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Colorado Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

28 Jun Colorado credit union wins ruling against Kansas City Fed

A Colorado credit union aiming to serve cannabis businesses won a partial victory Thursday after a U.S. appeals court ruled the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City cannot block access to a special account Fourth Corner Credit Union needs to do business.

The decision is at...

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20 Jun MJ Freeway experiences second security breach in 2017, calls it ‘a theft’

By John Schroyer

Denver-based MJ Freeway, one of the more prominent software firms in the cannabis sector, has suffered a cybersecurity breach for the second time in six months.

Some source code information was “posted illegally” online last week, an action MJ Freeway says is “a...

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16 Jun Denver businesses losing interest in onsite cannabis consumption

Nearly all the businesses that had expressed interest in taking advantage of a new voter-approved initiative to allow onsite cannabis consumption say the initial regulations governing the issue are too burdensome.

And that means the city’s social use plan may be for naught.

One of...

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14 Jun Colorado trafficking case may bode ill for marijuana industry

A Colorado business owner with 14 company licenses and a former officer of the state’s Marijuana Enforcement Division have been indicted in connection with a black market cannabis trafficking ring, potentially fueling anti-cannabis moves by industry opponents.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions...

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08 Jun U.S. court nixes states’ bid to stop Colorado’s rec marijuana program

Oklahoma and Nebraska will have to try harder if they hope to stop Colorado’s adult-use marijuana industry.

According to the Denver Post, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver upheld a lower court’s dismissal of the two states’ attempt to...

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08 Jun Court ruling could mean more lawsuits against cannabis growers

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...

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07 Jun Cannabis organizations merge to create certification group

The Organic Cannabis Association and the Ethical Cannabis Alliance have merged into a new organization: the Cannabis Certification Council.

According to a new release, the council’s mission will be to independently certify cannabis products as organic and “fairly produced.” The new organization will issue seals that...

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06 Jun Colorado adds PTSD to medical marijuana qualifying conditions

Colorado medical marijuana dispensaries soon could experience an uptick in sales now that the state has made post-traumatic stress disorder a qualifying condition.

Under the measure – which the governor signed into law Monday – military veterans and other patients with...

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05 Jun Chart: Retail cannabis chains are on the rise in Colorado

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...

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