On June 30, 2017, Denver’s licensing officials released final rules regulating the city’s pilot program to allow social marijuana use within city limits.
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Colorado lawmakers on Thursday backed off plans to become the first U.S. state to regulate marijuana clubs, saying approval of Amsterdam-style pot clubs could invite a federal crackdown.
The NFL Players Association will continue to pursue a “less punitive” marijuana policy despite the recent comments from White House press secretary Sean Spicer indicating that the Trump administration will increase its enforcement of federal marijuana laws.
On Nov. 18, 2016, the Colorado Department of Revenue announced a new rule that would prevent holders of liquor licenses from allowing on-site use of marijuana, striking a blow to supporters Initiative 300, a ballot measure allowing the social use of marijuana in Denver.
Initiative 300, a ballot initiative legalizing the social use of marijuana at certain businesses in Denver, Colorado, has been passed.
A new study has found that more than half of Americans will change their opinion on using marijuana depending on how tight or relaxed regulations are in their state.
Initiative 300, a ballot initiative in Denver, Colorado, is reigniting the debate over whether to allow social use of marijuana in city businesses.
In the state of Colorado, retail marijuana sales have reached an all time high. According to The Denver Post, the legal marijuana industry brought in more than $122 million in revenue for the month of July, representing a 27 percent increase from the previous year.
City voters will decide whether to allow permits for bars, other businesses that obtain neighborhood group OK.
On July 19, 2016, four Colorado doctors had their medical licenses suspended by the Colorado Medical Board for allegedly recommending unusually high plant counts to more than 1,500 medical marijuana patients.
Colorado’s fledgling marijuana industry — which, in the grand scheme of things, is just a tiny sliver of the economic pie chart — is backfilling retail sales losses.
On June 30, 2016, the Colorado Department of Health began accepting applications for its Retail Marijuana Health Monitoring program.
On May 11, 2016, the District 49 Board of Education in Peyton, Colorado, voted unanimously to allow students to use non-smokeable medical marijuana on campus.
In Colorado, the family of a woman murdered by her husband while high on marijuana edibles has filed a wrongful death suit against the company that manufactured the product, as well as the dispensary that sold it.
On April 18, 2016, the Denver City Council voted 8-3 to move a bill forward that would place a cap on marijuana licenses in the city. The bill is a modified version of a previous measure that was defeated by a 6-6 deadlock.
After hours of fierce discussion, the Denver City Council failed to reach a consensus on a measure that would place location caps on marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities in the city.
A proposal to be introduced in the Denver City Council Monday would cap the number of licenses for dispensaries and cultivators.
A new proposal to create citywide caps on stores and grow houses will be introduced to the Denver City Council on April 11, 2016, reports The Denver Post. The bill was created as part of an effort to control the city’s saturated cannabis markets.
Actress Melanie Griffith is set to return to the silver screen in “Miss Cannabis,” a movie about a wealthy woman who loses her riches to swindlers and moves onto a medical marijuana farm.
The unspoken rules of the “puff, puff, pass” ritual — including all of the steps it takes to toke up — are obvious to those who already partake. But for those just now starting to explore the world of cannabis, there’s a lot to learn.
On Tuesday, April 15, 2015, the Colorado Senate voted unanimously to approve a bill which would more strictly regulate medical marijuana caregivers.
All things considered, states have done fairly well with cannabis legalization, though challenges still persist. In Colorado, lawmakers are still grappling with how to harmonize recreational and medicinal cannabis markets.
The Oregon community bank that a week ago openly welcomed Colorado marijuana industry customers has changed its mind, publicly saying it doesn’t have the infrastructure to handle the overwhelming response for service.
It is an ironic twist that seems appropriate for the marijuana business. Taxes collected from the retail sale of marijuana will be used to educate teens in Colorado about the dangers of drug use.
Here’s an angle on the marijuana business boom even anti-marijuana investors can get behind: marijuana breathalyzers.
One of the biggest issues facing the cannabis industry right now is money. It is not so much a lack of money, but rather what to do with it.
DENVER, Nov. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Kush Bottles, North America’s premier supplier of child-resistant packaging and branding solutions for the marijuana industry, announced today that their Colorado partner will be the first marijuana based company in the nation to advertise on the front page of a major American metropolitan newspaper’s website.
Cannabis consulting firm Advanced Cannabis Solutions (OTC: CANN) is making headlines with the closing of a deal to purchase an old bank in South Denver. ACS plans on turning the bank into a business incubator.
It takes a lot of guts to start your own business. There are innumerable challenges you will have to face as a business owner, not to mention the consequences of failing. Luckily, in the United States, if your business fails and you cannot pay your bills you can declare bankruptcy.
$3,098,866,907 – that’s a lot of bread. In fact, that figure is more than twice as much as the entire 2013 budget for the Small Business Administration, according to NerdWallet. That $3 billion figure came from a study conducted by the aforementioned personal finance site; $3 billion represents the amount of revenue the United States would see from taxes every year if marijuana were legalized throughout the country.
On September 16, 2014, the Colorado Board of Health will convene a public hearing on a proposed change to Colorado’s medical marijuana caregiver laws. Under current laws, caregivers are allowed up to five patients; however, if caregivers can get a special waiver, they can serve more.
As a marijuana resource site, Leafly allows users to review strains of marijuana; part of the review process allows users to select medical conditions and symptoms they believe a strain can treat, as well as allowing them to add their own medical conditions and symptoms they believe are treatable with specific strains.
There have been a lot of projections about the effects of legalizing cannabis. Proponents predicted that it would boost the economy, create jobs and lower crime. Opponents predicted rampant crime, drug addiction and the utter ruin of the American family (or something to that effect). Yet with all of those predictions and accusations, there was one impact few experts saw coming: an increase in the homeless population.
The IRS problems faced by marijuana businesses can really only be solved one way: by changing the classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug under federal law. Doing so will unbind the hands of the IRS to relax their penalties, and it may make it easier for businesses to work with banks.
Marijuana goes by many names besides those used on the street. It is called medicine by those who swear by its therapeutic effects. It is called safer than alcohol by advocates for recreational use. Now, marijuana is being called a performance-enhancing drug for athletes.
There’s no escaping Colorado’s status as the poster child for legal recreational marijuana when visitors come to town, even — or especially — when Denver is trying to sell itself as the perfect site for a national political convention.