Larry OG: The Gold Medalist of Live Nectar

Test Results: 85.98% THCa  |  Tested By: TEQ Analytical Labs

As an adamant indica fan, this Larry OG Live Nectar from Harmony Extracts absolutely blew my mind. Everything from the packaging to the smell, flavor and consistency is spot on. I didn’t realize that Larry OG had such heady genetic parents; after trying these terps and doing some research, I think I just found one of my new favorite strains. Larry OG is crossed with OG Kush and SFV OG, and hits you in the dome almost instantly. It smells like fresh-squeezed lemons and tastes like sweet pine. For a weekend warrior such as myself, I recommend picking up a gram of this goodness for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Larry OG Live NectarProduced and Provided by: Harmony Extracts

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Dispensary Profile: Verde Natural

Colorado provider grows quality cannabis with soil and selectivity.

Walk through the doors of Verde Natural and you’ll realize that this Colorado dispensary takes the “natural” part of its name quite seriously. Once inside, the comforting earth tones of Verde’s wooden interior and displays are only a precursor to the soil-grown cannabis this medical marijuana provider has become known for.

“We are hands on with our plants 100 percent of the way, from clone to harvested flower bud,” marketing manager Matthew Mattson said. “We grow all of our plants in raised soil beds using our recycled soil, feed the plants an all organic diet, hand trim the flowers at harvest and slow cure the flower to make sure it has a strong and vibrant terpene profile.”

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Attorney General Questions Colorado’s Pot Management

DENVER (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is questioning how effective marijuana regulation is in Colorado, pointing to a 2016 report that cites increased traffic deaths, emergency room visits and pot consumption among youths since the drug was legalized for recreational use in 2014.

The Cannabist reports Gov. John Hickenlooper’s office received a letter from Sessions on Thursday outlining the findings by an agency within the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy. Sessions asks how Colorado is addressing the findings, which he says are relevant to the marijuana debate.

Hickenlooper and the governors of Alaska, Oregon and Washington asked Sessions in April to “engage with us before embarking on any changes to regulatory and enforcement systems.”

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Becoming a Marijuana Farmer

Growing cannabis for the first time can alter a relationship with the plant.

In November 2012, my Colorado neighbors and I voted to legalize adult-use cannabis.

The following month, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64 into the state constitution, immediately legalizing the cultivation, possession and use of marijuana – though the legal sales would take more than a year to begin.

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THE CLINIC CARES: One of Colorado’s Oldest, Most Highly Acclaimed Dispensaries

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Located in the heart of South Denver, The Clinic is easily accessible from the highway and is an absolute must-stop for anyone near the University of Denver. With plenty of parking spaces and a large staff onsite, you can count on getting what you need. The shop environment is cool and sophisticated, with modern amenities and beautifully-themed hexagon shapes throughout. After taking a moment to appreciate the designs, an employee told me they were going for an ‘Apple Store’ type of vibe, which they perfectly captured.

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Lawmakers Head to Colorado for Pot Tips

Four members of a legislative panel are spending a few days in Colorado on a mission to learn the ins and outs of marijuana regulation.

Recreational marijuana is already legal in Maine thanks to a voter-approved referendum last fall. But a joint legislative committee is tasked with figuring out the nitty gritty of implementing sales of retail marijuana.

The committee is set to soon vote on specifics like a likely tax increase on recreational marijuana.

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LEGEND OF ‘91: Sit back and unwind for summertime

Test Results: THCA 26.6% – THC 1.86%  |  Tested by: CMT Labs

This blissfully stimulating strain comes from the highly skilled cultivators at Sacred Seed Dispensary in Denver, a ‘mom and pop’ cannabis shop that takes great pride in the medicinal wellness their products provide. Legend of ‘91, a genetic combination of renowned strains OG Kush and Chem 91, is a sativa-dominant hybrid that will give you a tremendous surge of social and creative energy. This is the kind of herb you’ll want to smoke all day long. With notes of pine, some spice and just a hint of diesel, Legend of ‘91 has a funk I can’t get enough of. The flavor is earthy, with a mellow lemon aftertaste.

Legend of ’91Available At: Sacred Seeds 5885 E Evans Ave. Denver, CO 80222

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LUCKY TURTLE: Decadent Infused Spreads For An Active Lifestyle

Test Results: 10mg THC per pouch  |  Testing by: Agricor Laboratories

With summer right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start stocking up on edibles for all your outdoor endeavors. This Cocoa Hazelnut Spread from Lucky Turtle Craft Extracts is an absolute must-try for your next hike, camping trip, or day at the park. The team at Lucky Turtle has an extensive science background, and uses CO2 extraction methods to provide the purest, most exceptional small-batch products possible.

This spread is smooth, decadent and made with only natural, organic ingredients. Try it with a bagel, a piece of toast, or throw it in a blender with ice, a banana and some soymilk for a delicious smoothie. If only my childhood Nutella-addicted self could see me now!

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Colorado’s Legal Cannabis Revenue Hits the $500 Million Mark

Colorado started collecting taxes from the sale of legal cannabis in 2014. This month, the state’s total cannabis revenue reached the half-billion dollar mark.

Colorado’s legal cannabis industry has reached a major milestone, providing the state with $500 million in revenue since the start of commercial sales in 2014. This does not include additional revenue collected at the local level by city and county governments.

A recently released analysis of state data by Denver-based VS Strategies traces the flow from the state’s five main revenue streams (the 15 percent excise tax and 20 percent special tax contributed the bulk of the funds) and maps out how the money is being distributed across the state.

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Inside a Colorado Grow

Exploring an indoor grow in Colorado that houses cannabis targeted for the recreational and medicinal markets.

The pungent smell of cannabis permeates the air in front of the row of industrial buildings on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado. I’ve arrived at Bloom County Growers, a 2,000-square-foot operation that grows cannabis for both medical and recreational sales. Beautiful buds – Durban Poison, Grape Stomper, Bubba OG – grow alongside each other. The only difference that makes one plant medical and another recreational lies in the RFID tracking tag wrapped around the stem – yellow for the medical herb and blue for the recreational.

“It’s all very strange,” grower Scott Pope said of the dual recreational and medical cannabis markets present in Colorado.

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