Marijuana seizures on Colorado public land nearly doubled in 2017

Colorado’s forests and mountains aren’t just crowded with hikers and their selfie sticks. Last year, the long arm of the law pulled a record number of marijuana plants from public lands in the state. In all, officers uprooted nearly 81,000 plants in 2017 from the depths of the state’s mountain…

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Federal agencies removed more than 71,000 marijuana plants from Colorado public lands in 2017

Federal agencies removed more than 71,000 marijuana plants from public lands during last year’s growing season, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Colorado office. The plants were growing illegally on about 38 acres, not including the islands of the Colorado River. These grows are ones that operate…

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178 fake IDs taken since January 2017 from Breckenridge marijuana shops

Breckenridge pot shops are a bad place to try your luck with a fake ID, but plenty of underage tourists still haven’t gotten the memo. There have been 178 fake ID cases originating from Breckenridge marijuana shops since Jan. 2017, according to the town’s municipal court. The numbers vary widely…

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Wholesale cannabis prices tumbled in 2017 — and they have yet to hit rock bottom

Published: Mar 8, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 5:12 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The price of a pound of legal marijuana has been plummeting for 18 months, according to a new report tracking the cannabis U.S. spot price index. Analysts at Cannabis Benchmarks, an…

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After sounding alarm about increased crime, Sessions credits Trump with crime rate drop in first half of 2017

Published: Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 pm • Updated: Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 pm By Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post “In 2017, we brought cases against more violent criminals than in any year in decades. We charged the most federal firearm prosecutions in a decade. We convicted nearly 500 human traffickers…

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The Cannabist People’s Choice Awards 2017 results: Consumables

Published: Jan 19, 2018, 2:17 pm • Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 3:32 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The people have spoken! Presenting The Cannabist People’s Choice Awards 2017. We asked you to vote for your favorite cannabis consumables, people and places for 2017. As we’ve had a little…

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