A bill to add PTSD to the list of Colorado’s medical marijuana qualifying conditions is headed to the governor’s desk.
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Northglenn City Council had the right to deny a medical marijuana license because the new dispensary was deemed superfluous, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday.
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A Colorado bill seeking to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana has advanced to a House vote.
Denver is clamping down on CBD products that originate outside of Colorado. A bulletin issued Wednesday by Denver Environmental Health’s Public Health Inspections Division outlines a policy prohibiting out-of-state-made cannabidiol (CBD) products intended for human consumption. “It has come to DEH’s attention that some CBD products originate from unregulated manufacturing…
GB Sciences Inc., formerly operating as GrowBlox Sciences, inked a deal with Kush Cups to produce and distribute a line of cannabis-infused coffees and teas in single-use pods for Keurig-style coffee machines.
In February 2017, licensed Colorado marijuana shops brought in nearly $126.1 million in sales; it’s the ninth month in a row sales have topped $100 million.
A bipartisan collection of nearly four-dozen U.S. House members want the feds to lay off enforcement in states with legalized medical marijuana.
The latest marijuana-centric bill before Congress would place cannabis as a Schedule III substance, a classification shared by Tylenol with codeine.
Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke has introduced a bill repealing a federal law encouraging states to suspend or revoke driver’s licenses of people convicted of drug offenses.
Lawyers representing the Hemp Industries Association and hemp businesses have filed an opening brief in a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case against the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced a package of marijuana reform bills aimed at protecting and preserving existing state-based programs while laying framework for the federal regulation of cannabis.
A bill that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and regulate it like alcohol will make another go in Congress.
Q&A with two members of the National District Attorneys Association who are focused on marijuana policy, Stan Garnett of Colorado and Eric Zahnd of Missouri
Here’s a look at all Colorado marijuana legislation introduced in 2017, from pot-for-PTSD to private clubs and hemp bills. We’ll keep this list updated.
A synthetic THC drug made by Insys Therapeutics just cleared a federal regulatory hurdle to commercialization. Syndros is an oral solution containing dronabinol.
Three Colorado legislators are calling on Gov. John Hickenlooper to intervene in the state’s medical marijuana registry backlog, an issue that one lawmaker says is a matter of “life and death.”
Some big-name firms in cannabis have formed a national advocacy and marijuana lobbying organization, New Federalism Fund, to spur change on Capitol Hill.
The majority of U.S. states now have a medical marijuana law in place, but the laws don’t yet go far enough, says advocacy group Americans for Safe Access.
The Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry is in the thick of a 6- to 8-week backlog for mailed applications, affecting thousands of patients.
Grow Depot, a Colorado grow-supply business in Northglenn, is paying a federal fine because of its pesticide packaging.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this week that he wants to enforce federal marijuana laws in an “appropriate way” nationwide and is weighing options such as initiating Supremacy Clause and RICO prosecutions.
Colorado marijuana sales: Shops kicked off 2017 by selling nearly $109 million worth of cannabis in January, marking a 23 percent increase from January 2016.
The University of Denver is broadening its cannabis curriculum by delving into the business-specific facets of the marijuana industry.
Colorado legislation to add PTSD as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana is headed to the full House.
A convoluted dispute is forming around AG Jeff Sessions laying down the law on marijuana and state legalization. We ask experts to break down the role of the Supremacy Clause and states’ rights.
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Amid a time of unknowns surrounding federal marijuana policy, one thing is certain: The status quo is no longer sustainable.
Lists: Cannabis bills before the 115th U.S. Congress, including medical measures and a proposal for federal marijuana legalization, plus Cannabis Caucus members
Setting standards for the marijuana industry: ASTM International, a century-old organization, launches cannabis committee with eye on quality and safety.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his opposition to marijuana legalization while addressing a collection of the nation’s attorneys general on Tuesday.
Recreational marijuana will face “greater enforcement” in the Trump era, the White House’s spokesman said Thursday, signaling an abrupt change in approach that was greeted in Colorado by a wait-and-see attitude.
Americans are increasingly in favor of legalizing some form of marijuana — especially medical — and a majority across the board think the federal government should leave legal states alone.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer says legal recreational marijuana states could be subject to “greater enforcement” from DOJ. Here are his comments.
U.S. marijuana sales could reach $24.5 billion in 2025, according to New Frontier Data, which also projects the industry could top 255,000 jobs by 2019.
A bill introduced this week in the Colorado Senate, SB 192, would open the door for home-delivered recreational and medical marijuana in the state.
“Monetizing Cannabis” will be a featured panel discussion at the 2017 Nightclub & Bar convention, running March 27-29 in Las Vegas.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper played sage to California on Tuesday, warning lawmakers there’s a “steep hill” ahead in legalizing recreational marijuana.
A document that put the DEA under fire for disseminating misinformation about marijuana’s health effects has disappeared from the agency’s website.
More than 20 states, plus Washington, D.C. and two U.S. territories, have an allowance for medical marijuana to be used in treating PTSD.
Pueblo County is expanding its marijuana scholarships program through its excise tax on cannabis cultivation in the southern Colorado region.
In 2016, Colorado’s dispensaries bagged $1.3 billion in recreational and medical cannabis sales. To compare, Year One of the recreational era totaled $699.2 million and Year Two jumped up to $996.2 million. The trend should continue in Year Four, but beyond that? It’s a murkier proposition.
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Israel could be on the verge of expanding its “significantly small” medical marijuana industry in a significant way.
Members of a newly formed bipartisan “Cannabis Caucus” are aiming to develop a united front to further congressional action on marijuana.
For the first time, Colorado health officials have issued a set of guiding principles for marijuana businesses to address occupational health and hazards.
Super Bowl ads: A different kind of bud got some big-game airtime on Sunday night thanks to Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg when the crack-a-lackin’ duo touted T-Mobile’s new mobile plan.
A bill to add PTSD as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana easily cleared the Colorado Senate on a 34-1 vote. The measure now moves to the House.
Where a buzz hits you can tell you a lot about what you’ll be in for. Here, the 303 Kush sat in the center of my head — right behind my eyes — and camped out. This is the kind of “Magic Eye High” where you find yourself looking at something, but also through it at the same time. And, to be fair, this is exactly what I was looking for.
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