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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Colorado’s 2017 marijuana sales reach $1 billion in just eight months

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 5:54 pm • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 6:17 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Legal marijuana is a bona fide billion-dollar industry in Colorado. And it’s hitting the mark faster than ever. In 2017, Colorado eclipsed $ 1 billion in marijuana sales in eight months;…

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Eight of 16 people indicted in Colorado marijuana trafficking operation listed as having state pot licenses

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 4:19 pm • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 4:33 pm By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post Eight of the 16 people indicted on charges they ran a massive illicit marijuana operation that sold and shipped weed out of state are listed in Colorado records as having active or expired licenses…

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‘Godfather of Grass’ arrested in Canada after eight years on the run

Published: Dec 23, 2016, 8:24 am • Updated: Dec 23, 2016, 8:24 am By The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Authorities say a man known as the “Godfather of Grass” has been arrested in Canada after eight years on the run. The U.S. Marshals Service says authorities sought John Robert…

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Eight States That Should Legalize Marijuana Next Year

(via chsarrow.com) By Phillip Smith Beginning in 2012, four states and the District of Columbia have voted to legalize marijuana. By this time next year, that number could well double, and then some. National polls now consistently show majorities in favor legalization, with a recent Gallup poll having 58% support—tied…

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One In Eight Federal Drug Prisoners Serving Time For Marijuana Offenses

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Over twelve percent of federal drug prisoners are incarcerated for marijuana-related violations, according to data compiled by US Bureau of Prisons and the United State’s Sentencing Commission and published by the US Bureau of Justice Statistics. Of the 94,678 federal inmates incarcerated for a…

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