Colorado’s cannabis industry prepares for tough times as U.S. recession looms
Related Articles Colorado’s cannabis industry is preparing for tough times as marijuana sales drop and economic problems pile up. During the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, weed businesses serviced consumers eager to stock up on their favorite edibles, concentrates and pre-rolls. That high has since given way to a low for... Read more
PHOTOS: Inside Colorado’s first cannabis “bar,” JAD’s Mile High Smoke in Denver
Related Articles Since legal recreational marijuana sales began in 2014, Coloradans have had a plethora of places to buy weed — but not a ton of places to actually consume it. For many years, consumption spaces like Tetra Lounge and the Coffee Joint in Denver invited tokers to come... Read more
Opinion: Safe banking for cannabis industry needs to be carried cross finish line
Related Articles Congressional cannabis champions clearly come from Colorado (how’s that for alliteration?). We saw this kind of leadership with Gov. Jared Polis when he was a congressman and co-founded the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, with former Republican Sen. Cory Gardner, and with our long-time current champion for SAFE Banking,... Read more
Colorado’s first cannabis “bar” with THC beer opens this week in Denver
Related Articles Coloradans will soon have a bar where they can belly up to enjoy a non-alcoholic, THC-infused beer and order a gram of marijuana served with a side of rolling papers. JAD’s Mile High Smoke is poised to be the first recreational sales and hospitality business in the... Read more
Marijuana edible trends: Where to find rapid onset and CBG/CBN gummies in Colorado
Related Articles The common colloquialism for the well-known stoner holiday of April 20 is to “light one up.” But if you’re not interested in smoking, the second most popular way to celebrate is eating some edibles infused with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. I’m not speaking anecdotally. According to Louisville-based analytics... Read more
Colorado marijuana industry regulators under fire as underage sales checks nosedive
Related Articles On about 600 occasions in 2019, state marijuana industry regulators sent hired operatives, aged 18 to 20, into Colorado dispensaries to check that the law barring sales to people under 21 was being followed. Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and in 2020 state regulators reported only 118... Read more
Free marijuana grow tour, cannabis pairing dinners and more stoner fun in Denver
Related Articles Denver locals and visitors know it’s not difficult to find a dispensary where they can purchase weed, though there are far fewer places at which to enjoy it. While businesses like Tetra Lounge, The Coffee Joint and soon the Patterson Inn offer folks 21 and up a... Read more
Colorado offers cannabis entrepreneurs free business education through a new program
Related Articles Colorado’s cannabis entrepreneurs can look forward to a new technical assistance program aimed at providing education on business development within the industry. The Cannabis Business Office, which announced the program Monday, plans to partner on the initiative with Make Green Go!, a firm that offers business development... Read more
Colorado’s cannabis industry makes modest gains in minority ownership
Related Articles Almost 17% of regulated marijuana business owners in Colorado identify as minorities, according to new data by the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, but one Black entrepreneur contests that there’s much more work to be done. “Cannabis ownership in Colorado is still a pipe dream for people of... Read more
Medical marijuana laws in Colorado will be more strict starting Jan. 1. Here’s how.
Related Articles Colorado will impose stricter rules for the purchase of medical marijuana starting Jan. 1 following several months of deliberation over how to execute a new state law meant largely to limit young people’s access to and abuse of high-potency THC products. Mark Ferrandino, executive director of the... Read more

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