Cannabis Industry Looks for ‘Creative Ways’ to Brand Legalized Weed

Jodie Emery is setting up shop in Kensington Market, launching a cafe that will occupy the space left behind by Casa Coffee, which recently closed. Despite Emery’s history as a marijuana activist, the cafe will not sell cannabis-based products — yet. “As an activist for cannabis legalization, I’ve always wanted to have the ‘Amsterdam model,’ where adults can enjoy coffee, cannabis, and food in a cafe,” Emery said. - Read the entire article at Read entire story

Only One in Seven California Cities Allow Recreational Marijuana Stores

Eighteen months after California voters enthusiastically endorsed legal marijuana, just one in seven cities in the state allow recreational cannabis stores, according to a first-of-its-kind study by this news organization and its California partners. And only one in three allow any kind of cannabis business at all. Proposition 64, approved by 57 percent of state voters in November 2016, promised to bring California into a hazy new age, making it Read entire story

Colorado is Finally Getting its First Cannabis Club

The city of Denver granted its first license on Monday to a business that will allow marijuana use on its premises. The Coffee Joint plans to charge patrons a $5 entry fee and permit them to consume their own cannabis in edible or vapor form. Denver voters approved a measure to create a social-use pilot program in 2016. Interested businesses like cafes and art galleries must jump through several bureaucratic hurdles to apply – Read entire story