Non-U.S. citizens advised to stay away from jobs in Colorado marijuana industry

Published: Feb 17, 2018, 9:17 am • Updated: Feb 17, 2018, 9:18 am By Ann Marie Awad, Colorado Public Radio DENVER — Marijuana may be a multi-billion dollar industry in Colorado, but cannabis is still illegal federally — so any job in the industry can be considered trafficking in a…

Continue reading

Munchies, meet Thin Mints: Girl Scouts will now allow cookie sales outside Colorado pot shops

Published: Feb 16, 2018, 2:21 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2018, 6:28 pm By Lindsey Bartlett and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff It’s a pairing as natural as milk and cookies, or beer and pretzels. The Girls Scouts of Colorado have decided it’s now cool to peddle their baked goods…

Continue reading

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner ends marijuana blockade for some DOJ jobs

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 2:55 pm • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 5:24 pm By The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s Republican U.S. senator announced Thursday that he has lifted holds on certain Department of Justice nominees he had previously put in place over concerns about federal marijuana policy. Gardner used his power…

Continue reading

Bill creating Colorado marijuana delivery pilot program rolls forward

Published: Feb 14, 2018, 1:28 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2018, 1:28 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A bill to create a marijuana delivery pilot program in Colorado rolled through a key legislative committee Wednesday. The House Finance Committee on an 8 – 5 vote advanced House Bill…

Continue reading

New recreational marijuana dispensary to open in Tabernash, Colorado

Published: Feb 11, 2018, 4:13 pm • Updated: Feb 11, 2018, 4:13 pm By Sawyer d’Argonne, Sky-Hi News A new marijuana dispensary is set to open in Tabernash in the coming months, offering recreational cannabis and a laid-back, easygoing atmosphere. The new store, Bonfire Cannabis Co., is located off Highway…

Continue reading

Colorado considering dismissing non-violent marijuana convictions: Gov. Hickenlooper

Published: Feb 5, 2018, 1:08 pm • Updated: Feb 5, 2018, 1:27 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper had a meeting Monday morning to discuss the state’s efforts to dismiss marijuana convictions for non-violent convictions. The state’s Democratic governor confirmed the meeting in an interview…

Continue reading

600 Colorado college students to get funds in year three of unique cannabis tax scholarship

Published: Feb 5, 2018, 10:28 am • Updated: Feb 5, 2018, 10:55 am By Anthony A. Mestas, The Pueblo Chieftain There’s nearly $ 750,000 in funding available to graduating Pueblo seniors attending a local college or university through Pueblo County’s cannabis-tax funded scholarship. Pueblo County officials said Friday that they…

Continue reading

Local Colorado officials lead new national coalition challenging Sessions’ Cole Memo moves

Published: Jan 31, 2018, 2:38 pm • Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 3:40 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Elected officials from across Colorado are leading a national coalition of state politicians asking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to convene a task force to align federal and state cannabis laws.…

Continue reading