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Are Concentrates Right for My Medical Marijuana Needs?

Concentrates are somewhat new to the mainstream market and can be a convenient method of accessing medical marijuana. As the name suggests, these products are concentrated cannabis and can be purchased in a variety of different forms. Due to the way they are produced, concentrates can pack a lot of the flavor and potency that many people seek when using medicinal cannabis, and they are becoming more popular as time goes on. If you’re considering trying new products to find a good fit, be sure to contact your doctor before using concentrates for medical marijuana to determine if they are […]

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Western Wildfires Expected to Delay Outdoor Cannabis Harvests

As annual wildfires become more commonplace in western states, many cannabis farmers are feeling the negative impact on their harvests. The wildfire effects on cannabis could be quite vast, as the cannabis supply chain is expected to take a direct hit with much less product being made available for sale. California alone has seen over 8,100 wildfires already in 2020, and many are worrying about the wildfire effects on cannabis sales as we move into peak harvest season. Depending on the severity of the fires, cannabis sales could decline as retailers scramble to source their usual products and meet the […]

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Colorado Governor to Pardon Thousands of Cannabis Possession Convictions

Photo by Joshua Lawton licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0 With the onslaught of so much bad news lately, it’s refreshing to hear some good news for a change. Well, we’ve got it, and it’s big. Colorado Governor Jared Polis has received the OK from the state’s General Assembly to pardon thousands of cannabis possession convictions. According to House Bill 1424, the governor has the authority to issue mass pardons for people convicted of possessing up to two ounces of cannabis. This aligns with what the current legal limit is when it comes to how much cannabis those using it for […]

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Marijuana Sales Trends in Colorado Point to Shift From ‘Consumer’ to ‘Patient’

Colorado marijuana sales trends spiked as July set yet another record for state-wide cannabis sales in a one month period, breaking June’s record by $13.5 million – a 7% increase overall. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of medical marijuana card holders which has signaled a shift away from the term “consumers” and instead more of a push towards using “patients” to describe the average cannabis users in the state. Colorado Marijuana Sales Trends: How Are the Number Increasing? The total cannabis sales for the month of June rolled in […]

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Cities and Counties Across Colorado Loosening Marijuana Business Restrictions

In an attempt to combat the negative impact of the current recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic, many municipalities and even entire counties in the state of Colorado are becoming more relaxed about the sale of cannabis. Colorado marijuana business restrictions are typically governed strictly within each city to control the distribution and access to marijuana, but these businesses are now able to do more in terms of delivery, social equity permits, and production allowances as cities look for ways to bring in additional revenue. Allowing social equity permits means that cultivation, extraction, and the production of infused products are […]

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Governor Polis Extends Telehealth for MMJ until September 23

That necessity is the mother of invention is nothing less than the truth. The last few months of 2020 have been terrifying, thanks to the raging COVID 19 pandemic. But then, we have seen so many inventions that have kept us going down this bumpy road. Think about online meetings that we never used to have that frequently before. Now, how about telemedicine? You may have heard of sitting with your classmates as you study online or a company board holding their business meetings online. But then there is telemedicine, and it is fast becoming a big thing in the […]

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How Baby Boomers & Millennials Use Cannabis

A lot about cannabis has changed in the last 50 years, and there are variations in the way that different age groups use marijuana today, but you may be surprised to learn that there are also some striking similarities between baby boomer cannabis use and millennial cannabis use. Whether used recreationally or with the recommendation of a MMJ doctor, cannabis brings a number of pleasant benefits to the table, and both young and old alike enjoy using it to relieve chronic pain as well as achieve a good, natural buzz. Spending Both boomers and millennials have similar spending habits when […]

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Recreational Marijuana Sales in Colorado Springs Meets Opposition in City Council

Since legalization in 2011, recreational marijuana in Colorado Springs has been a topic of great debate for many, and now the city is considering taking action. A new measure has been introduced that would drastically impact the medical cannabis industry in Colorado Springs by allowing 24 recreational dispensaries to convert to recreational citywide. Currently, there are 118 stores that sell medical marijuana and the Colorado Springs Cannabis Association (CSCA) pleads that such a measure would “destroy the existing medical marijuana business model, and put in grave risk over 80% of our current businesses and employees.” The city proposed that the […]

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Governor Polis Extends Telemedicine Evaluations for Medical Marijuana in Colorado to August 25

While marijuana telemedicine is not technically allowed in Colorado, an exception has been made recently. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its related lockdown measures, Governor Jared Polis has signed executive orders that specifically allow cannabis telemedicine, albeit temporarily. Marijuana telemedicine was first allowed back in March 2020, with an extension recently made until August 25th. This means that citizens of Colorado who need to get cannabis will be able to get it as telemedicine. Benefits of Marijuana Telemedicine Both doctors and patients can be better protected when cannabis telehealth is taken advantage of. This is the best way to […]

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Shelf Space in Dispensaries Becoming ‘Pay-to-Play’ As Premium Brands Increase

As the popularity of both recreational and medical marijuana dispensaries increases, a significant number of premium cannabis brands are surfacing to fill the steady demand. While once a game with low competition, the big names in cannabis have begun to battle for prime real estate on the most viewed shelves. You might not see this at all dispensaries, but many in Colorado are finding that premium cannabis brands will pay a pretty penny to have their products featured on premium shelf space. What’s Causing the Shift? Between 2017 and 2019 Colorado state saw a 13.27% increase in the number of […]

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