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Cannabis promoter gets $4 million fine from SEC after allegedly misleading investors

Colorado is full of leaders in the marijuana industry thanks to the state’s early legalization of the plant. Some have used their position in the industry to mislead consumers unfortunately and have been met with harsh penalties. Jeffrey Friedland, a Colorado cannabis businessman, was fined $4.1 million by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission after…
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State tracking error leads to mold and recall of moldy marijuana

Nine marijuana dispensaries in Colorado issued recalls in November after the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division declared its tracking system showed incorrect testing statuses. Westword reports a METRIC software update caused a glitch in the system, resulting in the nine batches of marijuana flower and trim being sent around the state. METRIC is Colorado’s tracking system for…
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Colorado Supreme Court rules DUI offenders can still use medical marijuana

A DUI alcohol conviction in Colorado can come with numerous setbacks including a loss of driver’s license, costly fines and even jail time. Medical marijuana patients however are allowed to continue to ingest cannabis even if they have a DUI, unless marijuana undermines the specified goals of sentencing. The Colorado Supreme Court upheld a state…
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Big Win for Attorney Charles Allen and His Client!

Attorney Charles Allen was successful in his Motion to Suppress Evidence as a Result of an Unconstitutional Search, and as a result, his client’s criminal charges were dismissed by the District Attorney’s office and our client’s record was sealed in court the same day! Through extensive review of case discovery and open communication with his…
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Clifton Black Explains New Marijuana Business Laws at SCCC

The Southern Colorado Cannabis Council (SCCC) successfully hosted an event meant to help inform those looking to get into the legal cannabis business in Colorado Springs. Recreational marijuana cannot be sold in Colorado Springs but two pieces of legislation signed by Governor Polis this session will offer more business and job opportunities in the city….
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Legal Hurdles in the Cannabis Industry

The Southern Colorado Cannabis Business Group hold events that promote and support professionals in the cannabis industry. In their upcoming meeting for this month at Bar K, 123 E. Costilla St. Colorado Springs 80903, Clifton Black will be the special guest speaker. Mr. Black will discuss the legal hurdles for those interested in the industry….
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Collateral Consequences of a Felony Conviction

The consequences of a felony conviction are far greater than time in prison and hefty fines. Hundreds of state, local and federal laws impose additional consequences on felony offenders, which are far more reaching than any criminal sentence. Unfortunately, many felons and even judges and attorneys are unaware of these additional consequences. Some consequences can…
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Colorado May Soon Allow Marijuana Clubs

Colorado May Allow Marijuana Clubs  Marijuana is often thought of as a social drug similar to alcohol. Most states that have legalized the drug have relegated its usage to the privacy of one’s home. Public consumption is generally prohibited in legal states. Since the federal government has yet to legalize the drug many state governments…
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Marijuana Delivery Bill Moves to Colorado House

Marijuana Delivery Bill Moves to Colorado House Recreational marijuana users and medical marijuana patients may be able to have cannabis products delivered to their door in 2020 and 2021. House Bill 1234, which would allow for marijuana delivery services, is on its way to the house after a 6-3 approval, though not everyone is on…
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Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals Issues Ruling Regarding Prosecution Of MMJ Cases

On August 16, 2016 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling on the ten consolidated case appeals from criminal defendants from California and Washington. The petitioners were allegedly involved in the cultivation and distribution of medical marijuana. While both California and Washington allow the medical use of marijuana, the federal government does not…
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