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The medical marijuana industry believes offering penny stocks to investors is the path to legitimacy and growth. Investment analysts call that a half-baked idea. A handful of medical marijuana companies sell stock on the Pink Sheets, the unofficial name for stocks that sell over the counter, with prices usually below $2. The stocks are not… Continue Reading Marijuana companies now offering penny stocks

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A medical marijuana bill that drew a warning from a U.S. Attorney appears set to pass both chambers of the General Assembly in the waning days of the session. But whether it helps the fledgling industry — or threatens it — is open to debate. House Bill 1043 loosens some restrictions on the state’s medical… Continue Reading Marijuana industry undaunted by federal threats, regulations

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Pot DUI bill back with teeth in Colo.

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A bill to prosecute drivers under the influence of pot has been revived with teeth after it was watered down so it was just a study on the issue of marijuana impairment. The proposal scheduled to be heard this week in the Senate would set a blood-content threshold that would allow prosecutors to charge drivers… Continue Reading Pot DUI bill back with teeth in Colo.

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A permanent Colorado ban on synthetic marijuana sold as Spice or K2 is back before a Senate committee. The committee put off a vote on the synthetic pot ban last month because of disagreement over what the penalty should be for possessing the drug. Synthetic pot was recently banned by the federal government, but the… Continue Reading Colo. Senate tries again on synthetic pot ban

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Synthetic pot ban up for CO vote

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A state ban on synthetic marijuana is up for a vote in the Colorado Senate. The bill that will be debated today would outlaw several chemicals used to make synthetic cannabinoids. The chemicals are widely available on the Internet and mimic the effects of marijuana in products called “Spice” or “K2.” The legality of the… Continue Reading Synthetic pot ban up for CO vote

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Marijuana DUI bill amended to become study

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Colorado senators on Monday diluted a proposal that would have set the country’s most liberal limit for what’s legally considered too high to drive, changing the bill so that it effectively becomes a study on the issue of marijuana impairment. A subtle tinge of pot smoke permeated a committee room as the senators voted to… Continue Reading Marijuana DUI bill amended to become study

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A bill setting an impairment standard for driving under the influence of marijuana is getting its first hearing in the Colorado Senate. The proposal would set a blood-content threshold that would allow prosecutors to charge drivers believed to be under the influence of marijuana. Drivers would be considered too high to drive if they have… Continue Reading Pot DUI standard getting first hearing in Senate

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Cynthia Willis calls up and down the firing range to be sure everyone knows she is shooting, squares up in a two-handed stance with her Walther P-22 automatic pistol and fires off a clip in rapid succession. Willis is not only packing a concealed handgun permit in her wallet, she also has a medical marijuana… Continue Reading Medical marijuana users fight for gun rights

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Medical marijuana is now a $1.7 billion market, according to a report released today by See Change Strategy LLC, an independent financial analysis firm that specializes in new and unique markets. To put that number in perspective, it will soon rival the annual sales of Viagra. Medical marijuana markets exist in seven states (California, Colorado,… Continue Reading Medical marijuana sales to reach $1.7 billion this year

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State board to mull medical pot regulations

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Marijuana doctors in Colorado are supposed to have a “bona fide” relationship with patients before recommending the drug. State health regulators are working to define what a “bona fide” relationship means with new regulations up before the Board of Health Wednesday. The proposed regulations specify that a doctor has to complete a physical exam of… Continue Reading State board to mull medical pot regulations

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