Colorado Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

White House’s words won’t deter rec marijuana states

John Schroyer  | February 24, 2017

By John Schroyer

Despite ominous overtones from the White House, the eight states that have legalized recreational cannabis are proceeding full-bore, whether it’s with existing infrastructures or plans to establish new markets.

Governors and attorneys general responded in unison: They’ll honor voters’ wishes, and conduct business as usual while awaiting specific policies.

Denver MJ business owner picked for local chamber of commerce

John Schroyer  | February 24, 2017

Jake Salazar, the founder and CEO of Colorado cannabis retail chain MMJ America, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver.

Salazar, who is of Mexican heritage, said he is “honored” to be working alongside other Hispanic business executives at the chamber and that he’ll be …

Rural Colorado town to get state’s first marijuana drive-thru

Omar Sacirbey  | February 20, 2017

The tiny western Colorado town of Parachute is getting what is believed to be the state’s first marijuana retailer with a drive-thru window, a move that could attract on-the-go cannabis customers who don’t want to get out of their car.

Tumbleweed Express, as the planned drive-thru will be known, received a business license last year …

Colorado infused products licenses skyrocket as MJ companies diversify

John Schroyer  | February 15, 2017

By John Schroyer

The number of licensed infused cannabis product manufacturers in Colorado has exploded in recent years, state records show.

The surge reflects Colorado's lack of business license caps, a resulting oversupply of marijuana, and retailers and growers diversifying into new products to boost margins in one of the nation's most competitive cannabis markets.

Week in Review: Contaminated medical cannabis, CO workplace safety & Ohio’s tech search

Bart Schaneman  | February 10, 2017

By John Schroyer, Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Tainted medical cannabis is suspected in a California cancer patient’s death, Colorado creates a workplace-safety guide, and Ohio is in the market for a seed-to-sale tracking system.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Colorado issues safety guidelines for marijuana businesses

Omar Sacirbey  | February 8, 2017

Cannabis businesses in Colorado now have guidance on how to create and maintain a safe workplace.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has issued an 80-page report intended to help marijuana businesses identify health and safety hazards that could exist in their workplaces and “provide a starting point for the assessment and …

Denver MJ company recalls products for possible pesticides

Bart Schaneman  | January 23, 2017

A Denver marijuana company is voluntarily recalling marijuana and cannabis-infused products after samples showed they could contain residual levels of illegal pesticides, becoming the latest local company having to take such action.

The city’s environmental health department is probing whether Green Man Cannabis’ products were exposed to unsafe pesticides, according to the news outlet Denverite.


Chart: Colorado wholesale marijuana prices tumble in 2016

Eli McVey  | January 23, 2017

By Eli McVey

Wholesale prices of medical and recreational cannabis fell precipitously in Colorado last year, highlighting the difficulties faced by cultivators looking to maintain their profit margins in one of the nation’s most mature marijuana markets.