Aleta Labak

Aleta Labak

This Colorado native joined The Cannabist in January 2014 as a digital producer, after working behind the scenes for The Denver Post since 1999 in News, Features and Sports as a copy editor and designer. These are fascinating times, friends.

Recent posts by Aleta Labak

Tommy Chong putting on his dank dancing shoes for “DWTS”

Septuagenarian stoner Tommy Chong isn’t kicking back just yet. Instead, he’ll be kicking up his heels in the 19th season of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”

NFL players union wants to change testing for marijuana

Carefully cultivated marijuana has become increasingly potent, so is it time to change the strict testing standards for weed in the NFL?

Denver clothing company’s gift promo: Free weed with purchase

New Denver clothing company Hemp House has come up with an intriguing promotion, offering free eighths of weed to qualifying customers and spreading the word online.

Weedmaps, Uber teaming up for multiple sclerosis fundraiser

Online marijuana heavyweight Weedmaps is teaming up with on-demand ride service Uber and weed retailer The Clinic for a fundraiser to support multiple sclerosis research.

“Lab Rat” cage gets noticed at Denver skate park — and vandalized

The state of Colorado debuted its “Don’t Be a Lab Rat” youth campaign on Monday, Aug. 11, by dropping human-sized laboratory cages around the Denver area, including outside the Denver Public Library and the downtown skate park. Vandalized signs at the skate park installation were reported Monday evening.

Prison pot plan: Open house, forum Aug. 17

Prison tour: The plan to repurpose a former women’s prison in northeast Colorado for marijuana cultivation and recreational marijuana sales is certainly an original idea. To help shed some light on the plan, the new owner of the prison will hold an open house and forum on Sunday, Aug. 17.

New York Times eyes legalization blueprints for Colorado, Washington

The New York Times legalization series caps off with a look at what will be the foundation for the new national marijuana establishment: state regulation. How will the laws in Colorado and Washington need to change?

On sale: Colorado Symphony’s “High Note” concert at Red Rocks

Tickets are now on sale for “Red Rocks on a High Note” on Sept. 13 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, the conclusion of the symphony’s fundraising series in collaboration with Colorado’s cannabis industry.

Five-band Cannabis Carnival in Denver on June 24

The National Cannabis Industry Association, in conjunction with its inaugural Cannabis Business Summit at the Colorado Convention Center, is hosting a concert fundraiser at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom.

Chat: WebMD hosts panel to talk marijuana and health

The online medical information clearinghouse WebMD is hosting a live chat about marijuana and health on Tuesday, April 8, starting at noon MDT.

4:20 Digest: Girl Scouts’ cookie selling, on watch for stoned drivers & more (2-25-14)

It’s 4:20 p.m. on February 25, 2014, and here are a few of the things we’re talking about at Cannabist HQ.