It’s high time we took a breath from marijuana commercialization

In 2012 we were told Colorado would lead the nation on a grand experiment in commercialized marijuana. Six years later — with two major industry reports just released and the state legislature and Denver City Council about to consider more expansion measures — it’s a perfect time to pause and…

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How many Coloradans are driving high? New report offers one answer

Four years after the legalization of recreational pot sales, state officials are another step closer to determining how the change is affecting the safety of Colorado’s roads — but many obstacles remain. About 73 percent of some 4,000 drivers charged with driving under the influence in 2016 tested positive for…

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Denver marijuana sales reach record high of $587 million, sales across state continue to rise

Denver dispensaries sold more than $ 587 million in marijuana in 2017 even as sales in shops in other parts of the state continue to grow. Retail sales totaled $ 377 million in Denver, according to the city’s annual report on the marijuana industry released Thursday. The city’s revenue from all marijuana…

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New monthly high for Nevada pot sales; top projections again

RENO, Nev. — Nevada marijuana sales continue to outpace projections, reaching the highest monthly total in March since recreational sales became legal last July. The Nevada Department of Taxation said Wednesday taxable sales of adult-use marijuana topped $ 41 million in March, a 16 percent increase from February and 14.5…

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