Hemp grows in at a hemp farm in Montrose County. (Photo special to The Colorado Sun)

Sudden opposition flares toward Amendment X, the hemp measure unanimously approved by the Colorado legislature

Lawmaker who supported the ballot measure said the bill is "preemptive and proactive" to better prepare Colorado hemp industry for changes in federal law.

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Cordillera resort to reopen as tony drug-treatment facility for “seriously underserved population” — the wealthy

After five lawsuits and lots of controversy, the upscale rehab center is first of its kind in Colorado, but there are thousands in California leading state to draft a raft of regulations

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Lobbying is big money in Colorado. But the spending is difficult to track.

So far in the 2019 legislative session, about 500 lobbyists are registered to influence state lawmakers and officials. That’s five for every legislator.