Colorado

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06
Apr

Hemp returns to center stage as marijuana rules change; Colorado expo opens

LOVELAND — Once banned because it is a close cousin to marijuana, hemp is coming back in Colorado and now has its own convention, attracting international interest as a new crop for farmers struggling to find new crops to stay afloat.

Hemp, which is fiber drawn from marijuana plants, was outlawed in 1937, but a new Colorado law allows it. However, farmers are still trying to find ways to get their plants and seeds to market because federal law still heavily regulates the industry.

Ten states went ahead and allowed the growing of hemp. Those states are Colorado, Washington, California, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, Vermont and West Virginia.

Mon
06
Apr

Influential Colorado lawmaker: 'We will see ​c​annabis ​c​lubs similar to bars'

 

Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont, has been a leading voice on how Colorado’s medical and recreational marijuana industries are regulated, carrying most of the most important bills and providing testimony and experts on nearly all of them.

Singer, 36, has represented House District 11 — which also includes northern Boulder County, most of Niwot, Allenspark and parts of Lyons — since 2012. He has undergraduate and master’s degrees in social work from Colorado State University. He is a former board member for the CSU Drug and Alcohol Task Force and the CSU Counseling Center.

Mon
06
Apr

Marijuana-friendly lodging fires up in Colorado

This sign at the First Inn of Pagosa Springs, Colo., subtly alerts customers that they're welcome to consume marijuana on the premises.

BOULDER – Colorado's marijuana tourists quickly run into a harsh reality after stopping at one of the state's approximately 330 marijuana stores: Most hotels and ski condos prohibit indoor smoking of any kind, never mind the "kind" kind.

Enter Sean Roby and his new website, Bud and Breakfast. Roby aims to make his site the Air BnB of marijuana-friendly lodging, connecting visitors with homeowners willing to let their guests partake of legal marijuana. The site has about 50 listings from around the globe, with many in Colorado, and is an outgrowth of Roby's existing of "Taste of Travel" company.

Sun
05
Apr

Side Streets: Colorado Springs drug treatment center won't have marijuana shop next door after all

After declaring the U.S. attorney's enforcement of drug-free school zones arbitrary and not based on law, the owner of several medical marijuana dispensaries and recreational pot shops statewide has abandoned a dispensary he was developing near Colorado College, walking away from it just weeks before it was scheduled to open.

Dispensary owner Brian Ruden said Tuesday that he made the decision after federal officials told Side Streets in a March column that Ruden's Tree of Wellness II at 705 N. Nevada Ave. risked being shut down if it opened because of its proximity to two schools north of downtown.

Sat
04
Apr

Newest Aurora marijuana dispensary opening

Good Chemistry will open in Aurora next week.(Photo: Courtesy | Good Chemistry)

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - Aurora's newest marijuana dispensary will open next week at 16840 E. Iliff, making it the second location for Denver-based Good Chemistry.

The dispensary will offer recreational marijuana only, while Good Chemistry's original location at 330 E. Colfax Ave. offers both recreational and medical marijuana.

Matt Huron, founder and CEO of Good Chemistry, assembled a team of professionals including a botanist and an investment banker to help grow his company, which he eventually wants to debut on a national scale.

Sat
04
Apr

World Cannabis Week Will Be Returning to Denver

Billed as being the “World’s Largest Legal Cannabis Celebration,” the annual World Cannabis Week will be returning to Denver this coming April. The event, which will be the third one so far, will run from April 16 through April 20 in Denver, Colorado, and tickets and packages are now on sale.

World Cannabis Week is quickly becoming one of the foremost cannabis trade shows and conventions in the industry. It is a much-anticipated convention by both purveyors of marijuana and cannabis-related products and by people who enjoy partaking in the recreational use of pot, or who are prescribed the drug for medical reasons.

Sat
04
Apr

Colorado expo offers hemp products, but no seeds or plants allowed

More than 70 vendors will sell hemp-based products in Loveland on Saturday, while dozens of speakers discuss the benefits of the crop on a local, national and global scale.

There will be live artists sketching on hemp paper and stations where kids can make jewelry from hemp materials. But don't expect to find viable hemp seeds or plants for sale.

Fri
03
Apr

After 3 years of closures, CU-Boulder to keep campus open on 4/20

The University of Colorado will keep the Boulder campus open to the public on 4/20 this year for the first time since officials in 2012 ramped up efforts to snuff the once-massive marijuana smokeout.

In a letter posted to CU's website, Chancellor Phil DiStefano said he felt that a lack of activity on 4/20 in the past three years prompted the decision to keep the campus open this April 20, which falls on a Monday.

"I told you last year that I hoped campus closures would not be necessary in the near-future and that we could go about our daily business on April 20 as we would any other day," DiStefano wrote. "That time has come."

Fri
03
Apr

Senior Accountant job - Two Rivers Water & Farming/GrowCo - Denver, CO

Senior accountant opening in a highly successful, public company focused on agriculture and cannabis infrastructure
Opportunity

Two Rivers Water & Farming Company, a public company, with strong financial backing and strong revenue growth in the farming and cannabis business is seeking an exceptional candidate for an accountant position.
Job Requirements

Thu
02
Apr

CNN’s ‘High Profits’ tracks booming bud business in Colorado ski towns

Someday this will be a case study in business schools: the creation of a marijuana franchise starting with a lone store in a cute Victorian house on Main Street in Breckenridge. For viewers beyond Colorado, “High Profits” on CNN, an eight-part docu-series premiering April 19, may seem an outrageous curiosity. For locals accustomed to media scrutiny of the state’s legalized recreational weed industry, it’s just one more reality TV effort, hyped for suspense.

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