Denver says it likely will grant Monday 4/20 rally permit
Marijuana smoke fills the air at 4:20 pm during the 420 celebration at the Denver 420 Rally in Civic Center Park in 2014 (image:Joe Amon, The Denver Post)
A Denver Parks and Recreation spokesman says permitting officials likely will allow the organizer of this weekend`s pro-marijuana 4/20 festival in Civic Center to also host a stripped-down rally there Monday.
Officials were waiting late Friday afternoon on a final agreement on conditions from Miguel Lopez and the payment of permit fees, said Parks and Rec spokesman Jeff Green.
He said the department intends to issue Lopez the permit.
Monday is the date of the actual April 20 pot holiday.
There has been uncertainty about whether there would be an organized event in Civic....(marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----1--1429375924
Colorado Law Enforcement Switches Message To Safe Pot Use
Breaking from decades of ``Just Say No``-type messaging about marijuana use, Colorado law enforcement officials are starting a new campaign designed to promote safe marijuana use.
The revised campaign starts this weekend, when tens of thousands are expected at public rallies and concerts in observation of the 4/20 marijuana holiday. A few things to know about the new effort, along with some backstory:
GOING TO THE SOURCE
The Colorado Department of Transportation is taking its campaign to the demographic most likely to use pot and then drive, according to surveys. T....[marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----3--1429375370
Marijuana samples are divvied up at The Green Solution booth during the High Times Cannabis Cup at the Denver Mart on April 20, 2014. (image:Seth McConnell, Denver Post file)
The free sampling of businesses marijuana, edibles and concentrates a tradition that has long been a primary draw for fans of the annual Cannabis Cups that happen around the world will no longer happen so freely at the Denver event.
The U.S. Cannabis Cup in Denver is High Times magazines largest event and likely one of the biggest ticketed marijuana parties in the world; the trade show, expo and festival takes over the Denver Mart in unincorporated Adams County every 4/20 weekend. But when the Cup opens its doors on Saturday at noon, its going to look and feel very diffe....(marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----26--1429116860
Say goodbye to medical marijuana as you know it in Washington
However youve felt about the proliferation of those green crosses around the state, especially in its urban centers, they are going away.
The Washington Legislature just passed the medical marijuana overhaul bill sending it to the governors pen Governor Jay Inslee will likely sign it though he might still strike out a thing or two since he can line-item veto. Well hear more about his intentions soon.
Inslee has been working closely with those working on the bill, said spokesperson Jaime Smith. Inslee has clearly been in favor of new regulations on the medical marijuana ....(marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----30--1429113462
Medical marijuana businesses gobble up Colorado Springs industrial space
Smaller industrial buildings that are home to warehouses and distribution centers might lack gee-whiz architectural appeal, and they`re often in nondescript parts of town where restaurants and other amenities are few and far between.
But they`re perfect for the medical marijuana industry, whose appetite for smaller industrial buildings has made them a hot commodity.
Unlike Denver and Pueblo, Colorado Springs and El Paso County have banned recreational marijuana grow operations and sales, but they allow medical marijuana sales, cultivation and manufacturing.
Recreational pot sales set record of $39.2 million in February
Budtender Miriam Howes, left, discusses edibles with customer Kelly Keckner at LivWell Broad-way. (image:Craig F. Walker, Denver Post file)
Colorado sold a record amount of recreational marijuana in February 2015, according to data released by the state Friday.
Around $39.2 million of recreational cannabis was sold in state shops in February, according to calculations based on data provided by the state Department of Revenue. The previous monthly record for recreational sales was $36.4 million in January.
Experts say much of that growth comes from additional shops opening in new recreational cities, including Aurora, Colorado`s third-most-populous city. Aurora started selling retail pot in October.
What`s a serving of marijuana? Oregon to look into pot dosing, health effects
A billboard delivers one of the five ``Good to know`` points highlighted in the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment`s marijuana education campaign. The billboard is one of several seen in downtown Denver, Colorado, March 26, 2015. Key education points are that marijuana is illegal to use, posses or share with anyone under 21, it`s illegal to use in public and illegal to take out of state (image:Kristyna Wentz-Graff/Staff)
What constitutes a serving of marijuana? What`s the effect of marijuana on breastfed infants, pregnant women, children and teens? How should Oregon address marijuana use among teens?
A new Oregon Health Authority committee hopes to take up such public health questions as the state drafts rules for a new regulated marijuana industry that`s set to launch next year. The agency plans to convene a Marijuana Scientific Advisory Committee to lend expertise to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the agency charged with regulating recreational cannabis.
The health authority ask....(marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----47--1428762136
Vaporizers the tiny devices that gently heat instead of burning cannabis and other herbs have become a $1.5 billion industry, spawning their own expo in Denver in the run-up to 420 this year.
The BIG Industry Shows upcoming VAPORiZE Expo April 14 and 15, 2015 at the Denver Mart in Denver unites individual store owners as well as large, online retailers in a big business-to-business blowout. The show is part of series of BIG B2B events for smokeshops and vapeshops with dedicated exihibitions for glass, horticulture, and vaping. Heres what caught our eye:
Carbondale lab blazing a trail in Colorado marijuana testing
When Carbondales GreenHill Laboratories opened this week, it became the only facility on the Western Slope offering microbial testing on cannabis.
The lab is one of just three certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for potentially dangerous mold such as Aspergillus and bacteria including E. coli and Salmonella, which are commonly regulated in commercial consumables.
After a year of build out, documentation and review, GreenHill received its certification on March 24 and had its first customer Tuesday. Validation for potency and homogeneity t....[marijuana/MarijuanaInfusedProductsProducers/Colorado.htm----56--1428677321
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