Colorado Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Federal agents meet with Colorado officials on cannabis policy

John Schroyer  | July 20, 2017

Four federal agents visited Colorado this week to meet with public officials about the state’s marijuana policy and oversight.

The delegation included representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the Domestic Policy Council and the State Department, the Denver Post reported.

The group sat with …

Week in Review: Massachusetts rec cannabis delay, Denver social use & West Virginia MMJ advisers

Omar Sacirbey  | July 7, 2017

By Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Massachusetts lawmakers table negotiations on the state's recreational marijuana law, Denver finalizes rules for social cannabis use, and West Virginia creates an advisory board to help plan its MMJ industry.

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

Colorado awards first cannabis transporter licenses

Bart Schaneman  | July 6, 2017

Colorado regulators granted Green Parcel Service and Colorado Logistics marijuana transporter licenses under a new state law.

The law, which took effect July 1, created a new class of licenses that allow independent companies to provide logistics, distribution and storage services to licensed retail and medical marijuana businesses in Colorado.

Cannabis credit union gets partial win in court ruling

Bart Schaneman  | June 28, 2017

A Colorado credit union aiming to serve cannabis businesses won a partial victory Thursday when a court ruled the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City cannot block access to a special account the firm needs to do business.

The decision is a symbolic triumph for Fourth Corner Credit Union but won’t allow the firm to …

MJ Freeway experiences second security breach in 2017, calls it ‘a theft’

John Schroyer  | June 20, 2017

By John Schroyer

Denver-based MJ Freeway, one of the more prominent software firms in the cannabis sector, has suffered a cybersecurity breach for the second time in six months.

The company said some of its source code information was posted illegally online last week.

MJ Freeway officials are calling it "a theft" but said the breach won't impact customer or …

Ruling could mean more lawsuits against cannabis growers

Omar Sacirbey  | June 8, 2017

A federal appeals court ruled the owners of a southern Colorado horse farm can sue a neighboring marijuana cultivation warehouse for damages because of odors and other nuisances that could hurt property values.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver also ruled that the Pueblo-area farm’s owners cannot sue the state of …

Cannabis organizations merge to create certification group

Bart Schaneman  | June 7, 2017

The Organic Cannabis Association and the Ethical Cannabis Alliance have merged into a new organization: the Cannabis Certification Council.

According to a news release, the council’s mission will be to independently certify cannabis products as organic and “fairly produced.” The new organization will issue seals that businesses can use to market products.

The Organic Cannabis …