Colorado's Mountain Resorts Gear Up For Recreational Marijuana

Though early projections showed Colorado pulling in nearly $35 million from recreational marijuana taxes for the first six months of 2014, the state has only collected $14.7 million through May.

COLORADO: Communities across Colorado are taking different tactics to the sale of recreational marijuana, which will officially begin in January. In Colorado’s high country, most resort towns support pot legalization and they don’t see it hurting the state’s multibillion dollar tourism business.

Colorado's Mountain Resorts Gear Up For Recreational Marijuana

“We’re not trying to create a tourism flow into the community to build our sales tax revenue off of recreational marijuana,” said Fraser. “That’s not the goal here at all. What we attempt to do is make it right for the folks that live here. Then that ends up really making it right for the people who visit here.”

COLORADO: Communities across Colorado are taking different tactics to the sale of recreational marijuana, which will officially begin in January. In Colorado’s high country, most resort towns support pot legalization and they don’t see it hurting the state’s multibillion dollar tourism business.

Cannabis Museum Opens In Dunedin, New Zealand

New Zealand's first Cannabis Museum Opens.

NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand’s first dedicated cannabis museum has opened its doors the public in Dunedin today. Dubbed Whakamana, the one-room museum will record the history of cannabis use in New Zealand and use a mannequin to show onlookers how to smoke ‘spots’.

Your Genius Idea For A 420-Friendly Lazer Tag Arena Could Soon Become Reality In Colorado

"As a state, Colorado welcomes new businesses and Amendment 64 has opened up a new market for recreational marijuana use," Vicente added.

COLORADO: Your dreams of a 420-friendly lazer tag arena or black light poster viewing space/roller skating rink took another step forward to becoming a reality in Colorado. On Tuesday, in yet another marijuana first, Colorado became the first state in U.S. history to accept applications from people interested in opening up their very own recreational marijuana business.

Your Genius Idea For A 420-Friendly Lazer Tag Arena Could Soon Become Reality In Colorado

"As a state, Colorado welcomes new businesses and Amendment 64 has opened up a new market for recreational marijuana use," Vicente added.

COLORADO: Your dreams of a 420-friendly lazer tag arena or black light poster viewing space/roller skating rink took another step forward to becoming a reality in Colorado. On Tuesday, in yet another marijuana first, Colorado became the first state in U.S. history to accept applications from people interested in opening up their very own recreational marijuana business.

Grand Rapids Hotel Lights Up Occupancy Rates With Smoking Rooms – Pot Included

While no hard numbers exist on the growth of hotels catering to marijuana smokers in particular, Betty Aldworth, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association, a trade group, said "marijuana-related tourism is the fastest-growing sector of the marijuana industry."

MICHIGAN: The Howard Johnson franchise on 28th Street in Grand Rapids has seen occupancy soar since owner Bob Sullivan made a seemingly unfashionable business decision: accommodate smokers.

Marijuana Investors Commit More Than $1 Million After Denver Meeting

22 companies — including four that are directly involved in marijuana sales or cultivation, a first for the group — made pitches to ArcView members on Tuesday. Dayton said those pitches ranged from requests of $100,000 to one for $24 million.

COLORADO:  Denver meeting of a marijuana industry investment group resulted in more than $1 million in new money being pumped into cannabis businesses, the group announced Wednesday.