Colorado

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Fri
17
Aug

Colorado’s highway cleanup program offers advertising loophole for marijuana businesses

Colorado state law dictates that cannabis companies may not advertise outside. But there may be a workaround.

Pot businesses in Colorado have discovered that the state’s highway cleanup sponsorship program offers a loophole to a ban on outdoor advertising by the industry. Under state regulations, marijuana companies are prohibited from advertising on billboards, taxis, bus benches, or other media “visible to members of the public from any street, sidewalk, park, or other public place.”

Wed
15
Aug

Some tips for east coast cannabis entrepreneurs from Colorado's Industry Leaders

East Coast cannabis markets are getting ready to expand in a major way. In recent weeks, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, Florida and even New York have shown signs of progress. This has been a long time coming for East Coast cannabis entrepreneurs.

As founder of New York’s largest cannabis meetup group, High NY, I’ve been working to educate New Yorkers about cannabis since 2014. I’ve done this by soliciting experts from all over the world to come to New York to share their knowledge.

Tue
14
Aug

Colorado surveys show more adults are using marijuana, while youth rates remain flat

Since Colorado made recreational marijuana use legal for adults age 21 and up, the rates at which they're using cannabis have increased. At the same time, the percentage of youth who use marijuana has not.

The information comes from two recent surveys by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. One of the surveys, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, determined that adult marijuana use increased from 13.6 percent in 2016 to 15.5 percent in 2017 with 18- to 34-year-olds being the biggest driving force behind that spike.

Mon
13
Aug

Some tips for east coast cannabis entrepreneurs from Colorado's industry leaders

Entrepreneurship is never easy but the cannabis business has challenges you just don't see anywhere else.

East Coast cannabis markets are getting ready to expand in a major way. In recent weeks, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Connecticut, Vermont, Florida and even New York have shown signs of progress. This has been a long time coming for East Coast cannabis entrepreneurs.

As founder of New York’s largest cannabis meetup group, High NY, I’ve been working to educate New Yorkers about cannabis since 2014. I’ve done this by soliciting experts from all over the world to come to New York to share their knowledge.

Thu
09
Aug

Oregon, Colorado cannabis-glut studies provide lessons for California, pot-friendly states

Two of the first states to broadly legalize marijuana took different approaches to regulation that left Oregon with a vast oversupply and Colorado with a well-balanced market. But in both states prices for bud have plummeted.

A new Oregon report by law enforcement found nearly 70 percent of the legal recreational marijuana grown goes unsold, while an unrelated state-commissioned Colorado study found most growers there are planting less than half of their legal allotment — and still meeting demand.

The Oregon study released by the Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area — a coalition of local, state and federal agencies — includes the medical and general-use markets and the illegal market, despite gaps in data on illicit marijuana grows.

Tue
07
Aug

From combat to marijuana processing — veteran corners the CBD market

Craig Henderson started Extract Labs, a Boulder, Colorado-based company offering cannabidiol-infused products, in the garage of his home in December 2016. Now, less than two years later, the multimillion dollar company of 25 staff has become a staple in the increasingly popular realm of cannabidiol, or CBD, the main medicinal ingredient in marijuana.

Tue
07
Aug

Colorado sold 665,134 pounds of legal pot in 2017; How much did it consume?

Not counting the budding behemoth in California, it's tough to match Colorado's pot-smoking prowess, which was put on full display in the state's recent Marijuana Enforcement Division's 2017 market-demand study.

Fri
03
Aug

Oregon has too much marijuana on hand, while Colorado's pot supply is just right

Two of the first states to broadly legalize marijuana took different approaches to regulation that left Oregon with a vast oversupply and Colorado with a well-balanced market. But in both states prices for bud have plummeted.

A new Oregon report by law enforcement found nearly 70 percent of the legal recreational marijuana grown goes unsold, while an unrelated state-commissioned Colorado study found most growers there are planting less than half of their legal allotment — and still meeting demand.

Thu
02
Aug

State of Colorado “mandatory pesticide testing” does little to address exposure to toxic chemicals in cannabis products

Denver—August 1, 2018—Today the State of Colorado implemented “mandatory pesticide testing” for the first time. Many consumers may be surprised to learn that a highly taxed industry functioning within significant regulations in licensing, permitting and beyond, has little oversight on the pesticides used on plants that are ultimately consumed by humans.

While Colorado has outlawed many pesticides and approved hundreds more for use, enforcement has been left in the hands of cultivators, leaving the potential that bad actors could take advantage of the system. Today’s regulations barely scratch the surface, requiring testing that will detect just over a dozen of the thousands of potentially harmful chemicals that could end up on this plant.

Thu
02
Aug

Twelve places where you can consume marijuana legally in Denver

Coloradans approved legalizing recreational cannabis over five years ago, but we're still trying to figure out this whole social-consumption thing.

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