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Colorado marijuana tax hike proposal to support education loses teacher’s union support

A group pushing to raise taxes on recreational marijuana to fund after-school programs for impoverished students lost the support of Colorado’s teacher’s union but officials behind the initiative say they’re unconcerned.

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The Libertarian Party, born in Colorado 50 years ago, still seeks elusive mainstream acceptance

The United States’ third-largest political party — what its main founder considered “the last, best hope for freedom in America” — took root a half-century ago in a living room in Westminster. The TV flickered on, David Nolan would later recall, as the then-28-year-old advertising executive and his wife gathered in their duplex with three friends […]

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Colorado marijuana regulation bill sails through the legislature

Colorado’s legislature is mostly unified in its concern over the effects of high-potency THC products on young people. That’s why a raft of marijuana regulations are headed to Gov. Jared Polis.

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Colorado’s legislative session is wrapping up. Here’s what lawmakers are passing.

Bills live and die in quick succession in the final days of the Colorado legislative session, which must end by 11:59 p.m. June 12. Here’s a quick glance at some of the remaining major bills, where they stand and what’s next for them. The following list will be updated as lawmakers take votes. Public-private insurance […]

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Marijuana regulation bill overwhelmingly passes in Colorado House

The Colorado House of Representatives passed the state’s most substantial marijuana regulation policy since legalization on Thursday, intending to crack down on youth access to high-potency THC products and tighten rules for the medical marijuana market. HB21-1317 passed overwhelmingly, 56-8, and moves on to the state Senate, where it is also expected to pass. The […]

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California man stranded in Mexico after admitting marijuana use reunites with with family

Nearly two years after he told the truth about having once smoked pot – a bit of honesty that left him stranded in Mexico, separated from his family, and blocked from re-entering the United States – a Southern California man walked back into his home last month and surprised his children. Emily, 7, was napping […]

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Colorado’s new marijuana regulation bill is out. Here’s what’s in it.

Colorado lawmakers aren’t going to try THC potency caps this year, but do want to put limits on how much concentrate can be purchased in a day

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New Colorado law expands access to medical cannabis in schools

Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday signed a new law expanding access to and use of cannabis-based medicine in schools, a step he called overdue.

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Colorado reckons with high-potency marijuana and its impact on children

Growing evidence shows high-potency THC products are more likely to bring on or worsen mental health issues in young people, and some Colorado mothers want the legislature to make changes.

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Cannabis industry says access to banking services ‘can’t happen soon enough’

Cannabis industry insiders say a push by federal lawmakers to allow banks to provide services to pot shops in states where they are legal “can’t happen soon enough.” “Access to banking and capital is probably the largest barrier of entry for getting into this industry,” said David Torrisi, president of the Commonwealth Dispensary Association. As […]

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