cannabis

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A hemp green rush is remaking agriculture in Colorado — complete with get-rich CBD dreams and flimflam profiteers

80,000 acres of cropland have been converted to hemp by farmers projecting big profits from CBD sales. But Colorado’s regulatory framework hasn’t kept up with the boom.

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Pueblo saw hemp as an economic opportunity, so it pounced with taxpayer dollars and hopes of growing big business

Pueblo Economic Development Corp. sees hemp as a natural extension of southern Colorado’s ag and industrial heritage, and is laying down cash and tax credits to lure companies that agree to meet job-creation goals

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Congress is weighing whether to give marijuana businesses access to banks. In Colorado, that’s already happening.

As many as 35 banks are already offering financial services to the legal cannabis industry in Colorado, the state’s Bankers Association says, but they’re doing so under hushed circumstances and strict federal oversight

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Colorado beer makers are expanding to cannabis beverages: “Down the road it could be as big as beer.”

Ska Brewing in Durango and Left Hand Brewing in Longmont are teaming with cannabis companies to make seltzers with THC or CBD

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A change to Colorado’s DUI testing system has stoked fears of dropped cases and could shutter a private business

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is expected to be flooded with DUI testing requests from law enforcement agencies now that it offers the tests for free, an onslaught it admits it might not be ready to handle

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Where does Colorado’s marijuana tax money go? The state made a flow chart to answer the $1 billion question

Colorado's $6.5 billion cannabis industry now has almost 3,000 licensed marijuana businesses and more than 40,000 people who are licensed to work in them

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As states like Colorado legalize recreational marijuana, medical cannabis patients drop dramatically

Colorado has seen a 19% decline in medical marijuana cardholders since 2014, which is when recreational cannabis first started being sold

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Polis signs into law bills on marijuana delivery, social use and investment that will change the pot industry

The slate of legislation represents an expansion of people's ability to purchase pot and consume it in Colorado, all while allowing for more investment in the industry