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

Marijuana Bills Rejected in 2015

Marijuana Bills Rejected in 2015

The Seventieth General Assembly of the Colorado legislature has been busy. Very busy. Both the Colorado Senate and House of Representatives pushed highly publicized bills to the Governor’s desk for approval before the May 6 end of session deadline. Most pieces of legislation were quickly approved by Governor Hickenlooper. Others… Read more »

Changes in Colorado Cannabis Laws

Changes in Colorado Cannabis Laws

They say in a New York minute, everything can change. Maybe it’s Colorado’s location far away from the hustle and bustle of the East Coast, but in the first Colorado year of legalization, not much changed in the way of amending the Colorado Constitution to properly continue to regulate the… Read more »

2015 Denver Cannabis Cup Review

2015 Denver Cannabis Cup Review

It’s time to stop calling the Cannabis Cup a “Cup”. The name implies the competition is inclusive and unbiased. Renaming the iconic meetup the ‘Cannabis Expo’ would more properly describe the nature of the yearly gathering. For you see, the winners of the Cannabis Cup simply bought their way to… Read more »

Marijuana and DUI in Denver: Still a Work in Progress

Marijuana and DUI in Denver: Still a Work in Progress

When marijuana was legalized for recreational use in Denver, one of the greatest concerns was that it would lead to an increase in traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities due to driving while impaired. Now, for the first time, the Colorado State Highway Patrol has released data related to DUI (Driving… Read more »

Marijuana Moves Into Aurora

Marijuana Moves Into Aurora

Since recreational sales of marijuana kicked off in Aurora in October 2014, the city has seen a steady growth in sales tax revenues.  Preliminary numbers from November through January show increases every month as new stores have opened their doors.  There are now seven stores selling recreational marijuana in Aurora… Read more »