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

Are hundreds of Colorado businesses endorsing their own elimination?  Denver, Aurora, and Boulder have been considering allowing licensed businesses to deliver limited amounts of cannabis to adults over 21 at private residences with a variety of safeguards. Aurora’s city council voted Dec. 7 to give preliminary approval to cannabis delivery with a final vote coming […]

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

It’s not so much the claims made about the magic qualities of cannabinoids that prick up the ears — curing tuberculosis, anxiety, chronic pain, liver disease. Pretty standard hype in a world of consumers slathering themselves inside and out with anything labeled CBD or THC. It’s the year. The advertising hype about miraculous treatment of […]

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

By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press Colorado has made online sales of recreational marijuana legal during the coronavirus pandemic, fulfilling one of the pot industry’s biggest wishes and fueling its argument for more concessions that could be made permanent when the crisis eases. It’s one of several signs emerging from the virus outbreak of just […]

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

Colorado is taking action to try to give more legal marijuana businesses in the state access to banking as a Congressional effort to knock down the federal barriers has stalled.  There are already a handful of banks in Colorado working with marijuana businesses, including Partner Colorado Credit Union in Arvada, where Gov. Jared Polis on […]

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

By Mary Esch, The Associated Press Companies have unleashed hundreds of CBD pet health products accompanied by glowing customer testimonials claiming the cannabis derivative produced calmer, quieter and pain-free dogs and cats. But some of these products are all bark and no bite. “You’d be astounded by the analysis we’ve seen of products on the […]

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

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News In a large warehouse, LivWell Enlightened Health feeds its cloned cannabis plants a custom blend of nutrients, sprays them with filtered water and pumps extra carbon dioxide into the air. LivWell releases three types of insects to clear the plants of unwanted pests without the use of toxic pesticides. Every part […]

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

By Christopher Weber, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — A month after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, waterways were diverted, and the ground was littered with […]