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U.S. Senate confirms Jason Dunn as next U.S. Attorney for Colorado

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Jason Dunn as the next U.S. attorney for Colorado and Wyoming, putting President Donald Trump’s nominee into the position. The Senate confirmed Dunn with a voice vote on Thursday evening, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s office

White House drug office vows objective pot study, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet says

A White House drug office official has offered assurances that a marijuana policy panel will be objective and dispassionate as it examines the impact of legalization in some states, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet said. The vow came after BuzzFeed reported

Denver crackdown on marijuana tour buses heads to court while city task force says “legalize it.”

Two months after undercover Denver police officers led a raid on marijuana party buses, the case is heading toward a trial. The tour buses, which are still operating, allow paying customers to use cannabis while they ride between dispensaries and

LAX allows pot in airport but TSA says it’s still a crime

LOS ANGELES — Here’s another thing travelers can consider bringing when a trip takes them through Los Angeles International Airport — marijuana. Just be careful about carrying it onto the plane. A written policy posted by airport police says small

California pot products seeing big safety testing failure rate

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 20 percent of marijuana products in California have failed tests for potency and purity since the state started requiring the checks on July 1, a failure rate some in the industry say has more to do

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

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