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Denver social consumption events could start this summer

Jon Stanley, Jared Stanley, Joel Stanley, Jesse Stanley and Jordan Stanley, pose for a photo at their medical marijuana facility in Colorado Springs, Colo. Beyond medical, recreational marijuana is showing huge promise for the tax revenue it can generate through sales and excise for the state government and local communities across Colorado. Photo via CW Botanicals)
The first of Denver’s marijuana social consumption permit applications are expected this summer, after proposed rules and regulations called for under Denver’s Initiative 300 are adopted. Ashley Kilroy, executive director of the city’s Department of Excise & Licenses, discussed the main provisions of the ordinance establishing the four-year pilot program and the proposed timeline for […]

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Economic development plan targets affordable housing, grocery stores

The Denver Office of Economic Development recently released its sixth annual JumpStart economic strategic plan that outlines efforts to continue steady growth and identify needs. (Courtesy City and County of Denver)
With an economy considered one of the strongest in America, the City and County of Denver wants to build on its success and identify future business trends and workforce needs, help address the affordable housing issue and locate up to three grocery stores in underserved communities.

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Knights of Columbus warn that Joe Salazar’s Columbus Day ban would fulfill Klan’s plan

State Rep. Joe Salazar, D-Thornton, speaks at the Colorado Democratic Party's reorganization meeting on Saturday, March 11 2017, at the Marriott Denver City Center. (Photo by Ernest Luning/The Colorado Statesman)

The world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization is coming out swinging against a bill sponsored by state Rep. Joe Salazar to cancel Columbus Day as a state holiday in Colorado. The Knights of Columbus — named in honor of explorer Christopher Columbus — is opposing House Bill 1327, saying the legislation is based on “fake history” […]

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Denver liquor, pot license hearings to see changes

Cars parked in front of the Denver Civic Center. With Denver's population exploding, disagreements have erupted on City Council over small lot parking restrictions. (Photo by Steve Sokolik/The Colorado Statesman)
Proposed changes to the City and County of Denver’s hearings for liquor, live music and entertainment and marijuana licenses — described as chaotic under current procedures — include requiring more signatures to hold evening hearings, time limits for those hearings and formal training for hearing officers.

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Denver Council argues over extending marijuana store hours

In this Friday, Dec. 9, 2014, file photograph, Matt Hart holds up a bud of Lemon Skunk, the most potent strain of marijuana available at the 3D Dispensary in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
Instead of a sought-after additional five hours of business, Denver’s recreational marijuana dispensaries seem likely to be allowed three extra hours, and city coffers could see between $664,000 to $1.3 million in extra revenue if all those dispensaries decided to take advantage of the extra hours that may soon be allowed under a City and […]

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