“Marijuana Is a Vegetable” and Belongs in the Farmers’ Market: Pot VC

COLORADO: Became the second state to legalize recreational marijuana last November and if one Colorado resident has his way, the plant will soon be sold at the Boulder County Farmers’ Markets, one of the largest farmers’ markets in the state.

Marijuana Regulation Is Largely an Illusion in Denver, Too, But So What?

Medical marijuana vials displayed at a medical marijuana dispensary.

COLORADO: The Justice Department’s crackdown on medical marijuana has been notably less heavy-handed in Colorado than in other states. While the feds have shut down hundreds of dispensaries in California and continue to target businesses that supply cannabis to patients in Washington, John Walsh, the U.S. attorney for Colorado, has contented himself with sending threatening letters to 50 or Read the full article…

Colorado's weed problems could spell trouble for marijuana legalization

It’s had one hearing before the House Health and Human Services Committee, but no vote had been scheduled as of late Monday afternoon.

COLORADO: At first glance, Colorado’s medical marijuana industry seems like an unmitigated success story. Hundreds of dispensaries and grow houses have sprouted up since the state began taxing weed sales three years ago, bringing in millions of dollars in extra revenue. Colorado’s fiscal windfall has led many to herald its program as a model for other states to Read the full article…

City audit finds many medical marijuana shops are unlicensed; city doesn't know number of businesses

It’s had one hearing before the House Health and Human Services Committee, but no vote had been scheduled as of late Monday afternoon.

COLORADO: A Denver audit finds many city medical marijuana businesses are operating without valid licenses and city regulators don’t know how many medical pot dispensaries are operating in Denver.

City audit finds many medical marijuana shops are unlicensed; city doesn't know number of businesses

It’s had one hearing before the House Health and Human Services Committee, but no vote had been scheduled as of late Monday afternoon.

COLORADO: A Denver audit finds many city medical marijuana businesses are operating without valid licenses and city regulators don’t know how many medical pot dispensaries are operating in Denver.

Medical marijuana: Active red cards continue to decrease

Colorado "Red Card"

COLORADO: The Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry saw a decrease of more than 1,000 active red cards at the end of May – marking the second straight month of such declines, despite nearly 6,000 new patient applications over that time period.

Many Colorado Pot Business Owners Don't Have Marijuana Backgrounds

Elliott Klug, one of the founders of the Pink House Blooms chain of dispensaries, stands in a flowering room

COLORADO:  One is a former oil man. Another was the president of a company that produced baby sleep positioners. There’s a boutique real estate developer of an Aspen hotel and a 32-year-old former commercial banker who opened her own consulting company. The names of some of Colorado’s biggest marijuana moguls are not well known outside the Read the full article…