A national drug syndicate disguising itself as a small Greeley medical marijuana grow traded in cryptocurrency and had drug pipelines to eight states, federal documents in Denver U.S. District Court reveal.
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No other city does 4/20 like Denver.
The sequel to the 2001 cult flick took a long, winding path to theaters — including through the Mile High City
Ah, April 20 — the day Denver is hazy with a cloud of marijuana smoke and becomes a different sort of Mile High City. Our own local holiday offers plenty of special deals for those who have the munchies after partaking (or for anyone with a serious appetite).
Two Florida physicians have sued the owner of Full Spectrum Nutrition in Colorado Springs, claiming their $1.1 million investment in the marketer of cannabinoid-rich hemp extracts and products went instead to a Costa Rican wildlife refuge.
Kayvan Khalatbari, a longtime marijuana industry entrepreneur, has built up fundraising momentum in his bid to take on Denver Mayor Michael Hancock in the 2019 election, according to his latest campaign finance report.
A former East High School math teacher who allegedly gave marijuana to students at a house party has been formally charged with four counts each of marijuana distribution to a minor and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
More than 110 pounds of marijuana was seized and two people were arrested following the bust of an illegal marijuana grow operation in El Paso County on Wednesday.
In a clash of deeply felt testimony, parents in tears pleaded with Colorado lawmakers on Friday to pass a bill allowing their children with autism to use medical marijuana as a treatment.
Rachel L. Farley, a former teacher who volunteered in the East High School drama and music departments, faces a felony charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not like marijuana, and the feds could crack down on Colorado’s booming industry at any time. But hemp has a powerful ally in Washington: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel. It is past time for Washington to let farmers grow hemp without fear.
Cultivated Synergy, a marijuana-focused co-working space in Denver’s River North neighborhood, serves as a hub for people starting up in the budding cannabis industry.
Let’s clear the air: Marijuana users in Colorado need places to consume.
A Colorado man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday for his role in a conspiracy to ship $3 million of marijuana through the mail to the Kansas City area.
Many entry-level workers find the relatively posh conditions of trimming marijuana in grow houses preferable to steamy chaos of the kitchen.
Mike Jeffcoat, the coach of Texas Wesleyan’s baseball team, has been fired over comments he made about Colorado recruits.
“Thanks for the interest in our program. Unfortunately, we are not recruiting players from the state of Colorado. In the past, players have had trouble passing our drug test. We have made a decision to not take a chance on Student-athletes from your state…”
What an interesting battle Colorado’s junior senator — Republican Cory Gardner — has launched against fellow law-and-order conservative Jeff Sessions.
What started off last spring as an effort by an Aurora Girl Scout troop to take on a social service project turned into passage Monday of Colorado’s first ban on smoking in a vehicle while children under 18 are inside.
Broncos wide receiver Carlos Henderson was arrested and charged with first offense possession of marijuana in West Monroe, La., on Sunday.
The Colorado senators have asked the U.S. Treasury to keep in place Obama-era rules that allow banks to serve marijuana companies.
Police in Colorado communities will divvy up $21.5 million in aid from Colorado to steer those struggling with drug addiction toward treatment and housing.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said Wednesday that a morning meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions did little to settle their disagreement over marijuana policy.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said he plans to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions on federal marijuana policy Wednesday. He is prepared to block all nominees related to the Department of Justice.
Unable to slow the tide of marijuana legalization that is sweeping the nation, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is instead making a reckless move to quell progress.
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman told reporters that she called the state’s interim U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer after Sessions made his announcement rescinding the Cole memo.
Colorado politicians on both sides of the aisle resoundingly lambasted U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision Thursday to end an Obama-era policy that allowed for marijuana legalization to spread in U.S. states despite pot being federally unlawful. They said the change put Colorado’s pot marketplace at serious risk — though…
Lloyd’s of London seeks judicial declaration that insurance company doesn’t have to pay on $1.2 million policy.
Op-ed: Denver’s voter-approved pilot program for businesses to allow recreational cannabis use is off to a slow start due to over-regulation.
In a poignant essay for The Atlantic, Retired Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld advocates for addiction help, safe-injection sites, raising legal age for marijuana.
Sen. Cory Gardner plans to add an amendment to the tax package that would change the law so that marijuana companies could use common tax deductions and credits — such as those for hiring veterans.
Gov. John Hickenlooper earmarked $10 million in marijuana sales tax money in his proposed 2018-19 budget to address problems of hiring and retaining teachers in Colorado, where as many as 3,000 teaching jobs are unfilled.
The Colorado opioid committee is reviewing legislative initiatives to combat the opioid epidemic, which fail to mention the use of cannabis as a potential treatment for addiction, and at minimum a solution for pain management that is proven to be less deadly.
The nation’s drug epidemic kills someone in Colorado about every 9 hours and 36 minutes — in 2016, 912 deaths — a fact that rings like a siren for state leaders who are combating the leading driver: prescription and illicit opioids.
Chris Myklebust, the state bank and financial services commissioner who dreamed up a cannabis banking workaround for Colorado, is leaving his job at the end of next month.
The Denver City Council approved a public smoking and vaping ban on the 16th Street Mall 9-0 Monday night, ending a weeks-long debate about how best to ensure that police don’t enforce the new restrictions unfairly.
A second judge ruled this week that the Denver Parks and Recreation’s temporary ban of drug users from parks violates the right to due process.
In remote communities across Colorado, business owners and economic-development types are seeding a more diverse economy with hemp cultivation.
A proposed ban on smoking and vaping for the 16th Street Mall isn’t about public health, opponents allege, it’s about creating another means to push homeless and impoverished people out of Denver’s public spaces.
More than 365 marijuana plants, with an estimated street value of $1 million, were seized in Pueblo County Monday as evidence in illegal grow investigations.
Agents and deputies from several federal and county agencies arrested four immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally, seized 4,213 marijuana plants and dismantled an elaborate grow operation constructed on San Isabel National Forest, authorities say.
A Denver man who shot two boys — killing one and paralyzing the other — when they attempted to steal marijuana from his yard was sentenced to 80 years in prison.
Colorado lawmakers’ abbreviated special session ended Tuesday in political finger-pointing without resolving a mistake by lawmakers that is costing RTD and other entities across the state millions of dollars.
Two decades after Drug Abuse Resistance Education was declared dead, it and similar drug and alcohol prevention programs are back in Colorado classrooms.
Native Roots, the largest U.S. marijuana dispensary, will donate $15,750 and collected supplies to aid those affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.
This week’s special legislative session effectively came to a screeching halt Tuesday afternoon, as Republican state senators rejected the second of two bills brought forth by Democrats to resolve a marijuana tax error costing RTD and other entities across the state hundreds of thousands of dollars in monthly revenue.
Two people have been arrested after authorities found an illegal marijuana grow and suspected butane hash oil operation inside a Pueblo West home.
Colorado lawmakers will be called back early next month for a special session to fix a small but significant error made in 2017 funding legislation.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has called for a legislative special session to fix an error affecting significant marijuana tax revenue disbursements.
Excess marijuana tax proceeds would provide $10 million for transportation projects, park and recreation center fixes, and a new “community budgeting” program next year under a $2 billion budget proposal unveiled Tuesday by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.