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High Country: Roadside CDOT Censorship

February 20, 2020

Earlier this month, The Aspen Times’ Jason Auslander reported on Pitkin County officials’ concern about the 10-plus Dalwhinnie Colorado Cannabis signs dotting Highway 82. County Manager Jon Peacock formalized the government’s worries in a letter...


Colorado marijuana sales hit record $1.75 billion in 2019

February 19, 2020

Last year was the most lucrative 12 months for cannabis sales in Colorado since the state’s voters legalized recreational marijuana. Medical and recreational cannabis sales hit a record $1.75 billion in 2019, up 13% from 2018,...




High Country: Cannabis is getting certified organic in 2020

February 6, 2020

Do you know what’s in your weed? For the majority of cannabis consumers, the answer is a resounding no — despite claims from dispensaries, cultivators, or makers of derivative goods (i.e. edibles, topicals and tinctures)....






High Country: 10 luxury cannabis brands to know in 2020

January 2, 2020

As the stigma surrounding marijuana continues to shed, more national fashion and beauty retailers are welcoming cannabis brands into their stores. It was the addition of luxury cannabis company Lord Jones to the Sephora skin...



High Country: The Marijuana Milestones of the Decade

December 19, 2019

On Nov. 7, 2000, 54% of Colorado voters approved Amendment 20, making medical marijuana legal statewide. The progress made across the state during the 10 years that followed undoubtedly laid the groundwork for recreational legalization,...


High Country: The Top 10 Cannabis Strains of 2019

December 12, 2019

Last year, High Country introduced you to Smokey Town (smokey.town; @smokey_town), a Basalt-based startup that provides an in-depth database of reviews for every cannabis strain found on shelf at dispensaries from Aspen to Glenwood Springs....


High Country: 2019 Cannabis Connoisseurs Gift Guide

December 5, 2019

FOR THE AFICIONADO SilverStick Wallet Dugout Sturdy, inconspicuous and sleek, SilverStick is the dugout of choice for the day-to-day and is so compact it fits in the palm of your hand. Designed in Boulder and...





Hit the road: 6 marijuana tours to try in Denver

November 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...