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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 […]

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THE LITTLE POT PLANT THAT COULD. (OR AT LEAST, IT MIGHT)

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 […]

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SOMEONE’S IN THE KITCHEN WITH CANNABIS

  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 […]

2018 Cannabis Rehash
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2018 Cannabis Rehash

Err … recap 2018 was bookended by two major developments in the cannabis industry, and my oh my, what a lot of interesting stuff got sandwiched in-between! The year did not get off to a promising start for cannabusiness. On January 4, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, to the dismay of dispensary operators and investors (not to mention virtually everyone in the entire country with dreadlocks). The […]