Katie Shapiro

Katie Shapiro

Katie is the nation's first-ever cannabis style writer here at The Cannabist and High Country columnist at The Aspen Times. Her company, Katie Shapiro Media, specializes in publicity for Colorado-produced films and film festivals.

Recent posts by Katie Shapiro

Do’s and Don’ts for your marijuana-infused spring break in Aspen

Spring break is in full swing at Aspen-Snowmass and while recreational marijuana has been legal since 2014, many a tourist are still first timers.

“Look at these images and just smile”: Aspen artists grow marijuana pop art partnership

“It’s our homage to marijuana. We did it because of the culture shift we’re seeing and because of the freedom we’re feeling.”

A trio of cannabis massages to try in Aspen

Now that the snow is finally falling, here’s where to find a cannabis massage in Aspen so you can make the most of every powder day.

Is X Games ready to embrace Aspen’s extreme marijuana scene?

In her new column, High Country, Katie Shapiro fires up the cannabis conversation at X Games Aspen, where weed is prevalent at après ski parties, but cultural acceptance remains elusive.

The top 10 cannabis lifestyle trends of 2017

Let’s take a moment to mark strides for marijuana and key cannabis lifestyle trends that defined the past year, in the past twelve months. Here, in no particular order.

Exclusive: Inside the first-ever Aspen High Summit, a meeting of music and marijuana masterminds

“Good music and good cannabis can really make me feel the same way,” said keynote speaker Steve DeAngelo, “they both activate the brain-heart connection, they stimulate each other and put one in touch with the other.”

Cannabist 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for green thumbs

Help your horticulturalist’s home marijuana garden grow with gifts from Cloudponics, SoHum Living Soils, Trim Station, PRO 420 and Grower’s Edge.

Cannabist 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for wanderers

For the ramblin’ man and woman, here are some weed- and travel-themed ideas from Dr. Bronner’s, SilverStick, Dipstick Vapes, Danner, Eagle Creek & more.

Cannabist 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for foodies

We’ve cooked up a marijuana gift guide with tasty edibles, top cannabis kitchen gadgets and the best weed recipes.

Cannabist 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for connoisseurs

Looking for gift ideas for the true cannabis connoisseur? Wow them with a thoughtful weed gift, from a luxe smoking accessory to a high-end storage solution.

World’s first cannabis artist-in-residence shares his year of weed immersion

“I hope to inspire other artists … I don’t want to be the only cannabis artist-in-residence — I want to be one of many.”

Smoker Supply Kit: Pack these essentials for pot-friendly picnics and baked barbecues

Step up your barbecue and picnic game with these hot items for higher hosting. Inspiration for weed gifts for your friends – or treat yourself.

Clear your cannabis calendar immediately for these 11 elevated events

Marijuana-themed festivals and retreats: Here are the 11 best 420-friendly events to put on your radar for the year ahead.

Exclusive: Marley Natural herb collection elevates artistic connection

Get a first look at the limited-edition Marley Natural line of anniversary strains, featuring artwork from Bob Marley longtime art director Neville Garrick.

Pop star Elle King reveals her super-stoned self at the Grammys

Elle King revealed she was “accidentally high AF” at the Grammys on her Instagram account, blaming “a bunch of pot muffins.”

Canada’s Tokyo Smoke makes a U.S. move with acquisition of Van der Pop

In some cool cannabis collaboration news, on-the-rise lifestyle brands Tokyo Smoke and Van der Pop have joined forces, forging a Canada-U.S. connection.

When documenting the Grateful Dead’s odyssey, it’s easy to get lost in their space

(UPDATE: Get details on the May 2017 scheduled screenings.) Director Amir Bar-Lev’s talks about his 15-year journey to create the Grateful Dead documentary ‘Long Strange Trip’ and how cannabis culture fits in.

Fashion and film entwine beautifully at Sundance premiere of Grateful Dead documentary

Alice + Olivia CEO Stacey Bendet taps into husband’s work as producer for ‘Long Strange Trip’ documentary with her dancing bears ensemble at Sundance.

Smoker Supply Kit: Tap into the power of hygge for the chillest of nights

A shopping guide for the notoriously chill stoners who have unknowingly long enjoyed hygge, the Danish concept of achieving high levels of coziness.

Andrew Garfield dishes on stoned Disneyland escapade with Emma Stone and crew

What’s heaven for Andrew Garfield? Going to Disneyland with Emma Stone and friends “really f-ing high.” SAME. SWOON.

When in Colorado … Mariah Carey makes a run to the pot shop during Aspen vacay

In the midst of the ongoing saga of the Mariah Carey New Year’s Eve meltdown, photos surfaced from a trip to an Aspen pot shop during her Colorado vacation.

Hollyweed sign reboot pays homage to 1970s classic prank

Whether it was from a hangover or a haze, Los Angeles (and the world) woke up to the greenest and greatest holiday greeting of all: “Happy New Year from Hollyweed!”

16 cannabis lifestyle trends that helped define 2016

Before welcoming in 2017, let’s take a moment to mark the monumental strides for marijuana in the past twelve months.

Get a seven-course taste of marijuana fine dining with this pop-up phenom

Science-minded chef Chris Yang is ramping up his Pop Cultivate private cannabis supper club in Los Angeles. Get the details and an infused seasonal recipe.

Pantone picks the vibrant shade of cannabis as its color of the year for 2017

Pantone color of the year: Pantone Color Institute announces Greenery is its 2017 color of the year, which makes us think of the influence of cannabis style.

Milk Makeup’s double-duty blotting and rolling papers are the best beauty product yet for pot smokers

In smoke-and-you-missed-it news, Milk Makeup has a face-blotting and rolling papers combo pack as part of its 85-piece line, called Roll + Blot.

Cannabist 2016 Gift Guide: 20 ideas for every enthusiast on your list

20 hot weed gifts for 2016: Unique gifts for all budgets include smoking accessories, storage options, edibles, entertainment, scents, balms and more.

Want to smoke Hunter S. Thompson’s weed? Gonzo brand marijuana in works

Anita Thompson, widow of author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson, has announced plans for a Gonzo brand of cannabis for recreational marijuana shops.

Meet the creators of ‘Cannabis Moms Club,’ the hit web series on WhoHaha

Q&A: Kai Collins and Deena Adar talk about some of the motivation behind the hit web series “Cannabis Moms Club” to tackle stigmas: “It’s opened this necessary dialogue — especially for parents.”

Online head shops are the future. These six have the goods you need.

The days of ducking into a dingy shop for new smoking gear are over, thanks to forward-thinking ganjapreneurs, many of them women.

This star wins the ‘SNL’ premiere with smokin’ designer pot leaf dress

This movie star doesn’t talk about marijuana in her “Saturday Night Live” monologue, but her wardrobe choice says plenty about normalization.

Meet Patrick Moen, the first-ever DEA official to defect to the marijuana industry

Cannabist Q&A with ex-DEA agent Patrick Moen: ‘The overwhelming majority of my (DEA) colleagues shared my view’ that marijuana prohibition is ‘a wasteful policy.’

Maintaining with Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld, the creators of ‘High Maintenance’

‘High Maintenance’ creators Ben Sinclair and Katja Blichfeld describe marijuana’s role in their creative process as ‘expansive’.

These 10 influencers used to work at Bose, Apple, GoPro, Google and Aveda. Now they work in weed

The cannabis industry is luring executives and influencers away from the most influential technology companies and lifestyle brands in America. Why they jumping to the weed ship, in their own words.

Watch: Lil Wayne storms off stage at High Times Medical Concentrates Cup

Pot-concert poster child (and we mean child in every sense of the word here) Lil Wayne threw a tantrum of epic proportions.

Watch: Patagonia is pushing U.S. hemp forward with ‘Harvesting Liberty’

The revival of U.S. hemp farming is the subject of short film “Harvesting Liberty,” backed by clothing company Patagonia to promote passage of the federal Industrial Hemp Act.

Infused everything: These cannabis products might surprise you

Move over edibles, lotions and tincture potions — there’s an entire new realm of cannabis-infused products hitting the shelves of dispensaries and recreational shops as marijuana moves even further into the mainstream.

Inside story on where NORML is headed as America gets legalized

NORML had its annual meeting of the marijuana minds in Aspen in June. The event focused on legal issues has changed in recent years, but legalization is at the forefront.

Cannabis goods every stoney guy needs in his toolkit

Whether the ganja guy in your life is an old-time stoner or someone newer to the smoking scene, it’s high time to take his toolkit to the next level. We’ve rounded up essential items to gift all of the pops out there who partake.

‘God made it, it’s awesome’: Roseanne Barr talks pot and her presidential bid

Legendary comedian Roseanne Barr talks about her 2012 bid for president that was captured in a documentary that also shows her smoking pot, a lot.

Medical marijuana sellers in Canada continue despite crackdown

It appears medical marijuana sellers in Canada are charging ahead despite recent crackdowns. Police have executed search warrants and seized products from stores they believe are selling to recreational consumers, which is still illegal.

The best news of the summer: Bob Ross painting series now on Netflix

The serene couch session you’ve always dreamed of is now a reality: Netflix is streaming the Bob Ross painting series “Beauty is Everywhere,”

Surprised? Despite legalization, teen pot problems — and teen use — are on decline

A new study, published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, says the number of teens with marijuana-related problems and the percentage of use have declined in recent years.

NYC police commish Bill Bratton dispenses confusing cannabis logic

New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton had some choice, and confusing, words about cannabis legalization in an interview with host John Catsimatidis on AM 970’s Cats Roundtable radio show recently.

Watch: Colorado gov gets candid on cannabis with Katie Couric

Yahoo Global News anchor Katie Couric gave Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper quite the introduction during a recent sit-down interview in New York City. GET THE FULL STORY

Vancouver grants its first marijuana dispensary license

The Wealth Shop in the upscale neighborhood of Point Grey has received Vancouver’s first license to operate for a cannabis business.

Watch: ‘The Nightly Show’ explores stoney side of life with ‘Larry’s Dank News Stash’

“The Nightly Show” with Larry Wilmore has a new weed segment — and the Comedy Central host takes jabs at the NFL, senior smokers and Pueblo, Colorado.