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Pot companies, developers taking sides in contentious Lakewood election

Lakewood’s municipal election is awash in developer and marijuana money — two issues that voters in Colorado’s fifth-largest city have already taken stands on at the ballot box. That has some wondering if it’s an attempt to pack the Lakewood City Council with members favorable to the cannabis industry and more robust development in this city of 155,000.

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Jared Polis taps marijuana industry veteran to lead Colorado pot policy. It’s a notable change.

The move to hire a marijuana industry veteran marks a notable change from the previous administration, which tapped people from politics or law enforcement. Industry watchers say the hire is a win for the pro-marijuana camp.

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Questions about Denver’s decriminalization of magic mushrooms? We have your answers

Passage has led to national headlines, strong opinions and serious speculation. It has also led to a lot of misunderstandings and questions. Let’s answer those questions now.

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Denver first in U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Denver is poised to become the first city in the nation to effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms after final ballot-counting flipped Initiative 301’s margin in favor of narrow passage.

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Marijuana tax money targeted for Colorado’s full-day kindergarten rollout

Colorado lawmakers have hit on a funding source to help struggling school districts cover up to $25 million in startup costs as they expand full-day kindergarten this fall: marijuana taxes.

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Ganja on the go? Marijuana delivery in Colorado passes first hurdle

Marijuana delivery came a step closer to reality Tuesday when a Colorado House committee signed off on amended legislation that has its best chance in years of making it to the finish line.

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Turning point for legal marijuana in Colorado: Big changes in the works as state plays catchup

Colorado’s status as the frontier for legal marijuana is fading fast as larger states get in the game, spurring lawmakers this spring to consider big changes that would reverberate for years to come.

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Marijuana industry would no longer be cash-only if this bill passes. And this time, it has a better chance.

U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter has again introduced legislation allowing marijuana businesses to use banks, removing a hindrance that has plagued Colorado businesses in the five years since legalization.

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Podcast: Where did all of Colorado’s marijuana money go?

Denver Post reporters David Migoya and Jon Murray discuss their reporting in the three-part series “State of Marijuana” and how pot money has affected communities across Colorado.

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VIDEOS: Understanding where Colorado’s marijuana money goes

Since 2014, a lot of money has been spent on the green stuff, but where does all the marijuana tax money go? These videos explain the two state taxes on retail marijuana in Colorado: A 15 percent excise tax that wholesale marijuana buyers pay and a 15 percent sales tax that consumers pay on retail marijuana.

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