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Study Finds Marijuana 114 Times Safer than Alcohol

MARIJUANA-300Compared with other recreational drugs – including alcohol – marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use. Those are the top-line findings of recent research published in the Journal Scientific Reports, a subsidiary of Nature. Continue reading

Tickets Still Available for Craig Kiwanis Play

KIWANISThe Craig Kiwanis Club still has tickets available for their annual play. The Saturday night performance is sold out, but there are still individual tickets and full tables available for Friday night. The Kiwanis play is an annual tradition, in which members mock current events. Organizers remind attendees that while Continue reading

Report on Marijuana Health Effects Released

MARIJUANA-300Colorado has put together a sweeping report about marijuana’s health effects – everything from pot’s effect on drivers to the drug’s effects on asthma, cancer rates and birth defects. The 188-page report made public yesterday doesn’t include new research on marijuana. Instead, it’s a review of all the research on marijuana’s health Continue reading

Booming Pot Industry Could Mean Big Refunds for Coloradans

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s marijuana experiment was designed to raise tax revenue for the state and its schools, but a state law may give some of the money directly to residents. The voter-approved constitutional amendment requires Colorado to pay back taxpayers when the state collects more than the limit in a formula based on inflation and Continue reading

Police Chiefs Wrap up Marijuana Training Conference

MARIJUANA-300The final day of of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police training conference on marijuana concluded last week with discussions of the Colorado marijuana industry perspective, the challenges of good data collection, and the importance of cross-collaboration with other public agencies. Discussions at the CACP’s Continue reading

State’s Police Chiefs Discussing Legal Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s police chiefs are gathering to talk about legal weed, everything from pot and highway safety to the dangers of home hash production. The chiefs began the three-day closed-door conference in Lone Tree yesterday to lay out what they’ve learned after two years of legal marijuana. They will get an update from the Continue reading

Doctors Studying Health Effects of Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Colorado needs to know a lot more about the health effects of marijuana and how people are using it. That’s the conclusion yesterday by a panel of Colorado doctors studying the health effects of marijuana use. The doctors are getting ready to report on things like pot use by nursing mothers and whether marijuana use impairs Continue reading

Judge Considers Reclassifying Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300A federal judge in California is weighing the constitutionality of a 45-year-old act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug along with LSD, cocaine and heroin. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller in Sacramento held a five-day fact-finding hearing on the classification question late last year, and final arguments are Continue reading

Several Bills Introduced on Opening Day of State Legislative Session

Co-State-Capital-300After legislative leaders outlined their broad priorities in opening remarks yesterday, legislators introduced the first batch of bills for the 2015 Colorado legislative session. The proposals give more specifics about what Continue reading

Utah has no Plans to Join Marijuana Lawsuit against Colorado

MARIJUANA-300Governor Gary Herbert says Utah has no plans to join two other states in suing Colorado over that state’s legalization of marijuana. Herbert said Tuesday afternoon that despite no current plans to sue, Utah is keeping an eye on marijuana legalization in its neighbor state. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed a lawsuit last month asking the Continue reading

Colorado High On List Of Marijuana Use

MARIJUANA-300Colorado ranked number 2 in the country for the highest percentage of monthly marijuana users, according to recent federal data. The “National Survey on Drug Use and Health” said that 12-point-7 percent of Colorado residents age 12 and older reported having used marijuana in the past month Continue reading

Vendor Fee to be Profitable for Pot Shops

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s vendor fee, which rewards all businesses for the prompt payment of taxes by letting them keep a percentage of them each month, is proving to be profitable for pot shops across the state. Those businesses that pay the 2.9 percent sales tax in a timely fashion, get to keep about 3.3 percent of those taxes. This year, Continue reading