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Thursday, December 5,2013

Will Colorado's Pot Supply Be Able to Meet Demand?

By Leland Rucker
In less than a month, Colorado and Washington will open the first adult recreational marijuana markets in history. Which brings up an interesting question. Will there be enough product to supply this emerging consumer base?
Wednesday, November 27,2013

Are last week's medical marijuana busts a sign of weakness or strength?

By Leland Rucker
From what we have found out since then — and I’m writing this on the morning of Nov. 25 — it appears that the raids were focused on certain individuals whom the Justice Department suspects broke one or more of the guidelines.
Thursday, November 21,2013

Boulder readies itself for adult retail cannabis

Boulder readies itself for adult retail cannabis

By Leland Rucker
In its last official gathering on Nov. 12, the late Boulder City Council approved a set of regulations and rules governing the sale of retail cannabis to adults inside the city of Boulder. If good legislation is the kind where nobody comes away completely happy, then this was a success.
Thursday, November 14,2013

Voters support cannabis (and high taxes, too) in 2013 elections

By Leland Rucker
It’s an off-off election year, but cannabis initiatives continued to find broad voter support on Nov. 5, as large majorities passed every cannabis measure put forth across the nation.
Thursday, November 7,2013

Is it really this hard to come up with retail cannabis rules and regs?

By Leland Rucker
The city is now close to passing rules and regulations that will govern the sale of retail cannabis in Boulder.
Thursday, October 31,2013

Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 rises from the dead

By Laura Kriho
Now, a similar monster is being revived by the Colorado legislature as the Marijuana Tax Act of 2013, now known as Proposition AA.
Thursday, October 24,2013

One toke over the bubble machine: Lawrence Welk scores!

By Leland Rucker
Finding out that contemporary Nashville musicians are including cannabis in their songwriting got me to thinking about how cannabis made its way into popular songs and culture.
Thursday, October 17,2013

Country music, mainstream media and pigs on dope

By Leland Rucker
I don’t pay much attention to “trend” stories, but one that currently amuses me is the “new” inclination among country music artists to feature cannabis in their songs. Yes, it appears that some of the current generation of major country-music hitmakers are smoking a certain product, and they’re singing about it — horrors! — like it’s a positive thing.
Thursday, October 10,2013

Banking on cannabis still a risky proposition

By Leland Rucker
As has been stated here before, one of the major stumbling blocks for any legal cannabis business to operate successfully is the lack of access to banks. It is also the biggest deterrent to proper regulation of said businesses.
Thursday, October 3,2013

Cannabis taxes a vexing decision

By Leland Rucker
Denver lawyer/activist Robert Corry has become the public face of a campaign to overturn the marijuana taxes proposed by the state legislature for adoption on the November ballot.
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