Kate McKee Simmons
Kate McKee Simmons is the one stop shop for everything pot at Westword. A Denver native, Kate interned at the National Catholic Reporter, was a reporter for the New York Post, and spent a brief stint in Israel learning international reporting before joining the Westword team as their Marijuana Editor. Follow Kate on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
14 hours ago | Marijuana
Thornton is finally getting a recreational dispensary. On March 23, the Thornton City Council approved a license for the town's first retail pot store, Rocky Mountain Remedies, but not without some hesitation from council members.
1 day ago | Business
The Drug Enforcement Administration has awarded a Schedule II classification for a cannabis solution, Syndros. It's approved to treat nausea and vomiting, which many cancer patients suffer during chemotherapy. But many patients are already using m...
2 days ago | Marijuana
Veterans in Colorado's cannabis industry are the new kids on the block for 4/20. Since there's no High Times event set for April 20 in Colorado this year, local companies are coming together to create their own 4/20 commemoration that will be rep...
3 days ago | Marijuana
Ten days before the NoCo Hemp Expo, Governor John Hickenlooper has signed a bill that will create a group to study the feasibility of using hemp products in animal feed, working under the commissioner of agriculture.
4 days ago | Marijuana
A month from now, thousands will gather at Civic Center Park for the annual 4/20 cannabis celebration. On Monday, 3/20, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Lyft gathered at the same spot to launch a safe driving program — the 320 Movement.
5 days ago | Marijuana
About one in four Americans is buying marijuana instead of beer, according to new research from Cannabiz Consumer Group (C2G), released earlier this month. C2G's study focused on the behaviors of 40,000 participants, looked at more than 55 mi...