Marijuana pesticides: Is it possible for pesticides to be eliminated from commercial grows? A discussion about Colorado’s pot industry and consumer views.
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Watch The Cannabist Show, with guests Brian Ruden (Starbuds pot stores) and Guy Rocourt (Neos vape pens). Also: News updates and current events Pot Quiz. Hosted by Ricardo Baca, Denver Post marijuana editor.
Could the future of legal recreational marijuana be in jeopardy after the 2016 election with the next U.S. president potentially pulling the plug?
On this week’s Cannabist Show we talk about the future of legal marijuana and what it might look like with guests Freddie Wyatt, who coordinates 420-friendly parties and concerts, and Wanda James, president of the Cannabis Global Initiative. Hosted by Ricardo Baca, Denver Post marijuana editor. [podcast]
“Well, Canada,” says Damian Abraham, standing in a greenhouse full of chest-high marijuana plants, “we came to Colorado to show you what a regulated marijuana industry can look like.” And that’s how this telling episode of Vice’s “Canadian Cannabis” series starts.
Talking marijuana in Colorado with Christian Hageseth of Green Man Cannabis (and the new book “Big Weed“) and Nancy Whiteman of Wana Edibles. With host Ricardo Baca, Denver Post marijuana editor. [podcast]
Featuring guests John Ingold of The Denver Post, whose series on CBD in Colorado was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Caitlin Murphy of marijuana retailer Emerald Fields and attorney Josh Kappel of Vicente Sederberg. With host Ricardo Baca, Denver Post marijuana editor. [podcast]
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) made a pretty good weed joke during a Communications, Technology, Innovation, & the Internet Subcommittee hearing. Watch.
An estimated 3,000 people gathered in the heart of Denver at Lincoln Park to celebrate legal recreational marijuana during the annual 4/20 rally near the state Capitol. Puff, puff, play the video.
It’s almost time for 4/20 in Colorado and the U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver. Denver Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca talks with guests Dan Skye, editor of High Times magazine; Bob Eschino, president of edibles company Incredibles; and Sam Cole, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Transportation. Plus, top headlines…
Cannabist pot critic Jake Browne and marijuana editor Ricardo Baca discuss Colorado’s Cannabis Cup, and how it might just be edging out Amsterdam’s event.
Cannabist editor Ricardo Baca and pot critic Jake Browne discuss a series of essays The Cannabist will be presenting for the April 20 pot holiday: “What 4/20 means to me.” Browne talks about being a perpetrator of “Cup Shaming” in the past, and how marijuana users need to move past the negativity.
Colorado 4/20, edibles and the Denver Cannabis Cup are part of the conversation with pot critic Jake Browne and Dixie Elixirs & Edibles’ Lindsay Topping. Hosted by Denver Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca. [podcast]
Denver City Council candidate Kayvan Khalatbari, who also owns pot shop Denver Relief, is campaigning via the pizza delivery boxes of another biz he owns.
There could be “some fireworks” ahead with changes to Colorado marijuana regulations, says Andrew Freedman, the state director of marijuana coordination.
Andrew Freedman, the state director of marijuana coordination, talks about why tax revenue should not be part of the marijuana legalization debate and reasons to keep MMJ in a state-licensed system.
Interviews with Andrew Freedman, director of marijuana coordination for the state of Colorado, and Ean Seeb, co-owner of marijuana retailer Denver Relief. Hosted by Denver Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca. Topics: state laws and future regulation changes; pesticide use in commercial grows; top headlines; Pot Quiz. [podcast]
The Cannabist Show covers marijuana in Colorado and beyond. Guests this week: Andrew Freedman, the director of marijuana coordination for the state of Colorado, and Ean Seeb, co-owner of the Denver Relief marijuana store and consulting business. Get the week’s top headlines and take the Pot Quiz.
We’re talking about weed in the NFL with retired Denver Broncos TE Nate Jackson and marijuana business in the U.S. with Taylor West of the National Cannabis Industry Association. Hosted by Ricardo Baca, The Denver Post marijuana editor. Get the week’s top headlines and take the Pot Quiz. [podcast]
The Cannabist Show covers marijuana in Colorado and beyond. Guests this week: retired Denver Broncos TE Nate Jackson and Taylor West of the National Cannabis Industry Association. Get the week’s top headlines and take the Pot Quiz.
The Cannabist Show premieres with interviews, quizzes and pop culture. Featured guests include the creative team behind the “Rolling Papers” documentary and a marijuana shop owner based in the mountain town of Telluride.
The SXSW-premiering documentary film “Rolling Papers” — which follows Denver Post and Cannabist reporters covering the first year of legal marijuana sales in the modern world has released a sneak peek.
The number of drivers on the road with alcohol in their systems has declined by nearly one-third since 2007, but there has been a large increase in drivers using marijuana and other illegal drugs, a government report released Friday found.
The documentary film “Rolling Papers” — which follows Denver Post and Cannabist journalists, critics and columnists as they cover Colorado’s first year of legal marijuana sales — will have its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. UPDATE: Showtimes have been announced.
After a year of legal marijuana, Colorado residents have few regrets, according to research conducted by SurveyUSA for The Denver Post.
Colorado’s Board of Health has approved up to $8 million in grants to pay for eight studies on medical marijuana, the largest-ever state-funded effort to study the medical efficacy of cannabis.
“How many states does it take for pot use to be OK’d where the NFL and NBA has to take a little different tack with what they think about all this?” Denver Post sports columnist Mark Kiszla asks on the Nov. 5 installment of “The Press Box.” “If the regular Joe can light up, then how can the NFL care?”
Will Oregon and Alaska legalize marijuana? Can we look at these states attempting to legalize pot and see a broader movement? With 23 states and the District of Columbia already on board for medical marijuana programs, why wouldn’t Florida pass its medical cannabis amendment? Are people still watching Colorado, waiting to see how things shake down there? Cannabist editor Ricardo Baca spoke with NPR’s Audie Cornish on Monday’s “All Things Considered” program about today’s midterm elections. Listen to the audio below.
Here’s a video sampling of what’s been happening at Tuesday’s CannaSearch job fair at Mile High Station in Denver.
Mike Boyer of Spokane, Wash., is a living, breathing, human roller coaster. The man who was first to buy recreational marijuana in Spokane on July 8 was fired from his job, then rehired after the company cited a misunderstanding about Boyer’s work schedule.
What has Colorado learned from six months of legal marijuana sales? That was the subject of conversation on NPR program On Point on June 30, when the program hosted a number of Colorado figures — including Cannabist editor Ricardo Baca and Denver Post editorial writer Alicia Caldwell — for an in-depth conversation on weed in the Centennial State.
VIDEO: The Denver Post editorial board sponsored a marijuana forum June 17: “Colorado and recreational marijuana: How is the new era going?” The panel discussion assessed the first six months of recreational marijuana and the first 18 months of legalized use.
The world of weed is growing every day. Here’s a compendium of marijuana terms, from the plant to the many ways to consume it and the cannabis culture that surrounds it.
FBI director James Comey made headlines two weeks ago when he half-joked about relaxing the bureau’s drug-testing policy in order to attract the nation’s brightest applicants — a comment he made in reference to the Congress-approved 2,000 new jobs the FBI will be filling in 2014. “A lot of the nation’s top computer programmers and hacking gurus are also fond of marijuana,” Comey said.
These 25 favorite strains of our marijuana critics propelled them to movement and soothed prominent aches. They’re old standbys, trendy new hybrids and old-school classics known by our parents.
Is Buddha’s Sister a Kentucky Derby contender or a marijuana strain? And what about Intense Holiday? Take our pop quiz: Derby contender or cannabis strain?
With so many events happening in the Denver area, from the bustling U.S. Cannabis Cup at the Denver Mart to the sold-out Snoop Dog/Wiz Khalifa show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday night, we’ll keep you updated on what’s happening around town.
The Cannabist and its parent company The Denver Post are proud to announce a new partnership with High Times magazine — one that will have the two media outlets sharing content.
The Colorado Court of Appeals issued a surprising ruling last week applying Amendment 64 retroactively to a 2011 marijuana conviction, which it threw out.
“Rolling Papers,” a feature documentary on cannabis culture in Colorado as told through marijuana coverage in The Denver Post and website The Cannabist, is currently in production and slated for completion in the fall of 2014.
The Cannabist’s editor, Ricardo Baca, and a panel discuss national marijuana policy and culture on ABC syndicated talk show “This Week.”
The topic of marijuana keeps coming up for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as the Denver Broncos prepare to take on the Seattle Seahawks. At his annual pre-Super Bowl news conference, he was asked if he “would be willing to randomly test for marijuana.”
Reaching the end of a video game provides an epiphany, but upon further review, was it just the weed, or was it something intrinsic to the game itself?
As the subject of medical-marijuana treatment for pets is bandied about in the veterinary community, Dr. Robin Downing comes down squarely on the side of orthodoxy. She agrees with the American Veterinary Medical Association that studies are needed before pot therapy is practiced.
On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 residents of Colorado became the first state in the nation to go legal with retail sales of marijuana.
It’s a new dawn in Colorado! At the stroke of midnight Jan. 1, 2014, recreational marijuana becomes legal in the state.
Mitch Woolhiser, of Northern Lights Natural Rx in Englewood, Colo., answers questions about recreational cannabis use in this video series.
The tiny Latin American country of Uruguay just leapfrogged every nation on earth, becoming the world’s first sovereign nation to legalize the cultivation, sale and use of marijuana.
Man loves woman, woman loves man and both love weed. It’s a love triangle that lacks the makings of a fairytale romance, and for the cannabis-craving couple featured in the dark, indie comedy “Newlyweeds,” it’s a three-way affair that spirals from charming to comically tragic.