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Colorado recreational marijuana sales boom in month of March

May 24, 2018 — DENVER — Recreational marijuana sales in Colorado eclipsed $105 million in March 2018, the highest monthly total for adult-use sales in the program’s history. The record-breaking month is part of a broader, seasonal trend playing out in Colorado’s rec market, where sales have consistently spiked

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Women cite ‘grass ceiling’ in male-dominated weed industry

May 22, 2018 — JUNEAU, Alaska — When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. The lack of diversity struck the then-college student, who remembers feeling out of

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Nearly 280 marijuana stores in Colorado suggested cannabis for pregnancy-related nausea, new study shows; health officials urge opposite

May 9, 2018 — Should women suffering from morning sickness during pregnancy use marijuana to control their nausea? Colorado health experts, regulatory officials and even industry advocates have consistently answered no, and they've backed that message up with studies, public service announcements and warning labels on cannabis packaging. But

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Rocky Mountain Marijuana

May 7, 2018 — Welcome to the 2018 edition of Rocky Mountain Marijuana

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High Country: Damn the Man! Save The Cannabist!

May 3, 2018 — When I received an email last Thursday morning with the subject line "Update from The Cannabist" from my editor, I dreaded opening it, already knowing what it was about to reveal. My fear is a reality. The utter decimation of The Denver Post in recent

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Stash owners fired up over Green Joint’s Aspen play

May 1, 2018 — The owners of an Aspen retail marijuana dispensary on Tuesday said they will fight to stave off a competitor from moving in next door. Married couple Shawna and Garrett Patrick, owners of the Stash shop in the Durant Mall, attended Tuesday's Local Licensing Authority hearing

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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 lovable 60–pound mutt

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High country: Looking back on my first and last 4/20

April 19, 2018 — For me, 4/20 is like most party-fueled holidays. From dealing with overwhelming crowds to drunken debauchery to my mild social anxiety, I don't really partake in these kinds of events (in my nearly 10 years in Aspen, I have yet to attend #HighlandsClosing). Large-scale 4/20

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Basalt’s newest pot shops aim for May 1 opening

April 11, 2018 — Basalt's newest marijuana purveyor aims to open shop on Midland Avenue on May 1. Jack Pease plans to open both a recreational marijuana operation and a medical marijuana operation at 174 Midland Ave. His plan advanced Tuesday evening when the Basalt Town Council voted 3-0

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Colorado lawmakers again say no to cannabis clubs

April 4, 2018 — Colorado legislators this week doused the latest attempt to establish licensed cannabis consumption clubs in the state, but another social-use bid remains alive. A bill to establish a marijuana consumption club license and accompanying regulations for adult-use cannabis spaces failed on a vote of 6-1

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High Country: A New Cannabis Infused Seder

March 29, 2018 — For Portland-based couple Roy and Claire Kaufmann, the Seder plate used during the Jewish holiday of Passover needed an extra space. Thanks to the co-founders of Le'Or, a cannabis-themed Haggadah now exists and encourages "high-minded Jews to spark up Seder table conversations" at the ceremonial

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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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Colorado surveys residents on driving under pot’s influence

March 26, 2018 — DENVER — As auto fatalities involving marijuana increase in Colorado, state transportation officials are conducting a survey this year to better understand public attitudes toward driving under the influence of pot. The campaign is led by the Colorado Department of Transportation, law enforcement and the

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CBD could soon be prescribed in Colorado pharmacies

March 21, 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

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High Country: A spring break reefer refresher

March 15, 2018 — Spring break is in full swing at Aspen-Snowmass and while recreational marijuana has been legal since #SPRANGBREAK2K14, many a tourist are still first timers. Here are the essential do's and don'ts to ensure your cannabis plans are copacetic this week: Don't: Be intimidated when walking

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Boulder businessman renews interest in Basalt marijuana shops

March 8, 2018 — A Boulder businessman who declared in frustration last year that he wanted nothing to do with Basalt because of red tape and bureaucracy has applied to take over existing licenses for a retail and a medical marijuana operation in the city. Jack Pease plans to

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Snowmass home part of SEC fraud case against marijuana stock trader

March 7, 2018 — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has accused a Colorado marijuana businessman of engaging in a $7 million securities fraud that helped him buy a Snowmass Village home for nearly $2 million, a $687,000 condo in the Denver area, and a piano and two vehicles

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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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Denver approves city’s first legal marijuana club

February 27, 2018 — DENVER — Officials in Colorado’s largest city on Monday approved Denver’s first legal marijuana club and joined a small number of business across the country allowing people to consume in states where adult use has been broadly legalized. Denver voters in 2016 approved a ballot

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Hershey’s renews trademark battles with marijuana businesses

February 22, 2018 — DENVER — Cannabis businesses, beware: The Hershey Co. is on the warpath. Perhaps the most famous confectionery peddler in the world has a well-documented history of actively protecting its trademarks, and the marijuana industry is no exception. Although Hershey’s has been relatively quiet in the

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