Category Archives: 420 News

Colorado marijuana bus tours view themselves as industry ambassadors

DENVER — “Welcome to the party bus.” That’s what tour guide Alyse Morgan told 20-plus tourists who were riding in a marijuana bus tour on a hot May Friday. It was a rare chance for them to consume a plant

Denver, Thornton mayors join with other U.S. city leaders to call for federal marijuana policy reforms

The Denver and Thornton mayors have joined a new coalition of U.S. city leaders that will lobby Congress and the Trump administration to increase local control over marijuana policy. Announced during the weekend meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Donald Trump would “probably” support legalizing Colorado’s marijuana industry — through bid by Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON — A bill that would protect state marijuana laws from federal interference received a major plug on Friday when President Donald Trump said he likely would back the measure — introduced a day earlier by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth

Colorado’s marijuana industry would get bank access, federal OK under bill from Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. But what are its chances?

WASHINGTON — The federal government would be forced to respect state laws on marijuana under a bill introduced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. The measure, which is welcomed by the cannabis industry but faces a tough

Colorado’s legalized marijuana would be federally lawful under bill introduced by Cory Gardner, Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON — Marijuana would be legal federally in states that already have approved the drug’s use under a bill introduced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. The measure, unveiled at a Capitol Hill news conference, wouldn’t legalize

School nurses can treat students with medical marijuana, thanks to law green-lit by Gov. Hickenlooper

School nurses in Colorado now can administer nonsmokable medical marijuana to students whose parents have given permission. Colorado law already permitted parents to give their children medical marijuana at school, typically for treating seizures. A new law signed this week

Denver seeks to revoke Cheba Hut liquor license following 4/20 event

The sandwiches apparently weren’t the only ones getting toasted on April 20 at a Cheba Hut location in Denver, and the sub shop’s liquor license now hangs in the balance for alleged violations of the city’s public cannabis consumption laws.

Hickenlooper vetoes bill that would have allowed first-in-the-nation marijuana “tasting rooms”

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday vetoed a bill that would have allowed licensed marijuana “tasting rooms” in Colorado — in what would have been a first-in-the-nation endeavor — citing health and safety concerns. House Bill 1258 would have allowed adults

Glut of marijuana in Oregon is cautionary tale, experts say

GILLIAN FLACCUS PORTLAND, Ore. — When Oregon lawmakers created the state’s legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market. That meant low barriers for entering the

Hemp products now regulated like food ingredients in Colorado

No ganja yoga yet: Denver denies license for marijuana spa, citing proximity to child-care center

Greeley man arrested for pot trafficking had 412 plants in his basement, cops say

A Greeley man who was arrested for his suspected involvement in a multi-state marijuana trafficking ring had 412 plants growing in his basement when he was taken into custody, according to an affidavit for his arrest. Yong Chen, 47, also is suspected

Man sentenced up to 12 years in prison for two armed robberies of same Denver pot shop

One of four men charged with marijuana store robberies in Denver pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced up to 12 years in prison. Tayone Givens, 21, pleaded guilty in Denver District Court to two counts of aggravated robbery, one count

500 tons of marijuana was produced for sale in Colorado last year

Colorado’s legal marijuana grows produced tons of cannabis last year — nearly 500 tons to be more exact. And Colorado’s cannabis consumers ate, smoked, vaped and dabbed that right up. Colorado’s marijuana shops sold 11.1 million edibles, 411,000 pounds of

New monthly high for Nevada pot sales; top projections again

RENO, Nev. — Nevada marijuana sales continue to outpace projections, reaching the highest monthly total in March since recreational sales became legal last July. The Nevada Department of Taxation said Wednesday taxable sales of adult-use marijuana topped $41 million in

Women look to make mark on male-dominated marijuana industry

JUNEAU, Alaska — When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. The lack of diversity struck the then-college student,

Los Angeles for tourists: Hollywood, beaches — and pot?

By Marjorie Miller, The Associated Press WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California this year, and the industry is targeting tourists as well as locals, with tours, shops, lodging and ads. “Just seconds from LAX,” says

“Meg the Budtender” takes lead on new Colorado marijuana education campaign

Colorado’s cannabis education campaigns are advancing beyond Legal Marijuana 101. “Responsibility Grows Here,” the new public education push unveiled Monday by the state health department, will include four targeted campaigns addressing consumers, youth, trusted adults, and pregnant and breastfeeding women. “We’ve

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