Colorado marijuana sales top $750 million at 2017 midpoint

Published: Aug 10, 2017, 3:28 pm • Updated: Aug 10, 2017, 4:56 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Halfway through 2017, Colorado’s marijuana retailers amassed more than $ 750 million in sales, according to The Cannabist’s extrapolations of the latest tax data released by the state. Covering both the…

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Study: Doctors received more than $46 million from opioid companies

Published: Aug 10, 2017, 11:47 am • Updated: Aug 10, 2017, 11:47 am By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post One in 12 doctors has received money from drug companies marketing prescription opioid medications, according to a study released Wednesday afternoon. Researchers at Boston Medical Center found that from 2013 to…

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Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department turns a $65 million asset forfeiture spigot back on

Published: Jul 19, 2017, 2:15 pm • Updated: Jul 19, 2017, 2:15 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it will be restarting a federal asset forfeiture program that had been shut down by the previous administration. Known as “adoptive forfeiture,” the program…

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Monthly marijuana sales of $100 million the ‘new norm’ in Colorado

Published: Jul 13, 2017, 6:53 am • Updated: Jul 13, 2017, 10:21 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff May was another milestone month for Colorado cannabis sales. The $ 127.7 million of flower, edibles and concentrates sold at the state’s marijuana shops in May didn’t set a record for…

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Hiker finds illegal marijuana grow worth $7 million in San Isabel National Forest

Published: Jul 1, 2017, 12:19 am • Updated: Jul 3, 2017, 5:44 pm By Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post Officials found two illegal marijuana grows, with more than 7,400 plants, on federal forest land near Rye, a town of about 200. Investigators were tipped off by a hiker who stumbled…

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High Times just got new ownership in $70 million deal; investors include Marley son, Denver entrepreneur

Published: Jun 1, 2017, 11:19 am • Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 11:43 am By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff High Times is entering a new era. The magazine started by a marijuana smuggler in the 1970s now has outside ownership for the first time, in a reported $ 70 million…

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13 California marijuana dispensaries owe $12 million in taxes, says report

Published: Mar 20, 2017, 2:38 pm • Updated: Mar 20, 2017, 2:39 pm By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian Thirteen medical marijuana dispensaries owe more than $ 12 million in unpaid state taxes, according to a report recently published by the Board of Equalization. The list includes several pioneers of…

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