Tag Archives: Colorado News

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

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

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.

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

“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

Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers should be stripped of licenses after illegal sales scheme, hearing officer rules

The Sweet Leaf dispensary chain, shut down in December after a police sting, was a criminal enterprise that pocketed millions from an illicit “looping” scheme that allowed customers to purchase the maximum amount of marijuana multiple times in a day,

MassRoots now headquartered in Denver co-working space, repaying its debt obligations, CEO tells shareholders

Published: Feb 1, 2018, 5:36 pm • Updated: Feb 1, 2018, 5:52 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana tech firm MassRoots Inc. has relocated its corporate headquarters to a Denver co-working space after being evicted from its office

Colorado marijuana deliveries could be arriving this fall, if legislature agrees

Published: Jan 30, 2018, 2:27 pm • Updated: Jan 30, 2018, 4:16 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado legislators are taking another spin through marijuana delivery regulations. A new bill aims to establish a marijuana delivery pilot program

Denver hydroponics retail chain expands to New England, improves positioning in legal cannabis states

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 5:08 pm • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 5:09 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff GrowGeneration Corp., a Denver-based chain of hydroponic retail stores, planted some East Coast roots Wednesday by snapping up a hydroponic equipment

Could Sessions’ marijuana policy shift benefit the cannabis industry in 2018?

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 1:23 pm • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 1:24 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Uncertainty interjected into the cannabis industry earlier this month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could create new opportunities for the

Colorado sticking with METRC for marijuana seed to sale tracking

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 10:31 am • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 11:51 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado will stick with the familiar when it comes to tracking marijuana from seed to sale. The Colorado Department of Revenue

Congressmen: Rescinding marijuana banking guidance would be ‘dangerous and imprudent’

Published: Jan 17, 2018, 12:32 pm • Updated: Jan 17, 2018, 1:03 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Longtime congressional proponents of marijuana banking provisions are urging the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to keep intact marijuana banking

Colo. congressional members assured by U.S. Attorney they shouldn’t expect marijuana prosecutions to rise

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 11:20 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 12:43 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Members of Colorado congressional delegation say they were reassured by their state’s U.S. Attorney that the disappearance of Obama-era marijuana guidance

Attorney for Sweet Leaf budtenders files to dismiss felony marijuana charges

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 12:55 pm • Updated: Jan 11, 2018, 3:55 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Four Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center budtenders facing felony charges for alleged illegal distribution of marijuana are immune from Colorado criminal prosecution

Colorado marijuana shops ring up nearly $120 million in sales in November

Published: Jan 10, 2018, 5:52 pm • Updated: Jan 10, 2018, 5:55 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The pace of Colorado marijuana sales in November continued to ease from a breakneck sprint to a brisk walk. Marijuana shops

Colorado Rep. DeGette convenes delegation to respond to Sessions, discuss federal marijuana protections

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 6:27 pm • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 6:32 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s congressional delegation convened an emergency meeting Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to shore up protections for state-legal marijuana operations and, in

Colorado Congress members send letter to Sessions, urging reinstatement of Cole Memo

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 2:11 pm • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 6:28 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado congressional legislators fired off a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking that he reconsider last week’s rescission

Federal marijuana bills boosted by new supporters as Congress gets back to work

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 9:49 am • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 12:28 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Lawmakers lined up behind several cannabis-related House bills in the wake of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy shift last week

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