It's 4/20 in Denver!

Denver is pot city this weekend, with the High Times Cannabis Cup, the 4/20 rally downtown, and dozens of related musical and cultural events.

The Walking Raven marijuana retail outlet on South Broadway, aka Denver's Green Mile.

On East Colfax Avenue this morning, people wearing their Sunday attire for Easter services are outnumbered by people wearing tie-dyes, 4/20 t-shirts, and pot leaf caps heading down to today's session of the 4/20 rally (it went on yesterday as well, with thousands in attendance.

The Cannabis Cup is massive! Organizers estimate more than 30,000 people attending each day, and for blocks around the expo hall, there are masses of stoned humanity wandering to and fro. Inside, the commodification of marijuana continues at a dizzying pace, with hundreds of vendors and exhibitors hawking their wares.

I visited the Walking Raven retail outlet yesterday and interviewed the owner. Look for some of that interview to appear in a feature article later this week on the state of play in Colorado. 

I also made my first legal marijuana purchase in the United States. It was a proprietary 30% THC strain called Hong Kong Diesel. It wasn't cheap, and prices are something I want to address in that coming feature.

The parking lot at Walking Raven was notable for the plethora of out of state license plates. People are coming from all over the country to take part in and celebrate the new reality of legal weed.

I'm off to the 4/20 rally in a bit; may post something later tonight. Then I basically disappear for a couple of days as I head off across Colorado, Utah, and Nevada on my way to Northern California. Look for regular Chronicl action to recommence by Wednesday.

Location: 
Denver, CO
United States
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As of today, there are 63 stores in colorado

selling cannabis. There will be many, many more in the coming year and following years. Most counties don't yet permit the stores, many have moratoriums and will likely permit in the near future. Of the others, at least a few will probably change their stance in the coming years. But even before then, in only the ones that permit now, there will be so many more stores opening during the next year and beyond, that the price will just keep dropping. After october, the verticality of the business is no longer mandated, which means that growers will be able to concentrate on growing and sellers will be able to concentrate on selling, and the market will open up much wider than it is now, driving prices lower. For now, there's the novelty aspect to buying weed in a legal store, on top of it being the only 63 places in the country where you can buy weed legally, so it's not surprising that the price is very high. It will drop a huge amount in the coming months/couple of years. Every county that opens up is a potential for many more stores to open, and every store that opens reduces the price. 

yeah 420!!!!!!Tell Obama and

yeah 420!!!!!!

Tell Obama and the likes of Pellosi,Reid,and Finestien and Eric Holder to go to Hell.

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