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Boulder’s cannabis data leader BDS Analytics scoops $3.5 million investment

Boulder’s cannabis data leader BDS Analytics scoops $3.5 million investment

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 3, 2018

One of the cannabis industry’s leaders in data repository has managed to bag a rather sizeable investment of $3.5 million. The Boulder-based company is BDS Analytics. With an investment of this magnitude, BDS can transform its dreams of expanding on a national and international scale into a reality. The funds will be ...

5 health-boosting drinks to increase your high from cannabis

5 health-boosting drinks to increase your high from cannabis

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 4, 2018

Are you concerned that your tolerance to cannabis is affecting your high? If so, it might be time to pair your buds with beverages for an even stronger high than ever before. As our knowledge of the cannabis plant grows, so does our ability to adjust the factors that influence the effects. This is ...

This 25-year-old weed-smoking runner is sponsored by a cannabis company

This 25-year-old weed-smoking runner is sponsored by a cannabis company

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

April 25, 2018

Avery Collins is not your average 25-year-old. Not only is the young athlete a professional long-distance runner but also, he consumes cannabis as part of his daily running routine. On a typical week, Collins will cover 140 miles of land around Centennial State and approximately 20 to 40 miles...

Colorado auto fatalities have increased, but cannabis isn’t necessarily to blame

Colorado auto fatalities have increased, but cannabis isn’t necessarily to blame

March 28, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor The number of people who have died in car accidents who tested positive for cannabis has been steadily increasing in Colorado since 2013, according to The Denver Post. Anti-cannabis activists have been trying to blame auto deaths on legalization for years, bu...

Wholesale cannabis prices fell fast in 2017, and they aren’t stopping

Wholesale cannabis prices fell fast in 2017, and they aren’t stopping

March 8, 2018

The price per pound of legal cannabis has been plummeting for a year and a half, and it isn't stopping, according to a new report. Analysts at Cannabis Benchmarks, an independent price reporting agency, found the price per pound of legal cannabis dropped 13 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. Their pr...

California could become the biggest cannabis job creator among pot-friendly states

California could become the biggest cannabis job creator among pot-friendly states

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

March 5, 2018

It may only be just two months since California legalized recreational cannabis sales, but the weed-friendly state is already being catapulted to the forefront of the industry.   Recent data from online job marketplace ZipRecruiter shows how the majority of cannabis-focused jobs posted on their market...

Colorado Senator and US Attorney General Sessions protest, butt heads over Cole Memo

Colorado Senator and US Attorney General Sessions protest, butt heads over Cole Memo

Annureet Kaur

February 12, 2018

Political unrest reached an all time high after Colorado senator decided to protest against US Attorney General Jeff Sessions action to repeal the Cole Memo – a memo that prevented federal interference in states with legal cannabis laws. Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner threatened to hold up Department of Justice nominations until Sessions made changes. ...

Colorado is now home to the first US-bred CDA approved hemp seed

Colorado is now home to the first US-bred CDA approved hemp seed

Annureet Kaur

January 17, 2018

Colorado just became home to the first U.S.-bred hemp seed to qualify as Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) certified seed. New West Genetics, Ft. Collins, Colo., submitted their variety of seed called NWG-ELITE–the first ever U.S.-bred hemp seed to pass the Colorado Department...

New cannabis regulations ban cartoon characters to increase safety

New cannabis regulations ban cartoon characters to increase safety

Sara Tiradossi

December 14, 2017

New state regulations in Colorado are now banning edibles shaped like humans, animals or fruit, and products that resemble realistic animal fruit, including artistic, caricature, cartoon characters or fictional humans. According to Mike Hartman, executive director for the Colorado Department of Revenue,...

Teen cannabis use has dropped significantly in legal cannabis states

Teen cannabis use has dropped significantly in legal cannabis states

Sara Tiradossi

December 13, 2017

Statistics are increasingly proving cannabis use among teenagers dropped in states where cannabis is legal, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Colorado reported the most significant drop, where the rates between individuals aged 12-17 fell almost 2 percent from 11.13 percen...

One third of adults are cannabis consumers in cannabis legal states

One third of adults are cannabis consumers in cannabis legal states

Sara Tiradossi

December 7, 2017

According to a recent survey, up to 65 percent of adults stated they consumed cannabis at least “a few times every week.” The survey, which came from canna-business consulting firm Enlucem, considered 1,000 adults above the age of 21 in California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Colorado to f...

Colorado to use $10 million from cannabis taxes to pay teachers

Colorado to use $10 million from cannabis taxes to pay teachers

Sara Tiradossi

November 15, 2017

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper recently introduced his proposal for the 2018-2019 budget, and included $10 million to hire and retain teachers in the state using cannabis taxes money. This $10 million, that comes from Colorado’s Marijuana Tax Cash Fund, will help find qualified people to fill...

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