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Black market marijuana bust leaves bruises on Colorado’s marijuana industry

8/26/17--Owners of a marijuana head shop in Colorado Springs were allegedly running a criminal enterprise that illegally distributed about 200 pounds of marijuana. At the public announcement of the indictment, 4th Judicial District Attorney Dan May said marijuana is the gateway drug to homicide. He also stated the homeless population has gone up 50 percent each year in Colorado Springs since marijuana was legalized. May has been asked to retract his statement because it is considered to be dangerous to Colorado’s fastest growing industry and to anyone associated with cannabis in Colorado. Read

The word ‘and’ in Colorado bill marks major mistake for marijuana research

6/7/17--Gov. John Hickenlooper has sent a bill to the Secretary of State without his signature, pointing out that one accidental word in the bill negatively impacts its original purpose. As part of one amendment, the word "and" was inserted to replace the word "or." Due to the change, no state or local agency may use or employ test results from a lab not certified by the Department of Revenue and accredited to the International Organization for Standardization/International Electrotechnical Commission. Read