Colorado

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Thu
21
Jun

Colorado offering MMJ research grants, for autism, opioid prevention and more

Clinical trials that study medical marijuana are few and far between because of the plant's federally illegal status. Colorado has been the rare exception to that rule, thanks to the passage of Amendment 64, and now the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment hopes to expand on the state's nine currently funded MMJ studies by offering nearly $3 million more in grants for qualified research efforts.

Thu
21
Jun

Budding friendship: Doctor credits dispensary owner for cannabis education

Since 2011, Dr. Rav Ivker has seen nearly 8,000 medical marijuana patients at his holistic medicine practice in Boulder. Over that same period, Ivker has been in steady contact with David Threlfall, owner of Denver dispensary Trill Evolutions and Boulder's Trill Alternatives, meeting regularly to exchange information gathered from MMJ patient feedback.

Thu
21
Jun

Is FDA-approved cannabidiol a blessing or curse?

A British pharmaceutical company is getting closer to a decision on whether the U.S government will approve the first prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant, but parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide by the end of the month whether to approve GW Pharmaceuticals’ Epidiolex. It’s a purified form of cannabidiol — a component of cannabis that doesn’t get users high — to treat Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes in kids. Both forms of epilepsy are rare.

Wed
20
Jun

Introducing Colorado’s Only 2:1 CBD / THC Gummie: Wana Brands’ Exotic Yuzu Sour Gummies

Boulder, Colorado—June 19, 2018—Market-dominating edibles maker Wana Brands continues to raise the bar for cannabis-infused products with an exotic twist. Yuzu Sour Gummies, which feature a 2:1 CBD / THC ratio, are now available in dispensaries across Colorado.

Wana recently eclipsed other Colorado cannabis companies to become the state’s No. 1 overall cannabis brand, selling more units and dollars than any other company, according to a March 2018 report from point-of-sale tracking firm BDS Analytics.

Wed
20
Jun

How marijuana saved a Colorado town

We often hear about how marijuana legalization has helped fund different educational programs or welfare services, but it turns out for one Colorado town, it basically saved them from economic depression, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Tue
19
Jun

'We made some terrible mistakes': What Canada can learn from Colorado's cannabis legalization experience

When cannabis stores open across Canada later this year, it will look very different than in Colorado

On a blustery New Year’s Day four years ago, throngs of people in toques and jackets lined up in parking lots and on sidewalks across Colorado waiting for the end of prohibition. At 8 a.m., more than two dozen marijuana dispensaries opened their doors for recreational sales. By the end of the first week of sales, locals and tourists alike had reportedly spent US$5 million on weed.

Tue
19
Jun

Social cannabis use areas: If weed really were treated like alcohol

Advocates of Denver's first social cannabis use initiative haven't been shy about their disdain for the city's implementation of the voter-approved measure. After Initiative 300 won in November 2016, it took nearly a year for the city's task force to come up with regulations, and under those rules only one business has been approved so far.

Mon
18
Jun

The 15 best marijuana dispensaries in Denver

Having trouble deciding which dispensary in Denver to visit? Here are a few of our favorites.

Welcome to Denver—ground zero of the green rush. At the end of the first year of recreational cannabis sales in 2014, there were 147 licensed retail stores in Colorado. Cut to five years later and it’s hard to imagine that cannabis was once illegal here, with 529 licensed retail stores in the state (as of May 2018). The majority of our picks are the OGs of Denver’s medical marijuana dispensary scene, first opening their doors in 2009, and since expanding their cannabis offerings for patients and recreational consumers alike.

Mon
18
Jun

Denver now cracking down on marijuana tour buses

Undercover Denver police officers stopped two buses on Friday. Officers cited 31 people who were smoking during the ride on My420 and Colorado Cannabis tour buses.

The city of Denver's Department of Excise and Licenses said this week that marijuana tour buses are operating illegally, despite the drug's legality in Colorado.

Undercover Denver police officers stopped two buses on Friday.

Officers cited 31 people who were smoking during the ride on My420 and Colorado Cannabis tour buses.

Mon
18
Jun

Collateral Impact: Cannabis industry a growing political force beneath the Gold Dome in Denver

The marijuana industry in Colorado has grown quickly into a potent lobbying force at the Capitol.

Marijuana businesses, law firms, consultants and trade organizations spent at least $720,000 on lobbyists during the 2018 legislative session that ran through May 9, according to an analysis by The Gazette.

That was more than oil and gas ($530,000). It was more than grocery and liquor interests combined ($560,000).

The sheer number of marijuana-related bills partly accounts for the big spending. Legislators and lobbyists tackled more than 30 affecting the marijuana and hemp industries.

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