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February 27, 2014
We’re going to have to sell more weed.
Pueblo County Budget and Finance Director Cal Hamler • During a county finance meeting earlier this week, during which Hamler and his colleagues joked about the massive amount of revenue that recreational marijuana sales have already generated for Pueblo County. If the rest of the year’s sales match January’s pace, Pueblo will raise just over $11 million in tax revenue from the sale of recreational marijuana, about seven percent of the county’s total 2014 budget. (h/t The Smoking Section) source
14:43 // 6 months ago
February 21, 2014

Colorado is going to make bank for all that legal pot they’re selling

  • yeah! According to new statistics, the state of Colorado is likely to make major bank from the sale of marijuana. Based on the first budget report on the issue, the state will likely make $184 million in tax revenue from pot alone over the next 18 months, and the industry itself is projected to earn $610 million in revenue in that period.
  • but … Don’t get too excited, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said on Friday during a meeting with governors from other states. “When governors have asked me, and several have, I say that we don’t have the facts,” Hickenlooper explained. “We don’t know what the unintended consequences are going to be and we’re going to regulate it every way we can. What I do is urge caution.”
22:27 // 7 months ago
January 18, 2014
It’s a business trip. Nobody is going to care about that. Bill told us about it. He basically told us, ‘Don’t go out there and be stupid.’ [That’s] really good advice.
New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount • Emphasizing that his teammates won’t be taking part in legal pot-smoking in Colorado ahead of their AFC Championship Game against the Denver Broncos—because, essentially, coach said no.
18:19 // 8 months ago
January 13, 2014

Stuff you may have missed: January 13, 2014

Google just bought a thermostat company. Nest, which is led by the man who essentially invented the iPod, sold to the tech giant for $3.2 billion bucks. Google plans to keep it going as a separate company.

The above deal totally overshadows the day’s other aquisition—Facebook’s buyout of Branch, a company started with the investment of two Twitter co-founders. Awkward.

Colorado’s latest pot-fueled endeavor: The state just received federal funding to create “Don’t Drive Stoned" ads.

Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander went to lunch today at a diner, but not just any diner. THAT diner. You know the one.

Some heartless scammers got caught tricking old people with robocalls.

19:38 // 8 months ago
January 12, 2014

Stuff you may have missed: January 12, 2014

Know that massive Target hack? Bad news, guys. They weren’t the only ones. At least three other major retailers besides Target and Neiman Marcus suffered attacks, according to a Reuters report.

Colorado’s legal pot dealers can’t use the federal banking system to pay their employees or cover their bills. Here’s why.

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court gets to figure out whether Obama’s recess appointments are actually allowed by the Constitution.

The conjugal visit is about to become a thing of the past in Mississippi—the state where the phenomenon first began.

These seven Yelp reviewers are about to lose their anonymity thanks to a recent court case.

21:28 // 8 months ago
nbcnews:

Colorado changes ‘Mile 420’ highway marker to stymie stoner heists
(Photo: Colorado DOT)
A sign marking the mile 420 on a Colorado highway was replaced with one that reads “MILE 419.99” — after the old one was repeatedly stolen by weed-enthusiasts, according to the state’s transportation department.
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Now people will start stealing the 419.99 sign because it’s so weird. Good work, chaps.

nbcnews:

Colorado changes ‘Mile 420’ highway marker to stymie stoner heists

(Photo: Colorado DOT)

A sign marking the mile 420 on a Colorado highway was replaced with one that reads “MILE 419.99” — after the old one was repeatedly stolen by weed-enthusiasts, according to the state’s transportation department.

Continue reading

Now people will start stealing the 419.99 sign because it’s so weird. Good work, chaps.

20:23 // 8 months ago
January 9, 2014

Meet the world’s lamest reporter, who bought legal pot for a story only to immediately turn it into the local Sheriff’s office to destroy.

20:54 // 8 months ago
16:15 // 8 months ago
January 8, 2014

Early numbers reveal marijuana is pretty popular in Colorado

  • $5M was spent on recreational marijuana during the first week of sales in Colorado, according to the 37 dispensaries currently operating inside the state, including more than $1 million in sales on January 1. State officials expect cannabis sales to generate an estimated $70 million in tax revenue this year, with more than $25 million already allocated for the construction of new schools. source
14:43 // 8 months ago
January 1, 2014
17:48 // 8 months ago