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DEA Compares Marijuana Grow Operations to Meth Houses

DEA Compares Marijuana Grow Operations to Meth Houses

A new report from the Drug Enforcement Administration about marijuana growing operations in Colorado is entitled "Residential Marijuana Grows in Colorado: The New Meth Houses?"

The basic premise of the report is that growers in Colorado are using loopholes in the state’s recreational and medical marijuana laws to create massive grows in suburban homes that suck up electricity and often leave the houses “uninhabitable” because of alterations the growers perform on the house.

Health
More Children Going to ER in Colorado for Accidental Marijuana Exposure

More Children Going to ER in Colorado for Accidental Marijuana Exposure

According to a new report published in JAMA Pediatrics, more children are going to the emergency room in Colorado for accidental cannabis exposure since recreational sales began in the state in 2014. More reports are also being made to the poison control center for the same reason.

Of course opponents of legalization will latch onto this news as proof that legalization is horrible for “the children!” But to be fair we must examine all the factors at work here.

Health
4 Colorado Doctors Suspended for Prescribing Too Many Medical Marijuana Plants to Patients

4 Colorado Doctors Suspended for Prescribing Too Many Medical Marijuana Plants to Patients

The Colorado Medical Board took the largest disciplinary action against medical marijuana doctors in state history Tuesday when, in one fell swoop, it suspended the medical licenses of four doctors for allegedly allowing more than 1,500 patients to grow an excessive amount of personal cannabis plants.

Dr. Gentry Dunlop of Aurora, Dr. Robert Maiocco of Denver, Dr. Deborah Parr of Durango, and Dr. William Stone of Colorado Springs were collectively suspended from practicing medicine. The suspensions were handed down Tuesday at the same time the doctors first learned they were even under investigation.

Business
Willie Nelson's Weed Company 'Willie's Reserve' Is Hiring

Willie Nelson's Weed Company 'Willie's Reserve' Is Hiring

Who wants to work for Willie?!

Willie Nelson’s cannabis company Willie’s Reserve has posted a number of job openings in the Colorado area, seeking employees to fill positions from bookkeeper and sales director to extractor and production manager.

Looking at the job listings, he’s not just looking for a fellow weed enthusiast; each position requires extensive experience and some serious credentials. 

Legal
New Law Requires Colorado Schools to Permit Medical Marijuana on Campus

New Law Requires Colorado Schools to Permit Medical Marijuana on Campus

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has signed a bill into law that now requires school districts to adjust policy to allow students to use medical marijuana.

Back in 2015, Jefferson County resident Stacy Linn and her son Jack Splitt, who uses medical marijuana to treat his cerebral palsy, won a major court battle to allow MMJ use in Colorado schools. However, even after that, not one school district in Colorado changed its individual drug policy to allow medical cannabis.

Business
Over $117 Million of Legal Marijuana Sold in Colorado in April

Over $117 Million of Legal Marijuana Sold in Colorado in April

In the month of April some $117 million worth of legal cannabis was sold in Colorado, setting a record for the relatively short history of legal marijuana sales in the state. It’s sure to be a record broken time and time again.

Recreational marijuana sales accounted for over $76 million of the record total, which is not surprising considering how much larger and less restricted – in terms of customer base – that market is. Overall, recreational sales saw an 80% increase over sales from last Aril.