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Sweet Leaf cannabis business co-owners hit with $8.8M judgment

The co-owners of the embattled Sweet Leaf cannabis business have been ordered to pay $8.8 million for breach of contract over properties they were buying in Denver. The post Sweet Leaf cannabis business co-owners hit with $8.8M judgment appeared first on The Cannabist. READ MORE HERE


Colorado Supreme Court to hear arguments in case that will decide future of pot-sniffing police dogs

On Wednesday, the Colorado Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that will set standards for the use of police dogs’ drug-detection skills in this state — and could have repercussions across the country. The post Colorado Supreme Court to hear arguments in case that will decide future of pot-sniffing police dogs appeared first on The Cannabist. READ MORE HERE


Six alleged illegal retail pot shops busted in Colorado Springs; $1.375M seized, police say

Business was booming at several Colorado Springs marijuana shops, despite local ordinances that prohibit the retail sale of marijuana and pot products. Following a lengthy investigation, multiple executed search warrants, an arrest and additional arrest warrants issued, police on Tuesday said cash seized from the alleged illegal businesses came out… The post Six alleged illegal retail pot shops busted in Colorado Springs; $1.375M seized, police say appeared first on The Cannabist. READ MORE HERE


Does cannabis cost, or pay? CCU study claims marijuana costs $4.50 for every $1 it generates

Coloradans spend $4.57 to mitigate marijuana’s effects for every tax dollar it generates, claims a recently released study. The post Does cannabis cost, or pay? CCU study claims marijuana costs $4.50 for every $1 it generates appeared first on The Cannabist. READ MORE HERE


The Spot: Denver politics are about to take center stage and what's coming in 2019 for marijuana

What’s on the legislative agenda in 2019 for the Denver metro area? The post The Spot: Denver politics are about to take center stage and what’s coming in 2019 for marijuana appeared first on The Cannabist. READ MORE HERE


Loveland illegal pot operation dismantled by police

The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force executed three search warrants Nov. 30 on warehouses in the 1500 block of Taurus Court, where authorities found 856 live cannabis plants, according to a Tuesday afternoon release. The post Loveland illegal pot operation dismantled by police appeared first on The Cannabist. READ MORE HERE


Colorado should wipe low-level marijuana convictions clean

Possessing small amounts of marijuana has been legal in Colorado now for six years, and yet convictions still haunt those who got caught with a small amount of pot or paraphernalia before voters approved Amendment 64 in 2012. The post Colorado should wipe low-level marijuana convictions clean appeared first on The Cannabist. READ MORE HERE


"Capitalistic" United States faces Canada fight for cannabis supremacy

A key question has emerged as investors pour billions of dollars into the marijuana industry: Will it be U.S. or Canadian companies that win the race for cannabis supremacy? The post “Capitalistic” United States faces Canada fight for cannabis supremacy appeared first on The Cannabist. READ MORE HERE


Boulder County district attorney wants to toss 4,000 past marijuana convictions

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office is preparing to vacate and seal thousands of marijuana possession convictions in light of voters legalizing marijuana in 2012. The post Boulder County district attorney wants to toss 4,000 past marijuana convictions appeared first on The Cannabist. READ MORE HERE


Recall issued for Boulder-grown marijuana after pesticide residues detected

The Colorado Department of Revenue has issued a safety and health advisory after potentially unsafe pesticide residues were found on certain medical marijuana plant material and products. The post Recall issued for Boulder-grown marijuana after pesticide residues detected appeared first on The Cannabist. READ MORE HERE