“I hope to inspire other artists … I don’t want to be the only cannabis artist-in-residence — I want to be one of many.”
Katie is the nation's first-ever cannabis style writer here at The Cannabist and digital editor @AspenSojourner magazine. Her company, Katie Shapiro Media, specializes in publicity for Colorado-produced films and film festivals.
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Step up your barbecue and picnic game with these hot items for higher hosting. Inspiration for weed gifts for your friends – or treat yourself.
Marijuana-themed festivals and retreats: Here are the 11 best 420-friendly events to put on your radar for the year ahead.
Get a first look at the limited-edition Marley Natural line of anniversary strains, featuring artwork from Bob Marley longtime art director Neville Garrick.
Elle King revealed she was “accidentally high AF” at the Grammys on her Instagram account, blaming “a bunch of pot muffins.”
In some cool cannabis collaboration news, on-the-rise lifestyle brands Tokyo Smoke and Van der Pop have joined forces, forging a Canada-U.S. connection.
(UPDATE: Get details on the May 2017 scheduled screenings.) Director Amir Bar-Lev’s talks about his 15-year journey to create the Grateful Dead documentary ‘Long Strange Trip’ and how cannabis culture fits in.
Alice + Olivia CEO Stacey Bendet taps into husband’s work as producer for ‘Long Strange Trip’ documentary with her dancing bears ensemble at Sundance.
A shopping guide for the notoriously chill stoners who have unknowingly long enjoyed hygge, the Danish concept of achieving high levels of coziness.
What’s heaven for Andrew Garfield? Going to Disneyland with Emma Stone and friends “really f-ing high.” SAME. SWOON.
In the midst of the ongoing saga of the Mariah Carey New Year’s Eve meltdown, photos surfaced from a trip to an Aspen pot shop during her Colorado vacation.
Whether it was from a hangover or a haze, Los Angeles (and the world) woke up to the greenest and greatest holiday greeting of all: “Happy New Year from Hollyweed!”
Before welcoming in 2017, let’s take a moment to mark the monumental strides for marijuana in the past twelve months.
Science-minded chef Chris Yang is ramping up his Pop Cultivate private cannabis supper club in Los Angeles. Get the details and an infused seasonal recipe.
Pantone color of the year: Pantone Color Institute announces Greenery is its 2017 color of the year, which makes us think of the influence of cannabis style.
In smoke-and-you-missed-it news, Milk Makeup has a face-blotting and rolling papers combo pack as part of its 85-piece line, called Roll + Blot.
20 hot weed gifts for 2016: Unique gifts for all budgets include smoking accessories, storage options, edibles, entertainment, scents, balms and more.
Anita Thompson, widow of author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson, has announced plans for a Gonzo brand of cannabis for recreational marijuana shops.
Q&A: Kai Collins and Deena Adar talk about some of the motivation behind the hit web series “Cannabis Moms Club” to tackle stigmas: “It’s opened this necessary dialogue — especially for parents.”
The days of ducking into a dingy shop for new smoking gear are over, thanks to forward-thinking ganjapreneurs, many of them women.
This movie star doesn’t talk about marijuana in her “Saturday Night Live” monologue, but her wardrobe choice says plenty about normalization.
Cannabist Q&A with ex-DEA agent Patrick Moen: ‘The overwhelming majority of my (DEA) colleagues shared my view’ that marijuana prohibition is ‘a wasteful policy.’
‘High Maintenance’ creators Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld describe marijuana’s role in their creative process as ‘expansive’.
The cannabis industry is luring executives and influencers away from the most influential technology companies and lifestyle brands in America. Why they jumping to the weed ship, in their own words.
Pot-concert poster child (and we mean child in every sense of the word here) Lil Wayne threw a tantrum of epic proportions.
The revival of U.S. hemp farming is the subject of short film “Harvesting Liberty,” backed by clothing company Patagonia to promote passage of the federal Industrial Hemp Act.
Move over edibles, lotions and tincture potions — there’s an entire new realm of cannabis-infused products hitting the shelves of dispensaries and recreational shops as marijuana moves even further into the mainstream.
NORML had its annual meeting of the marijuana minds in Aspen in June. The event focused on legal issues has changed in recent years, but legalization is at the forefront.
Whether the ganja guy in your life is an old-time stoner or someone newer to the smoking scene, it’s high time to take his toolkit to the next level. We’ve rounded up essential items to gift all of the pops out there who partake.
Legendary comedian Roseanne Barr talks about her 2012 bid for president that was captured in a documentary that also shows her smoking pot, a lot.
It appears medical marijuana sellers in Canada are charging ahead despite recent crackdowns. Police have executed search warrants and seized products from stores they believe are selling to recreational consumers, which is still illegal.
The serene couch session you’ve always dreamed of is now a reality: Netflix is streaming the Bob Ross painting series “Beauty is Everywhere,”
A new study, published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, says the number of teens with marijuana-related problems and the percentage of use have declined in recent years.
New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton had some choice, and confusing, words about cannabis legalization in an interview with host John Catsimatidis on AM 970’s Cats Roundtable radio show recently.
Yahoo Global News anchor Katie Couric gave Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper quite the introduction during a recent sit-down interview in New York City. GET THE FULL STORY
The Wealth Shop in the upscale neighborhood of Point Grey has received Vancouver’s first license to operate for a cannabis business.
“The Nightly Show” with Larry Wilmore has a new weed segment — and the Comedy Central host takes jabs at the NFL, senior smokers and Pueblo, Colorado.
The U.S. House has approved a measure that would allow doctors with the Department of Veteran Affairs to talk with their patients about medical marijuana and make recommendations for treatment.
What does law enforcement — police and prisons — stand to lose in the potential California legalization of marijuana? A coveted revenue stream.
Looking good, thanks to cannabis: We’ve rounded up the best beauty products — some new to the shelves and others that are staples among the all-natural beauty set.
Get tips on the best ways to add cannabis into a Seder dinner. Oregon couple Roy and Claire Kaufmann are looking to inspire their fellow ‘high-minded Jews.’
Jenny Lewis debuted her rainbow-marijuana leaf western suit at SXSW this weekend, and the outfit was a stunner. Her pal Bill Murray seemed to love it, too.
There’s a reason gondolas are called ‘ganjulas’ — here’s the best smoking gear and accessories to have when you’re spending time in the snow.
Shop Sesh interview: Artist and curator Max Kauffman is getting back in touch with his Colorado roots with the ‘All the Feels’ exhibition at the Crystal Palace in Aspen. His artwork has a heavy influence from the herb: ‘It’s how I can focus to paint for six to eight hours at a time and keeps me sane.’
Exclusive peek: Cloris Leachman and Mickey Sumner get lifted in this comedy about a grandmother, her grandkids and a trunkload of weed
The Cannabist 2015 gift guide has 420-friendly gifts for any budget. Check out weed gifts from Apothecanna, Huf, Dixie Elixirs, Stoner’s Coloring Book, Pufftec, Kush Kards, Cannador, Bodyshop, Tsubota, Puff Puff Pass & more.
The Pax vaporizer brand continues its cultural experiments with a new limited-edition gold Pax 2 vape and collaboration with pop star The Weeknd as the company raises its innovative retail game.
Smoker Supply Kit: Clubbing, rock shows or just hitting the pub? Pack this essential weed gear for a high night on the town.
Colorado pot tourism: While curiosity is still at odds with social stigmas, tours with Cultivating Spirits or a stay at Breck Haus are enlightening options.
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