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Thefts, Break-ins on the Rise in Colorado Amid COVID-19

Thefts and burglary-related crimes are on the rise in the greater Denver area at a time when the coronavirus continues to hit Coloradans hard financially. News station CBS4 in Denver collected data from local police stations and found burglary reports are increasing when compared to last year. Boulder police say there were 134 reports of…
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Law Offices of Clifton Black Voted One of Colorado’s Best Marijuana Lawyers

The Law Offices of Clifton Black is rated as having some of the best marijuana lawyers in Colorado. 10 Buds, an outlet dedicated to marijuana news and developments, has named the Law Offices of Clifton Black as some of the best marijuana lawyers in the state. “Marijuana laws and regulations at the state and local…
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Domestic Violence Allegations Increase as More People Quarantine

Life across the world has been disrupted, thanks to the coronavirus. Rather than leave for work and school every morning, people are ordered to quarantine at home in order to cut down spreading the coronavirus. With people staying in close quarters near each other for the foreseeable future, domestic violence accusations are set to increase….
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Coronavirus and Domestic Violence

Due to the Coronavirus, unprecedented Stay at Home Orders issued by Governor Polis, and the closure of all “Non-Essential” Businesses the Colorado Courts are anticipating an increase in Domestic Violence related cases in the coming months. Tension builds when the uncertainty of health and finances weigh on individuals who are under order to stay at…
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Charlotte Figi Passes Away Due to Coronavirus

We are saddened to learn that COVID-19 has claimed the life of a 13-year-old child, Charlotte Figi. Charlotte is, perhaps, the person that has created the biggest paradigm shift in the world’s opinion on the cannabis plant. Charlotte suffered from Dravet syndrome, having suffered her first seizure at 3 months old. In her early childhood,…
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Cannabis promoter gets $4 million fine from SEC

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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