Colorado budget proposal calls for new task force to target illegal marijuana ops

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 6:35 pm • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 6:35 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado aims to establish a state law enforcement unit dedicated to investigating and, ideally, eradicating illegal marijuana grow operations that have cropped up throughout the state. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s $…

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Cannabis equity fund’s $250 million target is industry milestone

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 11:37 am • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 11:49 am By Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg A private equity fund co-chaired by a former BlackRock Inc. executive is planning to raise $ 250 million to invest in marijuana businesses in places such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas and midtown…

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LA Sheriff, preparing for recreational marijuana legalization, thinks feds may target California

Published: Mar 8, 2017, 11:03 am • Updated: Mar 8, 2017, 11:03 am By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department expects federal drug agents will attempt to step up marijuana enforcement as California moves forward with legalization. But he believes…

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