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Cannabis for Seniors

February 24th, 2018

With the legalization of cannabis across more states and the stigma surrounding the plant and its users shifting, so has the demographic of people benefiting from the plant. According to the CDC, Americans aged 55-64 who use marijuana regularly has risen by 455%. Those aged 65 and older has risen by 333% from 2002-2014. Why is this shift occurring and how can seniors benefit from cannabis? We know that each person has their own endocannabinoid system. The endocannabioid system has recently been recognized as the most important modulatory system within the body. It is responsible for regulating... Read More

Grow Room Setup Checklist

March 18th, 2017

When you are setting up your grow area, you need to do a few things to ensure a better chance of successful growing. Your grow room (even if it is a closet) needs to have the following features: It must be clean! If it is not, clean it up really well before you start growing in there. By cleaning, I don’t just mean tidy and uncluttered. It must be free of mold, mildew, bugs and other things that can infest your plants. Wipe all of the services you will be using with rubbing alcohol just to be safe. It must be dry. Excess moisture can create real problems for your plants, including mold and... Read More

Congress, Can’t We All Get “A-Bong?”

March 16th, 2017

Remember last week when we discussed how, in contrast to President Obama, the Trump administration may be enforcing federal marijuana laws, regardless of legalization at the state level? Well, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that if Congress did not like his hardline approach towards criminalizing marijuana, they should change the law. That sounds like a threat. There is no doubt we have reached a virtual weed watershed. Twenty-eight states have decriminalized marijuana, and 8 states, plus D.C., are permitting anyone over 21 to toke up. According to the latest Quinnipiac National Poll, 70 percent... Read More

“Growing on the Cheap” Teaches You To Grow

March 11th, 2017

Welcome to Growing on the Cheap! I’m happy to be able to write a weekly column about how to grow really good, organic Marijuana. It’s been a myth for many years that you need $4,000 – $5,000 to start a home grow. That myth also requires you to spend up to $500 or more per month for electricity. My partner and I have proven that you can grow really good weed for $75 – $100 a month, after you make your initial purchases of $200-$500. That monthly cost includes soil, water, nutrients, electricity and CO2. We have been doing that level of low-cost growing every month for almost... Read More

Consumption Junction

January 23rd, 2017

Where do you go to consume marijuana legally in Boulder?  A perplexing question for the thousands of tourists who come to our city looking for the “cannabis experience.”  Even more disappointing, the residents who live here don’t have access to a legal space either.  As a matter of fact, adults over the age of 21 may consume marijuana on private property with the homeowners permission— and that’s it!  Even if you rent, take a minute to check your lease for addenda about cannabis consumption.  Chances are, consumption is prohibited anywhere on the property, including the confines... 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

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

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