Colorado

Synonyms: 
Denver
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.”

Wed
04
Jul

Marijuana in Colorado: An evolving legal landscape

Colorado’s approach to marijuana has undergone a radical transformation in recent years, and state lawmakers continue to adapt laws to deal with the social and regulatory challenges of this new frontier. So it’s important for parents to keep up with the rules, as they guide and support their children to live healthy, successful lives.

Thankfully, many of the early concerns over legal marijuana's effects on Summit County communities haven't materialized, thanks to the efforts of a broad coalition of local and state government agencies, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Wed
27
Jun

Colorado cannabis community energized by Jared Polis gubernatorial bid

As Colorado voters go to the polls today to choose gubernatorial candidates, the Democratic favorite is Jared Polis—now a progressive member of Congress and perhaps the foremost cannabis advocate on Capitol Hill. Support from the state’s now-formidable cannabis voting bloc could put him on the path to becoming the most herbal-friendly governor in the United States.

The race to succeed two-term Gov. John Hickenlooper is the top item In the Centennial State’s midterm primary today. Colorado has an open primary pursuant to a 2016 voter initiative —which means anyone is free to vote, regardless of party affiliation. And leading the Democratic field by a healthy 13 points is Jared Polis.

Tue
26
Jun

Former Broncos play kickball for cannabis and ex-athletes at 4/20 games

Former NFL running back Reuben Droughns spent eight years avoiding tackles from some of the strongest, meanest men in sports. But on Saturday, June 25, hits were exactly what he was looking for. "We are here to win," he said to his teammates before playing kickball at the 4/20 Games. "And after that, smoke a couple joints!”

Fri
22
Jun

Seven Ways Canada's Legal Weed Will Be Different From Colorado's

Canada became the second country in history (behind Uruguay) to legalize cannabis on a federal level after that country's Senate passed a legalization measure on Tuesday, June 19. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau later announcing that regulated sales would be up and running by October 17.

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