Colorado

Synonyms: 
Denver
Thu
19
Apr

Colorado: Where does the marijuana tax money go?

One of the most frequent questions asked is: "Where do my marijuana tax dollars go?" A new animated video created by Marijuana Industry Group, whose executive director, Kristi Kelly, has become the face of the cannabis business in Colorado, gets closer to the truth of the matter than anything has in a long, long time.

Thu
19
Apr

Colorado leads the hemp growing industry, but what does that mean?

In Colorado, our legal industry has produced a certain intellectual elitism when it comes to good weed. In other words, the state is crawling with cannabis snobs and marijuana know-it-alls.

Hemp, however, is another issue. Though marijuana’s cannabis cousin also enjoys protections in our state, most of us don’t know quite as much about this miracle plant, beyond the fact that hemp hearts are delicious and CBD from hemp is widespread. So, before you dig into the rest of this issue, here’s a quick explainer, brought to you through the expertise of Duane Sinning, assistant director of the Division of Plant Industry for the Colorado Department of Agriculture.  

What is hemp? Can it get you high?

Wed
18
Apr

Colorado: Thousands admit to driving while high

A state survey found 69 percent of marijuana users have driven under the influence in the past year, and 27 percent admitted to driving high almost daily.

Launched in February, Colorado Department of Transportation's The Cannabis Conversation campaign is part of a statewide initiative to gather feedback and better understand the public's perception and behavior surrounding driving and marijuana use. 

Preliminary results from the survey found that 34 percent of medical marijuana users said they do not think marijuana affects their driving ability, and 10 percent think consuming marijuana makes them a better driver.

Wed
18
Apr

Why the Colorado marijuana tax doesn’t benefit teachers’ pay

As several hundred Colorado teachers marched to the state Capitol on Monday, FOX31 and Channel 2 received several emails asking why Colorado's marijuana money isn't being used for education funding.

More marijuana tax dollars doesn't necessarily mean more money for student funding or teacher pay.

Most of the state's marijuana money goes towards grant programs - for specific projects. Also, some of that money used goes towards school infrastructure improvements and drug education.

It would be up to voters to change where the marijuana money goes and give more money for student funding or teacher pay.

Voters would have to approve a ballot measure to change the law so that marijuana tax money could be allocated for those specific items.

Tue
17
Apr

Colorado just released its legal marijuana data - Guess which profession attracts the most stoners?

As legalization of marijuana – either completely or for medical use – spreads across the United States, the government is understandably trying to keep track of what impact it has on society, if any at all.

The state of Colorado, in which it is legal to smoke pot, has just released its latest survey results on smoking habits, including the most stoned occupation. It probably won’t come as too much of a surprise that those who work in the food industry are the biggest smokers, but the results do give an interesting breakdown into how legalizing the drug has impacted Colorado.  

Mon
16
Apr

HP's retail tech integrated into US startup Flowhub's platform for legalised marijuana market

A US software startup as integrated its retail management platform with HP's point-of-sales system to help Americans quickly set up their own marijuana dispensary.

Based in Denver, Colorado, Flowhub's platform combines its own business management and transactional process tools with the new HP ElitePOS hardware.

The system is aimed at keeping new dispensaries compliant with state laws and regulations and up to date with reporting rules for the booming marijuana industry in the US.

Fri
13
Apr

Breaking: Donald Trump promises to protect states with legalized marijuana

By: Celia Carr, Staff Writer for 420 Intel

President Trump has promised Senator Cory Gardner that he will support efforts made to protect the states that have legalized marijuana.

Trump told Gardner in a call late Wednesday that the cannabis industry in Colorado will not be targeted, the Senator announced Friday.

Trump’s promise to the Senator diffuses the standoff that’s been taking place between Gardner and nominees for the Justice Department.

Fri
13
Apr

Which profession has the highest number of marijuana users?

People can now buy marijuana for medical use in 29 states and the District of Columbia, and eight states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Should employers be worried about safety hazards of marijuana use both on and off the job?

A survey released by the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention (CDC) Thursday may help inform employers in Colorado about marijuana use in their industry.

Fri
13
Apr

Colorado cannabis workers lack safety training, survey shows

Nearly half of workers in Colorado’s legalized cannabis industry have received minimal or no workplace safety training, according to a recent study from the Colorado State University Department of Psychology.

Researchers surveyed 214 workers who had daily contact with cannabis plants or products.

Findings showed that 46 percent of respondents had been given little to no on-the-job training since beginning employment, creating “an imminent need to establish formal health and safety training to implement best practices.”

Thu
12
Apr

Dispensary tasting room bill passes house, heads to senate

A bill that would allow dispensaries to apply for tasting-room licenses continued to build momentum in the Colorado General Assembly on Tuesday, April 10, after passing its third reading in the House.

HB 1258 will now head to the Colorado Senate, but not without a couple of changes from the original version. State Representative Susan Beckman, who opposed the bill in both committee and floor hearings, introduced successful amendments to enforce consumer education at potential tasting rooms and prohibit any dispensaries within 1,000 feet of localities banning cannabis businesses, respectively.

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