Alex Pasquariello

Alex Pasquariello

Alex joined The Cannabist as Editor in April 2017. He started his journalism career in Colorado as a reporter at community newspapers and national ski magazines before heading to New York to work as an editor at Condé Nast Traveler and digital travel startup Jetsetter.

Recent posts by Alex Pasquariello

High Times changes ownership; investors include Marley son, Colorado cannabis power players

High Times magazine now has outside ownership for the first time, in a reported $70 million acquisition by a group of investors including Damian Marley and Colorado cannabis power players

5th annual Mother’s High Tea celebrates cannabis industry’s influential women

The fifth annual Mother’s High Tea brought some of the most influential women in cannabis together to remember their struggles, honor their successes and uphold a new generation of leaders.

Denver cannabis church leader, neighborhood group clash

The leader of the International Church of Cannabis, Steve Berke, had a first community meeting to answer concerns from Washington Park neighbors.

New studies shine light on cannabis consumers’ spending habits

Concentrates and edibles are grabbing more market share from traditional flower, and medical marijuana patients spend three times more than recreational users.

Denver cannabis church’s debut doesn’t go exactly as planned

The International Church of Cannabis opened its doors on 4/20 with a dialed-back event. Elevation Ministries leadership was forced to switch to an invitation-only approach after city officials threatened arrests.

Here’s how Jeff Sessions has disrupted marijuana industry with words alone

As cannabis enthusiasts celebrate 4/20, the long shadow of the Trump Administration has also has sent chills across a blossoming cannabis industry and the wider decriminalization and legalization movement.

Following the paper trail of The International Church of Cannabis

Elevationism doesn’t resemble traditional religious practices, and its formation and structure are even less orthodox.

This new cannabis church pushes limits of Denver’s social-use pot law

The International Church of Cannabis is setting up shop in a historic Denver building, drawing curiosity and concern ahead of its official opening April 20.