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June was Colorado's biggest marijuana sales month ever. July was likely bigger.

Wed, 08/12/2020 - 19:41

June marks the first month in Colorado history that recreational marijuana shops sold more than $150 million in worth of products as cannabis consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic continues to set industry records.

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Monterey revisiting legalizing cannabis dispensaries

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 19:18

Elected officials in Monterey will revisit the debate over joining most of the rest of the Peninsula in allowing cannabis dispensaries in the city.

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Ticker: Pot grower fined, fishing gets relief

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 21:24

After imposing a cumulative $800,000 in fines last month, the Cannabis Control Commission slapped a $120,000 fine Thursday on a cultivator and manufacturer that sold vaporizer cartridges that exceeded allowed state limits for ethanol.

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Grandmother sues after she was arrested at Disney with CBD oil in her purse

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 19:15

Sheriff, on behalf of Hester Burkhalter, a 69-year-old White woman from Hickory, North Carolina, and her family.

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New cannabis coworking space in Santa Ana aims to boost industry access, diversity

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 14:26

From cannabis-infused pizzas to faux beer, entrepreneurs say the cooperative model will let them pursue niche ideas that might otherwise be out of reach.

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Marijuana is not good for your heart, studies say

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 15:43

You may love smoking weed, but it does not love your heart, according to the American Heart Association's new scientific statement on marijuana.

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Three houses on Tennyson Street were turned into immersive, colorful and temporary art

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 17:49

Artists, retailers and startups have found a temporary home in Tennyson bungalows that were scheduled for demolition.

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Pandemic economics pushing So Cal cities to consider cannabis

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 14:14

As the deadline to get local measures on the Nov. 3 ballot approaches, some cities turn to voters for advice or to tax the industry.

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Clint Eastwood sues CBD sellers over use of his name, image

Thu, 07/23/2020 - 12:52

Clint Eastwood sued several companies that sell CBD supplements on Wednesday, alleging that they are falsely using his name and image to push products he would never agree to endorse.

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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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