Colorado Slows Medical Marijuana Crackdown

While cannabis smoke has been implicated in respiratory dysfunction, including the conversion of respiratory cells to what appears to be a pre-cancerous state [5], it has not been causally linked with tobacco related cancers [6] such as lung, colon or rectal cancers.

COLORADO: Colorado appears to be giving up on its effort to crack down on medical marijuana growers who are using a legal loophole to grow high numbers of pot plants without the kind of oversight faced by commercial growers. The Colorado Department of Health and Environment said in a statement Monday that it was reviewing Read the full article…

Marijuana Loophole In Colorado Under Scrutiny

The state’s top medical officer, Dr. Larry Wolk, said high-volume marijuana caregivers are violating the spirit of the law.

COLORADO: Colorado lawmakers are debating whether they should close a loophole in the state’s marijuana laws that could allow pot growers to pay far less in taxes by registering as the medical marijuana caregivers. Colorado’s chief medical officer and the head of the agency that regulates marijuana businesses asked a panel of legislators Tuesday to examine Read the full article…

Targeted Colombian Marijuana Businessman Spoke Before Denver City Council

Uribe is connected to VIP Cannabis, which was raided Thursday by agents with the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service.

COLORADO:  Gerardo Uribe, one of the targets in a federal raid last week on Denver-area marijuana businesses, spoke to the Denver City Council during a public hearing in September about marijuana regulations. Uribe told the council he owns seven dispensaries in Denver, eight grows and a manufacturing business with 160 employees and wanted help in getting licensed. Read the full article…

Feds Raid Denver-Area Marijuana Dispensaries And Grow Operations

A law enforcement officer walks past a pile of marijuana seized during a raid at Swiss Medical in Boulder, Colorado November 21, 2013.

COLORADO: Federal authorities Thursday morning were executing search and seizure warrants at multiple Denver-area medical marijuana facilities, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The raids are occurring at both medical marijuana dispensaries and at warehouses where pot is grown. At one raid in Boulder, a pile of seized marijuana lay in the snow like Christmas Read the full article…