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Colorado Sold 17 Tons Of Retail Marijuana In First Legal Year

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics

By Daniel Wallis DENVER, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Consumers in Colorado bought more than 17 tons of recreational marijuana buds during the f...

Colorado May Have To Refund As Much As $30 Million In Pot Taxes

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business

If this isn't a good enough reason to legalize it, we don't know what is.

Colorado Is Using Revenue From Pot Sales To Hire More School Nurses

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

Colorado’s decision to legalize marijuana could actually help improve the health of local students. The state awarded nearly a million dollars' w...

Pot-Firing Case Hits State's High Court

AP | SADIE GURMAN | Posted 11.30.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers'...

Colorado Is Smoking A Ton Of Pot

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is smoking pot by the ton, and visitors are, too. Colorado's pot regulators issued what is believed to be the ...

Here's The Crime-Ridden Hellscape That Is Colorado After Legal Weed

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime

By Daniel Wallis DENVER, July 3 (Reuters) - At the Native Roots Apothecary, a discreet marijuana shop in a grand old building in Denve...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Introduces Major Shift In Its Marijuana Program

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Want to get in on the Colorado green rush? If you're a resident of the state, you finally can. Starting Tuesday, for the first time, any adult Colo...

Weed Is Out of the Bag... What's Next? How Soon?

Martin Shapiro | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Martin Shapiro

There is a drastic need for federal legislation to legalize it on a national level and create some overall format for states to follow in their implementation.

Colorado Lawmakers 'Cracking The Whip' On 'Huge Problem' With Marijuana

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado plan to set up the world's first financial system for marijuana survived less than 24 hours before state lawmakers changed ...

Coloradans Still Back Legalized Marijuana, Poll Shows

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Coloradans think marijuana legalization has been good for the state, though just 15 percent have used pot since recreational sales beg...

Colorado Lawmakers Plan To Boost Marijuana Profits

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — The federal government has reluctantly agreed to let Colorado be the first state to collect taxes from the legal sale of recreational ...

Matt Ferner

Colorado Girl Scouts Not Allowed To Sell Cookies Outside Pot Shops

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Ferner | Posted 02.27.2014 | Business

Danielle Lei, an enterprising Girl Scout, sold more than 100 boxes of cookies in just two hours outside of a San Francisco medical marijuana dispensar...

Hickenlooper: Colorado Pot Market Is Exceeding Expectations

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's legal marijuana market is far exceeding tax expectations, according to a budget proposal released Wednesday by Gov. John Hi...

Jillian Berman

Colorado's Weed Workers, They're Just Like Us!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Managing a marijuana store isn’t that different from running a Subway sandwich shop. It basically comes down to keeping track of the green. “Yo...

Ben & Jerry's Nails Marijuana Marketing In One Delicious Tweet

Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

Add this to the list of reasons we love Ben & Jerry's: BREAKING NEWS: We're hearing reports of stores selling out of Ben & Jerry's in Colorado. Wh...

Polis Praises Legal Marijuana In Colorado, Vows To Push For Federal Legalization

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Vowing to pursue marijuana legalization on a federal level, Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) praised the regulation of marijuana in Colorado after the first...

Politicians Wary About Legal Pot Sales

Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Midnight tonight will trigger the beginning of a new year and, in Colorado, a new era for the marijuana industry -- but don't expect all of the politi...

Courts Weigh Marijuana Policies For Lawyers

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

SEATTLE -- SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle attorney Kurt Boehl is happy to think he's contributing to the success of Washington's grand experiment in regulat...

Colorado's Decision Day Nears On Pot Taxes

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

DENVER -- DENVER (AP) — A pro-pot jingle in Colorado last year went like this: "Jobs for our people/Money for schools/Who could ask for more?" Nearl...

State's Marijuana Vote Holds Heavy National Implications

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine -- PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Advocates of recreational marijuana use are looking to an upcoming vote in Maine as an indicator of whethe...

Panel Approves Rules For New Pot Industry

AP | GENE JOHNSON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE — SEATTLE (AP) — Washington became the second U.S. state to adopt rules for the recreational sale of marijuana Wednesday, setting what...

Panel To Vote On Rules For Washington Pot Industry

Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

By GENE JOHNSON, The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — After nearly a year of research, planning and public hearings, Washington state is poised to...

Third State Takes Important Step Forward Toward Legal Pot

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

Marijuana activists in Alaska took an important step Tuesday toward making their state the third in the nation to approve recreational use of the drug...

4/20 Tourism Hits Colorado

AP | By KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 06.15.2013 | Travel

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to join an unofficial counterculture holiday celebrating marijuana in Colorado and Washington this co...

Matt Sledge

Is The War On Drugs Nearing An End?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- For four decades, libertarians, civil rights activists and drug treatment experts have stood outside of the political mainstream in arguin...