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  • Dominique Mendiola: Colorado Director of Marijuana Coordination

    Back in July of 2018, Gov. John Hickenlooper named Dominique Mendiola as Colorado’s director of marijuana coordination. She had served as the deputy director of the Marijuana Enforcement Division—sector of the Department of Revenue—since reactional cannabis businesses opened in the state. Mendiola will be in charge of pot policy issues within Colorado, which includes communication between the ...
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  • Why Is Cannabis Such An Effective Healer?

    People often ask how the cannabis plant has the apparent ability to heal such a wide variety of seemingly unrelated conditions. The reason is that our body is literally engineered to utilize cannabinoids. We are all familiar with THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and its psychoactive effects. We are now beginning to learn more about CBD (Cannabidiol) and its medicinal benefits. Science has found that our ...
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  • The Station’s 25 Days of Dank-Mas 2018

    At The Station, Basalt’s premier recreational and medical dispensary, we value our patients just as much as our recreational clients. So, whether you celebrate Hanukkah, the Day of Enlightenment, the Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa or Christmas, we are ready to get the holidays a-blazing with our 25 Days of Dank-Mas. Every day from December 1 st to December 26 th , you can find some warm, toasty and DANK ...
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  • Is Cannabis to Blame for Increased Traffic Deaths in CO?

    Ever since the recreational use of cannabis was legalized back in 2012, those who opposed the new law predicted that car accidents and traffic fatalities will become more prevalent on Colorado roads. From law enforcement and politicians to ordinary citizens, many have called for a zero tolerance policy to convict drivers if they even have a trace of marijuana in their system. According to federal ...
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  • What are Terpenes and How do They Work?

    The latest buzz in the cannabis industry is surrounding terpenes and how they can aid THC in helping achieve the desired effects. But what are terpenes and what is the science behind them that allows for a more tailored experience? Terpenes or terpenoids are hydrocarbons that act as a plant’s essential oils. It is the primary building block in plant resin and pollen. Terpenes are largely ...
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  • The Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana

    As we draw closer to the end of 2018, 30 states and Washington D.C. have legalized some form of medical marijuana . According to recent surveys, the majority of the U.S. population believe cannabis should be used medicinally. While some medical benefits of consuming marijuana are overemphasized by the community in support of legalization, studies have proven the valuable use of cannabis and ...
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  • 12-Year-Old Girl Is First Child to Sue U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions Over Nation’s Official Marijuana Policy

    Three years ago, Alexis Bortell, a 12-year-old girl who has suffered from severe epilepsy since the age of 7, moved to Colorado from Texas to treat her neurological disorder. The move was prompted when Alexis’s symptoms became so severe that doctors recommended invasive brain surgery. Because no traditional medications had worked for Alexis in the past, her family decided to move to Colorado, ...
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  • Indica VS Sativa: Are their effects what they claim to be?

    Have you ever known someone to claim they felt an Indica effect from a Sativa product, or vice versa? Most people make their decision on what type of cannabis they buy based on whether the strain/product is an Indica or Sativa for their “known” effects, but do these subspecies really have the specific effects they claim to carry? Indica’s are generally known to have a body high, being physically ...
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  • How the Marijuana Industry is Changing

    Continued federal prohibition hasn't stopped the marijuana industry from growing like a very profitable weed. Despite what could be considered an unfriendly administration in Washington D.C., nine states and the District of Columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use and 30 allow for medical use. More states are lining up to join the legalization wave. Cannabis has become big business in the ...
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  • The Best Way to Store Your Cannabis

    When you pick up a new stash of cannabis, you can’t wait to enjoy a freshly cured batch of perfectly ripe buds as soon as you get home. However, over time, that same stash can take a turn for the worse in various ways. Proper storage of marijuana is important to maintain potency. How you approach this process and decide to store your stash will be the difference bewteen enjoying those same nugs ...
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  • The Importance of Online Dispensary Menus

    Have you ever visited a recreational or medical cannabis dispensary and discovered that the product you wanted to purchase was sold out or unavailable? If “yes” is your answer, you probably left the dispensary feeling unhappy that day. Fortunately, with some pre-planning involved, you can avoid having to endure such as experience ever again! Dispensaries throughout Colorado, including The Station, ...
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  • The Healthiest & Safest Way to Use Recreational Cannabis

    Observed every year in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death in the workplace, while driving, and in our homes and communities. Spearheaded by the National Safety Council (NSC) and thousands of organizations throughout the country, they are committed to spreading awareness after various safety topics, such as emergency preparedness and wellness. At The ...
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  • Consuming Cannabis in Public is Still Not Allowed in CO

    Despite the fact that the recreational use of cannabis is legal throughout Colorado, legal users are still not allowed to consume marijuana outside of their own homes since public consumption is not permitted. A recent bill would’ve been the beginning of legal use of cannabis in public spaces, but was stopped due to several concerns by government officials. On June 4, Colorado Gov. John ...
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  • Dr. Melanie Dreher’s Study on Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Use

    Background on Dr. Melanie Dreher Dr. Melanie Dreher, known to be one of the most well-respected academicians in the world, is Dean of the University of Iowa’s College of Nursing and is the Associate Director for the University’s Department of Nursing and Patient Services. She also served as president of the 120,000-member Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, as well as an expert ...
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  • The Impact of Banning Marijuana

    Across the United States, tens of millions of residents have been arrested for violating marijuana laws. In 2010 alone, there were 853,838 arrests. Remarkably, more than half of all drug-related arrests that year involved marijuana alone. The prohibition of marijuana and the “War on Drugs” more generally has had a profound effect on U.S. crime and law enforcement policy to this day. The Drug ...
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