Colorado

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Denver
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20
Jul

New surveys find more adults in Colorado using marijuana; underage use remains steady

More adults in Colorado are using marijuana, while its use among middle and high school age students has remained steady, according to surveys by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The 2017 Healthy Kids Colorado survey found Colorado middle and high schoolers who said they use marijuana was 1 percent below the national average of 20 percent in 2017. However, Colorado kids thought four times as many of their peers used marijuana.

“This discrepancy between perception and reality opens the door for our youth public education campaigns showing it is the norm for youth not to use, thus helping remove perceived pressure youth may feel from peers,” the department said in a news release Thursday.

Fri
20
Jul

Where will Colorado's pot industry be in 2022?

Although Colorado's legal cannabis industry has maintained a steady pace of increasing revenues over the years, a new market report from one of pot's leading economic-research teams says it could be time to prepare for a plateau.

Thu
19
Jul

Colorado woman denied late husband’s benefits because he had marijuana in his system

Usually, state laws run into conflicts with the federal ban on cannabis.

This time, however, Colorado’s laws are in conflict with themselves.

In weed-legal Colorado, the family of a worker who died on the job will get just half of his workers’ compensation benefits because a postmortem toxicology report found THC in the man’s blood.

 

Thu
19
Jul

Colorado is using $3 million from marijuana tax to provide food and housing for the homeless

The debate about the legalization of marijuana has been prevalent in North American culture for over 50 years. The decision by the state of Colorado in October 2014 to legalize marijuana for recreational use was seen a revolutionary by those on both sides of the divide.

Fri
13
Jul

Cheaper cannabis leads to falling revenue in Colorado marijuana sales

Total revenue collected from legal cannabis sales in Colorado fell again in May, according to Colorado Department of Revenue data. Legal pot sales accounted for about $122.9 million in May, DOR records show, slipping over $1.4 million from April's total and dipping slightly below sales in May 2017.

Fri
13
Jul

What Michigan needs to learn from Colorado's legalized marijuana

Ashley and Ryan picked Denver as the perfect spot for their weed-infused honeymoon.

Robert, a well-to-do contractor from Houston, mixed a little R&R — reefer and recreation — with his latest business trip to Colorado. And Tyrell Towle, a chemist from Washington state, chose Denver as the spot for his home and job after getting a master's degree in chemistry in Iowa.

The four have little in common, but there is one key thing that ties them together: marijuana.

Fri
06
Jul

A survey suggesting homeless people have come to Colorado for the legal cannabis is attracting some heat

Over one-third of incarcerated homeless people in Colorado who have migrated to the state since 2012 have signalled legal cannabis as one of the reasons for their move, according to a new study. But there seems to be little consensus over the significance of this report, writes Calvin Hughes.

The study was commissioned by the Colorado Division of Criminal Justice and surveyed 507 mostly homeless inmates across seven cities and county jails in Colorado. The results seem to bolster local law enforcement's claim that legal cannabis has been attracting homeless people to Colorado. Of course, this is not the whole story.

Fri
06
Jul

Sweet Leaf officially ceases to exist in Denver

Denver wiped itself clean of Sweet Leaf marijuana stores today, July 5, after Denver's Department of Excise and Licenses executive director Ashley Kilroy revoked all of the dispensary chain's business licenses within city limits. The decision was somewhat expected, as city hearing officer Suzanne Fasing recommended the same move in April after a five-day hearing over the fate of the company's licenses.

Fri
06
Jul

Increased adult-use of cannabis products are pushing the market upward

Earlier this year, California began legal sales of cannabis products for recreational use and since then, further political changes have been planned. Meanwhile, states reap the benefits from the new growing market.

Fortune reported that, "in order to collect USD 1 Billion a year in taxes, the state will need to reach a projected USD 7 Billion in annual legal recreational cannabis sales.

At that rate, California would easily be the country's largest legal marijuana market, as the entire legal cannabis industry in the U.S. is expected to pull in roughly USD 10 Billion in total sales for 2017.

That number would almost certainly get a boost in the coming years, as legal markets grow in California and other states, such as Nevada and Massachusetts.”

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