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It wasn’t just cash: How texting, cannabis voters and tech outreach lifted Jared Polis to victory

Jared Polis not only expressed support for the marijuana industry in his successful bid for Colorado governor, he made it part of his strategy to win. In a new post-election memo shared with The Colorado Sun, the Democrat’s campaign reveals its unique strategy to reach cannabis voters, or what it called “a commonly overlooked political […]

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Jury finds in favor of Colorado marijuana grow in closely watched federal lawsuit

A southern Colorado marijuana grow facility did not hurt the property values of a neighboring couple, a jury in Denver decided Wednesday, ending a closely watched lawsuit that had hung like a dark cloud over the state’s cannabis industry. If the lawsuit had been successful, it could have created a blueprint for opponents of marijuana […]

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Germany, the capital of beer, looks to Colorado with worry and curiosity as it considers legalizing cannabis

BERLIN — On a warm Saturday evening at Berlin’s Gorlitzer Park, cherry trees protect strollers from the sun, and children chase kites on the lawn. Students hang out in a sunken crater where constant Frisbee-throwing has turned the grass to dirt. The “Gorli” was once a proud bahnhof, a huge train station where Hitler stood […]

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The top federal prosecutor in Colorado says the state’s marijuana laws are too loose

By Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press Colorado’s system for regulating marijuana has too many loopholes that disguise illegal activity and jeopardize public safety, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday, detailing his motivation for boosting scrutiny in the first state to broadly allow cannabis sales. U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer said he is particularly concerned with how companies that […]