Cannabis firms in Colorado, Florida partner to provide pharma-quality medical marijuana products

Published: May 18, 2017, 2:30 pm • Updated: May 18, 2017, 2:30 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis products firms Wana Brands and Alternative Medical Enterprises LLC have inked a deal that’s one part national expansion play and another part investment in a growing trend: pharmaceutical-quality medical marijuana. Wana Brands, an…

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Colorado representatives intro bill to shield state marijuana laws from feds

Published: May 18, 2017, 12:59 pm • Updated: May 18, 2017, 1:43 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado Reps. Diana DeGette and Mike Coffman have introduced a bill to protect states’ marijuana laws from federal enforcement. The Respect States and Citizens Rights’ Act of 2017 aims to insert…

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Colorado marijuana sales top $131M, set record in March 2017

Published: May 10, 2017, 3:35 pm • Updated: May 10, 2017, 4:59 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The Colorado cannabis industry’s unbridled growth hasn’t waned — in fact, it’s still setting records. The state’s licensed marijuana shops captured nearly $ 132 million of recreational and medical cannabis sales…

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Edibles company implicated in Colorado murder lawsuit isn’t covered, insurer says

Published: May 9, 2017, 2:17 pm • Updated: May 9, 2017, 3:41 pm By Emma Gannon, Courthouse News DENVER — An insurer refuses to cover a Colorado-based marijuana candy company for selling the “Karma Kandy Orange Ginger” under whose influence a man supposedly became psychotic and murdered his wife. Hours…

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Beyond “Pot for potholes”: Retail cannabis taxes help small Colorado town make big civic improvements

Published: May 4, 2017, 9:34 am • Updated: May 5, 2017, 8:52 am By Lance Benzel, The Gazette In advocating “pot for potholes,” recreational marijuana proponents promised a potent new revenue source for tackling a familiar urban headache. But in Manitou Springs, the only Pikes Peak region community so far…

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Colorado legislators adopt one strategy to protect cannabis industry, reject another

Published: May 3, 2017, 3:29 pm • Updated: May 3, 2017, 3:50 pm By The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado’s House has endorsed a bill to allow recreational pot growers and retailers to reclassify their product as medical marijuana if federal marijuana policy changes. The House voted 58-5 on Wednesday…

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Is smoking marijuana on your front porch “public use”? A lingering legalization debate in Colorado

Published: May 3, 2017, 4:14 pm • Updated: May 3, 2017, 6:32 pm By John Frank, The Denver Post The question of where you can consume cannabis in Colorado continues to stress lawmakers, even as the state approaches five years of legalization. The state Senate and House approved different versions of a…

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Colorado looks to marijuana tax as budget fix, stretching the limits of what voters approved

Published: May 2, 2017, 7:54 pm • Updated: May 2, 2017, 8:48 pm By John Frank and Alicia Wallace, The Denver Post In last-minute negotiations between Colorado lawmakers on a major spending bill, a dubious budget fixer has emerged: marijuana taxes. The tentative legislation unveiled this week seeks to extract additional…

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