Denver DA files charges against Sweet Leaf budtenders allegedly involved in “looping” marijuana sales

Published: Dec 28, 2017, 1:08 pm • Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 1:27 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The Denver District Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced charges filed against 10 Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center budtenders arrested following a Denver Police investigation of alleged illegal marijuana sales at the dispensaries.…

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MassRoots facing eviction from its Denver headquarters

Published: Dec 20, 2017, 5:10 pm • Updated: Dec 20, 2017, 5:55 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff MassRoots’ volatile autumn is wrapping with the firm facing eviction from its Lower Downtown Denver office space. The company hasn’t paid rent since August for its second-floor office at Market Center,…

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Op-ed: Denver should re-think the stiffer-than-workable rules for social marijuana venues

Published: Dec 18, 2017, 10:51 am • Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 10:51 am By The Denver Post Editorial Board The history of Colorado’s long experiment with cannabis legalization has been fueled by great energy among ganjapreneurs looking to try new marketplaces. Think back to the launch of legal pot sales…

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13 Sweet Leaf budtenders swept up in Denver police raids

Published: Dec 15, 2017, 3:42 pm • Updated: Dec 15, 2017, 6:29 pm By Alicia Wallace and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff The 13 people arrested Thursday in a yearlong investigation into suspected illegal marijuana sales at Sweet Leaf Marijuana Centers were budtenders, The Cannabist’s preliminary review of arrest affidavits…

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Police raid eight Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center locations in Denver and Aurora

Published: Dec 14, 2017, 12:25 pm • Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 6:25 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Denver police on Thursday raided eight Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center locations in Denver and Aurora and arrested 12 people as part of a yearlong investigation into illegal marijuana sales. The criminal…

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Denver marijuana regulators’ oversight improved, but still lacking tax transparency, auditor says

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 4:49 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 5:04 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Denver’s Office of Marijuana Policy has successfully implemented some suggestions made last year by the city’s auditor; however, the regulatory office continues to fall short on full transparency about how pot…

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Denver doctors say 11-month-old boy’s deadly heart condition was likely related to marijuana

Published: Nov 16, 2017, 11:13 am • Updated: Nov 16, 2017, 1:47 pm By John Ingold, The Denver Post An 11-month-old Colorado boy’s death from a heart condition was likely related to ingestion of marijuana, two Denver doctors have concluded, but the precise link remains unclear. The boy’s death was…

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Second judge agrees Denver can’t ban drug users from parks without hearing

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 10:25 am • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 10:25 am By Tom McGhee, The Denver Post A second judge ruled this week that the Denver Parks and Recreation’s temporary ban of drug users from parks violates the right to due process. District Court Judge William D. Robbins…

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