Longmont police arrest man, two juveniles in marijuana robbery

Longmont police on Friday arrested an adult man and two juveniles, alleging they beat and robbed a man for his marijuana. Longmont police records indicate that Gabriel Christopher Vigil, 23, faces aggravated robbery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, theft, kidnapping, first degree assault, criminal attempt to commit a…

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Marijuana seizures on Colorado public land nearly doubled in 2017

Colorado’s forests and mountains aren’t just crowded with hikers and their selfie sticks. Last year, the long arm of the law pulled a record number of marijuana plants from public lands in the state. In all, officers uprooted nearly 81,000 plants in 2017 from the depths of the state’s mountain…

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It’s time for Colorado to update it marijuana laws

Colorado has done an admirable job of implementing the legalization of medical and retail marijuana, creating a stable regulatory environment in which the industry can grow, while protecting the public health and safety. However, the state’s regulatory regime has become too complicated since its initial implementation, and it is time…

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Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana as an Opioid Alternative

Illinois Legalizes MMJ As An Opioid Alternative This week saw a landmark milestone for Illinois, which is now the 4th state where cannabis can legally be prescribed by physicians as an opioid substitute. Illinois joins the ranks of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania in doing so. Senate Bill 336…

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Should Medical Marijuana Be Phased Out In Canada After October 17?

Should Medical Marijuana Be Phased Out In Canada After October 17? Some doctors in Canada think that the medical cannabis system should be dropped once recreational use is legalized by October 17, while others feel that this isn’t necessary. “The medical profession, as a whole, has really struggled with the…

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Mind-altering breast milk? New marijuana study poses that question.

CHICAGO — Marijuana’s main mind-altering ingredient was detected in nursing mothers’ breast milk in a small study that comes amid evidence that more U.S. women are using pot during pregnancy and afterward. Experts say the ingredient, THC, has chemical properties that could allow it to disrupt brain development and potentially…

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Mandatory testing costly for Colorado marijuana growers

By Bart Schaneman DENVER — New mandatory marijuana pesticide testing in Colorado is putting a financial squeeze on local cultivators to the tune of thousands of dollars in increased costs. The added expense is the latest financial blow to hit the state’s cultivators, which are already struggling with falling wholesale…

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Denver’s second licensed social marijuana business to open this fall as vaping bar and lounge

Denver’s licensing director signed off Friday on the city’s second license for a marijuana consumption area in a business, paving the way for a vaping bar and lounge to open this fall. The owners of Vape and Play plan to open the 21-and-over social lounge and entertainment venue in November…

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