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…

Colorado Gov Now Says Legalizing Marijuana Helps State’s Fiscal Health

“It’s all those young people coming and they look at marijuana and say, ‘hey, we can drink whiskey, why can’t we have a legalized system with marijuana?’” he said on FBN.

COLORADO: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper seems to be softening his anti-pot stance. The Democratic governor recently told Fox Business Network that the issue is “not as vexing” as he feared it would be, and partly ties Colorado’s strong fiscal health to the popularity and economic opportunities connected with the legal pot industry. “It’s all those young Read the full article…

Pot Growers Are Snatching Up Warehouse Space In Denver

COLORADO:  Industrial warehouse space in Denver is suddenly a hot commodity in short supply, as the city’s marijuana farmers look for grow space to help meet the surge in demand for legal recreational pot. Warehouse space in Denver is now leasing for up to four times the rate it went for before medical marijuana first sent Read the full article…

Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History

Mr. Rivkin and Ms. Foley cite Colorado’s attorney general as saying that “his state is ‘becoming a major exporter of marijuana.’”

COLORADO:  Those craving a quick high can now stroll into a Colorado shop and buy marijuana for recreational use, legally. The state made history Wednesday as the first one nationwide to allow special stores to sell marijuana for recreational purposes to anyone 21 and older. As the rest of the nation ushered in the New Read the full article…

Banks To Get Guidance On Doing Business With Legal Weed Shops

Because a federal prohibition of marijuana is still in place, most banks do not work with marijuana businesses in states that have legalized them for fear they might be charged with money laundering or failing to comply with other federal laws.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Banks, worried about running afoul of federal money-laundering law in dealing with state-authorized marijuana businesses, may soon receive some much-needed guidance from U.S. agencies. Because a federal prohibition of marijuana is still in place, most banks do not work with marijuana businesses in states that have legalized them for fear they might be Read the full article…

New Denver-Based Website Called ‘Groupon’ Of Marijuana

Brian Shapiro plans to capitalize on what’s estimated to be a $1.5 billion industry nationwide. Shapiro, a certified public accountant, doesn’t use the drug himself, but believes the buds hold big business.

COLORADO: A new website is being called the “Groupon” of marijuana because it offers deals on the drug. It’s based in Denver and its operators are banking on the popularity of marijuana. How popular is pot? Just ask Neal Bigelow. “Even with ourselves growing it at a 10,000 square foot warehouse it’s hard to keep up Read the full article…