Colorado's New Growth Industry: Pot

Entrepreneurs ramp up after the state's voters approved a constitutional amendment legalizing recreational use of marijuana.DENVER — Two hedge-fund partners — monogrammed shirts, taut Windsor knots, cuff links — step into a hipster cafe called Sputnik on an unorthodox mission.

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  • Ore. smokejumpers skydive into illegal pot garden
    A team of smokejumpers parachuting into a fire in the mountains of Southern Oregon landed in an illegal marijuana garden being prepared for growing season. The six smokejumpers from a base in Redmond found the site Monday evening, when there was a rash of lightning strikes. More
  • Police confiscate 4-foot, 2-pound marijuana joint
    California police confiscated a mammoth joint during a 4/20 pot rally on Saturday, reports the Los Angeles Times. As the paper notes, hundreds of UC Santa Cruz students gather each year for the event, and each year campus police confiscate things like bongs and dime bags. More
  • On Marijuana Tax, Colorado Asks: What’s Too High?
    If marijuana is legalized and properly regulated, its proponents have long said, it could generate millions of dollars in state tax revenue. But how the drug should be taxed has proved to be a thorny question. More
  • Aurora Gunman James Holmes Will Face The Death Penalty
    Colorado prosecutors have reached the decision that James Holmes deserves to die for killing 12 people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater last July. Their decision comes after Holmes’ offer to plead guilty to the shooting in exchange for receiving life in prison was rejected by prosecutors. More
  • Colo. theater shooting suspect offers guilty plea
    Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes have offered to have him plead guilty and serve the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty. Lawyers made the offer in a motion filed Wednesday but said prosecutors haven't accepted the offer because they may want to pursue the death penalty. More
  • In Colorado’s climate change hot spot, the West’s water is evaporating
    The area around Grand Junction, a city named for the intersection of two rivers, helped nurture the growth of the West ... where the oil and gas industry still dominates, the politics are more ...
    08/7/2020 - 6:13 am | View Link
  • In Colorado’s climate-change hot spot, the West’s water is evaporating
    A Post analysis found a giant climate hot spot in western Colorado and eastern Utah, where temperatures have increased more than 2 degrees Celsius since 1895. It doesn't look good for farming there.
    08/7/2020 - 4:11 am | View Link
  • Colorado’s Economy Is Better Than The National Figures, But The State Still Has A Long Recovery Ahead
    The leisure and hospitality industry alone saw a 25.1 percent decline ... Griswold said that she expects more jobs to return, but job growth will be slower than it was in May and June.
    08/4/2020 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Colorado’s Eastern Plains is big-time producer of renewable energy, ripe for even more, report says
    Along with wheat, corn and cattle, Colorado’s Eastern Plains grow another big crop: more than 95% of the state’s renewable energy capacity that’s producing thousands of jobs and ...
    07/29/2020 - 2:08 pm | View Link
  • Colorado’s Eastern Plains is big-time producer of renewable energy, ripe for even more, report says
    And the growth has been swift ... area residents’ embrace of renewable energy as an industry has taken a while, said Cathy Shull, executive director of PRO 15, a northeastern Colorado policy ...
    07/29/2020 - 10:28 am | View Link
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