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Recent news, thoughts, and opinions on the marijuana industry in and around Denver, Colorado.

The Questionable Legality of Drug-Sniffing Dogs in Colorado

The Questionable Legality of Drug-Sniffing Dogs in Colorado

Nov. 6, 2012, marked the passage of Amendment 64, which altered the state constitution to allow for the commercial sale of marijuana to the general public, among other stipulations. And while many Coloradans rejoiced in the news that cannabis consumption is now legal, the amendment brought important consequences for both… Read more »

Potcoin and Dopecoin, Meet the 2 Bitcoin-like Currencies for Buying Marijuana

Potcoin and Dopecoin, Meet the 2 Bitcoin-like Currencies for Buying Marijuana

Cannabis may be legal in many states now, both for medical and recreational purposes, but it’s not easy being a dispensary. Many dispensaries don’t have access to full banking services. Banks and credit card companies are skittish about assisting companies that deal in a product that’s still illegal at the… Read more »

How Denver is Setting the Tone for the Pot Industry

How Denver is Setting the Tone for the Pot Industry

In other areas of the US, 2016 was the year of the cannabis consumer, from design-forward dispensaries to marijuana content marketing, to pot tourism. In Denver, however, all of that stuff is already par for the course. In another year of marijuana legalization progress and green rush growth, there were… Read more »

My Weed Experiences in Oregon and California

My Weed Experiences in Oregon and California

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting two beautiful states—Oregon and California. I had never been to the Pacific Northwest before and I was very excited to take in their beauty. And, of course, I wanted to try the marijuana! I arrived in downtown Portland on a misty afternoon, weary… Read more »

2016 High Times Cannabis Cup to Move from Colorado to California

2016 High Times Cannabis Cup to Move from Colorado to California

The High Times Cannabis Cup, the premium cannabis celebration that has taken place in Denver over April 20th weekend for the last three years, will be moving to California after county organizers denied a permit for the event. Since Colorado legalized the sale and personal consumption of marijuana for all… Read more »