Monthly Archives: May 2018

No ganja yoga yet: Denver denies license for marijuana spa, citing proximity to child-care center

Greeley man arrested for pot trafficking had 412 plants in his basement, cops say

A Greeley man who was arrested for his suspected involvement in a multi-state marijuana trafficking ring had 412 plants growing in his basement when he was taken into custody, according to an affidavit for his arrest. Yong Chen, 47, also is suspected

Man sentenced up to 12 years in prison for two armed robberies of same Denver pot shop

One of four men charged with marijuana store robberies in Denver pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced up to 12 years in prison. Tayone Givens, 21, pleaded guilty in Denver District Court to two counts of aggravated robbery, one count

500 tons of marijuana was produced for sale in Colorado last year

Colorado’s legal marijuana grows produced tons of cannabis last year — nearly 500 tons to be more exact. And Colorado’s cannabis consumers ate, smoked, vaped and dabbed that right up. Colorado’s marijuana shops sold 11.1 million edibles, 411,000 pounds of

New monthly high for Nevada pot sales; top projections again

RENO, Nev. — Nevada marijuana sales continue to outpace projections, reaching the highest monthly total in March since recreational sales became legal last July. The Nevada Department of Taxation said Wednesday taxable sales of adult-use marijuana topped $41 million in

Women look to make mark on male-dominated marijuana industry

JUNEAU, Alaska — When Danielle Schumacher attended her first convention of marijuana activists about 15 years ago, she could count on one hand all the women in a room of older men. The lack of diversity struck the then-college student,

Los Angeles for tourists: Hollywood, beaches — and pot?

By Marjorie Miller, The Associated Press WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California this year, and the industry is targeting tourists as well as locals, with tours, shops, lodging and ads. “Just seconds from LAX,” says

“Meg the Budtender” takes lead on new Colorado marijuana education campaign

Colorado’s cannabis education campaigns are advancing beyond Legal Marijuana 101. “Responsibility Grows Here,” the new public education push unveiled Monday by the state health department, will include four targeted campaigns addressing consumers, youth, trusted adults, and pregnant and breastfeeding women. “We’ve

BDS Analytics, a Boulder-based cannabis data leader, lands $3.5 million investment

Boulder’s BDS Analytics, a leading data repository for the cannabis industry, just landed a cash infusion to fuel its ambitions of national and international expansion. BDS received $3.5 million to build up its sales and development workforce in Michigan, New

Denver marijuana tech firm Baker gets scooped up in four-way merger, with IPO planned

Baker Technologies Inc., a Denver-based developer of software for cannabis businesses, has drafted a seemingly simple recipe for success: strength in numbers. The startup that started out with desires of being a consolidator — acquiring and integrating other cannabis-centric technology

Marijuana growers turning to hemp as CBD extract explodes

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A glut of legal marijuana is driving Oregon pot prices to rock-bottom levels, prompting some nervous growers to start pivoting to another type of cannabis to make ends meet — one that doesn’t come with a high.

Cancer docs feel unprepared, but recommend marijuana anyway

SEATTLE — Nearly half of U.S. cancer doctors who responded to a survey say they’ve recently recommended medical marijuana to patients, although most say they don’t know enough about medicinal use. The results reflect how marijuana policy in some states

What’s that smell? California flower town’s shift to pot creates stink

CARPINTERIA, Calif. — This picturesque coastal town cradled by mountains and sandy shores is a scene out of a Southern California postcard. Residents of Carpinteria say they feel lucky to live in what they consider a slice of paradise. But

Rap video, social campaign targets teen pot smokers

LOS ANGELES — New rap videos aimed at Los Angeles-area teens show a common high school scene: Young people hanging out at a party, empty beer cups strewn about and joints being fired up. But instead of rapping about hook-ups

Colorado logs $106M in recreational cannabis sales in March

Colorado’s recreational marijuana sales set a new monthly high in March. The state’s cannabis retailers sold $106 million in flower, edibles and concentrate for adult-use purposes during March, according to data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Revenue. In

Nearly 280 marijuana stores in Colorado suggested cannabis for pregnancy-related nausea, a new study shows. Health officials urge the opposite.

Should women suffering from morning sickness during pregnancy use marijuana to control their nausea? Colorado health experts, regulatory officials and even industry advocates have consistently answered no, and they’ve backed that message up with studies, public service announcements and warning

Frisco, Colorado to Vice Media: Don’t smoke marijuana in public

Frisco’s marketing department doesn’t have a problem with Vice Media coming to town, but it would like the news and culture site to follow the rules if it returns to film another installment of its marijuana web series “Blunt Reviews.”

Legalizing and taxing marijuana boosts government revenue – a little, report says

A new report finds that legalizing and taxing marijuana boosts revenue for state and local governments, but not by much. The credit rating agency Moody’s Investor Service says in a study released Tuesday that legalizing recreational use of marijuana brings

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