Green Dot Labs Announces Strategic Partnership With Tuatara Capital

Green Dot Labs Announces Strategic Partnership With Tuatara Capital

COLORADO: Green Dot Labs, a Boulder, Colo.-based producer of fine cannabis extracts, announced today the closing of its Series A round with a $3.3 million lead investment from Tuatara Capital. “To date, Green Dot Labs has focused on developing quality-driven indoor cultivation and extraction methodologies and delivering high-end products to the Colorado market. Tuatara shares our commitment to producing quality cannabis products as Read the full article…

Marijuana Marketplace Tradiv Finds A Home in Boulder

“We’re like Amazon for marijuana wholesalers,” said Lisa Buffo, Tradiv’s chief marketing officer.

COLORADO: As marijuana becomes increasingly mainstream, the online marketplace is becoming the potrepreneur’s next frontier. Enter Colorado’s online marijuana wholesaler, Tradiv.com. Within a year of operating, the company has received $1 million from investors to launch its website and hire new employees, increasing its full-time staff to nine people. “We’re like Amazon for marijuana wholesalers,” said Lisa Read the full article…

Boulder To Take New Look At Marijuana Regulations

We say there's zero tolerance and no administrative review. That makes someone feel pretty insecure, and that's not fair."

COLORADO: Representatives of the marijuana industry, supported by Boulder City Councilman Macon Cowles, want the city to reconsider its approach to marijuana regulation and come in line with the rest of the state, but top city officials say the more stringent approach has resulted in a safer city while still allowing businesses to be competitive. Read the full article…

Denver Dank Vs. Boulder Bud: How The Cities’ Pot Scenes Differ

The Cannabist Show compares Denver and Boulder’s marijuana communities.

COLORADO:  In the microcosm of Colorado marijuana, how do Denver and Boulder compare to one another? Is Denver the more conservative, older sister to a younger, more liberal brother in Boulder? The answer might surprise you. Denver pot shop L’Eagle owner John Andrle and Stashlogix co-founder Sam Campbell join Denver Post marijuana editor Ricardo Baca on The Cannabist Show to compare Denver Read the full article…

Boulder Takes New Look At Pot-Shop Merchandising Ban

The city reconsiders code bans to retail marijuana establishments from selling or giving away any products with their name or logo.

COLORADO:  You can buy pot in Boulder, and you can buy pot-leaf shirts. But you can’t buy shirts with the logo at any of the city’s retail marijuana shops. The city code bans retail marijuana establishments from selling or giving away any products with their name or logo. Several Boulder City Council members believe it Read the full article…

To Keep Business Growing, Vendors Rebrand Pot’s Stoner Image

Alison Ledden, marketing director for The Farm, a recreational marijuana store in Boulder, Colo., says some customers come in thinking they're at a specialty grocer, not a marijuana store.

COLORADO:  From the outside, Jan Cole’s recreational marijuana store in Boulder, Colo., just feels welcoming. Big glass windows let in natural light, and the walls are painted in soothing earth tones. Cole used her background in spa management to build a “warm and inviting” pot shop that puts customers at ease. In fact, the store’s Read the full article…

Newly Legal Pot To Be Delayed Weeks, If Not Months, In Boulder County

Dylan Donaldson, owner of Karing Kind Medical Marijuana Dispensary, arranges jars of medical marijuana at Karing Kind in Boulder, Colorado.

COLORADO:  Marijuana opens for business in Colorado on Jan. 1 — but not in Boulder County. More than a hundred state licenses for retail marijuana stores have been issued in Denver, but just one in all of Boulder County. Marijuana businesses also need local approval, and a web of regulations means even that business — Read the full article…

Tickets For Public Pot Use In Boulder Quadruple Since Amendment 64

Public pot smokers at 4/20 rally on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.

COLORADO:  In the year since Amendment 64 legalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Colorado, Boulder police have issued nearly four times as many tickets for smoking pot in public — which is still illegal. Boulder police Chief Mark Beckner said that while his officers have stopped ticketing people for mere possession of Read the full article…

Colorado District Attorney Evolves On Marijauna Laws

"The criminal justice system only works when the vast majority of the community agrees that what should be against the law is against the law.”

COLORADO:  When he started his tenure as district attorney of the 20th Judicial District of Colorado in 2009, Stan Garnett had not given marijuana a lot of thought. “The legislature decides what the laws are, and my job is to enforce them,” Garnett said during a recent interview. “When I came into office, marijuana was Read the full article…

Boulder County Commissioners To Consider Moratorium On Recreational Marijuana businesses

The 39 establishments now operating include 28 growing operations, l9 medical marijuana dispensaries and 11 manufacturers of marijuana-infused products.

COLORADO: Boulder County commissioners are scheduled Thursday to consider whether to impose a moratorium on the startup of the retail sales of recreational marijuana in unincorporated parts of the county.