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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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It’s a brilliant 2014 marketing ploy: Ask Canadian residents to sign up for your new, marijuana-rooted news-sharing platform, and promise one lucky new member free marijuana for one year — up to one gram per day for 365 days.
As Denver playwright John Moore considered topics for the play he would write for the Mile High 24-Hour Play Festival on June 7, he came across New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd’s June 3 piece on getting too stoned on marijuana-infused edibles in Colorado.
When Washington state kicks off its first legal recreational marijuana sales on July 1, will there be enough supply for the demand? Not likely. Why such a limited inventory? A short window for growing, for one.
Dixie Elixirs and Edibles is already one of the biggest names in Colorado’s bustling marijuana marketplace, where its popular marijuana-infused drinks, candies, tinctures and topicals are sold throughout the state. But now the company is eyeing other states and even Canada.
The directions for Foria are unlike any other THC-infused product on the market: “Apply 4-8 sprays directly onto the clitoris, inner and outer labia and inside the vagina,” the instructions begin.
Golden, home to perhaps Colorado’s best-known export, Coors beer, banned another adult substance Colorado has become known for when the city council voted down recreational marijuana sales in city limits.
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has lived an enviable life and crafted an impressive journalistic career that includes a Pulitzer, a Damon Runyon Award and a Woman of the Year nod from Glamour magazine. You can read all about Dowd’s professional achievements on her Wikipedia page, and if you keep reading you’ll also come across a new entry: “2014 Colorado candy bar incident.”
Washington resident Scott Johnson is getting ready to spend five years in prison for growing and trafficking marijuana. But ex-trafficker Johnson, who used to grow pot and ship it across the country in a loaded RV, doesn’t think Washington’s soon-to-start legal recreational marijuana sales would have damaged his business.
Embattled New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd reacted on June 5 to the controversy around her June 3 column, where she wrote about a nightmarish experience with too heavy a dose of legal marijuana-infused edibles in Colorado.
Cannabis and coffee, together. It’s a fresh take on the popular stoner rite of passage “wake and bake.” And it makes perfect sense that such a creation is coming out of coffee-crazy Washington state.
When New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd came to Denver in January to report on recreational marijuana — the same trip where she ate too much of a cannabis-infused candy bar — she contacted a number of local experts and industry types to get the lay of the land.
When Maureen Dowd’s column on her edibles overdose in Colorado first appeared on The New York Times’ website on June 3 it became an immediate touchstone in marijuana legalization in 2014. And of course Twitter reacted in a big way:
As I walked out of LoDo Massage’s economical RiNo studio near downtown Denver I felt centered and straightened, corrected and focused. The marijuana-infused body tuneup I’d just received was like nothing I’d ever experienced.
“I became convinced that I had died and no one was telling me,” the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd writes in a June 3 column about her scary experience with marijuana edibles when she visited Colorado.
While the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws has chapters all over the U.S., NORML only has one actual office outside of its headquarters in Washington DC — and it just opened in Denver this week.
Looking to invest in cannabis? You’re not alone. Before giving your money away read this one piece of advice from the CEO of angel-investor ArcView Group.
Have questions or concerns about recreational marijuana in Colorado? Or are you just a little bit curious about the burgeoning industry that finds its ground zero in Denver? Come to The Denver Post’s marijuana panel on June 17.
Former defensive tackle Tank Johnson says: “Managing and tolerating your pain is essentially how you make your money in this game. The NFL is all about pain management.” Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders also shares his views on cannabis, which is still part of the league’s anti-drug policy.
Families from throughout the U.S. are continuing to write convincing letters to Attorney General Eric Holder, pleading with the federal government to remove marijuana from the list of Schedule I drugs and make it more available as medicine.
What would you do if your cat showed up on the doorstep with a baggie of marijuana? Here’s what a New Zealand woman did with her kitty’s unexpected gift.
These dancers and performance artists were told to act as if they were “dancing on the ashes of the drug war.” And this is what happened.
When comedian Ron Funches heard a loud siren in downtown Denver before his show, he automatically assumed it was a “weed siren” — because Colorado.
There are certain truisms in Weed Firm. What have we learned from the hours we’ve lost playing the popular game, letting the gangsters kick our butts, precariously watering the pot plants with small water bottles, paying off the cops, ignoring the advances of Jane the stripper and growing some premium Purple Haze?
WATCH: An illegal hash oil extraction operation ended up in flames on Tuesday night in Puyallup, Washington — looking like a raging house fire and sounding like fireworks gone wrong in a home video filmed by a neighbor.
Apples has removed the popular Weed Firm game from the App Store. Game maker Manitoba Games released a statement on May 21 saying, “As you might have noticed the game is no longer available on the Apple App Store. This was entirely Apple’s decision, not ours.”
How does the head of the International Faith Based Coalition feel about Clover Leaf University offering state-accredited, college-level cannabis classes in Colorado?
Weed Firm is the hottest iPhone game in America. So why are we so moved to grow and sell marijuana in this fictional universe? It’s a legitimately addictive game, and it’s compelling to watch your cash pile grow larger as your clientele becomes more and more demanding.
Michelle Malkin is a conservative hero, yes, but she’s also an advocate for medical (and even recreational) marijuana. Our expansive interview:
When Uruguay President José Mujica goes all the way to Washington DC to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House to talk about expanding trade and commodities exports, surely they would also talk about their feelings and experiences with legal marijuana? Actually, no.
Why did 3 of the biggest names in the medical profession recently change their feelings about marijuana legalization? A look at Drs. Gupta, Oz and Besser.
As revenues, taxes and fees from the sales of recreational marijuana continue to rise — “Colorado sold nearly $19 million worth of recreational pot in March, up from about $14 million worth of recreational pot in February” — crime in Denver, the state’s marijuana hub, is on the decline.
A female college student at Northeastern Junior College in Sterling had a gram of pot stolen from her dorm room and reported the theft to the Sterling Police Department. Problem is, 19-year-old Aurelia Paici isn’t old enough to legally possess marijuana in Colorado sans a medical license.
Which came first: “Pineapple Express” the movie or the Pineapple Express the marijuana strain? Hey, let’s ask Seth Rogen.
As we reported late May 7, the Colorado state House narrowly passed a pot banking bill that would create the first cooperative of its kind — and now the bill is on its way to Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk for approval and, ultimately, a showdown with federal banking regulators. But will it work?
The U.S. government just increased its annual marijuana order by more than 30 times the original amount, and they’ll soon be growing nearly 1,500 pounds of cannabis at their pot farm in Mississippi.
It’s long been known that punk rocker Henry Rollins is a literate, discerning, smartly cynical individual. The former Black Flag frontman is an outspoken advocate for a number of social issues, and now the pro-marijuana legalization collectives can count him among their flock.
The annual White House Correspondents Dinner is a curious beast — a jovial night out for reporters, politicians and entertainers where lines are blurred and pot shots are a given. But did you hear Obama’s joke on Colorado pot laws?
We understand that the titular question above — Does Wiz Khalifa know the difference between indicas and sativas? — sounds a little ridiculous.
“Just Say No” is one of those dated cultural milestones that now seems more distant than it should. Note: It’s been less than 20 years since Nancy Reagan’s program was at its pinnacle, and already two states in the union have legalized recreational marijuana as everybody from republicans to democrats are guessing on what states will be the next to fall.
After making an on-point Donald Sterling/”Duck Dynasty” joke — but before introducing his guests Seth Green and Dave Attell — talk show host Conan O’Brien cracked wise Wednesday on the recently announced marijuana-friendly Colorado Symphony Orchestra concerts.
In these pages we’ve discussed the merits of buying marijuana from vending machines and smoking cannabis via professional, machine-rolled cigarettes. But I’m not sure any of that prepared us for a food truck that only sells infused edibles.
Cannabis cigarettes are now a reality: Forget about the Internet hoaxes. Cranfords is now selling all-marijuana cigarettes in more than 20 Colorado shops.
Comic Dave Chappelle will headline a slate of Denver shows from April 29-May 5 at Comedy Works’ two locations. A representative at Comedy Works South told The Cannabist on May 1 that tickets for more shows there will go on sale in the coming 24-48 hours, per Chappelle’s management.
See the first video footage released by the “Rolling Papers” documentary crew that has been tracking The Denver Post journalists and The Cannabist freelance staff. Get the story here
Who can say they’ve gotten high with José Mujica, the president of Uruguay? This Vice correspondent can. See the video:
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is telling his constituents they should move to Colorado if they want access to legal recreational marijuana.
Clearly national satire site The Onion was waiting until 4/21 — the day after stoner holiday 4/20 — to unleash its latest on the Internet.
4/20/14 concerts, music festivals and other events doubled and tripled in size from last year. But there weren’t enough people to fill all of the stages.
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
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