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Growth of Summit County, state marijuana sales levels off in 2018

January 14, 2019 — In Colorado, marijuana has become a billion-dollar business annually, but the latest sales reports from the Colorado Department of Revenue show the sharp surges seen over the last four years are now leveling off. Across the state, Colorado has logged over $1.4 billion worth of

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“Where’s all that marijuana money?” Colorado’s pot dollars help schools, but maybe not as much as you think

December 28, 2018 — A big part of the 2012 pitch to convince Colorado voters they should legalize recreational marijuana was that the tax money would fix their local schools. Five years after the first sale occurred on Jan. 1, 2014, that tax money has translated into $160 million

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Colorado marijuana industry brings growth to ancillary businesses

December 27, 2018 — Colorado’s green gold rush has its version of pickaxes and denim: businesses that support and service the cannabis industry but don’t get their fingers sticky touching actual marijuana. Colorado has become a hub for companies that want a piece of the lucrative marijuana market while

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Hemp taking off as viable product, and Colorado entrepreneurs are at the forefront of industry

November 20, 2018 — Rianna Meyer doesn't like talking about herself. When prompted, she ticks off a list of milestones: joining the Air Force, becoming a firefighting captain, finding her way to the Antarctic by way of Thailand. Her words tumble out with quick cadence, ready to talk about

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First cannabis-based medicine approved by FDA arrives in the U.S.

November 2, 2018 — For the first time, a marijuana-based medicine approved by federal regulators is available for prescription in the United States. The medicine, called Epidiolex, is used to treat seizures related to Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes, two forms of epilepsy, which is a neurological disorder, according to

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Americans think cannabis has lots of benefits that science does not support

October 9, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — People tend to think marijuana will do all sorts of things that science does not support. Dr. Salomeh Keyhani led a survey of 16,280 American adults, asking what they thought marijuana could do for them. She and her colleagues found that Americans

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Colorado marijuana sales since January 2014 reach $5 billion

August 2, 2018 — Colorado marijuana sales since legalization in 2014 have reached a whopping $5 billion. According to figures from the Colorado Department of Revenue, dispensaries registered $122.8 million worth of medical and recreational marijuana transactions in May, the most recent month for which the statistics were available.

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Senate could soon vote on Gardner’s marijuana banking legislation, making it a states’ rights issue

July 30, 2018 — The marijuana industry's financial regulations should be a state issue, not federal, says Sen. Cory Gardner. Gardner, R-Colorado, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, introduced legislation that would keep the feds from interfering in state marijuana regulations, including allowing dispensaries access to banking. The STATES Act,

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US approves marijuana-based drug for seizures

June 25, 2018 — WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. The Food and Drug Administration approved

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Pain medicine group cancels doctor training about marijuana after funding pulled by feds

June 22, 2018 — A national medical group Thursday, June 21, abruptly canceled its plans to train doctors about marijuana for pain relief after a federal agency pulled its funding. The episode highlights an ongoing conflict between federal and state laws on marijuana. The American Academy of Pain Medicine

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Colorado marijuana sales nearly flat in April

June 19, 2018 — Colorado's cannabis industry appears to be inching closer to an anticipated sales plateau. Marijuana sales in April were practically flat from the same month last year, and the year-over-year sales growth rate continues to slim down to the low-single-digits, newly released state data show. The

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Pet owners turn to CBD treatments for ailing dogs as research on the subject takes shape (video)

June 13, 2018 — The only signs of aging the 12-year-old golden retriever/ Australian shepherd mix shows are the gray hairs peppered throughout his mostly black coat. He has an obvious limp, but it's hard to expect anything different for a dog only sporting three legs. The loveable 60–pound

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Runner’s high: Marijuana’s place in athletics continues to evolve

June 13, 2018 — Four years after recreational cannabis became legal in Colorado, the psychoactive substance's role among athletes is still taking shape. The ways in which casual everyday recreationists and elite endurance athletes use marijuana ranges widely. There are those, like ultrarunner Avery Collins, who love to smoke

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Colorado’s legalized pot would be federally lawful under bill introduced by Cory Gardner, Elizabeth Warren

June 8, 2018 — WASHINGTON — Marijuana would be legal federally in states that already have approved the drug’s use under a bill introduced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. The measure, unveiled at a Capitol Hill news conference, wouldn’t legalize the drug in states that

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Hemp products now regulated like food ingredients in Colorado

June 6, 2018 — Colorado law now stipulates that hemp products will be regulated like food ingredients. Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday signed House Bill 1295, which formalizes an 11-month-old state policy that applies existing food manufacturing guidelines to products such as hemp oil-infused coffees and hemp-derived extracts rich

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Gov. Hickenlooper vetoes marijuana ‘tasting rooms’ proposal

June 5, 2018 — DENVER — Colorado's governor on Monday vetoed a bill to allow marijuana retailers to set up "tasting rooms," dashing hopes that the state would be the first to adopt a system letting consumers use marijuana in public spaces. Gov. John Hickenlooper has objected to similar

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Colorado recreational marijuana sales boom in month of March

May 24, 2018 — DENVER — Recreational marijuana sales in Colorado eclipsed $105 million in March 2018, the highest monthly total for adult-use sales in the program's history. The record-breaking month is part of a broader, seasonal trend playing out in Colorado's rec market, where sales have consistently spiked

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Women look to make mark on male-dominated marijuana industry

May 22, 2018 — JUNEAU, Alaska — When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. The lack of diversity struck the then-college student, who remembers feeling out of

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Summit County marijuana sales reach new heights at $3 million in March

May 15, 2018 — Summit County's marijuana stores sold more cannabis and marijuana-related products in March than they ever have in a single month, according to the latest figures from the Colorado Department of Revenue. The department began releasing information about monthly medical and recreational marijuana sales broken down

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Marijuana growers shift focus as CBD oil explodes

May 15, 2018 — SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet — one that doesn't come with a high. Applications for state licenses to

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