Recreational marijuana is saving lives in Colorado, study finds

Published: Oct 16, 2017, 10:28 am • Updated: Oct 16, 2017, 10:45 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. “After Colorado’s legalization of…

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Colorado county ballot initiative would institute new marijuana tax for mental health funding

Published: Oct 13, 2017, 8:29 am • Updated: Oct 13, 2017, 8:29 am By Randy Wyrick, Vail Daily EAGLE — Suicide kills an American every 12 minutes — 44,000 Americans every year and 10 in Eagle County so far this year. “Think about that,” said Andrew Romanoff, with Mental Health…

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Colorado town uses lottery to select two candidates to open marijuana stores

Published: Oct 12, 2017, 12:28 pm • Updated: Oct 12, 2017, 12:53 pm By The Associated Press PALISADE, Colo. — Fourteen Potential Colorado marijuana business owners put their names in a lottery for the opportunity to open a retail marijuana store in Palisade. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports the…

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Time is now to speak up about planned changes to Colorado marijuana regs

Published: Oct 10, 2017, 1:33 pm • Updated: Oct 10, 2017, 1:33 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Colorado marijuana regulations are a-changing, and you have a chance to weigh in. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division has opened up a window for public comment on the new draft rules.…

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Men arrested in SUV full of illegal weed say they were hired in California to work in Colorado

Published: Oct 9, 2017, 8:45 am • Updated: Oct 9, 2017, 8:45 am By The Cannabist Network The regional drug task force arrested four men found with about 120 pounds of marijuana last week in Rifle. A couple of the men said they were working at a grow site somewhere…

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Massachusetts cannabis industry warns of “Colorado money” and “Pabst Blue Ribbon” weed

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 2:23 pm • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 2:26 pm By Gintautas Dumcius, Masslive.com Every time he sees the cannabis cultivation and processing facility in southeastern Massachusetts, Peter Bernard says it makes his “New England blood boil.” Bernard, president of the Massachusetts Grower Advocacy Council, told state…

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4,000-plus marijuana plants, 4 arrests in raid on elaborate grow in Colorado national forest

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 11:24 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 2:31 pm By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post Agents and deputies from several federal and county agencies arrested four immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally, seized 4,213 marijuana plants and dismantled an elaborate grow operation constructed in…

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Legalization opponent Kevin Sabet takes on Colorado at anti-marijuana event

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 3:29 pm • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 3:29 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana has become a religion led by the false prophet money, the president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) told a symposium at Colorado Christian University. Kevin Sabet, the leader of…

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Colorado authorities seize $3.9M worth of marijuana

Published: Oct 5, 2017, 1:09 am • Updated: Oct 5, 2017, 10:36 am By The Associated Press PUEBLO — The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office has seized about $ 3.9 million worth of marijuana plants and harvested marijuana. The Pueblo Chieftain reports authorities on Monday raided two illegal grow operations on private…

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