Texas marijuana legalization: A tea party-backed Texas state lawmaker has filed a bill to fully legalize pot for medical reasons, to produce fiber “or simply for beauty and enjoyment.”
An increasing number of visitors to Yellowstone National Park are being prosecuted for possessing small amounts of medical and recreational pot, which remains illegal on federal land.
Colorado authorities increasingly are cracking down on attempts to push the pot-dining envelope. “There’s so much potential here, and the interest is unbelievable. But right now, everybody’s kind of scared to be doing it,” says Chris Lanter, owner and executive chef at Aspen’s tony Cache Cache restaurant.
Should a stretch of South Broadway in Denver embrace its cannabis culture through creation of a “Green Mile” business association and marketing campaign? The question is dividing pot purveyors and owners of the long-standing antique stores that share the same stretches of Broadway.
After The New York Times ran a story on rebranding marijuana in Colorado on Oct. 3, some inside the local cannabis community took issue with statements made by Olivia Mannix and Jennifer DeFalco, who own Denver-rooted ad agency Cannabrand. Their response:
The founders of a Denver-based ad company lost a major client and alienated activists when they said, “We’re weeding out the stoners,” in a recent New York Times piece on legal marijuana’s ever-changing image. Making matters more severe: The ad company, Cannabrand, deals solely with marijuana clients.
When Maureen Dowd’s column on her edibles overdose in Colorado first appeared on The New York Times’ website on June 3 it became an immediate touchstone in marijuana legalization in 2014. And of course Twitter reacted in a big way:
A “private edict” issued by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott “substantially weakened” the state’s nascent medical marijuana program, according to Texas Cannabis Industry Association letter to state officials.
Op-ed: No one in Texas has more cultural credibility or cachet than Willie Nelson does. He should leverage it to help end the state’s marijuana prohibition.
Following the life and death of Texas HB 2107: Advocates’ concerted efforts for medical marijuana yield surprising results before an ultimate letdown.
Texas Marijuana Lobby Day included hundreds of patients, doctors, lawyers and marijuana-loving citizens from all over Texas.
In the Lone Star State, the thrill of a modest victory for Texas medical marijuana advocates has since been muted by the thud of dull bureaucracy.
These Texas state legislators want to decriminalize marijuana in the Lone Star State. And they aren’t alone.
Texas yogi Harleigh Reynolds is hitting the road with Kusha workshops in legalized states that mix cannabis education and yoga styles. First stop: Denver.
The Cannabis Diversity Summit draws minority business and advocacy leaders to Denver for discussions and a dinner hosted by the Go GREENE advocacy group; the summit got its start with Alaska-based activist Charlo Greene.
A massive cannabis convergence happened in Denver recently, and no, we’re not talking about the annual 4/20 smokeout.
While visiting family in India, some gifted charas (pressed hash) provided a necessary distance from my day-to-day in the United States.
There has been a cornucopia of 420-friendly events in Colorado’s legalized era — arty dinners, joint- and sushi-rolling classes and even speed dating happy hours. But no entrepreneur has yet figured out the tricky cannabis event space as well as Kendal Norris, whose Mason Jar Event Group will soon throw another luxe bash.
When marijuana first became legal, design was the last thing on the mind of retailers. They just wanted their stores open in a hurry so they could start turning all that bud into bucks.
California marijuana legalization: Ballot language for the so-called Adult Use of Marijuana Act, backed by Napster co-founder Sean Parker, has been submitted for the November 2016 election.
The Headquarters Harvest Dinner draws a cultivated crowd with its twist on a farm-to-table dinner: cannabis pairings that complement a special menu created by Colorado “Top Chef” champion Hosea Rosenberg
As other states grapple with public pot use, vapor lounges in San Francisco are examples of how social cannabis consumption works at California dispensaries.
Santee Sioux tribal leaders plan to grow their own pot in South Dakota and sell it in an amenity-laden marijuana resort, with hopes of generating up to $2 million a month in profit. “We want it to be an adult playground,” tribal President Anthony Reider said.
We were racking our brains at Puzzah, a Denver escape room where players team up for an hour of sleuthing and puzzle-solving to win a mission.
An 1865 San Francisco newspaper report of author Mark Twain’s ‘Hasheesh mania’ recalls high times not unlike today. Exactly 150 years later, well-appointed dispensaries and a vast array of concentrates have given new meaning to the Gold Rush.