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Amendment 64

Colorado bans marijuana edibles that look like kids’ candy

Three years after the state’s chief medical officer called for a ban on most marijuana-infused edibles in the interest of food safety, Colorado has enacted changes that should make this Halloween a little less risky. The state’s potent Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) did not act on Dr. Larry Wolk’s 2014 call to ban edibles and… Continue Reading

Letter From The Editor: More may be joining us “lab rats”

Opinion

After 2012 when Colorado voters adopted Amendment 64, the state said we were all “lab rats” in the big new experiment  to see what happens when recreational marijuana becomes legal. We weren’t alone as “lab rats” for long as Washington State quickly joined us, and then the Evergreen State was followed by Oregon, Alaska, and… Continue Reading

Solicitor General Opinion Favors Colorado’s Marijuana Industry

The Solicitor General of the United Sates says that recreational marijuana is Colorado’s business and there is no need for the U.S. Supreme Court to review claims from Nebraska and Oklahoma that they are owed something because the legal weed is being trafficked beyond the Centennial State’s borders. Nebraska and Oklahoma sued Colorado a year ago… Continue Reading

Food Safety Concerns Divide Pot Growers From Consumers

Colorado bill would require medical marijuana testing

With tax revenue down 42 percent from the governor’s early rosy projections — just $68 million, down from the projected first-year tally of $118 million — and difficulties making marijuana edibles easily identifiable, the “Colorado model” for legally selling pot has hit some rough road. Those who grow and sell pot were pretty much on… Continue Reading