Marijuana

7:53am

Sat April 19, 2014
Marijuana

Non-CU Students Banned From Campus On 4/20, Alternatives Planned

Boulder's 4/20 rally has attracted thousands annually over the past two decades.
Credit Jonathan Reyes / Flickr - Creative Commons

For the third year in a row, only students and staff will be allowed on the main campus at the University of Colorado-Boulder. The move is in favor of deterring the mass consumption of pot on what has become known as 420 - or April 20 as it's found on the calendar.

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10:46am

Fri April 18, 2014
Shots - Health News

Pot Smoke And Mirrors: Vaporizer Pens Hide Marijuana Use

Originally published on Tue May 20, 2014 5:46 am

Vaporizer pens look like the e-cigarettes that dispense nicotine. But these devices are optimized for a potent marijuana resin with high concentrations of THC.
Courtesy of Grenco Science

It's a sunny afternoon at Kelly's Collective, a medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles, and Nikki Esquibel is getting stoned. But you wouldn't know it.

The 19-year-old, who has a medical prescription for marijuana, is "smoking" pot with a handheld vaporizer, or a vape pen. It's sleek, black, and virtually indistinguishable from a high-end e-cigarette.

That's the point, says Esquibel. "I use it mostly around my neighborhood. It's easy to hide." The vapor coming from the device doesn't even have much of an odor.

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6:00am

Wed April 16, 2014
Marijuana

When Marijuana No Longer Sells Itself Branding Steps Up

At The Farm in Boulder, Colo., the decor and store exterior are so inviting, owner Jan Cole says some customers come in thinking they're at a specialty grocer, not a marijuana store.
Credit Luke Runyon / KUNC

For years in Colorado, the thought has been that pot will sell itself. Now that it’s legal, marijuana businesses are realizing they’ll need to carve out niches and reach out to new buyers to survive in a very competitive marketplace.

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7:37am

Tue April 15, 2014

For The Marijuana Biz, It's Happy Tax Day Too

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There's more than one day in April that the legal marijuana biz has to pay attention to now. On April 15, they've got a tax bill due just like the rest of us.
Source: Marketplace · Via: Grace Hood
"The cruel irony behind this is that illegal drug dealers almost never even file income taxes," says Aaron Smith with the National Cannabis Industry Association. "So this provision really only affects the legitimate state-licensed marijuana providers."

5:00am

Fri April 11, 2014
Business

Colorado's Marijuana Industry Seeks Income Tax Reform

Erica Freeman, owner of Choice Organics, stands in her new retail shop she opened April 9.
Grace Hood

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