Colorado vulnerable in federal extraction ban, U.S. Chamber says

Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico are the states most at risk economically if a ban on extracting coal, natural gas and oil from federal lands ever takes hold, according to an analysis from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. science news

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Marijuana industry ditches burnout image for “suit and tie” approach to DNC

Even as pro-marijuana activists marched this week in Philadelphia with a fake 51-foot joint, teams of industry leaders and lobbyists were busy doing the kind of work one would expect from the beer or pharmaceutical industry: holding receptions, talking to politicians and discussing regulations. Syndicated from Denver Post

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How Colorado delegates are influencing the Democratic Party platform

The contributions of Colorado officials are expected to make an impact in two key areas: marijuana use and how the party selects its presidential nominee. Syndicated from Denver Post

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Dalai Lama regales Coloradans, urges compassion, “global sensibility”

Tibet’s Dalai Lama built his case for a happier, friendlier world in back-to-back sellout appearances at the University of Colorado Thursday, urging deeper self-study and compassion as remedies to rising tension — continuing a U.S. tour aimed partly at ensuring Tibetan survival. Syndicated from Denver Post

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Effort to open banking system to legal marijuana businesses stalls in U.S. House

Failing in an effort to match the success of their Senate counterparts, House members on Tuesday watched as Republicans killed a budget amendment that would have prevented federal regulators from penalizing financial institutions that worked with legitimate marijuana businesses. Syndicated from Denver Post

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