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Robberies, deaths renew calls for Congress to pass legislation letting cannabis businesses access banking

Although 18 states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, and 37 allow its medical use, it remains illegal under federal law. Because of that, big banks and credit card companies have long been reluctant to work with the industry.

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Burglaries at cannabis dispensaries prompt Denver to adopt strict security rules. Not everyone is happy about them.

The new safety and storage requirements, which went into effect Jan. 1, are drawing a divided response from weed advocates and cannabis prohibitionists.

Business

Colorado lawmakers reject bill seeking to prohibit employers from firing workers for cannabis use

House Bill 1152 was rejected on a 12-1 vote in the House Business Affairs and Labor Committee on Thursday afternoon even after it was dramatically scaled back to simply study the issue

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Denver wants to open the marijuana industry to those most impacted by the drug war. Some say it came too late.

Denver Social Equity Program applicants say a strict zoning rule is making it nearly impossible for them to launch their new cannabis businesses in an already supersaturated market.

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Colorado gets C+ grade for medical cannabis access, report says

The state's crackdown on high-potency THC could lead to "crisis of access" for patients, medical cannabis-rights group Americans for Safe Access warns

Politics and Government

Colorado employers would no longer be able to fire their workers for using cannabis if a new bill passes

House Bill 1152 would also require employers to let their employees consume medical marijuana while at work, though there are exceptions for people whose jobs are in dangerous fields

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Colorado aimed to crack down on youth access to cannabis concentrates. Doctors say their jobs are being threatened instead.

Vibrant Health, a clinic in Colorado Springs, has shut down after 12 years, citing a bill passed by lawmakers last year. Other doctors say they will no longer see cannabis patients.

Politics and Government

Proposition 119, which would have raised Colorado marijuana taxes to pay for out-of-school learning, fails

Backers of the ballot measure, which split high-profile Democrats, admitted defeat Tuesday night

Politics and Government

Colorado election 2021 guide: What you need to know about the ballot initiatives and how to cast your vote

Election Day is Nov. 2 and voters will be making decisions on a slate of ballot measures, as well as local school board races

Politics and Government

Proposition 119: Colorado voters will decide whether to raise marijuana taxes to pay for out-of-school learning

Supporters say it will help close the achievement gap while opponents see it as a slippery slope toward privatizing education

Politics and Government

Weed helped turn him into an ultrarunner — and he’s far from the only one

Denver author Josiah Hesse explores the open secret of stoned athletes in his new book “Runner’s High”

Outdoors

CBD isn’t regulated by the FDA. Here’s why Colorado companies are pushing for that to (quickly) change.

Colorado is at the center of the nation’s cannabidiol boom, producing much of the nation’s hemp and serving as home to many CBD sellers

Business

Colorado’s plan to build a foundation for industrial hemp

Gov. Jared Polis has a bold plan to make Colorado a hub for industrial hemp production. But how do you create a hemp industry when you lack the knowledge and machinery to make it profitable?

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Colorado launches Cannabis Business Office to promote social equity

The office was authorized by legislation passed during the Legislature's 2021 session that provides an initial $4 million from the state's marijuana cash tax fund for its operations

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Colorado just released a big report on how cannabis legalization is going. Here’s what it found.

As expected, marijuana-related arrests are down and tax revenue is up, but other trends are less clear.

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