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Watch: Canna Cribs goes inside Phat Panda’s Grow Op Farms in Spokane, Washington

The 60,000-square-foot facility grows and processes some of the Evergreen State’s finest cannabis.

Nation’s first social marijuana use license approved by Denver regulators

The approval of first-of-its-kind license wraps a busy February for Denver’s efforts to enact Initiative 300, the 2016 voter-approved ballot measure allowing social marijuana use.

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner ends marijuana blockade for some DOJ jobs

Asked to specify what he got in return from the Justice Department, Gardner told The Denver Post: “We’ve had very good, positive conversations about protecting states’ rights and protecting the voters of Colorado’s wishes.”

“Extremely misguided”: Cannabis industry and policy groups weigh in on news of DOJ guideline shift

Several policy and industry organizations spoke out, with concern and caution, and one in support of Sessions’ action.

“This is outrageous”: Politicians react to news that A.G. Sessions is rescinding the Cole Memo

Politicians from states where marijuana sales are legal took to Twitter Thursday morning to express their dismay at a report that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will rescind the Cole Memo.

The Cannabist’s ultimate 2017 gift guide compendium

Getting the perfect gift for somebody is a bit of an art, and weed gifts are trickier than most. Here’s a handy collection of gift guides for cannabis consumers.

Cannabist Show: He directed “The Legend of 420”; He runs an Oregon cultivation biz

Guests are filmmaker Peter Spirer (“The Legend of 420”) and Jesse Peters, CEO of Eco Firma Farms. Talking documenting illegal drug trade, growing weed and more.

Cannabist Show: She’s a medical marijuana refugee who started her own weed PR firm

Featured guest: Emalee Hyde, CEO of public relations firm Sinsemilla and the City. Talking about relocating for medical marijuana, NASCAR, biz promoting and more.

How to make cannabutter and cannabis oil concoctions: the ultimate guide with tons of tasty weed recipes

Cannabutter, the complete guide: how to make cannabutter, calculating edibles potency and making your own edibles with recipes galore.

NFL Kickoff: Catch up on football’s drive for medical marijuana and CBD

The goal line is in sight for advocates of medical cannabis — and less punitive drug policies — in pro football. Here’s everything you need to know before the new season’s first snap.

Cannabist Show: She’s a medical marijuana advocate working to make Denver “Hollyweed”

Featured guest: Amy Dawn Bourlon-Hilterbran. Talking about her nonprofit for medical marijuana refugees and goal to make Denver a hub for cannabis documentary film premieres.

Cannabist Show: He wants to establish the Navy SEALs of pro trimmers

Featured guest: Eric Singleton, managing partner of The Trimmer Store. Real talk on growing marijuana, trimming tips, cannabis industry training and more.

The Sessions Letters: The first four states to legalize marijuana respond to attorney general’s missives

Here’s how the govs of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington defended their states respective marijuana regulatory regimes.

Cannabist Show: He’s a godfather of Denver comedy and pro heckler

Featured guest: Comedian David “Deacon” Gray. Talking about fresh voices in cannabis comedy and pro heckling. Plus, an exclusive interview with the Lucas Bros.

Cannabist Show: She takes a pharmaceutical approach to cannabis science

Featured guest: Dot Colagiovanni with Next Frontier Biosciences. Talking about how cannabinoids interact with the body, Big Pharma, marijuana research and more.

S03E16: He has a 420-friendly event space ready to go while Denver figures out social use

Featured guest: Herban Space founder Cliff Gordon. [podcast] LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  While Denver works out how to enact its first-of-its-kind voter-approved social marijuana use initiative, some spaces are finding ways to be 420-friendly in the meantime. •  Vaping vs smoking, the debate rages on: Should one be allowed…

Does research support Ann Coulter’s claim there’s a racial correlation to lying about weed use?

Do scientific studies find African-Americans are “about 10 times more likely to lie and say they hadn’t smoked pot?” as Ann Coulter claimed recently?

Cannabist Show: Josh Blue’s Dream come true is a new edibles line for the Denver comic

Featured guest: Denver comedian Josh Blue, who has partnered with Mountain High Suckers to make a new line of edibles aptly called Josh Blue’s Dream.

Other Roots: World-wise Inge Fryklund on dogged quest to end destructive drug war

Decades of legal expertise and work with military groups have influenced Inge Fryklund’s view that the war on drugs is based on emotion, not facts.