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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”


CBD isn’t regulated by the FDA. Here’s why Colorado companies are pushing for that to (quickly) change.

Colorado is at the center of the nation’s cannabidiol boom, producing much of the nation’s hemp and serving as home to many CBD sellers


Colorado’s plan to build a foundation for industrial hemp

Gov. Jared Polis has a bold plan to make Colorado a hub for industrial hemp production. But how do you create a hemp industry when you lack the knowledge and machinery to make it profitable?


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.


Will federal coronavirus paycheck loans actually be forgiven?

Here's what could happen to a Colorado PPP loan recipient in bankruptcy, others with layoffs or operations outside the state, and another that thrived in the pandemic -- and paid back its loan already


Charlotte Figi, the Colorado girl who inspired the CBD movement, dies following illness suspected to be coronavirus

Figi, 13, was the namesake for Charlotte’s Web products. Her story changed the way the public perceives marijuana.


Colorado hemp farmers say they know more than the feds and want to keep regulation in state hands

After the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp production legal, Colorado created rules for handling the new cash crop. “Green rush” farmers are worried the feds will make their work harder.


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


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.


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


Greeley still shuns marijuana, but it’s starting to embrace hemp as a new cash crop

The growing popularity of CBD and recognition in the federal Farm Bill are prompting marijuana opponents to take a second look at its non-psychoactive cousin


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


Hemp has arrived: Colorado crops double after Farm Bill makes growing more legit

Beyond rush for CBD products, hemp-reinforced plastics pioneered by Henry Ford are in the works, but legal hurdles remain


Opinion: Growing hemp means growing economic opportunity in rural Colorado

Federal regulators cast shadow on hemp win, calling cannabidiol — or CBD –products illegal

CBD oils have become increasingly popular in lotions, tinctures and foods, but their legal status has been murky

Politics and Government

The world’s first marijuana-derived pharmaceutical is now available for prescription. So why can’t patients get it?

Epidiolex was approved earlier this year to treat rare seizure disorders