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Weld County launches “marijuana is not harmless” campaign. But how accurate are its numbers?

Provided by Weld County Department of Public Health and EnvironmentBillboard being used in Weld County’s “Marijuana is Not Harmless” campaign. Weld County on Thursday launched a new campaign to warn the community about marijuana but it drew criticism for citing an annual report that critics have called biased and off-base. The “Marijuana is Not Harmless” campaign will include billboards along the county’s major highways and plans to pump out messaging on social media, seeking to counter the drug’s growing cultural acceptance since legalization. Read the rest of this story on DenverPost.com.

Working in Colorado’s cannabis industry could prevent you from becoming a U.S. citizen. A new bill in Washington could change that.

Earlier this year, Denver resident Oswaldo Barrientos was barred from becoming a U.S. citizen because of his work in Colorado’s legal cannabis industry, despite a perfectly clean record. But a bi-partisan bill introduced in Washington this week could make it possible for those like Barrientos to clear that final hurdle. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Yuma, joined forces with an unlikely partner in Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, to introduce legislation that would remove participation in the legal cannabis industry from the list of activities that automatically bar naturalization. It comes months after Denver Mayor Michael Hancock pressed the Trump administration to rethink its citizenship policies, which issued guidance in April that anyone working in the marijuana industry — even in states...

California agency recommends major overhaul to state’s cannabis taxes

California’s struggling cannabis industry didn’t get the recommendation many hoped for — a call to sharply lower the industry’s tax rate — but a long-awaited state report did suggest a marijuana tax overhaul. The report from California’s nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Office, released Tuesday, Dec. 17, says lawmakers should ditch the way the state currently taxes marijuana and, instead, tax cannabis at different rates based on its potency. Such a tax structure, the report said, would result in stable revenue and discourage cannabis abuse. The report — the first of its kind since voters legalized cannabis three years earlier — also recommends California quit making licensed cultivators pay a tax based on the weight of marijuana they grow. Read the rest of this story on Times-Standard.com.

Armed robbers wearing masks hit multiple marijuana businesses in Denver metro area

Denver police investigators believe the same armed and masked robbers have struck at multiple marijuana businesses in the metro area since early November. The robbers have brandished multiple weapons in five robberies, the first on Nov. 4 and the most recent on Dec. 11, according to police. All the robberies have happened at night and all four robbers have worn hooded jackets. Police believe a silver 2009 Chevrolet Equinox SUV has been used in the robberies. #Denver, can you help investigators solve these robbery cases? If you have any info, you could earn a cash reward! Just call @CrimeStoppersCO at 720-913-7867. pic.twitter.com/ndjCZuMHw1 Read the rest of this story on DenverPost.com.

Colorado’s average price of wholesale marijuana hits 3-year high after record spike

The wholesale price of cannabis continues to spike in a major way in Colorado and will hit a three-year high in January, state officials say. The median price of a pound of marijuana buds sold or transferred to a retail store from a growing facility was $1,316 between Aug. 1 and Nov. 30the Colorado Department of Revenue announced Monday. That figure will serve as the average market rate of wholesale bud for the first three months of 2020, a number the state uses when collecting its 15% excise tax on sales and transfers between grows and stores. It is almost 32% higher than the average market rate being used for the final three months of this year, $999. That’s the largest single-quarter price increase in the history of the state’s recreational marijuana program. It’s also 68.5% higher than...

New committee to review cannabis marketing, branding proposals

Published: Dec 10, 2019, 7:46 pm • Updated: Jan 28, 2020, 7:06 am By Shomik Mukherjee A group of Humboldt County residents will review proposals by firms looking to brand and market the county’s burgeoning cannabis industry to the rest of the world. The county on Monday released a list of the members for the new, temporary committee. It will recommend a firm for a bid to promote the county’s cannabis scene. The committee is the latest development in Project Trellis, a multi-pronged program to reinvest cannabis tax revenue into the heavily regulated legal pot market. Read the rest of this story on Times-Standard.com.

Royal Resin recalling marijuana sold in Denver area because of elevated yeast and mold counts

A Denver marijuana business, Royal Resin, is voluntarily recalling retail marijuana, including pre-rolled joints and blunts because of potentially unsafe elevated yeast and mold counts. The problem was found during a Denver Department of Public Health & Environment investigation, according to a news release. Samples of dried marijuana, including flower, shake and trim were also found with elevated and potentially unsafe levels of yeast and mold. The marijuana was sold before Monday at several metro area stores including: Diego Pellicer, Starbuds, Treatments Unlimited, Mile High, Green Fields and the Herbal Center. Strains and products include: Tropical Zkittles, Lemon Cookies, Lemon Granada, NYCD, GG#4, Hulk Pops, Dr. Strange, Alaskan Ice, Witches Weed, Purple Pipeline, Tangerine Powe...

Eureka, Arcata cannabis dispensaries reflect on ‘up-and-down’ year

Humboldt County’s cannabis industry has made it through another year of legality, a feat for a marketplace swarmed by regulatory costs and state bureaucracy since its inception. For a handful of pot dispensaries in Eureka and Arcata, the trek has been worth it. Several of the city’s marijuana shops said the past year has brought good returns. They cited strong relations with local growers and said most businesses are on good terms. The dispensaries did echo concerns with the state’s fledgling track-and-trace program, which became fully implemented this past summer. The stores also said the ever-increasing supply of dispensaries has been a problem. Read the rest of this story on Times-Standard.com.

Aurora couple convicted in massive black market cannabis grow

Published: Dec 6, 2019, 7:11 pm • Updated: Dec 6, 2019, 7:12 pm By Kieran Nicholson An Aurora couple has been found guilty, by a federal jury in Denver, of marijuana cultivation in a massive black market cannabis grow. Huanyu Yan, 54, and wife, You Lan Xiang, 50, were found guilty after a four-day trial before U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore, according to a U.S. Attorney, District of Colorado, news release. Both defendants, who were free on bond, were remanded into custody pending sentencing, which is scheduled for Feb. 24, 2020, the release said. Read the rest of this story on DenverPost.com.

How will Denver’s new minimum wage impact the marijuana industry?

A recent survey of cannabis companies suggests future entry-level employees will see better pay in Denver thanks to a new law that will increase the city’s minimum wage to $15.87 by 2022. Daniel Brenner, Special to the Denver PostBudtender Isaiah Riley assists a customer Thursday, March 28, 2019 at Terrapin Care Station in Aurora. At least one operator is ahead of the curve. Boulder-based Terrapin Care Station this month announced it was establishing a company-wide $15 minimum wage, a figure that will outpace Denver’s incremental increases for the next two years. Read the rest of this story on DenverPost.com.

Snoop Dogg Signs Deal to Promote Cannabis Growing Machine

By Associated Press (AP) — An Israeli start-up that promotes home-grown marijuana says it has signed on American rapper Snoop Dogg as a brand ambassador. Snoop, an outspoken advocate of marijuana use, will promote Seedo’s small refrigerator-like machine that grows plants with the help of artificial intelligence. The self-contained “grow box” regulates temperature, light, carbon dioxide and minerals and is monitored by an application. The company says its box can grow a variety of plants and herbs, though much of its advertising has focused on the marijuana market. In a statement released by Seedo on Tuesday, Snoop said that promoting a product that enables people to grow plants in unused urban spaces “is something I’m all the way down with.” Snoop started his own line of marijuana products...

National Support for Marijuana Legalization Is at 66%

For the last year, support for legalizing marijuana in the U.S. has remained at 66%. That stability comes from a 30% increase between 2005 and 2018. Factors like gender, income, region, residency type or education don’t seem to make any kind of meaningful difference in support for marijuana legalization, Gallup said. Where things do start to vary is age, generation, race, religion and politics. “Americans have rapidly shifted to backing legal marijuana in the past decade after consistently expressing opposition for 40 years,” Gallup’s site says. “It appears the increases in support have halted for the time being, with no change in the percentage favoring legalization over the past year. However, given generational differences in support for legalizing marijuana use, it is likely the percen...