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The latest cannabis news, deals, and products updated weekly. Curated by Boulder County’s favorite budtenders (3x Boulder County Gold Winners for Best Customer Service).

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U.S. House Approves Landmark Cannabis Banking Legislation

(From the archives) In a stunning show of bipartisanship, the U.S. House of Representatives voted last week 321-103 to approve legislation that would allow financial institutions and insurance companies to serve legal marijuana businesses without fear of reprisal from the federal government. The SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 1595) marks the first time either the House or Senate has voted to …

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These States Are Working to Legalize Recreational Cannabis in 2019

The 2018 midterms saw three more states join the marijuana revolution. Michigan legalized recreational cannabis, while Missouri and Utah voted to legalize medical marijuana. The U.S. now has 10 states with recreational weed and 33 with medical cannabis. And 2019 is set to be an even bigger year in the movement to end cannabis prohibition. Here are the states most …

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Marijuana Banking Reform Blocked By Senate

A marijuana banking amendment has been blocked by the Senate. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner (R) was confident his plan to allow marijuana banking had the votes to pass, but the First Step Act – a sweeping criminal justice reform bill – will proceed without the CO Senator’s measure. So why was the amendment blocked? What would it have accomplished if …

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Mids & Midterms: Marijuana Wins Big in 2018

On Tuesday night, the nation sat in front of their laptops, phones, and televisions awaiting election results. With so many questions about the House, Senate, and other important issues, it’s easy to forget how significant an impact this year’s voting will have on the cannabis industry. Now that the votes have been tallied, the clear winner in this year’s voting …

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Hemp Legalization: Senate Approves Hemp Cultivation in U.S.

On Thursday, Jun 28, 2018 the Senate voted overwhelmingly (86-11) to pass a bill that would legalize the cultivation, processing and sale of hemp. While the biggest impact of hemp legalization would be seen in the agricultural industry, the move could be a first step toward legalizing cannabidiol (CBD) and opening the door for more extensive research. And that would …

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FDA Approves First Ever Marijuana-Based Drug

(From the 2018 Archives) On June 25, 2018, the FDA approved the first ever drug derived from marijuana. The news caught many cannabis consumers off guard. After all, isn’t marijuana federally illegal? How could a federal entity like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approve a drug derived from a federally illegal substance? For many consumers, this feels like hypocrisy… …

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Colorado Cannabis May Become Federally Legal

(From the 2018 Archives) Last week, Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) introduced a new bill that would protect state marijuana laws from federal interference. And on Friday, President Trump said he “probably will end up supporting” the measure. For many lawmakers, the issue was never really about cannabis—it boiled down to states’ rights. If state voters approve …

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Why Natural Disasters Hit Cannabis Business Owners So Hard

2017 has delivered a series of harsh reminders about just how much damage one natural disaster can do. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are projected to cost an estimated $200 billion in property damage. The wildfires in Northern California have already destroyed 245,000 acres and could do more than $5 billion in damage before they’re contained. In May, Denver was hit …

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Cannabis Company Buys CA Town, Plans Weedtopia

The gold rush was an important part of American history. It revitalized communities and created new wealth for a growing nation. There’s even an NFL team named after the year it took place (the San Francisco 49ers). But have you heard of the green rush? It hasn’t been big enough to inspire a professional team name yet, but that may …