Category Archives: 420 News

Joshua Redman, Nels Cline, Nelson Rangell and more jazz on Denver stages in February

The good stuff — potentially great stuff — will appear on local stages in early February. In fact, there are a couple of “can’t-miss” shows. Saxophonist Joshua Redman has been receiving accolades since the release of his self-titled debut album

You can play ping pong with your favorite Denver Nuggets if you have $150 burning your pocket

A guest snaps a selfie with the Denver Nuggets Cheerleaders at the Denver Nuggets Social on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017. (Jeff Jones, The Know) You ping, Nikola Jokic pongs. Maybe you even beat the All Star. It’s a night you’ll never

Sorry, Denver fried chicken lovers: There’s one less spot for top-notch Southern food as LoHi spot shutters

Chicken biscuit at Low Country Kitchen. (Laurie Smith, provided by Low Country Kitchen) Denver diners suddenly have one less option when it comes to top-notch fried chicken. That’s following the closure of Low Country Kitchen in the Lower Highland neighborhood

PHOTOS: Hundreds of dogs celebrate International Golden Retriever Day on Sunday

Dozens of dogs enjoy jumping into the cold waters of Clear Creek after taking part in a large golden retriever gathering on February 3, 2019 in Golden. Hundreds of Golden Retrievers and their owners gathered outside of the Golden’s visitor

Colorado Ballet’s colorful “The Wizard of Oz”  hopes to take Denver by storm

Nicolas Pelletier, Dana Benton, Francisco Estevez and Christophor Moulton in Colorado Ballet’s “The Wizard of Oz,” (Kate Rolston, provided by Colorado Ballet) Turns out, “The Wizard of Oz” truly is great and powerful — and benevolent to the Colorado Ballet.

Sen. Cory Gardner fails to get marijuana reform into criminal justice bill

The federal government won’t be easing its laws on marijuana as part of a criminal justice reform bill that’s expected to pass this week. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, had hoped to attach an amendment to the proposed First Step

Grainwave, a THC-infused nonalcoholic beer, hits dispensary shelves Friday

After months of chatter, a booze-free beer promising a different kind of buzz will hit pot shop shelves this week just in time to be a stocking stuffer for select folks age 21 and up. Ceria Brewing Co.‘s debut product,

Sen. Cory Gardner tries to attach marijuana measure to criminal justice bill

Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, made a move Monday toward changing federal marijuana law, including letting banks accept money from legal businesses. The Yuma Republican introduced an amendment to the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform bill that’s expected to

Sweet Leaf cannabis business co-owners hit with $8.8M judgment

The embattled owners of a once-thriving string of cannabis businesses along Colorado’s Front Range have been ordered by a Denver judge to pay $8.8 million after finding they failed to honor commitments to the owner of properties they were buying

Cory Gardner will try to pass marijuana banking, other reforms in the Senate next week

Marijuana businesses in Colorado and across the country are anxiously awaiting a move by Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, next week that could completely transform the way they do business. Gardner plans to introduce an amendment Monday that, if passed, would

Colorado Supreme Court to hear arguments in case that will decide future of pot-sniffing police dogs

Beaker the Belgian Malinois was only 7 years old when changing marijuana laws led his handler to hang up the dog’s police vest. Beaker, like many police dogs across the country, is trained to alert his handler when he smells

Six alleged illegal retail pot shops busted in Colorado Springs; $1.375M seized, police say

Business was booming at several Colorado Springs marijuana shops, despite local ordinances that prohibit the retail sale of marijuana and pot products. Following a lengthy investigation, multiple executed search warrants, an arrest and additional arrest warrants issued, police on Tuesday

Marijuana education or illegal drug-selling? Instagram’s not sure

By the time they opened this spring, the founders of the Peake ReLeaf medical cannabis shop in Rockville, Md., had already created a social media following. They knew that promoting cannabis on Instagram — often the platform of choice in

Does cannabis cost, or pay? CCU study claims marijuana costs $4.50 for every $1 it generates

Coloradans spend $4.57 to mitigate marijuana’s effects for every tax dollar it generates, claims a recently released study. Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute scoured 2017 data to try to understand the economic and social costs of legal marijuana, said Jeff Hunt, CCU’s

The Spot: Denver politics are about to take center stage and what’s coming in 2019 for marijuana

Let’s get something out of the way: I am not Nic Garcia. Your usual host is vacationing, and hopefully taking a break from Colorado’s news cycle. Instead, you’re stuck with Andrew Kenney. You can call me Andy. The Post hired

Pot delivery? It’s one possibility as Colorado revisits marijuana laws

Few people in Colorado have frustrated the cannabis industry more than Gov. John Hickenlooper this year. When lawmakers decided to let people vaporize weed in dispensary “tasting rooms,” Hickenlooper vetoed it. The next day, he rejected a bill to allow

Canada’s pot industry so hot it’s importing workers

It was mid-summer, fewer than three months before Canada legalized recreational marijuana, and Vic Neufeld had a problem. The chief executive officer of Aphria had just hired 50 people to work in the pot producer’s greenhouse in Leamington, Ontario, and

Loveland illegal pot operation dismantled by police

The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force executed three search warrants Nov. 30 on warehouses in the 1500 block of Taurus Court, where authorities found 856 live cannabis plants, according to a Tuesday afternoon release. The plants weighed in at 1,160