Colorado

Synonyms: 
Denver
Fri
19
Oct

Amendment X in the 2018 Colorado election: What to know about the definition of industrial hemp

Amendment X asks whether to remove the definition of “industrial hemp” from the constitution. Here’s the language you’ll see on your ballot:

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution concerning changing the industrial hemp definition from a constitutional definition to a statutory definition?

What does that mean?

When Coloradans legalized marijuana, a definition for industrialized hemp was added to the constitution. Hemp can be used for building materials, food, fuel, medicine, paper, rope, and textiles, and has only the tiniest bit of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

Fri
19
Oct

Colorado marijuana sales exceeded $1B through August

A Colorado reports shows marijuana sales in the state have exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales reaching $200 million.

The Denver Post reports the state Department of Revenue report indicates medical and recreational marijuana sales are on track to break last year's record of more than $1.5 billion.

This year's combined sales reached the billion-dollar mark at the earliest point in the four years recreational marijuana has been legal in the state. Total Sales through August 2017 reached more than $996 million.

According to the Marijuana Enforcement Division's 2018 Mid-Year Update, the industry's hot spots are in Denver, Boulder, El Paso and Pueblo counties, growing 80 percent of all plants in the state as of June.

Mon
15
Oct

Colorado sprinkles its tourism market with cannabis. Is there a lesson for Michigan?

It’s late afternoon on board the Buds & Beers party bus, where black shades cover the windows, neon lights spiral and pot smoke swirls. Taylor Butterfield, 24, of Arlington, Texas, spies the time.

“It’s four-twenty, boys!” Butterfield crows as he tears into a bag holding the pot he just bought at The Green Solutions retail shop. “Four-twenty” is code in pot culture for a time of day or a day — April 20 — to use weed.

Butterfield’s ready to pack a pipe in honor of the hour, but really the guys have been puffing ever since they got on the bus about 2 p.m. The bus is filled with nearly 20 twenty-somethings come to party from Texas and Louisiana, even a guy from Brazil by way of North Dakota. Some of them are part of a bachelor’s party.

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.

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