The Event for Cannabis Cultivators is Heading back to Denver, Colorado! The 6th CannaGrow Expo will be hosted October 28 – 29, 2017 in Denver, CO at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Hotel & Convention Center. CannaGrow Expo is a two-day educational conference & exposition dedicated to the art & science of growing cannabis. This action […]

In the first 10 months of 2016, Colorado marijuana shops reached a significant milestone they had barely missed in all of 2015: $1 billion in legal, regulated cannabis sales. Recreational and medical cannabis shops in America’s first 420-legal state have sold nearly $1.1 billion of marijuana and related products in 2016, according to the new […]

The 4th CannaGrow Expo is coming back to Denver, CO, October 29 – 30, 2016. It will be hosted at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Hotel, and is designed for those 18+ passionate about cultivating world-class cannabis. Whether you are looking for sound fundamentals to begin cultivating, or tips & tricks to achieve peak performance of […]

A handful of states are considering making recreational marijuana legal, and the businesses already doing that in Colorado could be examples for others. Because it’s still illegal at the federal level, they face different barriers than your average small business. From the very beginning of the growing process, Colorado cannabis plants are highly regulated. Tim […]

After the first five months of the year, Colorado is on pace to reach $1 billion dollars in cannabis sales during 2016. The Colorado Department of Revenue released data Wednesday showing that Colorado cannabis shops reeled in nearly $98.6 million in sales during May, bringing the year-to-date tally for 2016 to just over $486 million. […]

In the last two years of legal marijuana sales in Colorado, there has been a cornucopia of 420-friendly events — arty dinners, joint- and sushi-rolling classes, speed dating happy hours and even bus tours of residential Christmas light displays. But no entrepreneur has yet figured out the tricky cannabis event space as well as Kendal […]

Legal marijuana in Colorado has already generated more than $15 million in tax revenue that is specifically earmarked for public schools, according to the latest data from the state’s Department of Education. Since Jan. 1, 2014, when the state’s first retail marijuana shops opened, $15.6 million has been generated for the Building Excellent Schools Today […]

As the residents of Colorado are about to find out, legal pot pays. The decriminalization of marijuana in the Centennial State has been so successful that every Colorado adult is in line to receive a $7.63 refund, Associated Press reports (via High Times). Residents may be eligible for the refund due to the economic stimulus […]

The state of the marijuana industry is hazy, but a new report shows just how incredible job growth has been in 2014 now that 148 million Americans live in pro-medical marijuana states. According to WeedHire, a company which connects employers with employees in the marijuana space, around 10,000 marijuana-related jobs have sprung up in Colorado […]

“We found there hasn’t been much of a change of anything. … Basically, officers aren’t seeing much of a change in how they do police work.” That’s what an unnamed Denver police officer told CBC’s Reg Sherren, who traveled to Colorado to assess how marijuana legalization had impacted the state in the one year since […]

It was just announced by the Associated Press that Colorado will be the first state to fund cannabis research, in one of the largest state-funded efforts ever. But they are actually not the first state to do this, merely the first to offer grants to researchers for cannabis research. California has had the Center for […]

Operation Grow 4 Vets, a cannabis giveaway event in Denver, drew about 500 people — most of them vets, waiting to get $200 worth of cannabis products for free. But it has little to do with getting high–and a lot to do with healing: “We’re really here to help them with their medical conditions…PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), TBI […]

Sales of legal retail marijuana have topped sales of medical marijuana in Colorado for the first time since the state’s recreational pot shops opened their doors on Jan. 1, according to tax figures released by the Colorado Department of Revenue. During the month of July, the state received $838,711 from a 2.9% tax on $28.9 […]

A total of 21 store licenses have been awarded to Aurora, Colorado’s first retail marijuana establishments. The stores may begin operating Oct. 1. Licenses will be issued to the following applicants (all names are “doing business as,” or DBA): • Ward I: 3LP LLC, 1401 Peoria St.; The Green Solution, 1450 Havana St.; Starbuds, 1408 Del Mar Parkway, […]

Nicholas Erker of Colorado Farm Products in Fort Morgan wants to start a new business in the former correctional facility at 901 and 718 Industrial Park Road in Brush. The business would be for the cultivation and retail sale of recreational marijuana within the guidelines of the State of Colorado. In his letter to the Brush […]

Washington reported Friday that stores within the state sold a little less than $3.8 million worth of cannabis during the first month retail sales of marijuana were legal there and that it expects to bring in more than $1 million in taxes. That is significantly less than Colorado who brought in over $2 million in […]

Colorado’s edible marijuana manufacturers face new restrictive guidelines related to the  labeling, packaging, and potency of their products. According The Denver Post, the new rules will do away with all single-package edibles that have over 100 milligrams of THC, the maximum amount of the psychoactive component allowed by state law. Products still may contain up to 100 milligrams […]

According to data compiled by the National Review, welfare recipients have used electronic benefit (EBT) cards to withdraw cash at dispensaries at least 259 times since the sale of limited amounts of cannabis to adults 21 and up began in Colorado on January 1. In total, more than $23,600 of money meant to go toward food […]

The maker of Cheeba Chews, a popular line of cannabis-infused edible products, reportedly has a new licensing deal in place to manufacture its candies in Colorado and has announced  that production has resumed and they are back to filling orders. Dispensary owners in Colorado have been wondering for months what happened to Cheeba Chews, which abruptly stopped production […]

Only six months old, Colorado’s recreational marijuana industry starts a transformation today that could add hundreds of new pot businesses to the state and reconfigure the market’s architecture. Previously, only owners of existing medical marijuana shops could apply to open recreational stores, and all businesses had to cultivate their own crop. Starting July 1, newcomers […]

Under a bill signed this year by Gov. John Hickenlooper, the state health department will give out about $9 million in grants over the next five years to researchers for marijuana studies. The research is expected to include clinical trials on the kinds of marijuana products actually being used in Colorado, something that federally funded studies on marijuana have […]

Colorado’s governor signed into law on Friday a measure to create the nation’s first state-run marijuana financial cooperative, potentially giving newly legalized cannabis vendors access to banking services through the U.S. Federal Reserve. The bill signed by Governor John Hickenlooper permits the creation of so-called “cannabis co-ops” – similar to credit unions without deposit insurance […]

There is an emerging trend in the marijuana industry in Colorado. Whether it’s retail pot shops, manufacturing edible products infused with cannabis or working in testing labs, an influx of women are running these businesses. “I like to call them the marijuana mavens,” said Brooke Gehring, a former mortgage banker who now owns four pot […]

Colorado legislators have proposed the creation of local nonprofit financial-service cooperatives—the business equivalent of a credit union—for legal marijuana shops as a way to force federal authorities to finally decide whether the cannabis industry can access critical banking services. While the bill allows the creation of co-ops similar to a credit union, their access to the nation’s […]

For the first time, manufacturers of cannabis-infused edibles and “medibles” in Colorado were required to submit samples to newly licensed independent labs for testing. A new rule went into effect this week that blocks any individually packaged cannabis-infused food product that exceeds the legal limit of 100 milligrams of THC from reaching recreational marijuana store […]

The Colorado Symphony Orchestra announced a series of  bring-your-own-cannabis events in Denver that are sponsored by the marijuana industry. The events are  being billed as orchestra fundraisers which will curate a themed program of classical music for each show. “We see ourselves as connecting classical music with all of Colorado,” said symphony executive director, Jerry Kern. “Part of our […]

Tommy Chong, half of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong that gained fame in the seventies, has entered into a business deal to use his name and product endorsements at Marisol Therapeutics, a Pueblo, Colorado cannabis shop. Chong said his partnership with Marisol involves “more or less using my name, my celebrity status, to bring attention […]

An automated pot-selling machine was unveiled in Avon, Colorado, suggesting a new era of selling marijuana and pot-infused snacks from vending machines directly to customers. The pot machine could also help dispensary owners cut down on employee theft. The machine is built by American Green and the creators of the ZaZZZ machine say that the device […]

Colorado Rep. Frank McNulty is sponsoring a bill that would ban any edible that is shaped, marked, or colored in a way that mimics another food or candy. This could mean no more weed brownies or pot gummy bears. Some marijuana activists fear the bill could ban any type of edible pot. “It won’t be easy […]

The Colorado Court of Appeals has decided that because of Amendment 64, the legislation law that legalized recreational marijuana in the Rocky Mountain state, some past marijuana convictions may qualify for reversal. The decision does not apply to expungement of decades-old convictions; the courts will only consider overturning minor possession charges that are no longer considered […]

The state of Colorado brings in $3.5 million in cannabis-related tax revenue during the month of January. If this keeps up, the first state to legalize recreational marijuana could see $40 million by the end of the year. Read Full Story On http://www.forbes.com

The Colorado state government enforces the digital tracking of marijuana plants from seed to sale, using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. Read Full Story On http://mashable.com/2014/02/11/marijuana-rfid-tracking/

Nearly two months after they became legal in Colorado, recreational marijuana sales finally arrived in Boulder County as two shops opened their doors.   Read Full Story On http://www.dailycamera.com/marijuana/ci_25169756/karing-kind-set-open-today-boulder-countys-first