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Colorado Lawmakers Approve Plan For Pot Banking

Frustrated by the cash-heavy aspect of its new marijuana industry, Colorado is trying a long-shot bid to create the world’s first financial system devoted to the pot business.

05/07/2014

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Colorado Lawmakers Want Pot Industry Bank Option

A Colorado plan to set up the world’s first financial system for marijuana has cleared its first hurdle in the state Legislature, despite deep reservations from supporters that the plan will work.

05/01/2014

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Job Seekers Swarm Marijuana Career Fair As Colorado’s Green Rush Continues

If there was any doubt that the “green rush” is on in Colorado, the scene outside a marijuana industry career fair in Denver this week looked like a throwback to the Great Recession.

03/14/2014

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Marijuana Industry Relieved As Feds Allow Banking But It Might Not Happen

The marijuana industry breathed a sigh of relief Friday after federal banking regulators issued long-awaited permission for them to access basic banking services.

02/14/2014

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Food Stamps At Pot Shops Banned Under Colorado Bill

Food stamps for a pot brownie? It’s an urban myth in Colorado, but state lawmakers want to make sure that doesn’t happen.

01/10/2014

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Colorado Passes Tax On Pot For Schools, Regulation

Further bringing marijuana into the mainstream, Colorado voters decided Tuesday to treat the blossoming industry like other businesses by passing hefty taxes designed to raise money for schools and regulation.

11/05/2013

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Debate Over Implementing Amendment 64 In Denver Far From Over

Amendment 64 passed easily in the city of Denver, but the debate over implementing it is far from over. The big issue is still whether they will allow retail stores in Denver.

03/11/2013

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Marijuana Money Prompts Legal Flap In Colorado

Colorado is facing accusations of misusing money from medical marijuana patients.

05/08/2012

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Lawmakers Consider DUI Standard For Pot

Colorado lawmakers are again debating a proposal to establish an “impaired” limit for marijuana. If passed, the bill would make drivers impaired if they test positive for five nanograms or more of THC, an ingredient in marijuana.

02/28/2012

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Colorado Revisits Marijuana DUI Standard

Driving while high is illegal in Colorado, but state lawmakers are again entering a hazy debate over how to measure whether medical marijuana patients are impaired behind the wheel.

02/27/2012

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