This architect used to work for Disney. Now, he designs cannabis retail stores.

From Disneyland to dispensaries faster than you can say “Magic Mountain”. Architectural design firm The McBride Company, headquartered in Vermont, has created everything from restaurants to hotels, theaters, casinos and most notably over the last two decades, its been the sole design ambassador for Margaritaville. Now the firm is lending…

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Denver wants to raise retail marijuana taxes to boost affordable housing fund

Denver marijuana buyers would help pay for an expansion of Denver’s 10-year, $ 150 million affordable housing fund under a plan that includes borrowing to amp up apartment production. Mayor Michael Hancock and other city officials have been under pressure from City Council members and affordable housing advocates for more…

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Maine House OKs retail marijuana bill, but with fewer votes

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine House has approved for a second time a compromise bill governing marijuana retail sales, sending the measure to the Senate for final enactment. The 102-38 vote Thursday represented a veto-proof majority. But it’s a drop in support from the House’s 112-34 vote Tuesday. Related…

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Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division unveils universal symbol for medical and retail cannabis

Published: Mar 12, 2018, 4:07 pm • Updated: Mar 12, 2018, 4:07 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) Monday released a new symbol to be included on packaging and labeling for all medical and retail cannabis products sold in the state. “The adoption of…

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Denver hydroponics retail chain expands to New England, improves positioning in legal cannabis states

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 5:08 pm • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 5:09 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff GrowGeneration Corp., a Denver-based chain of hydroponic retail stores, planted some East Coast roots Wednesday by snapping up a hydroponic equipment supplier in Rhode Island. GrowGeneration bought the assets of East…

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Anchorage Assembly asks state to allow marijuana consumption in retail stores

Published: Jul 14, 2017, 7:32 am • Updated: Jul 14, 2017, 7:40 am By Devin Kelly, Alaska Dispatch News July 12 — ANCHORAGE — The Anchorage Assembly on Tuesday urged state marijuana regulators to pass laws allowing tourists and locals to smoke or consume marijuana in retail shops, saying it’s…

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Beyond “Pot for potholes”: Retail cannabis taxes help small Colorado town make big civic improvements

Published: May 4, 2017, 9:34 am • Updated: May 5, 2017, 8:52 am By Lance Benzel, The Gazette In advocating “pot for potholes,” recreational marijuana proponents promised a potent new revenue source for tackling a familiar urban headache. But in Manitou Springs, the only Pikes Peak region community so far…

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Why legal retail marijuana in Massachusetts is a political game-changer for the East Coast

Published: Nov 10, 2016, 12:35 pm • Updated: Nov 10, 2016, 5:01 pm By The Cannabist Staff When considering maps of legal recreational marijuana states, it was impossible to miss the void of adult-use weed east of Colorado. But that all changed on election day. “Massachusetts coming on board was…

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