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December 14, 2018 administrator

In 2016 the cannabis market in the United States was estimated to be worth over 7.6 billion dollars. Based on current trends from the US Bureau of Labor, this industry is expected to add over 300,000 jobs to the United States by the year 2025. This is especially important in this day and age–where automation is replacing workers at an alarming rate.

The legalization of cannabis is expected to create a wide variety of new economic opportunities. This industry is one of the fastest growing in the United States and it is predicted to employ more people in 2020 than the entire manufacturing industry. Some of the jobs will be for positions that are directly related to the industry–such as growers, harvesters, technicians, quality control managers, and chemists but there will also be job growth in related industries that are impacted by the industry. This includes jobs such as truck drivers, cashiers, marketers, accountants, human resource professionals, accountants, general managers, and web developers.

Due to this increased demand, there has been a recent surge in training programs that are tailed to finding a job in the cannabis industry. Many states now offer a marijuana worker license for professionals who want to work in the industry. Because of the wide variety of jobs that are related to this industry, it will be easier for someone to find a position that is well suited to his or her unique skill set. This can help to benefit new job seekers who are looking to get established in a growing field.

Besides the creation of new jobs, the legalization of cannabis for recreational usage in more states is also expected to impact the economy in several other ways. With less resistance against legalization, there is expected to a bigger push to have cannabis legalized nationwide. This is expected to create a significant increase in investment opportunities as more companies are allowed to be registered on the public stock exchange. Investment in weed stocks is predicted to grow faster than average due to how new this sector is compared to other sectors in the market. When they first became public, many Canadian weed stocks had a trading volume that was higher than average when compared to other industries during their opening week. It is likely that there would be high interest in US cannabis companies if they were ever able to follow suit.

Along with creating more investment opportunities–another significant contribution to the economy from the cannabis industry would come through the tax revenue that is generated from sales. One reason why this would be such a big deal is because people would now be able to buy cannabis from a legal source instead of purchasing it off the black market. California alone collected over 3 billion dollars from sales taxes during 2017. If marijuana was legalized nationwide the taxes from sales are estimated to amount to over 138 billion dollars.

A lot of money would also be saved from the costs that are associated with the criminalization of using cannabis. Several billion dollars could be saved every year from the costs and fees of imprisoning people who are issued drug charges for using cannabis. Several countries, such as Canada, have changed the law to make illegal possession or usage of marijuana to be a civil crime rather than a criminal charge. This helps to generate money in fees and it eases the burden on the criminal justice system because it decreases the amount of people who are jailed for minor offenses. This also helps many people to avoid having a charge on their criminal record–which can make it more difficult for people to find jobs years after they are charged with the offense.

There have been statements from many police officers who support the legalization of marijuana because they feel like there is too much time and effort that is wasted on nonviolent crimes. Some officers have said that this wastes taxpayer money and that it can hinder them by preventing them from focusing on more serious crimes.

As of late, cannabis has been legalized in over 25 states. This includes the use of medical marijuana in 33 states and the recreational usage in 10 states. It is expected to become legalized in more states as the push to decriminalize weed has grown among the younger generation. At least 7 more states are projected to legalize at least partial use of the drug and more are expected to allow more casual usage of the drug.

Legalization of cannabis has become a more popular topic recently after Canada became the second G2 nation after Denmark to legalize marijuana. But despite how well-known Denmark is as a tourist spot for cannabis users, the first nation to legalize the use of cannabis was actually Uruguay.

Under the initial law that was passed in Uruguay, pharmacies were allow to sell marijuana to citizens who were of legal age for purchase. Citizens were also allow to register to a cannabis club and were allowed under certain restrictions to grow their own marijuana. There have been issues with demand for the drug outpacing the supply. This has pushed the prices of cannabis in Uruguay up to about $2.50 per gram. Part of the problem is that the distribution methods were limited to pharmacies rather allowing cannabis to be sold in more general stores.

In Canada the sale of cannabis is limited to specific stores and the legal age to buy the drug is dependent on the territory where it is bought. Lawmakers hope that legalization will help to curb the use of the drug among minors by making it more normalized and less like a forbidden fruit. Another major reason for the legalization of cannabis for casual use is that it will make help regulate the production of the drug in order to make sure that the quality of the drug is up to standards. This would help reduce the risk that comes with buying the drug off the streets because it would now come from a known source.

In 2014, Colorado became the first state in the US where cannabis was legalized for recreational use. Purchase of marijuana within the state is restricted to adults who are 21 or over and is limited to 28 grams within a single transaction. The store hours for which cannabis is allowed to be sold are dependent upon which county the store operates in. Any store that is planning on selling marijuana must be licensed to do so. There are currently many restrictions on how cannabis can be advertised. In most states ads for cannabis are limited to specific forms of media and are not allowed to be shown on public television or radio stations. This is done in order to prevent companies from trying to target minors.

Along with the sale of marijuana, there are laws that restrict the concentration of THC that can be found in your blood when driving. Because of this, it is best to be remain aware of when you lasted smoked or injected a substance whenever you plan on operating a vehicle. It is illegal to transport cannabis across state borders in the United States so be aware of each states laws on weed. In Colorado, minors who are caught in possession of cannibals are given a civil charge instead of a criminal charge.

But Colorado is not the only state that is known for this industry. Recreational usage of weed is currently legal in 9 other states. These include Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Michigan, and Alaska. One big push for the legalization of cannabis occurred in December of 2018, when the bipartisan farm bill was passed. This allowed for the production and usage of marijuana that did not contain THC.

Along with creating more economic opportunities–the legalization of marijuana has created the demand for entertainment facilities that are catered to cannabis usage such as coffee bars, lounges, and nightclubs. This has helped to create new local businesses, each with their own rules for what is permitted. Some of them only allow smoking indoors while others have an outdoor space that is set aside for cannabis users. These hangout spots have helped to provide jobs and many of them cater to tourists that come to the city. A relatively high amount of cannabis purchases in cities like Denver still come from people who are from out of state.

There has recently been more debate about whether or not cannabis delivery services should be permitted in cities where the recreational usage of marijuana is legal. The largest barriers to this are uncertainties over how delivery companies would be regulated and concerns over the verification process of sales that are made from door to door. Proponents think that this would make it easier for people who have a difficult time leaving the house to have easier access to cannabis products. This could help people who rely on marijuana for pain relief such as older consumers or people who have a chronic illness that restricts their mobility. It would also help to create new jobs for delivery drivers. Jobs like this would be great for people who need flexible part-time work.


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June 1, 2018 administrator
Phone: (970) 925-6468

We are extremely excited to announce that we have opened our 6th retail location in the mountain community of Aspen. We decided it was a good time to join the Aspen community, and bring the legendary Euflora experience and customer service to both locals and the many people that come from all over the world to visit Aspen.

It’s a very long and complicated process to get a new retail store up and running, so we opted instead to purchase one that already existed, Stash, located at 710 East Durant Avenue. Stash has been part of the story of cannabis in Aspen from the very start, being one of the very first retail outlets in the town when it opened on March 5, 2015. They made history when the first retail cannabis purchase in Pitkin County was made at Stash, and we couldn’t be happier to continue the relationship with the community they’ve developed over the last several years.

Here at Euflora, we’re known for providing a unique and comfortable experience (using tablets to browse the different strains we offer, for example), and we wanted to make sure to bring that to our new Aspen location. That’s why we spent $100,000 to remodel the store. Customers will be able to get the same exceptional customers service at our Aspen location that they’ve come to expect at all Euflora retail stores.

So far, the reception from locals has been excellent! “I always shopped at the Aurora Southlands Euflora location when I’d visit my family,” says Carbondale resident Jessica McSorber, “it’s fantastic that I’m now able to shop at Euflora right here near home.”

All of our daily and weekly specials are available at our new Aspen location, and you can get all of your favorite strains (Sour Diesel, Blue Dream, Island Sweet Skunk, and Jack Flash, to name a few).

We’d like to invite both locals and visitors to Aspen to stop by, meet our friendly budtenders, and visit us at our new store. We’re located just one block from the Silver Queen Gondola, and are open every day from 9:00am to 10:00pm. Hope to see you soon!


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April 17, 2018 administrator

We are very excited to announce our new location opening this spring in Longmont, Colorado.

Grand Opening April 27th!

250 S. Main Street Longmont, CO 80501

Hours of Operation:

9am-9:45pm Daily

Special Deals running through the weekend:

2 for $40 1g wax

2 for $20 Dixie Tarts

$.01 Joint with $50 purchase

$99 ounce and $20 1/8th on select strains

Thank you for all your support over the past 4 years as we expand throughout Colorado and beyond. Stay tuned for our locations in California


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January 11, 2018 administrator

Euflora is very excited to be hosting the 2018 #MileHigh420Celebration in the heart of Denver, Colorado.

Stay tuned for artist lineup announcements, activities, and new additions to this year’s festival as we #reimagine420

If you haven’t been following the news here’s a good breakdown of what all went down, alas, Euflora has been granted the permit to put on the Denver 420 festival. The official name of the event is Mile High 420 Festival

please visit the official festival website here:

MILE HIGH 420 Festival

*Updates to follow… we will be updating this post here.*

Headline acts announced:

featuring Lil Wayne, Lil Jon, Inner circle and The Original Wailers!


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November 30, 2017 administrator
If you’ve been following the developments unfolding over the past month regarding Euflora’s efforts to obtain the permit to manage Denver’s annual 420 Festival, here’s an update.
The city of Denver essentially setup a race to the permit office at 8am on November 21. At the outset it sounded like an unorthodox but technically “fair” way to release the permit. The only problem was that the City had not informed their security team of the details and this lead to several massive failures on their end. Check out this Surveillance footage that shows how things went down: http://www.9news.com/news/surveillance-video-shows-two-teams-race-to-apply-for-denvers-420-permit/495074867

While this was a very unfortunate turn of events after camping out for 27 days to be first in line, we are still optimistic that the City will name us the rightful permit recipient after investigating the facts.

We ask you to help us keep this issue front and center by sharing this with whomever would enjoy it. It’s been a fascinating ride thus far and we want to make sure the City of Denver cannot ignore the glaring fact that this permit process was unorganized, unfair, and very poorly handled.

We are hopeful that this technicality is overturned and the City will do the right thing. We have faith that our elected officials will see the string of failures that led to someone else breaking the rules and being rewarded for doing so.

We believe that we are the only group in contention that can manage 420 properly, with the funds and experience to put together a world class event. In fact some of the very same players that created the debacle on 420 this past April are back again and working closely with Smokey and company. We feel that this is a liability for the city of Denver and something that should not be allowed to happen.

Stay tuned…

 

 


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November 8, 2017 administrator

For #November we #givethanks and have partnered with the @chandaplanfoundation 💚

Its #SocialSaturday at #Euflora and all day 2.5% of your sales go directly to our selected local charity of the month.

This amazing #501c3 #organization provides #access to #treatment & #healing services such as #acupuncture integrative therapyadaptive exercise and more to those with physical disabilities.

Come connect with these amazing individuals today @eufloraco Southlands store in #Aurora #Colorado from 4-8pm.

Every month we partner with #charities throughout #Colorado to #makeadifference in our #communities 🙏🏼 We are so #blessed to be a part of such an #incrediblemovement.

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October 25, 2017 administrator

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Denver Marijuana Mogul Begins Record Breaking
7 Day Attempt To Transform Troubled 420 Event

DENVER, Colo. – Oct. 25, 2017, 4:20PM – In a move that is sure to stir up an already red hot controversy,
Latino entrepreneur Pepe Breton is directly contesting the legitimacy of the longtime 420 Rally event
permit holder Miguel Lopez. Due to the high profile mishandling of 2017’s event, Lopez was banned by
the city of Denver from renewing for 2018 and is currently appealing the decision.

Breton, co-founder of the boutique dispensary group Euflora, is forcing the issue in a very public way by
lining up outside the Denver Parks & Recreation building a record 7 days before the deadline for issuing
Permits on November 1, 2017. Having secured his spot at the break of dawn, Breton is taking a stand.

“I won’t stand by while they get away with what they did to the park, to the city, and to the image of our
young industry” Breton stated. “We worked very closely with Lopez and company at the event this past
April. We were one of their biggest sponsors, and they simply couldn’t do what they promised. The
entire event was categorically mismanaged. They couldn’t pay their bills, their vendors or even clean up
their mess.”

Breton feels that a change in leadership at the rally is just what is needed to put the controversy to rest.
“It’s time to move beyond having a 420 Rally and turn this event into a celebration of legalization,
normalization and the responsible choice adults are free to make in Colorado” Breton explained.
“Euflora seeks to bring a more balanced approach to the event, with music, food and culture that
represents more than just the slim demographics that were catered to in the past.”

The city of Denver has been embroiled in a controversial battle since May when it issued a letter to the
event organizer and Chicano activist Miguel Lopez and his lawyer Rob Corry. In the letter, the city alleges
a long list of permit violations that occurred during the event Lopez and company held April 20, 2017 at
Denver’s Civic Center Park. The city cites many violations including:

  • Insufficient security in place: 16 guards total in 2017 compared with over 50 in years prior
    meant that lines to enter the event lasted for hours and became hostile.
  • Endangering public safety: A fence to the event was pushed over by frustrated people in line
    and a crowd streamed in without being checked for weapons, contraband, etc.
  • Multiple flagrant trash violations: Social media around the world was filled for days after the
    event with pictures of grass strewn with garbage, overflowing trash cans and a park in disarray.

The aftermath of the 4/20 event was a public relations fiasco for Denver, especially after the historic
vote in 2012 when Colorado became the first place in the world to legalize recreational marijuana.
Even Denver’s Mayor, Michael B. Hancock came out against the way the 2017 event was handled,
stating “when organizers leave one of our parks trashed, they violate [our] trust. Further, we experienced an event that was under-resourced and presented numerous safety hazards. This level of disorganization displayed before, during and after the event requires additional action by the city."
Breton agrees with the Mayor’s assessment. “On the day of the event, they didn’t even have enough
money to pay the main artist 2Chainz which is when they came to me for an emergency loan so the
artist could perform as planned” Breton recalled. “To this day, they still haven’t paid us back and my
company is currently suing Miguel Lopez and company in Denver Civil Court. Perhaps even worse is that
during the hearing last month, we found out that they haven’t even paid the security guards who
worked the event back in April.”

Denver’s hearing officer David Ramirez isn’t expected to announce his decision on the appeal of the
current permit ban for some time. This however has not stopped Breton and his team at Euflora from
planning for next year’s event. Euflora is looking at a diverse lineup of musical talent to headline next
year’s event with possibilities including: Carlos Santana, Green Day, Imagine Dragons, War, Pharrell,
Deadmaus and local favorites the Fray, Machine Gun Kelly and Nathaniel Rateliff.

Should the city side in his favor and allow the permit to be released for the first time in many years,
Breton has plans to correct the errors of past 420 events.
“This should be a festival that people from 21 to 100 years of age can enjoy and relate to” Breton said
while describing his vision. “We seek to work alongside the city of Denver and the state of Colorado to
professionalize the image of a cannabis gathering right here in birthplace of recreational marijuana. We
want to be part of the solution and believe that we have the time, talent and treasure to run this event
in a manner that is safe, responsible and professional. We want to be an example for others to follow as
legalization spreads around the country. However, if for some reason the city of Denver decides to back
down and allow Lopez and company to run this event in 2018, there is a serious risk to safety, security,
sanitation and the overall wellbeing of this city.”

About Pepe Breton Euflora

Pepe Breton is a veteran of the cannabis space in Colorado and a co-founder of the boutique dispensary
group Euflora.  Breton started his journey into the cannabis industry in 2009 with a maxed out credit card and a dream.
After several forays into growing cannabis, Pepe realized that he wanted to be on the retail side of the
burgeoning new industry and made plans to acquire a storefront on the busiest street in Colorado: the
16th Street Mall in Downtown Denver.

Euflora now has 4 stores, with 5 more under contract, a greenhouse and an infused product kitchen. His
small business employs nearly 100 people.
Contact:
Euflora LLC
(303) 766-8677
eufloramarketing@gmail.com
www.EufloraColorado.com


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September 6, 2017 administrator

The Impact Network is the First 501c3 Nonprofit for Cannabis & Women’s Health.

 

A world where cannabis is a safe, effective, accessible, and affordable option for all women. IMPACT Network is a 501c3 nonprofit organization Improving Marijuana Policy and Accelerating Cannabinoid Therapeutics for Women Worldwide.

IMPACT Network is launching the first large scale clinical studies of cannabis and women’s health. We are presently fundraising for our WMEDS Study, the Women’s Health and Marijuana Efficacy Data Set Study. We also create education programs on cannabis and women’s health for healthcare professionals, patients, nonprofits, business, and universities. Finally, we advocate for policy reform that allows women to legally access medical marijuana.

Founded by Michele Ross, PhD.

As a neuroscientist, she was frustrated by the lack of education on the endocannabinoid system both doctors and scientists received, despite medical cannabis being used by millions of patients nationwide. In 2013, she founded the “Endocannabinoid Deficiency Foundation,” now known as IMPACT Network, with the mission to make medical cannabis treatment a first-line therapy for patients by educating patients, healthcare professionals and policy makers and driving clinical cannabis research.

Dr. Ross is both a cannabinoid medicine researcher and a cannabis patient. After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia and neuropathy, cannabis was the only thing that reduced her symptoms and allowed her to return to work. After hearing thousands of extraordinary patient stories just like hers, Dr. Ross was compelled to ensure cannabis becomes part of the American healthcare system.

 

Dr. Ross has leveraged her 15 minutes of fame as the first female scientist on reality television, starring on the hit CBS show Big Brother 11, to be the scientist next door your grandma can ask about marijuana. She is also author of two books, “Train Your Brain to Get Thin” and “Vitamin Weed: A 4-Step Plan to Prevent and Reverse Endocannabinoid Deficiency.” Dr. Ross holds a Doctorate in Neuroscience from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and has researched addiction, mental health, and psychopharmacology for over 10 years. A selection of her scientific papers is available on Google Scholar.

Dates and times for In-store Appearances with Dr. Ross:

Saturday Sept. 2nd from 4-8pm @Euflora Southlands
Saturday Sept. 9th from 4-8pm @Euflora Buckley
Saturday Sept. 16th from 4-8pm @Euflora 16th St Mall
Saturday Sept. 23rd from 4-8pm @Euflora Southlands
Saturday Sept. 30th from 4-8pm @Euflora 16th St Mall

Learn more about Impact Network


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August 12, 2017 administrator

Witness a true behind-the-scenes look at Euflora, one of Colorado’s best cultivation facilities and explore it’s dispensary to discover what this amazing grow house can produce.

This 2.5-hour cannabis excursion is an extraordinary opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the Colorado Cannabis Industry. During the tour, you will be chauffeured throughout Denver in luxury 420 friendly transportation, where you can smoke, drink, eat, and enjoy. Your private driver will be equipped with smoking devices, bottled water, and snacks.

As if being transported through time and space, you will arrive at Euflora Dispensary’s 7,000 sq. ft. marijuana greenhouse where you can explore and learn about the cultivation of cannabis from clone to harvest and have all of your questions answered. This is a rare opportunity to learn about different grow rooms at different stages of cultivation and take pictures with big, beautiful, budding plants!

Then, get a chance to experience what this grow house produces when you get VIP access to Euflora’s Dispensary on Denver’s 16th Street Mall, where you will receive deep discounts on strains, topicals, edibles and more! Better yet, expert budtenders are available to guide your shopping experience and answer all of your questions about cannabis.

You must be 21 years of age to attend our experiences. Please make sure to bring your non-expired ID, or State issued License. Temporary IDs can not be used to validate entry into dispensaries and/or grow facilities. Also, vertical ID’s will not be accepted for entry into dispensaries and/or grow facilities. Non-US Citizens must present a valid passport to enter cannabis businesses. These are the rules of the Marijuana Enforcement Division.

Click Here to Book a Tour Now


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July 6, 2017 administrator

We are incredibly excited to be supporting #growforvets this month. Using #cannabis to fight #opiodaddiction is extremely controversial but just the kind of groundbreaking work Euflora can get behind.

The #veterans behind this amazing movement will be in-store @ euflora southlands dispensary in Aurora today from noon-6pm. Come show these #vets some love and hear their stories.

Join us in saluting those who sacrificed for out freedom. Every Saturday this month Euflora will donate 3% of sales to GROW FOR VETS.

The mission of Grow for Vets is to help save the more than 50 veterans who die each DAY from suicide and prescription drug overdose. They connect veterans with the knowledge and resources necessary to obtain or grow cannabis for treatment of their medical conditions. Also, they provide completely free cannabis to those most in need.

Please join us in supporting this amazing charitable organization!


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