Category: Opinion

Living the Dream: Jessica Gerding

May 20th, 2018

As the cannabis industry continues to press forward with the inexorable force of a juggernaut, more and more people are becoming aware that the methods of Western medicine are not the end-all, be-all solutions to ailments and their treatments. If you are like me — a hearty Midwesterner, born and…

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Living the Dream: Shawn DeNae

May 13th, 2018

We were given a 30-day extension to a new deadline, which we bumped into, again, without a successful roll-out. The deadline was extended another two months to Feb. 1, 2018. During this time, the industry-provided system, based upon .cvs files uploaded to the state every Sunday night, was simple and…

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Living the Dream: Patrick McMahon

May 11th, 2018

  It is imperative for California to figure out a way to create a state-backed bank that will allow cannabis businesses to function like any other business. Not only are they putting the lives of licensed operators on the line, but banking — or the lack thereof — is the…

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Living the Dream: Amy Andrle

May 6th, 2018

L’Eagle was recently voted “The Best Overall Dispensary” in Colorado by Leafly and “Best Dispensary” by readers of The Cannabist — but what makes us different? Throughout the years, we’ve worked hard to only carry infused products made with our own trim and by joining forces with a handful of…

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Legalize cannabis, lower your grocery bill

May 1st, 2018

Jan. 22 was a breakthrough day in the cannabis business as Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed into law a bill legalizing marijuana use, marking the ninth state to allow recreational cannabis use by adults. What makes this so significant is the way Vermont did it: through the state legislative process.…

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Living the Dream: Scott Lambert

April 22nd, 2018

But I have to admit that I’m a little surprised by how many people that consume cannabis do so without a medical recommendation. Considering how easy it has been to obtain a medical marijuana recommendation in the state of California, I always assumed to a certain degree that people simply…

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Thoughts on guns, cannabis and the Constitution

April 17th, 2018

This is one of those months when it’s tough to focus on the legal cannabis industry as I sit down to write this column — so forgive me if I’m a little scattered and straying from the beaten path. I know a lot of people are sick and tired of…

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Living the Dream: Matt LaScala

April 15th, 2018

  Starting from clones provides a few key advantages for us: it guarantees a female plant and ensures a genetic duplicate of the plant from which it was sourced. Female plants are an obvious benefit of clones as pollen can wreak havoc in a controlled environment, but the genetic integrity…

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Trump: A Threat to Democracy

April 10th, 2018

A few months ago I got an email from a disgruntled reader who took offense at one of my opinion pieces. Apparently, he didn’t like my negative view of the Trump administration and the many kooky people in important positions — people like Jeff Sessions as attorney general, who can…

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Living the Dream: Danielle Rosellison

April 8th, 2018

Pretend you’re on a train. You’re stoked, because you can’t wait to get to the destination. You did everything you could to get there. You saved money. You bought a ticket. You brought your most prized possessions along. You’re on the train and on your way. Woot woot!! Then, you…

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