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Durango’s dispensaries adapt to coronavirus outbreak

Durango’s marijuana dispensaries, adapting to the coronavirus outbreak, are now offering online and over-the-phone orders, as well as curbside pickup. To limit human interaction and slow the spread...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Liquor, cannabis sales rise as COVID-19 spreads

The run on toilet paper was weird enough, but now it’s Everclear? That’s right, the high-potency alcohol has been flying off the shelves of liquor stores in Durango, according to interviews with...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warren unveils plan to legalize marijuana before Denver visit

Before a campaign event in Denver, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren rolled out a sweeping plan to legalize marijuana in the U.S. The plan, called A Just and Equitable Cannabis...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango City Council stalls on cannabis cafe proposal

Marijuana may be allowed in Colorado, but consuming cannabis in public venues remains illegal in Durango. The Durango Marijuana Hospitality Association wants to change that – and it has legal...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pot shops turn to highway sponsor signs amid strict ad rules

DENVER – Cannabis companies are using a loophole in Colorado’s strict limits on marijuana advertising by sponsoring state highways and putting their names on roadside signs. Currently, 51 cannabis...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Recreational marijuana remains out of reach for New Mexico

FARMINGTON – Colorado might have led the way in legalizing recreational marijuana, but not every state in the Four Corners shares its support of the green leaf. A bill in New Mexico’s Legislature...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

As Congress stalls on marijuana banking, Colorado takes matters into its own hands

Colorado is taking action to try to give more legal marijuana businesses in the state access to banking as a Congressional effort to knock down the federal barriers has stalled. There are already...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado launches carbon, energy programs for cannabis firms

DENVER – Colorado has launched two pilot programs focused on reducing carbon emissions and improving energy efficiency at cannabis cultivating businesses, officials said. Both programs, which began...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Marijuana researchers struggle to keep up with rapidly growing industry

WASHINGTON – Marijuana and CBD dispensaries line the main avenues of Durango and Cortez, reflecting a growing agricultural and retail industry in Southwest Colorado. The Colorado Department of...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

America’s marijuana growers are the best in the world, but federal laws are keeping them out of global markets

DENVER – In a large warehouse, LivWell Enlightened Health feeds its cloned cannabis plants a custom blend of nutrients, sprays them with filtered water and pumps extra carbon dioxide into the air,...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Legal marijuana sales may spark Midwest interstate tension

CHICAGO – Retailers legally selling marijuana for the past month in Michigan say they have drawn customers from surrounding Midwestern states where the drug remains illegal and, as Illinois...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Business

Dolores marijuana sales will go on April ballot

Dolores voters will decide whether to allow retail marijuana stores and facilities during the April 7 election. The Town Board agreed to put the topic on the ballot after a motion Dec. 16 by Mayor...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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