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

April 19, 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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Federally legal hemp, a fruitful endeavor in Colorado, gets jolt from Republican Mitch McConnell

March 27, 2018 — Colorado's burgeoning hemp industry got a jolt Monday when Republican Mitch McConnell, the Senate's Majority Leader, gave his full-throated support of shoring up federal laws around hemp. McConnell announced plans to introduce The Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which would remove hemp from regulation as a

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As Colorado auto deaths involving marijuana rise, CDOT is asking thousands how they feel about driving under pot’s influence

March 26, 2018 — Amid a rise in Colorado auto fatalities involving marijuana, state transportation officials are surveying thousands of residents this year to better understand public attitudes toward driving under the influence of pot, with the hopes of blunting the increasingly deadly trend. The Cannabis Conversation, a campaign

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CBD could soon be prescribed in Colorado pharmacies

March 22, 2018 — Cannabidiol is available in Colorado health food stores, but the state’s marijuana laws prevent the cannabis compound from being sold in pharmacies. A bill moving through the Statehouse would open the doors for GW Pharmaceuticals’ CBD-centric Epidiolex drug to be prescribed and sold in pharmacies across the

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Police search and seize black market marijuana operation in Granby

March 16, 2018 — Local law enforcement officials, with assistance from the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division, are currently in the midst of processing a significant haul of illegal marijuana after executing a pair of search warrants earlier in the week. On Wednesday, the Middle Park Emergency

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Colorado’s “Women of Weed” steal the spotlight in new documentary

March 8, 2018 — The pioneers shaping Colorado's $1.5 billion cannabis industry are ready for their closeup. Nearly half of the 33 entrepreneurs featured in new documentary, "Mary Janes: The Women of Weed", are from the Centennial State. The film directed and produced by filmmaker Windy Borman made it's

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Legal pot: Problem or panacea? Is Colorado, The Centennial State, becoming The Stoner State?

March 5, 2018 — Legal pot is either a problem or a panacea, depending on your perspective. The Marijuana Accountability Coalition and Smart Approaches to Marijuana hate it and want it gone. They say they’re trying to prevent another marijuana version of Big Tobacco. The Coalition hosted an event on the

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First social marijuana license approved in Denver

February 27, 2018 — A Denver coffee shop received city approval Monday for the nation’s first business license to allow marijuana use by patrons under a 2016 voter-approved initiative. The Coffee Joint soon can allow customers age 21 or older to vape or consume edibles they bring to the cafe, which is already

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Dooby Do’s and Don’ts: What you need to know about marijuana in Colorado

February 18, 2018 — Can I purchase recreational marijuana? Adults age 21 and older can legally buy marijuana products with a valid government ID (driver's license or passport) in Colorado. At dispensaries, you must present an ID before entering the sales floor. On a busy day, there might be

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Marijuana’s 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

February 13, 2018 — CHICAGO (AP) — Marijuana users' self-proclaimed holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes, an analysis of 25 years of data found. The study lacks evidence on whether pot was involved in any of the April 20 crashes, but marijuana can

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Colorado pot sales hit a record $1.5 billion in 2017

February 12, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Department of Revenue says marijuana shops in the state made a record $1.51 billion in sales of medical and recreational cannabis, edibles and concentrate products in 2017. The Denver Post reports data released Friday say adult-use sales topped $1.09 billion during the

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Colorado governor is considering the release of nearly 40 inmates with marijuana convictions

February 6, 2018 — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is exploring whether to release nearly 40 inmates convicted of nonviolent marijuana offenses. The desire to commute the sentences is a policy statement on marijuana from the Democrat's administration as well as a reflection of the state's overcrowded prisons. And it

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To educate people about marijuana, Colorado health officials tried ads with a radically friendly tone. Did it work?

January 22, 2018 — After Colorado became the first state in the country to launch legal marijuana sales to anyone over 21, state officials faced an equally unprecedented challenge: How to tell people, in this newly permissive environment, that cannabis use still poses risks? The first effort tried humor,

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Guns or marijuana? Firearm-owning cannabis users facing a choice

January 15, 2018 — HARRISBURG, Pa. — The federal government says grass and guns don't mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position. As gun-loving Pennsylvania becomes the latest state to

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Nearly 70 Congress members push spending bill amendment to protect state-legal marijuana

January 13, 2018 — Members of Congress have proposed a spending bill amendment that would ensure protections for states that have legalized marijuana. Nearly 70 U.S. representatives signed onto a letter sent Friday to U.S. House of Representatives leadership asking for the inclusion of the provision, known as the

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Cory Gardner meets with Jeff Sessions on marijuana, says neither is giving ground

January 11, 2018 — WASHINGTON — 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 — an impasse that makes it more likely that Congress will have to address the issue. Gardner told Denver7 that Sessions gave

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Despite AG Sessions’s directive, it’s business as usual for local pot dispensaries

January 9, 2018 — GRANBY – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime opponent of the legalization of marijuana, rescinded last week an Obama-era policy of non-interference in states where the drug has been legalized. While the decision has drawn criticisms from across the political spectrum, including from Colorado

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Cory Gardner to meet with Jeff Sessions after doubling down on threats over marijuana enforcement change

January 9, 2018 — WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said he plans to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions on federal marijuana policy when the two Republicans meet Wednesday. In an interview, the Republican from Colorado emphasized that he is prepared, if he doesn't get his way, to block

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U.S. Attorney General declares war on weed: Colorado backlash is immediate, strong

January 4, 2018 — Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back an Obama-era policy that allowed Colorado and other states to legalize marijuana without federal interference. Even before Sessions' announcement on Thursday, Jan. 4, Colorado's federal lawmakers said Sessions would get little cooperation from them, and maybe a political fight.

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Colorado’s U.S. attorney, senator say federal change in pot enforcement won’t alter state’s approach

January 4, 2018 — DENVER — Colorado's top federal prosecutor said his office won't alter its approach to enforcing marijuana crimes after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew a policy Thursday that allowed pot markets to emerge in states that legalized the drug. The statement by U.S. Attorney Bob

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