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Commerce City man sentenced to federal prison for illegal marijuana grow

Sat, 07/18/2020 - 01:07

A Commerce City man has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for illegal cultivation of marijuana in a residence.

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Richmond marijuana company owner doused in Pine Sol and sugar as coup de grâce to home invasion robbery

Wed, 07/15/2020 - 11:25

The defendants, who made off with nearly $50,000 in cash and jewelry along with a brand new Chevy Silverado in April, have preliminary hearing set for this week

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Colorado cannabis sales hit new all-time high in May at more than $192 million

Mon, 07/13/2020 - 20:24

Cannabis sales in Colorado set a new monthly record in May, hitting their highest level since recreational sales began in 2014.

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Businessman sentenced to prison for involvement in black market marijuana organization

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 20:14

A California businessman described as the mastermind behind an illegal marijuana trafficking organization was sentenced to 12 years in prison for conning people out of money and shipping drugs out of state.

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Northern California police seize more than 1,700 pounds of processed cannabis, five suspects arrested

Fri, 07/10/2020 - 18:45

A cannabis bust on June 25 led to the arrest of five people and law enforcement seizing more than 1,700 pounds of processed cannabis.

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Ticker: CCC says don't change pot tax; Google selects Mississippi site; Mortgage rates hit another low 

Thu, 07/09/2020 - 20:33

Changing the way Massachusetts taxes legal marijuana could produce more revenue for the state, but it could also disrupt the fledgling cannabis industry, a report found.

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Marijuana raids ongoing in Mesa, Teller, El Paso and Las Animas counties

Wed, 07/08/2020 - 17:09

In Teller County, the sheriff's office reported raids in Colorado Springs, Divide and in Las Animas County where two people were arrested and three properties were searched in a 14-hour operation.

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How a Colorado hotel owner got Ice-T to produce his documentary

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 15:59

The film is currently available to rent on streaming platforms.

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How a Colorado hotel owner got Ice-T to produce his documentary

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:04

The film is currently available to rent on streaming platforms.

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The struggle to enter California's cannabis market: 'So much heartache, so much pain'

Mon, 07/06/2020 - 12:02

Linda Grant sold weed in the streets of East Oakland for 35 years before California legalized marijuana in 2016. She’s been “going through hell” trying to open a licensed business ever since.

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Southern California counties clear 100,000 cannabis convictions by July 1 deadline

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 14:05

District attorneys challenge some cases, while advocates say clearing marijuana cases is part of greater racial justice reform efforts.

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis says pardons for marijuana convictions can start in 90 days

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 02:30

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law Monday that allows him to mass-pardon Coloradans with minor marijuana possession convictions, but he has not said exactly how the process will work.

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Not your typical grow house: Bay Area buyers paid cash, moved in the marijuana

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 18:44

A marijuana raid in Merced County allegedly found an extensive growing operation in an unlikely-looking home.

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No study needed: Stoned drivers pose deadly threat

Sun, 06/28/2020 - 09:48

The Associated Press recently disclosed the results of two new studies attempting to determine the impact on traffic deaths in states that have legalized recreational marijuana.

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Over 10,700 illegal marijuana plants eradicated in Humboldt County

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 17:53

More than 10,700 pot plants were eradicated in Humboldt County during an investigation of illegal cannabis cultivation in the Dinsmore area, authorities said Thursday.

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2019 Monterey County Crop Report lists leaf lettuce in top spot, cannabis in fifth

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:50

The 2019 Monterey County Crop Report released Tuesday shows the overall production value of the agriculture industry in the county was up 3.5% to $4.4 billion.

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Recreational pot laws may boost traffic deaths, studies say

Tue, 06/23/2020 - 01:29

Laws legalizing recreational marijuana may lead to more traffic deaths, two new studies suggest, although questions remain about how they might influence driving habits.

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Recreational marijuana laws may boost traffic deaths, studies say

Mon, 06/22/2020 - 17:45

Laws legalizing recreational marijuana may lead to more traffic deaths, two new studies suggest, although questions remain about how they might influence driving habits.

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Sheriff: 2 tons of pot, $1 million seized from Chinese operation in California

Sun, 06/21/2020 - 13:38

Nineteen people were arrested after 23 search warrants were served Friday.

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