Recreational Marijuana News

Raid Raises Questions Over Legality of CO Marijuana Lounges

A recent raid by police at a Denver marijuana lounge has prompted a debate over the legality of private clubs that cater to smokers. Denver police raided MaryJane’s Social Club on June 27, handcuffing smokers, seizing paraphernalia and ticketing the club’s owner for violating a state law banning indoor cigarette smoking. The club shut down after […]

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WA Marijuana Businesses Brace for Short-Term Challenges With Eye on Future

By Fred Dreier With recreational cannabis sales slated to start in Washington State this week, entrepreneurs are bracing for a host of short-term challenges involving everything from inventory and edibles to pricing and increased media attention. Yet some are stressing the need to take a long-term approach, saying businesses should avoid taking shortcuts

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Washington Lab Warns of Potential Testing Backlog

Few licensed growers in Washington State have submitted cannabis to be tested for safety and potency, stoking concerns that there will be severe inventory shortages when the first recreational shops open on July 8. Analytical 360 – one of two labs that has received certification to test recreational marijuana – has tested just two marijuana […]

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1,000-2,000 New Marijuana Jobs in Colorado

Colorado’s cannabis industry has added roughly 1,000 to 2,000 new jobs since recreational sales began on Jan. 1, according to a local industry organization. The Marijuana Industry Group (MIG) estimates that 10,000 workers in the state are directly involved with cannabis, with 10% to 20% of them joining the industry in the last five months. […]

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30% Sales Surge for CO Recreational Marijuana Stores

Recreational marijuana stores in Colorado racked up $19.6 million in sales during March, an increase of nearly 30% over the previous month, according to the latest tax figures from the state. Marijuana and infused products accounted for $19 million of that total, with the rest tied to ancillary products such as paraphernalia. Colorado’s retail cannabis […]

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