• Growing Hemp and Squeezing CBD at a Pueblo Farm
    August 8 at 1:17 p.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Southern Colorado's sunshine and open spaces make it prime for agriculture, and the region has jumped on the hemp and CBD bandwagons. One of the players rising to the top of this new pool of hemp cultivators is Veritas Farms, a 140-acre hemp farm…

  • Competitive Weed Smokers Burned Through the Bong-A-Thon
    August 5 at 1:09 p.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Every year in Colorado, pot smokers put their lungs to the test at the Bong-A-Thon, a secretive competition that declares the fastest bong hitters west of the Mississippi. Taking place throughout the weekend of August 2-4 at an undisclosed location…

  • Smokin Gun Celebrates Third Anniversary With a Smokin' Speakeasy
    May 11 at 6:37 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    The Smokin Gun Apothecary celebrated its third anniversary with a speakeasy-themed bash next door at T-Bar in Shotgun Willie's on May 9. complete with a CBD-infused glass of bubbles to toast the late-night dispensary. Glendale mayor Mike Dunafon…


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  • Denver's 420 Festival Lights Up Civic Center Park
    April 21 at 7:40 p.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Denver played host to many celebrations for the 4/20 holiday on Saturday, April 20, but nothing gathers cannabis lovers like the annual party at Civic Center Park. Although public pot consumption is illegal, that didn't stop thousands from lighting…

  • Getting Trippy at BEYOND With the International Church of Cannabis
    April 11 at 7:50 a.m. by Jake Cox

    The International Church of Cannabis hired renowned Spanish artist Okuda San Miguel three years ago to paint the congregation area in honor of Elevationism, the church's resident faith, as the church prepared to debut on April 20, 2017. To…

  • Deen Ween's Honey Pot Lounge Brings Dabs and Music to South Broadway
    April 8 at 8:08 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Denver's second licensed cannabis lounge was reborn Friday, April 5, and Saturday April 6, when Dean Ween's Honey Pot Lounge opened to the public. Ween frontman Dean Ween even popped by to check out his new hangout, formerly know as Vape and Play.…

  • Jared Polis Becomes a Rock Star at NoCo Hemp Expo
    March 29 at 11:41 p.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    After five years in Loveland, the NoCo Hemp Expo moved to Denver in 2019, and it brought a full house. Even Governor Jared Polis was in on the action, speaking to a room jammed with hemp business owners before touring the expo hall — and the…

  • Denver Pot Community Celebrates Art, Instagram and Doobs
    January 28 at 8:12 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Hydroponic and garden store chain Cultivate Colorado brought together art, social media and the cannabis community over the weekend, hosting 'Erb. Art. Drink. at Skylight in the Art District on Santa Fe on Saturday, January 26. Guests could toke…

  • Colorado's Dankest Marijuana Party Photos of 2018
    December 26 at 11:04 a.m. by Westword Staff

    There was no shortage of drama surrounding legal marijuana in 2018, but that didn't stop us from getting out and toking up. Parties celebrating the pot industry, social activism and holidays ranging from Thanksgiving to 4/20 all blazed through…

  • Celebrating Harvest Season With a CBD-Infused Vegan Hempsgiving
    November 7 at 8:35 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Several dozen people gathered in Westminster on Monday, November 5, to show how thankful they were for hemp by grubbing down on the wonder plant. Vegan chef Sonja Miltner cooked up a full-course meal of food infused with hemp and CBD, even serving…

  • Ganja and Gay Rights: Tetra 9's Glitter Bong Bash
    October 25 at 3:21 p.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Izzy Blaze and Arend Richard lit up more than one for Denver's LGBTQIA community on Wednesday, October 24. The cannabis personalities and gay-rights activists hosted the Glitter Bong Bash at pot club Tetra 9 Private Lounge & Garden, bringing…

  • Concentrated Carving: Dab-O-Lanterns at the Coffee Joint
    October 22 at 10:44 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    The smell of dabs and gourd guts filled the air at the Coffee Joint's pot-infused pumpkin-carving party Saturday, October 20. Denver's only licensed cannabis lounge provided pumpkins aplenty for high-minded carvers, who created one of the happiest…

  • Far Out Factory Immerses Denver in Arty Experiences
    October 15 at 5:48 a.m. by Michael Emery Hecker

    On Saturday, October 13, O.penVAPE and Meow Wolf partnered on Far Out Factory, a radical immersive experience "inspired by cannabis" at the old Rock Drill site that included art installations curated by Meow Wolf (which is partnering on events here…

  • Face of Cannabis Exhibit Showcases Children Who Pushed the CBD Movement
    September 27 at 2:15 p.m. by Westword Staff

    The Face of Cannabis exhibit is a collection of photos from Nichole Montanez that showcases children whom she believes changed the medical cannabis movement forever "by putting a different face on an issue that had long been shrouded in stereotypes…

  • In the Kitchen With Incredibles Brands
    August 14 at 3:43 p.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Plenty of brands hawking pot-infused edibles, lotions and other products have come and gone since retail cannabis sales began, but the cream has started to rise. Incredibles became popular for selling delicious, consistently dosed candy bars at the…

  • Wrestling, Wet T-shirts and Massive Tokes: Welcome to the Bong-A-Thon
    August 6 at 8:35 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    As cannabis becomes mainstream, it's becoming harder to find events that still represent the counterculture that drew so many to the plant in the first place. But for those of you who miss that forbidden excitement, there's always the Bong-A-Thon.…

  • Getting a Taste of Colorado's Cannabis Scene on a Pizza and Pot Tour
    July 22 at 10:06 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    Loopr offers plenty of cannabis-related activities around town, including a Pizza and Pot Tour that stops at two pizza joints as well as a dispensary every Sunday. In advance of the next tour, we're serving up this tasty look at Looper's Pizza and…

  • Pot-Infused Adult Summer Camp With NORML
    July 17 at 11:03 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    There were arts and crafts, educational talks, board games and plenty of dabs going around during the NORML Summer Camp 2018 in Park County. Presented by the Denver branch of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and…

  • Marijuana Ice Cream Sundaze at the Coffee Joint
    July 6 at 8:15 a.m. by Jacqueline Collins

    While we celebrated our independence on July 4, a select number of visitors to the Coffee Joint enjoyed a freedom most of us don't have: public cannabis consumption. Denver's first licensed pot lounge upped the ante on America's birthday by…

  • How Many Steps Does it Take to Produce Legal Marijuana?
    June 28 at 1:50 p.m. by Westword Staff

    Although most of us think of marijuana as just a plant, it's actually sold in many different varieties, including flower and extracted concentrates for smoking or vaping, edibles, drinks, lotions and a myriad of other infused products. The…


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