Colorado

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Denver
Fri
12
Oct

Colorado marijuana sales continue breaking records

Colorado's marijuana industry continued to break records in August, according to the state's Department of Revenue, with legal marijuana sales bringing in over $141.3 million that month.The previous record had been set just the month before. Sales began to rev up in June, DOR data shows, when overall dispensary revenues hit $129.5 million after a slow start to the year.

Tue
09
Oct

Five states voting on marijuana measures in November

Four weeks from now, voters in Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota and Utah will all be deciding measures that would lift legal restrictions on marijuana — but all in different ways.

And Colorado, too, has another marijuana-related issue on the ballot.

Tue
09
Oct

Let Colorado enforce its cannabis laws without federal interference

After Robert Troyer, U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, penned an op-ed titled "It’s high time we took a breath from marijuana commercialization,"published in the Denver Post on September 30, Westword published a Q&A with Troyer. In response to Troyer's media blitz, attorney Rob Corry sent this letter:

Dear Mr. Troyer,

Fri
05
Oct

Colorado: Vape and Play's Taylor Rosean talks about his family's upcoming cannabis lounge

With over 1,100 cannabis businesses issued licenses around the city, Denver has no shortage of dispensaries and growing operations. While only one of those businesses currently allows social cannabis consumption, that's expected to change later this year, when the second social-use business, Denver Vape and Play, opens on South Broadway.

Fri
05
Oct

Biotech company raises $10 million for cannabis research project

Front Range Biosciences has plans for a large-scale cannabis research project. And now, they have the funding to do so.

Front Range Biosciences, an agricultural biotech company based in Lafayette, Colorado, has raised $10 million to finance a cannabis and hemp research and development program. The investments constitute the largest round of fundraising by a U.S. cannabis biotech company to date, according to a release from the company.

High Tech Propagation

Dr. Jonathan Vaught, the CEO and co-founder of Front Range Biosciences (FRB), said that the company will use the cash to expand its tissue culture propagation operations to provide growers with high-quality, healthy plants.

Fri
05
Oct

Cannabis-focused schools and courses in Colorado

The questions surrounding cannabis are so numerous that we created a weekly column to answer them, but even Ask a Stoner can't satisfy all curiosity. Thanks to Colorado's cannabis legalization efforts, though, you can now attend cannabis-focused courses that range from 420-friendly seminars to scientific discussions at a state university.

Want to learn how cook with cannabis over the weekend? There's a class for that. How about a more intense foray into the fundamentals of cultivation? There's a class for that, too.

Thu
04
Oct

The top federal prosecutor in Colorado says the state’s marijuana laws are too loose

U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer said he is particularly concerned with how companies that grow marijuana account for damaged product.

Colorado’s system for regulating marijuana has too many loopholes that disguise illegal activity and jeopardize public safety, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday, detailing his motivation for boosting scrutiny in the first state to broadly allow cannabis sales.

Thu
04
Oct

Cannabis capitalism: Who is making money in the marijuana industry?

Marginalized groups that championed legalization struggle to compete with corporate refugees jumping on the bandwagon. 

Two hours north of San Francisco, in Mendocino county, orderly roadside vineyards give way to the rugged forests and misty coast of the Emerald Triangle, America’s most celebrated marijuana growing region. In June, more than 300 cannabis industry insiders gathered there for a weekend of bonfires, starlit hikes and river swims.

It was a lovely setting to discuss why none of them seemed to be making money. Americans spend roughly $40bn annually on legal and illegal marijuana. Their appetite is almost certain to increase as it becomes easier to legally access the drug and the industry continues to promote pot as compatible with a healthy adult life.

Wed
03
Oct

White House admits it has a secret anti-marijuana committee

The admission comes after BuzzFeed News uncovered the committee’s existence and reported on its requests for negative information on marijuana.

The Trump administration was evasive in August when BuzzFeed News reported on a secretive marijuana committee operated by the White House — detailing memos that indicated the committee’s agenda to propagate negative attitudes toward pot and portray the drug as a national threat.

But now the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has acknowledged the committee’s existence in a letter to a Democratic senator seeking information in light of BuzzFeed News’ report.

Wed
03
Oct

Some Colorado marijuana growers want specific organic cannabis designation

Will marijuana users pay more for weed that is grown using organic production methods? Some Denver-area growers say yes and they want to see the state create a certification for cannabis grown without toxic or synthetic fertilizers, GMOs or artificial preservatives or colors.

“Consumers deserve to know that there is organic and conventional,” said L’Eagle Services dispensary owner Amy Andrle. “Not that there’s anything wrong with conventional, but some people want to make that choice.”

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