The Joint Blog | July 17, 2017 Drug-sniffing police dogs in Colorado may need new training if they can detect marijuana, after a ruling last week by the Colorado Court of Appeals that sets a new precedent for drug cases.
Colorado Court Rules Smell of Marijuana Not Enough to Search Vehicle
A three-judge panel agreed that if a drug-sniffing dog is trained to alert officers to marijuana and other drugs, cops need more cause to search a vehicle without permission.
The decision came out of a 2015 case in Moffat County, where a drug-sniffing dog named Kilo alerted officers to the presence of an illegal drug in a truck driven by Craig resident Kevin McKnight, The Grand Junction Sentinel reported.
But because Kilo could not tell officers whether he smelled cannabis or other drugs, the search was illegal, judges wrote. The dog was trained to identify to detect cocain....
New coffee pods promise a two-way buzz: From marijuana and caffeine
Your Keurig cup, kicked up a notch
Want your morning coffee to come with a little extra buzz? Brewbudz just might do the trick. A company called Cannabiniers on Wednesday launched the Brewbudz, which is the worlds first cannabis infused coffee, tea and cocoa pods.
The pods are compatible with all Keurig and Keurig 2.0 brewers, making your morning wake and bake as simple as pushing a button.
Brewbudz are available in different dosing strengths from 10 mg to 50 mg of THC, the compound in marijuana that gets you high, in both sativa the strain of cannabis that picks you up or indica the strain that mellows yo....
Week in Review: Massachusetts rec cannabis delay, Denver social use & West Virginia MMJ advisers
Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman
Massachusetts lawmakers table negotiations on the states recreational marijuana law, Denver finalizes rules for social cannabis use, and West Virginia creates an advisory board to help plan its MMJ industry.
Heres a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.
So close, yet so far
In the annals of Massachusetts marijuana legalization, this week will be remembered as an excruciating episode of Mass delays.
The six state lawmakers three each from the Senate and House who comprise the committee tasked with melding two vastly diff....
Eight states and Washington, D.C. allow for recreational cannabis, but none have solved the problem of workforce drug testing. Zero tolerance polices are being reconsidered in light of legalized pot.
SCOTT SIMON, HOST:
Even in marijuana-friendly Colorado, anyone can be denied employment for using the drug. In fact, there are few protections anywhere in the country for employees who fail a drug test, even in states where cannabis is legal. From Colorado Public Radio, Ben Markus reports.
BEN MARKUS, BYLINE: In 2013, The Denver Post named Ricardo Baca its editor for marijua....
The Cannabist | JUL 5, 2017 Cannabist Special Report: CBD, TBD Outcome of lawsuit pitting the hemp industry against the DEA could chart a new course for CBD and a booming new agricultural sector.
With DEA digging in its heels on marijuana extracts, legality of CBD oil on trial in federal courts
Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and low in intoxicating THC are facing a future yet to be determined.
The Cannabists special report CBD, TBD explores a regulatory and legal landscape pockmarked by federal-state conflicts, and examines national drug policy, pioneering research efforts and disparate avenues toward the compounds full legalization. This is the third installment in an ongoing series.
Part I Forbidden medicine: Caught between a doctors CBD advice and fede....
Colorado awards first cannabis transporter licenses
Colorado regulators granted Green Parcel Service and Colorado Logistics transporter licenses for medical and recreational marijuana under a new state law.
The law, which took effect July 1, created a new class of licenses that allow independent companies to provide logistics, distribution and storage services to licensed retail and medical marijuana businesses in Colorado.
Green Parcel Service and Colorado Logistics, based in the Denver metro area, are the first companies in the state to secure the permits.
Among other things, the new license allows independent couriers ....
The Cannabist | JUN 6, 2017 It`s the first new qualifying condition added under the state`s medical marijuana law since it was implemented in 2001
After years of lobbying by veterans, Colorado adds PTSD as medical marijuana condition
Post-traumatic stress disorder is now a qualifying condition for doctor-recommended medical marijuana in Colorado.
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday signed Senate Bill 17 into law. The bill opens the doors for Colorado residents to receive a doctors OK to use medical marijuana in the treatment of PTSD symptoms.
Its the first new qualifying condition added under the states medical marijuana law since it was implemented in 2001. The states eight other qualifying conditions are: cancer, glaucoma, HIV or AIDS, cachexia, persistent muscle spasms, seizures, severe nausea, and se....
Retail cannabis chains are on the rise in Colorado
As Colorados retail marijuana market matures, a growing number of stores are controlled by a handful of retail chain operators.
Its a sign the cannabis industry may be headed in a direction similar to traditional retail businesses, where players like a Wal-Mart or Home Depot squeeze out smaller mom-and-pop stores.
In Colorado, chain retailers are opening more stores across the state than those entrepreneurs who are opening stand-alone shops.
Roughly 9 percent of recreational retailers in the state currently own and operate three or more stores up slightly from 7 percen....
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