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Some parents fear changes to state laws as FDA weighs use of CBD pharmaceuticals

COLORADO SPRINGS — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug

Colorado marijuana bus tours view themselves as industry ambassadors

DENVER — “Welcome to the party bus.” That’s what tour guide Alyse Morgan told 20-plus tourists who were riding in a marijuana bus tour on a hot May Friday. It was a rare chance for them to consume a plant

Denver, Thornton mayors join with other U.S. city leaders to call for federal marijuana policy reforms

The Denver and Thornton mayors have joined a new coalition of U.S. city leaders that will lobby Congress and the Trump administration to increase local control over marijuana policy. Announced during the weekend meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors

Colorado’s marijuana industry would get bank access, federal OK under bill from Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. But what are its chances?

WASHINGTON — The federal government would be forced to respect state laws on marijuana under a bill introduced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. The measure, which is welcomed by the cannabis industry but faces a tough

Colorado’s legalized marijuana would be federally lawful under bill introduced by Cory Gardner, Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON — Marijuana would be legal federally in states that already have approved the drug’s use under a bill introduced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. The measure, unveiled at a Capitol Hill news conference, wouldn’t legalize

School nurses can treat students with medical marijuana, thanks to law green-lit by Gov. Hickenlooper

School nurses in Colorado now can administer nonsmokable medical marijuana to students whose parents have given permission. Colorado law already permitted parents to give their children medical marijuana at school, typically for treating seizures. A new law signed this week

Glut of marijuana in Oregon is cautionary tale, experts say

GILLIAN FLACCUS PORTLAND, Ore. — When Oregon lawmakers created the state’s legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market. That meant low barriers for entering the

Hemp products now regulated like food ingredients in Colorado

Frisco, Colorado to Vice Media: Don’t smoke marijuana in public

Frisco’s marketing department doesn’t have a problem with Vice Media coming to town, but it would like the news and culture site to follow the rules if it returns to film another installment of its marijuana web series “Blunt Reviews.”

Legalizing and taxing marijuana boosts government revenue – a little, report says

A new report finds that legalizing and taxing marijuana boosts revenue for state and local governments, but not by much. The credit rating agency Moody’s Investor Service says in a study released Tuesday that legalizing recreational use of marijuana brings

Colorado’s first-in-the-nation marijuana “tasting rooms” bill heads to Hickenlooper’s desk

Licensed marijuana “tasting rooms” could be operating in Colorado by this time next year if Gov. John Hickenlooper signs a first-of-its-kind bill that state lawmakers sent to his desk Thursday. The bill allows adults at current recreational marijuana retailers to

More businesses are mellowing out over hiring pot smokers

WASHINGTON — FPI Management, a property company in California, wants to hire dozens of people. Factories from New Hampshire to Michigan need workers. Hotels in Las Vegas are desperate to fill jobs. Those employers and many others are quietly taking

Missouri House votes to legalize medical marijuana

By Blake Nelson, The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri voters may have the option to legalize medical marijuana this November. Lawmakers are rushing to get there first. The Missouri House voted Tuesday to legalize medical marijuana and Republican

Pot industry pleads its case against potential Texas CBD ban

DENVER — A month after a Texas health agency proposed cracking down on CBD, the cannabis industry is actively trying to change the minds of health authorities about CBD to keep the products on shelves throughout the state.The confusion started

Pass the hemp: Colorado prepares to regulate the plant like any other food ingredient

With the stroke of a pen, hemp could be treated like any other food ingredient under Colorado law. A bill is on its way to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk to apply existing food manufacturing guidelines to products such as hemp

Pharmaceutical CBD bill heads to Colorado governor

A bill that creates a lane for the prescribing of FDA-approved CBD medicines in Colorado is now on the road to the governor’s desk. Members of the Colorado Senate on Tuesday morning unanimously passed House Bill 1187, which would allow

Colorado senators throw their support behind Majority Leader McConnell’s hemp bill

The U.S. senators from cannabis-friendly Colorado are formally supporting a federal push to legalize hemp. Sens. Michael Bennet, a Democrat, and Cory Gardner, a Republican, signed on as co-sponsors of the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch

Op ed: What’s up with politicians suddenly embracing marijuana?

It’s not just because it’s 4/20 – though that contributed to at least one major senator’s announcement that he’s come around to the idea of decriminalizing marijuana. Marijuana legalization advocates say they’ve had the best week in Washington since, well,

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