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Denver police raid multiple licensed marijuana stores

Published: Dec 14, 2017, 12:25 pm • Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 3:02 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Denver Police Department on Thursday executed search warrants and made arrests at “multiple” licensed marijuana facilities in the metro area, police

Colorado releases a trove of marijuana sales data

Published: Dec 12, 2017, 5:28 pm • Updated: Dec 12, 2017, 5:30 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff No longer will backwards math be needed to determine marijuana sales in Colorado. The Colorado Department of Revenue on Tuesday published

After a hot summer, Colorado’s cannabis sales cool down

Published: Dec 11, 2017, 6:24 pm • Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 7:46 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s cannabis sales have chilled from their seasonal summer highs. After three consecutive months of $136 million in combined recreational and medical

Denver marijuana regulators’ oversight improved, but still lacking tax transparency, auditor says

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 4:49 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 5:04 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Denver’s Office of Marijuana Policy has successfully implemented some suggestions made last year by the city’s auditor; however, the regulatory office

Cannabis tech firms MassRoots, New Frontier team up on consumer data

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 7:31 am • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 3:19 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The next move for Denver’s MassRoots Inc. is a data play. MassRoots, the marijuana social media and tech company recently in

New rules for Colorado marijuana industry focus on boosting research, consumer safety

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 6:42 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 6:42 pm By Alicia Wallace and Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Changes to the rules governing Colorado’s cannabis industry go into effect Jan. 1, including a groundbreaking path for

MassRoots founder initiates proxy battle to overthrow marijuana firm’s board, leadership

Published: Nov 20, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Nov 20, 2017, 5:18 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The embattled former CEO of MassRoots Inc. launched a counteroffensive against the firm that is now suing him. MassRoots founder Isaac

MassRoots sues founder, former CEO, alleging “serious misconduct”

Published: Nov 20, 2017, 1:56 pm • Updated: Nov 20, 2017, 5:35 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff MassRoots Inc. last month jettisoned its CEO for alleged “serious misconduct” — claims of sex, drugs and misuse of funds —

With Denver’s ban on 4/20 rally organizer upheld, lawyer vows to fight any similar marijuana event

Published: Nov 17, 2017, 2:46 pm • Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 7:00 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff If there’s a 4/20 rally celebrating marijuana in Denver’s Civic Center Park on April 20, 2018, it will likely be under

MassRoots officials: “Right team and right plan” in place for growth

Published: Nov 16, 2017, 5:24 pm • Updated: Nov 16, 2017, 5:30 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff MassRoots Inc.’s new CEO on Thursday sought to put a “weak” quarter and previous leadership in the rear-view mirror, telling investors

Sen. Cory Gardner to co-sponsor federal bill to let canna-businesses take tax deductions

Published: Nov 15, 2017, 10:54 am • Updated: Nov 15, 2017, 11:08 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, is backing federal legislation that would allow state-legal marijuana businesses to claim tax deductions

MassRoots quarterly revenue tanks

Published: Nov 14, 2017, 8:34 pm • Updated: Nov 14, 2017, 10:05 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff MassRoots Inc. reported Tuesday that its third-quarter revenue had plunged precipitously and it would need to raise at least $2.5 million

Colorado marijuana shops maintain $136M pace for third straight month

Published: Nov 9, 2017, 4:11 pm • Updated: Nov 9, 2017, 5:27 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado marijuana sales are holding steady. Cannabis shops across the state sold a little more than $136.6 million in flower, edibles,

Complete Colorado election results for 2017 cannabis issues

Published: Nov 8, 2017, 5:11 pm • Updated: Nov 8, 2017, 7:11 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff A Colorado city known for its cantaloupes will soon be known for its recreational cannabis. Three cities in southern Colorado —

GOP backer of 2012 Colorado marijuana legalization vote: “Experiment in liberty is working”

Published: Nov 7, 2017, 3:16 pm • Updated: Nov 7, 2017, 4:33 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff If Tom Tancredo had it to do over again, he’d still support Colorado’s marijuana-legalizing Amendment 64 – even though he thinks

Garden store a front for career criminal’s marijuana ring, Colorado police say

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 6:53 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 6:53 pm By Tommy Simmons, The Tribune After months of investigation, Colorado police Wednesday arrested three people in connection with a marijuana trafficking ring they say used a Greeley

MJ Freeway software firm fights cyberattacks, outages, missed deadlines and negative press

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 2:41 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 3:40 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff It’s been a brutal year for Denver-based MJ Freeway, the pioneering firm that creates “seed-to-sale” tracking and business software for the

Colorado budget proposal calls for new task force to target illegal marijuana ops

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 6:35 pm • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 6:35 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado aims to establish a state law enforcement unit dedicated to investigating and, ideally, eradicating illegal marijuana grow operations that have