You are here
In its fourth harvest, Colorado industrial hemp industry still faces growing pains Business Colorado News 

In its fourth harvest, Colorado industrial hemp industry still faces growing pains

The first hint that Damian Farris isn’t your typical farmer is the nickname of his mud-splattered white pickup truck: “Smoked Tofu.” Four years ago he was a hippie with no farming experience and a passion for weed. Now he’s the co-founder of Colorado Cultivars, the self-proclaimed country’s largest hemp farm, just east of Eaton. The marijuana dispensary owner turned industrial hemp grower navigates the farm’s sprawling fields like an old pro. Read the full article

Read More
Cannabis grows — legal or not — are far from business as usual for electric co’s Business Colorado News Politics 

Cannabis grows — legal or not — are far from business as usual for electric co’s

WESTMINSTER — Since marijuana was legalized in Colorado, the standard meter read and utility line check aren’t that simple anymore. Utilities have had to adapt on the fly to a surge of customers that bring with them heavier energy loads and heftier revenues; but they also have had to account for the unexpected, said representatives of Colorado’s electric providers at a Monday conference. Read the full article

Read More
Colorado town approves marijuana sales, inspired by neighbor’s tax revenue Business Colorado News Politics 

Colorado town approves marijuana sales, inspired by neighbor’s tax revenue

Milliken is getting into the Colorado marijuana business — but only in the town’s industrial zones. A Milliken Town Board meeting last week featured input from all sides, but ended with enough support among board members to put in place a process for approving up to two retail marijuana establishments. Town staff has work to do drafting regulations, which the town board will then have to adopt. Read the full article

Read More
Readers respond to Denver Post series on driving high (4 letters) Colorado Culture 

Readers respond to Denver Post series on driving high (4 letters)

Thank you, Denver Post, for exposing the ill effects of legalizing marijuana. They confirm and bring to fruition the concerns of we who opposed legalization. The third article (“Efforts to curtail marijuana-impaired driving collide with evolving attitudes, medicinal use”, Aug. 25) is the most condemning. It was bad enough for drivers to fear drunken drivers on the road; we now have added risk as citizens of being killed by drivers under the cloud of stupor from marijuana. Read the full article

Read More