Denver Ballot Question Would Raise Marijuana Taxes for Out-of-School Learning

An initiative proposing that Denver increase recreational marijuana sales taxes to fund out-of-school learning scholarships will appear on the November ballot, according to the Denver Elections Division. The group behind My Spark Denver submitted enough approved signatures to get the proposal on the city’s November 8 ballot. The initiative proposes raising Denver recreational marijuana sales … Read more

As Denver Cannabis Events Stagnate, Groovy Gravy Keeps the Fun Burning

Finding a good cannabis event in Denver takes work, but finding something groovy takes patience, too. As an organizer of exclusive cannabis parties, exhibitions, dinners and pop-ups, Groovy Gravy partners with talented chefs, artists and cannabis brands to lead guests through a journey of the best Denver has to offer. Founder Stephen Woolf teams up … Read more

Leiffa Wants to Raise Lakewood’s Cannabis Profile

After years of trying to start a cannabis company in California with no luck, Brandon Epley decided to give the Colorado market a shot. Teaming up with his longtime friend Eryc Klein, Epley set out to create a brand focused exclusively on extracts, but instead jumped at the opportunity to purchase a cultivation facility and … Read more

Proof of Lawful Residence No Longer Required to Own Denver Marijuana Business

Denver no longer requires marijuana business applicants to prove they’re lawful residents of the United States, and state regulators aren’t far behind. According to a July 5 announcement from the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses, the proof-of-residency requirement instituted in 2006 by state lawmakers was eliminated by recent legislation. Senate Bill 21-199 removed proof … Read more

Denver’s Hold on Colorado’s Marijuana Market is Shrinking

Denver is still the center of commercial marijuana in Colorado, but the city’s grip on the market has loosened significantly, according to dispensary sales data. An annual progress report from the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses shows that Denver dispensaries accounted for nearly half of all marijuana sales in Colorado in 2014, when recreational … Read more

Denver’s First Marijuana Delivery Service Shuts Down

Cannabis delivery has been legal in Aurora and Denver for nearly a year now, but the ripple effect has been minimal. No other cities in the metro area have approved cannabis delivery since then, and fewer than thirty dispensaries between Aurora and Denver combined have partnered with delivery drivers. Local rules in Denver mandate that … Read more

Denver Receives First Application for Mobile Marijuana Lounge

Colorado Cannabis Tours, one of the state’s longest-running marijuana tours companies, has filed Denver’s first-ever application for a mobile marijuana hospitality lounge. The company launched shortly after recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado almost a decade ago, and today offers marijuana-friendly classes as well as bus tours to dispensaries, marijuana cultivations, extraction facilities, hemp farms … Read more

Denver Dispensary Owner Wins CU Regent Primary

Dispensary owner Wanda James has won a close primary race for a seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents. James was named the winning Democratic candidate for the District 1 seat late on June 30 after a back-and-forth ballot battle with attorney Johnnie Nguyen, who’d originally had a small edge on election night. … Read more

Golden to Issue Four Recreational Dispensary Licenses

Golden is set to issue up to four recreational dispensary licenses through a lottery system, but one of them could already be spoken for. Recreational marijuana sales and taxes were approved by a slim margin of Golden voters in the November 2021 election, but the measures were brief and left most of the details up … Read more

Denver’s New Marijuana Business Incubator Program Has Big Plans

Denver’s creating a new social-equity incubation program for marijuana entrepreneurs, and the program’s director has big plans. “We get to do everything now at such a higher level, especially with the funding,” says Sarah Woodson, who wastes no energy trying to hide her excitement. Woodson is the founder of the Color of Cannabis, which was … Read more