In This Month’s Issue:
• What’s New at Kind Love!
o Kind Love Holiday Food Drive
o Cannabis Business Awards
o Kind Love Recreational: Happy 1 Year Anniversary!
o Thanksgiving Day Hours & Black Friday Weekend Specials
• Product Spotlight: Incredibles Pumpkin Pie Delight
• Featured Article: 2016 Election Landscape
o Denver NORML Spotlight
o Election Landscape 2016
• Trivia Q&A of the Month
o Win a half-priced eighth!
Kind Love Holiday Food Drive
It’s the holiday season again, time for good food, fun and a generous dose of giving to our beloved local community! The holidays remind us to be grateful for the abundance that surrounds us and we ask that our customers bring any non-perishable food items during the months of November and December for 10% off any non-discounted item. Food items will be donated to Food Bank of the Rockies at the end of our drive January 1, 2017. We need your support to make this year-end effort count, please consider a donation today!
Cannabis Business Awards
Calling all Kind Love fans, we need your help! Please consider nominating us for the Cannabis Business Awards! Your voice matters, help us make a mark in the industry we love!
Click Here to Nominate Today!
Kind Love Recreational: Happy 1 Year Anniversary!
Kind Love will be hosting an in-store party to celebrate its one year anniversary this coming Saturday, November 5! Shoppers will have access to the Incredibles consumption vehicle where they can safely sample their favorite cannabis products on premise while enjoying a festive fall BBQ atmosphere with delicious eats and treats. We hope to see you there!
Thanksgiving Day Hours & Black Friday Weekend Specials
In honor of our nation’s favorite feast Kind Love will be reducing its business hours on November 24 for both Medical and Recreational from 10am-5pm. Kind Love shoppers will also enjoy steep Black Friday deals throughout the weekend! Be sure to stop by for some serious savings!
Denver NORML – Regional Chapter Spotlight
This election season, cannabis activism has become a hot topic and we thought it appropriate to shine a spotlight on a group spearheading efforts in our local community. Cannabis Activist Group NORML has been playing a key role in the cannabis legalization movement since the 1970’s with the intent of normalizing responsible adult cannabis use in the eyes of the public and assuring consumer access to high quality, safe, convenient and affordable cannabis. You will often find Executive Director of their Denver chapter, Jordan Person, at Kind Love collecting signatures for local initiatives, updating voter registration or educating the public on the cannabis political landscape. Those who wish to support the cannabis movement can donate to NORML, (http://blog.norml.org/2016/10/14/urgent-marijuana-legalization-needs-your-help/) which continues to play a key role in inspiring public sentiment towards safe and effective cannabis use. Doing so will help ensure the endurance of NORML’s efforts in remaining a trusted source of evidence-based information to the public, mainstream media, and policy makers on cannabis and cannabis policy reform.
Activists looking to get more involved can join the cause at NORML’s 2nd Annual Holidaze fundraiser Wednesday, December 7 from 7:30PM to 10:30PM at Cultivated Synergy on 2901 Walnut St. Denver CO 80205. The 21+ event is NORML’s largest fundraiser of the year and will feature fabulous food, a silent auction and musical performance by The Indigo Blue Band! Check out the event Facebook page to register and for more details! In support of NORML’s continued advocacy efforts Kind Love will be participating in the event and hopes to see you there!
For more information about NORML’s Denver Chapter see their contact information below:
Election Landscape 2016: Cannabis in Colorado and Beyond
Its election season yet again and rather than pay heed to the sideshow on the main stage we are breaking down the cannabis political landscape in Colorado and across America.
Cannabis in Colorado
One local initiative that has sparked a wave of support as well as controversy is Initative 300: Denver Neighborhood-Supported Social Use Initiative, (http://limitedsocialuse.org/) which will be on the ballot for voters this November 8th. Initiative 300 would create a four-year pilot program that would let local businesses decide whether to allow public consumption of cannabis in certain designated areas. Business of all kinds, from café’s to yoga studios, could apply for an annual or temporary permit to create over-21, bring-your-own cannabis consumption spaces on their premises. State law would prevent licensed marijuana business to apply for social consumption permits if the initiative were to pass, however, their owners could seek permits for an adjacent property.
Businesses who wish to obtain a permit would need to be located at least 1,000 feet from schools. They would also have to gain the approval of a single business district or neighborhood group such as a city-registered neighborhood organization or business improvement district. In exchange for their support, the latter groups could, in turn, enact operating conditions that would determine how, where and what time to allow social use. In compliance with the state Clean Indoor Air Act, the permits would allow for the creation of indoor spaces for vaping and edible consumption or alternatively outdoor spaces for cannabis smoking. The initiative comes as response to the city’s struggle of having a legal market with limited places for cannabis consumption for both tourists and local renters living in restrictive properties.
Cannabis Across America
On the national landscape, cannabis legalization efforts have swept the nation with measures on the Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Oklahoma ballots. Cannabis advocacy group NORML has broken down the various 2016 slated initiatives on their website and expects this to be a monumental year for cannabis law reform. If these initiatives pass, the number of states allowing recreational use could so much as double.
Most excitingly, five states will be voting to legalize and regulate adult use and retail sale of cannabis and polls indicate the highest level of approval (http://blog.norml.org/2016/10/03/adult-use-ballot-initiatives-leading-in-latest-polls/) in history among Americans voting for legalization in the 2016 election. One such initiative, Arizona’s Proposition 205: The Arizona Legalization and Regulation of Marijuana Act has generated half of Arizona voter support and would allow 21+ adults to possess and privately consume and grow up to one ounce of flower, five grams of concentrate and/or harvest from up to six plants. Maine also shows around 53% of voters in favor of Question 1: The Marijuana Legalization Act that would allow adults to grow and harvest up to six plants and obtain up to two and one half ounces of cannabis from licensed facilities.
Polling data in Massachusetts expects around 53% voter approval for Question 4: The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. This measure would allow adults to grow and harvest up to 6 plants for personal use and possess up to ten ounces of cannabis. Nevada’s polls surrounding Question 2: The Nevada Marijuana Legalization Initiative indicate an even higher margin of approval at 57%. This initiative would allow for the regulated cultivation and sale of cannabis to adults over 21 in sin city and throughout the state.
California is perhaps the most talked about measure on the ballot. Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Marijuana Act would allow adults to legally grow up to six plants and possess up to one ounce of flower and/or eight grams of concentrate for personal use alongside the licensing of commercial cannabis production and retail sales. The sheer size of the California market would be immensely impactful to the California economy and likely stimulate legalization efforts across other states. Last year Colorado collected more than $135 million in cannabis-related revenue. This figure would dwarf in comparison to the potential $1 million that California could generate within just a few years of legalization. Overall, sweeping changes across America can be expected this political season as more of the public begins to acknowledge the success of legal cannabis that us lucky Colorado residents have witnessed now for years.
Product Spotlight: Incredibles Pumpkin Pie Delight
Yet another festive flavor concoction by Incredibles that is ripe for the picking this Thanksgiving month! Their newest Pumpkin Pie Delight Bar is 100mg of pure bliss featuring layers of graham cracker crunch swirled throughout a white chocolate and pumpkin puree base. This metaphorical slice of cannabis infused chocolate pie is one of our favorite combinations in the Incredibles flavor galaxy. Supplies are limited so be sure to grab ’em while their hot! Well, more like room temperature, but you get the gist.
This bar is sure to satisfy pumpkin aficionados and makes a great holiday gift for friends and family in town for the season. Customers who purchase an Incredibles Bar this November will get 25% off a Pumpkin Delight Bar! Stop in and treat yourself today!
Trivia Q&A of the Month!
October Trivia Answer:
Q. Which terpene can help increase cognitive function?
Alpha-pinene! As implied in its name, a-pinene is found abundantly in Evergreens and other pines and is responsible for their characteristic scent. A-pinene is also commonly found in cannabis, with especially high concentrations reported in sativa strains like Bubba Kush and Super Silver Haze. This terpene possesses a number of therapeutic properties including anti-cancer properties, anti-inflammatory benefits, an improvement in air flow and cognitive function, and broad spectrum antibiotic properties. Researchers are only beginning to uncover the full range of healing benefits offered by this essential aromatic compound.
November Trivia Question:
Q. How many states have legalized the use of Medical Marijuana?
*The first three to submit a correct answer will receive a half-priced eighth of their choice! Please submit your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject title “TRIVIA” for a chance to win.