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Weeding through marijuana: Experts, advocates talk cannabidiol (CBD)

October 20, 2017 — When home health hospice nurse Sage Pierson was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 40, she could have “walked into the woods and shot herself in the head,” she was in so much pain. She tried the traditionally prescribed Humera and IV therapy but was

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Colorado marijuana sales top $1 billion in first eight months of 2017

October 12, 2017 — Legal marijuana is a bona fide billion-dollar industry in Colorado. And it's hitting the mark faster than ever. In 2017, Colorado eclipsed $1 billion in marijuana sales in eight months; in 2016, it took 10 months. Colorado's marijuana retailers logged upward of $1.02 billion in collective

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Carbondale trustees back off revoking Laughing Dog Group’s marijuana permit

October 11, 2017 — Carbondale trustees Tuesday backed off a recommendation to revoke a marijuana business’s permit. After dealing with more than a year of odor complaints at The Laughing Dog Group, which operates a marijuana infused products facility on Buggy Circle, town staff had recommended that the Board

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Carbondale pot infusion business faces permit revocation at Tuesday meeting

October 10, 2017 — After numerous odor complaints spanning more than a year, one of Carbondale’s marijuana businesses has its permit up for revocation. Carbondale town staff is recommending that The Laughing Dog Group’s special use permit be revoked, and the Town Council will hold a revocation hearing Tuesday

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Men arrested in Rifle with 120 pounds of marijuana from “nearby” grow site

October 8, 2017 — The regional drug task force arrested four men found with about 120 pounds of marijuana earlier this in Rifle. A couple of the men said they were working at a grow site somewhere in the mountains. A Rifle police officer on patrol Wednesday spotted an

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Forest Service: some growers fled during raid of Redstone-area pot patch

September 29, 2017 — A man detained during the raid of an illegal marijuana growing operation near Redstone on Thursday is in the custody of immigration officials while a decision is made on what charges will be filed, if any, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office

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Officials get 2,700 pot plants from illegal grow in Crystal Valley near Redstone

September 28, 2017 — For the third time in five years, federal agencies have raided an illegal marijuana growing operation in the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District of the White River National Forest. Law enforcement officials from multiple agencies began efforts Thursday to eradicate a pot patch in the Crystal Valley

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Colorado cannabis safety regs limit edible shapes, enlarge potency labels

September 27, 2017 — Out with the gummy bears, in with the squares … and circles, and triangles and diamonds. On Oct. 1, Colorado no longer will allow marijuana edibles shaped like humans, animals, fruits or cartoons — forms that could be confused with candy — and the state

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Basalt officials approve medical marijuana facility on Midland Ave.

September 27, 2017 — A medical marijuana facility received a green light Tuesday to open on Midland Avenue in Basalt. The Town Council voted 4-0 with one abstention to grant approval for the medical marijuana center to Down Valley HYH LLC, a company owned by Justin Streeb and Kale

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State issues health advisory after testing marijuana from Steamboat business

September 26, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Steamboat Springs marijuana business owner is hopeful a second round of tests will prove he does not use a prohibited pesticide at his grow operations. On Friday, the Colorado Department of Revenue sent out a public health and safety advisory for

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Ranchers say they have Colorado’s only zero-carbon footprint marijuana grow in Vail Valley

September 25, 2017 — Rob and Linda Trotter looked around at their TNT Ranch, at the fertile soil, at the snowmelt water that starts at 12,500 feet above sea level and flows to them before it goes anywhere else, and decided they should grow something. And so they launched

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New marijuana labeling, edible rules go into effect Oct. 1

September 21, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — New marijuana rules that go into effect Oct. 1 aim to keep marijuana products from getting into the hands of small children. “These regulations reflect extensive stakeholder input focused on public safety and legislative intent,” Colorado Department of Revenue Executive Director Mike

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Carbondale may eliminate recreational marijuana cap

September 20, 2017 — Carbondale trustees are leaning toward eliminating the town’s cap on recreational marijuana shops, while also tightening the time frame that newly licensed shops have to get up and running. This discussion came up during a Tuesday work session after a couple instances of marijuana businesses

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Gov. Hickenlooper calls Legislature back to repair pot tax

September 15, 2017 — DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has called a special session of the Legislature to correct a mistake in a law governing taxes on marijuana. Hickenlooper said Thursday the session will start Oct. 2 and will deal only with the marijuana tax. The governor says

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Odor monitoring ends at High Valley Farms marijuana grow near Basalt

September 13, 2017 — A Basalt-area marijuana grow operation that was nearly shut down over odor complaints two summers ago will no longer have to pay for odor monitoring at the site. That was the decision made Wednesday by Pitkin County commissioners, who also decided to allow future license

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Law protecting medical pot businesses extended by Congress

September 8, 2017 — DENVER — A law protecting the medical marijuana industry from interference from the federal government has been extended through December. Marijuana Business Daily reported Friday that the law, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, was extended under the provisions of an aid package for victims of Hurricane

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Aspen School District lands $250,000 state grant from marijuana taxes

August 30, 2017 — The Aspen School District is getting a nice whiff of Colorado's marijuana tax collections in the form of a $250,000 grant the district will use to employ an on-campus social worker for the next three years. The money from the Colorado Department of Education's School

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Colorado to U.S. attorney general: Pot industry working and can be better

August 25, 2017 — DENVER — Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is working — and can work better with federal collaboration, the state’s governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a letter Thursday. Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman urged Sessions to collaborate

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Traffic fatalities linked to marijuana are up in Colorado. Is legalization to blame?

August 25, 2017 — The number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has risen sharply each year since 2013, more than doubling in that time, federal and state data show. A Denver Post analysis of the data and coroner reports provides the

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Attorney General Sessions questions Colorado’s marijuana management

August 4, 2017 — DENVER (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is questioning how effective marijuana regulation is in Colorado, pointing to a 2016 report that cites increased traffic deaths, emergency room visits and pot consumption among youths since the drug was legalized for recreational use in 2014. The

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