They aren’t hiding it up here any more. Lucas DaSilva of Georgia drove through the night and slept in his car with his dog Marley before settling at the front door of the Telluride Green Room around dawn Wednesday.
BRECKENRIDGE — More than 30 people lined up outside the Breckenridge Cannabis Club for the 8 a.m. opening of legal marijuana sales Wednesday morning.
Colorado’s ambitious experiment in cannabis policy reaches a historic milestone Wednesday, when licensed stores begin making the first legal sales of recreational marijuana anywhere in the world.
It’s a new dawn in Colorado! At the stroke of midnight Jan. 1, 2014, recreational marijuana becomes legal in the state.
Federal marijuana prohibition in the United States started with a knock on a Denver man’s apartment door. Seventy-six years ago, a guy named Samuel Caldwell became the first person arrested and prosecuted under a federal charge of selling marijuana, after drug-enforcement agents busted him with three pounds of cannabis in his apartment at 17th and Lawrence streets.
“Follow the leader” is one way to describe how Jefferson County and some municipalities in the county are handling the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana.
When it comes to a new Colorado law that covers having marijuana in vehicles, lawyers and law enforcement officers have some advice: Don’t try to decipher it.
At least 24 marijuana shops in eight Colorado towns are scrambling to get ready for the opening of the nation’s first legal pot industry.
Pot, marijuana, cannabis or weed — it’s all slight variations on a plant. And yet walking into a newly legal recreational pot shop can still be intimidating given the dizzying array of choices.
Pot shops around Colorado scrambled on Tuesday to prepare for the New Year’s Day rollout of the country’s first legal recreational marijuana marketplace.
Mitch Woolhiser, of Northern Lights Natural Rx in Englewood, Colo., answers questions about recreational cannabis use in this video series.
The dawn of pot tourism in Colorado will bring shuttle buses to the state’s first recreational marijuana shops, guides sharing their stashes with out-of-staters and watchful eyes at ski resorts and Denver’s airport.
On Jan. 1, Colorado becomes the first place anywhere in the world to allow legal marijuana sales to anybody over 21 for any purpose.
Colorado will make history when retail marijuana shops open their doors on Wednesday, but the pot landscape isn’t going to change much in Larimer County.
A definitive list of Colorado shops open for recreational marijuana sales on New Year’s Day is difficult to nail down — some shops are still waiting for licensing, or other items, and may not decide until the last minute.
If Sour Diesel, NYC Diesel and Strawberry Diesel had a ménage a trois, Triple Diesel would be their lovechild. Triple D is a sativa that in small doses can produce a focused and attentive high for both the medical patient and recreational user.
Julie Dooley of Julie & Kate’s Baked Goods has been working with marijuana-infused foods for five years. Here is the recipe for her mile high blondies.
“My little focus groups in Cherry Hills are having a great time,” says Edible Events organizer Jane West. “THC intensifies sensation. It makes you clearer and crisper on certain things. One friend said, ‘I keep vibrating,’ while another obsessed on the food: ‘I can taste every ingredient.’”
It smells like cannabis in Julie Dooley’s northeast Denver commercial kitchen. It’s not the pungent Cheech and Chong odor though. It’s slightly aromatic and not at all unpleasant.
It’s certainly nice to meet you. Me? I’m The Cannabist. Let’s hang out and get to know each other.
Colorado’s new marijuana laws could create more headaches for high school coaches and more temptations for athletes. When recreational marijuana use becomes legal Wednesday, it’s easy to see that high school athletes will be exposed to cannabis more than ever.
We are living in a golden age of video games and weed. Need proof? Games are more popular, awesome and accessible than they’ve ever been, thanks to ever-improving technology, the rise of indie gaming and the tablet/smartphone revolution. And weed? Well, that’s why you’re here, isn’t it?
Colorado and Washington state are launching the world’s first legal recreational marijuana markets in 2014. Though pot has been sold for three decades at coffee shops in the Netherlands, the two states are the first to regulate and allow a full industry.
A gleaming white Apple store of weed is how Andy Williams sees his new Denver marijuana dispensary. Two floors of pot-growing rooms will have windows showing the shopping public how the mind-altering plant is grown.