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Marijuana seizures on Colorado public land nearly doubled in 2017

September 16, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — A regional task force reports that officials eradicated a record number of marijuana plants being grown on Colorado public land in 2017. The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area reports nearly 81,000 plants were destroyed — up from 45,000 in 2016.

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Marijuana sales moving forward in Snowmass Village

September 4, 2018 — After several diversions and one final failed attempt by the Town Council minority to get a ballot measure, Snowmass Village is on track to permit pot shops in the near future. Now that the possibility of taking the question to voters is dead — Tuesday's

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Carbondale hemp shop owner discusses CBD vs. THC

September 4, 2018 — Jeremy Morris was born in Glenwood Springs, calls himself a “Redstone boy,” and named his hemp shop in Carbondale after his own son. “I owned a cannabis recreational cultivation facility up near Redstone, and I got out of that and got into the hemp business,”

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Forest Service cleans up illegal marijuana grow site near Redstone

August 17, 2018 — REDSTONE — U.S. Forest Service workers undertook an extensive effort last month to clean up the mess at an elaborate illegal marijuana growing operation and restore natural conditions in a patch of national forest in the Crystal Valley. A crew of eight workers from the

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Cannabis Calling: Ryan Sterling’s Rise From Bartender to Budtender to CEO

August 9, 2018 — For regulars of the Hotel Jerome's J-Bar, you're probably wondering why one of Aspen's most beloved bartenders isn't there anymore to extend one of the warmest welcomes in town. After six years at the historic watering hole, Ryan Sterling packed his bags for Boulder last

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Snowmass Village will ask voters about pot sales tax in November election

August 6, 2018 — As Snowmass gives the green light to pot shops in the village, voters will soon decide if the town should pose an additional 5 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana. In a 5-0 vote Monday night, the Snowmass Town Council unanimously approved a resolution that

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Colorado secretly policed medical marijuana doctors, suppressed lawsuit alleges

August 5, 2018 — A lawsuit that accused Colorado regulators of quietly and illegally concocting a policy to police doctors who recommend medical marijuana to patients was entirely hidden from public view during a nearly three-year court battle, secreted behind a judge's order to keep it that way, The

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Are cartels wrongly blamed for Colorado’s black market marijuana?

July 28, 2018 — COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) — A frequently used criticism by law enforcement of Colorado’s legalized marijuana industry is that it invited dangerous drug cartels into the state, where they operate in black market shadows. Law enforcement in El Paso, Teller and Pueblo counties say it in

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Crews continue to hit Lake Christine Fire north side; containment up

July 27, 2018 — As the growth of the Lake Christine Fire slowed at the end of the week, crews were able use back burning Friday to gain more containment, which increased for the first time in nearly a week. The fire, which has scorched 12,286 acres, is now

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The Next Issue Outdoor Retailer Could Tackle? Cannabis.

July 20, 2018 — When Outdoor Retailer relocated what it touts as "North America's largest trade show in the outdoor industry" to Denver, the driving issue for the decision was public lands. After 20 years in Salt Lake City, organizers felt Utah politicians no longer valued exactly what the

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U.S. OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures

June 25, 2018 — WASHINGTON — U.S. health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. The Food and Drug Administration approved

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Some fear changes to state laws as U.S. weighs pot medicine approval

June 19, 2018 — COLORADO SPRINGS — Some American parents who for years have used cannabis to treat severe forms of epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as U.S. regulators near a decision on whether to approve the first drug derived from the marijuana plant.

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Donald Trump would “probably” support legalizing Colorado’s marijuana industry

June 8, 2018 — WASHINGTON — A bill that would protect state marijuana laws from federal interference received a major plug on Friday when President Donald Trump said he likely would back the measure — introduced a day earlier by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. "(I) probably will end up supporting" it, Trump

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High Country: Gonzo lives on at NORML’s Aspen Legal Seminar

June 7, 2018 — "I would like to welcome all of y'all to this fair town and village. It's a pretty special place in many respects. It's being taking over by the f—ing greedheads, but I will tell you that it is still a bastion of hippiedom," proclaimed Gerry

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Colorado’s legalized pot would be federally lawful under bill introduced by Cory Gardner, Elizabeth Warren

June 7, 2018 — WASHINGTON — Marijuana would be legal federally in states that already have approved the drug's use under a bill introduced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. The measure, unveiled at a Capitol Hill news conference, wouldn't legalize the drug in states that

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Colorado increases in marijuana, opioid use are clear; determining what’s impaired driving is not so easy

June 6, 2018 — As marijuana use becomes more prevalent and the nation struggles with a rising opioid epidemic, the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released a new report examining the impacts of drugged driving. Issued May 31, the report and its conclusions are not all that surprising,

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Euflora set to close deal on Stash marijuana shop in Aspen

June 5, 2018 — Euflora will be Aspen's newest marijuana dispensary after its acquisition of the Stash shop, a deal that is expected to close early next week. Members of the Local Licensing Authority on Tuesday unanimously approved the transfer of Stash's retail marijuana license to the Aurora-based chain.

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Gov. Hickenlooper vetoes marijuana ‘tasting rooms’ proposal

June 5, 2018 — DENVER — Colorado’s governor on Monday vetoed a bill to allow marijuana retailers to set up “tasting rooms,” dashing hopes that the state would be the first to adopt a system letting consumers use marijuana in public spaces. Gov. John Hickenlooper has objected to similar

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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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High Country: Stillwater Brands is here to change your cannabis consumption game

May 24, 2018 — Whether you're a seasoned smoker or weighing an overwhelming number of product options during your first dispensary visit, sometimes inhaling before venturing out at altitude just doesn't feel right (tackling a lung-busting ascent up Ajax is tough enough). But thanks to the growing awareness about

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