Denver Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca welcomes attendees to the inaugural Cannabist Awards in The Denver Post Auditorium on Dec. 15, 2015, in Denver. (Andy Colwell, The Cannabist)

Cannabist Show Live: He invests in weed; He steers pot-growing laws

Our guests on The Cannabist Show this week: ArcView Group president Troy Dayton and Pueblo County commissioner Sal Pace.


• A man who authorities say was growing marijuana in a central Florida storage unit panicked when he heard a police helicopter hovering nearby and called 911 to surrender. The problem? Police officers were in the neighborhood to investigate an unrelated suspicious death. –Report by The Associated Press

• Recreational and medical marijuana sales in Colorado took sharp dives in October 2015 from the previous month, according to new data from the state’s Department of Revenue. From September to October, recreational cannabis sales dipped 13 percent to $49.1 million and medical pot sales dropped 18 percent to $31.3 million, according to Cannabist calculations based on the state’s tax data. –Report by The Cannabist’s Ricardo Baca

• Amazon and Margaret Cho are getting into the weed business. Rather, the commerce giant and the stand-up comic are developing a sitcom about the weed business — a show called “Highland,” about a dysfunctional family running a marijuana shop. –Report by The Cannabist’s Ricardo Baca


Test your knowledge about recreational marijuana use in Mexico, energy usage in marijuana cultivation, a celebrity cannabis enthusiast who has mad carpentry skills and a former “SNL” cast member who says provocative things about weed.

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