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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

“ISIT420″: Colorado to auction off cannabis-themed license plates

News

Coloradans convicted of marijuana possession could easily get their record sealed under new bill

House Bill 1090 also raises the legal limit for recreational marijuana possession up to two ounces, opening up the possibility of additional pardons from Gov. Jared Polis

Politics and Government

New Mexico primed to join Colorado, other U.S. states as part of recreational marijuana wave

The New Mexico initiative would reconsider criminal drug sentences for about 100 prisoners, and give the governor a strong hand in licensing the industry and monitoring supplies

Business

Colorado’s marijuana industry flexed its big muscles and now an effort to limit pot potency is unraveling

State Rep. Yadira Caraveo, a Democrat who is pushing the policy, is tamping down the measure and stripping out clauses in response to outcry from those working in cannabis

Politics and Government

$10 billion in recreational marijuana has now been sold in Colorado, fueled by strong 2020 sales

Colorado retailers continue to set new marijuana sales records each month, and the industry says it’s now time to return all that tax money to education funds.

Business

Colorado marijuana sales exceeded $2 billion in 2020

The state collected about $32 million in taxes and fees from marijuana sales in November alone

Business

Opinion: Colorado’s cannabis businesses may regret opting for delivery

Opinion Columns

Colorado cold snap could disrupt state’s marijuana industry

Jon Vaught, CEO of a cannabis biotech firm Front Range Biosciences, said the temperatures below freezing Tuesday and Wednesday combined with snow were “catastrophic for growers.”

Business

How much do we know about marijuana’s medical capabilities after 163 years of claims? Just a little.

Colorado, California and a few other states are leading the way, steering tax dollars from marijuana legalization toward controlled, peer-approved studies assessing the medical effectiveness of cannabis compounds.

Health

Coronavirus fuels marijuana industry’s push for online sales, delivery in Colorado

Now under Colorado's emergency rules, customers can pay for marijuana online and then pick up their purchase at the store.

Business

Congress has stalled on marijuana banking, so Colorado is taking matters into its own hands

Gov. Jared Polis is ordering his administration to use state legislative and regulatory change to help increase the number of banks working with cannabis businesses by 20%.

Business

Some pet products touted as having CBD don’t actually have any, researchers say

A small clinical trial at Colorado State University published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association in June found CBD oil reduced seizure frequency in 89 percent of the epileptic dogs that received it

News

American pot is the gold standard. But Canada leads the export game — for now.

Canada has emerged as the dominant exporter in the burgeoning global trade of marijuana, which ArcView Market Research and BDS Analytics estimated at $14.9 billion in sales for 2019

Business

Illegal pot farms on public land in California and Colorado create environmental hazard

Colorado has had its share of large outdoor marijuana grows discovered on public lands

Crime and Courts
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