AirTHC Aims to Connect Weed-Friendly Homeowners and Travelers

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COLORADO: Presumably, folks visiting Colorado for a bit of “weed tourism” will want somewhere to enjoy the fruits of their travels. But until more cannabis cafes proliferate, what’s a vacationing stoner to do? It can be hard to hide the smell of marijuana in a hotel, and most Airbnb hosts make no mention of their pot policies. Read the full article…

Recreational Marijuana Stores Slow To Open, Driving Up Prices

New marijuana businesses in Glenwood Springs will face a special planning review to make sure the proposed location is suitable, and will have to be separated by at least 900 feet.

COLORADO:  Six weeks after recreational marijuana sales started in Colorado, most would-be retailers still haven’t been licensed to sell it. As a result, the price of recreational pot has skyrocketed as shops jump through bureaucratic hoops to open their doors. On a recent afternoon, outside LoDo Wellness Center in Denver, most customers leave the shop with smiles on Read the full article…

Recreational Marijuana Stores Slow To Open, Driving Up Prices

“I didn’t buy anything, because it’s too expensive,” Riddle says. “That’s ridiculous, I can just go to my dealer right down the road and (expletive) get it, $10 a gram.”

COLORADO:  Six weeks after recreational marijuana sales started in Colorado, most would-be retailers still haven’t been licensed to sell it. As a result, the price of recreational pot has skyrocketed as shops jump through bureaucratic hoops to open their doors. On a recent afternoon, outside LoDo Wellness Center in Denver, most customers leave the shop with smiles on Read the full article…

D.A.R.E. Curriculum Drops Pot

D.A.R.E. drops anti-pot agenda

WASHINGTON:  The students who graduated Monday from Kennewick’s D.A.R.E. program will be the last to be taught the potential dangers of marijuana. Nearly 100 fifth graders at Sunset View Elementary accepted their diplomas after the ten week course, which discourages kids from tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. But D.A.R.E. officer Mike Meyer says the national D.A.R.E. Read the full article…

Cash-Only Cannabis: Colorado Pot Shops Work Through Financial Hiccups

“There is absolutely no justifiable reason to allow this threat to public safety to continue in those states where the regulated sale of marijuana has been made legal,” Betty Aldworth, deputy director of the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA).

COLORADO:  While the sale of recreational-use marijuana is now legal in Colorado, its status as illegal under U.S. law is leading to complications for vendors, who can’t use the federal banking system to do business. When so-called “pot shops” opened up legally in Colorado last week, one thing they couldn’t offer shoppers was the ability Read the full article…

Colorado Recreational Marijuana Sales Exceed $5 Million In First Week

Colorado, the first state to allow retail recreational marijuana sales to adults age 21 and older, has projected nearly $600 million in combined wholesale and retail marijuana sales annually.

COLORADO:  Colorado marijuana dispensaries made huge sales in the first week of legal recreational marijuana. Owners of the 37 new dispensaries around the state reported first week retail sales to The Huffington Post that, when added together, were roughly $5 million. That’s a lot of green for Colorado’s legal weed. Colorado, the first state to allow retail Read the full article…

Colorado Rep. DeGette Touts Legal Marijuana In Fundraising E-mail

A fully budded marijuana plant ready for trimming at the Botanacare marijuana store ahead of their grand opening on New Year’s day in Northglenn, Colorado.

COLORADO: Less than a week after the first state-sanctioned sales of marijuana began in Colorado, a U.S. lawmaker from the state is using the issue to raise money. Rep. Diana DeGette (D), who represents Colorado’s 1st district and is chief deputy whip in the House, sent an e-mail to supporters on Monday arguing that “the world didn’t Read the full article…

Actor Chong Draws A Crowd To Celebrate Marijuana Legalization

“If there was a war on drugs, then we won. But yet the losers are still trying to call the shots,” he said.

COLORADO:  It’s been history in the making for marijuana enthusiasts since the recreational use of the drug became legal here Wednesday and comedian Tommy Chong wasted no time Saturday coming up with a new twist on a historical quote to celebrate the new law. “This is one small stagger for a stoner and one giant Read the full article…

Pot luck: Owners Of Colorado's Latest Multimillion Dollar Industry

'Adult use' pot is projected to be a $208 million industry in Colorado this year - on top of the $250 million projected to be spent on medical marijuana.

COLORADO:  It’s a bona fide industry that is officially only five days old – but represents hundreds of millions of dollars. As Colorado comes close to closing out the first week of its ‘green rush’, with recreational marijuana stores legally allowed to sell the drug from January 1 under revolutionary new state laws, official sales Read the full article…

Long Lines On First Day Of Colorado Legal Pot Sales

Marijuana legalization: A long line of buyers trails from a store selling marijuana in Pueblo West, Colo, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.

COLORADO:  Long lines and blustery winter weather greeted Colorado marijuana shoppers testing the nation’s first legal recreational pot shops Wednesday. It was hard to tell from talking to the shoppers, however, that they had waited hours in snow and frigid wind. “It’s a huge deal for me,” said Andre Barr, a 34-year-old deliveryman who drove from Niles, Read the full article…