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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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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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Aspen to get marijuana shops from Front Range, Western Slope competing in Durant Mall

April 19, 2018 — Aspen's Wild West of marijuana shops is about to get wilder. Two established purveyors of cannabis — Euflora, based in the Denver area, and The Green Joint out of Glenwood Springs with spots along Interstate 70 stretching to Grand Junction — are seeking the Local

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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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