Marijuana demand to reach 121.4 metric tons and other facts from state pot study

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Telluride Green Room's Facebook profile
Lines outside mountain dispensaries like the Telluride Green Room are common.
The demand for cannabis in Colorado this year has been stronger than anticipated, according to a recent state study on the industry.

See also: Marijuana: State-approved labs can't test private pot samples

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Marijuana: David Lane takes over Cannabis University suit against Broncos, Pat Bowlen

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Freddy Moore, left, and other members of the 1 Blunt Radio crew at the Mile High Stadium on January 12.
Earlier this year, we told you about a lawsuit against the Denver Broncos and its owner, Pat Bowlen, after police twice ejected a Cannabis University vehicle from a Mile High Stadium parking lot, allegedly because the word "cannabis" was printed on it.

The complaint has already been amended once. But now, powerful attorney David Lane has taken on the case, and he predicts that the Broncos are headed for a loss.

See also: Pot advocate sues Mile High Stadium, Pat Bowlen over ban of Cannabis University vehicle

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Marijuana: Three Colorado communities to get their first recreational pot shops

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Between June 1 and July 1, the State of Colorado has issued six new retail-marijuana licenses, three of them in municipalities that (until now) were strangers to recreational pot.

Moffat, Edwards and Manitou Springs will all be offering recreational marijuana in the near future -- or sooner.

See also: Marijuana: Maryjane's cannabis social club still closed after police raid

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Cannabis Time Capsule 1920: Cops fire on unarmed people during Denver narcotics bust

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Denver Police in the 1920s.
This week, we've dug up a tale about Denver police and one of the largest dope-ring raids of 1920s, featuring the often colorful language of the Douglas County Record Journal.

And by colorful, we mean borderline racist and xenophobic. Not to mention the matter-of-fact descriptions of cops completely overextending their power and using lethal force despite there being no real justification for it.

See also: Cannabis Time Capsule 1920: "Kill the Dope Peddlers"

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Medical marijuana dispensary review: Healing House in Denver

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Urban Cannabis used to have a cut of Cherry Cola that 100 percent lived up to its name. It was a great example, and for some reason it crossed my mind a few months back to pick up an eighth of it. But Urban Cannabis is no more, apparently. I realized that as I pulled up and saw the Healing House name on the front. I didn't immediately make the connection to the shop I reviewed in Lakewood last year; I was too distracted by the wonderfully greasy odors of Crown Burger Plus next door. But I didn't want to waste the gas to go somewhere else -- so I stopped in to see how Healing House is doing in its second location.

See also: Medical marijuana dispensary review: DANK Colorado in Denver

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Feds' pot policy sticks with prohibition despite Obama comments about risk, advocate says

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A photo of a past DEA marijuana raid in Denver. Additional images and a document below.
Back in January, Marijuana Policy Project spokesman and Amendment 64 advocate Mason Tvert applauded comments by President Barack Obama in which he suggested that marijuana is not as risky as alcohol "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer."

Nonetheless, the new National Drug Control Strategy document for 2014 (see it below) reflects little or no softening of the feds' approach to pot. And that leaves Tvert feeling frustrated.

See also: Obama's belief that pot's less risky than alcohol (sort of) is refreshing, says Mason Tvert

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Marijuana: Maryjane's cannabis social club still closed after police raid

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The sign still says "Open," but Maryjane's has been closed since Denver police entered the building last month.
On Friday, June 27, several Denver police officers entered Maryjane's 420 Shop and Social Club, at 539 West 43rd Avenue, and issued citations to some of its members. The club has been closed ever since and comments from his spokesperson suggest that Denver Mayor Michael Hancock would like it to stay that way.

See also: Marijuana: Cory Gardner to be targeted for vote against defunding federal MMJ raids

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Marijuana: Colorado pot products seized in Oklahoma could put two men in prison for life

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Two Florida men could be facing a life sentence in Oklahoma for attempting to transport Colorado-and California-made cannabis, hash, edibles and other concentrated forms of herb worth about $250,000.

See also: Video: Pot brownies legal in Colorado could land Texas' Jacob Lavoro in jail for life

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Marijuana: Twenty most memorable tweets on day one of legal pot sales in Washington

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Tweets and more below.
Better late than never: Today, Washington launched limited recreational marijuana sales for adults age 21 and over, just over six months after Colorado did likewise. And naturally, Twitter Nation wanted to talk about it.

Look below to see the twenty most memorable tweets we found, with authors ranging from a high-profile celebrity to just plain folks.

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Marijuana: Adam Hartle on his new A64 movie and smoking pot in front of Tom Tancredo

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Adam Hartle and Tom Tancredo in a scene from "Mile High -- The COmeback of Cannabis," premiering tonight in Denver. More photos and a video below.
We first introduced you to Adam Hartle in January 2013, when we reported that ex-Congressman Tom Tancredo had promised to puff a joint on camera as part of the comedian/filmmaker's movie about Amendment 64 should the measure pass -- which it did.

Tancredo later welched on his bet under pressure from his family. But in Mile High -- The COmeback of Cannabis, the now-completed documentary, which screens tonight through Thursday (with Hartle promising to give out free legal pot to adults 21 and over outside theaters), Tancredo watches as the director blazes. Learn more about that scene and the project as a whole in a photo-and-video supplemented Q&A with Hartle below.

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