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One of the primary casualties in the 2016 political scene is the irrelevance of facts. From political races to policy debates, too many people have decided that their personal point of view is just right, regardless of what empirical data might actually indicate.
Case in point: This week, two...
September 23 2016, 1:30 PM
Diane and Jay Czarkowski
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Without a doubt, the medical and recreational marijuana industry is full of rebels and colorful characters. But as the sector moves from its startup to its growth phase—pun unintended but not really avoidable—success in the weed arena will require good old business fundamentals.
April 20 2016, 9:00 AM
As Colorado enters its third year of recreational marijuana legalization, by many measures it's going very well. But it probably would be going a whole lot better if some of our neighbors and the federal government would get with the program.
The advent of legal weed here and in other states...
January 15 2016, 10:54 AM
Not pictured but still palpable: The color purple.
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The headline of Newsweek's October 1st edition reads: "God, Guns, and Ganja: Colorado is the Future of American Politics."
While the article does a reasonably good job of portraying our state's curiously congruent political incongruities (bear with me), it doesn't exactly make a...
October 6 2015, 9:45 AM
We still don't know everything about marijuana's magic.—Courtesy of Shutterstock.
When contemplating the evolving consequences of marijuana legalization, it's helpful to think about tradeoffs. Now that this "social experiment" is almost two years old, we're starting to see signs that the influx of legal pot in Colorado and elsewhere may actually be helping remedy some far more...
August 4 2015, 12:45 PM
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One of the biggest problems with marijuana legalization is the disparities between the new state laws and existing federal statutes. The predicament has spurred lawsuits between states, including the recent ones filed by Oklahoma and Nebraska against Colorado, complaining that our laws undoing...
May 8 2015, 12:30 PM
At midnight on Wednesday, Colorado will formally launch the era of legalized marijuana—Washington state's law doesn't start for a few more months—and then the real scrutiny begins.Since November 2012, the world has turned its eye toward the Centennial State after we resoundingly approved the sale...
December 31 2013, 10:00 AM
Rant: Health Care Snafu is Merely One of Obama’s Big PR Problems
That didn’t take long. Seemingly minutes after he won the shutdown stare-down, President Obama was back on defense, this time about the Murphy’s Law rollout of his Affordable Care Act (ACA) health exchanges.
To the surprise of...
November 1 2013, 2:05 PM