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13 Sweet Leaf budtenders swept up in Denver police raids

Published: Dec 15, 2017, 3:42 pm • Updated: Dec 15, 2017, 6:29 pm By Alicia Wallace and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff The 13 people arrested Thursday in a yearlong investigation into suspected illegal marijuana sales at Sweet Leaf Marijuana

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

Ousted MassRoots CEO reclaims helm of marijuana tech firm

Published: Dec 14, 2017, 8:39 am • Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 9:47 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The chaotic corporate tale of marijuana tech firm MassRoots has entered a new chapter with the Denver-based company making its second

World Health Organization: Initial review of CBD doesn’t warrant scheduling

Published: Dec 13, 2017, 10:08 am • Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 11:26 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff CBD, for now, should not be subject to international drug scheduling, a World Health Organization committee determined in an initial review

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

Student entrepreneur turns worm poop into marijuana fertilizer — and money

Published: Dec 12, 2017, 8:45 am • Updated: Dec 12, 2017, 8:45 am By The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — An entrepreneurial student who turns worm poop into organic fertilizer targeted for marijuana growers is generating buzz and earning

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

Cannabis investors form ‘blank check’ company, file for $50M IPO

Published: Dec 8, 2017, 2:37 pm • Updated: Dec 8, 2017, 2:37 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A “blank check” company focused on acquiring ancillary businesses to the cannabis industry has filed registration documents for a future $50

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

Federal marijuana protections safe for now with stopgap spending bill approval

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 4:56 pm By Alex Pasquariello and Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy

Sessions, in unearthed video, mocks intern who questions his stance on marijuana

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 12:32 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 3:52 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calls a Department of Justice intern who questions his judgment that marijuana was not a healthy

Colorado marijuana dispensary challenges IRS in U.S. Tax Court

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 9:31 am • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 10:06 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As marijuana tax reform efforts petered out on Capitol Hill, another endeavor is before the U.S. Tax Court to let state-legal

Maryland patients’ long wait finally over as MMJ dispensaries open for business

Published: Dec 1, 2017, 3:33 pm • Updated: Dec 1, 2017, 7:28 pm By Brian Witte, The Associated Press ROCKVILLE, Md. — Maryland began the sale of medical marijuana to residents in pain on Friday, ending years of delays by

66 Congress members call for extending protection for medical marijuana states

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 6:25 pm • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 7:13 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff With the current federal appropriations bill set to expire Dec. 8, there’s a new bipartisan call for continuing protection of medical

Sessions says DOJ talked “at some length” about marijuana enforcement

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 6:09 pm • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 6:38 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Even as the U.S. Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration make major moves to stem the opioid crisis, Attorney General Jeff

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

MJ Freeway discloses another cyberattack on the firm, affecting cannabis businesses

Published: Nov 28, 2017, 2:15 pm • Updated: Nov 28, 2017, 2:37 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff MJ Freeway, one of the first companies to create “seed-to-sale” tracking and business software for the legal cannabis industry, has just

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