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1.) "Chopped 420" pushes Denver chefs to the forefront of cannabis cooking

Denver chefs are among the contestants on "Chopped 420," a cannabis-centric spinoff of the legendary cooking competition hosted by comic and actor Ron Funches, debuting for streaming on Discovery+ on Tuesday April 20

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2.) 10 ways to celebrate 4/20 in Colorado, including free food, virtual events and more

Get lit this April 20th with virtual smoke parties, cannabis recipes, dispensary deals, free food truck meals for your munchies and more.

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3.) Fullerton hires part-time staffer to weed out unlicensed cannabis businesses

Having someone dedicated to the task – who can issue citations daily instead of once a week – may prove more successful, and would likely speed up the process, officials said.

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4.) Steve Fox, who helped legalize marijuana in Colorado, has died at 53

Steve Fox spearheaded legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado in 2012 and helped give rise to the massive legal cannabis industry in the state and across the country.

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5.) Planet 13 hiring 250 ahead of cannabis superstore's debut in Santa Ana

Planet 13 hopes to fill the Orange County positions by July when the superstore is slated to open.

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6.) Denver could soon allow weed delivery, plus more recreational shops and consumption clubs

Denver's marijuana industry would change with proposals to allow weed delivery, cannabis lounges and lift the cap on the number of recreational dispensaries in town, as well as push for equity.

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7.) Pot regulators launching online catalog of marijuana products

The Cannabis Control Commission is launching an online catalog of the myriad marijuana products available at the state’s pot shops and dispensaries to help cops, parents and regulators alike tell the difference between what’s legal, and what’s not.

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8.) Grand Junction voters approve lifting 10-year moratorium on marijuana dispensaries

A ten-year moratorium on marijuana sales has been overturned by voters in Grand Junction.

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9.) Study: California's licensed cannabis shops aren't selling to minors

Researchers did find minor violations of state law at some legal shops. But they say the illicit market is a far bigger problem.

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10.) Marijuana-themed license plates are up for auction in Colorado

If you wanted your high-country license plate to be even "higher," now is your chance.

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11.) New York legalizes pot

New York adults over the age of 21 can now possess and use marijuana — even in public — under a legalization bill signed Wednesday by Gov.

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12.) Editorial: White House in the weeds on pot use

Good help is hard to find. President Biden should keep that in mind considering dozens of White House staffers are being disciplined, released and asked to resign for past marijuana use, according to several press reports.

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13.) Report: California needs to better track and test drugged drivers

Nearly five years after voters legalized cannabis, CHP task force recommends series of steps to combat impaired driving.

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14.) Marijuana banking debate returns to Congress and Rep. Perlmutter is optimistic

Colorado Democrat's bill to loosen cannabis banking regulations has been introduced every year since 2013 and is likely to pass the U.S.

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15.) Colorado hits $10 billion in marijuana sold since legalization

Colorado’s marijuana industry hit a milestone in January, topping $10 billion in sales since the legal market got off the ground in 2014.

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16.) Colorado may see its biggest overhaul of marijuana laws since recreational legalization

Lawmakers are working on what could be the biggest marijuana legislation in Colorado since recreational cannabis was legalized in 2012, with the possibility of a THC potency cap, a requirement that people seek medical cards in person only and strategies to more strictly enforce purchasing limits.

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17.) On Charlotte Figi Day, family will celebrate the Colorado girl who helped legitimize medical marijuana

Charlotte Figi died last April after contracting what her family suspects was COVID-19, but her legacy lives in on in the medical marijuana reform she helped inspire through her journey with cannabidiol, or CBD.

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18.) Medical marijuana retail workers move to head of vaccine line, ahead of teachers

Dispensary employees are front-line medical workers just like doctors and nurses, the state says. But not all counties are allowing them to get shots just yet.

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19.) Colorado marijuana sales hit $2.2 billion in highest-selling year yet

Despite a global pandemic that disrupted many facets of commerce, Colorado’s marijuana industry experienced its most lucrative year on record with $2.2 billion in sales in 2020.

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20.) A Colorado Democrat wants to cap THC levels in marijuana products at 15%

State Rep. Yadira Caraveo said she is still revising the bill she plans to introduce this month, but one of the main provisions would ban legal marijuana products above 15% THC

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21.) Cannabis industry may finally move past cash as Democrats look to loosen banking restrictions

The Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act, or SAFE Banking Act, has been introduced every Congress since 2013 by U.S.

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22.) Majoring in marijuana? That soon could be common as universities adapt to a growth industry.

UC Riverside is the first public university in California to offer for-credit cannabis courses through its extension program, with other colleges looking to follow suit.

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23.) Molson Coors launches CBD sparkling water exclusively in Colorado

One of the biggest beverage companies in the United States is jumping into the cannabis market.

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24.) This rapper and singer is using music to promote the cannabis business

Robert Ellis IV, who performs as Pullupnsplash, is rapping for the love of weed.

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25.) Plaintiffs drop suit over marijuana delivery rules

Stung by an exodus of members since it filed suit to block new cannabis industry rules permitting home delivery, the business group that represents most of the state's brick-and-mortar marijuana shops announced Monday morning that it is dropping the legal challenge.

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