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  • Nipton: Not Just for Fallout Anymore

    “Nipton was a wicked place, debased and corrupt. It served all comers, as long as they paid.” – Vulpes Inculta Fallout: New Vegas If you’re a fan of Fallout: New Vegas, you’re already familiar with Nipton, California. Fallout Wiki describes Nipton as “a small town of the southern Mojave Wasteland ravaged by Caesar’s Legion in […]

  • The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017

    There’s big news on the cannabis front at the federal level, and it could result in an end to prohibition. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker introduced the “Marijuana Justice Act of 2017” yesterday, and it seeks to “amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to […]

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  • Happy Colorado Day!

    Happy Colorado Day! 141 years ago, on August 1, 1876, Colorado officially became the 38th state in the Union. Of course, that’s not the beginning of Colorado history. Wikipedia dates that to around 14,000 BCE, when “ice-age Paleoamericans begin using the ice-free corridor east of the Rocky Mountains to migrate throughout the Americas.”  Around 11,000 […]

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    Colorado Springs Head Shop Busted for Cannabis Distribution

    Oh, Colorado Springs. You’re so pretty, but you’ve got to do something about those cannabis laws. The city’s decision not to allow recreational sales may be having unintended negative consequences. Hoppz’ Cropz was a head shop in Colorado Springs with two locations, and they were making quite a tidy profit illegally “gifting” shoppers with free […]

  • The Future of the Automotive Industry: Hemp?

    You probably know at least a little bit about hemp, the preternaturally versatile and useful variety of the cannabis plant. But did you know that Henry Ford made a car from hemp in 1941? Or that there are companies making hemp cars today? Let’s start with Ford’s “hemp car.” Also known as the “soybean car,” […]

  • Colorado’s Cannabis Tax Revenue Reaches Half a Billion Dollars

    “Marijuana has become the thread that holds our state budget together.” Hearing those words from a bona fide representative of government would have been nothing but a pipe dream just a few years ago. But alas, they were spoken by Colorado State Representative Jonathan Singer earlier this week on a momentous occasion: Colorado has collected […]

  • Drug-Sniffing Dogs and Cannabis

    It all started with a Moffet County drug-sniffing dog named Kilo. In 2015, Kilo alerted his human officers to the presence of an illegal drug in a truck driven by one Kevin McKnight. But Kilo (who is, by all reports, a very good boy) was trained to detect cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, meth, and marijuana. He […]

  • Nevada Runs Out of Cannabis, Declares State of Emergency

    I think we may have entered the cannabis twilight zone. Just two weeks after recreational cannabis began to be sold legally in Nevada, Governor Brian Sandoval has declared a state of emergency because of a shortage of marijuana. There are two big problems that led to this emergency, and they both stem from lack of […]

  • Canada’s Guidelines for Cannabis Use

    Oh, Canada! Our neighbor to the north is looking forward to recreational cannabis sales beginning next year, and last month the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse released their guidelines to educate consumers on responsible cannabis use. Their list of 10 recommendations makes for interesting reading. Here’s a summary: 1.) Cannabis use has health risks […]