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KETV - 11/21/13

Andy discusses medical marijuana and the transition to a recreational market with KETV.

HCLU - 11/19/13

Andy talks to the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union about the different options for patients in Colorado, including a variety of ingestion methods.

WGN Chicago - 11/15/13

Kayvan breaks down what a Colorado medical marijuana center looks like for a reporter from Illinois, where MMJ is soon to be a reality.

The Guardian - 10/30/13

The Guardian looks at LED lighting technology and how it can be applied to medical marijuana.

Business Insider - 9/25/13

"The True Story Of The Great Marijuana Crash Of 2011" looks at the industry side of the MMJ market and how it has evolved.

The American Prospect - 9/24/13

Ean discusses frustrations regarding basic financial services and tax issues.

Business Insider - 9/11/13

On the heels of big news regarding banking, Kayvan talks about a frustrating sequence of events with his own bank.

MSN Money - 9/04/13

Banks are scared to work with MMJ businesses, and Kayvan explains why.

Al-Jazeera America - 9/03/13

Andy is profiled in this look at various professions within the medical marijuana industry.

CBS 4 - 8/29/13

Kayvan comments on the language used as the federal government announces it won't sue to stop recreational use in Colorado.

Business Insider - 8/27/13

Part three of the Business Insider piece lists the 29 tips for growing "the best marijuana in America".

Business Insider - 8/14/13

Part two of the Business Insider piece takes you seed to sale at Denver Relief. - 8/08/13

E15 travels to the U.S. to see a working medical marijuana dispensary.(Note: This article is in Czech)

Business Insider - 6/25/13

"How To Sell Marijuana In America" focuses on the story of Denver Relief as told by Kayvan and the evolution of the business.

Vice - 6/4/13
Vice interviews MMJ experts Nick Hice, Kayvan Khalatbari, and Ean Seeb.

Chicago Tribune - 5/26/13 - YouTube Video
The Chicago Tribune interviews Ean and Kayvan about initial license fees, packaging requirements, the burgeoning market for e-cigarettes and edibles, and what medical marijuana looks like across the county.(Sign-up required)

The Guardian - 5/17/13
Ean and Kayvan discuss how Denver Relief became such a success, with The Guardian profiling the dispensary and grow facility.

HuffPost Live - 5/15/13
Kayvan joins HuffPost live to talk about the spread of legal marijuana, not just for medical purposes.

The Wall Street Journal - 4/22/13
Branding and copyrighting issues effect even the MMJ industry, as Ean discusses here.

The Denver Post - 4/20/13
The Denver Post profiles the GREEN TEAM's efforts to clean-up on 4/20.

GQ - 4/1/13
GQ's critical shopper stops by Denver Relief, which William Breathes (Westword marijuana critic) calls one of the best shops in Colorado.

Albany Tribune - 3/19/13
Andy talks with the Albany Tribute about how busy Denver Relief Consulting has been since the passage of 64 and realistic expectations for new business owners.

WBUR - 3/16/13
NPR in Boston quotes Ean on some of the risks associated with operating a medical marijuana center.

The Boston Globe - 3/7/13
The Boston Globe's front page featured Kayvan talking about consulting opportunities in Massachusetts.

CNN Money - 2/25/13
CNN Money covers the large tax bills faced by medical marijuana businesses, featuring an interview with Kayvan.

CBS 4 - 2/12/13
Denver's CBS 4 talks about stronger medical marijuana entering the marketplace and Nick talks about why that's beneficial to patients.

L.A. Times - 1/26/13
In this L.A. Times profile, Ean talks about the consulting side of Denver Relief and how we're assisting new businesses.

New York Times - 1/14/13
The New York Times gives a shout-out to Denver Relief's Durban Poison.

Time - 1/8/13
Time Business & Money quotes Kayvan about production needs for Washington.

The Seattle Times - 1/5/13
A tour of Denver Relief's cultivation facility is the focus of this Seattle Times piece.

MSN Money - 12/18/12
Kayvan talks to MSN Money about common problems that MMJ entrepreneurs face.

AM with Tony Eastley - 12/7/12
AM interviews Kayvan about how and when retail distribution may start in Colorado.

La Presse - 11/19/12
Canadian paper La Presse talks about Amendment 64's ramifications with Ean.(Note: this article is in French)

Radiozurnal - 12/5/12
Ean talks about medical marijuana with Radiozurnal(Note: this article is in Czech).

Westword - 11/27/12
Kayvan talks about opening a new Sexy Pizza and how they're helping fight the drug war.

INC - 11/19/12
Kayvan discusses the difficulties of being a first mover and talks potential businesses with the passage of 64.

CBS Sunday Morning - 11/18/12
Kayvan talks about the emerging market for edible marijuana treats.

Denver Westword - 11/13/12
Ean poses with Governor Hickenlooper, discusses the need for serious talks after passsage of Amendment 64.

Westword - 11/12/2012
Denver Relief is nominated for two Westword #WebAwards.

The Guardian - 11/11/12
Ean and Kayvan discuss the medical marijuana market with the UK's own Guardian.

AM de Queretaro - 10/15/2012
Kayvan speaks with the Mexican daily where he likens marijuana to fine wine. (Note: This article is in Spanish)

Jyllands-Posten - 10/14/2012
Ean speaks with the Danish paper about the prospects of legalizing marijuna during the November vote. (Note: This article is in Dutch)

CNBC - 08/23/2012
Kayvan discusses the difficulties of operating in an industry without the ability to maintain a bank account.

Los Angeles Times - 02/17/2012
Ean is interviewed and re-visits Denver Relief's blind testing of Colorado medical marijuana test labs in 2010.

Medical Marijuana Business Daily - 02/03/2012
Kayvan is featured in the new new report published by MMJ Business Daily highlighting the success of Denver Relief and 6 other MMCs around the country.

Denver Post Lifestyle - 11/17/2011
Denver Post's Bill Husted grills Ean about the medical marijuana business, his Jewish non-profit organization, and probes into the facets of his personality.

Tablet Magazine - 11/15/2011
Ean is featured in an article about his work with the Jewish community and recounts his experiences of activism and growth in the marijuana movement as co-owner of Denver Relief.

Westword Web Awards - 11/9/2011
Denver Relief is nominated for two of Westword Magazine's Web Awards in categories 'Best Activist Blogger' and 'Best Use of Social Media by a Medical Marijuana Center or Activist'.

Delaware Online | The News Journal - 9/3/2011
Kayvan is cited in a detailed article about the status of the medical marijuana movement around the United States as it relates to Delaware's recently passed medical marijuana program. See page 5 for Kayvan's comments on the Colorado market, marijuana banking, and a medical marijuana credit union.

Dispensary Business News - 8/17/2011
The success of the medical marijuana industry largely depends on the way it presents itself to the public. Chris Walsh from Dispensary Business News agrees and uses Denver Relief as an example of what cannabis professionalism looks like.

Westword's Latest Word - 6/17/2011
Denver Relief's Creative Director Chris Meyer is featured in an article by Westword's Michael Roberts about the difficulties caused by the present marijuana price war in conjunction with approaching medical marijuana regulation.

Weed Maps TV - 6/2011
Gil comes to the Denver 4/20 Rally in Civic Center Park. See the Denver Relief GREEN TEAM in action! Ean shows Gil the pile of garbage that the GREEN TEAM collected. Sites and sounds from the rally.

Weed Maps TV - 6/2011
Gil and Tang from Weedmaps visit Sexy Pizza, owned by Denver Relief owner Kayvan. What is better than sharing great pizza and Denver's best medicine with friends! Sexy Pizza donates a a portion of the revenue earned by pizzas named in honor of marijuana advocacy groups.

Westword's Latest Word - 5/11/2011
Westword's William Breathes mentions Denver Relief's effort to verify the legitimacy of test-results from labs around the state specializing in giving the cannabinoid content of Colorado medical marijuana.

Dispensary Business News - 5/6/2011
Denver Relief is lauded as an example of what to do as a medical marijuana center when medicine runs low. Focus on your members.

Boulder Daily Camera - 4/20/2011
Kayvan is quoted in an article about groups cleaning up litter after 4/20 rallies in the Greater Denver Area. The Denver Relief GREEN TEAM was at Civic Center Park in Denver picking up litter.

Denver Post - 4/18/2011
Ean is interviewed in an article about the difficulty of drawing meaningful conclusions from the varied lab results from testing marijuana.

Toke of the Town - Westword Magazine - 4/12/2011
Denver Relief's Creative Director Chris Meyer is quoted advocating that the opinion that the MMJ industry should focus on a cleaner image in an article about the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup held April 2nd and 3rd.

Find My - 4/4/2011
Denver Relief is praised as an example of internet marketing best-practices in the medical marijuana industry by Jack Pot, editor of

AZ Family - Channel 3 Phoenix, AZ - 2/8/2011
Ean is interviewed in a news story debunking the myth that medical marijuana is easy money.

Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division Hearing - 1/29/2011
Ean speaks up at the hearing to advocate for the future of medical marijuana centers in Colorado. He speaks 15:56 minutes into the video.

BBC News - 7/14/2010
The British Broadcasting Corporation offers a good synopsis of the Medical Marijuana Industry in Colorado and does a profile of one of Denver Relief's patients. What follows is a discussion of the future of the medical marijuana industry showcasing a Boulder medical marijuana center.

Mile High Magazine - 6/2010
A good introduction to a program being implemented to assist indigent patients. Kayvan is on the Board of Directors. Look for more to come from this organization.

The Huffington Post - 5/19/2010
Headline: "Betsy Markey Should Recognize Colorado's Medical Marijuana Industry" Kayvan comments on Betsy Markey's sponsorship for a resolution recognizing the craft beer industry.

Christian Science Monitor - 4/20/2010
Headline: "A New 420 Meaning: Time for Pro-Marijuana Forces to get Serious" Kayvan gives a nice quote.

Westword's Latest Word- 4/20/2010
Headline: "4/20's Top Ten Trademark Violations" A Member of the Green Team shows his colors at the 4/20 Rally.

Huffington Post - 3/29/10
Kayvan comments on California's proposed legalization of marijuana and Colorado's prospects in the future.

Cannabis Culture Magazine - 3/26/2010
Headline: "Mile High Madness" Subcool of TGA Seeds designates Denver Relief as his Denver "shop of choice".

Wall Street Journal - 3/19/10
Denver Relief is featured in slide number 8.

9News Story - 1/27/2010
A rally concerning legislation. Look for Denver Relief Owners and Budtenders in the crowd!

Brain Bloom Blog - 1/20/10
Scroll down to find a nice review of Denver Relief.

Westword - Top Medicine: Blog Post - 12/8/2009
A Summary of some of the contests around the State

Most Hi Magazine - 12/4/2009
Headline: Denver Relief's "Bio-Diesel" Wins Colorado's Medical Marijuana Harvest Cup

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Denver Relief Blog

An Update on Recreational Sales

January 1st is fast approaching, with many medical marijuana centers clamoring to be ready for recreational sales. Like past licensing situations, it’s an arduous application process that Denver Relief has begun. We’re in line. That doesn’t mean, however, that we’ll be selling for adult-use come New Years Day. We’ll be continuing to adapt our current [...] Continue reading An Update on Recreational Sales

Federal Raids: Denver Relief’s Response

Amendment 64 passed last November and many in the medical marijuana industry breathed a sigh of relief. What had once been highly controversial – dispensaries in Colorado – was now the norm, with voters overwhelmingly approving the use of cannabis for adults over the age of 21. This came with one caveat: what would be [...] Continue reading Federal Raids: Denver Relief’s Response

NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

Study: Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With Intimate Partner Violence

Marijuana use by newly married couples is predictive of less frequent incidences of intimate partner violence perpetration, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Researchers reported: “[M]ore frequent marijuana use generally predicted less frequent IPV perpetration, for both men and women, over the first 9 years of marriage."

JAMA: Medical Cannabis States Possess Lower Rates Of Opiate-Induced Fatalities

The enactment of medicinal marijuana laws is associated with significantly lower state-level opioid overdose mortality rates, according to data published online today by the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers reported, "States with medical cannabis laws had a 24.8% lower mean annual opioid overdose mortality rate compared with states without medical cannabis laws. ... Although the exact mechanism is unclear, our results suggest a link between medical cannabis laws and lower opioid analgesic overdose mortality."

Denver Post: News: Marijuana

Legal pot sales begin amid uncertainty in Colo.

DENVER—A gleaming white Apple store of weed is how Andy Williams sees his new Denver marijuana dispensary.

Denver police won't actively seek pot-smoking scofflaws, chief says

Extra Denver police officers will be on hand to protect patrons of newly legalized recreational pot shops on Wednesday, but they won't be actively looking to arrest them if they light up in public.

Cannabis News - Medical Marijuana, Hemp, Marijuana News, Cannabis

Where The War on Pot Will Go To Die

In some states, there’s an untenable mismatch between the crime and the time, but does anyone think that pot—medical or recreational—will still be illegal in 10 years? Now that a majority of Americans—54% and climbing, according to Pew Research—believe that marijuana should be treated like beer, wine and liquor, it’s time to ask: where does [...]

Feds May Cut Off Water For Legal Marijuana Crops

Some cannabis growers may soon find themselves with a lot less irrigation water if the U.S. government decides to block the use of federal water for state-legal marijuana cultivation. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which oversees management of federal water resources, “is evaluating how the Controlled Substances Act applies in the context of Reclamation project [...]


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