Colorado Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Colorado gov inks bill allowing medical marijuana as opioid alternative

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a measure that will allow physicians to recommend medical cannabis in lieu of opioids. The move could buoy sales of medical marijuana, which have declined as purchases of adult-use cannabis have soared. The new law is scheduled to go into effect Aug. 2, the Denver Post reports. In 2017, 3.7 million opioid […]

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Chart: Comparing the price per milligram of THC in cannabis-infused products

Makers of marijuana-infused products can set competitive prices for their edibles, beverages, tinctures, topicals, capsules or sublinguals by looking at the average price per milligram of THC in those products in various markets. Data that shows the average price per milligram of THC can provide some insight into what consumers are willing to pay for […]

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Marijuana industry veteran Ean Seeb tapped to lead Colorado’s MJ policy

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis selected cannabis industry veteran Ean Seeb to lead the state’s cannabis policy. Seeb was co-owner of one of Denver’s original cannabis retailers, Denver Relief, before it was sold. He also was co-founder of Denver Relief Consulting and twice served as chair of the National Cannabis Industry Association. Seeb doesn’t have an […]

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Curaleaf’s $1B buy, cannabis brews, social use progress & more of the week’s top news

Curaleaf is buying Cura Partners for close to $1 billion, Canada’s largest independent brewery takes the cannabis plunge, Colorado and Las Vegas join the social use bandwagon – plus other important news from around the marijuana industry. Billion-dollar baby Massachusetts-based cannabis group Curaleaf is acquiring Cura Partners for 1.27 billion Canadian dollars ($949 million) in […]

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Colorado lawmakers give final OK to bill allowing social use of marijuana

Colorado lawmakers have signed off on a bill to allow retail cannabis stores, hotels, restaurants and other businesses to apply for marijuana social consumption areas. House Bill 1230 moved through the Colorado Legislature after the House approved changes made in the state Senate. It now heads to Gov. Jared Polis, who is expected to sign the legislation, Denver […]

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Colorado legislators OK medical cannabis as opioid alternative

Colorado lawmakers approved a measure that is likely to boost medical marijuana sales in the state by allowing physicians to recommend MMJ as an alternative to opioids. At the same time, the state Senate gave final passage to the so-called sunset bill that extends Colorado’s regulated marijuana programs. The bill includes provisions to streamline licensing […]

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Federal judge allows landmark marijuana patent suit to proceed

A Denver federal judge denied an early motion to toss out most aspects of a landmark cannabis patent lawsuit, allowing the case to proceed toward a jury trial. The suit, filed last summer by Colorado-based United Cannabis Corp. (UCANN), alleges Pure Hemp Collective, also of Colorado, infringed on a patent related to a cannabinoid-based medical […]

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Andy Williams tapped as CEO of cannabis firm Medicine Man Technologies

Medicine Man Technologies, a Denver-based cannabis consulting firm, appointed co-founder Andy Williams as chief executive. Williams served as interim CEO after the abrupt death of Brett Roper in December. In the interim role, Williams oversaw the pending acquisition of MedPharm Holdings, an intellectual property development and holding company focused on cannabis research and product development. That deal, […]

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Denver spurns proposal to ease social-use cannabis business restrictions

The Denver City Council narrowly rejected a proposal that would have relaxed rules for marijuana social consumption businesses, potentially allowing more to operate. The proposal was supported by seven of 12 councilors but failed to get the supermajority needed to change a voter-approved law, the Denver Post reported. The bill would have reduced from 1,000 […]

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Chart: Eastern US salaries top Western compensation in cannabis

Salaries for employees of U.S. marijuana companies lean higher in East Coast markets than on the West Coast. That’s one key takeaway from a Marijuana Business Magazine survey of cannabis industry recruiters. Exceptions exist, of course, such as California, where salaries are higher than average, and Florida, where they are lower than average. Several factors […]

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