Lewis Koski, the director of Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division, is being promoted within the Department of Revenue, The Cannabist has learned.
Guests on this week’s Cannabist Show: The Colorado Department of Revenue’s Lewis Koski and the Marijuana Enforcement Division’s Jim Burack.
The state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division on Friday announced that its former chief of investigations is now its director. Jim Burack was promoted to the top job two months after his former boss, Lewis Koski, was named deputy senior director for the Colorado Department of Revenue’s broader enforcement division.
A pair of recent cases involving regulatory officials give a black eye to marijuana regulation and fuel old fears about the criminal element’s influence.
Featured guests: Colorado Cannabis Tours partner Heidi Keyes and Ean Seeb, Denver Relief Consulting founding partner. [podcast] Watch this episode LOTS TO TALK ABOUT • The challenges of expanding a federally illegal business across state lines. • A historically black university in Louisiana is growing cannabis for the state’s medical…
The Cannabist Show for January 12, 2017: From the Denver Post newsroom and DPTV Studios, The Cannabist Show is a one-stop spot for the latest in cannabis culture, news, views and reviews. Hosted by Cannabist pot critic Jake Browne.
FEATURED GUESTS: Colorado Cannabis Tour partner Heidi Keyes and Denver Relief Consulting founding partner Ean Seeb.
Andrew Freedman, the Colorado director of marijuana coordination, is part of a trio of drug policy experts who aim to help governments craft cannabis regulations.
Here’s how officials at every level of U.S. government (Team Hillary Clinton, too) reacted to the DEA’s recent decision to not reschedule marijuana.
Colorado state regulators still seek “good paths forward” in getting all cannabis businesses into compliance regarding pesticides, but it’s a primary goal.
Featured guests: Colorado Department of Revenue deputy senior director of enforcement (and former Marijuana Enforcement Division director) Lewis Koski and current Marijuana Enforcement Division director Jim Burack. [podcast] LOTS TO TALK ABOUT • Where are we at with pesticides in Colorado? • The Marijuana Enforcement Division is opening its records…
Colorado Department of Revenue director says the so-called Ownership Bill represents a ‘real change’ in the way the state regulates marijuana investing.
Colorado marijuana regulators announced Friday they have put a large but undisclosed number of plants and products on hold from two cultivation facilities over concerns they were treated with unapproved pesticides. It’s the first such action by a state agency; previous recalls have been undertaken by the city of Denver only.
While Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is tightly regulated to keep pot out of the black market in other states, there are bad actors working outside the system.
Denver’s inaugural foray into cannabis event programming this week was deemed such a success that “it’s definitely a possibility that we’ll do it again,” said Dan Rowland, spokesman for the city’s Office of Marijuana Policy.
Denver police issued seven violations for underage marijuana sales in a recent compliance check conducted on 30 marijuana shops.
A Colorado proposal to require safety testing for medical marijuana, same as recreational pot, won unanimous approval Wednesday on its first test in the state Legislature.
Much of Colorado’s regulatory debate around edibles has focused on preventing accidental ingestion. But the manner in which edibles affect a person raises the question whether more should be done to educate buyers before they leave the shop.
Nearly 5 million marijuana-infused edibles and nearly 150,000 pounds of marijuana flower were purchased in legal Colorado stores and dispensaries in 2014, according to an encompassing new report published by the state.
Two lawsuits were filed in U.S. District Court in Colorado on Thursday morning against politicians, public servants and businesses to “end the sale of recreational marijuana in this state,” according to attorney David H. Thompson, who represents the plaintiffs in both cases.
Colorado’s pot regulators are trying to make sure the state’s marijuana growers aren’t producing more pot than they can legally sell — a hedge against Colorado-grown pot ending up in states where it’s not legal.
Cheeba Chews began as an experiment in a home kitchen and grew into one of the biggest successes of Colorado’s medical marijuana industry. Then, last spring, the medicated chocolate taffy began disappearing from shelves.
In response to concerns over marijuana edibles sold in recreational stores, Colorado officials are drafting stricter potency and dosing-size rules. As extra encouragement, companies making products with 10 milligrams THC or less would face less stringent product testing.
Police have so far sanctioned no recreational marijuana stores for selling to minors during underage compliance stings across the state, according to the Colorado Department of Revenue.
State-licensed marijuana testing labs can no longer test for individuals. That leaves curious consumers, hemp growers and anyone who makes their own oils, edibles and tinctures with little recourse.
For the first time, makers of marijuana-infused cookies, cupcakes and candies were required to submit samples to newly licensed independent labs for testing, starting Thursday.