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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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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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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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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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Commissioners to codify caucus feelings on pot

February 14, 2018 — Pitkin County commissioners took the first step Wednesday toward officially incorporating into law the differing views on marijuana represented by each caucus in the county. With the exception of the Snowmass-Capitol Creek Caucus, each caucus has until July 15 to inform county officials whether it

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Trial begins for lawsuit challenging classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug

February 14, 2018 — NEW YORK — Army veteran Jose Belen says the horrors of the Iraq War left him with post-traumatic stress disorder, and the drug that helped him cope best with the symptoms was one his Veterans Affairs doctors could not legally prescribe: marijuana. “Once I did

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Colorado pot sales hit a record $1.5 billion in 2017

February 12, 2018 — DENVER — The Colorado Department of Revenue says marijuana shops in the state made a record $1.51 billion in sales of medical and recreational cannabis, edibles and concentrate products in 2017. The Denver Post reports data released Friday say adult-use sales topped $1.09 billion during the year,

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Colorado starts campaign to curb marijuana-impaired driving

February 9, 2018 — PUEBLO — The Colorado Department of Transportation has started a campaign to curb marijuana-impaired driving. The Pueblo Chieftain reports that the department announced the campaign called The Cannabis Conversation on Thursday. The initiative will gather residents’ opinions, behaviors and bits related to marijuana-impaired driving. Department officials will

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Aspen marijuana shops sold $11.3 million in 2017, topping liquor stores for first time

February 7, 2018 — There was plenty of green to go around among Aspen's marijuana dispensaries in 2017, and more than enough to top liquor stores in revenue, as well. Legal-pot purveyors hauled in $11.3 million in revenue last year compared with $10.5 million for liquor stores, marking the

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Cory Gardner’s siege of the Justice Department over marijuana enters second month

February 7, 2018 — WASHINGTON — It's been a month since the pot blockade began, and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is standing firm in his vow to jam all appointments to the Department of Justice until Attorney General Jeff Sessions softens his stance on marijuana. So far, his siege to

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Marijuana sellers butt heads in Pitkin County court

February 6, 2018 — A Snowmass Village man has been cited twice for contempt of court since he ignored a civil court order to stop fraudulently billing customers for marijuana products that are distributed by another company. Now he can't be found. Attorney James Fosnaught, who represents The Laughing

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Colorado governor is considering the release of nearly 40 inmates with marijuana convictions

February 6, 2018 — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is exploring whether to release nearly 40 inmates convicted of nonviolent marijuana offenses. The desire to commute the sentences is a policy statement on marijuana from the Democrat's administration as well as a reflection of the state's overcrowded prisons. And it

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Gov. Hickenlooper: Colorado considering dismissing non-violent marijuana convictions

February 5, 2018 — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper had a meeting Monday morning to discuss the state's efforts to dismiss marijuana convictions for non-violent convictions. The state's Democratic governor confirmed the meeting in an interview Monday with news network Cheddar. He also said he's had "informal" discussions with other

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