Marijuana Refinery Sues Boulder-Based Wana Brands Alleging $5 Million in Damages Following Failed Merger

COLORADO: A Colorado marijuana refinery, LP Capital LLC (LP), has sued Mountain High Products, which does business as Wana Brands, an edibles company, and the edible maker’s CEO following a failed merger. The refinery’s lawsuit (District Court, Boulder County, 2018CV30336) seeks monetary damages, to enjoin Wana from using and continuing to use certain business information learned during Read the full article…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…