Colorado’s governor would be newly empowered to unilaterally pardon people with prior marijuana possession convictions under a social equity bill approved by the Senate on Monday. Less than a week after the Colorado House of Representatives passed the legislation, which would create a statewide definition for which businesses qualify as […]
It’s officially “Colorado Hemp Week.” That’s a result of a proclamation Gov. Jared Polis (D) issued to honor the state’s hemp industry. The gubernatorial document notes that Colorado was the first state in the U.S. to lift prohibition of the crop and now “leads the nation in industrial hemp production acreage.” […]
A study by Denver regulators highlighted that marijuana company ownership in the city and county is predominately white, spurring a debate over the value of the analysis itself and how to improve local business opportunities for people of color. Among respondents, 75% of Denver cannabis business owners were white and […]
Once Colorado and Washington allowed legal marijuana sales, tourism and hotel bookings saw major bumps. The post Study: Legalizing Marijuana Results In Major Tourism Spike appeared first on The Fresh Toast.
Colorado hotel room rentals increased considerably after the state began legal marijuana sales, a newly published study reveals. Washington State also saw increases in tourism after legalization, though the effect there was more modest. The two states were the first in the U.S. to allow adult-use cannabis through laws approved […]
In a positive business development for Colorado’s marijuana industry, state regulators are allowing cannabis companies to hire casino workers during the coronavirus crisis without having to obtain any additional credentials. The Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division established the emergency rule easing hiring requirements for the state’s marijuana businesses because casino employees and cannabis workers […]
One of the most overlooked benefits of marijuana legalization is the boost it gives businesses that don’t have anything to do with weed. Long before so much as a gram of pot can be sold, realtors, contractors and construction crews are needed to get cultivation operations and dispensaries whipped into […]
The Native Roots Dandelion medical marijuana dispensary is the first in Colorado to be allowed to deliver medical marijuana under a new state law, regulators said. The state Marijuana Enforcement Division granted the delivery permit to the dispensary in Boulder, Colorado. The dispensary can only deliver products within the city of […]
There’s a new drug corridor in Kansas, part of a “narcotics pipeline” that law enforcement in the state has identified and enforces today using an illegal drug-stop ruse. Continue reading Don’t Fall For Fake Law Enforcement Drug Stops — They’re Illegal! at The Fresh Toast.
Six years after Colorado first started selling legal marijuana, the sky is still intact and fears of Reefer Madness have largely quieted. Better still, Coloradans are now driving on cleaner highways and attending schools freer from bullying thanks to legal cannabis business profits and the resulting tax revenue. Here’s how: […]