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Pot Tax Holiday by the Numbers

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Thanks to a legislative provision in the Colorado Tax Payer’s Bill of Rights, the ‘pot tax holiday’ is a reality. Marijuana users statewide have marked their calendars for this once-in-a-lifetime event. September 16, 2015 will go down in infamy to many partakers of the Colorado chronic. By the same legislative measure, the 10% recreational marijuana tax was permanently reduced to 8% in July 2017. The fanfare about House Bill 15-1367 in social media circles has been swift and - not surprisingly - mostly positive. Most Coloradans have seen or heard the story of the impending pot tax holiday and eventual recreational marijuana tax reduction through their Colorado-based news platform of choice, by now. What the Colorado public may not know is exactly what the holiday and recreational tax reduction does…
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Marijuana Bills Rejected in 2015

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The Seventieth General Assembly of the Colorado legislature has been busy. Very busy. Both the Colorado Senate and House of Representatives pushed highly publicized bills to the Governor’s desk for approval before the May 6 end of session deadline. Most pieces of legislation were quickly approved by Governor Hickenlooper. Others - like the bill potentially eliminating red light cameras - were quickly vetoed, much to the chagrin of the masses. Still other bills were inexplicably killed on either the House or Senate floor, awaiting another year before the possibility of change. The rain barrel collection amendment to the Colorado constitution being the largest. Often, it is the rejected and vetoed legislation that can have a larger impact on the Colorado public than any similar legislation that passes. Marijuana regulation and…
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Strain Review: Alien OG

Strains
Alien OG is a strain that has been growing in popularity as of late. When I went to my local dispensary, I noticed that it was being offered and I had yet to try it. Being in a medical state, I have access to a lot of really wonderful strains, but I had not been lucky enough to come across Alien OG until about two weeks ago. Of course, I had to buy some flowers and some concentrate to give this hyped strain a try. Both the flowers and the concentrate smelled pretty skunky when I opened the containers. There was a slight pine undertone to the scent. It had a deep green color with a lot of nice, juicy crystals in each nugget of herb. The concentrate was more…
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Changes in Colorado Cannabis Laws

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They say in a New York minute, everything can change. Maybe it’s Colorado’s location far away from the hustle and bustle of the East Coast, but in the first Colorado year of legalization, not much changed in the way of amending the Colorado Constitution to properly continue to regulate the once illegal plant. After the first Colorado legislative session of 2015, however, the trend of amending previous marijuana laws has taken off. In the first session alone, two bills - a house bill and a senate bill - have already been approved by Governor Hickenlooper. In addition, two more bills - again, one from each branch of the legislature - are currently sitting on the Governor’s desk, and are expected to be approved as soon as the legislature reconvenes for…
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Strain Review: Girl Scout Cookies

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There has been a lot of hype about Girl Scout Cookies lately. No, I'm not talking about the delicious snack you eat when you have the munchies. I am talking about the delicious substance that gives you the munchies. That's right. There is an actual marijuana strain called Girl Scout Cookies. Upon discovering this, I knew that I had to try it. When I initially got my hands on the strain, it smelled quite potent and had a lot of crystals. It was quite obviously a hybrid, judging by the appearance, and there was no way to tell what I felt was more dominant until I medicated with it. It was a bit of a creeper, meaning it took awhile to kick in properly, but I felt sativa effects, primarily,…
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