Family missing from Thornton is found crossing the U.S. border into Mexico

Parents and a toddler missing from Thornton have been found crossing the U.S. border into Mexico. Reported missing on Wednesday, the family is “safe and unharmed,” said Matt Barnes, a police spokesman. Missing Thornton Family Update. Preliminary details,the family of three has been located at the Mexico and California border.…

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U.S. leads in cannabis innovation, but cedes global market to Canada

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News DENVER — In a large warehouse, LivWell Enlightened Health feeds its cloned cannabis plants a custom blend of nutrients, sprays them with filtered water and pumps extra carbon dioxide into the air. LivWell releases three types of insects to clear the plants of unwanted…

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First cannabis-based medicine approved by FDA arrives in the U.S.

For the first time, a marijuana-based medicine approved by federal regulators is available for prescription in the United States. The medicine, called Epidiolex, is used to treat seizures related to Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes, two forms of epilepsy, which is a neurological disorder, according to a news release. “Because these…

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Risk of stoned driver crashes grows as legal marijuana spreads across U.S., according to study

As the push to legalize marijuana gains momentum, so is evidence that more permissive policies on the drug are putting motorists at risk. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found, in a study to be released on Thursday, that traffic accidents are rising in states that have legalized recreational marijuana.…

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U.S. Senate confirms Jason Dunn as next U.S. Attorney for Colorado

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Jason Dunn as the next U.S. attorney for Colorado and Wyoming, putting President Donald Trump’s nominee into the position. The Senate confirmed Dunn with a voice vote on Thursday evening, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s office said. It is unclear when Dunn will be sworn in.…

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U.S. approves first prescription drug made from marijuana

WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. The Food and Drug Administration approved the medication, called Epidiolex, to…

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Denver, Thornton mayors join with other U.S. city leaders to call for federal marijuana policy reforms

The Denver and Thornton mayors have joined a new coalition of U.S. city leaders that will lobby Congress and the Trump administration to increase local control over marijuana policy. Announced during the weekend meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston, the group’s formation is the latest effort by…

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“A watershed 4/20.” U.S. cannabis market poised to hit $25B by 2025: report

The U.S. legal cannabis industry is on track to hit $ 25 billion by 2025, according to the latest forecast from cannabis analytics firm New Frontier Data. The research and data firm on Friday released revised industry sales projections, predicting that the $ 8.3 billion U.S. medical and recreational marijuana…

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First marijuana spa in U.S. applies to operate in historic Denver mansion

Published: Feb 9, 2018, 12:11 pm • Updated: Feb 9, 2018, 5:07 pm By Lindsey Bartlett, The Cannabist Staff A historic mansion blocks from Colorado’s state Capitol could soon be the home of the nation’s first legal marijuana spa. Utopia All Natural Wellness Spa and Lounge submitted its application for…

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