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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

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

Marijuana

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.

Marijuana

Leading U.S. Senate Democrats are pushing for federal marijuana legalization. A Colorado-led cannabis banking bill could be collateral.

The marijuana legalization push comes as Colorado's U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, has been working for years to grant the legal marijuana industry access to banking through the SAFE Banking Act

Politics and Government

Lawsuit challenges constitutionality of Colorado law limiting the sale of medical marijuana concentrates

House Bill 1317, which passed the legislature with broad bipartisan support, is aimed at curbing illegal teen use of cannabis products that are high in THC

Politics and Government

4-year-old dies after finding gun, shooting self outside El Paso County marijuana dispensary

The child's mother and a younger sibling were in the car at the time of the shooting Tuesday, and the father was in the store in Manitou Springs

Crime and Courts

Clarence Thomas says federal cannabis ban “may no longer be necessary or proper” as Supreme Court rejects Colorado case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a lawsuit involving a Denver medical marijuana dispensary that wanted the same federal tax breaks as other businesses

Politics and Government

Opinion: Colorado marijuana business leaders worked with lawmakers to shape bill to protect youth

But are there still significant shortcomings in the final bill that lawmakers passed? Yes. Many, in fact.

Opinion Columns

Proponents of a tax hike on recreational cannabis get bipartisan endorsements

Former Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter, former Republican Gov. Bill Owens and state lawmakers from both parties have endorsed the effort

Politics and Government

21 people indicted in illegal Colorado marijuana operation with ties to China

Officials have seized about $1 million worth of marijuana proceeds, hundreds of pounds of the drug and more than 10,000 marijuana plants

Crime and Courts

Colorado lawmakers’ effort to curb illegal use of high-potency marijuana by teens is stoking privacy concerns

House Bill 1317 would track how much medical pot patients buy to enforce daily limits. Some are concerned about the state keeping the data secure.

Politics and Government

Marijuana legalization forces police K-9s to retire across the U.S.

Virginia state police are retiring 13 K-9s, while many smaller police departments and sheriff’s offices are retiring one or two dog

Crime and Courts

Governor to issue more pardons now that Coloradans can legally possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana

With the recreational possession limit increased to two ounces, Gov. Jared Polis said he will issue additional pardons.

Politics and Government

Colorado lawmakers aim to enact strict new regulations on marijuana concentrate, medical cannabis

House Bill 1317 is aimed at curbing teen use and adult overconsumption of high-potency cannabis

Politics and Government

Opinion: As THC potency grows, is Colorado planting the seeds of destruction for our youth?

This isn’t the same plant that was grown when my grandparents were teenagers. Instead, bioengineering has created extremely potent products.

Opinion Columns

Social equity in marijuana industry still largely pipe dream

The limited statistics available indicate business owners and investors at the top of the booming industry remain overwhelmingly white.

News

Denver City Council passes marijuana delivery, cannabis lounges

The measures now head to Mayor Michael Hancock's desk.

News

New Mexico marijuana legalization poses a serious threat to Colorado’s lucrative border-town pot shops

Trinidad, Antonito and San Luis are towns along the Colorado-New Mexico border that have clusters of cannabis shops that could go up in smoke. How will local governments that rely on marijuana tax revenue fare?

Business

Should states set pot policy by its potency? Some, including a Colorado lawmaker, say yes

In Colorado, where cannabis concentrates average 69% potency, state Rep. Dr. Yadira Caraveo is considering proposing a potency cap. It's a public health issue, she says.

Politics and Government
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