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Cannabis plants with advance water sprinkler that operates at set interval times at the Organic Alternative growth facility Feb. 3. Each row of plants are easily movable to allow walking space like a library bookshelf system.

How the cannabis industry is staying sustainable

Taylor Paumen, Content Managing Editor April 6, 2023

As cannabis acceptance and consumption grow with the industry, finding sustainable ways to keep up with the demand is something companies and individual consumers can do quickly before the industry gets...

Doug Fine, a regenerative farmer and investigative comedy writer, speaks on the Main Stage in Bartolin Hall March 31. Fine introduced the start of day three with some of his experiences with agriculture within the hemp industry.

The Broadmoor hosts blazin’ 9th NoCo Hemp Expo

Taylor Paumen, Content Managing Editor April 5, 2023

At The Broadmoor hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the ninth NoCo Hemp Expo kicked off this last week, bringing companies from all areas of the cannabis industry together to spread expert knowledge...

(Graphic Illustration by Falyn Sebastian | The Collegian)

NoCo brings hemp knowledge, opportunities to the community

Taylor Paumen, Content Managing Editor March 23, 2023

On March 29-31 after about a two-hour drive down south to Colorado Springs, Colorado, you can attend the ninth annual NoCo Hemp Expo, also known as NoCo9, hosted at The Broadmoor hotel. The We Are...

Cannabis for our furry friends: CBD treatment in pets

Cannabis for our furry friends: CBD treatment in pets

Grayson Acri, Staff Reporter November 10, 2022

Pets are our buddies that seem to always be happy, hungry and just a bit confused. For readers of this section, the same could likely be said of many of us on some evenings.  Dogs and cats, unlike us,...

Dr. Keith Villa looks at some beer.

Beer Edition: The connection between bud and beer

Grayson Acri, Cannabis Reporter April 11, 2022

On first inspection, it may seem beer and cannabis are fundamentally opposed. After all, they are made of different plants and used in different settings. You wouldn’t want to smoke a joint at a football...

Dewayne Benjamin and Mayor Hancock

Pot hospitality arrives in Denver — is Fort Collins next?

Hayden Hawley, Cannabis Director April 4, 2022

Gov. Jared Polis joined the ceremonial ribbon cutting of Colorado’s first licensed cannabis consumption lounge last Wednesday. Tetra Private Lounge and Garden, located in Denver’s River North Art...

(Graphic Illustration by Dylan Tuskinski | The Collegian)

NFTs mine their way into the cannabis industry

Grayson Acri, Cannabis Reporter February 24, 2022

In the name of transparency, the author of this article has holdings in $GUSD, $ETH, $MATIC and $ATOM cryptocurrencies. A new partnership between cryptocurrency and cannabis has been budding.  Cannabis...

A Cheba Hut employee takes a sandwich out of the toaster.

Cheba Hut: Free speech, the restaurant

Hayden Hawley, Cannabis Director February 7, 2022
In its lifetime, Cheba Hut has grown from a local curiosity to the nation’s foremost weed-themed sub place.
Portrait of Chris Walsh

An alumnus’ path from CSU to CEO is paved with cannabis

Hayden Hawley, Cannabis Director February 3, 2022

In 1995, a prominent cannabis media figure found his roots in a Colorado State University dorm room. Chris Walsh was in his room in Ingersoll Hall with a few friends.  “Ingersoll was for all the...

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