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Westword: Hancock Has Competition For Denver Mayor

Plenty of Denverites are ready to elect a new mayor in 2019. Should Michael Hancock be worried? By JON MURRAY of The Denver Post Michael Hancock looks at the city he has led for more than six years and sees a thriving Denver that has rebounded from the Great Recession, gained national cachet as a millennial magnet […]

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Cannabist: Colorado’s Marijuana Crop 5 Years after Amendment 64

Op-ed: Five years after Amendment 64, Colorado’s marijuana crop is getting greener By Nick Johnson, Special To The Cannabist After marijuana’s November 2012 victory at the Colorado ballot box, voters and state officials seemed oblivious to the fact that they had just green-lighted a huge agricultural industry. Five years after Coloradans legalized recreational marijuana with the passage of […]

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Ganjapreneur: MMJ Advocates Weigh in on New Jersey & Virginia

Advocates Weigh in on Role Cannabis Policy Played in New Jersey & Virginia Governor Races By TG Branfalt of Ganjapreneur The Midterm elections saw two pro-cannabis politicians elevated to the governor’s seats as New Jersey chose Democrat Phil Murphy over Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, and Virginia voters tabbed Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat physician, over Republican Ed […]

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Leafly: What 5 Years of Legal Cannabis Has Taught Us

On Legalization’s 5th Anniversary, Here’s What We’ve Learned BY DAVID BIENENSTOCK OF LEAFLY Monday, November 6, 2017, marks the five-year anniversary of the glorious day in 2012 when Colorado and Washington voted to become the first two US states to legalize recreational cannabis. ‘We have not experienced any significant issues as a result of legalization.’ Dr. Larry […]

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Denver Post: Kayvan Khalatbari and Kyle Zeppelin on Denver Green-Roof Initiative

Denver green-roof initiative would improve environment and city’s buildings By KAYVAN KHALATBARI and KYLE ZEPPELIN Initiative 300 on the Denver ballot is an opportunity to improve the environment and quality of design citywide — with a proven measure paid for by large-scale developers. Modeled after similar measures in San Francisco and Toronto, which local lawmakers passed with virtually […]

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Money Morning: Tech Marijuana Firms Need To Grow “Good Stuff”

They’ve Got the Tech Marijuana Firms Need to Grow the “Good Stuff” From MICHAEL A. ROBINSON originally ran in Strategic Tech Investor on October 25, 2017 They may call it “weed,” but commercial legal cannabis – the “good stuff” – is more like a pampered, pedigreed dog. Every pot grower knows that lots of care, technique, and technology goes into the cultivation […]

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LivWell Donates $10,000 To Complete Beloved Community Village

LivWell Donates $10,000 to Complete Funding for Tiny Homes Village BY THOMAS MITCHELL OF DENVER WESTWORD Beloved Community Village in RiNo, a tiny-home development that houses fifteen people who were previously homeless, is now debt-free thanks to a donation from LivWell Enlightened Health. Built by the Colorado Village Collaborative — a coalition of organizations including the Beloved Community Mennonite Church, ASAP, the […]

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Cannabis Radio: Kayvan Khalatbari on Changing The Perception of The Cannabis Industry

Today on NCIA we speak to Kayvan Khalatbari about his decision to run for public office again. Kayvan is an Iranian-American entrepreneur, advocate, and 2019 mayoral candidate in Denver, Colorado. He is co-founder and partner of several successful businesses including a Denver-based pizza chain, a free arts magazine, a cannabis consulting company, and the longest […]

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CPR: Ganjapreneurs Eyeing Marijuana Social Use Licenses

Strict Rules Or Not, Ganjapreneurs Are Eyeing Denver Social Use Licenses BY ANN MARIE AWAD OF COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO After working countless hours in the marijuana industry, the time finally came for Taylor Rosean to start his own business. When he and his friends put their heads together, the first thing that came to mind were video […]

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