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Next year’s Harvest promises to be quite a bounty.

Harvest of Arizona, the Tempe-based medical-marijuana dispensary company with retail shops in Tempe and Scottsdale, announced a merger Tuesday that would make it one of the largest players in the growing industry.

In theory, the deal could benefit to the state’s 115,000 registered patients by lowering prices.

Harvest has merged with Arizona cultivator Modern Flower, currently the state’s “leading wholesale supplier,” the company said in a news release, adding that the company will soon become “the largest medical marijuana operator in Arizona.” Phoenix New Times has the story…

Courtesy of Brewbudz

Brewbudz, a line of cannabis-infused K-cups in development for over a year, has finally landed in marijuana dispensaries. Unfortunately for wake-and-bakers in Colorado, all of those dispensaries are in Nevada – but not for long.

The edibles brand debuted in Nevada today during that state’s first fortnight of recreational sales, but according to one of the company’s directors, Brewbudz is in the process of securing a manufacturer in Colorado and should be in dispensaries here a few months after. Will it be worth the wait?

Courtesy of EvoLab

Strains like Blueberry and Strawberry Cough have long been popular, thanks to their distinct flavors, so Evolab has unveiled a new line of hash oil geared to fruit fans – except these flavors are more strawberry and less cough. Just in time for the 7/10 holiday, the concentrate company has announced its Colors products, a line of CO2-extracted oils infused with naturally derived fruit flavors.

Jacqueline Collins

Dispensary shelves across Colorado are about to become more consistent because of a new distribution law, according to several cannabis business owners. The law, signed in June and effective July 1, allows couriers and distributors to store cannabis inventory in third-party locations and also gives them more time to ship products.

Scott Lentz

It’s no secret that Colorado loves its craft beer. For residents of the Mile High, spending a full day testing breweries is a common pastime, with hard-core fans regularly traveling as far as Greeley or Divide for popular beers from trendy breweries like Paradox or WeldWerks. The dedication and pompous attitude of beer snobs can be annoying sometimes, but their willingness to travel and spend big money on a finite indulgence is admirable.

Buying and trying cannabis around the state isn’t as social as drinking beer, and it may never be as fun a field trip thanks to social-consumption laws, but it’s high time that the dispensary scenes outside of Denver got some love. Where are the Greeleys and Divides for pot geeks? We’re here to help you plan a summer road trip: Here are five towns that helped make Colorado the poster child of pot.

Herbert Fuego

Landrace strains will always be worth trying, even as hybrid genetics move them further and further away from the originals. Afghani and Durban Poison are popular landraces that are usually easy to find around town, and I’ve come across Maui Wowie and Hindu Kush from time to time, but I’ve had little success finding South American favorites like Acapulco Gold, which helped birth so many of the strains we love today. Colombian Gold, a cousin to the famed Mexican sativas, doesn’t carry quite the rep, but I was still ecstatic to see it at a local pot shop.

Brandon Marshall

On July 1, Nevada became the fourth state with open recreational marijuana dispensaries, following in the footsteps of Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. As newly liberated cannabis consumers flock to dispensaries for some of Nevada’s first legal herb, media reports are already showing the state is experiencing growing pains that Colorado’s cannabis industry can relate to.

Courtesy of The Green Solution

The Green Solution has become one of the largest cannabis retailers in the country, with twelve dispensaries open now and three more expected to debut this summer. Now its location in Silver Plume, a town with a population of less than 200 people, is about to become the first of its kind: a marijuana outlet store.

Like Nike, Van’s and other retailers, the Green Solution is opening a discounted surplus store, something previously unseen in Colorado’s cannabis industry.

Scott Lentz

Legalizing medical and recreational marijuana may have seemed like the end of a long journey for consumers, but it was just the beginning of a vigorous regulatory obstacle course for advocates, lobbyists and industry members. As state and local governments continue to “build a plane as we fly it,” to quote former Colorado marijuana czar Andrew Freedman, Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division wants your input during its next round of stakeholder meetings – but only if you know your shit.

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