Colorado man who mailed marijuana edibles out of state sentenced to year in fed prison

Published: Feb 22, 2017, 3:24 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2017, 8:57 am By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post An Arvada man who sent boxes of illegal marijuana edibles through the U.S. Postal Service to buyers in New York City, Maryland and Texas was sentenced Wednesday to a year and…

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Would you like weed with that? Drive-through marijuana shop opening in Colorado

Published: Feb 20, 2017, 8:45 am • Updated: Feb 20, 2017, 9:24 am By Alex Zorn, The Post Independent PARACHUTE, Colo. — The western Colorado town of Parachute is getting a drive-through marijuana shop, believed to be the first in the state.The Parachute Board of Trustees approved a business license…

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Other Roots: Wanda James, the first black dispensary owner in Colorado, talks marijuana motivation

Published: Feb 16, 2017, 9:10 am • Updated: Feb 16, 2017, 4:02 pm By Joanne Ostrow, The Cannabist Staff Editor’s note: In our Other Roots series, we share the stories of the underrepresented individuals in and around the marijuana movement — women, ethnic minorities and others whose voices aren’t as…

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Weed delivered to your front door could be reality under new Colorado bill

Published: Feb 17, 2017, 3:09 pm • Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 3:34 pm By Alicia Wallace and Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Pizza, prescriptions, Prime … pot? A bill introduced this week in the Colorado Senate would open the door for home-delivered recreational and medical marijuana in the state. Senate…

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Colorado gov’s weed advice for California: Focus on edibles, home grows, pesticides

Published: Feb 14, 2017, 6:00 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2017, 6:26 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s governor played sage to California on Tuesday, warning lawmakers that their state has a “steep hill” ahead in legalizing recreational marijuana and urging them to pay close attention to aspects…

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Colorado To Add PTSD As Qualifying Condition For Medical Marijuana

Colorado taking steps to allow cannabis for PTSD Even though Colorado has long been a pioneer when it comes to cannabis policy in the United States, they’ve still been behind when it comes to recognizing the medicinal properties of cannabis in treating certain conditions, including PTSD. It’s only now that…

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Summit County, ski resort central, has highest rate of marijuana-related ER visits in Colorado

Published: Feb 13, 2017, 8:01 am • Updated: Feb 14, 2017, 11:00 am By Kailyn Lamb, Summit Daily  Marijuana use for adults in northwestern Colorado increased by nearly 60 percent from 2014 to 2015 according to a study from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment. The report, “Monitoring Health…

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Colorado county using $425K in local pot taxes for college scholarships

Published: Feb 13, 2017, 6:13 pm • Updated: Feb 13, 2017, 6:36 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A Colorado county is turning marijuana tax revenue into more college scholarships. Pueblo County’s board of commissioners on Monday morning OK’d a contract that creates a nearly $ 475,000 scholarship fund…

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Colorado sold $1.3 billion worth of marijuana in 2016

Published: Feb 9, 2017, 5:25 pm • Updated: Feb 9, 2017, 5:26 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff It’s a billion-dollar business — and then some. In 2016, Colorado’s dispensaries bagged $ 1.3 billion in recreational and medical cannabis sales, based on Colorado Department of Revenue tax data released…

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