Colorado Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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 …

Chart: Retail cannabis chains are on the rise in Colorado

Eli McVey  | June 5, 2017

By Eli McVey

As Colorado’s retail marijuana market matures, a growing number of stores are controlled by a handful of retail chain operators.

It's a sign the cannabis industry may be headed in a direction similar to traditional retail businesses, where players like a Wal-Mart or Home Depot squeeze out smaller mom-and-pop stores.

Colorado hikes retail marijuana sales tax from 10% to 15%

Omar Sacirbey  | June 1, 2017

In a move that will affect hundreds of marijuana businesses in the state, Colorado’s governor signed a bill into law that will raise the retail cannabis sales tax from 10% to 15%.

The tax hike – which potentially could damp retail cannabis sales – is part of a broader legislative package …

Cannabis social media site MassRoots needs $5M to stay afloat

Omar Sacirbey  | May 25, 2017

MassRoots, a popular marijuana-focused social media platform, said in its quarterly financial filings that the company is running low on capital and will need to raise $5 million in the next year “to continue to fund operations.”

The Denver-based business added that it expects to be able to raise most of that sum by exercising warrants.

“We are …