Planting local roots: Terrapin Care Station connects in Eugene

The Terrapin Care Station (TCS) team just got back from Eugene, Ore., and we couldn't be more thrilled with the connections we made out there. As the Register-Guard pointed out, TCS has been busy "planting local roots." Our trip was well timed, following a story that...

Republican Cory Gardner emerges as cannabis champion

Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has emerged as a champion for the cannabis industry, supporting efforts to provide tax relief and pushing back against federal intervention. Gardner’s most significant support yet for the cannabis industry came recently after U.S....

I learned a lot walking into the heart of cannabis opposition

I recently walked into the lion’s den. This former political reporter turned cannabis flack coughed up the $15 to attend a symposium in October at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colo. The symposium was titled, “Marijuana’s True Impact on Colorado.” It was...

Backfire? Jeff Sessions’ marijuana memo could bring legalization

An unsurprising move by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era memo on marijuana may have provided the impetus needed to achieve federal legalization. Many cannabis businesses and stakeholders felt reassured by the outpouring of support from...

Cannabis industry takes ‘looping’ seriously

Westword recently reported that the “Sweet Leaf raids cast shadow over pot industry.” We get why Westword would take the leap. When one of us in the cannabis industry is accused of bad practices, it can impact all of us. To be clear – the claims against Sweet Leaf...

‘Iron Mike’ could deliver knockout punch against opioids

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson appears to be going for a knockout punch against health issues facing veterans. For this, Terrapin Care Station and "Iron Mike" agree. According to the Blast, Tyson and two business partners have plans to build a “cannabis...

State cannabis tasting rooms effort offers local certainty

After more than a year since Denver voters approved legal marijuana consumption establishments, the city finally received its first applications. Utopia All Natural Wellness and Spa, one of two proposed consumption facilities, would be located at 1244 Grant St. near...

POLITICS

Even conservative regions considering legalization

Even conservative regions considering legalization

Conservative Colorado Springs may reconsider its ban on recreational cannabis as cash flows to the city’s neighbors. The Los Angeles Times takes a look at shifting perspectives in one of the most conservative parts of Colorado. Polling suggests that Colorado Springs...

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Republican Cory Gardner emerges as cannabis champion

Republican Cory Gardner emerges as cannabis champion

Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has emerged as a champion for the cannabis industry, supporting efforts to provide tax relief and pushing back against federal intervention. Gardner’s most significant support yet for the cannabis industry came recently after U.S....

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INDUSTRY

Statewide ban on public consumption holding locals back

Statewide ban on public consumption holding locals back

As 303 Magazine points out, “Another major factor to consider (in what is preventing cannabis consumption establishments in Colorado) is the statewide prohibition on the consumption of cannabis in ‘open and public places.’” Lawmakers will have a chance to offer...

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OPIOID CRISIS

Life expectancy declines from rise in overdoses

Life expectancy declines from rise in overdoses

American life expectancy at birth declined for the second consecutive year in 2016, fueled by a staggering 21 percent rise in the death rate from drug overdoses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. Read story...

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Opioids kill more people than breast cancer

Opioids kill more people than breast cancer

Opioids now kill more people than breast cancer, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics. In 2016 alone, 42,249 U.S. drug fatalities – 66 percent of the total – involved opioids, the report says. That's over a thousand more than...

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FAKE NEWS

New cannabis opposition group targets kids with #FakeNews

New cannabis opposition group targets kids with #FakeNews

A new group, the Marijuana Accountability Coalition, announced its launch in November 2017 to “push back against the marijuana industry in Colorado.” The Denver-based group plans to have satellite organizations and volunteers across the state, including recovery...

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