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Boulder Take On Cannabis Rescheduling: Boon or Boondoggle?

May 2nd, 2024

There is no question for Boulderites, as I perceive it, that the Federal Government through the DEA, the conservative drug enforcement administration, has shifted its marijuana position. This is great news! BUT in spite of this outward showing of a softening attitude towards cannabis, specifically psychoactive marijuana, there are huge problems newly created by Schedule III. The benefit? The outward concrete move to reduce the severity of anti-marijuana laws is good. For states that do not have legal medical or recreational marijuana, the impact could be life-altering for some patients. So what’s... Read More

Pooch’s Pot Palooza: A Tale of Tails and THC in Boulder

February 29th, 2024

Marijuana, is found in many Boulder homes worldwide. Legal or illegal, it is ubiquitous. It has been legalized for human use in many parts of the world with legality spreading rapidly. However, as pot, marijuana, becomes more accessible, there is a growing concern about the potential risks it poses to our furry companions. Many pet owners may not be aware of the dangers that marijuana can present to dogs and the potential impact it can have on their health and happiness.  PLEASE remember that if your prized pooch can get into your marijuana in any form, edible, leaf, joints, you name it, your... Read More

Cannabis And The Law: How To Get Yourself Arrested Part I

February 17th, 2024

  Being arrested even in Boulder is not solely a matter of bad luck, in spite of the comment on bad luck in Reservoir Dogs.  True in Boulder and anywhere else in the United States. Although good luck can prevent being arrested or even busted it is unreliable. Starting this blog at the end, how to minimize the chances of being arrested, I offer this. Common Reasons for Arrests Violent Crimes: Including assault, domestic violence, homicide, and robbery. These are serious offenses that almost always result in arrest upon sufficient evidence of involvement. Property Crimes: Such as burglary,... Read More

Why I Do Not Smoke Or Vape, The Magic Butter Machine And A Perfect Cup Of Coffee

February 15th, 2024

I smoked for decades. Since 1966 and then since 1975 in Boulder. I got my education in the East, and then came West. My delivery systems ranged from joints and bongs, to a  coconut water pipe with the farmer of Negil on Xmas Eve some decades ago, and more. Hotels all come with rolling papers if you get stuck. The Gideon’s Bible has several blank pages in each volume, and it works fine. Then I read the list of the 100 plus chemicals that were added to my inhale by the combustion of the flower. While vaping was convenient, I had ongoing concerns. First, the cartridges, in a legal state (assuming... Read More

Boulderites Beware! Eight Things To NOT Ask Your Bud Tender!

February 13th, 2024

You CAN buy marijuana at a dispensary in Boulder, as long as you are old enough and have not exceeded your daily purchase limit. Your b ud tender will be knowledgeable and happy to share that knowledge. BUT can they share answers or information about anything related to marijuana that you might ask? Most certainly NOT! Here’s a guide to what to NOT ask about so that you and your bud tender can remain on the best of terms. 1. Illegal Activity: Discussing illegal activities, including but not limited to, the resale or redistribution of cannabis products purchased in Bud Tender conversations... Read More

Vaping Illnesses Increasing Support of Marijuana Legalization

October 26th, 2019

As black market vaping products, including THC products, have been increasingly linked to vaping illnesses, support of marijuana legalization has only grown. As marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are unable to regulate products, even in legal states. Meanwhile, legal states are also struggling to keep up with regulation and safety for marijuana products. This is becoming even more of a problem as marijuana related products, including pre-filled vaping cartridges, are far outstripping studies about general vaping risks, and specifically... Read More

Colorado Proposes Law to Ban Additives in Marijuana Vape Products

October 19th, 2019

With a string of illnesses and vaping related deaths in the last few months, the public has been turning a harsh eye towards all vaping products, including marijuana products. Several vaping related illnesses have been seen in Colorado, and nearly all of the patients were using a combination of tobacco and marijuana products. The source of the illness is still unknown, but many have pointed towards black market vaping products. In an effort to quell some of the destruction of vaping related illnesses, particularly in teens and young adults, many cities have taken it upon themselves to remove flavored... Read More

Coors and Lagunitas Join Cannabis Drink Market in Colorado

October 12th, 2019

Coors and Lagunitas are both going to try their hand at marijuana infused beverages in Colorado. Coors will be distributing a non-alcoholic carbonated CBD soda and sparkling beverage line. Distribution will be limited to Denver. “We see a big demand for high-quality and unique products in the non-alcoholic space,” Coors Distributing Company marketing director Jennifer DeGraff says in a statement announcing the deal. “While both brands are locally produced and focus on using high-quality ingredients to deliver superior tasting products that stand out above competition, they each... Read More

House Passes Marijuana Banking Bill

October 5th, 2019

Dispensaries in Colorado and other states with legal marijuana have struggled with the cash only business as federal banks have found loopholes to deal with the federally illegal industry. Setting a landmark precedent, the SAFE Banking Act, implemented by Colorado Representative Ed Perlmutter, has become the first marijuana bill to reach the congressional floor and the first to pass. “The SAFE Banking Act will help thousands of employees, businesses and communities in Colorado and across this country who have been put at risk because they have been forced to deal in piles of cash,”... Read More

Lung Injuries Linked to Black Market THC Cartridges

September 28th, 2019

As lung injuries from vaping have exploded across the country in the last month, the CDC has been scrambling to figure out what exactly is causing the injuries when vaping has long been touted as a safer alternative to smoking. It turns out, many of the injuries may be related to solvents used in black market THC cartridges. The findings have linked back to vitamin E acetate and myclobutanil, both found in the bootleg cartridges that the CDC tested, but notably not found in the legal and regulated cartridges from dispensaries. Vitamin E acetate is used to cut cannabis for use in vape pens. Myclobutanil,... Read More