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Questions arise: Who should inspect La Plata County marijuana facilities?

La Plata County may have to find a contractor to conduct health inspections on marijuana facilities. When marijuana was legalized in Colorado in 2014, San Juan Basin Public Health took the lead in...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Denver credit union leads marijuana banking crusade

DENVER – A Colorado credit union – once on the cusp of revolutionizing banking for marijuana businesses before being thwarted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – has resumed its quest to...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Marijuana industry’s future is bright, MJBizCon speakers say

LAS VEGAS – New Jersey recreational marijuana legalization may be a highlight of 2018; it’s possible but unlikely the Trump administration will crack down on the U.S. cannabis industry; and major...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Public banks offer hope for marijuana businesses

DENVER – With most private institutions and credit unions still avoiding the legal cannabis industry, many marijuana businesses remain without bank accounts. But one idea is gaining acceptance...

DATE: Nov. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Confusion coming with California’s legal marijuana

LOS ANGELES – Ready or not, California kicks off recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1. And, mostly, it’s not. Los Angeles and San Francisco are among many cities still struggling to fashion local...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Cortez marijuana shop employee sentenced in theft case

A former employee of the Medicine Man in Cortez was sentenced Thursday in District Court for misdemeanor theft from the marijuana dispensary. Timber Higgins was sentenced to five days of electronic...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. Sandoval concerned about public pot lounges, cafes

RENO, Nev. – Gov. Brian Sandoval is raising concerns about a new opinion by the Legislative Counsel Bureau that says nothing in state law prohibits local governments from allowing marijuana...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot-related traffic fatalities are up sharply in Colorado

DENVER – The number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has more than doubled since 2013, federal and state data show. A Denver Post analysis of the...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado to Sessions: Pot industry working and can be better

DENVER – Colorado’s legal marijuana industry is working – and can work better with federal collaboration, the state’s governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver to start licensing first pot clubs, but few may apply

DENVER – Colorado’s largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver’s elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Company plans to turn desert town into pot paradise

NIPTON, Calif. – Now that one of the nation’s largest cannabis companies has bought the entire California desert town of Nipton, a question remains: Will the new owners rename the place...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Durango City Council votes down marijuana tax questions

The Durango City Council voted against placing questions on the ballot that could raise taxes on marijuana. Councilors Chris Bettin, Sweetie Marbury and Dick White voted unanimously on the issue....

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News