Colorado

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Denver
Thu
31
May

Denver denies social-use permit for marijuana spa because of 19.07 feet

The only things standing between this business owner and her pot spa are 19 feet and a bunch of red tape.

The city of Denver Wednesday denied an application for a cannabis social-use permit for a business that wanted to open a marijuana spa in a historic mansion in the Capital Hill Neighborhood, citing a city rule prohibiting social-use facilities from opening within a thousand feet of childcare centers.

Utopia was seeking the license to open in Creswell Mansion on Grant Street that used to house the Marijuana Policy Project and the law firm Vicente-Sederberg, which lobbied for the passage of Amendment 64, legalizing recreational marijuana use in Colorado.

Wed
30
May

How legalizing marijuana is good for the environment

Don't forget the eco impact of growing cannabis.

Often when we discuss motivations behind cannabis legalization, we discuss medicinal benefits for humans. We talk about marijuana as an alternative to alcohol (recreationally) or destructive opioids (medicinally). We list how marijuana can reduce seizures in epileptic patients help veterans manage PTSD symptoms. I haven’t mentioned cancer or chronic pain, but you get the point by now.

Wed
30
May

Recreational booming, medical slowing in latest Colorado cannabis stats

The number of licensed recreational marijuana establishments in the state has nearly doubled over the past three years, leaping from 833 in December 2014 to 1,520 in December 2017.

Mon
28
May

Authorities attempt to enforce cannabis-impaired driving

While experts agree that stoned driving cannot be regulated in the same way as drunk driving, the question remains: Can legislators and law enforcement meet the unique challenges presented by cannabis consumption behind the wheel?

Every few weeks, Chris Halsor has volunteers in Colorado take part in a scenario that at first blush seems too good to be true. He transports them, free of charge, to a respectable hotel where, in a comfy, goody-filled RV in the parking lot, he has them get really high.

There’s only one rub: After they’re nice and stoned, they’re escorted to a hotel conference room filled with prosecutors and cops.

Mon
28
May

Marijuana sales margins tilted toward 'recreational' pot in Colorado in 2017, new data shows

The margin between overall sales of adult-use marijuana and medical marijuana grew steadily through 2017 in Colorado, according to new data from the state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division released Friday.

The margin between overall sales of marijuana flower between the adult-use industry (a new term used by the MED this year in lieu of “retail”) and the medical industry went from 24 percent in January to 44 percent in December.

Mon
28
May

Why Colorado's black market for marijuana is booming 4 years after legalization

Marijuana grown in Colorado, the land of legal weed, is being smuggled out to states where it is still illegal.

When recreational marijuana went on sale in Colorado in 2014, the government's goal was to regulate and tax a drug that was already widely used and to squeeze out dealers and traffickers in the process.

But law enforcement authorities in the state say legalization has done the exact opposite.

Even though there are more than 500 recreational marijuana dispensaries in the state, the black market is booming. It's being driven by criminal organizations that grow weed in Colorado and smuggle their crop into states where it is still illegal and can be sold for a much greater profit. 

Mon
28
May

The Sprinkles of Cannabis Offers Consumers a New Kind of Edible - Cupcakes!

Jade & Jane launches a one of a kind cannabis-infused, single serving 10mg THC cupcake edibles line in Colorado.

DENVER, CO, May. 23, 2018 — Cannabis cupcake company, Jade & Jane, broadens consumer's choices in the edibles market with recent introduction of single serving, recreational 10mg THC-infused cupcakes. Jade & Jane's products are available to retail customers through licensed Colorado recreational dispensaries. Wholesale dispensary customers may contact Jade & Jane to place orders. Ordering through LeafLink is coming soon.

Fri
25
May

More people in Colorado are smoking weed than ever before, study says

If you’re in Colorado and within eyesight of at least two other people, odds are at least one you is a regular cannabis user. According to new data, the state’s legal market is thriving, too.

According to Green Market Report, new research from Boulder-based cannabis research firm BDS Analytics found that 35% of responding Colorado residents 21 years and older had sparked up, ate an edible, or otherwise consumed pot in the first quarter of 2018, a 10% increase from the same time frame in 2017.

Fri
25
May

Looping case charges dismissed for seven Sweet Leaf budtenders

Charges against seven of the fifteen budtenders arrested for alleged illegal marijuana sales at Sweet Leaf dispensaries have been dismissed, according to the Denver District Attorney's Office and Denver County Court documents.

Christopher Arneson, Andrea Cutrer, Cassidy Thomas, Joseph Gerlick, Ian Matthew Ferguson, Timothy Macrorie and Devin Wagiand, all of whom were facing misdemeanor charges of marijuana distribution or possession, each saw their charges dismissed recently.

Fri
25
May

Can marijuana solve Denver's affordable housing crisis?

Can people who use marijuana help solve Denver’s affordable housing crisis? That is the thinking behind a proposal unveiled last month that would double the city’s Affordable Housing Fund — from $15M to $30M annually — and generate an estimated $105M in new funding for affordable housing in the next five years.

Mayor Michael Hancock’s proposal would increase the city’s 3.5% special tax on recreational marijuana sales to 5.5%, which would bring the total state and local taxes on cannabis purchases to 25.25%. The increase is expected to generate about $8M annually.

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