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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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Voters in conservative Utah have decided to join the growing number of states legalizing medical marijuana and expanding Medicaid to cover tens of thousands more low-income residents, two issues that had long stalled out with conservative state lawmakers.
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The next U.S. attorney general is going to have to respect the decision of Colorado and other states to legalize recreational and medical marijuana -- at least if Republican Sen.
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With its youthful vibe and eclectic mix of culture, a small Massachusetts city seems a logical site for the nation's first legal recreational marijuana sales east of Colorado.
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In midterm elections that saw Democrats gain control of the House and reaffirmed Republican control of the Senate, more states also voted to legalize marijuana.
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A series of proposed code tweaks could eliminate caps on how many marijuana retailers are allowed within Louisville and slash the city's current school buffer requirements.
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Voters in Michigan and North Dakota will decide Tuesday whether to legalize recreational marijuana, which would make them the first states in the Midwest to do so and would put conservative neighboring states on notice.
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It has been a big year for marijuana policy in North America. Mexico's supreme court overturned pot prohibition last week, while Canada's recreational marijuana market officially opened its doors in October.
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While alcohol-related DUIs remain far more common, this past week a case involving a motorist prosecutors say was solely under the influence of marijuana provided a stark example of the danger of driving while stoned.
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For the first time, a marijuana-based medicine approved by federal regulators is available for prescription in the United States.
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A federal trial in Colorado could have far-reaching effects on the United States' budding marijuana industry if a jury sides with a couple who say having a cannabis business as a neighbor hurts their property's value.
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Colorado's anticipated marijuana report details youth usage, driving and crime over the last 5 years
The Colorado Department of Public Safety released its much-anticipated baseline report on the impacts of marijuana legalization that includes five years of data on everything from driving to children to hospitalizations to illegal trafficking.
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The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office uncovered an illegal marijuana grow operation involving a Cuban syndicate.
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Illegal marijuana grows at several homes in Pueblo West were raided Wednesday, resulting in five arrests and seizure of an estimated $1.2 million of marijuana.
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A massive marijuana grow with about 1,500 pounds of plants worth and estimated $4.5 million was busted on the Western slope over the weekend.
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Want to vape weed at a bar? It's not happening anytime soon, according to a new letter from five different Colorado state agencies to the Denver City Council.
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Sure sounds like routine fine-tuning; Amendment X would “change the industrial hemp definition from constitutional to statutory.”
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As the push to legalize marijuana gains momentum, so is evidence that more permissive policies on the drug are putting motorists at risk.
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Marijuana sales in Colorado have exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales coming in at $200 million, according to a report.
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Nationwide recreational marijuana legalization makes Canada a fertile landscape for ganjaprenuers. While some Colorado companies are already cashing in on opportunities north of the border, the effect on the local cannabis landscape is expected to be mostly invisible to consumers, industry advocates say.
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Two people arrested in Pueblo County after fire at mobile home, investigators suspect hash oil blaze
Two people were arrested Tuesday afternoon in Pueblo County after firefighters and police responded to a fire, which allegedly was sparked by butane hash oil production.
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Ian Power was among the first to buy legal recreational marijuana in Canada but he has no plans to smoke it.
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As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers.
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Terrapin Care Station is trying a novel approach to encouraging people to register to vote -- discounted weed.
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