Who’s Minding The Marijuana? Banned Pesticide Found In Colorado Testing

Pesticide testing is not mandatory for pot businesses in Colorado, nor are they subject to random pesticide testing, as are other crops, according to Mitch Yergert of the state's agriculture department.

COLORADO: It’s been nearly two years since recreational pot was legalized in Colorado and the thriving pot industry has hit some hurdles in the form of potential dangers to consumers. Pesticides that are illegal to use on marijuana plants in Colorado are being found in some recreational and medical pot products being marketed and sold to the public Read the full article…

Boulder To Give Grants For Marijuana Education

Boulder concerned about teen pot smokers

COLORADO: Surveys of Boulder County teenagers show that a substantial majority view binge-drinking as a harmful behavior. A much smaller majority sees regular marijuana use in the same light. Public health officials fear that the recent legalization of marijuana gives too many teenagers and parents the impression that it is safe. Boulder plans to make Read the full article…

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The conference’s essential leitmotifs — self-promotion and schmoozing — reasserted themselves.

COLORADO:  At the after-party for the National Cannabis Summit — an annual conference thick with entrepreneurs and business people, held in the bowels of the Sheraton in downtown Denver — eight of us attendees boogied alongside one of the more engaging speakers, the medical researcher Dr. Suzanne Sisley, who wore throughout the party a towering, Read the full article…

Federal Reserve Blocks ‘Marijuana Bank’ in Colorado

Now the Federal Reserve is muddying the waters further with a court filing against the Fourth Corner Credit Union, which was established specifically to handle Colorado's marijuana cash

COLORADO: Marijuana-related businesses in Colorado are so profitable that the government doesn’t know what to do with all of the tax revenue they’re generating. But business owners face a more immediate problem: Where to stash their own profits when banks won’t take it. Because marijuana is a federally banned Schedule I substance, most banks have been reluctant to Read the full article…

Colorado Reports Uptick In Marijuana-Related Driving Offenses In 2014

In Denver, impaired driving tickets involving marijuana doubled from 33 to 66 in one year. The Colorado State Patrol reported that 77 percent of its cases involved marijuana.

COLORADO: A majority of tickets for driving under the influence in Colorado involved marijuana in 2014, according to new law enforcement statistics released in September. The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area is a collection of federal, state and local law enforcement in four states. Colorado is the only one with legal recreational marijuana, so Read the full article…

Colorado’s Monthly Marijuana Sales Top $100 million

According to sales data from Colorado’s Department of Revenue released Friday, sales of recreational pot topped $59.2 million for the month, while medical marijuana dispensaries pulled in $41.4 million, for a combined $100.6 million — the highest monthly total since legal recreational cannabis sales began there in January 2014.

COLORADO: Marijuana sales blazed past the $100 million mark for the first time in August, the Denver Post reported over the weekend. According to sales data from Colorado’s Department of Revenue released Friday, sales of recreational pot topped $59.2 million for the month, while medical marijuana dispensaries pulled in $41.4 million, for a combined $100.6 million — Read the full article…

U.S. Agents Crack Down On Illegal Marijuana Sites On Colorado Public Lands

"Some illicit grows were located in multiple residences and outbuildings, while many others were located on federal land, causing environmental damage to the land that may take years to mitigate,"

COLORADO: Several large marijuana cultivation sites in Colorado that were being used by traffickers to ship the drug to other states have been dismantled by federal agents and state police in the past six weeks, authorities said on Thursday. Since mid-August, federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies have raided the illegal pot cultivation sites in the Read the full article…

Colorado Marijuana Users Sue Grower Over Fungicide

The fungicide is approved for certain edible agricultural crops, but not for smokable products such as tobacco, according to the complaint filed in Denver District Court.

COLORADO: Two Colorado marijuana users have sued a cannabis grower claiming a “patently dangerous” agricultural fungicide that becomes poisonous when ignited was applied without their knowledge to pot plants they later smoked, court documents showed on Monday. Brandan Flores and Brandie Larrabee allege that distributor and retailer LivWell has for years applied Eagle 20, a fungicide Read the full article…

Boulder To Take New Look At Marijuana Regulations

We say there's zero tolerance and no administrative review. That makes someone feel pretty insecure, and that's not fair."

COLORADO: Representatives of the marijuana industry, supported by Boulder City Councilman Macon Cowles, want the city to reconsider its approach to marijuana regulation and come in line with the rest of the state, but top city officials say the more stringent approach has resulted in a safer city while still allowing businesses to be competitive. Read the full article…

Colorado Cannabis Producers Have Legal Alternatives To “Organic” Label

According to sales data from Colorado’s Department of Revenue released Friday, sales of recreational pot topped $59.2 million for the month, while medical marijuana dispensaries pulled in $41.4 million, for a combined $100.6 million — the highest monthly total since legal recreational cannabis sales began there in January 2014.

COLORADO: Any other operation that routinely labeled its products “organic” without certification to back up the claim would have been shut down and fined almost immediately, an expert in organic certification said. Colorado’s cannabis industry, though, has benefited from the regulatory gray area where it resides, producing a product that is legal to consume and Read the full article…