Tens Of Thousands Raise Joints, Pipes And Vaporizer Devices In Denver Pot Party

Thousands of tourists and marijuana activists are getting an early start celebrating the unofficial stoner holiday of 4/20.

COLORADO:  Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. The 4:20 p.m. smoke-out in Read the full article…

Denver’s 4/20 Celebrations A Mostly Mellow Affair

Thousands more attended the sold-out High Times Cannabis Cup, also held in Denver, where Denver Post staff writer Eric Gorski reports that marijuana companies offered samples to people over 21 and those with Colorado medical marijuana cards.

COLORADO: Perhaps nowhere was Sunday’s 4/20 celebration bigger than in Denver, where thousands gathered at events across the city to openly recognize what the editorial director of High Times Magazine called “the national stoner holiday.” The Denver Post’s John Ingold reports that tens of thousands of people gathered Sunday at Civic Center Park, sending up “a collective smoke cloud Read the full article…

Parks And Rec Issues Permit For Denver Marijuana Fest

Parks spokesman Jeff Green tells The Denver Post the department issued a festival permit to use Civic Center Park on April 19-20. The festival is expected to draw tens of thousands of people.

COLORADO:  Denver Parks and Recreation has given the official go-ahead to organizers of this year’s 4/20 marijuana celebration. Parks spokesman Jeff Green tells The Denver Post the department issued a festival permit to use Civic Center Park on April 19-20. The festival is expected to draw tens of thousands of people. Organizers have agreed to post Read the full article…

Colorado Marijuana Business Hires Former Top State Regulator

Harris retired last summer, according to The Denver Post. Staff writers John Ingold and Jeremy Meyer reported at the time that Harris' departure came "time of upheaval and evolution within the division" overseeing marijuana enforcement.

OREGON:  Colorado’s former top marijuana enforcement official has been hired by a Denver-based marijuana consulting business. Laura Harris, former director of the Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division, is now an advisor to Denver Relief Consulting, an arm of a company that includes a medical marijuana dispensary. Harris, according to Denver Relief’s website, will advise clients on regulatory matters. Harris Read the full article…

High Demand For Pot Jobs: Huge Turnout At Colorado Marijuana Job Fair

More than a dozen companies were looking for candidates to fill jobs as bud-tenders (those who work behind the counter and dispense pot), marketers, marijuana trimmers and even accountants.

COLORADO: Looking for a job as a bud-tender? Get in line. A marijuana-industry job fair in Colorado saw a massive turnout of job seekers who waited in line for information about employment in the expanding industry following the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state. More than a dozen companies were looking for candidates to Read the full article…

Denver Officials Consider Denial Of 4/20 Permit In Civic Center

A turning point of sorts came last week. An attorney for the event sent an eyebrow-raising letter to city officials putting them on notice that organizers would encourage attendees to toke up in the park.

COLORADO:  Organizers want to make this year’s Denver 4/20 marijuana rally into a larger-than-ever festival celebrating the first legal pot sales anywhere in the world. But Denver city officials are weighing whether they will issue organizers a permit to use Civic Center park, leaving the two-day April event in question this year. A turning point Read the full article…

These Are The 10 Highest Cities In America

After an amount of research that would seem like the most seriously difficult thing ever to a habitual toker, we concluded that, yes, the Mile-High City really is the best place for getting high in the 50 states–but it’s not alone.

COLORADO: Potheads across the country were given cause to lazily sit forward on their couches and clap unenthusiastically last week when Colorado’s controversial Amendment 64 went into effect, legalizing (at the state level) the recreational use of marijuana and the possession of up to one ounce of weed by residents of the state. This event has Read the full article…

The Economist: Of Bongs And Bureaucrats

If legalisation works in America (and Uruguay, which legalised pot last month), it will surely spread.

COLORADO: They came to Denver, the mile-high city, to get high. They shivered in the cold as they waited for the first legal recreational marijuana (cannabis) shops in Colorado to open on January 1st. It is too early to judge whether the experiment is working, but the early signs are good. The first American state to allow 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…

Mile 'High' Denver Gets No NBA Pot Pass

For now, and for the foreseeable future, the NBA will continue to stand for NoBodyAllowed when it comes to partaking in Colorado's newest participant sport, with the collective-bargaining agreement calling for mandatory testing and penalties for usage.

COLORADO:  It was, as the Denver Post put it, “a historic swirl of commerce and cannabis” this past week in Colorado, as the nation’s first legal sales of recreational marijuana began. To a degree, the Miami Heat couldn’t help but get caught up in that swirl (but not the smoke). First, because they were involved in the last game Read the full article…