2016 Cannabis Year in Review

While 2016 was a hell of a year, Denver weed culture is taking the nation by storm. There were many ups, downs, and all around. The major events of marijuana culture in 2016 were no different. Just what did happen in 2016? We’ve got the scoop on the latest recreational and Colorado MMJ laws.

News on Marijuana is Sweeping the Nation

When it comes to marijuana news and marijuana culture, the most notable stories were the ones where marijuana was legalized for either medical or recreational purposes. It was a banner year! Nine states joined the pack and allowed their great citizens to reap the benefits and the rewards of marijuana. Kudos to all 9 states.


Celebrities Get in on the Action

Who doesn’t have a fave celebrity that is a marijuana culture advocate? Willie Nelson, Cheech and Chong, Snoop Dogg? Have you ever wondered how awesome it would be to sit down and blaze up with them? Well now, thanks to several celebrity-branded strains, you kinda can! Willie Nelson’s collection hit the Denver weed culture scene just this year! Tommy Chong and Snoop Dogg are also endorsing their own strains.

Money! Money! Money!

Sing that, in tune, to get the correct vibe before continuing … Now that you are in the right frame of mind, you can celebrate with some amazing cannabis news! Colorado marijuana sales top 1 billion for 2016! Did you help with that number? No longer can marijuana users be made to feel as if they are part of some tiny sub-culture, all alone in their desire to imbibe from the cannabis cup. The numbers speak for themselves. The evidence is clear. People like marijuana! Stop by our dispensaries and discover our popular selection of marijuana edibles for sale!

News on Marijuana from Our Northern Neighbors

In other weed news, Canada plans to move forward with the legalization of marijuana as well. As if Canadians needed a reason to be more laid-back and friendly, right? Definitely some exciting news on Marijuana this past year.


Stop! Police!

With the ever changing climate on marijuana use, this is no longer a phrase you may be worried about hearing. Weed culture is shifting.

Now you may hear, Stop! Fashion Police! The marijuana leaf is taking over high fashion. When it came to fashion, the marijuana leaf was best known for its timeless ability to grace the front of a Bob Marley shirt, or adorn a teenage girl’s socks in a tiny rebellion against Mom and Dad. But now, cannabis is the next big thing in fashion clothing and jewelry. Most notably, the brilliant Alexander Wang dress Margot Robbie wore to host SNL this past fall.

Going Green

Marijuana made the news with an announcement from Colorado’s Organic Cannabis Association. They have developed a pesticide-free certification that Colorado’s growers can obtain. Next up? They are looking ahead towards offering an organic certification as well. Whoever said it wasn’t easy being green?


Weed Weddings

Cannabis was in the Arts and Entertainment news in 2016. Why? We’re glad that you asked! It appears cannabis culture has really evolved! This is one of the coolest things around. There was a time when if someone wanted to get high at a wedding, they were compelled to sneak outside, take to the stairwell, or enter the van of whichever friend had tinted windows? Well, times are a-changing! Cannabis weddings are here.

If you’re looking to get married and a cannabis wedding sounds appealing, head down to the brand new Cannabis Wedding Expo. You’ll find wedding attire, chefs, photographers, and venues that are all weed-friendly!

Kosher Strains?

2016 saw churches embracing marijuana. In the state of New York, medical marijuana users are now able to receive kosher marijuana. If that isn’t a beautiful example of how times are changing, then what is?

Even more surprising? Opening its doors in 2016, was a new church. Ordained minister Jeremy Hall opened the First Cannabis Church of Logic and Reason in Lansing, MI. Hall has been a proponent of medical marijuana for many years and is a patient himself. The church hopes to be a haven for those individuals who may need to use medication during the church service. Congratulations to Jeremy Hall for his new church!

Marijuana legalization

Denver Weed News

In local Cannabis news, the intelligent citizens of Denver approved a proposition in 2016 that allows marijuana to be consumed in bars and other establishments. Yes, there are a lot of rules and regulations, but it still passed and that needs to be celebrated! Denver weed culture is booming. Currently, smoking is not allowed, but a cannabis-infused after-dinner mint would be perfectly fine. So rejoice, citizens of Denver! You are one of the few people who can enjoy a meal, a drink, and some cannabis, all while away from home!

2016 was a huge year for cannabis; let’s toast to an even more spectacular 2017! Visit The Spot 420 dispensaries in Pueblo and Trinidad to explore our comprehensive collection of edibles, strains, and other products.

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