Medicine Man in Denver opens new Aurora store and weighs selling out

Medicine Man opens new Aurora store and weighs selling out (series)

Part IV in a series: This is full circle, in a way, for the family behind Medicine Man, a Colorado marijuana company that wants to be the Costco of weed. The Williams family’s bet on their business plan, tolerance for risk and willingness to be open about their financial books and personal lives have paid off.

Who’s next in legal American weed: Alaska, Oregon, N.Y., D.C. and beyond

Lawmakers seek more oversight of Colorado caregivers

Colorado medical marijuana growers would face new restrictions, including how many plants they can cultivate for patients, under a proposal advanced Wednesday by a legislative panel.

Welcome to Colorado: The out-of-towners guide to 4/20

Reactions: Retail pot sold more than medical, but what does it mean?

For the first time ever, Colorado’s recreational marijuana sales topped the state’s healthy medical cannabis numbers in July. The numbers, released Tuesday from the state’s Department of Revenue, are big news for the U.S.’s oldest legal marijuana market. But what do they mean?

9 months into legal sales, weed biz still holds much promise, puzzlement

Legal or not, weed business still holds much promise, puzzlement

Legal marijuana: The tangle of rules and regulations that govern whether and how it can be grown, bought and sold create complexity and ambiguity that cause major headaches for marijuana businesses — and enticing opportunities for those who want to exploit it.

Colorado marijuana growers at odds over revised production caps

Colorado marijuana growers at odds over revised production rules

Colorado’s pot regulators are trying to make sure the state’s marijuana growers aren’t producing more pot than they can legally sell — a hedge against Colorado-grown pot ending up in states where it’s not legal.

Consumer demand for pot edibles spurs Denver manufacturing surge

Manufacturers of marijuana edibles scramble to meet ravenous demand

Cannabis consumers’ unexpectedly strong appetite for edible products has manufacturers scrambling to expand facilities and meet demand. Sales of marijuana-infused food and beverages since Jan. 1 have exceeded most industry projections.

U.S. House OKs bill that could ease marijuana banking issues

U.S. House OKs bill that could ease marijuana banking issues

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed by 39 votes a measure that bars treasury and securities regulators from spending funds to penalize financial institutions that work with legal marijuana businesses.

(Anya Semenoff, Denver Post file)

Does legal pot make buying booze less tempting?

Recreational marijuana’s legalization sparked some corporate worries about softer sales of beer, wine and hard liquor, but so far, the booze business hasn’t been dented.

Bennet, Perlmutter ask IRS to stop penalizing cash-only pot businesses

Bennet, Perlmutter ask IRS to stop penalizing cash-only pot businesses

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Ed Perlmutter on Friday asked the Internal Revenue Service to stop assessing a 10 percent penalty on legal marijuana businesses that are forced to pay federal withholding taxes in cash for lack of banking services.

U.S. government to grow 1,430 pounds of weed for DEA-registered research

Cañon City voters will decide on recreational pot in Nov.

Cañon City, which recently saw some of its residents take to the streets for a “Potheads Against Potholes” march, will have voters decide in November whether to allow recreational marijuana sales.

(Steve Nehf, The Denver Post)

4 months in: No increase in Denver crime

As revenues, taxes and fees from the sales of recreational marijuana continue to rise — “Colorado sold nearly $19 million worth of recreational pot in March, up from about $14 million worth of recreational pot in February” — crime in Denver, the state’s marijuana hub, is on the decline.

Colorado lawmakers' plan: Shuffle pot money to get more funds from feds

Colorado lawmakers’ plan: Shuffle pot money to get more funds from feds

The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational marijuana, but it also has made clear it doesn’t agree with the move and may try to stop it, if isn’t tightly controlled.

Good Chemistry (recreational review by The Ombudsman)

Good Chemistry (recreational review by The Ombudsman)

Our shop critic The Ombudsman checks out Good Chemistry on Colfax. It isn’t a budget store, even though your wallet will feel that it is. The $30/eighth prices are a pleasant surprise when the product is above average.

Adams City High pot offenders try new treatment program created by CU

Adams City H.S. pot offenders try new treatment program created by CU

A handful of high school students in Commerce City identified as high-risk marijuana users can avoid traditional punishment by enrolling in a pilot, school-based treatment program created by substance abuse researchers from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.