Police chief says marijuana laws difficult and expensive to enforce

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 1:24 pm By John Jackson, Special To The Denver Post The Denver Post opinion pages solicited commentary from various marijuana policy and industry leaders, as well as the public, for a special cannabis-themed edition of the Sunday Perspective section…

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Jeff Sessions should do his research, says groundbreaking cannabis news editor

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 4:03 pm • Updated: Apr 17, 2017, 8:09 pm By Ricardo Baca, Special To The Denver Post The Denver Post opinion pages solicited commentary from various marijuana policy and industry leaders, as well as the public, for a special cannabis-themed edition of the Sunday Perspective section…

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Opioid epidemic is FDA’s top priority, says Trump’s pick to head agency

Published: Apr 5, 2017, 1:39 pm • Updated: Apr 5, 2017, 1:39 pm By Anna Edney, Bloomberg Opioid painkillers that have led to thousands of deaths and new drug addicts should be the highest priority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump’s pick to…

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420 Games are about defying the “lazy stoner” stereotype, says creator

Published: Mar 31, 2017, 9:07 am • Updated: Mar 31, 2017, 9:33 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian There are 5Ks with bubbles and neon paint and foam. There are races for fans of superheros and Disney characters and dogs. And now there’s a “fun run” for those who…

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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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Colorado congressman says he’ll “fight the Attorney General” if need be on marijuana

Published: Mar 16, 2017, 12:07 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2017, 4:11 pm By The Associated Press DENVER — Rep. Mike Coffman is suggesting he might use the power of the purse to protect Colorado’s legal marijuana industry. During a telephone town hall Wednesday evening the Republican congressman was asked…

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Jeff Sessions says fed marijuana approach “more complicated than one RICO case”

Published: Mar 10, 2017, 6:49 pm • Updated: Mar 10, 2017, 6:49 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this week that he wants to enforce federal marijuana laws in an “appropriate way” nationwide and is weighing options such as initiating Supremacy Clause and RICO…

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Vegas tourists need public places to smoke their weed, says state senator

Published: Mar 10, 2017, 10:48 am • Updated: Mar 10, 2017, 10:54 am By Alison Noon, The Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. — A Las Vegas Democrat argued before his colleagues Thursday that Nevada’s history of promoting vices and the state’s lax laws on smoking indoors make it prime to…

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Donald Trump won’t “turn his back” on Colorado when it comes to legal marijuana, GOP lawmaker says

Published: Feb 27, 2017, 11:07 am • Updated: Feb 27, 2017, 11:07 am By John Frank, The Denver Post A top Republican lawmaker in Colorado is casting doubt on whether Donald Trump’s administration will crack down on the legalization of marijuana, saying the new president wouldn’t “turn his back” on…

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Rec Pot Businesses Could Be In Trouble Under Trump, Says White House Official Sean Spicer

Rec pot businesses could be in trouble under trump, as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters at Thursday’s press briefing that he thinks Americans will see a greater enforcement from the DEA. When asked about President Trump’s stance on the marijuana industry, Spicer said the following: “There’s two distinct…

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