Colorado pot shops post record-breaking sales figures topping $122 million in July

Colorado’s monthly marijuana sales notched an all-time high in July as shops sold nearly $122.7 million of medical and recreational cannabis. marijuana news

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For eight Paralympic Games, Colorado’s Allison Jones has been flying the flag for Team USA

Eight-time Paralympian Allison Jones of Colorado Springs, who was born without a right femur, is in Rio for her fourth Summer Paralympics in cycling. science news

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BLM pulls plans to sterilize wild horses in Oregon

According to a Friday ruling from the Interior Board of Land Appeals, “BLM wants to rescind the decision at issue in this appeal because it no longer wishes to implement it.” science news

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Q&A: The 4-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline

Everything you need to know about the pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s ongoing protest. science news

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Alaska pot regulators OK first retail license

The owners of Frozen Budz have high hopes now that they’ve received Alaska’s first retail marijuana license. marijuana news

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Ag secretary says private investment needed to help grouse

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced grants on Thursday for a pair of programs that will attempt to use private financing to conserve land across the Western U.S. as part of a sweeping effort to restore the greater sage grouse’s habitat. science news

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So many US trees have died that some scientists want to burn them instead of coal

California, wracked by drought, has 66 million dead trees across its landscape. They’ve been killed by both the drought itself and by voracious bark beetles, and now they’re just sitting there – destined to either decompose, burn in a wildfire, or be incinerated, for safety reasons, by state fire managers before the next blaze comes along. science news

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New study reveals what makes marijuana edibles most attractive to young kids

Colorado’s new rules for marijuana-infused edibles — which prohibit products made in animal or fruit shapes — take an important step to curb edibles’ appeal to young children but they also may not go far enough by not regulating color, taste and smell, a recently released study suggests. marijuana news

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Ryan Lochte banned through June 2017, loses $100,000 in bonuses

Ryan Lochte is banned from swimming through next June and will forfeit $100,000 in bonus money that went with his gold medal at the Olympics. science news

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