Diversity is coming to Colorado’s marijuana industry, business leaders and social justice crusaders say

Colorado’s cannabis industry so white — but not for much longer. Diversity is coming to the state’s marijuana industry, business leaders and social justice crusaders vowed at the Minority Cannabis Business Association’s first-ever Opportunity Summit held Friday and Saturday at the University of Denver. The new organization is determined that…

Continue reading

Las Vegas: no marijuana lounges until 2019, monitoring Denver social use licenses

Published: Mar 6, 2018, 1:07 pm • Updated: Mar 6, 2018, 1:07 pm By Chris Kudialis, Las Vegas Sun The Coffee Joint in Denver received the city’s first social-use marijuana permit license last week to become the initial pot consumption lounge in an area leading the way in pot regulation.…

Continue reading

Nation’s first social marijuana use license approved by Denver regulators

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 5:38 pm • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 5:43 pm By The Cannabist Staff A Denver coffee shop received city approval Monday for the nation’s first business license to allow marijuana use by patrons, The Denver Post’s Jon Murray first reported. The Coffee Joint soon can allow…

Continue reading

Marijuana committee removes social club licensing from Maine bill

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 3:51 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 4:09 pm By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s marijuana implementation committee has voted to remove social clubs from the state’s Marijuana Legalization Act. The Portland Press Herald reports the committee voted Wednesday to strip the adult-use bill of…

Continue reading

Will Massachusetts be the first state to allow social marijuana use?

Published: Feb 19, 2018, 8:32 am • Updated: Feb 19, 2018, 8:35 am By Bob Salsberg, Associated Press BOSTON — Could Massachusetts become the first U.S. state where adults can gather and use legal recreational marijuana at so-called “cannabis cafes?” The Cannabis Control Commission, the five-member panel set up to…

Continue reading

Cannabis industry leaders: Marijuana businesses can redefine Corporate Social Responsibility

Published: Feb 12, 2018, 3:14 pm • Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 3:15 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The cannabis industry is in a unique position to reshape and redefine Corporate Social Responsibility by creating a better version of so-called “corporate citizenship”– and making it the new standard in…

Continue reading

Massachusetts cannabis commission rolls out preliminary rules, including delivery, social use

Published: Dec 18, 2017, 2:42 pm • Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 2:43 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — From “cannabis cafes” to “craft cooperatives,” regulators have been laying out a vision for what a potential multibillion dollar recreational marijuana industry might look like when retail sales begin…

Continue reading

Op-ed: Denver should re-think the stiffer-than-workable rules for social marijuana venues

Published: Dec 18, 2017, 10:51 am • Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 10:51 am By The Denver Post Editorial Board The history of Colorado’s long experiment with cannabis legalization has been fueled by great energy among ganjapreneurs looking to try new marketplaces. Think back to the launch of legal pot sales…

Continue reading