Within the past month, Griffin Swartzell has quickly and enthusiastically swept in to helm the Independent's weekly CannaBiz column during our search for a staff cannabis reporter. His fresh energy and perspective also drives the coverage here, in our 20th edition of ReLeaf.
The purpose of this publication has always been utility: a directory of cannabis-related resources updated seasonally to provide the most comprehensive listings possible for the Pikes Peak region.
Of course, you'll always find something more. For this edition, Swarzell guides us through an experiment in DIY dab-making, an overnight stay at one of Colorado Springs' first 420-friendly hotels, and into the offices of 7th Floor, the Colorado Springs-based manufacturer that makes and globally distributes the popular Silver Surfer vaporizer.
You don't have to be a cannabis consumer to enjoy Swarzell's work. All that's required is a curiosity for the culture. Simply follow his lead.