Authorities uncover massive illegal pot grow operation in Pueblo tied to Cuban syndicate

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office uncovered an illegal marijuana grow operation involving a Cuban syndicate. The Pueblo Chieftain reports authorities Wednesday seized 340 plants, 70 pounds of dried marijuana product, thousands of dollars in cash and grow equipment, and made five arrests after executing search warrants at six Pueblo West…

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FBI, DEA orchestrate massive raid of suspected illegal marijuana grow operations across Denver metro area

Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI agents joined state and local agencies in a massive, coordinated raid of more than a dozen suspected illegal marijuana growing operations across the Denver metro area Thursday morning, federal officials say. Drug investigators began serving judicial warrants to suspected drug trafficking locations following a lengthy…

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Beer and spirits giant sets its sights on cannabis, with massive $200M investment

Published: Oct 30, 2017, 8:17 am • Updated: Oct 30, 2017, 9:49 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Constellation Brands, the alcohol goliath that two years ago acquired craft beer darling Ballast Point Brewing Co., is putting its money toward another emerging sector — cannabis-based beverages. The Victor, N.Y.-based…

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North Dakota legislature weighs massive list of rules for medical marijuana

Published: Feb 6, 2017, 10:43 am • Updated: Feb 6, 2017, 10:43 am By James Macpherson, Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Legislature is moving toward its midsession break in about three weeks and lawmakers are busy mulling bills in their respective chambers.Here’s a look at some legislative…

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Marijuana research: Massive report details knowledge base with eye on future

Published: Jan 12, 2017, 11:55 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2017, 1:32 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As marijuana legalization becomes entrenched across America, what is known about the plant’s health benefits and adverse effects is rapidly gaining urgency. In the first comprehensive review by American researchers in…

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