Photos: Top eight products from the Cannabis Business Summit

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The Cannabis Business Summit took over part of the Colorado Convention Center this week -- and many of the products on sale in the expo hall, from business insurance to marketing solutions, were a testament to the ever-growing professionalism of this state's marijuana industry members. But there were some fun products targeted toward dispensary-owners, too.

We picked our favorites to share. Count them down below.

Photos by Thomas Mitchell and Amber Taufen.

Number 8:

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The folks at EZTrim say this automatic bud trimmer can clip 25-30 pounds of cannabis a day, trimming at six times the rate of five employees.

Number 7:

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Dixie Elixirs rolled out a new line of single-serving, low-dose edible and drink products they're branding as "One" at the summit.

Continue to keep counting down the top eight products from the Cannabis Business Summit.



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Rumple Stiltskin
Rumple Stiltskin

Ghetto sticks, no thanks... I can find cheaper ways to garbage up good dank if I ever get that bored.

Marcia Hunsaker
Marcia Hunsaker

Here comes. big tobacco in to kill the product lines and run the prices up. Next big pharmaceutical companies!

Kev Markis
Kev Markis

At $20 per joint, those G sticks better blow me and put in a good word with the Commissioner.

ace08
ace08

Just as an aside, it's interesting that Phoenix New Times has no MMJ advertising. Probably keeping all the beer ad runners happy.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Machine Trimmed = Mass Produced Warehouse Schwag



RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

The number one product of the Cannabis Business Summit -- hype.  The Summit embodies MPP's utterly amoral approach to ending Prohibition; I will go out on a limb by suggesting that no reference whatsoever was made of the fact that all sales outside dispensaries in Colorado remain felonious, that Coloradans cannot grow enough cannabis for personal use without committing a felony, or that crimes involving cannabis range up to a Class 1 felony in severity now in Colorado -- these people do not even acknowledge that these laws exist, much less that they should be rescinded.  Will pure greed somehow eventually overturn the felonies for cannabis?

The agenda of the Summit and of the industry in general deliberately omits all mention of the issue of the unconstitutional criminal laws against cannabis passed last year by the Colorado General Assembly.  The industry has one political goal, and that is to curry favor -- we saw this during the last session on the concentrates and edibles bills, which the industry rolled over on for no other reason than that it was obvious that the bills would pass, regardless of how hysterical their motivation and useless their provisions were.  In its legislative report, the DPA lauded that garbage, and they, MPP, the industry, et alia completely ignored the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund Bill (SB14-215), which gave the proceeds from the hefty unconstitutional taxes on cannabis back to the prohibitionists.

Unless people who use cannabis learn civics, the short history of efforts to overturn Prohibition in Colorado, and get politically involved, we will never succeed in ending felonies for cannabis in Colorado.  When will the industry begin to distinguish self-interest and greed from service to the community?  Those making money from cannabis have a responsibility to help end Prohibition, or they become part of the problem.  As it stands, no one should pay the extra-constitutional sales tax surcharges on retail cannabis the State and Denver imposed; they are being spent mostly on further oppression, and the rest wasted.  There is no point in calling for a boycott, but thinking people will join activists' calls for the industry to begin to assume the role it should have had from the beginning:  to finance political education, outreach, and efforts to end Prohibition.  The industry's posture right now is one of narcissistic revery and greed, and it is not a pretty picture.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@ace08 ... or being that The Hate State of Arizona is a KKKonservative Desert Racist Wasteland with Fascists like Sheriff Joe Arpaio willing to arrest and prosecute JOURNALISTS, they might just be playing it safe.



Rolf
Rolf

"that Coloradans cannot grow enough cannabis for personal use without committing a felony,"

Fuck you. If 64 was so bad, you shouldn't have been such a huge supporter.

Donkey is right: you are delusional - that or you're nowhere near as smart as you think you are for not realizing all of this before November 2012

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

@Rolf  "Amendment 64" is over with -- Article XVIII, Section 16 was and remains far better than having no acknowledgement of adults' right to use cannabis in our Constitution.  It is perfectly true both that six plants with no more than three in bloom is inadequate to meet the personal needs of most and that the right to grow six cannabis plants is infinitely preferable to not having the right to grow any.  Nothing in this regard has changed since November, 2012.

If the people who use cannabis remain in abject political ignorance, with their gaze fixed firmly on their navels, no progress is possible.  If, on the other hand, politically-aware people who use cannabis pick up on the fact that since the Constitution says that cannabis "should be regulated in a manner similar to alcohol", we are in a good position to demand the rescission of felonies for cannabis.  I do not expect to lay this demand myself before the Establishment and expect things to change, but I am certain that if you and other people who use cannabis summon the wit and the will to organize and fight for that goal, we will prevail.  Ending the most serious criminal penalties for cannabis in Colorado is prerequisite to ending Prohibition in Colorado, and it is the logical next step; if your response to this is "fuck you", you only fuck yourself and everyone who wants an end to Prohibition.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@RobertChase


"I do not believe that there will be any fallout for medical cannabis" -- Robert Chase


"There has been no fallout from having passed Amendment 64" -- Robert Chase



"Granting the DOR regulatory authority over retail sales of cannabis is not bad at all" -- Robert Chase 

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay  Dumbass!  You cannot win in reasoned debate, but you love to insinuate, mislead, and, of, course, quote out of context.  Most of your replies are not responsive, and that was one more; be sure to save it in your Archive of Shame!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@RobertChase "...but you love to insinuate, mislead, and, of, [sic] course, quote out of context."


Comma stutter?


Please feel free to define the "context" of the above quotes that would make them seem any less idiotic.


.



RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay  I affirm the truth of my previous remarks; I have nothing to explain or excuse -- you play on general ignorance and use fragmentary quotes to insinuate lies.  Please feel free to try to parry my arguments with reason instead of your endless attempts at deception.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@RobertChase


"I do not believe that there will be any fallout for medical cannabis" -- Robert Chase


"There has been no fallout from having passed Amendment 64" -- Robert Chase



"Granting the DOR regulatory authority over retail sales of cannabis is not bad at all" -- Robert Chase 



"Westword, I am done with your worthless blog" Watch -- I am giving it up.  

I am sick of being manipulated by faceless, remote, corporate incompetents"

-- Robert Chase 4/16/2014


"I affirm the truth of my previous remarks; I have nothing to explain or excuse" 

-- Robert Chase

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay  I deal with idiots like you online, then I go out.  Today I attended the Colorado Black Roundtable -- Art Way, Wanda James, and Shawn Coleman regaled the Roundtable with their complaint that felons (many, minorities) have to wait before applying to work in a dispensary.  When I finally was able to point out that we still have five kinds of felonies for cannabis and suggest that we should stop making felons of people for cannabis, what I said was completely ignored.  I agree with most of what the panelists said, but their insinuation that cannabis is now legal in Colorado is a monumental lie.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@RobertChase "what I said was completely ignored. "


Did you dumb it down for the target audience, or did you ramble on in your usual Egocentric Bombastic Pontification ?

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay  I was the only white guy, at a meeting of people who believe that Colorado legalized cannabis (for better or worse), who had just listened to an hour of statements from three supposed experts, many of which implicitly and explcitly made reference to this misconception.  I stated the facts: that the Governor and General Assembly reinstituted all the felonies for cannabis last year and increased their severity to a Class 1 felony, all sales outside the dispensary system (not operating in most of Colorado) are felonies, and growing seven plants is a felony.  There was no reaction to what I said from audience and the panelists alike whatsoever -- the moderator cut me off before I could ask the panelists whether they would support ending felonies for cannabis, and they said nothing on the subject.  The party line is that, here in Colorado, the number of victims of our criminal laws against cannabis are insignificant and that overturning the laws themselves is not important enough to mention, and DPA, MPP, NORML, SSDP, etc. all hew to the party line.


If others in Colorado want to end felonies for cannabis, I urge you to join with me and the handful of activists committed to doing so.  By some estimates, there are twice as many people who use cannabis as are gay in Colorado.  Gay people have numerous, powerful elected representatives and allies, and have achieved almost all their political goals -- people who use cannabis have never organized effectively in their own interests, have no true representatives in government, and are now completely thwarted in making further progress against Prohibition in Colorado.  All we have to do is wake up, acknowledge our common interest, and work towards reasonable political goals.  Ending felonies for cannabis is the logical next step, but MPP is not going to do it for us.


P.S.  It turns out that, as a white person, I am not allowed to put a proposal to the Colorado Black Roundtable, or so I was informed by Ron Bailey.

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

P.P.S.  To top off the Colorado Black Roundtable, Mr. Bailey announced that Patty had a very important announcement to the community.  Patty was collecting signatures on a petition to rename Skyland Park after her sister, who was Colorado's first black secretary of state.  Someone observed that when they had moved into the neighborhood, it had been mostly white -- those in attendance seemed to believe that Skyland Park had been named after some (entirely forgettable) white man (Mr. Skyland -- except that it seems much more likely that "Skyland" is a generic moniker referring to Denver's elevation:  sky-land -- all the more reason to honor a prominent, dead black person by changing the name of the park).  I might not have recognized the name "Victoria Buckley", but Patty, having sat through perhaps the first meeting of the Colorado Black Roundtable devoted to cannabis, reminded her audience that her sister had been blamed for the delay of Amendment 20 -- Buckley (as you know) was posthumously accused of having prevented Amendment 20 from appearing on the ballot in 1998 when sixty-six pages of untallied petition signatures were discovered in her desk after her death.  In looking for the details of that incident, I see that Buckley also lost a case trying to encumber petitioners before the SCOTUS.  After the meeting, Patty asked me to sign her petition; I demurred as politely as I could.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@RobertChase ... so as a white person you were discriminated against by the Black Uncle Tom Roundtable, eh?


@RobertChase "people who use cannabis have never organized effectively in their own interests, have no true representatives in government, and are now completely thwarted in making further progress against Prohibition in Colorado."


But they sure are easily misled and used as tools and fools to support the Financial Interests of the Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartels, like they did with the Commercialization of Cannabis and Continuation of Criminal Prohibition Act -- aka A64 ... during which politically naive dilettantes like you were easily manipulated into supporting that DEAD END OF THE ROAD legislation, cluelessly thinking it would be a "baby step" forward.


YOU, and every fool like you who surrendered Total Control of Marijuana over to the Prohibitionist Politicians, the Insatiable Dept. of Revenue and the Greedy Big $$ Dispensary Cartels DESERVE to SUFFER the FULL PAIN of that festering turd which you pimped, promoted and voted for, along with the MASSIVE TAXES and MYRIAD REGULATIONS it begat.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@RobertChase "Buckley (as you know) was posthumously accused of having prevented Amendment 20 from appearing on the ballot in 1998 when sixty-six pages of untallied petition signatures were discovered in her desk after her death. "


True that, her legacy will ALWAYS be stained and remembered by her OBSCENE VIOLATION of the Law and Public Trust. She subverted the will of the VOTERS via CRIMINAL FRAUD. 


If anything, they should name a wing in the Patrick Sullivan Jail after her ... the women's wing populated by mostly blacks and minorities.



RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay  BS!  The government will regulate cannabis, we hope, in lieu of continuing to try to ban it altogether.  The minority of the population that uses cannabis could not expect to impose a regime of no regulation whatsoever on the majority, even if it were absolutely committed to achieving it.  2012 is not coming around again, nor is "A64".  We need to act on achievable political goals now -- first, to lessen criminal penalties for offenses involving cannabis under Colorado's Controlled Substances Act to misdemeanors.  We might then consider further constitutional changes to deal with the prohibitionists' perversion of the intent of Article XVIII, Section 16; for that matter, it can be repealed, and new language substituted.  Since most of your posts to me relate to trying to blame me and other proponents of Amendment 64 for it not having ended Prohibition (as we knew it would not), and since 2012 will not come again, if you were to write a new constitutional Amendment to replace Article XVIII, Section 16 in its entirety, what would you say?

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay If you feel that strongly, perhaps we will meet at the public meeting held to discuss the proposal.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay


You two 'tards' are hilarious. The communist stinky arguing with the socialist bobbie and no one gives a rusty rat's ass.  



DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@RobertChase ... your self-defeatist, subservient, sycophantic attitude is why your politics will ALWAYS fail.


The Pro-Pot pimps have claimed for years now that that POLS show the MAJORITY of VOTERS support LEGALIZATION -- or DECRIMINALIZATION -- of marijuana.


Yet when faced with that political capital, the SELF-Defeating Slacker Stoners chose to "baby-step" not into LEGALIZATION or even DECRIMINALIZATION, but rolled over, pissed on themselves, and proposed that festering piece of shit A64 -- the COMMERCIALIZATION of Cannabis and CONTINUATION of CRIMINAL PROHIBITION ... with massive Taxes and myriad new Regulations, Laws and Crimes added for fun!


When your GOAL is to FAIL, you FAIL even when you achieve your goal, numbnuts.


RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

@fishingblues  Nonsense -- we obviously have your rapt attention, even if you lack the context or wit to comprehend the subject.


Are you a member of the Sturmabteilung branch of the Libertarian Party?

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

@DonkeyHotay  Not responsive -- you have never articulated what you believe or what you think our laws should say about cannabis.  You vehemently oppose the provision in our Constitution allowing for some limited use of cannabis by adults and retail sales of cannabis where permitted -- what would you replace it with?  I can conceive of better language; can't you?

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