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5 new weed products to try from Kush Queen, HVGC, and more


Hannah Meadows / Weedmaps / September 28, 2021

With so many great cannabis brands releasing exciting new products in new markets, it can be hard to keep track of every release. So we're rounding up a few significant releases. This week, we look at releases by MXXN, Select, and more. ...Read More

This weed vape pen may be the only one you’ll ever want, but not the only one you’ll ever need


Tiney Ricciardi / The Denver Post / August 24, 2021

Of all the myriad ways to consume cannabis, my favorite is smoking a vape pen.It wasn’t always. As someone who just moved to Colorado in late 2019, I didn’t have a robust selection of products to choose from in my prior years as a recreational smoker. And while I once thought I’d never grow out of the nostalgia of loading a bowl of flower, vaporizers give me the consistent experience I’m looking for without the need for a lighter or other equipment....Read More

Paging All Colorodans: Seed & Smith X Big Gigantic Limited-Edition Dart Collab


Alanna Zavoico / Marijuana Times / Sep 23, 2021

Everyone loves a good brand-musician product collaboration, especially when proceeds benefit the local community. Out in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado’s leading cannabis brand Seed & Smith has partnered with Colorado-based musical duo Big Gigantic, who has released multiple hits including “All of Me” and “The Little Things.”...Read More

Big Gigantic Releases New Cannabis Vape Pen For Charity


Javier Hasse / Benzinga / September 15, 2021

Colorado-based cannabis company Seed & Smith has released a limited edition of its fan-favorite Dart pen in collaboration with musicians Big Gigantic.The pen itself has a tie-dye design and features two limited-edition strains. All proceeds will go to the Big Gigantic Difference Foundation supporting local charities. ...Read Press Release

COLORADANS SPENT $2 BILLION ON CANNABIS IN 2020


Ray Manzari -- Out Front Magazine | Jan. 21, 2020

According to the state’s Department of Revenue, Coloradans spent over 2 billion dollars on cannabis in 2020. The 17 percent increase in sales is being attributed by some to the governor’s decision to deem dispensaries essential during the coronavirus pandemic....Read Press Release

A New Sales Record Isn’t The Only Milestone Colorado’s Cannabis Industry Saw In 2020


Hayley Sanchez -- CPR News | Jan 18, 2020

Like so many things about 2020, cannabis sales in Colorado were outrageous; people spent more than $2 billion on products. That's more money than they ever have before. That total continues the industry’s upward trajectory and breaks the previous record set just the year before in 2019....Read Press Release

Six People to Watch in Denver's Marijuana Scene in 2021


Thomas Mitchell -- Westword | Jan. 6, 2020

Every movement needs people with energy, passion and power to push it forward. Coming off its seventh year and record-breaking sales, Colorado marijuana's industry has never moved faster, and the people driving that movement have never been more interesting....Read Press Release

Colorado cannabis sector looks to flex its growing muscle in 2021, and other trends to watch


Jonathan Rose -- Denver Business Journal | Dec 31, 2020

The multibillion-dollar industry, born in Colorado, has been deemed essential nationwide. Within the state, delivery is about to take off. Here's what (and who) else to watch....Read Press Release

Top Vape Design Trends for 2021


Joe Hagbusch -- Cannabis & Tech Today | Dec 28, 2020

There are so many amazing vaporizers to choose from, deciding on one can be challenging. While the vaporizer industry has continued to evolve over the years, each year is met with something new. Whether it be a new product, device, or vaping style, each year manufacturers introduce something new to the public....Read Press Release

Top 6 New Cannabis Products I Tried in 2020


Kristina Etter -- Seed & Stem | Dec 22, 2020

The cannabis products that brought me peace, happiness, or a better experience in an otherwise brutal year....Read Press Release

Holiday Retail Roundup: Cannabis Deals Keep the Marketplace Competitive and Fun


Raj Chandler -- Cannabis Dispensary | Dec. 22, 2020

It’s been quite a year for retail cannabis. Despite medical and recreational dispensaries maintaining “essential” status throughout most of the country, the global pandemic has seen hundreds of thousands of lives lost and millions of jobs cut in the restaurant, hospitality and travel industries....Read Press Release

Best Marijuana, Hemp and CBD Holiday Gifts in 2020


Herbert Fuego -- Westword | Dec 18, 2020

Still haven't finished your gift shopping? Maybe it's time to follow your nose. Marijuana and hemp companies have something for just about everyone these days, from the family stoner to an old-school grandparent. We've spent the past year trying out a wide range of cannabis items, and now have selected ten of our favorite CBD and THC products, edibles, smoking accessories and more....Read Press Release

2020 is already the highest-selling year for weed in Colorado


Tiney Ricciardi -- Denver Post | Dec. 9, 2020

Colorado dispensaries sold more marijuana in the first 10 months of 2020 than they did during a record-setting sales year in 2019. October sales totaled more than $199.7 million in October, pushing the state’s annual revenue to more than $1.8 billion, according to the Department of Revenue. By comparison, sales totaled about $1.75 billion in 2019, making this the highest selling year since recreational weed hit the market in 2014....Read Press Release

A Guide For Your First Trip To A Cannabis Dispensary


As more states legalize cannabis, more first timers of all ages and demographics are considering their first trip to a dispensary, but they aren’t sure what to do. Instead of me taking all of you on a personal trip to a dispensary, we reached out to some of the best dispensaries in the country and their experts to put together a list of advice and tips to make your first trip, and every trip, easy and fun....David Wallach -- Cannabis & Tech Today | Dec. 3, 2020

Top 10 Cannabis Holiday Gift Ideas


Al Elio -- Cannabis & Tech Today | Nov. 19, 2020

Can you believe December is already just around the corner? While some may argue that it’s too early to start stringing up the lights, I think we all deserve a longer holiday season this year. What better way to end 2020 than enjoying some high-quality cannabis treats and gifts?...Read Press Release

Behind-the-Scenes at Seed & Smith: Craft Cannabis in Colorado


Alex Moersen -- Cannabis & Tech Today | Oct. 27, 2020

When I first saw the DART, a sleek, black vape no larger than a USB drive, I had to learn more. My roommate had been brandishing his new vape around the house, and when I gave it a try, I could see why he liked it so much....Read Press Release

Marijuana packaging challenge: Create childproof designs that seniors can open


Margaret Jackson -- MJ Biz Daily | Oct. 20, 2020

It’s tricky to develop attractive cannabis packaging that will keep children from opening it while still enabling seniors seeking relief to access what’s inside....Read Press Release

Changing Habits: Seed & Smith Offers a Personal Touch in a Virtual World


Danny Reed -- MG Magazine | Sept. 24, 2020

For some consumers, the goal is to enter and exit a cannabis dispensary as quickly as possible. Others, however, are curious about their product’s seed-to-sale journey and may even want to forge relationships with those making their favorite goods—that’s where Seed & Smith excels....Read Press Release

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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