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News The Floodgates Open For Cannabis Businesses In Colorado
DENVER, CO — At the turn of the new year, Colorado became the first state to allow cannabis to be retailed for adult-use. Licenses were previously available only to applicants operating in the medical marijuana market, but that all changed this week. Cannabis Business Licenses Open To All Applicants In Colorado After six months of retail cannabis in Colorado, the state could expect to see an increase in “big money players” making their way into the market. The state has opened the gates a bit wider to allow those who have never operated a medical marijuana facility to apply for …
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News Colorado Infused Edible Regulations And Their Impact
Colorado Released “Permanent Rules” For Retail Marijuana The Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) of Colorado’s Department of Revenue (CDOR) published the “Permanent Rules Related to the Colorado Retail Marijuana Code” on September 9th, 2013. The 144-page document outlines regulations for cultivation, advertising, licensing, and much more. Without a doubt, one of the most prominent sections of the prospective retail marijuana market will be the realm of infused products, and marijuana edibles in particular. The regulations facing the infused edible market were created …
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News Colorado Lawmakers Approve Banking Solution For Canna-Businesses
DENVER, CO — Colorado lawmakers approved a plan to set up a network of uninsured marijuana financial services cooperatives to help alleviate stress felt by canna-businesses, caused by operating only in cash. Colorado Legislators To Allow Financial Co-Ops For Cannabis Cannabis-related businesses in Colorado have felt strife when it comes to banking despite being legally allowed to operate in the state. As it stands, all cannabusinesses in Colorado are forced to function on a cash-only system. “HB 1398 suggests that members of the co-ops can pool their resources together, establish checking accounts, and take out loans.” In turn, this can …
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News Colorado Governor Passes New Recreational Regulations
A series of bills that will govern the cultivation, taxation, and sale of recreational cannabis in Colorado was signed into law on Tuesday. Shortly after the Washington Liquor Control Board announced its draft regulations for the state’s new recreational marijuana industry, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed similar measures into law to regulate his own state. These measures officially establish the state as the world’s first taxed and regulated market for cannabis. “We applaud Gov. Hickenlooper for the initiative he has taken to ensure the world’s first legal marijuana market for …
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News Colorado Auditors Voice Concerns On Medical Marijuana Regulation
Despite the delay in establishing a regulatory system for recreational marijuana, the industry for medical marijuana in Colorado is absolutely booming. Colorado may have the largest medical marijuana system in the United States with close to 1,440 dispensaries, grow centers, and marijuana infused-product businesses statewide. Even still, state auditors released a report on Tuesday, March 26th, that highlighted numerous flaws in the enforcement of Colorado’s medical marijuana system – a responsibility that falls on the state’s Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division (MMED), a unit of the Department of Revenue. According to the report, the short fallings of the division involve everything …
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News Colorado Spends $5.7 Million For Responsible Cannabis Education in “Good to Know” Campaign
DENVER, COLORADO – Colorado is starting a brand new “Good to Know” campaign this month– a campaign that the state of Colorado is spending $5.7 million on, in order to educate its citizens and tourists all about the responsible use of cannabis, as well as to adhere to all of Colorado’s laws and regulations. As careful regulation continues to be the main focus with the state legalization experiments, the “Good to Know” campaign is planning to spread across airwaves, newspapers, and the Internet this month, with a website already up and running at http://goodtoknowcolorado.com. Colorado Begins “Good …
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News Colorado Prepares For Historical First Day Of Legal Cannabis Retail Sales
DENVER, CO — Seven months after being written into law, the first day of legal retail sales of cannabis in the US will be Wednesday (Jan. 1). Accordingly, business owners throughout Colorado are making their final preparations as the rest of the world watches in anticipation. The Colorado Department of Revenue officially licensed the first 136 retail locations in the state last Monday. As previously reported, the list of licensed retail locations for adult use includes prominent names like …
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News Colorado Becomes The First State To License Retail Cannabis Facilities
DENVER, CO — Christmas seems to have come early for some canna-business owners in Colorado. The state has officially licensed the first group of legal cannabis businesses. The Colorado Department of Revenue issued a total of 348 licenses Monday to businesses in the legal cannabis market. Of those businesses approved, 178 are production facilities and 31 are infused product manufacturers. Three lab testing facilities were licensed as well. The remaining 136 licenses were dealt to retail facilities. The list of …
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News Breaking: Federal Agents Raid Medical Marijuana Facilities In Colorado
Feds Raid Colorado Dispensaries & Cultivation Facilities Federal agents executed multiple search and seizure warrants at medical cannabis facilities in Colorado Thursday morning. The raids occurred at dispensaries and cultivation facilities in the Denver and Boulder areas. “We hope they are sticking to their word and not interfering with any state-regulated, law-abiding businesses.” – Mason Tvert According to Jeff Dorschner, spokesman for the Department of Justice, “The Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations, the Denver Police Department and state and local law enforcement are today executing lawfully obtained search warrants and seizure warrants.” In …
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News Mother Of Colorado 3-Year-Old Sparks Medical Marijuana Debate
Doctors Require Chemotherapy Against Mother’s Wishes Landon Riddle is a 3-year-old boy living in Colorado Springs who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia just over a year ago. His mother, Sierra, has made headlines for her decision to treat Landon’s leukemia with cannabis oil in lieu of continuing chemotherapy. Despite the success of Landon’s cannabis treatment, his new oncologist is prepared to use legal action to force more chemotherapy. After Landon’s diagnosis, he began intense chemotherapy at the recommendation of his Salt Lake City doctors. However, the treatment regimen began to take a …

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