Here’s what’s happening on The Cannabist Show, episode No. 6, featuring guests John Ingold of The Denver Post, Caitlin Murphy of the Emerald Fields cannaboutiques and Josh Kappel of the Vicente Sederberg law firm.
Top cannabis news: In the aftermath of 4/20, we look back at the eventful week that was in Colorado. Denver Police issued 196 marijuana violations over the entire three-day weekend. Most of those were for public consumption at the 4/20 Rally, which drew an estimated 125,000 people, according to organizers. Across town at the Cannabis Cup, there were some out-of-town vendors offering pot samples, mostly concentrates. There was also at least one booth there actually selling grams of weed for an illegal $30 “donation.”
A few of our favorite strains: 25 ranked reviews from our critics
Flo: For me, Flo is the “Eh, let’s just order pizza” of strains when you’ve seen too many jars and need to walk out with something. If it were a re-run on TV, it’s an episode of “Friends” that’s all Phoebe. Sure, it’s fun and light, but you really wanted a good Chandler zing. Why do I keep buying this?
Tangerine Dream: You eat Pad Thai in the states and everyone laments how it’s not quite the same. Tangerine Dream in Holland doesn’t exactly distinguish itself. It’s a perfectly fine sample, and much, much stickier than the dust most nugs become in Denver. I need a paper shredder, not a grinder. But the sample is average.
Sour Diesel: Recommending Sour Diesel as a weed critic is like a music writer extolling the virtues of The Beatles or a historian making a case for George Washington as a great president. In fact, Sour Diesel probably belongs on a Mount Rushmore of marijuana — a fake monument that I desperately want my picture taken in front of.
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The DPD staged an undercover sting operation at two local pot clubs, Grassroots and the POTUS Club. 10 people were ticketed at those two locations. But the Denver Police also made some new friends this weekend after posting a sly hip-hop reference to Twitter on April 19: “We see you rollin, but we ain’t hatin’. Haha. Seriously though, Denver, please remember to consume responsibly this 4/20 weekend.”
Our featured guests:
He and some other colleagues of ours at The Denver Post were just named as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting for their “Desperate Journey” series on families moving to Colorado to see if the high-CBD marijuana and hemp strains would help with their children’s debilitating seizures and sicknesses — John Ingold!
She coined the term “cannaboutique” to describe the pot shops she helps run in Glendale and Manitou Springs, Colorado — Caitlin Murphy!
He and his colleagues have been working with the laws and regulations around legal marijuana for much longer than most lawyers in the U.S. — Josh Kappel!
Take the Pot Quiz: Let’s talk about marijuana in Asia, the gardening giant that just jumped into the cannabis space the golden-voiced actor who once said “Never give up the ganja.”