Category Archives: 420 News

Mandatory testing costly for Colorado marijuana growers

By Bart Schaneman DENVER — 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

Denver’s second licensed social marijuana business to open this fall as vaping bar and lounge

Denver’s licensing director signed off Friday on the city’s second license for a marijuana consumption area in a business, paving the way for a vaping bar and lounge to open this fall. The owners of Vape and Play plan to

Backyard marijuana grow bust in Pueblo West yields 57 plants worth estimated $171K

A 58-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday afternoon when sheriff’s deputies found a suspected illegal marijuana grow, and evidence of a butane hash oil operation, at a Pueblo West home. Debra Luck was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with

Corona beer brewer extends pot bet with $3.8 billion investment

By Eric Pfanner, Kristine Owram and Jen Skerritt Constellation Brands is spending C$5 billion ($3.8 billion) to boost its stake in Canadian cannabis grower Canopy Growth Corp., betting legalization of the drug will continue to gain traction in the U.S.

1 in 7 Canadian pot users drove high in the past 3 months

By Amanda Coletta, Special To The Washington Post TORONTO – With two months to go before recreational cannabis is legalized in Canada on Oct. 17, new data from the country’s national statistics agency is stoking fears about drugged driving and

Federal agencies removed more than 71,000 marijuana plants from Colorado public lands in 2017

Federal agencies removed more than 71,000 marijuana plants from public lands during last year’s growing season, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Colorado office. The plants were growing illegally on about 38 acres, not including the islands

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

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