Carl’s Jr. To Release CBD-Infused Cheeseburger

This week, for one time only, fast-food chain Carl’s Jr. will be selling the first cannabidiol (“CBD”) infused cheeseburger. On Saturday, April 20, the chain will offer the "Rocky Mountain High Cheese Burger Delight" CBD burger at one location in Denver, priced at $4.20. The burger contains of two … Read more about Carl’s Jr. To Release CBD-Infused Cheeseburger

Clean Energy Financing & Colorado’s Cannabis Industry

Cannabis cultivation in Colorado is energy-intensive. Colorado’s cannabis grow operations consume a total of ~300 gigawatt-hours of electricity per year, which is about 0.6% of Colorado’s total electricity consumption.1 In fact, grow operations accounted for around 4% of Denver’s total electricity … Read more about Clean Energy Financing & Colorado’s Cannabis Industry

MED Concludes that Transporters Cannot Collect Brokering Fees

On March 19, 2019, the Colorado Department of Revenue’s Marijuana Enforcement Division (“MED”) issued a Statement of Position in response to questions about the scope of privileges for Transporter Licenses. The questions concerned whether the holder of a Transporter License could lawfully collect … Read more about MED Concludes that Transporters Cannot Collect Brokering Fees

Gov. Jared Polis Signs Colorado Digital Token Act

Last week, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the Colorado Digital Token Act (“SB19-023”), which is expected to bring more attention to Colorado’s cryptocurrency market by addressing digital tokens within the existing framework of securities law. A security, while having a notoriously flexible … Read more about Gov. Jared Polis Signs Colorado Digital Token Act

MED Issues Statement on Signage Requirements

Thursday, February 21, 2019, the Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division (“MED”) released an official Statement of Position regarding signage requirements for access areas within cultivation facilities. Signed by James Burack, the Division’s director, the statement was released … Read more about MED Issues Statement on Signage Requirements

Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative Makes Denver 2019 Ballot

Denver will be preparing for another major drug debate, as officials announced last Friday that the effort to decriminalize psilocybin mushroom has received enough signatures to make the upcoming May ballot. Local advocacy group, Decriminalize Denver, received over 5,000 signatures for the … Read more about Psilocybin Mushroom Initiative Makes Denver 2019 Ballot

Denver Mushroom Ballot Initiative

Colorado may soon have another opportunity to reform drug policy – this time, with psilocybin mushrooms. Activist group Decriminalize Denver has announced that they have gathered enough ballot petitions for the opportunity to vote on the decriminalization of psilocybin mushrooms in the upcoming May … Read more about Denver Mushroom Ballot Initiative

Proposition 112, Institutionalized Misinformation Campaigns, and the Lies of Oil and Gas

Here's the thing: I know that if you have listened to most of the lobbying efforts surrounding Proposition 112, you are probably going to vote "No" on it this November. I find this to be incredibly sad, but probably not for the reason you think. Yes, I firmly believe that a "No" vote is bad for … Read more about Proposition 112, Institutionalized Misinformation Campaigns, and the Lies of Oil and Gas