie Zezima, The Washington Post BLAINE, Wash. – Recreational marijuana has been legal here in Washington state since 2014. Adults just a few miles away in Canada also will be able to legally buy and smoke

Colorado names new director to oversee marijuana in the state

Dominique Mendiola has been named the state’s new director of marijuana coordination. Mendiola, who has worked with the state Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division since 2014, serving as the deputy director, replaces Mark Bolton. As director, Mendiola will manage marijuana policy issues

Longmont announces pot shop picks

Longmont officials on Monday announced the four businesses that will be permitted to operate retail marijuana sales establishments within the city limits. The four are The Green Solution, 206 S. Main St.; The Medicine Man, 500 E. Rogers Road; Terrapin

Marijuana industry needs protection from federal enforcement policies

Last week, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock – a former opponent of legalizing marijuana in Colorado – rallied colleagues from other cities to form a coalition supporting a bill introduced by Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who also opposed marijuana legalization.

Marijuana addiction is real, and rising

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — For as long as most residents can remember, smoking marijuana has been a part of life here. The fact that California legalized the practice in January went practically unnoticed in this quiet town a half-hour’s drive

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