West Slope Weekly Weeder

A Journal of the Western Colorado Marijuana Economy


Highway 550 between Ouray and Silverton, Colorado.

We provide hyper-local coverage of the fast-growing, West Slope marijuana economy.

The exciting, regional marijuana marketplace known as the West Slope of Colorado includes more than 30 recreational dispensaries. Unleashed in 2014, the retail marijuana sector continues to grow sales as the number of dispensary locations increases. With more than $1 billion in combined medicinal and retail marijuana sales across the state, more and more municipalities – initially sceptical about the potential downside – are embracing the culture and the tax revenues that come with it.

THE WEEDER publishes news and features about West Slope dispensaries and the skilled workers who make them successful.  We cover the important news from Carbondale to Cortez.

The West Slope Retail Weed Index tracks the average per-gram price of marijuana sold on the West Slope based on our weekly survey of the lowest and highest per-gram price at each retail dispensary in our territory.

The free-in-print West Slope Weekly Weeder is available at dispensaries, smoke shops, bars and other adult-oriented businesses in Glenwood Springs, Silt, Rifle, Parachute, Debeque, Carbondale, Ridgway, Durango and Cortez. Our readers include skilled marijuana budtenders, growers and dispensary managers and many of the state’s estimated 500,000 marijuana consumers each week.

THE WEEDER connects its regional readership with a sharp, smart, humorous journal about the local marijuana economy. Reports include business, legal and political news plus feature stories about budtenders, growers and entrepreneurs. Look for strain reviews, dispensary reviews, opinion, advice and cartoons published on Friday each week.

We understand, appreciate and respect the marijuana consumer and all those who make the recreational experience the best it can be.

We advocate for an end to the stigma that is unfairly attached to the industry and the 25,000 skilled workers who make it successful.  We believe the Colorado marijuana economy has been unfairly distorted and egregiously shackled by unnecessary, overly burdensome and extremely costly regulations.


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