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.
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According to chief financial officer Jon Hilley, the company cut 20 positions — less than 10% of its workforce — on Thursday.
Licensed cannabis industry is cheering the move while hoping for more policing of site in 2020.
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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.
More than a dozen new measures that impact workers, patients, gun owners, people awaiting release from jail, and marijuana consumers became law Jan.
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).
Weld County on Thursday launched a new campaign to warn the community against some of the ill effects of marijuana but drew criticism for citing an annual report that critics have called biased and off-base.
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.
Legislative Analyst’s Office calls for taxing marijuana based on potency and dropping cultivation taxes.
Denver police investigators believe the same armed and masked robbers have struck at multiple marijuana businesses in the metro area since early November.
The median price of a pound of marijuana buds sold or transferred to a retail store from a growing facility was $1,316 between Aug.
A group of Humboldt County residents will review proposals by firms looking to brand and market the county’s burgeoning cannabis industry to the rest of the world.
A Denver marijuana business, Royal Resin, is voluntarily recalling retail marijuana, including pre-rolled joints and blunts because of elevated yeast and mold counts.
Humboldt County’s cannabis industry has made it through another year of legality, a feat for a marketplace swarmed by regulatory costs and state bureaucracy since its inception.
An Aurora couple has been found guilty, by a federal jury in Denver, of marijuana cultivation in a massive black market cannabis grow.
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.
The Department of Justice says two West Virginia men have been sentenced for participating in a distribution scheme that involved shipping about 400 kilograms of marijuana through the U.S.
Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs.
Paul Fullerton breathed a sigh of relief last month when drug charges against the Woodland business owner were expunged and his probation halted — a resolution more than three years in the making.
A party bus — the Dab Space Station — used to take people to concerts and other events as a safe ride so clients could indulge in cannabis and not drive, was set ablaze earlier this month in Lakewood.
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.
Production stopped. Employees were unable to work. Deliveries were unable to completed. Members of the cannabis industry said, just like all the other businesses in Humboldt County, that they were also negatively impacted by the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power shutoffs last month.
Authorities in Eagle County arrested three men Friday night after finding 82 pounds of marijuana in their car, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
Lakewood’s municipal election is awash in developer and marijuana money — two issues that voters in Colorado’s fifth-largest city have already taken stands on at the ballot box.
A sliver of a fraction of Denver and Boulder residents eligible to have their marijuana convictions expunged from the records have been able to do so, data from the cities show.
Infused, A CBD Marketplace opened in downtown Boulder as cannabidiol shifts from dispensaries to general retail.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A company that provides security services to Colorado marijuana businesses is being sued by a former employee over overtime pay.
The U.S. government will spend $3 million to find out if marijuana can relieve pain, but none of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high.
In the past week, law enforcement tracked down over 20,807 cannabis plants and 42 firearms, acting on search warrants at alleged illegal cannabis grows in Orleans and Southern Humboldt.
The Fortuna City Council unanimously passed a hemp cultivation moratorium during a special meeting Friday morning. The ordinance was passed 4-0 with Councilmember Mike Johnson absent. The move in Fortuna follows closely on the heels of a similar vote at the county level.
A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths, challenging a favorite talking point of legal pot advocates.
Needles has declared itself a sanctuary for gun owners and is looking to the state to exempt the city from certain gun laws.
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.
Prop. 64 money funneled to child care vouchers as after school programs struggle to stay afloat.
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Irvine company reverses stance as pressure from state regulators grows.
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California schools may soon allow parents to administer medical marijuana to their children on K-12 campuses.
It seems Weedmaps has won its battle with California for the time being. But some repercussions — and further-reaching impacts — might still be brewing.
California banks won’t do business with licensed cannabis businesses, but a few credit unions are stepping in. But cannabis is still largely an all-cash economy — which is inconvenient, inefficient and potentially perilous.
Industry supporters say high taxes and a thriving black market are to blame.
While tribes are free to grow and sell cannabis on their sovereign land now that recreational marijuana is legal in California, there’s no path in state law for Native Americans to join the regulated market.