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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Crowds (and clouds) roll in for annual 4/20 smoke-in at Denver’s Civic Center

Published: Apr 20, 2017, 2:04 pm • Updated: Apr 20, 2017, 7:39 pm By Danika Worthington, The Denver Post DENVER, CO – APRIL 20: Co-owner of Airlounj, an inflatable air lounge company, Don Siegel, inflates a special marijuana inspired air lounge for Denver’s 420 rally at Civic Center Park April…

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