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Ricardo Baca is the editor of The Cannabist. After 12 years as The Denver Post's music critic and a couple more as the paper's entertainment editor, he was tapped to become The Post's first ever marijuana editor and create The Cannabist in late-2013. Baca also founded music blog Reverb and co-founded music festival The UMS.
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Willie Nelson’s much-hyped marijuana brand Willie’s Reserve will debut in Washington state pot shops this month and in Colorado marijuana stores in August, Nelson’s team told The Cannabist exclusively.
Boulder’s Terrapin Care Station has landed in Denver proper by acquiring Denver Relief, one of the longest operating dispensaries in Colorado.
One of Colorado’s most prominent advocates for marijuana businesses is no longer with the industry trade organization he helped build. Mike Elliott is now out as the longtime executive director of the Denver-rooted Marijuana Industry Group, sources confirmed.
A little more than half of registered voters oppose the ballot initiative that would legalize Massachusetts marijuana for recreational use, according to a new poll.
Ocean Grown Extracts is set to operate out of the empty prison, the Claremont Custody Center, and estimates they’ll create 100 jobs in the process.
Whoopi Goldberg is now peddling THC- and CBD-infused products meant to help with dysmenorrhea and she’s noticing how men are downplaying the condition.
The city of Denver will again host its Marijuana Management Symposium for other governments charged with “implementing marijuana policies and regulations.”
Just days after the Democratic Party endorsed the rescheduling of cannabis and a “reasoned pathway to future legalization” of marijuana, delegates with the Republican Party voted against a more conservative platform that would have endorsed medical marijuana.
When Snoop Dogg brought his family on “Celebrity Family Feud,” of course some marijuana questions were thrown into the mix. See what Snoop dog wrong.
Did you catch the stinging Drug War joke in the new “Orange is the New Black” season? Here’s what they said — and here’s why it resonates in 2016 America.
Pot shops across America are getting some work done – and sometimes an entire facelift, with a focus on customer education and sleek design.
The activists aiming to implement strict THC limits on Colorado’s marijuana industry will withdraw the controversial Amendment 139 next week, their attorney told The Cannabist.
A new coalition funded by the cannabis industry has formed in Colorado to fight a ballot measure that some say would crush the state’s billion-dollar marijuana industry.
Is this guidebook the first general-interest travel guide to be published with marijuana tourism included in its listings? Sure looks like it.
“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn didn’t know he had a stoned dog on his hands when the pooch started seizing, prompting an emergency vet visit.
Rep. Denny Heck of Washington says House colleagues who voted down the marijuana banking amendment should get tattoos of a slain dispensary guard’s name to remember that cash-rich dispensaries can be targets.
Yes, the Drug Enforcement Administration is thinking about rescheduling marijuana. Here are the good, the bad and the ugly unknowns of rescheduling weed.
This is exciting: The above video is the first we’ve seen of a newly expanded “High Maintenance,” the Internet sensation that will debut in a longer, bigger-budgeted format on HBO this fall.
Medical marijuana patients in Ohio say they need access to their medicine. But should they follow Ohio state senator Kenny Yuko’s advice?
The country music legend’s cannabis business Willie’s Reserve is nearing its launch in Colorado — and the marijuana company is currently hiring for five positions.
What are the specific diseases, syndromes and ailments that qualify for medical marijuana in Ohio? Here’s the full list of MMJ-qualifying conditions.
It’s official: Tourists visiting Colorado can now purchase a lot more marijuana than they ever could before. Here’s how much weed non-residents can now purchase.
Pop star Nick Jonas tells for the very first time a story about a marijuana edible that gave him a surprise erection at an inopportune time.
On Sunday I lived out the ultimate weekend morning: Cannabis, meditation, yoga and stretching, catch-up time with friends and an elegant champagne brunch. GET THE INSIDE STORY
In the first three months of 2016, Colorado pot shops sold more than $270 million of marijuana and related products, according to new state data.
New Zealander John Lord never really wanted to sell pot. It just sort of worked out that way. Now, one of Denver’s early pioneers of commercial marijuana growing and sales is among the most influential in an industry that’s quickly topping $1 billion in annual revenues.
John Fritzel talks being a power player in a quartet of Colorado cannabis businesses
How could two misfit thirty-something Colorado kids have grown up to create Native Roots, one of the largest legal-marijuana empires in America?
Vail’s largest commercial developer. An owner of a car-detail shop. A former nonprofit event planner. A businessman who made a fortune in child car seats.
The Colorado marijuana industry is stepping up its fight against the state’s efforts to regulate the application of pesticides on cannabis. A bill seeking to codify the governor’s executive order about unapproved pesticides died in a state Senate committee after passing the House.
The city of Denver is recalling a batch of Avicenna Products extracts sold by The Health Center pot shops over the presence of banned pesticides.
Medical marijuana is still a touchy topic for most in the medical profession. But pharmacy behemoth Walgreens just published a surprisingly sane and straightforward story on the subject that has some wondering if major medicine is starting to come around to the idea of cannabis as medicine.
State marijuana regulators on Tuesday announced the recall of nine varieties of retail pot grown by Bud Cellar in Denver over concerns they were cultivated with a pesticide not approved for use on cannabis.
The saga of the 2016 will go down in the massive smoke-out’s history as one of its strangest ever. Here’s the scoop on the Denver 420 Rally’s rescheduled date, venue and line-up.
State marijuana regulators on Friday announced a large recall of medical cannabis grown with unapproved pesticides and sold by Life Flower Dispensary.
After one of the National Football League’s best punters tweeted a couple inoffensive 4/20 jokes on April 20, he was then drug tested by his team on April 21 — the day after the marijuana holiday.
Meet Evan Nison, the 26-year-old cannabis industry champion who was chatting up Hillary Clinton about marijuana on ‘Good Morning America’ on Thursday.
After a Denver news anchor made a plea that the people of Colorado wear pants while shopping for marijuana, “@midnight” host Chris Hardwick was off to the races.
“Happy 4/20, y’all!” reads Kacey Musgraves’ latest tweet. Turns out the singer-songwriter is in Denver for the holiday and a show at the Bluebird Theater.
Check out this savvy, 420-friendly homage of Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars” series — only this one is titled “Comedians in Cars Smoking Cannabis.”
Zac Efron and Seth Rogen know this universal truth: Complex mathematical equations become more managable in the context of illicit drug transactions. Watch this 420-friendly ‘Neighbors 2’ clip.
For this ganjapreneur, the taste of victory is sipping your morning coffee and eating your Cheerios from your newly won Cannabis Cup trophies.
Denver marijuana business Caregivers For Life is facing its second recall in four months over concerns its products are tainted with pesticides not approved for use on cannabis.
What happens when Jimmy Kimmel takes to L.A.’s streets to ask medical marijuana cardholders about their qualifying conditions? Pure hilarity, that’s what.
Bernie Sanders fans are organizing a push of $4.20 donations on 4/20 to ‘send a message to the establishment that alone we’re harmless bees but together we’re a ferocious swarm that will not be silenced.’
While people say they’re using cannabis more frequently, the author of an expansive new report on Colorado marijuana legalization says this new data should be viewed as a starting-off point on measuring impacts.
While some of Gillian Breuer’s high school classmates openly use cannabis, Breuer has spent much of the last year forming the school’s Youth Marijuana Advisory Council and creating a sensible educational event about pot and timed to weed holiday 4/20.
Why the Cannabis Cup’s lone Colorado event, a High Times-sponsored Cypress Hill concert with a Cup awards show tagged on, just moved to a much smaller venue.
Recreational and medical marijuana sales showed strong growth in February, the latest month for which the Colorado Department of Revenue has released tax data for the state’s most newsworthy industry.
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