The Medicine of Cannabis: An Overview for Medical Professionals and Policymakers
As cannabis use expands in the U.S., issues that require the guidance of scientists and clinicians are rapidly arising. Patients are looking to their medical providers for information on cannabis safety, potential for interactions with pharmaceuticals, and therapeutic applications. However, the existing legal environment significantly hinders the ability of... Read more
Amazon will stop marijuana drug testing for many job applicants
Amazon will no longer test many prospective employees for marijuana use prior to employment, as more states where the company operates continue to legalize the plant. In a blog post Tuesday, Amazon CEO Dave Clark said applicants for positions that are not regulated by the Department of Transportation —... Read more
Denver to issue new cannabis business licenses but not in some neighborhoods
Denver begins accepting new applications for cannabis business licenses next month — but not for certain neighborhoods. The city’s Department of Excise and Licenses on Friday informed marijuana industry insiders of neighborhoods that the city feels already have an “undue concentration” of marijuana stores and/or cultivation facilities. Related Articles... Read more
Vicente: This 4/20 celebrate that marijuana businesses and their employees are now “essential”
For decades, April 20 has been recognized as an unofficial marijuana holiday in Colorado and around the country. While this year’s “4/20” may not be marked by large public rallies or concerts due to enduring COVID-19 safety restrictions, there are plenty of reasons for the cannabis community to celebrate... Read more
Weed delivery will happen in Denver starting this summer, to be followed by more dispensaries and consumption clubs
Denver’s about to become even more marijuana-friendly, with weed delivery likely starting this summer after the Denver City Council unanimously agreed Monday to overhaul the local industry with two sweeping measures. The changes have been in the works for several years, with city officials also wanting to make the... Read more
U.S. House again passes Colorado congressman’s marijuana banking bill
The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday passed the SAFE Banking Act, a longtime priority for Coloradans in Congress and local cannabis companies. The House voted 321-101 on the bill, with all Colorado Democrats in favor and two Colorado Republicans opposed. A third Republican, Rep. Lauren Boebert, did not vote.... Read more
Denver could soon allow weed delivery, plus more recreational shops and consumption clubs
Denver is poised to overhaul the local weed industry with a pair of laws that would bring cannabis products to your door and make the lucrative business more equitable. The Denver City Council will first vote on the overhaul package Monday night. If it passes, the second vote and... Read more
Grand Junction voters approve lifting 10-year moratorium on marijuana dispensaries
A 10-year moratorium on marijuana sales has been overturned by voters in Grand Junction. On Tuesday voters handily approved ballot questions 2A, Taxation on Regulated Marijuana, and 2B, Lifting Moratorium on Marijuana Businesses, according to voting results. On the 2A question: 9,235 voters said “yes”; with 7,309 voters casting... Read more
Marijuana banking debate returns to Congress and Rep. Perlmutter is optimistic
Eight years after it was first introduced, federal legislation that would give cannabis companies in Colorado and across the country access to the banking system is back in Congress. And its co-sponsors, Democrat and Republican, are sounding bullish. The Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act, or SAFE Banking Act,... Read more
Colorado may see its biggest overhaul of marijuana laws since recreational legalization
They don’t make cannabis products like they used to, and there’s an increasing number of Colorado lawmakers who think that’s problematic. As recently as 2014, the vast majority of medical and recreational cannabis sold in Colorado was flower and only 11% was the high-potency concentrates consumed through dab rigs... Read more

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