Cannabis Legalization: Putting Economic Opportunity and Social Justice Front and Center

Money and social justice are the two most powerful arguments circulating in favor of cannabis legalization, from the number of people who’d be freed from the criminal justice system to the amount of business activity waiting to be unleashed. But which rationale has more traction? Which one might the Biden…

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The Spot: Denver politics are about to take center stage and what’s coming in 2019 for marijuana

Let’s get something out of the way: I am not Nic Garcia. Your usual host is vacationing, and hopefully taking a break from Colorado’s news cycle. Instead, you’re stuck with Andrew Kenney. You can call me Andy. The Post hired me a few months ago to cover Denver — so,…

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Edgewater’s $13 million civic center, partly funded by cannabis cash, opens Sunday

EDGEWATER — This weekend, thanks to its bustling marijuana trade, this tiny city on the western shore of Sloan’s Lake will forge a new civic identity with the opening of a $ 13 million municipal complex complete with library, police station, fitness center and city offices. Without $ 3 million…

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No ganja yoga yet: Denver denies license for marijuana spa, citing proximity to child-care center

A Denver business that hoped to open the nation’s first legal marijuana spa has come up short — by about 20 feet, to be more exact. The city’s licensing director on Wednesday denied a license application filed by Utopia All Natural Wellness Spa and Lounge to allow marijuana consumption in…

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Police raid eight Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center locations in Denver and Aurora

Published: Dec 14, 2017, 12:25 pm • Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 6:25 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Denver police on Thursday raided eight Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center locations in Denver and Aurora and arrested 12 people as part of a yearlong investigation into illegal marijuana sales. The criminal…

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Marijuana odor from cultivation center continues to seep into north Boulder

Published: Nov 26, 2017, 1:19 pm • Updated: Nov 26, 2017, 8:59 pm By Alex Burness, Daily Camera The same area of north Boulder that one year ago was the site of some neighborhood frustration over marijuana odor is now host to a near repeat of that drama. A cultivation facility that,…

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Videos from Civic Center show park was left a mess overnight after 4/20 event

Published: Apr 21, 2017, 7:04 pm • Updated: Apr 21, 2017, 9:32 pm By Jon Murray and Danika Worthington, The Denver Post Videos recorded by city security cameras in Civic Center show that cleanup activities following the large 4/20 celebration late Thursday night left plenty of trash strewn about the…

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Who trashed Civic Center? Park was clean after Denver 4/20 rally, organizers say

Published: Apr 21, 2017, 8:19 am • Updated: Apr 21, 2017, 10:51 am By Danika Worthington, The Denver Post Denver woke up Friday to piles and piles of trash covering Civic Center the morning after the annual 4/20 rally downtown. The garbage was mostly strewn around trash cans and appeared…

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