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Colorado’s rules for edible marijuana could be changing under a proposal up for a vote in a House committee. The House Judiciary planned to vote on edible marijuana changes Tuesday. Lawmakers appear unlikely to ban edible marijuana completely, but they may consider new labeling requirements or other safeguards to make sure edible marijuana is not… Continue Reading Edible marijuana changes getting vote in Colo.

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Synthetic marijuana ban faces first test

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A permanent ban on synthetic marijuana known as “spice” faces its first test in the Colorado Legislature. The Senate Judiciary Committee is taking up a measure to outlaw synthetic cannabinoids such as the “spice” drug that recently got five Air Force Academy cadets expelled. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration banned “spice” on March 1, but… Continue Reading Synthetic marijuana ban faces first test

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The surge of medical marijuana use in Colorado has started another debate in the state Legislature: What constitutes driving while high? Lawmakers are considering setting a DUI blood-content threshold for marijuana that would make Colorado one of three states with such a provision in statute – and one of the most liberal, according to Rep.… Continue Reading A driving question for Colo. marijuana users

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Colo. pot patients briefed on privacy rules

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Medical marijuana patients in Colorado are facing new rules concerning patient privacy, and some are getting a briefing from the state health department to understand how their patient records could be used. Marijuana advocates requested Wednesday’s briefing by the state Board of Health. Marijuana advocates complain that looming regulations allowing law enforcement to access records… Continue Reading Colo. pot patients briefed on privacy rules

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Marijuana rules back before Colorado lawmakers

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Medical marijuana rules set by Colorado lawmakers last year haven’t entirely taken effect yet – but already lawmakers are back at work making changes. A state House committee planned to start work today on a revision to the marijuana rules that govern how pot is grown and sold. That bill set up the nation’s most… Continue Reading Marijuana rules back before Colorado lawmakers

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Colo. marijuana rules face legal challenge

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Some medical marijuana patients want to stop Colorado’s looming regulations for how pot is sold. A group of marijuana patients have asked the state’s Supreme Court to overturn large parts of two Colorado laws passed last year to regulate the medical marijuana industry. Many of the rules are expected to take effect later this year.… Continue Reading Colo. marijuana rules face legal challenge

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Pot industry group meets to chart plans

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The nation’s largest marijuana industry group is meeting behind closed doors in Denver Thursday to map a strategy for legislative priorities. The new National Cannabis Industry Association is meeting a day before a large cannabis conference called KushCon opens in Denver. The NCIA is made up of marijuana-related business owners in the 15 states that… Continue Reading Pot industry group meets to chart plans

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Pot ads on Denver buses cause uproar

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Marijuana conference ads on Denver-area buses have law enforcement groups complaining they promote illegal drug use. The ads for this weekend’s KushCon “cannabis lifestyle” convention in Denver are believed to be the first marijuana-related advertising on public transit anywhere in the country. The ads say “Have a Kush Day!” and promote the convention. Kush is… Continue Reading Pot ads on Denver buses cause uproar

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Medical marijuana caregivers are under scrutiny from state health authorities. A task force for the state health department starts work Wednesday on how to determine that a caregiver has “significant responsibility” for a patient. The change is part of a state law and is designed to cut down on sham caregiver designations in which a… Continue Reading Marijuana caregivers under Colo. scrutiny

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Marijuana rules near completion in Colo.

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Marijuana shops in Colorado are closer to having the nation’s most detailed rules as a state regulation panel wrapped up work Monday on hundreds of pages of rules regulating how shops operate. Video surveillance, labeling requirements and seed-to-sale tracking for medical marijuana highlight the rules planned for the estimated 800 pot shops that applied for… Continue Reading Marijuana rules near completion in Colo.

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