Mary Jane’s Medicinals

Dahlia Mertens, Founder of Mary Jane’s Medicinals, originally from New York, set off to study theatre in Boulder, where she discovered the Colorado lifestyle. After getting her BFA, she returned home with her college sweetheart, to work in film and television. As time passed Colorado was pulling at her heartstrings, particularly Telluride. Mertens and her sweetheart plotted to scrape together their funds (which equaled $1000) and move for the winter. […]

Canna-Gift Guide


What do you get the cannabis lover for the holidays? Bud is a natural choice. If you are feeling a bit adventurous, go bold, and experience something new. PHYX Cannabis-infused sparkling water a microdosed 2.5mg THC and CBD infused sparkling water. With zero calories, sugars, or carbs, reminiscent of Lacroix or White Claw. A variety of flavors are available, including Grapefruit, Natural, Dragon fruit, and Lime.  Mary Jane’s Medicinals Gift […]


PR Agency Grasslands Expands Staff to 13 Full-Timers, Accelerates Client Growth

Ricardo Baca was a staff writer, editor, and critic at daily newspapers, and he had been for two decades. In 2013 Ricardo’s editors at The Denver Post named him the paper’s first-ever Cannabis Editor. Taking that torch was a risk. No other legitimate news outlets were even thinking of doing something like that.    The Managing Editor of the post and the news director Kevin Dale presented the role, as […]


NOCO’s Newest CBD Store to Celebrate Opening Day

The path to wellness shouldn’t be complicated. CBD can enrich your daily life without disrupting it. It’s considered by many to be a simple path to relief. By incorporating CBD into your wellness routine, several health benefits can be gained with no risk. From anti-inflammatory properties to pain relief. Perhaps one of the most common questions is: “Will CBD get me high?” To keep it simple: No. Hemp-derived CBD or “Cannabidiol” […]


Breaking the Grass Ceiling

Question: What do you get when you combine gender parity, social justice, environmental sustainability and cannabis? Answer: A Puffragette® [pronounced puff-ruh-jet].   THE FILM Women are changing the face of today’s fastest-growing industry – cannabis. Join filmmaker Windy Borman as she discovers how they’re also changing the world in “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed.” The film features a powerful interview from Grammy®-award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge. “Mary Janes” has garnered […]


HempVe App building a stronger hemp community

HempVe Provides a Unique Platform where Hemp Enthusiasts can Connect with Each Other to Build a Stronger Hemp Community Brand new Fort Collins-based startup company is a hemp classified website where companies who grow, produce, wholesale, retail, host hemp events, or anything hemp related can post their items for sale in different categories of their choosing. Whether you use hemp yourself or you are just interested in the industry, […]


Nothing green about it: Illicit cannabis growing

This had never happened to me before, although as a 16-year old boy I had fantasized about it far too often. Now in my mid-30s, I stood contemplating this stroke of dumb luck I would have killed for in high school, thinking, “I should probably pass.” You know what I’m talking about, don’t you?  I’m not talking about some kind of sexcapade. I’m talking about finding a Ziplock bag full […]



THE LITTLE POT PLANT THAT COULD. (OR AT LEAST, IT MIGHT)   MY WIFE AND I ARE SUSPICIOUS when our sons, grown men with over-grown senses of humor, show a little too much excitement over their Christmas gifts for us. So when boxes arrived on our doorstep in mid-December we were wary. Then Jake announced he wanted to Skype in for the unveiling. Tyler would be up from Denver to […]

cannabis terpenes fruit

Take a whiff: Cannabis terpenes matter just as much as THC and CBD

By John Garvey Please don’t tell my parents how much I know about weed. Think of some of your favorite smells. Chimney smoke, sage, pine trees, lawn trimmings, lavender, the house in which you grew up. These obviously vary by person, but at least a couple of your 10 favorite smells are probably plant-based terpenes. … Even if you aren’t a pothead. There might not be a single more neglected […]

SweetGrass Kitchen


  Weed’s Independence Day is coming up on 4/20 (naturally), and Sweet Grass Kitchen has something new cooking   I’VE VISITED TWO INDUSTRIAL-POT KITCHENS NOW, and here’s one important thing I’ve learned: Nobody looks good in a hair net.   They made me wear one during my visit to Sweet Grass Kitchen, on Denver’s industrial south side. And I get it. This is a food-service operation, and stray hairs in […]