Colorado To Cannabis Retailers: How We Doing?

COLORADO:  The State of Colorado wants to be a better partner it’s legally-licensed pot shops, and in an effort to better understand their needs has tapped the expertise of Clear Voice Research to conduct a first-ever research study.  Designed to help inform how the Colorado Department of Health and Environment can be a better partner to the state’s marijuana retailers, and make improvements to its Good to Know campaign, the state is scheduling 75-minute focus groups for April 10 and 11 across Colorado, and is seeking industry participants.  If you qualify for and complete the focus group you will be rewarded $60 cash.

Good To Know

The purpose of the study is to better understand customer experiences in predominantly recreational marijuana dispensaries across the state. For that reason, this survey be completed by staff members who work in the “front of house” and is responsible for handling customer interactions and transactions.

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Your time and participation are greatly appreciated! If you have any questions or problems with the survey, please contact Kate directly at or at 303-895-3596.

The fine print: This survey is being conducted by ClearVoice Research, Inc. an independent research firm based in Denver, Colorado. ClearVoice Research respects your privacy and any answers or information you share with us will remain completely confidential. This email contact is for research purposes only. Nothing you share with us will ever be used for sales or marketing purposes.

Customers Flock To Thurston County’s First Legal Marijuana Retail Store

WASHINGTON:  Thurston County’s first legal marijuana retailer opened for business at noon Friday, ready to make history.

At least 100 customers had lined up outside 420 Carpenter, located in an office complex at 422 Carpenter Road SE in the Lacey area.

“This should have been happening a long time ago,” owner Chad Champagne told the diverse crowd before sales began.

With a 5-gram limit, customers could choose from a handful of cannabis strains that were pre-packaged behind a glass display case. Outside the store, a DJ played songs by stoner icons like Bob Marley and Sublime, while Jimmy John’s offered free sandwiches and other munchies.

Lacey resident Mark Sampsell was the store’s first customer. Sampsell said he didn’t mind the inflated price of about $25 per gram, and said he appreciated the strict labeling requirements for each purchase.