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Laws and Regulations


New Mexico vs. Colorado: How are cannabis laws different?

Grayson Acri, Cannabis Reporter April 6, 2022

As the first Colorado-bordering state to legalize recreational cannabis sales, New Mexico began retail cannabis sales April 1. The Colorado cannabis legalization amendment, Amendment 64, was passed in...

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County commissioners issue pause on new cannabis licenses

Hayden Hawley, Cannabis Director March 23, 2022

The Larimer County Board of County Commissioners voted to pause its issuance of new cannabis business licenses in unincorporated Larimer County until early next year. The board decided unanimously in...

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A conversation with Cannabis Business Office’s Tristan Watkins

Grayson Acri, Cannabis Reporter February 17, 2022

Cannabis is an exploding industry in Colorado. Last year, the cannabis market reached over $2.2 billion in sales — that’s more than triple its starting market in 2014. There’s plenty of breakneck-speed...

A photo illustration of someone smoking marijuana concentrate out of their dab rig.

Doctors frustrated with new medical cannabis regulations

Hayden Hawley, Cannabis Director February 17, 2022

The Colorado Board of Health convened for a regular meeting on Wednesday to certify changes to the state’s official policies on medical cannabis, among other agenda items. These changes were created...

A billboard stands advertising Flower Power Botanicals Feb. 6.

Dispensaries work around strict advertising regulations

Lindsay Barker, Cannabis Reporter February 8, 2022
Cannabis companies are extremely limited in what language and images they can use in advertising. In order to continue attracting customers, businesses have to devise creative alternative marketing strategies to skirt these laws.
A photo illustration of the new pamphlet handed out when purchasing marijuana concentrate

Getting pamphlets with concentrate purchases? Here’s why

Lindsay Barker, Cannabis Reporter January 26, 2022
Colorado dispensaries began handing out four-page paper pamphlets on Jan. 1 as the result of a law aimed at regulating cannabis concentrates and reducing teen accessibility to the product.
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Can you smoke weed and work for the City? Yes and no

Lindsay Barker, Cannabis Reporter December 2, 2021
About two years ago, the City of Fort Collins changed its policy from testing every City employee to only testing those in safety-sensitive positions.
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Colorado voters reject cannabis tax hike

Hayden Hawley November 3, 2021

Colorado voters have likely struck down ballot measure Proposition 119 that would have raised taxes on retail cannabis by 5% over the next two years. Supporters of the measure, despite sinking a reported...

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Social equity at the forefront of Colorado cannabis industry

Lindsay Barker September 22, 2021

Gov. Jared Polis made social equity in the cannabis industry a top priority this year through the creation of a cannabis “Wildly Important Goal.” This Wildly Important Goal is to “promote equity,...

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City Council approves cannabis reform, extends dispensary hours

Hayden Hawley September 22, 2021

Fort Collins City Council approved small changes to the local cannabis market at their regular meeting Sept. 21. Beginning in January 2022, all dispensaries will legally be able to extend their hours...

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Votantes en Colorado decidirán en un aumento a los impuestos del cannabis

Hayden Hawley September 22, 2021

Nota del editor: Puedes leer la versión en ingles de este artículo aquí. Traducción de Florentino Aguilera Los votantes en Colorado tendrán que decidir sí o no aumentar los impuestos...

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The 2019 vaping debacle, 2 years later

Hayden Hawley September 15, 2021

In late 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began tracking cases of a frightening new lung disease in the United States. The number of patients grew at an alarming rate, and the restrictions...

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