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

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 Continue reading BLM pulls plans to sterilize wild horses in Oregon

Boy discovers rare dinosaur skull near Grand Junction

Lachlan Barrett of Florida uncovered the 140-million-year-old skull on the Museums of Western Colorado’s dinosaur dig at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. science news Continue reading Boy discovers rare dinosaur skull near Grand Junction

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

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 Continue reading Alaska pot regulators OK first retail license

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 Continue reading Ag secretary says private investment needed to help grouse

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

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