Farm Bill Allows Cultivation of Hemp & CBD



The Senate passed the Farm Bill on Tuesday, a huge step towards legalizing hemp cultivation, this bill would remove industrial hemp from the federal government’s list of controlled substances and categorize it as an agricultural product…


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Researchers Discover How Marijuana and Hemp Evolved Separately



Researchers at the University of Toronto are mapping the cannabis genome, and have discovered that marijuana and hemp evolved into separate species of the same plant through the action of virus-like DNA segments…


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Marijuana Business Con Draws Record Attendees



MJBizCon in Las Vegas had its biggest year yet, with a record-breaking 27,000 people attending the annual conference aimed at marijuana professionals and investors.


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Massachusetts Begins Adult-Use Cannabis Sales



Voters in Massachusetts legalized adult-use marijuana back in 2016, and two long years later adult-use pot shops opened in Leicester and Northampton, making them the first retail stores on the East Coast to have legalized recreational sales…


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Cannabis Wins Big in Midterm Elections



Election Day is finally behind us, and there were big wins for marijuana legalization. Here’s how the votes played out in Michigan, North Dakota, Missouri, and Utah…


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California Dispensary Group Files Trademark for the Word ‘Cannabis’



If California-based MedMen Enterprises is granted a trademark for the word “cannabis” other cannabis firms wouldn’t be able to use it on t-shirts or other clothing without infringing.


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Cannabis at the Ballot Box: Which States Will Legalize?



Four states have marijuana initiatives on the ballot this November, two to legalize recreational marijuana and two to legalize medical marijuana. With voting less than a week away, here’s everything you need to know about which states could legalize cannabis…


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Public Demand for CBD Creates New Research Opportunities



There’s been a lot of buzz around CBD these days, even before rumors that Coca-Cola is considering a CBD-infused beverage. The CBD industry has doubled in size in the last two years, and one cannabis research firm estimates that the cannabis market will reach $20 billion by 2020…


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Canada Officially Legalizes Adult-Use Cannabis



Its Official: On October 17, Canada will become the second country in the world to legalize recreational cannabis making it legal for adults 18 years-and-older to purchase, possess, and grow cannabis!


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One Thing We Can Agree on: US Legal Cannabis Support Reaches 62%



Elections are only a few weeks away in the U.S., and a handful of states will be voting on whether to legalize medical or recreational marijuana. In such a contentious political environment, it’s a relief that there’s one thing that brings people together in America: cannabis!


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FDA Suggests CBD be Changed to Schedule 5 Substance



In a newly released memo, the U.S. FDA suggested cannabidiol (CBD) be removed from the Controlled Substances Act to Schedule 5 like over the counter meds…


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Seattle Court Dismisses More Than 500 Marijuana Convictions



The Seattle Municipal Court unanimously agreed to dismiss misdemeanor marijuana convictions in the city from 1996 to 2010, when laws shifted to legalization. This will result in more than 500 cannabis cases being dropped…


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South Africa Legalizes Cannabis for Recreational Use



South Africa became the first African country to legalize cannabis for recreational use allowing adults to consume cannabis in private and grow for personal use…


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Mountain High Suckers: Josh Blue’s Dream Official Video



Hey edibles fans! We’re super proud to release this awesome video in collaboration with our friend Josh Blue Comedy highlighting our new Josh Blue’s Dream Suckers: our signature Cherry, Blueberry and Watermelon flavors infused with Josh’s favorite Blue Dream strain…


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New Bill Would Allow VA Doctors to Legally Recommend Cannabis



This week, the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act would give VA physicians the ability to legally recommend medical cannabis, plus it requires the VA to conduct additional studies and help veterans’ access to cannabis across states with the aim at reducing opioid abuse.


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UCLA to Study Cannabis as a Painkiller in Clinical Studies



Americans are in desperate need of an alternative to opioids, and new UCLA research could help legitimize cannabis as a viable pain-relief solution.


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Nevada Cannabis Sales Exceed Expectations: Half a Billion in First Year



New data released by the Nevada Department of Taxation show that the state made just over a half-billion dollars in its first year of adult-use cannabis sales!


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Will North Dakota Legalize Marijuana Without Limits on Growth or Possession?



North Dakota will vote on whether to legalize adult-use cannabis this November, and if voters approve the initiative, adults will be able to possess and grow an unlimited amount of cannabis, no restrictions…


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Competition Drives the Colorado Cannabis Market



The Colorado marijuana industry continues to be a competitive and thriving market nearly five years after adult-use sales began. A new report commissioned by the Colorado MED focuses on falling prices, increasing potency, and market consolidation & competition…


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California Marijuana Industry Faces More Challenges



The roll-out of adult-use sales in the world’s largest cannabis market has been a bit of a mess – Rec marijuana sales became legal in California as of Jan. 1st, but, a whole slew of issues including steep taxes, licensing delays, regulations, and testing backlogs have contributed to plenty of frustration…


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UK Legalizes Cannabis-Based Prescriptions



The United Kingdom has softened its stance on medical marijuana, and by this autumn, cannabis-derived medication will be available by prescription. The surprise announcement by the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, comes after two severely epileptic children were denied cannabis oil to treat their seizures.


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California Health Dept. Bans Hemp-Based CBD in Edibles



California health regulators announced that hemp-derived CBD cannot be used in edibles (both food and drink) for either humans or pets. The rule change is a huge blow to the state’s industrial hemp industry and has left much confusion in its wake…


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Recreational Market Takes Toll on Medical Cannabis



Colorado, Oregon, and Nevada have seen their medical marijuana markets undergo dramatic changes over the past few years, and the future of MMJ is anything but certain…


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More Red & Swing States Legalize Marijuana



Last month, Oklahoma became the 30th state to legalize medical marijuana. Oklahoma has long been known as a “law-and-order” state, so the fact that a medical marijuana initiative passed with a 57% win shows just how much public opinion has shifted…


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Join Us: Josh Blue’s Dream Launch Party



Come join us for our Josh Blue’s Dream OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY celebrating our work together. We’ll have LIVE MUSIC, SNACKS and DRINKS! Friday, July 6th at 9:30pm @Comedy Works South. 21+ free admission – no tickets or RSVP required!


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FDA Approves First Cannabis-Based Medication to Treat Epilepsy



On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-derived medication used to treat certain forms of epilepsy. The drug, Epidiolex, is made from cannabidiol (CBD) and contains no THC. This is the first time the FDA has approved a cannabis-based medication…


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Canada Becomes 2nd Country to Legalize Marijuana



Canada legalized recreational marijuana on Tuesday, becoming the second country in the world to end cannabis prohibition. The Cannabis Act legalizes marijuana possession, home growing, and adult-use sales.


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Bi-Partisan STATES Act Would Protect States’ Rights to Legal Cannabis



Republicans and Democrats have teamed up to create marijuana reform legislation called the STATES Act – an effort that would give additional protections to states that have legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana…


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Hickenlooper Vetoes 3 Bills; Gives OK For School Nurses to Administer Medical Cannabis



Governor John Hickenlooper vetoed several cannabis bills this week including one that would have allowed customers and patients to sample edible and vaping products at dispensaries in “tasting rooms.” The bill would have limited purchases in tasting rooms to 10 milligrams active THC in an infused product or one-quarter gram of marijuana concentrate. Smoking flower in […]


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“Right to Try” Law Allows Terminal Patients Access to Medical Marijuana



President Trump signed the “Right to Try” bill into law, which allows terminally ill patients to try experimental treatments and drugs that have not yet been approved by the (FDA)–including medical marijuana…


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United Kingdom May Be World’s Largest Exporter of Cannabis



The United Kingdom bans cannabis while being the world’s largest exporter. However, cannabis production in the UK is almost entirely geared towards pharmaceuticals….


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Pennsylvania Universities Approved for Cannabis Research



Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced Monday that eight universities in the state have been licensed to begin studying cannabis for medical purposes!


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FDA-Approved Cannabis PTSD Study Almost Complete



The first FDA-approved study on the effects of cannabis in treating veterans’ PTSD is nearly complete, and we could be one step closer to federally legalizing cannabis as a treatment!


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Majority of Americans Support States Rights to Legal Weed



New poll shows 63% of Americans think that marijuana should be legalized nationwide – that’s the largest level of support for legal cannabis measured and its up from 51% in 2012…


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Millennials: The Generation That Ends Cannabis Prohibition?



If there’s one thing we can definitely thank millennials for: its their love of cannabis – and if this like-minded generation has anything to say about it, the days of marijuana prohibition are numbered!


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Marijuana Taxes May Ease Denver Housing Crisis



A proposal to use sales tax proceeds from rec. marijuana sales in Colorado could help bolster funds used for affordable housing in the city!


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FDA Seeks for Public Opinion About Descheduling Marijuana



The FDA is seeking public comment regarding the classification of marijuana as a Schedule I substance for both U.S. law and international drug agreements…


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Things to Do in Denver for 4/20 Week



The celebration of cannabis culture in the Mile High City has grown from one annual rally to a week chock full of 4/20 events. Check out this listing of some of the events we’re digging!


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The Mile High City Brings Bulk of Cannabis Revenue in Colorado 2017



According to new numbers released by the Colorado Department of Revenue, Denver accounted for over a third of the state’s total annual cannabis revenue, totaling $577.5 million…


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CBD Continues to Make Progress in Fight to End Cannabis Prohibition



While the end of marijuana prohibition is spreading across the U.S., there are still some states that are reluctant to enter into the brave new world of cannabis. But data compiled by MJ Biz Daily shows even in states with restrictive cannabis laws, there are still signs of progress–especially when it comes to CBD…


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Diversity Summit Looks to Empower Minority Cannabiz Leaders



This event headlined by former Broncos Terrell Davis aims to bring together minority cannabis entrepreneurs, workers, patients and consumers and to increase diversity within the cannabis industry…


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11-OH-THC Responsible for Making Edibles More Potent



Most people familiar with marijuana know about the rockstars of the cannabinoid world–THC and CBD–but there are more than 100 other cannabinoids produced by marijuana, including 11-OH-THC…


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Cannabis DNA: Mapping the Genome



Cannabis is credited with a whole host of therapeutic benefits, but a lot of the research is still anecdotal, until last month: two Colorado companies announced that they had mapped the cannabis genome…


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Olympic, MMA & NFL Athletes are Fighting for Legal Cannabis



Athletes are helping normalize cannabis use and want a legal marijuana alternative to opioids and painkillers, and anti-inflammatories for pain relief.


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Colorado Sells an Amazing $1.5 Billion in Cannabis!



Legal marijuana sales in Colorado last year broke yet another revenue record in 2017, when the state sold $1.51 billion worth of cannabis!


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Marijuana Job Market Continues to Grow



Widespread support for cannabis legalization has resulted in more states jumping into the industry and more businesses looking to hire. In 2016, job growth in the marijuana industry was only 18%. In 2017, job postings have increased 445%…


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Weed Delivery May Come to Colorado as Early as Sept.



Weed could be coming to a couch near you if Colorado legislators approve a proposed marijuana delivery program. The state could start issuing licenses as soon as Sept. if the law passes…


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Colorado Health Dept. Says Locals Know Their Weed



Colorado’s passion for weed probably comes as no surprise. But far from the stoner stereotype, Coloradoans are knowledgeable about marijuana laws, health effects, and risks…


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Do Cannabis Dispensaries Increase the Value of Your Home?



Researchers have found found that dispensaries selling recreational cannabis had a “large positive impact on neighboring property values.”…


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More States Will Legalize Cannabis in 2018



2018 could be one of the most active years for marijuana legalization, with 12 states are slated to vote on recreational or medical marijuana proposals…


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California Opens for Recreational Cannabis



Jan 1 2018 – California legalizes cannabis! California is home to nearly 40 million people–and expectations are high that the state’s marijuana market will earn billions of dollars…


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Goodbye 2017: A Year in Weed Review



We’re just days away from the start of a new year, the weed industry has grown faster than ever in 2017! Check out this roundup of all the major cannabis news in 2017…


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Enrollment Jumps for New Mexico’s Medical Marijuana Program



New Mexico’s medical marijuana program launched in 2007, but this year the state has seen a record number of enrollees. The state saw a 77 percent increase registered medical marijuana patients…


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Denver Coffee Shop First to Apply for Social Pot Use



More than a year after Denver voters approved social marijuana use at licensed businesses, the city has received its first application: The Coffee Joint in west Denver will be the first in the city to allow vaping and the consumption of edibles…


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Recreational Marijuana Sales Begin in California Jan. 1



2018 is just around the corner, and California’s recreational marijuana program is set to launch on January 1. The state is expected to become the country’s largest marijuana market, generating $4.5-$5 billion in annual sales…


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Las Vegas MJBizCon Brings Record Numbers



MjBizCon, the annual conference aimed at marijuana professionals and investors, wrapped up its sixth year earlier this month and established itself as the fastest-growing trade show in the country with a record number of vendors and attendees…


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Advertising Still Difficult for Cannabis Industry



Entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry face different challenges than companies in virtually every other sector. Unlike other industries, cannabis businesses don’t have the same access to banking and advertising, forcing them to MacGyver their way through day-to-day business operations. When it comes to advertising, cannabis companies are struggling to find good ways to promote themselves. Most […]


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CU Boulder Awarded Grant to Study Cannabis Use & Behavior



A study led by two University of Colorado professors will collect data from 1,000 sets of twins to test cannabis use and any changes in mood or behavior…


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Is Cannabis the Answer to America’s Opioid Crisis?



An editorial published by the Los Angeles Times on Monday posed a question that no one seems to be asking about the nation’s opioid epidemic: why aren’t we talking about medical marijuana as an alternative? More than 64,000 people died from drug overdoses last year, and that number is rapidly increasing. In 2016, the number of […]


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Cannabis Industry is Slowly Gaining Banking Services



29 states plus the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medical and/or recreational use, but financial institutions are still bound by federal law, making working with cannabis companies a legal risk…


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Marijuana Leads to Fewer Opioid Related Deaths



In the two years following the start of recreational marijuana sales in Colorado, a new study published by the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) found that opioid deaths in the state fell by 6.5 percent. Addiction to opioids, often prescribed by doctors to treat chronic pain, is higher than ever. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]


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The DARE Program Attempts to Make a Comeback



DARE is back, this time with a curriculum called “Keepin’ It REAL”. REAL stands for refuse, explain, avoid, leave. DARE is pushing the curriculum as a prevention program for middle school students as part of its mission to “teach students good decision making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives.”


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Gorilla Glue Settles in Trademark Suit vs. Cannabis Strain



The adhesive brand Gorilla Glue Co. has reached a settlement with the Las Vegas-based cannabis company behind Gorilla Glue #4…


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California: A Testing Ground for E-commerce Weed Delivery



California is uniquely placed to become the testing ground for e-commerce weed delivery when recreational marijuana sales begin in 2018…


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Coloradoans Increasingly Turn to Marijuana for Relief



Sometimes it feels like people don’t agree on anything these days, so it’s reassuring to find that, in Colorado at least, there’s still one thing that can bring people together: weed. At least according to a new survey released by Consumer Research Around Cannabis. Consumer Research compiled data from Denver and Colorado Springs, the state’s two […]


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Hawaii the First State to Require Debit-Only Cannabis Sales



Beginning Oct. 1, Hawaii will be the first state in the U.S. to require cashless-only cannabis sales using a debit app called CanPay…


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Alaska’s Adult Use Cannabis Market Sets New Sales Record



The Alaska Department of Revenue collected nearly $600,000 in marijuana tax revenue during July- about a third total marijuana tax revenue last year…


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Denver Gets Ready to Issue Cannabis Social Use Licenses



The problem of where to consume cannabis in Colorado has been an issue since recreational marijuana use was approved by voters in 2012. Now, five years later, the city of Denver is ready to become the first in the nation to launch a program allowing businesses to set up social marijuana consumption areas.


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Mountain High Suckers Participates in the Clinic’s Charity Classic 2017



We are so privileged to live in amazing state with safe legal access to cannabis and great organizations like our friends at the Clinic who put on their annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament at Arrowhead Golf Club which managed to raise over $100,000 for MS this year…


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Justice Department Blocks DEA Cannabis Research



A year after the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) began accepting applications to grow cannabis for research it appears that the Department of Justice (DOJ), with the pressure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, are blocking researchers from moving ahead with their proposals. The DEA has received 25 research proposals, but so far none of them […]


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Hawaii Opens First Medical Marijuana Dispensary After 17-Year Wait



After a 17-year wait, Hawaii’s 18,000 medical marijuana patients will finally have a place to shop. Maui Grown Therapies is set to open next week, having been the first dispensary to receive approval from the Department of Health to begin selling medical cannabis. “Clearly this is a historic day not just for Maui but for […]


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New Jersey Senator Introduces Bill to End Cannabis Prohibition



New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker introduced the Marijuana Justice Act this week, a bill that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana, as well as begin to address social justice issues that have resulted from the war on drugs…


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Colorado’s $100 Million/Month of Cannabis Sales the “New Norm”



Another month, another record-breaking amount of cannabis sales in Colorado. The cannabis industry achieved a milestone in May, with $100 million in pot sales for the 12th consecutive month. “I think that $100 million a month (in sales) are the new norm,” said Bethany Gomez, director of research for Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research firm…


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Massachusetts Court Rules Employees Can’t be Fired for Using Medical Cannabis



Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided on Monday that employers in the state cannot fire employees for medical cannabis use. The termination violated state anti-discrimination laws…


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Nevada Governor Declares State of Emergency After Weed Runs Low



Two weeks after recreational marijuana sales began, dispensaries are running out of cannabis to sell and Nevada Gov. has declared a state of emergency…


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A Small Win for Cannabis Industry Banking



Denver-based credit union, Fourth Corner, has another shot at bringing banking to the cannabis industry. Since the beginning, banking has always been an issue for cannabis businesses since cannabis is still federally illegal, but this marks a small step forward in progress…


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UN Report: Cannabis Still Hasn’t Caused One Overdose Death



Cannabis is the most widely used, cultivated, and confiscated drug on the planet, according to a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). But despite its use, there hasn’t been a single report of fatal cannabis overdose. The 2017 World Drug Report states that between 128 million to 238 million […]


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Recreational Cannabis in Nevada Hits a Roadblock



A Nevada judge issued an injunction that reverses the Tax Department’s decision to allow transporting recreational marijuana from growers to dispensaries…


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Come See Josh Blue and Mountain High Suckers at Colorado Harvest Co.



Come see Josh Blue and Mountain High Suckers Wednesday June 30th from 4pm to 7pm at Colorado Harvest Co. on Broadway!


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Medical Marijuana in Dispensaries Hawaii are Open but Unable to Sell



Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensary opens Thursday, but can’t sell cannabis because state labs testing medical marijuana have yet to be certified…


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Colorado Approves Medical Cannabis for PTSD



On Monday, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17, enabling physicians to prescribe #cannabis to patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (#PTSD). Veterans and patient advocates in Colorado have been working for years to get PTSD included on the list of qualifying conditions for medical cannabis…


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Visit Mountain High Suckers & Comedian Josh Blue at GroundSwell



Come visit Mountain High Suckers and Comedian Josh Blue this Wednesday June 7th from 3pm to 6pm at GroundSwell Cannabis Boutique in Denver!


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Colorado Cannabis Tax Revenue Exceeds $105 Million



Colorado governor John Hickenlooper signed a budget bill on Friday that earmarks how marijuana tax revenue will be spent. Marijuana is still big business in Colorado, and tax revenue from the 2016-2017 fiscal year brought more than $105 million to the state’s “Marijuana Cash Fund.”…


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Vermont Governor Vetoes Current Marijuana Bill



Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would have legalized recreational marijuana. Scott cited concerns about public safety, seeking changes to the bill that would include more aggressive penalties for driving while impaired or in the presence of children…


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Applications for Nevada Recreational Cannabis Sales Now Open



Good news Nevada cannabis enthusiasts: the application period for recreational cannabis sales is underway and stores are expected to open by July 1. Licenses will be distributed to currently operating medical marijuana dispensaries. Here’s everything you need to know about applying for a recreational cannabis license…


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Marijuana Boosts Memory in Aging Brains



A study in Nature Medicine says marijuana may boost cognitive function and memory in elderly brains–at least in mice. In past years, the focus of marijuana…


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Still Plenty of Investment Opportunity in Cannabis



While many players in the cannabis industry are a bit hesitant about its future given its still illegal status with the federal government, many cannabis entrepreneurs still see a lot of hope for the future of the industry. Traditionally, access to banking and venture capital has been difficult for new cannabis businesses. Lately, due to […]


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Ending Marijuana Prohibition Would Save Lives and Taxpayer Money



A father-daughter duo of public policy researchers have published a follow-up to their 2016 research that found prescriptions for medications like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in states with medical marijuana…


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Mountain High Suckers Partners with Comedian Josh Blue



Today we’re extremely excited to share the launch of our brand new collaboration with our friend, Colorado comedian Josh Blue: Josh Blue’s Dream – our favorite blueberry and watermelon flavored suckers made with Blue Dream strain cannabis extract, Josh’s favorite strain…


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National 420 Cannabis Week Events 2017



  Welcome to another 420 week! Pot enthusiasts across the country have a ton of events to choose from this year. Celebrate April 20th and legal weed and check out all the best cannabis festivities happening around the country this week: Colorado: If you’re new to cannabis and/or planning a trip to the Mile-High State, you […]


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Marijuana Could Benefit Native Tribes in Nevada



Last week, tribal leaders in Nevada testified in support of a bill that would bring the medical and recreational cannabis industry to tribal lands. Senate Bill 375, introduced by Sen. Tick Segerblom (D-Las Vegas), would allow the state to work with individual tribes whose tribal councils have approved medical and/or recreational cannabis. “The tribes would […]


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Alaska Debates Allowing On-Site Cannabis Use



The Alaska Marijuana Control Board to revive a proposal that would allow cannabis consumption at licensed pot shops. Voters approved recreational marijuana 2015 but the debate over social use in licensed shops continues….


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Marijuana Grown on Federal Research Farm Full of Mold and Lead



It turns out that cannabis used in government research isn’t all that great. Unlike commercial marijuana, the government product is stringy, light in color, and full of stems. If you’re used to the cannabis sold at dispensaries, chances are you wouldn’t even recognize the government product as weed…


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University of Denver Expands Cannabis Curriculum



The University of Denver is expanding its marijuana course offerings with a new “Business of Marijuana” class. A first for the Daniels College of Business, the class will focus on the expanding marijuana industry, including issues related to dispensaries, cultivation operations, and ancillary cannabis businesses…


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CBD is Starting a Medical Revolution



Once THC’s lesser known cousin, CBD is getting serious attention these days because of its potential use in treating a wide-range of medical conditions. So what is CBD and what are some of its therapeutic uses? Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know: So what exactly is CBD? CBD stands for cannabidiol, and it’s […]


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Smoke-Free Las Vegas Cannabis Cup Celebrates Nevada’s End of Marijuana Prohibition



Las Vegas’ second-ever High Times Cannabis Cup wasn’t the toke-friendly festival that many hoped it would be–organizers were forced to make the Cup a cannabis-free event after a federal prosecutor sent a letter warning that anyone caught distributing or consuming marijuana would be subject to prosecution. The Cannabis Cup, produced by cannabis-centric magazine the High […]


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New Celebrities Launch Cannabis Brands, Help Normalize Industry



California is expected to become the largest recreational marijuana market in the country, so it’s not surprising that a number of celebrities are jumping on the marijuana bandwagon and creating their own cannabis brands. Industry experts say that by investing in cannabis celebrities like Willie Nelson, Whoopi Goldberg, Wiz Khalifa, and billionaire Richard Branson are helping […]


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Trump White House Indicates Possible Federal Crackdown on Marijuana



On Thursday, White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, told reporters that the Trump administration won’t be taking the same lax attitude towards marijuana as the Obama administration. At the press conference, Spicer said, “I do believe that you’ll see greater enforcement.” He said that while federal law prohibits raids of medical marijuana operations, “that’s very […]


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Pro-Marijuana Lawmakers Launch Cannabis Caucus



Thanks to a group of bipartisan lawmakers, cannabis is heading to Congress. At a press conference on Thursday, Republican congressmen Dana Rohrabacher (California) and Don Young (Alaska) joined Democrats Earl Blumenauer (Oregon) and Jared Polis (Colorado) to launch the Congressional Cannabis Caucus. The coalition is focused on easing tensions between federal and state drug laws and […]


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New Mexico Bill May Give Military Veterans Access to Medical Marijuana



The Senate Judiciary Committee in New Mexico approved a bill that would make all military veterans eligible for a medical marijuana card. The Committee voted 7-3 along party lines to send the bill to the full Senate for a vote. The changes to the state’s Medical Cannabis Program would automatically allow veterans to enroll without […]


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Collaboration: Mountain High Suckers + Groundswell Denver



Mountain High Suckers is pleased to announce a collaboration with our friends at Groundswell Cannabis! We’ve infused 4 of our classic Mountain High Suckers flavors with Groundswell’s exclusive strain Logic Diesel – their DJ Logic special, a euphoric and exciting yet relaxing sativa strain, to create Logic Pops. You can get this exclusive Logic Diesel […]


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Illinois State Treasurer Urges Trump to Let Banks Work with the Cannabis Industry



The uneasy relationship between cannabis and the banking industry could improve if Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs has anything to do with it. Frerichs issued a press release Monday, urging the Trump administration to give clear guidance to financial institutions regarding medical marijuana. In his letter, he urged President Trump to reassure banks that they […]


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Denver: First U.S. City to Allow Public Cannabis Use



Denver is one step closer to setting guidelines for public marijuana use in clubs and businesses located in Denver. The initiative, passed by voters in November, allows adults 21 and older to consume cannabis at marijuana clubs and places like yoga studios, art galleries, and coffee shops. Regulators met with business owners, cannabis activists and detractors, […]


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Will Jeff Sessions Crack Down on Legal Marijuana?



In his Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) answered questions about his stance on marijuana and the enforcement of federal laws. Sessions, President-elect Trump’s choice for U.S. attorney general, has been a staunch opponent of legal cannabis, making many in the cannabis industry nervous. In April 2016, Sessions criticized the Obama administration […]


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Pro-Cannabis Supporters to Give Free Marijuana on Inauguration Day



In response to Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for attorney general by President-elect Trump, a group of marijuana advocates are lighting up in protest at the upcoming inauguration. Sessions has been a long-time prohibitionist and marijuana detractor, and should he receive the nomination, many pot supporters are worried. Representative Jared Polis, a Democrat from Colorado, said […]


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2016: The Year in Weed



2016 was a bummer for a lot of people, but 2016 marked a turning point in cannabis prohibition. Here are a few of the biggest cannabis news stories of the year: One Election to Rule them All In the early months of 2016, the presidential race had a slew of candidates -all with very different stances on marijuana. While […]


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Recreational Marijuana Won’t Tax Nevada’s Budget



Nevada state regulators are confident that launching the recreational marijuana market won’t strain the state budget, in large part because they plan to use funds from the state’s medical marijuana program to offset startup costs. Democratic state Sen. Tick Segerblom told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that up front costs include licensing and inspections of the […]


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First Recreational Cannabis Shops Open in Anchorage This Month



Anchorage, Alaska’s most populous city, will finally see its first retail marijuana shops open for business on December 17. The state’s first dispensary opened October 29 in Valdez, nearly two years after Alaskans voted to legalize recreational cannabis sales. Dispensaries have been popping up around Alaska, but unlike other cities, Anchorage requires marijuana business applications […]


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President Obama Talks Marijuana



In an “exit interview” with Rolling Stone, President Obama spoke about decriminalizing marijuana and treating cannabis as a public-health issue rather than a criminal one. “Look, I’ve been very clear about my belief that we should try to discourage substance abuse. And I am not somebody who believes that legalization is a panacea. But I […]


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Denver First U.S. City to Allow Social Pot Use



During last week’s election, Denver voters approved an initiative that will allow private businesses to permit social cannabis use by adults. The initiative passed with the support of 53.4% of the city’s voters. Implementation of the measure will solve a longstanding problem in Denver: where to consume legally purchased cannabis. Although Colorado legalized recreational use […]


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The State of Marijuana: 2016



We made it! The election is finally over–and the big winner is definitely cannabis.   Recreational marijuana initiatives were on the ballot in five states, with Arizona as the only holdout. Here are the state-by-state results: Arizona: Proposition 205, which would have legalized recreational marijuana use for adults 21 and older, failed, with 52% against. […]


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Cannabis is Quickly Becoming Colorado’s Largest Industry



A new study released by the Marijuana Policy Group shows that Colorado marijuana sales contributed $2.39 billion to the state’s economy in 2015–more taxable revenue than Colorado’s arts and sports venues combined ($777.3 million). To put those numbers in perspective, Colorado produced 112.0 metric tons of flower and 132 metric tons of flower-equivalent marijuana (concentrates, edibles). […]


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Debunking Prohibitionists’ Cannabis Dosed Halloween Candy Fears



Anti-marijuana group Don’t Let Florida Go to Pot and Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings are playing on parents’ fears by spreading the message that pot-infused candy will be handed out to children on Halloween. “Officials came together today to warn that Florida children who go door to door for candy on Halloween may one day be […]


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Medical Marijuana Debate Heats up in Florida



A proposed amendment that would legalize medical marijuana in Florida has become a central issue in the state this election. With voting only nineteen days away, voters have little time left to consider the issue. In a heated Tuesday night debate, undecided voters had the opportunity to listen to the pros and cons of Amendment […]


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The Majority of Americans Support Cannabis Legalization



A new survey released by the Pew Research Center indicates that the number of Americans who support marijuana legalization are higher than ever. 57% approve legalization, while only 37% think cannabis should be outlawed. To put the huge shift in opinion in perspective, ten years ago approval was at just 32%, with 60% of adults […]


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Florida Vote Could Create the Country’s Second Largest Medical Marijuana Market



On November 8th, Floridians will once again vote on a proposed medical marijuana amendment. Amendment 2 would broaden medical marijuana access and expand the number of debilitating conditions eligible for treatment. A vote in 2014 barely defeated a similar medical marijuana amendment. The measure received about 57% of the vote; 60% support is required to […]


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Boom Time: Four Cannabis Companies Among Elite Inc. 500 List



Inc. magazine has named four cannabis companies in its annual list of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The rankings include companies in mainstream industries and are a subset of the Inc. 5000 list. Of the fastest-growing cannabis businesses, Leafly came out on top at number 76. One of the big names in […]


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Cannabis Buyer’s Remorse? Not in Colorado



Four years after voters approved Amendment 64, do Coloradans regret legalizing cannabis? Not according to a new poll that shows the majority of voters in the state, 51 percent, would oppose repealing the amendment if it were to appear on the ballot. When asked about Amendment 64’s impact on Colorado, 47 percent said legal cannabis has […]


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Denver Social Cannabis Initiative to Appear on November Ballot



A ballot initiative could solve a longstanding problem in Denver: where to consume legally purchased cannabis. Although Colorado legalized recreational use in 2012, Amendment 64 does not allow for public use of marijuana. This puts tourists to the city in a bind–outside of the few pot-friendly hotels, there’s not really any legal place to consume […]


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Colorado Marijuana DUI Laws Under Question



In Colorado, the number of people arrested for driving under the influence of cannabis is up by 25% so far this year. However, growing evidence shows that many of these arrests are based on sobriety benchmarks that just aren’t valid when it comes to cannabis. Marijuana laws got off the ground in Colorado largely because […]


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Employees in States with Medical Marijuana Take Fewer Sick Days



A recent study published in the journal Health Economics, found that in states with medical marijuana laws, workplace absenteeism has decreased. The research found that, “respondents were 8% less likely to report being absent from work due to health issues after medical marijuana laws” were passed. Darin F. Ullman, an economist, decided to research before-and-after sick-day data […]


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Court Rules that Cops Can’t Search Motorists Based on State Residency



On Tuesday, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled that law enforcement officers cannot stop and search vehicles belonging to motorists with out-of-state license plates that have legalized marijuana. The ruling comes after a civil lawsuit filed by Peter Vasquez against two Kansas Highway Patrol officers. Vasquez, who was driving alone on I-70 […]


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DEA Rejects Petition to Reclassify Marijuana



The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has denied a petition that would have reclassified cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act. The petition was filed by two former state governors, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, and New Mexico nurse practitioner Bryan Krumm. Cannabis is currently a Schedule I drug, classified as a substance that […]


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Help Fight MS with Mountain High Suckers



Mountain High Suckers is thrilled to be a sponsor of the 7th Annual Clinic Charity Classic Golf Tournament.  Since 2009, the annual event has raised approximately $300,000 for the Colorado-Wyoming chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Proceeds are used to benefit MS patients and to fund research dedicated to finding a cure for the […]


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Americans are Smoking More Weed Than Ever



A new Gallup poll shows that one in eight Americans smoke marijuana–a number that’s doubled in the last three years. In 2013, only 7 percent of adults said they were marijuana smokers. Gallup’s July poll this year reported that 13 percent currently use marijuana, equating to more than 33 million cannabis users in the U.S. […]


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7 Healing Benefits of Cannabis



There’s a mountain of anecdotal evidence about the healing benefits of marijuana. As acceptance of the drug increases nationwide, new research will only enhance our knowledge of cannabis and its use in treating various conditions and diseases. In no particular order, here are 7 healing benefits of cannabis: 1. Dravet’s Syndrome Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who […]


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Small Colorado Town Reports False Positive of THC in Water Supply



Hugo, a small town located on the Eastern Plains of Colorado, made headlines last week after county officials released a warning not to drink, cook, or bathe with local local tap water because of suspected THC contamination. Almost immediately, scientists and cannabis experts were skeptical of the news, pointing out that cannabinoids, including THC, are […]


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Medical Marijuana Saves Medicare Millions of Dollars



A new study has found that states with a medical marijuana program have reduced costs to Medicare Part D, as well as reduced prescription drug use. The study, published in Health Affairs, looked at drugs like antidepressants, muscle relaxants, opioids, and sedatives for which marijuana is used as an alternative treatment. Researchers examined Medicare Part D […]


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Mountain High Suckers: THC Magazine Review



Earlier this year, in their April 4/20 addition, THC Magazine wrote a great review of our Pineapple Toasted Coconut Sucker. Check it out below: “The Pineapple Toasted Coconut sucker from Mountain High Suckers is potent in both THC and CBD. First off, this lollipop looks amazing. The toasted coconut flakes are suspended in pineapple infused […]


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Review: Mountain High Suckers in Culture Magazine



Earlier in April, Mountain High Suckers had the privilege of being reviewed and featured in Culture Magazine! Check out the reviews below from Culture and download a special sample of the April edition. Butterscotch Toffee Sucker “Mountain High Suckers is known for their array of creative suckers, like this Butterscotch Toffee Sucker. The butterscotch sucker head is […]


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Ballot Initiative Could Limit THC Potency in Colorado



The Colorado Supreme Court gave approval for a petition that would limit the amount of THC in Colorado marijuana. Anti-pot supporters of the initiative must gather 98,000 signatures by August 8 for the proposal to appear on the November ballot. Supporters believe that marijuana–both medical and recreational–is too potent and that current packaging and warning labels are […]


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Nevada Looks to Expand Legal Cannabis Market



This November, voters in Nevada will consider whether or not to approve the sale of recreational marijuana. The state already has a medical cannabis program, which includes eight specific conditions that qualify patients for a medical marijuana card: cancer, glaucoma, AIDS and conditions that include muscle spasms, seizures, severe nausea, severe pain or wasting. Currently, […]


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Colorado Bans Cannabis Infused Gummy Bears



Starting July 1, cannabis-infused gummy bears and other marijuana edibles shaped like animals, fruits or humans will be banned in Colorado. After approval by the state House and Senate, Governor Hickenlooper signed House Bill 1436 into law on June 10. Colorado already requires edible pot sold on the recreational market to come in serving sizes […]


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Cannabis Sales Hit New $117M High in Colorado



Colorado medical and recreational cannabis sales reached a new high in April, totaling $117.4 million worth of flower, edibles and concentrates. This is the highest monthly total since recreational sales began in 2014. Based on 2015 sales, an analytics company found that three of the most profitable days of the year for cannabis sales are during […]


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Mountain High Suckers Sweet Pieces Cannabis Edibles On Sale Now!



There’s been a lot of attention in the media lately about the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, but for many people the idea of smoking cannabis is a real turn off. For new users who are interested in exploring the benefits of cannabis, edibles are a great alternative. Mountain High Suckers have been making infused hard […]


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Cannabis Industry Entrepreneurs Get Together at 3rd Annual Cannabis Business Summit & Expo



The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is hosting the 3rd annual Cannabis Business Summit and Expo June 20-22 in Oakland, CA. As the nation’s only trade association supporting the legal cannabis industry, the event will bring together policy makers, growers, dispensaries, edible manufacturers, and ancillary cannabis businesses. Over 3,000 attendees are expected at the event, including entrepreneurs from […]


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Oregon Set to Sell Rec Cannabis Edibles and Extracts June 2



Starting June 2, marijuana-infused edibles, extracts and non-psychoactive topical products will be available for recreational sale in Oregon. Medical cardholders in Oregon already have access to marijuana edibles. Since October, marijuana flower, starter plants, and seeds have been available for recreational sale. The Oregon Health Authority issued a bulletin detailing guidelines for edible sales: Retail customers, who […]


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Mountain High Suckers Featured on BBC News



Recently, Mountain High Suckers products were featured in a BBC News article focused on explaining the legal cannabis market in Colorado to a British audience. The author begins at a Colorado based, cannabis friendly bed and breakfast and is surprised to see the scale of the amount and diversity of cannabis based products. Other than CLEAR, a […]


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Recall: Proactive Service



Hello Everyone, We want to take this opportunity to reach out to you and let you know how this recall came to pass and what we’re doing to prevent it from happening again in the future. Our company was notified that there was a possibility some of our products could contain pesticides not allowed for […]


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MHS Recall



Hello Everyone! Today a recall is being issued on some of our medical and recreational products so we wanted to take this opportunity to address the matter and sincerely apologize to our patients and customers. A couple of weeks ago it was brought to our attention that our products may contain pesticides that have been […]


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Review: Culture Magazine



This week, Mountain High Suckers have another review out in Culture magazine! For years, the only time you heard about lozenges were from a strange man in the Alps. Fast forward to 2015 and Mountain High Suckers are making them the coolest—and not in a mentholated way. Our pack had three flavors, our favorite being […]


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Kind Pain Management : Customer Appreciation Party



Come join Mountain High Suckers, O-Pen, craft, Apothecanna, Incredibles, Julies and more at Kind Pain Management Lakewood’s 2015 Customer Appreciation Party. Saturday, August 29th 11am to 5pm In the Parking Lot 2636 Youngfield St, Lakewood


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Recreational Opening at GroundSwell



Come celebrate with us! GroundSwell is proud to announce that we are now open for Recreational sales. Join us Friday-Sunday (5/29-5/31) for great specials, swag, giveaways and more! Mountain High Suckers will be there. Check out all our weekend specials and gift packs: www.groundswelldenver.com/grand


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Review: Mountain High Suckers in August The Hemp Connoisseur



This month, Mountain High Suckers was reviewed in the Hemp Connoisseur magazine! Edibles with CBD enriched medicine are always in demand and Mountain High Suckers has been one of the pioneers. They offer a wide selection of flavors with their hard candies and suckers. For patients who are looking for quality CBD products or looking […]


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