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The Ins and Outs of the Indo Expo

January 19th, 2019

The Indo Expo is returning to Denver next weekend, where the cannabis industry’s premier trade show first started almost six years ago. Since then, they’ve expanded their show presentation to include San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon; but Denver, Colorado is where it all began. This year, there will be 350+ exhibitors, showcasing hundreds of companies, brands, and product lines representing all areas of the cannabis industry. With an expectation of 10,000 attendees and a full lineup of educational seminars, workshops, and demonstrations, it can be a lot to navigate. This is why... Read More

Cannabis and Athletics at the MJ for MDs 2018

October 20th, 2018

The Marijuana for Medical Professionals 2018 conference in Denver started on Sunday morning, October 14th, wrapped up at the end of the day on Tuesday, October 16th, and it was incredible! I spent three packed days soaking up valuable cannabis education from physicians, nurses, and other leading experts in the industry. With the majority of these presentations being accredited for continuing medical and nursing education credits, it was one of the most comprehensive and informative conferences I’ve had the pleasure of attending. On top of learning so much, I’m very happy to report there was... Read More

Marijuana for Medical Professionals Returns to Denver – Oct 14-16th

September 29th, 2018

The Biennial Marijuana for Medical Professionals Conference is one of the most comprehensive professional cannabis conferences in the country. It’s the longest running medical cannabis conference in Colorado, offering certified Continuing Medical Education credits for doctors, nurses, health care professionals, and anyone looking to continue their medical education in cannabis. It also offers expert training for budtenders, dispensaries, MIPs, and labs, that count for Continuing Education credits. I’m excited to say I’ll be attending as press to bring you exclusive coverage of the event! I... Read More

How 22 Pushups Could Save a Veteran’s Life

November 11th, 2017

It’s Veteran’s Day. This day, we as a nation, have set aside to honor our veterans for their service, their families for their sacrifices, and all those whose live’s have been touched by the tragic effects of war. Many of us have known a family member, friend, or co-worker who has served for our country. My grandfather is a veteran of the US Army who fought in the Korean War. My father is a disabled US Air Force veteran, and I have a very close friend, who I consider a brother, currently serving in the Army, overseas in the Middle East. In my previous life of finance, back in Missouri, I... Read More

Cannabis, in the name of freedom.

May 29th, 2017

What is Memorial Day?  No, it is NOT the official kick-off to summer, but instead a solemn day to remember fallen soldiers who took their last breath defending our freedom.  For our veterans, this ‘holiday’ is a reminder of war, uncertainty, and conflict.  However, the scars of loss and war go much deeper with a condition called PTSD.  But guess what, cannabis can help! What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that develops after one experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. In the US military, PTSD  affects, on average, about 15% of those who serve. In past... Read More

Confessions Of A Budtender

January 28th, 2015

The question I hear most at my job is something along the lines of, “I mean, do you really like your job?” And, it usually comes from a woman between 60 and 80 years old who is wearing bedazzled jeans and refuses to even smell the flower we have on display. After I was asked this several times, I took a moment to really think about my truthful answer. I work over 40 hours a week, with little to no breaks throughout my day. I deal with complaints about ridiculous things and at least once a weeks someone calls me a b*%$# for not accepting their drivers license with void punched into it.... Read More

Organic Cannabis: Why wouldn’t you?

January 21st, 2015

I, like all other people, have my opinions on political and social arguments. Same sex marriage, a woman’s right to choose, fracking. Most of these things, I chose to vote on when the time comes, leaving my personal opinion out of conversations at work, The Pearl Street Pub, and the dinner table. However, the one topic I will speak for, anytime, anywhere, at any dinner table is the importance of growing and producing organic food. Purple Peppers,  Gala Apples, and Palisade Peaches. Pesticide free and grown with love. These are all things we hunt for at the farmers market every year, waiting... Read More

Light(en) Up, Lyons!

January 14th, 2015

High five to you, Colorado! So many wonderful things have happened in our first year of recreational cannabis sales. By the time April 20th, 2014 rolled up, our state had collected over $10,000,000 in taxes from recreational cannabis sales. Crime rates have gone down and there is a whole new job market which has exceeded the number of law enforcement officers–statewide. Sorry, Nebraska and Oklahoma, I think we’re here to stay. I’m sure you’re all familiar with the dusty town of Lyons. With their 25 mile per hour speed zones and classically cow painted dairy bar, how could... Read More

Smoke A Joint In Their Shoes

January 7th, 2015

As each new year arrives, I try not to hold my resolutions to high standards. Let’s face it, a “New Year’s resolution” rarely lasts more than 10 days. So, as 2015 rolled in, my goal for the following 365 days would be to show more gratitude for the things that I have access to each day. A warm bed. Being able to feed Snacks and Meatball, my two cats. Clean water. And, lastly, legal cannabis. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job in the cannabis industry. However, I can’t tell you how often I hear deep sighs of disappointment and patrons complaining. I mean, come... Read More

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: Aspen Vape Pen

December 24th, 2014

The holiday season is at its peak! Feasts are being prepared, fires are being stoked, and stoners are gathering for drinks & a festive toke! Excuse my lyrical words, as I simply couldn’t resist! I am writing to you from my living room where kittens are sleeping, the Christmas tree glowing, and Dr. Suess’ The Grinch is playing in the background. When you put aside the termites in his smile and the garlic in his soul, The Grinch truly knew what was up! Whilst stealing the roast beast, he also snagged the last can of who hash! Hash has been a consistent trend in the past 40 years.... Read More

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: Mary’s Medicinals Patches

December 17th, 2014

Hair down to my bum, personally altered Grateful Dead t-shirts, bare feet. Fast forward ten years to a shoulder length bob, lace dresses, and heeled boots. If fifteen-year-old Emma Devine did not scream “I love marijuana!” I don’t know what does. I’ve developed into a young woman working in the publishing world and frankly, I can’t show up to editorial meetings looking like I just put down my neighbors bong. In Boulder there is no need to be hush-hush about my cannabis rituals but once I leave the “Boulder Bubble” the story changes.  Much like my toned down hippie garb, sometimes... Read More

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: Mountain High Suckers

December 10th, 2014

There aren’t many things that I love more than candy and Christmas stockings. This year being the first holiday season with legal cannabis in Colorado, I expect Boulder resident stockings will be hung by the fire, stuffed with edible and smokeable marijuana treats! There is one treat in particular which I am hoping to find in my green knit stocking this year, and that is a Mountain High Sucker. Peppermint, cinnamon, lemon lime, oh my! Whether you prefer, berry, citrus, or butterscotch, Mountain High Sucker has a flavor for you. These lollipops don’t just pack a delicious flavor, but... Read More

Dispensary Etiquette: The Right Way To Shop For Cannabis

November 26th, 2014

The art of being a budtender is making customers feel comfortable and excited about purchasing cannabis. There are many elements that dispensaries provide to make these emotions happen: flowering house plants, relaxing music, local artwork, a shop dog, and much more. The one element that is out of the dispensary’s hands is how customers interact with their staff and the other patrons. With emotions flying, I can understand how you can get carried away or find yourself in your own world. Whether it’s your first time or you are a veteran shopper, consider the following elements that you bring... Read More

Edible Marijuana: No Two Cookies Are The Same

November 12th, 2014

“Well, I don’t want to smoke anything. I’d rather just eat…” the woman pauses, searches the cooler, and points, “that cookie!” I truly admire when people are comfortable saying yes or no to products in a dispensary. It’s all about finding the right fit. However, when “that cookie!” has 65 milligrams of THC, the experience of shopping for marijuana becomes, well, more of a lesson. The horror stories you hear on the news sprout from consumers who weren’t educated on the product they purchased or did not listen to the advice they were given. Edibles are awesome, you just... Read More

Five Things You Need To Know: Cannabis in Colorado

November 5th, 2014

Marijuana in Colorado just isn’t what it was in Vermont. I mean that in the most wonderful of ways. Cannabis has been a part of my life for over ten years, but when I relocated to Colorado in 2012, my perspective changed. The pot sold in dispensaries is grown by horticulturists who have tailored the cannabis plant, providing classic strains and creating new ones. It’s truly one giant experiment that starts in seed and ends in indulgence. Without trying to sound like a Disney movie, it’s a whole new world! With a new world comes curiosity and even fear. I intend to explore with... Read More