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Some Denver charities still won’t accept donations from cannabis companies, even during a global pandemic

Rooster Magazine | May 21, 2020

Cannabis was recreationally legalized in Colorado six years ago and today, weed has become an inexorable part of this state’s economy and lifestyle. It’s created huge streams of income and sources of employment and it’s proven to be one of the most philanthropic industries in the entire state....Read Press Release

Got Cannabis Questions? Call Leaf411

Daliah Singer - 5280 | May 21, 2020

It’s been nearly eight years since Colorado legalized marijuana, but the world of weed—and now CBD and hemp, too—can still be confusing. With so many products and strains on the market, and so many unknowns because cannabis remains federally illegal and thus difficult to study, it’s not surprising that consumers have plenty of questions. ...Read Press Release

Marketing lessons cannabis companies learned during 4/20

Bart Schaneman - MJ Biz Daily | May 1, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic forced marijuana companies to be creative in getting the word out during this year’s 4/20 sales event. With limited to no in-store sales capabilities, businesses leaned on web-based solutions, including social media, videoconferencing and email marketing to reach consumers about the unofficial April 20 cannabis holiday....Read Press Release

Some Americans Are Spending Their Stimulus Checks On Marijuana

Aaron Homer - Inquisitr

'Since the checks started dropping we have seen a huge jump and it is all coming from the local community,' says a Colorado cannabis industry worker....Read Press Release

People Are Spending Their Stimulus Checks On Cannabis

Lindsey Bartlett - Green Entrepreneur | April 21, 2020

Was your dispensary particularly packed last week? On April 15, dispensaries in legal markets across the country saw substantial sales spikes. It is the same day the federal government sent out stimulus checks to about 80 million Americans (60 million Americans are estimated to still be waiting for their checks)....Read Press Release

Dispensaries see spike in sales after customers receive stimulus checks

Kevin Torres - Fox 31 | April 21, 2020

DENVER (KDVR) — Some people are using their stimulus money for things like rent and groceries, while others are using it to buy marijuana. Dispensaries saw a huge spike in sales on April 15, which is the same day millions of Americans received their stimulus checks from the federal government....Read Press Release

Marijuana's big moment: Pot stores are essential businesses. Will legal weed go mainstream?

Trevor Hughes - USA Today | Apr 20, 2020

DENVER – The marijuana industry embraces change. Edible products and pre-rolled joints are out. Vape concentrates and loose "flower," which can be packed into bongs or pipes or rolled into joints and provide more bang for the buck, are in. Stores are effectively closed. Instead, customers order online and pick up curbside, a major shift from when each buyer had to be personally verified by a licensed store worker....Read Press Release

6 Budtenders Tell Us What It’s Really Like To Work In Cannabis

Hannah Rimm - Refinery29 | Apr 20, 2020

What is the day to day of a budtender like? The day-to-day as a store manager differs every day. The focus is to make sure we educate and provide excellent customer service to our patients....Read Press Release

Stimulus Checks, the Unofficial Federal Aid for Weed Shops

Thomas Mitchell - Westword | Apr 17, 2020

The marijuana industry won't receive any official aid from federal business bailout packages, but it still received an assist from the first round of stimulus payments, which came just in time for the plant's biggest holiday...Read Press Release

Can marijuana dispensaries stay open during Colorado’s coronavirus crisis? It depends.

Tiney Ricciardi - Denver Post | Mar 23, 2020

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis deemed marijuana dispensaries “critical” retail businesses in an executive order March 22 urging employers to reduce their in-person workforces, meaning they would stay open if other industries were forced to shutter to mitigate the spread of coronavirus....Read Press Release

How Can You Access Legal Weed via Delivery (or Otherwise) During Coronavirus?

Zack Ruskin - Merry Jane | Mar 20, 2020

A guide to the rapidly changing state of legal cannabis, and how to obtain it, in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic....Read Press Release

Destination Dispensaries Across Colorado

Herbert Fuego - Westword | Jan 16, 2020

A lack of things to do besides shop at dispensaries hasn't exactly hurt pot's popularity, but offering customers grow tours, building themed dispensaries or opening a pot lounge next door certainly adds to the fun...Read Press Release

The Best Cannabis Tours In Denver

Katie Shapiro - Forbes | Nov 5, 2019

While most companies in cannabis-friendly cities across the country—with the exception of West Hollywood—are still trying to navigate the confusion surrounding social consumption regulations, one workaround is through hosting official tours and bespoke experiences...Read Press Release

New Colorado law boon for cannabis capital, but concerns remain for minority businesses

Nick Thomas - Marijuana Business Daily | Dec 5, 2019

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis was lauded in May when he signed into law legislation allowing outside money to be invested in the state’s cannabis industry. Since the law went into effect Nov. 1, outside capital has already begun flowing into Colorado marijuana businesses....Read Press Release

Green Wednesday Is Officially Weed’s Version of Black Friday

A.J. Herrington - Merry Jane | Nov 27, 2019

The day before Thanksgiving isn't just the busiest travel day of the year, it's also the most popular day to shop for weed, according to data....Read Press Release

Battle of Buds: High Times Cannabis Cup Tests Colorado Weed Brands

Thomas Mitchell - Westword | Nov 26, 2019

The High Times Cannabis Cup, one of cannabis culture's most popular commercial competitions, silently came and went through Denver last week. Dozens of Colorado cannabis growers, extractors and infused product makers put their skills to the test with Cannabis Cup judges on November 21 at Englewood's Gothic Theatre, with a few brands taking home several trophies....Read Press Release

Colorado's Top Marijuana Vape Cartridges Without Additives

Herbert Fuego - Westword | Nov 25, 2019

America's vaping problem didn't just surface in 2019 — it exploded. Well over 2,000 recorded cases of pulmonary illnesses related to vaping have been reported over the past several months, and four dozen of those have ended in death....Read Press Release

Hit the road: 6 marijuana tours to try in Denver

Katie Shapiro - The Aspen Times | Nov 14, 2019

Most companies in cannabis-friendly cities across the country are still trying to navigate the confusion surrounding social consumption regulations (ahem, Aspen), but one workaround is through hosting official tours and bespoke experiences. As the first metropolis to make marijuana legal for adult use, Denver has one of the most extensive selections of organized outings compared to locales like Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and San Francisco....Read Press Release

Nurse hotline shares weed-centered health advice

Faith Miller - Colorado Springs Independent | Nov 13, 2019

When small business developer Jennifer Axcell started using cannabis to treat her chronic pain, the lack of easy access to medical advice frustrated her....Read Press Release

Offering consumers a face-to-face experience helps them remember a marijuana brand, experts advise

Margaret Jackson - Marijuana Business Daily | Nov 4, 2019

Whether it’s a cannabis-focused arts and music festival, a “garden party” or a tour that guides visitors from cultivation all the way to the sales floor, experts say that creating memories that stick with customers is among the most effective ways to build brand loyalty....Read Press Release

How Seed & Smith Navigates Facility Tours in Colorado

Melissa Schiller - Cannabis Business Times | August 26, 2019

Seed & Smith’s vertically integrated cannabis facility has cultivation, extraction, packaging and retail facilities on-site at its Denver, Colo. location, and each component is showcased through the company’s complimentary facility tours, which offer transparency and customer education, according to Director of Logistics Mike Lempert....Read Press Release

How Colorado hemp and cannabis companies are using innovation to boost crop yields

Denver Business Journal | July 26, 2019

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