After a Five-Year Hiatus, “Pretty Lights” is Back in the Spotlight
Iconic electronic music producer and Colorado native Pretty Lights (real name Derek Vincent Smith) has officially returned after a hiatus since 2018 for mental health reasons. This August, he returned to the stage with a full band, including Michal Menert, tattooing the artist’s new logo on his forearm to celebrate. The momentous comeback concert occurred at Denver’s Mission Ballroom, with 5,000 in attendance. This marked Smith’s first show in five years and the start of a cross-country tour. The four-hour performance showcased a range of new tracks from Smith, who hasn’t dropped any new music since 2017. Fans are eagerly anticipating an official release of this new material. Smith expressed excitement about his return, stating that this show was just the beginning as he and his team have been working on building and rehearsing the production for months.
The Centennial State has officially allowed online marijuana sales, providing consumers with a new method to order cannabis. The legislation, signed into law by Governor Jared Polis, removes language from state statutes that previously barred the internet sale of cannabis while implementing regulations to facilitate online commerce. Under the new law, individuals aged 21 and older can browse and purchase marijuana products online but must physically collect them from the retailer. Retailers must verify the customer’s name and age at purchase, with the information matching identification provided during product collection. Additionally, retailers must provide digital versions of warnings and educational materials required within their licensed premises. The legislation aims to reduce cash in the marijuana industry, thereby minimizing the risk of robbery.
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