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Burglaries at cannabis dispensaries prompt Denver to adopt strict security rules. Not everyone is happy about them.

Would-be thieves smashed a window at Denver’s Simply Pure dispensary in June 2021, then climbed in and tried to get into the store’s offices. An alarm sounded, and when Denver police arrived, the intruders jumped out of the window and drove off before they could steal any cash or marijuana products, said Wanda James, co-owner […]

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Denver wants to open the marijuana industry to those most impacted by the drug war. Some say it came too late.

After marijuana was legalized in 2012, Colorado leaders began creating rules and regulations for scores of people who were already lining up to take part in what has become a $2.2 billion retail cannabis industry. State leaders took a hardline stance while creating cannabis industry rules, initially barring people with drug convictions from owning dispensaries […]

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New Mexico marijuana legalization poses a serious threat to Colorado’s lucrative border-town pot shops

TRINIDAD —When Colorado legalized the retail sale of marijuana in 2012, savvy entrepreneurs saw an opportunity beyond setting up shop in population centers like Denver and Boulder.  They realized if they opened cannabis businesses in small towns along the state’s borders, they could attract customers from Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Wyoming, where […]

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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 […]