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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Marijuana bust in El Paso County leads to suspected stolen vehicle chop shop

Investigators in El Paso County checking on a suspected illegal marijuana grow uncovered an alleged stolen vehicle “chop shop” on an adjoining property. At about 1:20 p.m. on Friday, members of the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant for illegal cultivation of marijuana in the 5200 block of South Yoder…

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Fallen pot package in Nebraska leads to possible prison time for Colorado man

KEARNEY, Neb. — Two people arrested in south-central Nebraska are facing possible prison time for hauling marijuana, including some that had fallen onto Interstate 80. The Kearney Hub reports that 49-year-old Charlie Red of Sedalia and 29-year-old Damaisy De La Caridad Rodriguez of Miami pleaded no contest Friday in Buffalo…

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Smell of weed in Denver leads feds to big bust of Nebraska marijuana network

Published: Feb 17, 2017, 12:44 pm • Updated: Feb 17, 2017, 3:23 pm By Kirk Mitchell, Denver Post An investigation of an alleged interstate crime network all started with an anonymous tip about a pungent odor emanating from a rental home in Westminster. It was May 2, 2016, harvest time…

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Cannabist Show: He leads one of world’s biggest marijuana firms; He’s a former NFL pro who grows ganja

Published: Nov 25, 2016, 6:08 am • Updated: Nov 25, 2016, 6:09 am By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Chris Driessen, who’s president of Organa Bands, the parent company of OpenVape; and Marques Harris, co-founder of cultivation business District 8. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Juggling marijuana licenses in multiple…

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Blood Bud: The Outrageous Claim that Buying Street Weed leads to Death

Blood Bud: The Outrageous Claim that Buying Street Weed leads to Death A few months ago, I read this opinion piece in the New York Times entitled, “Want to Make Ethical Purchases? Stop Buying Illegal Drugs” where the author essentially equated “buying illegal drugs” to participating in “cartel violence”. While…

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