What better way to celebrate the coming of summer in Colorado than with weed? That seems to have been the case in Colorado this past June, when tourists and locals purchased more than $24.7 million in recreational marijuana, concentrates and pot-infused food. See also: Anti-Pot "Don't Be a ... More >>
Farm-to-fork, farm-to-table, pasture-to-plate: Whether industry buzz phrases or genuine attempts to improve the quality of meals for restaurant diners, the trend has blossomed into a nationwide obsession for restaurateurs and dedicated gourmands alike. The sincerity of a kitchen's efforts is general ... More >>
April saw a lot more than crop-watering showers in the marijuana world. According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, about $22 million in recreational pot was sold in April, up nearly 60 percent from January, when retail sales started. Meanwhile, medical marijuana sales -- which still far outp ... More >>
Part of leading the way in marijuana-reform includes dealing with issues as they arise, and the accidental ingestion of pot edibles has become a hot topic since Colorado legalized limited recreational marijuana use and possession by adults 21 and above. Legislators have been trying to fix the proble ... More >>
The Colorado Medical Marijuana Patient Registry continued its slow but steady climb in March according to statistics released by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. As of March 31, there were 115,208 active red cards in the state -- up 1,767 people from the month before.
It's been three-and-a-half months since the start of recreational cannabis sales in Colorado, but recent stats show that medical marijuana sales still far outpace recreational sales -- even with a patient base of fewer than 114,000 people. Retail sales tax collected in the state in March for retail ... More >>
Grand Lake Brewing, which closed its taproom last October amidst declining business in the mountain town and after dispute with several employees, announced on its Facebook recently that it will reopen in Olde Town Arvada, just a block from the Arvada Brewing Company. The new location is at 5610 Yu ... More >>
The cynics among us have long believed that elected officials tend to be treated better by the law than the rest of us -- and now, they have more evidence to bolster that theory. A new report reveals that state legislators are exempted from the current photo-radar system because of what's described ... More >>
When bottles of Elevation Beer Company's new Engel Weisse hit shelves in late July, the German-style brew will have the lowest alcohol content of any Colorado beer sold in a liquor store -- 4 percent ABV, or 3.2 percent alcohol by weight. And it would have been much lower, between 2.5 and 3.4 perce ... More >>
When Governor John Hickenlooper signed Colorado's pot measure into law last week, he announced the creation of a task force dedicated to resolving the long list of unanswered questions about legalization. In its first meeting yesterday afternoon, the group debated the best path to consensus -- a pro ... More >>
A week after John Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64 into law, and four days after President Barack Obama said that the feds have bigger fish to fry than prosecuting recreational users of pot in states that have made it legal, Colorado's Task Force on the Implementation of Amendment 64 will have its f ... More >>
Last week, a number of mainstream media outlets suggested that rescheduling marijuana might bridge the gap between conflicting state and federal laws following the passage of Amendment 64 -- this despite the fact that the federal government took nine months to shrug off Colorado's rescheduling sugge ... More >>
Word that Governor John Hickenlooper had signed Amendment 64 into law necessarily overshadowed the announcement of members assigned to a task force that will guide implementation of the act. But Christian Sederberg, who'll represent the A64 campaign in the group, thinks the process is off to a posit ... More >>
Ever since voters approved Amendment 64, Governor John Hickenlooper's office has been evasive about saying when he would ink the measure. But this morning, he quietly signed A64 into law -- an action followed by a strangely worded announcement on view below.
Chad Yakobson, owner of the Crooked Stave Barrel Cellar, plans to meet with the Colorado Department of Revenue sometime this week to see if there is a way to sort out the licensing issue that forced him to stop pouring draft beer on Friday. Crooked Stave is still open and can still sell its bottled ... More >>
The office of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has just announced a 59-count indictment against The Silver Lizard, a Denver medical marijuana dispensary reviewed in March by our MMJ critic, William Breathes. Among the claims: The center was selling marijuana for non-medical purposes to thirte ... More >>
Last week, a Montana court ruled that hash and concentrates are not legally defined in that state's medical marijuana laws and are therefore illegal for MMJ patients there to possess. According to Denver marijuana attorney Warren Edson, a similar situation isn't likely to occur in Colorado -- but th ... More >>
One of the stranger marijuana stories of last year involved a federal raid on Cherry Top Farms dispensary -- one not prompted by an investigation into the center, but due to the targeting of Nathan Do, a man associated with a different MMC, who agents were following. Nathan, along with family member ... More >>
Last Saturday at the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup, I sat in on panel of experts discussing the pros and cons of smoking concentrates extracted by using solvents such as butane and isopropyl alcohol. Little did I realize that only days later, I would experience the risks that come from working wit ... More >>
U.S. Attorney John Walsh says his seizure-threat letters to medical marijuana dispensaries near schools are intended to protect kids. But in Englewood, it appears that minors are much more likely to get illegal intoxicants from bars, restaurants and liquor stores than MMCs.
Update: Last week, 9News aired a report noting that revenue figures from red-light cameras provided by Denver Police for a story last year were wrong -- very wrong. Turns out the DPD had touted the original report in a Twitter survey as much more fair than a photo-radar story on Fox31. And despite t ... More >>
According to keynote speaker and DU prof Sam Kamin, "Marijuana at the Crossroads," a Sturm College of Law symposium that starts tomorrow (see the schedule below), aims to get beyond the usual pot palaver. Sample subject: Are attorneys breaking their professional oath simply by specializing in medic ... More >>
Because of Colorado's increasingly controversial liquor laws, only one outlet of any grocery chain -- Safeway, King Soopers, Target, Whole Foods and the like -- can sell full-strength beer, wine and alcohol. Target's spot is in the superstore in Glendale, but until recently, its single aisle ... More >>
Kathleen Chippi.Kathleen Chippi is among the area's most active medical marijuana activists; see a video of her below going after both current Denver mayoral candidate Chris Romer and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers. Her latest mission: to raise funds for a lawsuit to stop official imp ... More >>
Two weeks ago, with Rep Claire Levy's marijuana DUI bill headed for debate in the Senate, I went and got poked with needles in hopes of finding out just how much THC is in my blood when I'm sober. Unfortunately, I still don't have an answer. Two weeks ago, I had $300 worth of tests run by An ... More >>
Melinda Haag.While medical marijuana is legal in Colorado, it remains against U.S. law -- and the push and pull between the state and the feds continues to concern the local MMJ community. Case in point: The Haag memo, a letter sent in February by California-based U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag p ... More >>
Green Mountain Harvest's Susan Chicovsky is proud of her status as owner of the first medical marijuana harvest and trim company to be fully compliant with Colorado regulations. But the process was neither easy nor inexpensive. She estimates that she's spent $8,000 getting right with the stat ... More >>
Cheryl Shuman.KushConII, December 17-19 at the Colorado Convention Center, has made news over its RTD bus ads, which have drawn protests from law-enforcement. But Cheryl Shuman, the event's international director of PR and media, would rather focus on the event itself, which she says takes me ... More >>
Colorado's Department of Revenue will introduce the final draft of medical marijuana regulations on Monday. But interpretations of HB 1284, the state's main MMJ law, continue to be made on the local level, with Carbondale telling centers that adding infused products to its menu before July is ... More >>
Dixons is pouring at 7 a.m. Saturday -- but not if you're underage.You know the annual University of Colorado/Colorado State University drunkfest, er, football match at Invesco Field is upon us if downtown restaurants are expanding their hours -- Dixons, at 1610 16th Street, will be opening a ... More >>
Brian Vicente.The Broomfield City Council recently voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries in the community rather than place the issue on November's ballot. That didn't sit well with MMJ advocates in the area, who launched a petition drive earlier this month. The goal: collect 1,300 sign ... More >>
"When I said, 'Put that in your pipe and smoke it,' I didn't mean it like that!"Attorney General John Suthers has been the high-ranking state official most likely to imply that the sky is falling in relation to medical marijuana. No wonder he cheered a Colorado Court of Appeals ruling in the ... More >>
According to state senator Greg Brophy's blog, "he's been called one of the most conservative members of the legislature and a Prius driving, bicycle riding, eco freak. You decide." But first read this, and you might come up with a couple of other descriptors. On April 24, he recounted the tale of ... More >>
Denver Police arrested a local businessman earlier this month for allegedly using his high-end cigar boutique on East Colfax to sell meth and other drugs. Matthew Rosen, 44, made an appearance in county court Wednesday on fifteen felony charges for drugs seized from his cigar shop What's Knot to Lov ... More >>
When Brix opened at 3000 East Third Avenue a few years ago, it gave Cherry Creek an unexpected, hip hot spot. But then the partners behind Brix split (read more about it in this week's Bite Me), and earlier this year the space became Barron’s Bar & Bistro. But Barron's didn't last long. By last F ... More >>
An organization called The Jump aims to assist veteran journalists who've left the daily newspapers, as well as those who fear the end is near.
Media members planning to cover the Democratic convention have big questions for Howard Dean and his crew. Like, what about the food?
Car dealerships are seeing more guns coming onto their lots -- carried not by thieves, but by state inspectors. They want that policy holstered.
A luxury homebuilder's dispute with customers results in a felony charge.
Wynkoop Brewing Co.
These candy-selling kids aren't telling -- because they don't know.
Grabbing a pizza the action in Thornton.
A crackdown on driver's licenses harms the homeless.
A paper with a big voice hails from one of the state's tinier towns.
Leonard's talking off the top of his head. Children, leave the room.
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