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Marijuana: Granby Board Okays "Emergency" Annexation to Block Pot Shop

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Granby. Additional photos and more below.
Editor's note: William Breathes's medical marijuana dispensary review, normally published at this time, needs a little more time to cure. In its stead, we bring you an update about a town going to extremes to prevent a cannabis store from opening nearby.

Earlier this week, we noted that Granby's Board of Trustees planned a vote on annexing unincorporated land to block a pot shop from locating there. That vote has now taken place, with members approving the "emergency" annexation. But according to the attorney representing the shop, the officials skirted questions about whether their actions were legal, choosing to demonize marijuana instead.

See also: Update: Marijuana-Hating Town Officials to Vote on Plan to Block Pot Shop

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Introducing Nug Hunt, Denver's First Marijuana Scavenger Hunt

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Hemp clothing/lifestyle-product group Hemp House is throwing the city's first Nug Hunt -- a scavenger hunt planned for mid-January, when the company will give away coupons for 24 penny-priced eighths of herb from Evergreen Apothecary and Colorado Harvest Company.

See also: Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: Altitude the Dispensary (West)

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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome and Other Impacts of Colorado Pot Legalization

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A Facebook photo of Jordan Coombs, one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit over pot edibles given out at the Denver Fair.
The Journal of the American Medical Association has published a report penned by three emergency room physicians at the University of Colorado hospital in Aurora about the health-related fallout from marijuana legalization in the state. And while there are some positives to be found in the material, most of the focus is on negative impacts, including an increase in a condition referred to as cyclic vomiting syndrome. More details below.

See also: Pot Edibles Lawsuit Update: More Than 100 People Sickened at Denver County Fair?

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Marijuana Shop Denied Aurora License Because of Bad Math, But City Won't Fix It?

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We've been reporting about one of marijuana attorney Robert Hoban's more unusual cases, involving the Town of Granby's efforts to block a pot shop by annexing the unincorporated land its owner had leased. But he's also assisting another ganjapreneur in an equally strange face-off with a local community. In this case, his client is suing Aurora, which denied him a license due to, among other things, a math error, but claims it has no way to make things right. Photos, a video, the complete complaint and more below.

See also: Update: Marijuana-Hating Town Officials to Vote on Plan to Block Pot Shop

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Denver District Attorney: Staffers Can't Live Where Marijuana Is an Income Source

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Although the Denver District Attorney's Office only has the power to prosecute local and state laws, its employees are held to a higher standard when it comes to marijuana.

Specifically, they aren't allowed to possess, grow or sell pot, since all of those things are illegal under federal law. But the office has taken its prohibitions a step further than that. In February, it updated its conduct policy to include a provision that prevents employees from benefiting from "income derived from a household member's ownership or financial interest in, or employment by" a marijuana business.

See also: Update: Marijuana-Hating Town Officials to Vote on Plan to Block Pot Shop

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Update: Marijuana-Hating Town Officials to Vote on Plan to Block Pot Shop

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Ganjapreneurs presumably aren't included in this sign's welcome message.
Update: Last week, we told you about the Town of Granby's efforts to block a pot shop and grow by annexing the unincorporated land its owner had leased; see our previous coverage below.

A hearing about the matter was supposed to be held on Friday, but it was postponed to allow the Granby Board of Trustees to vote on the matter. But the attorney for the shop suggests that should the vote go the wrong way, litigation will follow.

See also: Marijuana: Suburban Dispensary Finally Approved After Four-Year Legal Battle

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Cannabis Calendar for the Week of December 8: The Culture High and More

Categories: Marijuana

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Wednesday's the big day for pot events this week, between a responsible vendor training program, a film screening and cannabis business awards. Hopefully you've got some idea of where you'd like to be -- and if not, keep reading.

See also: Charlotte's Web: Untangling One of Colorado's Biggest Cannabis Success Stories

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Cannabis Time Capsule, 1914: Talks of Prohibition and Shades of Bigotry

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This article from the May 1914 Summit County Journal gives a good idea of the official national temperament toward drugs at the time with a summary of the 1914 Harrison Narcotic Tax Act.

But it's the accompanying cartoon that tells the real story.

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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Review: Altitude the Dispensary (West)

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Not to get all pot-snobby here, but buying pot legally at a dispensary has gone from a completely mind-blowing unique experience to one I equate with all my other weekly errands. That's not to say I don't enjoy it, but I've found that I treat it along the same lines as a trip to the grocery store. And as with the grocery store, I've found that the best time to hit up a dispensary is during Broncos games. No crowds, no traffic, and you can usually get in and out in time to catch the other three quarters and be off the roads before the drunks leave the bars.

See also: "Marijuana-Hating Town's Extreme Efforts to Block a Pot Shop"

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Marijuana-Hating Town's Extreme Efforts to Block a Pot Shop

Categories: Marijuana

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Granby. Additional photos and more below.
Plenty of Colorado municipalities have chosen to ban marijuana businesses, but few have gone to the extremes of Granby, a gorgeous community in Grand County. Officials have threatened to annex land that's not officially part of the town to prevent a marijuana shop from opening there -- a plan it's slated to defend at a hearing tomorrow. Here are the strange details.

See also: Marijuana: Suburban Dispensary Finally Approved After Four-Year Legal Battle

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