Alicia Wallace

Alicia Wallace

Alicia Wallace joined The Cannabist in July 2016, covering national marijuana policy and business. She contributes to the Denver Post's beer industry coverage. In her 13 years as a business news reporter, her coverage has spanned the economy, Sports Authority, airlines, biotech, technology and natural foods.

Recent posts by Alicia Wallace

Denver officials scrutinizing out-of-state CBD products sold in local pot shops

Denver is clamping down on CBD products that originate outside of Colorado. A bulletin issued Wednesday by Denver Environmental Health’s Public Health Inspections Division outlines a policy prohibiting out-of-state-made cannabidiol (CBD) products intended for human consumption. “It has come to DEH’s attention that some CBD products originate from unregulated manufacturing…

Federal marijuana law enforcement: What you need to know

Marijuana in the age of Trump, Part 2: The Cannabist talked with several law and drug policy experts, industry observers and state officials about what changes in federal enforcement could look like — from the threat of raids on cannabis businesses and seizure of state-collected pot taxes to court issues and the ways Colorado regulations have developed.

Colorado sold $1.3 billion worth of marijuana in 2016

In 2016, Colorado’s dispensaries bagged $1.3 billion in recreational and medical cannabis sales. To compare, Year One of the recreational era totaled $699.2 million and Year Two jumped up to $996.2 million. The trend should continue in Year Four, but beyond that? It’s a murkier proposition.