Tag Archives: Colorado News

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

What now? Experts and politicians weigh in on potential impact of Sessions’ rollback of marijuana policy

Published: Jan 4, 2018, 2:28 pm • Updated: Jan 4, 2018, 7:55 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Days after California became the largest U.S. state to initiate regulated sales of cannabis to adults, a wave of uncertainty has

The story behind the undercover investigation that led to the Sweet Leaf raids

Published: Dec 28, 2017, 6:49 pm • Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 7:06 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A budtender’s six-month stint at the Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center in Aurora came with no incidents — no activity recognizable as

Denver DA files charges against Sweet Leaf budtenders allegedly involved in “looping” marijuana sales

Published: Dec 28, 2017, 1:08 pm • Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 2:44 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The Denver District Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced charges filed against 10 Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center budtenders arrested following a Denver

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 —

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