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Colorado’s medical marijuana sales hit lowest point since legalization

Colorado’s medical marijuana sales fell to their lowest point since retail sales began — the latest signal that the state’s once-robust industry is facing headwinds as others crowd the U.S. market and new regulations take hold. In July, the state’s marijuana sales for both recreational and medical were shy of  $154 million, according to Colorado Department of Revenue figures, down from nearly $203...

Bringing marijuana to Morrison — where Red Rocks concertgoers tailgate into the night — is harder than it seems

Published: Sep 10, 2022, 12:56 am • Updated: Sep 10, 2022, 1:01 am By John Aguilar Of the thousands of revelers who head up the hill from Morrison to Red Rocks Amphitheatre to catch a show on any given night, a portion is probably high, about to get high or at least thinking about getting high. But one thing’s for sure — they didn’t buy their weed in Morrison. That’s because this tiny town of fewe...

LivWell to be Colorado cannabis giant after powerhouse PharmaCann plans to buy boutique chain

Cannabis retailer LivWell Enlightened Health is set to dominate the Colorado market with 26 dispensaries after PharmaCann announced its plan to buy The Clinic, a boutique dispensary chain in the Centennial State. LivWell is a cannabis brand owned by PharmaCann — one of the biggest privately-held, vertically integrated cannabis companies in the U.S. With its roots in Colorado, LivWell currently man...

Cannabis beverage business hit with $45K in fines for violations at Mile High 420 Festival

Published: Sep 5, 2022, 12:54 pm • Updated: Sep 5, 2022, 12:55 pm By Megan Ulu-Lani Boyanton A cannabis beverage business will pay $45,000 in fines after breaking rules at Denver’s Mile High 420 Festival held in April. The violations resulted in a $15,000 fine. An additional $30,000 will be held in suspension for a year, in case of future violations. Denver Packaging Co., which also operates as Ke...

Ticker: Shannon O’Brien to chair pot commission; Job openings jump in July 

When the Cannabis Control Commission marks its five-year anniversary on Thursday, it will also get a new chairperson — former state Treasurer Shannon O’Brien. Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, who is responsible for appointing someone with a financial background to chair the marijuana industry regulatory body, announced Tuesday that she will swear in O’Brien, who served as state treasurer from 1999 unti...

Armentano: Marijuana potency warrants more education, regulation

Those offering dire warnings about the alleged dangers of so-called “highly potent pot” — and demanding that these products be recriminalized — are taking their cues from an age-old playbook. From the onset of criminal cannabis prohibition, criminalization advocates have sought to rationalize their position by greatly exaggerating the supposed strength of marijuana. In the 1930s, while lobbying fo...

Editorial: The kids are all right without marijuana in schools

Published: Aug 7, 2022, 12:58 am • Updated: Aug 7, 2022, 1:00 am By Boston Herald Editorial Staff The Massachusetts Legislature cares about children. Sometimes. In March, the Joint Committee on Public Health sponsored “An Act to protect youth from the health risks of sugary drinks.” Drawing on separate House and Senate bills, the push is to prohibit the marketing of sugary drinks in schools and on...

WNBA star Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian drug trial

KHIMKI, Russia — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and smuggling and was sentenced to nine years behind bars in a politically charged case that could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between Washington and Moscow. The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic champion and a eight-time all-star with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, listened...

WNBA’s Brittney Griner convicted at drug trial, sentenced to 9 years

By JIM HEINTZ KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and smuggling and was sentenced to nine years behind bars in a politically charged case that could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between Washington and Moscow. The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic champion and a eight-time all-star with the WNBA’s Phoeni...

Boston Chinatown restaurant served up multimillion dollar money laundering operation, feds say

At least one restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown had a scandalous secret menu, according to a recent federal indictment — a multi-state money laundering operation. A federal grand jury in Boston indicted eight alleged members of the conspiracy that the feds — which investigated it under the moniker “Operation Good Fortune” — say funneled tens of millions of dollars in drug money and more in a gift ca...

Opinion: Here’s a plan for Hancock’s last year in office — do no more harm

Mayor Michael Hancock was all about the future as in “our children’s future….save our future….a future full of possibilities….our bright future” in his final State of the City address. If Denver’s future is anything like the present, the past would be an improvement. There was a time when Denver was a great place to open a business, fix up an old home, or take a stroll in the park. Today’s Denver ...

Denver officials want to save struggling cannabis delivery businesses

Weed delivery has yet to catch on in Denver, but government officials are pushing dispensaries to drop their resistance to save the transporter businesses of marginalized entrepreneurs. “Delivery has not taken off in the way that we had hoped that it would,” said Molly Duplechian, Excise and Licenses Department director. “We’re hearing that they’re struggling.” At a marijuana industry check-in mee...