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Colorado Supreme Court to hear arguments in case that will decide future of pot-sniffing police dogs
On Wednesday, the Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that will set standards for the use of police dogs' drug-detection skills in this state -- and could have repercussions across the country.
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Business was booming at several Colorado Springs marijuana shops, despite local ordinances that prohibit the retail sale of marijuana and pot products. Following a lengthy investigation, multiple executed search warrants, an arrest and additional arrest warrants issued, police on Tuesday said cash seized from the alleged illegal businesses came out…
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The federal prohibition on buying and selling marijuana puts radio and television ads out of reach, which is why sellers rely on social media to boost their brands.
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Coloradans spend $4.57 to mitigate marijuana's effects for every tax dollar it generates, claims a recently released study.
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What’s on the legislative agenda in 2019 for the Denver metro area?
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Colorado legislators will consider legalizing marijuana delivery and making it easier to invest in cannabis businesses.
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It was mid-summer, fewer than three months before Canada legalized recreational marijuana, and Vic Neufeld had a problem.
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The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force executed three search warrants Nov. 30 on warehouses in the 1500 block of Taurus Court, where authorities found 856 live cannabis plants, according to a Tuesday afternoon release.
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Possessing small amounts of marijuana has been legal in Colorado now for six years, and yet convictions still haunt those who got caught with a small amount of pot or paraphernalia before voters approved Amendment 64 in 2012.
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Colorado may be the mecca of legal marijuana, but the state's old drug laws still loom large. More than 10,000 people in Denver alone were convicted of low-level cannabis crimes between 2001 and 2013.
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A key question has emerged as investors pour billions of dollars into the marijuana industry: Will it be U.S. or Canadian companies that win the race for cannabis supremacy?
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The Boulder County District Attorney's Office is preparing to vacate and seal thousands of marijuana possession convictions in light of voters legalizing marijuana in 2012.
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The Colorado Department of Revenue has issued a safety and health advisory after potentially unsafe pesticide residues were found on certain medical marijuana plant material and products.
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Alex Park and his two partners wanted to grow cannabis commercially without using an excessive amount of energy, a problem that has plagued indoor marijuana cultivation.
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He described marijuana as a “very real danger” and has said its effects are “only slightly less awful” than those of heroin.
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Although falling marijuana prices imply that some entrepreneurs are going to go bankrupt, the bigger financial hit will be felt by states that tax marijuana based on its price.
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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper [cq comment="cq"]issued an executive order along with a health and safety advisory Wednesday warning people not to use marijuana cultivated by Colorado Wellness Centers [cq comment="cq"]because the company used unapproved pesticides.
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Legal recreational pot sales within Longmont city limits began Monday morning with Black Hawk resident Tyler Worley's purchase of 28 pre-rolled joints from Boulder-based Terrapin Care Station at its new store at 650 20th Ave.
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Agents found approximately 13,800 marijuana plants and at least 120 pounds of processed marijuana on 12 acres of federal land.
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Like with marijuana, Colorado entrepreneurs have been at the forefront of building up hemp as a viable undertaking.
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Dean Ween has big plans for Denver. The guitarist, best known for his work in the iconic alt-rock band Ween, hopes to open a Denver concert venue where the audience will be allowed to use marijuana -- without hiding from security.
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This weekend, thanks to its bustling marijuana trade, this tiny city on the western shore of Sloan's Lake will forge a new civic identity with the opening of a $13 million municipal complex complete with library, police station, fitness center and city offices.
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A man who shot and killed another man in Henderson over a marijuana dispute has been sentenced to life in prison.
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Marijuana is emerging among the vineyards, not as a rival to the valley’s grapes but as a high-value commodity that could help reinvigorate a fading agricultural tradition along the state’s Central Coast.
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When Coca-Cola publicly announces it is sizing up business opportunities in a specific industry, people tend to take notice.That was the case with in mid September, when Coke -- the world's largest beverage company, said it was keeping an eye on cannabis infused drinks, with a particular focus on beverages containing the non-psychoactive compound CBD.
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