Monthly Archives: February 2018

Launch of cannabis beverages in Canada could be “big business” for alcohol Goliath

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 12:15 pm • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 3:26 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabis is a “big business,” and Constellation Brands has big aspirations in the space, the alcohol beverage company’s president said this

Colorado marijuana activist arrested in Oklahoma for felony possession with intent to distribute

Published: Feb 21, 2018, 3:24 pm • Updated: Feb 21, 2018, 3:31 pm By Lindsey Bartlett, The Cannabist Staff A Colorado cannabis activist arrested in Oklahoma on drug charges following a traffic stop claims a state trooper targeted the vehicle

A trio of cannabis massages to try in Aspen

Published: Feb 20, 2018, 10:09 am • Updated: Feb 20, 2018, 11:56 am By Katie Shapiro, The Cannabist Staff First things first: cannabis-infused topicals do not get you high. I repeat, they do not get you high. Even when said

Colorado Girl Scouts can now sell cookies outside marijuana dispensaries

Published: Feb 16, 2018, 2:21 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2018, 2:58 pm By Lindsey Bartlett and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Girl Scout Cookies are now available at the site of at least one Colorado marijuana dispensary. No, the

Federal appeals court hears hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 5:24 pm • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 5:33 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The fate of a federal rule viewed by hemp advocates as an existential threat to their emerging industry is now in

Netflix cancels marijuana sitcom “Disjointed”

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 1:00 pm • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 1:09 pm By Lindsey Bartlett, The Cannabist Staff Netflix is extinguishing pot comedy “Disjointed” after just one season. The Chuck Lorre-produced show starred Kathy Bates as Los Angeles dispensary

Feds working on new marijuana banking guidance, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin tells Congress

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 11:29 am • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 12:00 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Issuing updated marijuana banking guidance is “at the top of the list” for the U.S. Treasury Department, according to Sec. Steve

Police say hundreds of illegal marijuana shops operate in LA

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 9:54 am • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 9:56 am By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has issued licenses to nearly 100 marijuana retailers but police estimate there are at least

Molson Coors calls legal marijuana a “risk factor” for its beer business

Published: Feb 14, 2018, 4:36 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2018, 4:36 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Molson Coors Brewing Co. now considers legal cannabis a potential “risk factor” to its business. Molson Coors, which maintains headquarters in

Bill creating Colorado marijuana delivery pilot program rolls forward

Published: Feb 14, 2018, 1:28 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2018, 3:36 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A bill creating a marijuana delivery pilot program in Colorado rolled through a key legislative committee Wednesday. The House Finance Committee

Trial begins for advocates suing Sessions and the DEA over marijuana’s Schedule I status

Published: Feb 14, 2018, 11:03 am • Updated: Feb 14, 2018, 3:07 pm By Karen Matthews, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Army veteran Jose Belen says the horrors of the Iraq War left him with post-traumatic stress disorder,

Senators: Add protections for state marijuana laws to legislation funding federal government

Published: Feb 13, 2018, 4:06 pm • Updated: Feb 13, 2018, 5:09 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan group of 18 senators led by Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner want protections for state marijuana laws

Chelsea Handler announces her own marijuana brand on Instagram

Published: Feb 13, 2018, 1:42 pm • Updated: Feb 13, 2018, 2:46 pm By Lindsey Bartlett, The Cannabist Staff Another celebrity has announced plans to enter into the retail marijuana industry. Comedian Chelsea Handler announced to her 3.3 million Instagram

Cannabis industry leaders: Marijuana businesses can redefine Corporate Social Responsibility

Published: Feb 12, 2018, 3:14 pm • Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 3:15 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The cannabis industry is in a unique position to reshape and redefine Corporate Social Responsibility by creating a better version of

Cannabist 2018 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Published: Feb 12, 2018, 12:57 pm • Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 1:45 pm By Lindsey Bartlett, The Cannabist Staff Candles aren’t the only things getting lit this Valentine’s Day. Show your cannabis-loving partner that you care — and fire up

Per-capita recreational marijuana sales sky high in Colorado’s southern border communities

Published: Feb 9, 2018, 6:41 pm • Updated: Feb 9, 2018, 6:47 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s southern border communities led the the state in 2017 per-capita cannabis sales — by a country mile. While the bulk

Proposal for Denver’s first marijuana club takes early steps

Published: Feb 9, 2018, 4:57 pm • Updated: Feb 11, 2018, 1:23 pm By Kathleen Foody, The Associated Press DENVER — Owners of a Colorado business seeking to be among the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs made an initial public

Colorado marijuana sales hit $1.5 billion in 2017

Published: Feb 9, 2018, 2:49 pm • Updated: Feb 9, 2018, 3:24 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado marijuana shops raked in $1.5 billion in sales during 2017, according to data released Friday by the Colorado Department of

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