Category Archives: Business

Gang members sought for series of Bay Area marijuana shop robberies

(surveillance footage obtained by Oakland Police Department) Oakland law officials have arrested several members of an East Oakland gang connected to a series of legal cannabis dispensary robberies, reports the East Bay Times. According to police, the Oakland Police Department’s Ceasefire Unit on Thursday seized nearly 100 pounds of marijuana in a number of arrests […]

Sweet Leaf cannabis business co-owners hit with $8.8M judgment

The embattled owners of a once-thriving string of cannabis businesses along Colorado’s Front Range have been ordered by a Denver judge to pay $8.8 million after finding they failed to honor commitments to the owner of properties they were buying in Denver. The decision issued Wednesday by Denver District Judge Edward Bronfin said the co-owners […]

Ex-NFL star Calvin Johnson’s bid for marijuana business denied over traffic tickets

(courtesy Wikimedia Commons) Former NFL superstar Calvin Johnson wants to join Michigan’s new legal marijuana industry, but his bid has been blocked over some old traffic violations. Johnson and his former Detroit Lions teammate Rob Sims’ application for prequalification for a marijuana dispensary, grow operation and marijuana processing facility was denied due to an old […]

Michigan’s new legal marijuana laws could boost home values, study finds

Photo by David Downs Certain Midwest property owners could benefit from Michigan’s new recreational marijuana laws, according to experts. A new study published by the CATO Institute foresees an improvement in Michigan’s real estate values following the state’s decision to legalize marijuana for adult use and possession, reports Forbes. “Potential explanations include, but are not […]

Pot delivery? It's one possibility as Colorado revisits marijuana laws

Few people in Colorado have frustrated the cannabis industry more than Gov. John Hickenlooper this year. When lawmakers decided to let people vaporize weed in dispensary “tasting rooms,” Hickenlooper vetoed it. The next day, he rejected a bill to allow more investment in cannabis companies, and another that would have opened medical marijuana to people […]

Marlboro maker reportedly interested in joining marijuana industry

(courtesy Wikimedia Commons) The world’s largest tobacco company is now planning to enter the legal cannabis market. The Altria Group Inc. — owners of Philip Morris USA, Nat Sherman, and several other cigarette companies — is in talks to purchase the Canadian cannabis producer Cronos Group, reports Reuters. The acquisition of Cronos would give Altria […]

The Spot: Denver politics are about to take center stage and what's coming in 2019 for marijuana

Let’s get something out of the way: I am not Nic Garcia. Your usual host is vacationing, and hopefully taking a break from Colorado’s news cycle. Instead, you’re stuck with Andrew Kenney. You can call me Andy. The Post hired me a few months ago to cover Denver — so, I’m going to tell you […]

“Capitalistic” United States faces Canada fight for cannabis supremacy

A key question has emerged as investors pour billions of dollars into the marijuana industry: Will it be U.S. or Canadian companies that win the race for cannabis supremacy? Businesses in Canada licensed to grow and sell weed have a head start, thanks to their government’s legalization of pot for adult use in October. They’re […]

Recall issued for Boulder-grown marijuana after pesticide residues detected

The Colorado Department of Revenue has issued a safety and health advisory after potentially unsafe pesticide residues were found on certain medical marijuana plant material and products. The revenue department, in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, released the warning Wednesday after traces of two […]

Bud.com delivers Cyber Monday savings on legal cannabis [sponsored]

Experience relief and relaxation this Cyber Monday, as bud.com is offering a rare 15%-30% off cannabis goods delivered throughout the Bay Area. Normally a day for sales and promotions in online shops, Cyber Monday is now a day for scheduling quality cannabis delivery to your home. This sale on bud.com extends across an impressive range […]