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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

Opinion: The LEAP ballot initiative can help Colorado kids soar

Colorado has a unique opportunity to help our kids, our educators and our schools succeed, and we must seize this moment to make a difference in their lives.

Opinion Columns

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

Opinion: Denver’s marijuana-hospitality proposal would create a health hazard for workers and the public

Do not roll back hard-won local public health protections by allowing for marijuana smoking and vaping indoors.

Opinion Columns

Colorado families ask for statewide school cannabis access

Many parents grew emotional at a Senate Education Committee hearing as they explained the difficulties their children face trying to take their medicinal cannabis doses while in school

Health

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: Let’s face up to marijuana’s toll on kids before it’s too late

Opinion Columns

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

Opinion Columns

Colorado governor pardons 2,732 people with convictions for possessing up to one ounce of marijuana

House Bill 1424 gave Gov. Jared Polis the ability to pardon people with convictions for possessing up to two ounces of marijuana, but he opted to act only on cases where people were convicted of possessing one ounce or less of cannabis

News

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

Where Hickenlooper and Romanoff split on major policies in Democratic U.S. Senate primary

Health care, the Green New Deal and the electoral college are three areas where the candidates disagree

Politics and Government

How Colorado lawmakers closed a $3 billion shortfall to balance the budget and why it led to tears

The Joint Budget Committee finalized how to spend $11 billion in discretionary spending ahead of the legislative session’s restart

Politics and Government
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