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Munchies guide: 7 places with 4/20 restaurant deals in 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 doctors invested $1.1 million in a Colorado hemp-oil company. Their money ended up funding a Costa Rican wildlife refuge.

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.

High school teacher charged with 4 counts of marijuana distribution to minor

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.

Colorado could allow people — including kids — with autism to use medical marijuana

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.

Op-ed: Hemp never belonged on the controlled-substances list

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.

Texas college baseball coach fired for Colorado marijuana comments to recruit

Mike Jeffcoat, the coach of Texas Wesleyan’s baseball team, has been fired over comments he made about Colorado recruits.

Citing legal marijuana, Texas coach “not recruiting players from Colorado”

“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…”

Op-ed: What to make of Cory Gardner’s feud with Jeff Sessions

What an interesting battle Colorado’s junior senator — Republican Cory Gardner — has launched against fellow law-and-order conservative Jeff Sessions.

Girl Scout troop spurs Colorado’s first city ban on smoking tobacco or weed in vehicles with minors

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.

Colo. Sen. Gardner meets with Jeff Sessions on marijuana, neither giving ground

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.

Colo. Sen. Gardner to meet with Jeff Sessions on marijuana after doubling down on threats to block DOJ nominees

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.

“I would encourage people not to freak out”: Colorado Attorney General on Sessions marijuana shift

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 Sen. Cory Gardner prepared to hold up Trump DOJ nominations over Sessions’ marijuana policy shift

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…

Op-ed: Denver should re-think the overly strict rules for social marijuana venues

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.

Op-ed: Curbing Colorado’s opioid epidemic with cannabis

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.

Denver approves smoking and vaping ban for its downtown street mall

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.

Proposed ban on smoking, vaping for Denver’s 16th Street Mall discriminates homeless, advocates say

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.

4,000-plus marijuana plants, 4 arrests in raid on elaborate grow in Colorado national forest

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.

Colorado special legislative session fails to fix pot-tax error

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.

Colorado gov calls lawmakers back for rare special session to fix pot tax error

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has called for a legislative special session to fix an error affecting significant marijuana tax revenue disbursements.

Denver $2B budget plan uses marijuana money for transportation, community projects

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.