Op-ed: Colorado officials should speak out on fake marijuana data used by feds

Published: Aug 21, 2017, 7:37 am • Updated: Aug 21, 2017, 8:57 am By Ricardo Baca, Denver Post Guest Commentary Government-rooted misinformation has long been central to the very existence of War on Drugs. From government-sponsored anti-marijuana campaigns to the familiar talking points used by politicians over the decades, the…

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Veteran sues police after SWAT team raided his legal Colorado marijuana grow

Published: Aug 17, 2017, 9:44 am • Updated: Aug 17, 2017, 11:50 am By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post A former special forces infantryman, who was awarded a Bronze Star and uses marijuana to treat PTSD after tours to Iraq and Bosnia, has sued the Fountain police SWAT team after…

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Colorado marijuana sales top $750 million at 2017 midpoint

Published: Aug 10, 2017, 3:28 pm • Updated: Aug 10, 2017, 4:56 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Halfway through 2017, Colorado’s marijuana retailers amassed more than $ 750 million in sales, according to The Cannabist’s extrapolations of the latest tax data released by the state. Covering both the…

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Colorado lawmaker calls Sessions’ marijuana policy letters a “political ploy”

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 3:24 pm • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 3:44 pm By John Frank, The Denver Post BOSTON — A leading Colorado lawmaker dismissed a recent letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that expressed concerns about the state’s marijuana industry, calling it a “political ploy.” State Rep. Dan…

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Cannabis on the Colorado border: Trinidad sued after enacting pot club moratorium

Published: Aug 3, 2017, 7:57 am • Updated: Aug 3, 2017, 12:05 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s cannabis industry may be centered in metro Denver, but there’s plenty of action around the state’s edges. Towns like Sedgwick, near Colorado’s northern border with Nebraska, have found new economic…

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Colorado Springs head shops accused of illegal marijuana sales; 13 indicted

Published: Jul 25, 2017, 3:33 pm • Updated: Jul 25, 2017, 5:28 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Two Colorado Springs head shops are at the center of a 13-person indictment announced Tuesday. The alleged criminal enterprise running the two storefronts illegally distributed nearly 200 pounds of cannabis. The…

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Some Colorado cops are training dogs to ignore marijuana when sniffing for drugs

Published: Jul 21, 2017, 2:22 pm • Updated: Jul 21, 2017, 3:23 pm By Tommy Simmons, Greeley Tribune When Greeley police dog Rocko turned his head to the left and snapped his jaws as he stood outside the car about 12:45 Saturday morning, officer Kevin Clarey knew there were drugs…

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Lucinda Williams “thrilled” to have a namesake Colorado cannabis strain

Published: Jul 21, 2017, 6:09 pm • Updated: Jul 21, 2017, 7:23 pm Cannabist Staff Musician Lucinda Williams has garnered a passionate following over the decades, and her fandom even extends into the cannabis industry. The prolific songwriter who built the Americana sound will soon be back in Colorado, where…

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