The booming new marijuana industry has an image problem. Not with government officials and the public — but with other businesses.
Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.
Many retail pot shops have ATMs located inside for convenience of customers who need cash but don’t want to leave the store to get it. Congress is working on a bill that would prevent welfare recipients from withdrawing cash and spending it at marijuana dispensaries.
An anti-pot campaign in Denver employs nine-foot-tall human-sized rat cages with a simple message: With so much still unknown about pot’s effects on kids’ brains, why be a lab rat?
Washington state has joined Colorado in legalizing recreational marijuana, and as expected, lines were long when the first shops opened for business in Washington on Tuesday.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock was in Amsterdam Friday night with the city’s leaders wanting his input as they consider implementing marijuana policies similar to Denver’s.
Both teams in the Super Bowl come from states that recently legalized marijuana. Advocates are capitalizing on that to make their case for doing it in the other 48 states too.
Crowds were serenaded by live music as they waited for the nation’s first legal recreational pot shops to open.
Starting on Wednesday Colorado will be the first state to legally sell recreational marijuana and shops are trying to make sure their first day goes smoothly.
A notice from the Denver Police Department to its officers states that they will not be allowed to work at marijuana shops while off-duty.