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This architect used to work for Disney. Now, he designs cannabis retail stores.

From Disneyland to dispensaries faster than you can say “Magic Mountain”. Architectural design firm The McBride Company, headquartered in Vermont, has created everything from restaurants to hotels, theaters, casinos and most notably over the last two decades, its been the

Op ed: What’s up with politicians suddenly embracing marijuana?

It’s not just because it’s 4/20 – though that contributed to at least one major senator’s announcement that he’s come around to the idea of decriminalizing marijuana. Marijuana legalization advocates say they’ve had the best week in Washington since, well,

Stoner comedy “Super Troopers 2,” opening on 4/20, has an unexpected Denver connection

At the Denver premiere of “Super Troopers 2” on Sunday, the giddy crowd inside the Sie FilmCenter was treated to not one but two surprises: a trio of cast members from the film’s creative team, the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, and some

Texas voters support legal marijuana: new Quinnipiac poll

Lone Star State voters support legal marijuana almost 2-1, according to a new Quinnipiac University Poll. By a margin of 61 – 34 percent Texas voters favor allowing adults to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use, according

This is a story about a stoned raccoon at a fire station

An unusual pair showed up in the pre-dawn hours at Fire Station 82 in Wayne Township, Indiana, last week. Repeatedly pressing the doorbell was a frantic woman. In her arms was a furry, masked animal that firefighters later described as

Poll finds 87% of millennials believe marijuana is safer than alcohol

Your guide to 4/20 events in Denver

Denver’s week-long celebration of 4/20 dips a toe into nearly every aspect of Colorado’s culture. As the state’s cannabis industry grows, so do the size and scope of its events. From concerts to food festivals and high society soirées, here

Op-ed: Hemp never belonged on the controlled-substances list

Attorney General Jeff Sessions does not like marijuana, and the feds could crack down on Colorado’s booming industry at any time. But hemp — marijuana’s non-intoxicating cousin — has a powerful ally in Washington. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is

Marijuana-focused co-working space becomes hub for 30 small businesses

Cultivated Synergy, a marijuana-focused co-working space in Denver’s River North neighborhood, serves as a hub for people starting up in the budding cannabis industry. By hosting cannabis-infused yoga and dab-and-dine events where industry partners can network, as well as offering

In the murky world of D.C. marijuana law, “pop-up” markets thrive

WASHINGTON – At the XO Lounge in downtown Washington one January night, people who paid a $10 cover charge were greeted with samples of caramel popcorn, brownies and crisped-rice treats – all infused with marijuana. Customers could browse three floors

You might feel paranoid visiting the Drug Enforcement Administration museum

WASHINGTON – Two kinds of people visit the Drug Enforcement Administration Museum and Visitors Center: those who could pass a DEA background check, and those who could not and become increasingly paranoid that they are about to be unmasked and

Michigan “Hash Bash” organizers hope to legalize marijuana

Published: Mar 20, 2018, 4:20 pm • Updated: Mar 20, 2018, 4:20 pm By The Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The organizers of a marijuana rally in Ann Arbor hope this year’s event will be the last before cannabis

Charlize Theron waxes on her wake-and-bake days

Published: Feb 27, 2018, 12:28 pm • Updated: Feb 27, 2018, 12:28 pm By The Cannabist Staff Charlize Theron opened up to E! News about marijuana use in her younger years in a recent interview. “Yes, oh god yes, I was

Marijuana is legal, but D.A.R.E. sticks to its old-school approach

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 7:39 am By Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post. WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — The class had covered bullying, internet safety and good decision-making, and by February, Officer Thaxter could see

Vape pen sparks mini fire in security line at DIA, forcing evacuation

Published: Feb 24, 2018, 11:06 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2018, 11:06 am By Danika Worthington, The Denver Post, The Cannabist Staff A vape pen disassembled by its owner to prevent sparking a fire did just that when it passed

Will the Coachella festival be covered in haze of now-legal pot smoke?

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 6:00 am • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 5:32 pm By George Varga, The San Diego Union-Tribune Will this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival audience be more fired up than usual? Well, why shouldn’t it

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

Recreational marijuana dispensaries boost nearby home prices, says study

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 10:45 am • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 1:02 pm By Marisa Kendall, The Cannifornian As recreational marijuana sales ramp up throughout California’s Bay Area, could the newly legal drug end up creating an unexpected type of

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