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Co-founder of Denver’s International Church of Cannabis alleges jury misconduct, seeks new trial on public-consumption charge

The co-founder of Denver’s International Church of Cannabis believes he’s entitled to a new trial on public-consumption charges after a member of the jury that convicted him alerted the court that the panel improperly discussed the case before it was over and prematurely reached its conclusion.

Colorado communities pocket big bucks from legal marijuana, but threats loom for some

Across Colorado, the rollout of recreational marijuana sales five years ago has raised tens of millions of dollars annually to tackle a litany of local concerns — from main street makeovers in cash-strapped small towns to addressing Denver’s housing affordability crunch. While the public’s attention has focused on the roughly quarter-billion…

Boulder County sees more patients with vomiting condition tied to chronic pot use

Cyclic episodes of nausea and vomiting. Disregulation of temperature perception. Abdominal pain. The culprit of these symptoms could be weed. Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, a relatively new condition that first appeared in medical literature in 2004, affects chronic users of marijuana who have smoked or used cannabis daily for years. Read…

Legal marijuana industry had banner year in 2018

PORTLAND, Ore. — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Liberal California became the largest legal U.S. marketplace, while conservative Utah and Oklahoma embraced medical marijuana. Canada…

FDA casts shadow on hemp win, calling CBD products illegal

SEATTLE — The hemp industry still has work ahead to win legal status for hemp-derived cannabidiol, or CBD oil, as an ingredient in food or dietary supplements despite the big farm bill President Donald Trump signed this week designating hemp as an agricultural crop. CBD oils have become increasingly popular…