Category Archives: Colorado

Colorado Governor Signs Psychedelics Bill

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill into law on May 23 that established a regulatory framework for psychedelic substances.  SB23-290, also called Natural Medicine Regulation and Legalization, was signed just a few weeks after it was approved in the Senate with House amendments. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Steven Fenberg and Rep. Judy […]

Colorado Cannabis Industry Continues to Face Uncertainty

A recent report from The Denver Post analyzes the fallout of the post-pandemic cannabis industry in Colorado. While once the state reached a peak of $226 million in combined recreational and medical cannabis sales, current sales have decreased and small businesses struggle to stay afloat. “The market’s just bad. It’s bad right now,” cannabis salesperson […]

Colorado Launches Loan Program for Cannabis Social Equity Businesses

Colorado Governor Jared Polis on Monday announced the launch of a new state-funded loan program for cannabis social equity businesses.  The new program is designed to provide financing to licensed social equity cannabis businesses, which typically face difficulties raising the capital needed to launch and grow their enterprises. The initiative will be administered by the […]

Colorado Lawmakers Introduce Delta-8 THC Regulation Bill

Two Colorado lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation to regulate intoxicating hemp-derived cannabinoids including the increasingly popular compound delta-8 THC. The measure, Senate Bill 271, was introduced earlier this month by Republican Senator Kevin Van Winkle and his Democratic colleague, Senator Dylan Roberts. Last year, Colorado lawmakers passed legislation authorizing the Colorado Department of Public Health […]

One-Third of the Colorado Marijuana Workforce Has Been Cut

Marijuana-related jobs are becoming harder to find in Colorado. You’ve likely seen headlines claiming that Colorado marijuana sales are dropping. Alongside this, the state’s cannabis workforce has also fallen by 28 percent according to a recent report. This is a first for the Centennial State, which legalized adult-use cannabis sales back in 2014. While such […]

Colorado Hospital to Review Policy After Allegedly Snatching Cannabis from Grieving Mother

Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado is taking a second look at the way it handles cannabis after facing pressure from local media and the community. 11 News reports that the hospital is reviewing its policy when adult-use or medical cannabis is found due to an incident that took place several months ago. Currently, hospital […]

Colorado Weighs Proposal To Allow Safe Injection Sites

A bill proposed in Colorado would give the go-ahead to local governments to set up so-called “safe injection sites” within their jurisdictions, with advocates saying that the facilities help prevent overdoses and save lives.  The sites, also known as “overdose prevention centers,” have been authorized in other states and cities in the United States –– […]

Weed Vending Machine That Live-Labels, Bags Hits Colorado City

Representing a significant shift in the way cannabis products are being normalized, weed vending machines—now capable of labeling and dispensing cannabis products in real time—are the new norm in Colorado. Boulder, Colorado-based Terrapin has installed its first technology-forward vending machine ACE (Automated Cannabis Experience) at its Aurora Terrapin Care Station location. No need for a […]

Aaron Rodgers To Speak at Denver Psychedelics Conference

NFL star quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be a featured speaker at a psychedelics conference to be held in Denver this summer, less than a year after Colorado voters decriminalized the therapeutic use of psilocybin mushrooms. Touted by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) as the “largest psychedelic gathering in history,” the Psychedelic Science 2023 […]

Weed-Funded Rec Center Opens in Aurora, Colorado

The city of Aurora, Colorado hosted a grand opening on Tuesday for its brand new 77,000-square foot, nearly $42 million recreational facility that was funded entirely by tax revenue generated from legal marijuana sales.  Known as the “Southeast Recreation Center and Fieldhouse,” the facility boasts a slew of amenities, according to local news station KDVR: […]