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High Buy: LEVO II Oil-Infusion Machine

November 8, 2018 — With snowflakes already falling, it's a known fact that life for locals in High Country is pretty uneventful until the lifts start spinning. Aside from focusing on work and taking ski-conditioning classes, the other way I'm passing the time is experimenting in the kitchen. I

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A Complete Guide to Aspen’s Downtown Dispensaries

November 1, 2018 — Earlier this month, The Aspen Times' annual Best of Aspen issue hit newsstands, revealing the top three winners for "Best Dispensary" according to our loyal readers. The Green Joint, which only officially opened for business in September, took top honors followed by Silverpeak and Best

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Colorado releases 5-year marijuana study on teen use, driving stats

October 26, 2018 — After five years of data collection, the Colorado Department of Public Safety released its much-anticipated baseline report on the impacts of marijuana legalization. The data provide glimpses for the first time into the how legalization has impacted several highly-charged subjects, including usage among young people

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Pot sales tax, fire district funding at center of Snowmass election

October 24, 2018 — The polls are open as of this week, and while the number of hyper-local issues in Snowmass is sparse, the two-page ballot residents will cast is anything but light. "It's a very long and complex ballot," Pitkin County clerk and recorder Janice Vos Caudill said

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Colorado’s annual pot sales top $1 billion in record time

October 23, 2018 — Marijuana sales in Colorado exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales coming in at $200 million, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Revenue and its Marijuana Enforcement Division. It’s the earliest point in any of

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Granola goes green with Wise Bar

October 11, 2018 — Last month, I introduced you to Sopris Health & Wellness, citing their launch as part of the current CBD craze sweeping the country. The following weekend, I found an Elevated Elixirs sandwich board promoting on-site CBD infusions to its kombucha at the Basalt Sunday Market.

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Federal prosecutor: Loopholes remain in Colorado’s regulated marijuana industry

October 4, 2018 — DENVER — Colorado’s system for regulating marijuana has too many loopholes that disguise illegal activity and jeopardize public safety, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday, detailing his motivation for boosting scrutiny in the first state to broadly allow cannabis sales. U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer said he

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Colorado pot companies complying with state could face federal charges under enforcement plan

September 28, 2018 — In an aggressive new tactic, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver says it's shifting its marijuana enforcement from busting illegal grow operations to targeting dispensaries that use their licensed businesses and legal grows as fronts for the more lucrative illegal drug trade. This new approach,

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Peace Pipe Dream: Timberado

September 27, 2018 — I've written about cannabis since recreational legalization first started to spread its wings in Colorado and one of the perks of the gig is getting to test the latest in pot product launches. Jeff Hood first reached out to me five years ago about his

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Consumers are looking to cannabis for wellness benefits

September 24, 2018 — (sponsored content) Recreational cannabis users are increasingly seeking relief from a variety of mental and physical ailments By Lauren Glendenning Brought to you by The Green Joint Cannabis consumers are looking for all kinds of wellness benefits from their marijuana these days, including relief from

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Marijuana venture goes up in smoke, $5 million dispute lands in Aspen court

September 20, 2018 — A business fallout over a marijuana-investment venture has landed in court. Aspen businessman Jordan Lewis once forged a private-equity venture with New York-based agriculture investment firm B. Zaitz & Sons LLC and High Times magazine attorney Michael Kennedy, with a mission to raise $300 million

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Marijuana seizures on Colorado public land nearly doubled in 2017

September 16, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — A regional task force reports that officials eradicated a record number of marijuana plants being grown on Colorado public land in 2017. The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area reports nearly 81,000 plants were destroyed — up from 45,000 in 2016.

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Meet Sopris Health & Wellness: Where Whole Plant Medicine Matters Most

September 13, 2018 — "But does it get you high?" It's the question I am asked every time when recommending CBD products to friends, family and colleagues. The reassurance in which I answer is always questioned again with an, "Are you sure?" Yes, I promise. The clearest comparison to

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Marijuana sales moving forward in Snowmass Village

September 4, 2018 — After several diversions and one final failed attempt by the Town Council minority to get a ballot measure, Snowmass Village is on track to permit pot shops in the near future. Now that the possibility of taking the question to voters is dead — Tuesday's

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Carbondale hemp shop owner discusses CBD vs. THC

September 4, 2018 — Jeremy Morris was born in Glenwood Springs, calls himself a “Redstone boy,” and named his hemp shop in Carbondale after his own son. “I owned a cannabis recreational cultivation facility up near Redstone, and I got out of that and got into the hemp business,”

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High Buy: Toast Reserve Alpine Pack

August 23, 2018 — When Toast, a Colorado-based cannabis startup, launched last summer during the Food & Wine Classic to introduce festival-goers to its sleek, pre-rolls (on-board a private, invite-only party bus, of course), I have to admit I wasn't immediately sold. Touted as luxury marijuana cigarettes, I took

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Forest Service cleans up illegal marijuana grow site near Redstone

August 17, 2018 — REDSTONE — U.S. Forest Service workers undertook an extensive effort last month to clean up the mess at an elaborate illegal marijuana growing operation and restore natural conditions in a patch of national forest in the Crystal Valley. A crew of eight workers from the

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Cannabis Calling: Ryan Sterling’s Rise From Bartender to Budtender to CEO

August 9, 2018 — For regulars of the Hotel Jerome's J-Bar, you're probably wondering why one of Aspen's most beloved bartenders isn't there anymore to extend one of the warmest welcomes in town. After six years at the historic watering hole, Ryan Sterling packed his bags for Boulder last

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Snowmass Village will ask voters about pot sales tax in November election

August 6, 2018 — As Snowmass gives the green light to pot shops in the village, voters will soon decide if the town should pose an additional 5 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana. In a 5-0 vote Monday night, the Snowmass Town Council unanimously approved a resolution that

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Colorado secretly policed medical marijuana doctors, suppressed lawsuit alleges

August 5, 2018 — A lawsuit that accused Colorado regulators of quietly and illegally concocting a policy to police doctors who recommend medical marijuana to patients was entirely hidden from public view during a nearly three-year court battle, secreted behind a judge's order to keep it that way, The

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