Colorado

Synonyms: 
Denver
Tue
26
Feb

Denver just made a big change on social-use cannabis: It will be permanent

One of the clouds over Denver’s marijuana hospitality businesses is about to go away.

On Monday night, the Denver City Council decided in a 10-1 vote that the city should permanently allow “social” cannabis use at certain businesses in the city. Until now, the city’s social-use laws were scheduled to expire at the end of 2020.

The change is meant to give some stability to businesses where people can vaporize or eat marijuana legally.

Sun
17
Feb

Colorado eclipses $6 billion in marijuana sales since 2014

Colorado was the first state to begin recreational marijuana sales in the United States, and new data suggests it has been a major success, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Thu
14
Feb

Would Denver’s ‘high costs’ PSAs deter you from smoking weed?

Back in November 13, Denver voters approved a 3.5% tax that would be used to regulate cannabis, as well as enforce cannabis reform efforts. The tax also was designed to collect resources for education efforts around informing the city’s youth about using cannabis and the potential long-term consequences that might have. One campaign resulted in the first cannabis game show for kids called “Weeded Out.”

Wed
13
Feb

Denver dispensary offering 1-cent weed deal to support teachers on strike

On Monday, union teachers in Denver, Colorado went on strike. Coming on the heels of a late-January victory for striking teachers in Los Angeles, the Denver teachers’ revolt is taking aim at many of the same issues. More than simply a movement for better wages, striking educators across the country are fighting back against the austerity, privatization and “education reforms” that are shuttering schools and disproportionately harming young students of color. In short, the strikes are about better schools, not just better pay. And for that reason, they’ve garnered massive popular support across the country.

Fri
01
Feb

Bill introduced to allow Colorado cops to use own judgement in cannabis DUI arrests

In Colorado, legislators are considering a bill that would leave the criteria of cannabis DUI arrests entirely up to police officers, getting rid of the current legal bloodstream limit of five nanograms entirely. Proponents of the plan rightfully say that the amount of cannabis in the bloodstream needed to inhibit a driver varies from person to person. What could go wrong with letting cops be the judge of when someone is driving under the influence?

“This will negatively impact people of color and poor people,” Larissa Bolivar of the Cannabis Consumer Coalition told Westword.

Thu
24
Jan

Top selling edible CEO shares advice on getting into cannabis

Nancy Whiteman is the founder and CEO of Wana Brands, a Colorado based company that produces cannabis infused edibles, and more recently WanaCaps XR, a series of extended released cannabis capsules, writes Lorna Evans. Wana Brands was founded in 2010 and is now a leader in cannabis edibles. Wana’s sour edible gummies not only dominate the Colorado market, but the brand itself is one of the United States' top edible producers. Wana currently supplies markets in Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Arizona, and is looking to expand into Florida, Illinois, and Michigan this quarter.

Mon
21
Jan

Future weed: Formulations, patents and where cannabis is going next

When you think of weed, you likely think of a sticky bud, an oil, maybe even a tincture. But what if you reconfigured your notion of cannabis to instead envision an abstract scientific equation? Sure, this may sound like the stuff of stoner sci-fi, except that it’s the real-life direction that the cannabis industry is headed.

That’s because the future of weed is in formulations.

Tue
15
Jan

Is smoking cannabis the key to happiness?

Cannabis consumers make more money, spend more time outdoors, volunteer more and are generally more happy about life, according to a recently released study. Is smoking cannabis the key to happiness?

According to BDS Analytics, the “well-adjusted lifestyles seen among cannabis consumers serve as a common theme in the findings in the company’s series of reports, called ‘Public Attitudes and Actions Towards Legal Cannabis’.” The data firm conducted the study in California and Colorado. Research is under way in Oregon and Washington.

Thu
10
Jan

Marijuana hasn't hurt booze sales in the three states where weed has been legal the longest

Industry observers expected that the marijuana legalization trend in the U.S. would hurt liquor sales, but a new study from a booze trade association says that hasn't been the case in the three states where weed has been legal the longest.

Overall industry trends remained consistent, according to the Distilled Spirits Council, which did the study. Spirits sales went up in the three states – Colorado, Oregon and Washington state – although wine and beer stayed on their mixed to negative course.

"At this point, we've seen no impact on spirit sales from legalized recreational marijuana," said Chris Swonger, CEO of the Distilled Spirits Council.

Mon
31
Dec

It's been 5 years since recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado; Here's where the tax money stands

In just a few days, Denver will hit the five-year mark for the country's first commercial cannabis market. Jan. 1 is the anniversary of legal and recreational marijuana in Colorado. As Denver approaches the milestone, the city shared the following statistics looking back over the years:

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