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Denver dispensary burglaries hit a 3-year high in 2019

Police are investigating a string of armed robberies of metro-area dispensaries in December as the number of break-ins at Denver marijuana businesses hit a three-year high in 2019.

“The boom is over”: Colorado cannabis growers hope volatile wholesale market is stabilizing

Entrepreneurs who broke into Colorado’s cannabis industry at the ground level — the growers — have endured economic whiplash over the last two years as the market for wholesale flower experienced volatile swings in price.

Colorado lawmakers consider bill to automatically clear past marijuana convictions

One key detail could determine whether an upcoming bill in Colorado’s statehouse stands to affect hundreds of thousands of people, or perhaps just a few hundred.

Starting Jan. 1, Coloradans will have more options for consuming cannabis in public. But will we catch up to California?

Starting on Jan. 1, House Bill 1230 will allow two entirely new types of businesses in Colorado: tasting rooms that can sell cannabis flower and cannabis products, and “marijuana hospitality establishments,” which can’t sell cannabis on-site but allow full use of the plant (including on tour buses).

Working in Colorado’s cannabis industry could prevent you from becoming a U.S. citizen. A new bill in Washington could change that.

Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Yuma, joined forces with an unlikely partner in liberal Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts to introduce legislation that would remove participation in the legal cannabis industry from the list of activities that automatically bar naturalization.

How will Denver’s new minimum wage impact the marijuana industry?

A recent survey of cannabis companies suggests that future entry-level employees will see better pay in Denver thanks to a new law that will increase the city’s minimum wage to $15.87 by 2022.

Colorado’s Green Solution marijuana chain bought by multi-state operator Columbia Care for $140 million

By buying The Green Solution, Columbia Care’s US. empire grows to 74 marijuana dispensaries either open or under development in 13 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, and 19 cultivation and manufacturing facilities.

Colorado marijuana regulators finalizing ban on certain additives in cannabis vape products

Colorado’s marijuana regulators are nearing a decision to ban certain additives in cannabis vape products, as states around the country desperately seek solutions amid a national crisis over a mysterious lung disease linked to e-cigarettes and marijuana vape pens.

As “green rush” rolls on, Boulder’s Surna helping make cannabis industry more sustainable

Legal cannabis cultivation in the United States consumed 1.1 million megawatt hours of electricity in 2017 (enough to power 92,500 homes for a year,) generating 472,000 tons carbon dioxide, according to a 2018 New Frontier Data report.

Marijuana industry groups push for regulation amid national vaping-related illness crisis

Colorado marijuana industry members are pushing for new rules and more stringent regulation, including a potential ban on certain additives found in vaping devices, amid a nationwide crisis over a mysterious lung disease linked to e-cigarettes and marijuana vape pens.

U.S. House passes bill giving marijuana businesses access to banking

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would grant legal marijuana businesses access to banking, a measure that would clear up a longstanding headache for the industry.

Coastal Commission to discuss Trinidad hotel, Highway 101 and cannabis in Eureka next month

The California Coastal Commission, which regulates all development along the state’s coast, holds meetings across the state. In August, those meetings will be held at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka, giving locals the opportunity to weigh in on contentious topics, including the Trinidad Rancheria tribe’s proposed hotel, proposed modifications to U.S.