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Colorado’s Cannabis Business Office to promote social equity

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has announced the creation of a Cannabis Business Office to promote social equity, provide financial and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and create jobs in the state’s $2.2 billion marijuana industry.

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More Southern California employers no longer testing most job candidates for drugs

Getting a job these days doesn’t always involve a plastic bottle and a trip to the bathroom. With recreational marijuana use legal in California, and at least 17 other states and Washington D.C., some employers are making changes and will no longer require some job candidates to be screened for drugs and alcohol. “Instead, these […]

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Colorado’s marijuana businesses can remain open during pandemic, but they say they’re still struggling

Despite brief, panic-induced surges in business, many contend the cannabis industry is still struggling as Coloradans stay home and job losses mount in a crashing economy.

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Colorado won’t stop employers from firing workers for using weed off the clock

Colorado legislators decided Wednesday not to advance a bill that aimed to protect employees from being fired for using marijuana in their personal time.

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Colorado raking in record marijuana money again in 2019, but in era of “stabilization” industry leaders look to impact of new legislation

It’s become a predictable pattern in the era of legal recreational pot in Colorado. Every year, the state sets a new record for marijuana sales then, 12 months later –poof — it goes up in smoke and a new record is set.

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Testing positive for marijuana won’t get you fired at more than half of Colorado companies, survey says

Only 48 percent of Colorado companies with “well defined” drug testing policies will fire a worker for a first-time positive test for pot, according to data collected by the Employers Council in November. That’s down from 53 percent in 2014.

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Higher education: Colleges add cannabis to the curriculum

As a green gold rush in legal marijuana and its non-drug cousin hemp spreads across North America, a growing number of colleges are adding cannabis to the curriculum to prepare graduates for careers cultivating, researching, analyzing and marketing the herb.

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Marijuana banking proposal gets first-ever hearing in U.S. House committee

A proposal to open banking and financial services to marijuana businesses in states that have legalized marijuana has had its first-ever hearing in a U.S.House committee, making Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter , one of the authors, optimistic about its chances.

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Legislators, hemp advocates say farm bill is a boon for Colorado’s growing industry

State legislators and advocates of Colorado’s hemp industry say a provision in the new farm bill that legalizes hemp will be a boon for the state’s already thriving hemp industry.

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Canada’s pot industry so hot it’s importing workers

It was mid-summer, fewer than three months before Canada legalized recreational marijuana, and Vic Neufeld had a problem.

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