Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Cannabist’s SmokeSongs: A New Leaf

Published: Jan 31, 2018, 4:20 pm • Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 4:31 pm By Ian Gassman, Special to The Cannabist As the first month of 2018 drops into history like the big, glittering ball it rolled in on, optimists may

Local Colorado officials lead new national coalition challenging Sessions’ Cole Memo moves

Published: Jan 31, 2018, 2:38 pm • Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 3:40 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Elected officials from across Colorado are leading a national coalition of state politicians asking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to convene

California cannabis ‘logjam’ softens sales at Scotts Miracle-Gro

Published: Jan 31, 2018, 8:04 am • Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 10:01 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Hydroponics products now account for more than one-third of Scotts Miracle-Gro’s sales, but the lawn-and-garden company’s foray into the ancillary wings

Colorado marijuana deliveries could be arriving this fall, if legislature agrees

Published: Jan 30, 2018, 2:27 pm • Updated: Jan 30, 2018, 4:16 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado legislators are taking another spin through marijuana delivery regulations. A new bill aims to establish a marijuana delivery pilot program

Trump sees ‘carnage’ from American drug use but major cities actually getting safer

Published: Jan 29, 2018, 12:00 pm • Updated: Jan 29, 2018, 12:00 pm By Nick Miroff, The Washington Post The use of illegal narcotics in the United States has varied over the years, but by many accounts – including the

Steel-cut Oatmeal with the Works: Wake and bake in a wholesome way

Published: Jan 27, 2018, 8:07 am • Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 4:21 pm By Laurie Wolf, The Cannabist Staff Try to use the best-quality oatmeal you can afford because it really does make a difference. Steel-cut oats are nice and

“Colas the size of my forearm’: Organigram’s indoor cannabis grow-house yielding impressive plants

Published: Jan 26, 2018, 5:07 pm • Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 5:07 pm By Victoria Dekker, Civilized Life A uniformed jungle of cannabis plants sway like heavy pendulums in an airlocked grow room where everything – from light, to heat,

Is X Games ready to embrace Aspen’s extreme marijuana scene?

Published: Jan 26, 2018, 1:38 pm • Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 2:58 pm By Katie Shapiro, The Cannabist Staff Recreational cannabis has been legal in Colorado since Jan. 1, 2014, but as what I like to call the “headquarters of

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Jared Polis head up bipartisan letter to Trump urging him to restore Cole Memo

Published: Jan 26, 2018, 12:05 pm • Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 12:05 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff A bicameral, bipartisan coalition of Congressional leaders Thursday asked President Donald Trump to direct Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reinstate the

Wholesale cannabis prices hit historic lows in January, but don’t blame Sessions

Published: Jan 25, 2018, 3:52 pm • Updated: Jan 25, 2018, 4:19 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The price of a pound of legal marijuana plummeted in January, according to a new report tracking the commodity’s U.S. spot

Denver hydroponics retail chain expands to New England, improves positioning in legal cannabis states

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 5:08 pm • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 5:09 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff GrowGeneration Corp., a Denver-based chain of hydroponic retail stores, planted some East Coast roots Wednesday by snapping up a hydroponic equipment

TD Ameritrade CEO notes ‘pronounced’ increase in cannabis, blockchain trading activity

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 3:41 pm • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 4:45 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis securities may be a blip in TD Ameritrade’s daily trade volume, but that blip got noticeably bigger in the latter

Could Sessions’ marijuana policy shift benefit the cannabis industry in 2018?

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 1:23 pm • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 1:24 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Uncertainty interjected into the cannabis industry earlier this month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could create new opportunities for the

Colorado sticking with METRC for marijuana seed to sale tracking

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 10:31 am • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 11:51 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado will stick with the familiar when it comes to tracking marijuana from seed to sale. The Colorado Department of Revenue

Timing of cannabis company’s donation to California councilwoman raises questions

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 6:25 am • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 6:25 am By Stephanie K. Baer, The Cannifornian The day after Councilwoman Monica Garcia recommended one company get a monopoly on transporting cannabis within Baldwin Park’s borders, she received a

Supreme Court sides with D.C. police over partygoers in wild bash

Published: Jan 22, 2018, 3:34 pm • Updated: Jan 22, 2018, 3:34 pm By Jessica Gresko, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided Monday with police over partygoers in a dispute about arrests at a 2008 bash

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signs marijuana legalization bill “with mixed emotions”

Published: Jan 22, 2018, 12:47 pm • Updated: Jan 22, 2018, 1:15 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Vermont on Monday became the ninth U.S. state to legalize recreational marijuana and the first to do so via a legislative

Hemp could be Pennsylvania’s once and future cash crop

Published: Jan 22, 2018, 12:01 pm • Updated: Jan 22, 2018, 12:01 pm By Tom Knapp, The Associated Press LANCASTER, Pa. — Hemp could once again grow proudly in Lancaster County’s fertile fields, if federal legislation legalizing the crop —

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