Your unbiased source for in-depth coverage of cannajobs, cannatax, and cannabiz. We feel heavily consticted state-by-state amendments represent grovelization, not legalization. Sorry, one ounce limits and opt-out provisions don't float our boat. Toppling federal prohibition is the resolution we care about. Keep an eye out for our epic report, Cannajobs 2014.

Greetings From Manitou Springs

Greetings From Manitou Springs

In today's uplifting episode, the tide turns as the first RMJ dispensary in a 90-mile corrider between Denver and Pueblo opens in tiny Manitou Springs, Colorado — the very week the mighty New York Times unleashed a devastating assault on federal marijuana prohibition! Are these events connected? ...
Rec Weed Reality

Rec Weed Reality

Conventional media keeps gushing over rec weed like it's the greatest thing since sliced gluten-free bread. So how come I live right outside Denver, Colorado, and I still had to drive 90 minutes to score some?
Poteconomics and Human Emotions: A Heart-to-Heart Communiqué

Poteconomics and Human Emotions: A Heart-to-Heart Communiqué

Can we talk? I haven't been doing much of that lately. Here, that is. Why not? Well, for starters, what most people accept as legalization I'd call grovelization. That cuts to the heart of the matter.
2013 Jon Gettman Interviews

2013 Jon Gettman Interviews

The inimitable Jon Gettman sounds off live from "Old Virginny" at The Air & Space Museum Annex in Chantilly and at the hallowed site of George Washington's former hemp fields in Mount Vernon. A 45-minute virtual interview recorded via Skype completes the poteconomics spectacular.
Poteconomics Takes Off!

Poteconomics Takes Off!

One guy yakking about how how many cannajobs could be created, how much cannatax could be collected, and how much cannabiz could be conducted is a lone voice howling in the wilderness; when another wolf joins in, all of a sudden you've got yourselves a movement.
DC Flashback

DC Flashback

When you're a 17-year-old sophomore at American University and it's the Fall of 1969, you figure a series of antiwar rallies that attract crowds of 500,000 fellow students, "peaceniks," and "outside agitators" to DC is all just part of college life. How would you know any better?
Postcards From Paradise Found

Postcards From Paradise Found

What happens when Adam's in prison for the crime of possessing a few grams? Eves tend the garden while he's away. They make the best of things in the worst of times. Come join them in their cannabis paradise!
Shots of Life After Prohibition

Shots of Life After Prohibition

The words “pot,” “cannabis,” and “marijuana” bring to mind images of problems, problems, and more problems. Cannabis, the little weed that could, is embroiled in controversy in just about every country on earth. But not every country.
A New York State of Weed

A New York State of Weed

The curious case of the Empire State and its progressive-or-regressive-depending-on-who-you-talk-to governor Andrew Cuomo. MMJ "activists" vilify him for his failure to anoint the sick and dying as a privileged, weed-worthy group ... yet Governor Cuomo may be more passionate about preventing racially-profiled arrests than anyone.
"Marijuana Is No Cash Cow:" Deconstructing Poteconomics Coverage

“Marijuana Is No Cash Cow:” Deconstructing Poteconomics Coverage

Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, certain "esteemed economists" have made careers out of furnishing false information like, "Marijuana is no cash cow" — and mainstream media compliantly chews the cud.
(Preview) Cannajobs 2013: Pot-ential 324,440 Positions in the USA

(Preview) Cannajobs 2013: Pot-ential 324,440 Positions in the USA

Unassailable data from the Colorado Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division which registers support workers and the US Census suggests there are 324,440 pot-ential cannajobs possible in the US without factoring in demand for recreational or industrial pot! Did that get your attention?
What Is a Poteconomist and Why Are the World's "Esteemed Economists" Mum on Pot?

What Is a Poteconomist and Why Are the World’s “Esteemed Economists” Mum on Pot?

Cannabis’ multifaceted nature cries out for a new breed of specialist, a cross between an economist and a botanist, self-trained to evaluate the economic firepower of a magical herb.
What is Herbal Rights?

What is Herbal Rights?

Anyone who's poked around Cannabis Commerce knows we're convinced that pursuing patient rights state-by-state is in a league of one as the single dumbest mistake committed in the long and storied history of American activism. If we're dead-set against patient rights, then what exactly are we for?
The Joy of Pot

The Joy of Pot

MMJ causes a lot of collateral damage— the LA City Council's recent decision to obliterate every last dispensary in Tinseltown is Exhibit A. We called that in the Ball and Chain series. For now, enough is enough. To balance things out, we rhapsodize about the joy of pot.
Resident Poteconomist Reflects on Three Years of Partial Legality: an Interview with Lory Kohn

Resident Poteconomist Reflects on Three Years of Partial Legality: an Interview with Lory Kohn

Three years plus into pot's tempestuous tenancy on Main Street, Denver can rightfully stake a claim as Planet Earth's premier cannabiz incubator. Our man in the Mile High City watched the drama unfold.
Vital Articles
The Dabz Personal Vaporizer: a very useful and clever device

The Dabz Personal Vaporizer: a very useful and clever device

As cowboy chemists amp up the creativity — whipping up an astonishing variety of increasingly high THC-count concentrates like wax, shatter and oils — enterprising personal vaporizer manufacturers have to be nimble to keep up with these rapidly expanding product offerings.

Personal Vaporizer Review: The O.Pen

Personal Vaporizer Review: The O.Pen

The “O” in O.Pen may as well stand for OMG — it’s god’s gift to personal vaporizing and it’s O.utrageously good. In fact, I’m wracking my brain trying to think of a reason not to own one. What’s not to like about a device you can take to airports, churches, sporting events, concerts, county fairs, PTA meetings, malls, movies, restaurants, bowling alleys and bars and no one’s the wiser after you sneak a quick hit?

D.C. Bound!!!

D.C. Bound!!!

Next week, I’m making my first visit to our nation’s capital since becoming a semi-celebrated poteconomist. I’ll be meeting with Dr. Jon Gettman to finalize work on an article I’ve been jazzed about, Cannajobs 2013. Are there really 1 million pot-ential cannajobs?

"We ARE ready for a POT Economy!!"

“We ARE ready for a POT Economy!!”

After her latest podcast featuring poteconomist Lory Kohn, Paticakes, illustrious Queen of Cannabis who reigns over Hemp Radio decreed, “Yes, we are definitely ready to start up the economy, ramp up the jobs and start ‘Made in the USA!’” If you were thinking it’s high time we unchain cannabis the commodity, too, you won’t want to miss this scintillating podcast presented in its entirety.

Taking a Break From Comedy

Taking a Break From Comedy

I broke my leg and separated my shoulder when I got hit by a car as a pedestrian last week. That’s going to be inconvenient for a while — it’s also beyond miraculous that things aren’t a zillion times worse. Could this be nature’s way of persuading me to write shorter posts? Maybe. I had the bright idea this would be a great time to test THC’s effectiveness as a healing molecule and report my findings diary-style …

Film Review: Lincoln

Film Review: Lincoln

Why am I sneaking my impressions of Colorado Amendment 64 into a film review of Lincoln instead of just headlining them “Legalization or Grovelization?” And why are General Spielberg and his Dreamworks cavalry along for the ride?

No Red Card No Cry

No Red Card No Cry

I didn’t consciously let State of Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry license #MMRB00244 lapse. But it did. A family emergency took me away from Colorado for a month — the time it takes between a physician certifying that you’re sufficiently frail to rate a red card and the registry rubberstamping your transmutation from person to patient complete. Strangely enough, now that I’me back in The Mile High City, I haven’t felt a pressing need to renew it. In fact, I’ve resolved not to.

Is the Grass Really Greener in The Netherlands?

Is the Grass Really Greener in The Netherlands?

As the 767 carrying your faithful correspondent streaks across Greenland’s vast, desolate expanse, I’m wondering if the vibrant, decadent scene that dazzled me and everybody else back in the 70′s is still going strong under the heel of the cannabis-averse Christian Democratic Party.

The DEA Calling

The DEA Calling

After the recent crackdown on California dispensaries, many of you are concerned if similar disruptions can or will happen here in Colorado. The short answer to “can it” happen is “yes.” The longer answer to “will it” happen is that similar hostilities don’t appear imminent in Colorado … but selling medical marijuana remains the single riskiest business in America.

Book Review: Too High To Fail

Book Review: Too High To Fail

If you’re after a jammed out, patient-centric, goatherd/Deadhead’s take on cannaculture, Doug Fine’s Too High To Fail is the book for you. I had high hopes that a work tagged “Cannabis and the New Green Economic Revolution” would be served heavy on the economics. Nope, there’s just a pinch in a goats head soup consisting of outdoor outlaws, Mendocino mindset, Deadhead data, profit-sharing sheriffs, and zesty zeitgeist.

1,000 Feet From Extinction: Patient Rights Attorneys vs. US Attorneys

1,000 Feet From Extinction: Patient Rights Attorneys vs. US Attorneys

No Dispensaries Within 1,000 Feet of a School, a shocking reality show introduced in California which depicts US Attorneys “weeding out” pot businesses, has hit the road. Should you stock up while you still can?

What MLK Would Tell Pot Activists

What MLK Would Tell Pot Activists

The legalization “movement” is crying out for someone to point the staff toward the Promised Land. Someone like Dr. Martin Luther King. If herbal rights proponents hope for legalization anytime soon, they would do well to replicate the tactics of individuals and movements that persevered through tremendous struggles to win their freedom.