So what’s happening on 4/20 in Colorado? A lot — so much that you might need this handy Colorado 4/20 guide. We’ve been keeping a running list of happenings, and we’ll keep this updated.
Ricardo Baca is a contributing editor for The Cannabist. He was appointed The Denver Post's first marijuana editor in November 2013 and spearheaded the formation of The Cannabist, a division of the Post. Fortune magazine ranked Baca as one of the seven most powerful people in American cannabis while the Brookings Institution said he's one of 12 key people to watch in marijuana policy. Considered by Vice as 'the nation's most prestigious weed editor,' Baca is also the subject of the feature-length documentary 'Rolling Papers.' Baca also founded music blog Reverb and co-founded music festival The UMS.
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Best of Twitter: Where’s the weed shop at Denver International Airport?
Loveland-based amateur investor Kent Holesinger made $100,000 in pot stocks — entirely on the highly volatile penny stocks that professional investors often warn against.
Amateur trader Steve Templeton turned a $77,500 investment in pot stocks into more than $325,000 in about a year. Since much of that profit came from highly volatile marijuana penny stocks, Templeton has seen his fair share of luck — including the prosperous market that defined much of 2013.
Famed management consultant Peter Drucker once said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” And that’s a sentiment Steve Nelson Jr., aka Thurlow Weed, understands.
It’s 4:20 p.m. on March 20, 2014, and here are a few of the things we’re talking about at Cannabist HQ.
Interview: Placing one of your weed-worship photos on the cover of High Times magazine isn’t unlike your band being featured “on the cover of the Rolling Stone.” And one Colorado photographer (who also shoots nug-porn for The Cannabist!) achieved that goal this month.
Denver chef Tom Coohill is talking about it all. Having sex while high. Cooking while stoned. Understanding prog rock band Rush more thoroughly via chemistry. No topic is taboo as Coohill sits in his popular LoDo restaurant’s fashionable bar listening to Radiohead and sipping on a pint.
It’s 4:20 p.m. on March 18, 2014, and here are a few of the things we’re talking about at Cannabist HQ.
Actor Seth Rogen is many things, including “a Hollywood star who was brave enough to come out of the closet as a stoner,” according to chat show host Andy Cohen, who mans Bravo’s ever-popular “Watch What Happens Live.”
It’s 4:20 p.m. on March 17, 2014 — St. Patrick’s Day, friends, so we’d like to say “KISS ME, I’M HIGH-RISH” to our readers — and here are a few of the things we’re talking about at Cannabist HQ.
Ah, Stephen Colbert. How happy are you with all the fodder coming out of Colorado these days? Talking on Colorado’s January marijuana taxes announced last week, Colbert didn’t miss a beat — or a joke.
How many members of Congress use marijuana? That question was posed to Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., on March 13 during a news conference for the National Cannabis Industry Association in Washington D.C.
At one point during the first-ever CannaSearch job fair on Thursday, a news station helicopter hovered above O.penVape’s Golden Triangle headquarters as a line of 700 job seekers snaked around the neighboring 1000 block of Delaware Street.
Sure, we’ve seen the four major polls in the last year that say the American public thinks marijuana should be legalized. But that didn’t prepare us for the results of today’s NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
It’s 4:20 p.m. on March 13, 2014, and here are a few of the things we’re talking about at Cannabist HQ.
Less than 10 weeks after the introduction of legal recreational marijuana sales in Colorado and we already have a speed dating event for people who partake.
Shatter hash and other similar concentrates make up one of the fastest-growing facets of Colorado’s bustling marijuana industry — but shatter, which can be used for dabbing, is also still quite controversial. Click here
All week long we’ve been talking about the THC potency of marijuana-infused products (MIPs) here on The Cannabist. Our exclusive report on THC levels was filled with surprises.
As a journalist, it’s always educational to see how your work is treated and digested and repackaged after it’s published and released to the world. Since our report on THC levels in marijuana-infused edibles published March 9, we’ve received plenty of feedback — mostly positive, some negative.
Imagine buying a 100-milligram edible that unknowingly only contained .2 milligrams of THC — less than 1/500th of the amount promised on the edible’s label. Would you feel ripped off? Confused? Disoriented? Suckered?
The Onion is known and celebrated for its clever fake news stories, but its latest report on pot is already a classic: “The nation’s top researchers concluded that you can’t hide how stoned you are and that you should be freaking out if you aren’t already.” See the report and its alternate endings here.
It’s 4:20 p.m. on March 4, 2014, and here are a few of the things we’re talking about at Cannabist HQ.
It was only a matter of time before somebody strapped on their GoPro and made a parody of the over-the-top “Inside Edition” report that led to the eventual demolition of a beloved smoke shack in the trees of Colorado ski resort Breckenridge. Click here
Did legal marijuana make for a busier than normal January 2014 at Denver International Airport?
Denver businesswoman Amy Dannemiller created her alter ego Jane West for her cannabis enterprises in October 2013. Her hope: Amy would work her 9-to-5 as an event planner for an unnamed national corporation, Jane would anonymously host her monthly bring-your-own-marijuana dinner parties, and never the twain should meet. Click here
It’s 4:20 p.m. on Feb. 28, 2014, and here are a few of the things we’re talking about at Cannabist HQ.
It’s 4:20 p.m. on February 27, 2014, and here are a few of the things we’re talking about at Cannabist HQ.
Last week we told you about an over-the-top “Inside Edition” report on stoned skiing and snowboarding in post-legalization Colorado. One of the smoke shacks targeted by the show is now gone. Click here for story
It’s 4:20 p.m. on February 26, 2014, and here are a few of the things we’re talking about at Cannabist HQ. Click here
Bryan Davies is a Christian, a tax evader and a ganjapreneur. And when he prayed for help, God told him to open a pot shop.
One of the mysteries of Colorado’s legal pot experiment remains: Will this take down the black market? One local dealer says his business has been better.
It’s 4:20 p.m. on February 24, 2014, and here are a few of the things we’re talking about at Cannabist HQ.
Denver officially submitted its bid for the 2016 Republican National Convention on Monday — and part of that bid is the opportunity for visiting politicians to witness Colorado’s regulated recreational marijuana market first-hand, according to former Rep. Bob Beauprez.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper’s office has received 10 calls and six-eight emails about a satirical online article that went viral this weekend. Yes, there are still those who believe everything they read on the Internet.
Ohio voters want their medical marijuana — and a by quite a large margin, according to a recent poll by Quinnipiac University.
Part of the Olympics’ allure is the drama, the sadness, the emotion. Colorado skier Lyman Currier experienced all of the above as his Olympics ended with the worst kind of “pop” earlier this week.
“Inside Edition” is reporting on the link between pot and snowboarding/skiing as if it’s breaking news in this ridiculous, gotcha-styled report.
Not all marijuana stocks are created equally. The penny stocks that dominate the industry are plentiful, and some of them are becoming dime stocks — or something more substantial. While dime stocks might not sound like much, imagine paying a half a cent for a stock and it jumping to more than 10 cents in less than two months.
Charlie Brown is a Denver city councilman and the chair of the council’s Amendment 64 Committee, and he had some interesting — and often surprising — things to say in his recent appearance on The Round Up, a video series by The Denver Post’s editorial board.
Miguel Lopez pulls the permit annually for the big 4/20 rally in Denver’s Civic Center. With the big day only two months away, Lopez is a busy man. Click here
It’s no secret: Business is booming at Colorado cannabis companies. The partners at Medically Correct, which produces the popular and well-regarded Incredibles brand edibles (known for their foil-like packaging and uncanny flavors), have a compelling story of growth.
INTERVIEW: Ask O.penVape chief revenue officer Todd Mitchem about the national cannabis scene and he says, “The whole thing is falling like dominoes.” The Denver-based company’s oil-based pen vaporizer is sold in three states, but their plans don’t stop there.
The Denver County Fair — which famously announced its inclusion of marijuana competitions a few weeks ago — is inking sponsorship deals for its 2014 outing. And who all is in the mix so far as major sponsors? The youth development organization 4-H Club and marijuana vaporizer pen company O.penVape.
Remember the story about the Spokane, Wash., marijuana dispensary accepting Bitcoin? There’s a new wrinkle in the ongoing saga.
Did marijuana tourism make for a busier-than-average January at Denver International Airport?