Category Archives: 420 News

Sweet Leaf cannabis business co-owners hit with $8.8M judgment

The embattled owners of a once-thriving string of cannabis businesses along Colorado’s Front Range have been ordered by a Denver judge to pay $8.8 million after finding they failed to honor commitments to the owner of properties they were buying

Cory Gardner will try to pass marijuana banking, other reforms in the Senate next week

Marijuana businesses in Colorado and across the country are anxiously awaiting a move by Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, next week that could completely transform the way they do business. Gardner plans to introduce an amendment Monday that, if passed, would

Colorado Supreme Court to hear arguments in case that will decide future of pot-sniffing police dogs

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

Six alleged illegal retail pot shops busted in Colorado Springs; $1.375M seized, police say

Business was booming at several Colorado Springs marijuana shops, despite local ordinances that prohibit the retail sale of marijuana and pot products. Following a lengthy investigation, multiple executed search warrants, an arrest and additional arrest warrants issued, police on Tuesday

Marijuana education or illegal drug-selling? Instagram’s not sure

By the time they opened this spring, the founders of the Peake ReLeaf medical cannabis shop in Rockville, Md., had already created a social media following. They knew that promoting cannabis on Instagram — often the platform of choice in

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

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

The Spot: Denver politics are about to take center stage and what’s coming in 2019 for marijuana

Let’s get something out of the way: I am not Nic Garcia. Your usual host is vacationing, and hopefully taking a break from Colorado’s news cycle. Instead, you’re stuck with Andrew Kenney. You can call me Andy. The Post hired

Pot delivery? It’s one possibility as Colorado revisits marijuana laws

Few people in Colorado have frustrated the cannabis industry more than Gov. John Hickenlooper this year. When lawmakers decided to let people vaporize weed in dispensary “tasting rooms,” Hickenlooper vetoed it. The next day, he rejected a bill to allow

Canada’s pot industry so hot it’s importing workers

It was mid-summer, fewer than three months before Canada legalized recreational marijuana, and Vic Neufeld had a problem. The chief executive officer of Aphria had just hired 50 people to work in the pot producer’s greenhouse in Leamington, Ontario, and

Loveland illegal pot operation dismantled by police

The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force executed three search warrants Nov. 30 on warehouses in the 1500 block of Taurus Court, where authorities found 856 live cannabis plants, according to a Tuesday afternoon release. The plants weighed in at 1,160

Colorado should wipe low-level marijuana convictions clean

Possessing small amounts of marijuana has been legal in Colorado now for six years, and yet convictions still haunt those who got caught with a small amount of pot or paraphernalia before voters approved Amendment 64 in 2012. Slowly laws

Marijuana on your criminal record? Denver will help clear it, mayor says.

Colorado may be the mecca of legal marijuana, but the state’s old drug laws still loom large. More than 10,000 people in Denver alone were convicted of low-level cannabis crimes between 2001 and 2013. Those offenses — such as possessing

“Capitalistic” United States faces Canada fight for cannabis supremacy

A key question has emerged as investors pour billions of dollars into the marijuana industry: Will it be U.S. or Canadian companies that win the race for cannabis supremacy? Businesses in Canada licensed to grow and sell weed have a

Boulder County district attorney wants to toss 4,000 past marijuana convictions

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office is preparing to vacate and seal thousands of marijuana possession convictions in light of voters legalizing marijuana in 2012. Boulder County Assistant District Attorney Ken Kupfner said the DA’s office took a look back

Recall issued for Boulder-grown marijuana after pesticide residues detected

The Colorado Department of Revenue has issued a safety and health advisory after potentially unsafe pesticide residues were found on certain medical marijuana plant material and products. The revenue department, in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the

Boulder-based Vera aims to take high energy use out of marijuana cultivation equation

Alex Park and his two partners wanted to grow cannabis commercially without using an excessive amount of energy, a problem that has plagued indoor marijuana cultivation. The young entrepreneurs, who have been friends since their days at the University of

Marijuana movement energized with Sessions out as attorney general

He described marijuana as a “very real danger” and has said its effects are “only slightly less awful” than those of heroin. Once, during a drug hearing when he was a senator, he said he wanted to send a clear

Marijuana is getting cheaper. For Colorado and some states, that’s a problem

Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was legalized. Although this implies that some marijuana entrepreneurs are going to go bankrupt,

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