Rule #3: We definitely got permission to take this picture; Photo by Lucy Beaugard
Whether your local budtender knows you by name, or you have yet to step foot in a dispensary, there are probably some etiquette rules you aren’t aware of. As the dispensaries themselves iron out the kinks in a relatively new system (as one dispensary CEO put it, “We’re trying to overcome a negative...
October 9 2015, 2:00 PM
Coming to a tavern near you?
The legalization of recreational marijuana for adult use in Colorado came with an agreement that, in Denver, public consumption of it would remain a no-no.
Now some prominent local activists are advocating for a change to that restriction. Mason Tvert and Brian Vicente are helping...
June 23 2015, 9:01 AM
Last week, Congressional legislators introduced two bills that—even if they're destined to fail—could at least begin to change the dialogue around legalized marijuana.
Colorado Rep. Jared Polis, long an outspoken supporter of legalized marijuana, proposed the Regulate...
February 24 2015, 11:00 AM
—Illustration by Mario Wagner
When Coloradans voted to legalize marijuana more than a year ago, everyone suspected there would be side effects. What forecasters didn’t predict was that one of them would be a red-hot industrial real estate market. As more growers seek larger facilities (and lower rents) to raise their crops, the...
—Image of the Capitol's dome courtesy of Shutterstock.
The 70th session of the Colorado General Assembly started last week, and the divided legislature—Dems control the State House while Republicans hold the Senate—ensures that bills will need bipartisan support in order to make it to Governor John Hickenlooper’s desk. And that’s a good thing.
January 14 2015, 1:15 PM
—Image courtesy of Robert Sanchez
One year later, Colorado is still standing. Despite prognostications from some that legalized recreational marijuana would cause a spike in criminal behavior and drug abuse, and turn our pristine state into a hellish dystopia, it turns out we're probably more utopian than ever.
Even after 12...
January 6 2015, 10:30 AM
As the debate over legalized marijuana amplifies around the country, there’s one thing on which most people can agree: Smoking pot during the adolescent years is a no-no. It can affect proper brain development and lead to cognitive impairment such as problems with memory, says Dr. Paula Riggs,...
Dr. James Warson first realized the medical potential of marijuana 35 years ago. A neurosurgeon in Fort Collins at the time, Warson heard from a patient with severe spasticity in his limbs who said smoking two joints a day worked better for him than any medication. Warson requested grant money to...