CanopyBoulder Launches 9th Canna-business Accelerator Program

CanopyBoulder’s spring 2018 business accelerator cohort includes a blockchain technology company, a software firm, and other tech projects aimed at marketing and medical cannabis information. In total, six companies comprise CanopyBoulder’s ninth class in the 16-week accelerator program. The six companies: Realm 72 – an online marketplace for marketers, brands, and influencers, linking products and […]

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Sessions Calls Out Senator for Blocking DoJ Nominee Votes During Meeting with Sheriffs’ Association

During remarks at the National Sheriffs’ Association meeting in Washington, D.C. yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the department was “trying to confirm a number of important component heads” but was being blocked by “one senator’s concerns over unrelated issues by reversing federal law on marijuana.” That “one Senator” is Republican Colorado Sen. Corey Gardner, […]

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Colorado Gov. Considering Releasing 40 Nonviolent Cannabis Criminals

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is considering releasing 40 inmates convicted of nonviolent cannabis crimes, the Denver Post reports. The pardons would follow 14 commutations by the governor last November. Those pardons, however, applied to have their crimes expunged, while the 40 being considered for release were identified by the administration. “Right now, we have not […]

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Cannabis Retail Sales Outpace Alcohol Retail Sales in Aspen, Colorado

Last year’s retail cannabis sales in Aspen, Colorado outpaced retail alcohol sales by nearly a million dollars, according to Aspen Finance Department figures outlined by the Aspen Times. The city’s legal cannabis industry brought in $11.3 million, while booze revenues reached $10.5 million. This marks the first time legal cannabis sales outpaced retail alcohol sales […]

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Ean Seeb: Balancing Business and Philanthropy in the Cannabis Space

Ean Seeb is co-founder and partner at Denver Relief Consulting and has been navigating Colorado’s medical and adult-use cannabis industries since the beginning. In this episode of the seonganjuk.com podcast, our host TG Branfalt sits down with Ean for a chat about Colorado’s early days, his two-time role as chairman for the National Cannabis Industry […]

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Per-Pound Cannabis Prices Drop in First Month of 2018

According to Cannabis Benchmark’s U.S. Spot Index, the price-per-pound of cannabis has fallen 3.5 percent from Jan. 12 to Jan. 19, to $1,292, representing a spot price-per-gram of $2.85, with a simple average price of $3.20. The report indicates that the drop “was driven primarily by significant week-over-week decline in wholesale rates in Oregon, though […]

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19 Attorney Generals Send Letter to Congress Asking for Cannabis Banking Protection Legislation

Attorney generals from 17 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam have sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to “advance legislation that would allow states that have legalized medical or recreational use of marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system” following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to rescind the Cole Memo protections. […]

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Colorado Regulators Suspend Denver, Colorado Cannabis Licensee; Police Arrest 12 Over Alleged Illegal Sales

Eight Sweet Leaf stores in Colorado have had their licenses suspended and 12 people have been arrested as part of a yearlong investigation by local law enforcement – not federal – into illegal cannabis sales, according to a Cannabist report. All 10 Sweet Leaf shops in Denver and one in Aurora were closed on Thursday; however, the […]

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Colorado Revenue Department Releases ‘Highly Desired’ Data Trove

The Colorado Department of Revenue is now releasing the state’s cannabis sales data from Jan. 2014 to the present and will release monthly reports going forward on the seventh business day of each month. The Revenue Department’s Office of Research and Analysis will produce the reports which will show gross sales minus wholesale sales for […]

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Colorado Woman Acquitted by Jury of Cannabis Charges for 2013 Home Grow

A 60-year-old Colorado woman has been acquitted at trial of possession of cannabis with intent to distribute, possession of more than 12 ounces, and possession of cannabis concentrates after her lawyer successfully argued that the state’s law does not limit how much cannabis an individual can possess if it is grown in accordance with the […]

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Kyle Speidell: The Business of Cannabis Retail

Kyle Speidell is the co-CEO of The Green Solution, a popular cannabis retailer chain in Colorado. In this episode of the seonganjuk.com podcast, Kyle joins our host TG Branfalt to discuss Colorado’s retail cannabis market and share what it’s been like as one of the state’s earliest and most successful dispensary enterprises. This interview covers what […]

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Colorado Budget Committee Anticipating Less Cannabis Tax Money Following Sales Tax Changes

According to a report by the Colorado Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee, cannabis tax revenues in Colorado are expected to be about $9 million less in the coming fiscal year, due partly to lawmakers eliminating the 2.9 percent sales tax on retail sales. In fiscal year 2017-2018, the state had about $124 million in state tax revenues to […]

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12-Year-Old MMJ Patient Sues Jeff Sessions to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Alexis Bortell, a 12-year-old medical cannabis patient living in Colorado after she and her family were displaced from their home state of Texas three years ago, is suing U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions over the prohibition of cannabis, according to an NBC News report. Alexis has suffered from intractable epilepsy since she was 7 years old. […]

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CRATIV Packaging’s New ‘Mini’ Cannabis Packaging Product Perfect for Concentrates, Edibles

CRATIV Packaging is a Colorado-based packaging firm that has — since the 2015 launch of their first product, the Original — cemented itself as an ancillary resource for the budding cannabis industry. Earlier this year, the company unveiled a new product, the Mini, which is designed to carry smaller products such as cannabis concentrates, edible […]

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UC Davis Partners with Colorado Biotech Firm to Decode Hemp DNA

The University of California, Davis has partnered with Front Range Biosciences, a Boulder, Colorado-based agricultural biotech company, on a project to create a genomic reference for cannabis – specifically industrial hemp. The project will be led by Dr. Dario Cantu, a UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology assistant professor and systems biologist. “A high-quality […]

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Focus Group Study Explores Reasons Consumers Prefer Cannabis Edibles to Smoking

According to research by RTI International, an independent nonprofit research institute, cannabis consumers in legal states prefer edibles to smoking or vaporizing, citing lack of odor, no secondhand smoke, discreetness, convenience, longer lasting and less intense highs, and “edibles’ ability to aid in relaxation and reduce anxiety more than smoking. The study was conducted via […]

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Study: Opioid-Related Deaths Decrease after Colorado Legalization

According to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health, cannabis legalization in Colorado has led to a 6.5 percent decrease in opioid-related deaths, equaling .7 percent decrease in opioid deaths per month. “This reduction represents a reversal of the upward trend in opioid-related deaths in Colorado,” the authors wrote concluded in the […]

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Patrick Vo: Pioneering Seed-to-Sale Systems in Emerging Markets

Patrick Vo is the CEO of BioTrackTHC, a seed-to-sale software giant whose product can be found in dispensaries throughout the U.S. and beyond. In this episode of the seonganjuk.com podcast, Patrick joins our host TG Branfalt for an interview about BioTrack’s early days in Florida and the company’s transition into the cannabis space, Patrick’s own […]

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Colorado ‘Child-Friendly’ Edible Shape Ban Takes Effect on Sunday

As of Oct. 1, Colorado’s ban on edibles shaped like fruits, animals, cartoons, and humans takes effect – the rules are part of comprehensive state reforms more than a year in the making, the Cannabist reports. Along with the ban on ‘child-friendly’ shapes, the terms “candy” and “candies” are barred from packaging, and edible potency […]

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Colorado’s Front Range Biosciences Raises $3M in Bridge Funding; Plans California Expansion

Lafayette, Colorado-based Front Range Biosciences, which specializes in cannabis tissue propagation, has raised $3 million in bridge funding which will be used to scale the company’s processes and help fund its expansion into California. The investment round was led by Phyto Partners, Salveo Capital, Sand Hill Angels, HBS Angels of NYC, NY Angels, Halley Venture […]

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Utah Demands Retailers Stop Selling Pet Food Containing Hemp

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food has sent warning letters to 27 Utah companies asking them to stop selling pet food containing hemp, according to a KSL TV report. The letters asked the producers for “voluntary compliance in recalling previously distributed products and refraining from future sales of hemp and hemp products in the […]

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Considering Delivery Options for Cannabis Dispensaries and Retailers

Whether you’re ordering pizza, Chinese, or Indian food, there’s nothing better than that knock on the door when your food delivery person arrives — you get all the benefits of restaurant food without ever having to leave your home. Naturally, some entrepreneurs in the U.S. have adapted this unique service to the cannabis space. The business […]

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Aspen, Colorado School District Spend Cannabis Tax Money on Student-Focused Social Worker

The Aspen, Colorado School District has been granted $250,000 from the state’s cannabis taxes to employ an on-campus social worker for the next three years, the Aspen Times reports. The social worker will deal with both students and staff in pre-K through eighth grades, and some high school students. Assistant Superintendent Tom Heald said it’s […]

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Denver, Colorado Set to Accept Public-Use Applications by the End of the Month

Denver, Colorado officials are expected to begin accepting public-use license applications by the end of the month; however the pilot program might not take off due to restrictions on what kinds of businesses can qualify for the licenses and where they can be located, according to an Associated Press report. The regulations do not permit […]

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