Colorado

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Fri
03
Aug

Oregon has too much marijuana on hand, while Colorado's pot supply is just right

Two of the first states to broadly legalize marijuana took different approaches to regulation that left Oregon with a vast oversupply and Colorado with a well-balanced market. But in both states prices for bud have plummeted.

A new Oregon report by law enforcement found nearly 70 percent of the legal recreational marijuana grown goes unsold, while an unrelated state-commissioned Colorado study found most growers there are planting less than half of their legal allotment — and still meeting demand.

Thu
02
Aug

State of Colorado “mandatory pesticide testing” does little to address exposure to toxic chemicals in cannabis products

Denver—August 1, 2018—Today the State of Colorado implemented “mandatory pesticide testing” for the first time. Many consumers may be surprised to learn that a highly taxed industry functioning within significant regulations in licensing, permitting and beyond, has little oversight on the pesticides used on plants that are ultimately consumed by humans.

While Colorado has outlawed many pesticides and approved hundreds more for use, enforcement has been left in the hands of cultivators, leaving the potential that bad actors could take advantage of the system. Today’s regulations barely scratch the surface, requiring testing that will detect just over a dozen of the thousands of potentially harmful chemicals that could end up on this plant.

Thu
02
Aug

Twelve places where you can consume marijuana legally in Denver

Coloradans approved legalizing recreational cannabis over five years ago, but we're still trying to figure out this whole social-consumption thing.

Wed
25
Jul

Marijuana smokers are setting aside their joints in favor of edibles, pills and extracts

Marijuana users across the country are setting down their bongs, putting away their joints and moving away from smoking pot.

It’s not that people are giving up on cannabis – far from it. But retailers across the country report that consumers are increasingly switching from smokable marijuana to other forms, including pot-infused foods known as edibles and vaporizer cartridges.

Fri
20
Jul

New surveys find more adults in Colorado using marijuana; underage use remains steady

More adults in Colorado are using marijuana, while its use among middle and high school age students has remained steady, according to surveys by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The 2017 Healthy Kids Colorado survey found Colorado middle and high schoolers who said they use marijuana was 1 percent below the national average of 20 percent in 2017. However, Colorado kids thought four times as many of their peers used marijuana.

“This discrepancy between perception and reality opens the door for our youth public education campaigns showing it is the norm for youth not to use, thus helping remove perceived pressure youth may feel from peers,” the department said in a news release Thursday.

Fri
20
Jul

Where will Colorado's pot industry be in 2022?

Although Colorado's legal cannabis industry has maintained a steady pace of increasing revenues over the years, a new market report from one of pot's leading economic-research teams says it could be time to prepare for a plateau.

Thu
19
Jul

Colorado woman denied late husband’s benefits because he had marijuana in his system

Usually, state laws run into conflicts with the federal ban on cannabis.

This time, however, Colorado’s laws are in conflict with themselves.

In weed-legal Colorado, the family of a worker who died on the job will get just half of his workers’ compensation benefits because a postmortem toxicology report found THC in the man’s blood.

 

Thu
19
Jul

Colorado is using $3 million from marijuana tax to provide food and housing for the homeless

The debate about the legalization of marijuana has been prevalent in North American culture for over 50 years. The decision by the state of Colorado in October 2014 to legalize marijuana for recreational use was seen a revolutionary by those on both sides of the divide.

Wed
18
Jul
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.

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