Denver’s stay-at-home order triggered huge sales — and safety concerns — for city’s cannabis businesses

When Denver Mayor Michael Hancock announced recreational marijuana shops would be forced to close under the city’s stay-at-home order Monday, the response from customers was swift. They swarmed local dispensaries to stock up on products and caused enough of a stir that the mayor rescinded the moratorium just three hours…

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New Colorado border-town marijuana dispensary concerns Utah officials

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah officials are wary after the first marijuana shop opened in the tiny town of Dinosaur, Colorado, just a few miles from the state line. Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Todd Royce reminded residents of Utah, where recreational marijuana remains illegal, that they will still be charged…

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Oregon’s U.S. Attorney says he has “significant concerns” about state’s marijuana regs and enforcement

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 10:12 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 10:21 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Billy J. Williams, the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, said in an editorial published Friday that he has concerns about the state’s marijuana regulatory structure, and current enforcement…

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Cannabis concerns? Call Denver’s new Marijuana Health & Safety hotline

Published: May 12, 2017, 7:35 am • Updated: May 12, 2017, 9:24 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Who you gonna call with your pot questions? Denver now has a 24-7 hotline for marijuana health and safety queries: 1-877-741-3777. Launched this week, the Marijuana Health & Safety line —…

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Debate: How aware are the IRS and Federal Reserve of the cannabis industry’s singular concerns?

Published: Oct 7, 2016, 1:50 pm • Updated: Oct 7, 2016, 1:50 pm By The Cannabist Staff In the chatter within the legal cannabis industry, it seems nothing can be said to be certain, except issues with banking and taxes. James Thorburn, an attorney and tax specialist, and Lamine Zarrad,…

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Concerns rise during harvest after California marijuana farm violence

Published: Sep 23, 2016, 8:11 am • Updated: Sep 23, 2016, 8:11 am By Paul Elias, The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The four brothers were badly beaten, cold and terrified for their lives when they appeared before dawn at a stranger’s Northern California door begging for help. Update: 2…

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