Marijuana

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As pot comes out of black market, regulators face scrutiny

DENVER – Take a black-market business that relies on cash. Move the business out of the shadows by giving it government oversight. Hire new regulators to keep watch on the business, all without any...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Uncertainty as Nevada aims to launch recreational pot soon

RENO, Nev. – Nevada voters legalized recreational marijuana in November, and officials are trying to put rules in place to start selling it on July 1. It would be the shortest turnaround from...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Former pot officer, entrepreneur charged in trafficking ring

CENTENNIAL – A former Colorado marijuana enforcement officer and a marijuana entrepreneur are among those accused of being involved with a large trafficking ring that shipped pot out of state....

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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How far should pot shops be removed from schools and parks?

The city’s Community Development Department received little feedback from residents Monday afternoon at a a public forum about possible changes to marijuana business buffers. About 10 people...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Buffers around pot shops in Durango will be discussed Monday

The city is considering a change to marijuana regulations that could allow more opportunity for pot shops to open. Marijuana business owners asked the city to consider changing how it measures...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Texas trio charged with first-degree murder in Lightner Creek shooting

A shooting death that occurred last month in a mobile home park three miles west of Durango was part of a marijuana robbery, according to charging documents made public Friday. Three suspects –...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Federal authorities seize Colorado company’s pot cases

BOULDER — A Boulder-based company that makes marijuana stash cases is seeking ways to manufacture its product in the U.S. after the federal government seized a shipment imported from China....

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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African-Americans facing high hurdles to grow pot

Darryl Hill, hailed for integrating college football in his youth half a century ago, was a successful entrepreneur with no criminal record and plenty of capital when he applied for a license to...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Companies need workers – but people keep getting high

Workers at McLane drive forklifts and load hefty boxes into trucks. The grocery supplier, which runs a warehouse in Colorado, needs people who will stay alert – but prospective hires keep failing...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

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Marijuana buffer changes could increase business options in Durango

There may be more opportunity for marijuana shops to open if the Durango City Council changes how mandatory buffer zones are measured. The city must maintain 1,000-foot buffers between schools and...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Arizona man jailed in armed robbery of Durango marijuana dispensary

A 29-year old Arizona man suspected of robbing a Durango marijuana dispensary with an AR-15 rifle Tuesday night is in jail after a K-9 unit tracked him into the hills above Bodo Park. Alexander...

DATE: April 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Widow files lawsuit after crash of World War II plane

A lawsuit was filed this week against the estate of a pilot who had high levels of THC from marijuana in his system when he crashed a World War II plane in 2014, court documents say. Mona Schlarb,...

DATE: April 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News