Colorado Collects More Than $20 Million From Marijuana Sales

COLORADO:  Colorado raked in nearly $22 million from marijuana taxes, licenses and fees in the first three months of recreational pot sales, according to state Department of Revenue data released Thursday. Sales of recreational marijuana were nearly $19 million in March, up nearly one-third from about $14 million in February, according to state figures. The state has Read the full article…

Colorado House Backs Down, OKs Hemp-Farmers’ Access To Financial Co-Op System

COLORADO: Backing down from a five-hour fight over whether industrial hemp farmers should be able to access a new credit union-like arrangement for marijuana businesses, the state House narrowly passed a bill that would create the first cooperative of its kind. Acquiescing to Senate insistence that hemp farmers be allowed to join the cooperatives, representatives voted Read the full article…

Denver Is Getting Its First ‘Bud and Breakfast’ Soon. Yes, Really.

COLORADO:  Since January, when Colorado legalized recreational marijuana use, a so-called pot tourism industry has quickly gained traction, with private clubs, tours and shops catering to curious patrons. (Just remember: Don’t bring that weed on the plane home.) And while there’s some weed-friendly lodging in the state (more often through Airbnb than traditional hotels), there hasn’t yet been Read the full article…

Colorado Legislators Take It Slow On Pot Spending

COLORADO:  Legislators proceeded cautiously Tuesday when deciding how to spend marijuana tax money, the state’s biggest and most volatile new source of revenue. Gov. John Hickenlooper has asked for $54 million in spending from marijuana taxes in order to fund law enforcement, anti-drug programs and health care for substance abusers. But the Joint Budget Committee Read the full article…

High Demand For Pot Jobs: Huge Turnout At Colorado Marijuana Job Fair

COLORADO: Looking for a job as a bud-tender? Get in line. A marijuana-industry job fair in Colorado saw a massive turnout of job seekers who waited in line for information about employment in the expanding industry following the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state. More than a dozen companies were looking for candidates to Read the full article…

Colorado Marijuana Industry On Display At Drug-Policy Talks

COLORADO: Dignitaries from three nations sniffed marijuana, walked through greenhouses full of tagged marijuana plants and learned about video pot surveillance on a three-day Weed 101 tour in Colorado, which has a regulated marijuana market and is planning to expand sales to all adults in a few weeks.