How Vail Valley ranchers created a zero-carbon footprint marijuana farm

Published: Sep 25, 2017, 11:06 am • Updated: Sep 25, 2017, 11:42 am By The Cannabist Network Marijuana plants bask in the sun at the Pot Zero outdoor grow facility Friday, Sept. 22, outside Gypsum. The grow facility is 100 percent sustainable with a zero carbon footprint. Fertilizer is used…

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How The Government Created The Opioid Crisis (And Still Funds It)

How The Government Created The Opioid Crisis (And Still Funds It) Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board wrote an enlightening article discussing the Medicaid program, its expansion, and the impact it has on the growing opioid epidemic in the United States. Medicaid proponents try to give high…

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Federal ban on marijuana has created ‘regulatory vacuum’ says new study

Published: Jul 12, 2017, 7:50 am • Updated: Jul 12, 2017, 7:50 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff U.S. medical marijuana laws are like snowflakes — no two state regulatory regimes are exactly alike. The “regulatory vacuum” that has resulted from marijuana’s Schedule I status has caused varying state…

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Cannabist Show: He created a new kind of cannabis extracts competition

Published: Jul 6, 2017, 4:40 pm • Updated: Jul 6, 2017, 5:05 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Gabe Fairorth, founder of the Clementine Challenge, a competitive cannabis extracts event. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Judging the best of the best in marijuana extracts, how elite hash-makers compete. • …

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Jeff Sessions has created a task force to review federal marijuana policies

Published: Apr 7, 2017, 10:00 am • Updated: Apr 7, 2017, 10:20 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff In a memo sent this week to the U.S. attorneys, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said a task force within the Justice Department will evaluate marijuana policy as part of a larger review…

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Cannabist Show: He innovated live resin; He created the Duby social network

Published: Feb 16, 2017, 3:24 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2017, 3:34 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: Cannabis concentrates innovator Kind Bill and Alec Rochford, CEO of Duby. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  An industry where experience hurts you: navigating the legal weed world with remnants of the…

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This man created a sommelier-type program for dissecting, grading marijuana

Published: Dec 8, 2016, 10:11 am • Updated: Dec 8, 2016, 10:11 am By The Cannabist Staff Wine has its sommeliers, cheese has its mongers and coffee has its cuppers. Could weed have its “interpeners”? The Trichome Institute, a provider of cannabis education and certification, developed a methodology it calls…

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Cannabist Show: His biz combines weed and fitness; He created a unique water-based vaporizer

Published: Nov 4, 2016, 1:01 pm • Updated: Nov 4, 2016, 1:25 pm By The Cannabist Staff Featured guests: 420 Games and Power Plant cannabis gym founder Jim McAlpine, who also launched the New West Summit conference, and vaporizer developer Seibo Shen of VapeXhale. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  Cannabis…

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