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Molson Coors wants to sell pot-infused drinks in Canada

DENVER — Molson Coors will attempt to sell pot-infused drinks in Canada, where consumable marijuana will become legal next year. Molson Coors Brewing Co. is based in Denver. Colorado, along with Washington, were the first states to legalize recreational use

Colorado medical marijuana companies embroiled in federal patent dispute

A Colorado cannabis company has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit in Denver federal court claiming a rival in Conifer filched its cannabinoid medical product formula. United Cannabis Corporation of Golden (UCANN) filed the lawsuit in Denver U.S. District Court Monday against

Former CU Regent Bob Sievers studying medicinal uses for hemp

Where alfalfa once grew on a plot in unincorporated Boulder County, fledgling hemp plants are pushing skyward. On a recent weekday, Bob Sievers settled under a white canopy to shield himself from the sun and watched as workers dug holes

Synthetic marijuana, bright lights could help dementia patients

Synthetic marijuana and brighter lights could help improve the lives of people with dementia, according to new research presented Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago. Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are best known for the breakdown in

Colorado denies widow half of late husband’s workers’ compensation due to his marijuana use

DENVER — The state of Colorado is denying half the workers’ compensation death benefits to a woman whose husband died while working on a ski lift because he had marijuana in his system. KMGH-TV reports Erika Lee’s husband, Adam Lee,

When marijuana is legal in Canada, Americans are expected to flock. But the border, and US law, stands in the way.

By Lornet Turnbull and Katie Zezima, The Washington Post BLAINE, Wash. – Recreational marijuana has been legal here in Washington state since 2014. Adults just a few miles away in Canada also will be able to legally buy and smoke

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

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