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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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Authorities say Colorado apparently has more medical marijuana than it can use, and some of the excess is showing up in Nebraska – illegally. Scottsbluff Police Alex Moreno told the Lincoln Journal Star that the Colorado pot has shown up in his town and around Sidney. Licensed patients in Colorado can have 2 ounces of… Continue Reading Colorado medical marijuana turning up in Nebraska

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Colorado Springs is considering stricter zoning regulations for medical marijuana businesses. The city planning commission will consider the regulations Thursday and is trying to determine how many businesses would be in violation of the law if the new rules are approved. An estimated 40 medical marijuana businesses would be forced to close and dozens of… Continue Reading Springs weighs tougher rules for medical pot

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Colorado’s medical marijuana industry is getting involved in electoral politics. The Denver Post reports it found that medical marijuana advocates and business owners have contributed about $10,000 to candidates. About $2,000 came from Josh Stanley, the owner of the Budding Health dispensary in Denver. Most of the candidates who picked up the donations are Democrats,… Continue Reading Dispensaries, activists give candidates about $10K

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More than 40 Colo. jurisdictions to vote on pot

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The hottest political question this year for many Colorado voters isn’t about candidates but rather medical marijuana. More than 40 Colorado jurisdictions are considering local rules on medical marijuana. Some voters will decide whether to ban marijuana dispensaries or commercial pot-growing operations. Others will be asked whether to set new tax rates for medical pot.… Continue Reading More than 40 Colo. jurisdictions to vote on pot

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