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21 indicted in Colorado in connection with international black market marijuana and money laundering scheme
Posted on Thursday June 10, 2021

Federal and local law enforcement on Thursday announced the takedown of a black market marijuana and money laundering scheme in Colorado -- an operation comprising 21 individuals growing millions of dollars worth of illicit pot across metro Denver and funneling their profits back to China through social media apps.

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Pride Month: Celebrating ties between California's cannabis and LGBTQ movements
Posted on Sunday June 06, 2021

Forty years after start of AIDS epidemic triggered fight for medical marijuana access, LGBTQ community remains at forefront of cannabis activism.

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Ticker: Pot smokers welcome, Amazon says; German biotech buys Cambridge rival for $1.7B
Posted on Wednesday June 02, 2021

Amazon said it will stop testing jobseekers for marijuana.

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Colorado's legislative session is wrapping up. Here's what lawmakers are passing.
Posted on Wednesday June 02, 2021

Transportation is one of several major bills headed to the finish line in the Colorado legislature before the session ends.

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Amazon will stop marijuana drug testing for many job applicants
Posted on Wednesday June 02, 2021

Amazon will no longer test many prospective employees for marijuana use prior to employment, as more states where the company operates continue to legalize the plant.

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Marijuana regulation bill overwhelmingly passes in Colorado House
Posted on Thursday May 27, 2021

The state's most substantial marijuana-regulation policy since legalization cleared the Colorado House on Thursday. It would restrict teens' access to high-THC products and tighten rules for medical marijuana.

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California man stranded in Mexico after admitting marijuana use reunites with with family
Posted on Monday May 17, 2021

It took almost two years for Jose Palomar to be allowed back in the U.S. and be reunited with his wife and four children.

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Denver to issue new cannabis business licenses but not in some neighborhoods
Posted on Wednesday May 12, 2021

Denver begins accepting new applications for cannabis business licenses next month -- but not for certain neighborhoods.

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DA: Hyde Park man held without bail in connection with the killing of a man who went to buy pot from him
Posted on Tuesday May 11, 2021

A Hyde Park man accused of murdering a man who tried to buy marijuana from him last year was ordered held without bail Monday.

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Social equity in marijuana industry still largely pipe dream
Posted on Friday April 30, 2021

Terrence Hewing was working for a package delivery company in 2007 when police approached his cargo van in suburban Denver.

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Boston pot supermarket given green light, may open this week
Posted on Tuesday April 27, 2021

One of the country's biggest legal marijuana companies is ready to open a pot supermarket in downtown Boston -- possibly as soon as later this week, the Herald has learned.

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Cannabis industry says access to banking services 'can't happen soon enough'
Posted on Thursday April 22, 2021

Cannabis industry insiders say a push by federal lawmakers to allow banks to provide services to pot shops in states where they are legal "can't happen soon enough."

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Staff favorites: DANK Dispensary is the only place I'm visiting during 420 week
Posted on Wednesday April 21, 2021

As we celebrate 4/20 this week, consider hitting up Northeast Denver's DANK Dispensary, which sells great local products at good prices with excellent customer service

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System crash snarls dispensary sales on 4/20, the biggest marijuana holiday of the year
Posted on Tuesday April 20, 2021

A point-of-sale system powering Colorado dispensaries went down Tuesday on the biggest marijuana holiday of the year.

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Vicente: This 4/20 celebrate that marijuana businesses and their employees are now "essential"
Posted on Tuesday April 20, 2021

For decades, April 20 has been recognized as an unofficial marijuana holiday in Colorado and around the country. While this year’s “4/20” may not be marked by large public rallies or concerts due to enduring COVID-19 safety restrictions, there are plenty of reasons for the cannabis community to celebrate – including recent legalization announcements in New Mexico, New York, and Virginia – and for cannabis industry workers to be recognized.

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