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Denver: Mile-High City First in US to Permit Social Marijuana Use

Effective immediately, officials in Denver have approved the implementation of Proposition 300, the city’s voter-backed social consumption law.

Good news for some marijuana consumers in the Mile High City, the approval of Proposition 300 allows various forms of consumption at authorized bars, restaurants, and other public places.

“The big catch,” according to The Associated Press, is that customers of these pot-friendly establishments won’t actually be able to “smoke” their Colorado chronic inside. Also, any business seeking a permit will need the approval of their neighbors.

A little more than a year after Proposition 300 was passed by 53.57 percent of Denver’s voters, their social consumption ordinance is now in full effect.

The four-year pilot program allows adult patrons of social use businesses, to BYOM (Bring-your-own-marijuana). To be in compliance, Denver’s licensed bars, cafés, and restaurants can allow indoor consumption – provided it’s restricted to vaping and edibles – with absolutely no smoking. For Denver’s licensed businesses with an outdoor area, vaping, edibles, and smoking will be permissible.

Denver Social Consumption Etiquette

  • No sales in social consumption area
  • No social consumption between 2 and 7 a.m.
  • No more than 1 ounce of weed per individual
  • Designated areas will be limited to adults 21 and over
  • Social consumption areas must be at least 1,000 feet from any school
  • Designated consumption areas outside must be concealed from public
  • Denver’s cannabis consumption pilot program expires Dec. 31, 2020

No Amsterdam-Style Coffeeshops for Denver

Denver’s marijuana conundrum is more of a tourist issue than a local problem; most residents can go home and fire up, while 420-visitors are left out in the cold – with only a few places to smoke. While adults over the age of 21 can down their alcoholic beverages at countless establishments throughout the Mile High City and smoke or vape their nicotine-laced tobacco products in most open-air spaces, legal marijuana consumers lack the same rights.

Emmett Reistroffe of Denver Relief Consulting, the firm that helped pass Proposition 300, called out the program’s restrictive “new rules” on Facebook. Reistroffe vowed to address the program’s biggest hurdle – Denver’s zoning restrictions.

As designated in the Cannabis Consumption Pilot Program, any establishment within 1,000 feet of any school, child care facility, drug rehab facility, or city-run pools will be denied a license – which, Reistroffe explained, makes most of Denver’s interested businesses “ineligible from applying.”

Photo courtesy of Allie Beckett

 

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Back by Popular Demand, Colorado Teams with Lyft Again to Reduce Stoned Driving

From now through April, marijuana lovers in Colorado can enjoy ride-sharing discounts designed by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Lyft, and the Marijuana Industry Group to raise awareness about the dangers of driving while high.

Before celebrations were underway on April 20 in Denver earlier this year, CDOT teamed up with ride-sharing app Lyft to remind consumers that driving stoned was not only illegal but life-threatening, too.

Discount Lyft rides were offered to cannabis consumers around the city on the highest of holidays on 4/20, with 2,800 people taking advantage of the discounted transportation. Because of the success of the campaign, Lyft and the CDOT have expanded the beneficial program and pulled in a third partner, the Marijuana Industry Group, to help support the effort.

Read: Did Lyft and Taco Bell Just Solve the Stoned Driving Dilemma?

The new campaign called the 320 Movement is designed to raise awareness in Colorado about the dangers of stoned driving and the importance of utilizing tools like ride-sharing apps to get you to your destination safely after consuming marijuana. The number 320 is intended to be a reference to planning ahead for your ride one hour before the Hallmark smoke session at 4:20 p.m.

Because the reduction of impaired driving is a common goal of the state and the cannabis industry, the partnership makes perfect sense. The revived 320 Movement campaign will run for six months, offering patrons 32 percent off their Lyft ride with a maximum savings of $5 per ride.

The CDOT will also provide 125 Colorado dispensaries in the area with literature and toolkits to educate consumers about the dangers of driving stoned and how to participate in the 320 Movement.

“Our ask is simple,” explained Kristi Kelly, executive director of the Marijuana Industry Group. “If you choose to legally consume cannabis, plan ahead and don’t get behind the wheel.”

 

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Dosidos Marijuana Strain Review

Strain Overview

The Scoop: If you bought stock in Dosidos a year ago, you struck gold. Thanks to the popularity of the Jungle Boyz and the strain’s massive bag appeal, Dosidos has become the darling of the boutique cannabis scene. But the Jungle Boyz are no longer the only farmers highlighting Dosidos — this Indica comes from Denver’s The Herbal Cure.

The Result: A strain that typically tests into the mid-high 20% THC range, Dosidos is the heir apparent to the Forum Cut. One of if not the most photogenic strains out there, these nugs looks like they were soaked in kief and smeared with blueberry jam. Highly sought after, she’s the most popular girl in school.

The Verdict: If weed was grown in Narnia, it would look like the Dosidos strain. Smoking the Dosidos is like watching your sports team win a comfortable, blowout victory. The living is easy once the strain’s calming effect takes over and eliminates uneasy thoughts. If you’re a medical patient or an adult-use consumer in need of a pain reducing Indica, the Dosidos from The Grow Off champion’s is a strong choice.

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Photo by Chewberto420

Strain Characteristics

Type: Indica

Also Known As: Do-Si-Dos, Dosi Dos

Genetics: OGKB Cookies x Faceoff OG BX1

Origin: Oregon

How Stoned Will You Get: 9

Average Price Per ⅛: $45

Strain Profile

The Science: While flush with THC, this sample of Dosidos is a calming elixir. The small traces of CBD and CBG interact well with the THC, making the high more euphoric than intense.

dosidos lab report

Lab results courtesy of Agricor Laboratories

Appearance: Wrapped around a coat of kief armor, streaks of Yankee Blue pinstripe the strain’s body. Streaks of Velveeta-colored orange hairs and dark green leaves protrude slightly from the kief — but all remain mostly covered in resin.

Photo by Chewberto

Photo by Chewberto420

Consistency: Expect to see dense, firm cookie nuggets with a large base. As often found in cookie strains, these buds may look half the size of typical buds.

Scent: This strain smells like cookie dough rubbed on a pine cone. Dosidos possesses a creamy, almost buttery scent.

Taste: Like eating a freshly baked oatmeal raisin cookie dipped in a little milk — and gasoline. While cookies and milk are the predominant flavors, the OG funk comes through in the aftertaste.

Effect: Instant relief. As soon as the Dosidos strain seeps into the system, a wave of tranquil chill washes over your psyche.

Strain Background: Bred by Fletch from Archive Seedbank, Dosidos is originally an Oregon strain that combines OGKB Cookies and Faceoff OG.

Medical Uses: Reported to reduce pain, anxiety, and nausea. Stimulates appetite.

 

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