April, 2017


How to score free and discounted Lyft and Uber rides during Denver 420 festivities

Lyft and Uber are offering free and discounted rides to revelers during Denver’s 2017 4/20 festivities, to make sure Coloradans don’t drive high. READ MORE HERE

Homeland Security Sec: "Marijuana is not a factor" in war on drugs

In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” John Kelly also told host Chuck Todd that “arresting a lot of users” wasn’t the right solution to the country’s drug problems. READ MORE HERE

It's about time our president tells us where exactly he stands on marijuana

Opinion: Colorado has proven that allowing responsible adults to legally purchase marijuana gives money to classrooms, creates jobs and boosts the economy. READ MORE HERE

Digging into the details of Canada's new law legalizing marijuana nationwide

Details of implementation of Canada’s marijuana legalization legislation, including commercial regulations, will be left to individual provinces. READ MORE HERE

Denver officials scrutinizing out-of-state CBD products sold in local pot shops

Denver is clamping down on CBD products that originate outside of Colorado. A bulletin issued Wednesday by Denver Environmental Health’s Public Health Inspections Division outlines a policy prohibiting out-of-state-made cannabidiol (CBD) products intended for human consumption. “It has come to DEH’s attention that some CBD products originate from unregulated manufacturing… READ MORE HERE

Colorado cannabis sales top $126M in February 2017 amid federal uncertainty

In February 2017, licensed Colorado marijuana shops brought in nearly $126.1 million in sales; it’s the ninth month in a row sales have topped $100 million. READ MORE HERE

44 in Congress support effort to keep DOJ handcuffed in medical cannabis states

A bipartisan collection of nearly four-dozen U.S. House members want the feds to lay off enforcement in states with legalized medical marijuana. READ MORE HERE

New federal bill would reschedule marijuana as Schedule III

The latest marijuana-centric bill before Congress would place cannabis as a Schedule III substance, a classification shared by Tylenol with codeine. READ MORE HERE

Around the world on 4/20

Around the world on April 20th, marijuana advocates and enthusiasts will gather to celebrate legality or protest prohibition. READ MORE HERE

Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke introduces federal bill to curb driver's license suspensions for drug offenses

Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke has introduced a bill repealing a federal law encouraging states to suspend or revoke driver’s licenses of people convicted of drug offenses. READ MORE HERE