First US Clinical Study Assessing Hemp-Derived Cannabinoid Supplementation In Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury Begins In Colorado

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COLORADO:  The Flowering HOPE Foundation and Clover Leaf University have just announced sponsorship and collaboration on the first US clinical study to be approved to investigate plant-derived cannabinoid supplements in recovery from brain injury.  The study will analyze quantitative EEG brain activity and a cannabinoid-sensitive salivary biomarker in 40 subjects with mild traumatic brain injury and controls who currently Read the full article…

International Hemp Oil Company, Functional Remedies, Acquires New Lab, Increasing Production Capacity Ten-Fold

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COLORADO: Functional Remedies, vertically integrated manufacturer of whole-plant hemp oil products, announced a major expansion of its lab and production facility from 2,000 square feet to a new 25,000-square-foot facility located in Louisville, CO to meet the rapidly growing demand for its products across the U.S. and globally. Additionally, Functional Remedies recently moved into new 4,000-square-foot Read the full article…

PanXchange Launches Industrial Hemp Pricing

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COLORADO: PanXchange, a Denver-based OTC physical commodity exchange and price reporting provider, today successfully launched its industrial hemp indices, becoming the first company to offer such pricing data to the market. PanXchange now delivers spot market pricing to its members, publishing on a monthly basis, and plans to launch trading capabilities in Q3 of this Read the full article…

Colorado’s Legal Cannabis Industry: By The Numbers

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COLORADO: How big is Colorado’s legal cannabis industry? According to the Colorado Department of Revenue Enforcement Division, there are 675 medical marijuana cultivators supplying 239 infused product manufacturers, with 735 cultivators supplying 549 retail stores in Colorado. Here are the official numbers as of January 2, 2019. Source: MED Resources & Statistics 

Scott Durrah, First African-American Licensed Dispensary Owner, To Run For Denver City Council.

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COLORADO: Scott Durrah, owner of Simply Pure Dispensary and longtime Denver resident, has announced his candidacy for NW Denver, District 1 City Council.  With the rise of politically diverse voices emerging across the country, Durrah, a Marine veteran, long-time entrepreneur and activist who has campaigned for many officials from President Obama to Colorado’s recently-elected and newly Read the full article…

CDA Announces Colorado’s 2018 CDA-Approved Certified Hemp Seed Varieties

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COLORADO: The Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) is announcing that six industrial hemp seed varieties have passed the 2018 statewide THC validation and observation trial and are now eligible to be grown by the members of the Colorado Seed Growers Association for production of “CDA Approved Certified Seed.” In 2018, the CDA Approved Certified Hemp seed Read the full article…

Colorado: State Issues Report Assessing Legalization’s Impact On Public Safety

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COLORADO: The Colorado Department of Public Safety has issued its first-ever baseline report assessing the impact of adult use marijuana regulations in Colorado. Lawmakers in 2013 passed legislation authorizing regulators to conduct the five-year review, which seeks to better identify ways in which legalization has impacted public health and safety. Authors reported that the total number of marijuana Read the full article…

MedPharm Awarded Colorado’s First Cannabis Research License

“Our recent review of our strains shows a very rare and unique cannabinoid that we originally dismissed as interference. We were able to identify the cannabinoid and see its molecular structure, which is exciting”

COLORADO:  MedPharm, a leading medical cannabis grow, R&D laboratory and compounding facility, announced today that it has been awarded the first cannabis research license by the state of Colorado. To get the license, the state looked at the applicant’s capabilities to successfully develop and conduct research. The cannabis research license was created by the state to Read the full article…

Colorado: Retail Marijuana Sales Not Associated With Increased Youth Access Or Use

Colorado: Retail Marijuana Sales Not Associated With Increased Youth Access Or Use

COLORADO:  The establishment of retail cannabis sales for adults is not associated with either increased marijuana access or use by young people, according to data published online in the journal Prevention Science. A team of investigators with the University of Colorado, School of Public Health assessed marijuana use trends among a representative sample of Colorado high-school students for Read the full article…

Study: History Of Cannabis Use Associated With Increased Survival Rates Among Heart Attack Patients

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COLORADO: Heart attack patients with a history of marijuana use are less likely to die during hospitalization as compared to those who test negative for the substance, according to data published in the journal PLOS One. Investigators with the University of Colorado compared the hospital records of over 3,800 heart-attack patients who acknowledged having consumed cannabis or had tested Read the full article…