Gov. John Hickenlooper issues health warning on marijuana cultivated by Colorado Wellness Centers

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper issued an executive order along with a health and safety advisory Wednesday warning people not to use marijuana cultivated by Colorado Wellness Centers because the company used unapproved pesticides. The company, which also does business as Lush, allegedly used off-label pesticides called pyriproxyfen while cultivating marijuana,…

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School nurses can treat students with medical marijuana, thanks to law green-lit by Gov. Hickenlooper

School nurses in Colorado now can administer nonsmokable medical marijuana to students whose parents have given permission. Colorado law already permitted parents to give their children medical marijuana at school, typically for treating seizures. A new law signed this week by Gov. John Hickenlooper allows parents to bring the medicine…

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Hickenlooper vetoes bill that would have allowed first-in-the-nation marijuana “tasting rooms”

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday vetoed a bill that would have allowed licensed marijuana “tasting rooms” in Colorado — in what would have been a first-in-the-nation endeavor — citing health and safety concerns. House Bill 1258 would have allowed adults at current recreational marijuana retailers to consume small amounts of…

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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…

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Colorado politician takes on Gov. Hickenlooper over marijuana risks

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 8:46 am • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 8:57 am By Rachel Riley, Colorado Springs Gazette An El Paso County commissioner on Tuesday publicly accused Gov. John Hickenlooper of turning a blind eye to potential negative effects of legal recreational marijuana to protect an industry that has…

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Exclusive: Here’s how Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper really feels about marijuana

Published: Mar 31, 2017, 10:57 am • Updated: Mar 31, 2017, 11:07 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff In 2012, when Colorado voters wanted their state to legalize weed for adult recreational use, Gov. John Hickenlooper was thrust into an interesting predicament. The moderate Democrat had stood in opposition…

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