Ricardo Baca

Ricardo Baca

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.

Recent posts by Ricardo Baca

Teen creates sensible, educational event on modern marijuana

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 pot shops in the U.S. will soon set sales records

Just as chocolatiers fancy February, florists adore May and necktie retailers love June, the marijuana industry truly celebrates April. And here’s why America’s legal cannabis shops are ready to set new sales records this month.

Colorado just issued two more pesticide recalls

Colorado cannabis regulators on Friday issued their 15th and 16th marijuana recalls in six weeks — placing on hold recreational and medical cannabis grown by two Sticky Buds locations and one former Sticky Buds location now owned by Northern Lights Cannabis Co., over concerns the plants were grown with unapproved pesticides.

Is Colorado pot too potent? Plans limit THC at 16 percent

A proposed ballot initiative and an amendment to a bill in the state House would cap the THC potency of recreational cannabis and marijuana products at a percentage below most of those products’ current averages. The initiative would limit the potency of “marijuana and marijuana products” to 15 percent or 16 percent THC.

SCOTUS won’t hear case on Colorado pot legalization

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied Nebraska and Oklahoma’s proposed lawsuit against Colorado’s legal marijuana laws. The decision means the nation’s highest court will not rule on the interstate dispute, and Colorado’s legal cannabis market is safe — for now.