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Scientists still have a lot to learn about marijuana’s medicinal properties, but thanks to a recent study, we now know this: People are filling fewer pharmacy prescriptions for certain medical conditions in states, like Colorado, where medical cannabis is legal.
The research, published in the...
August 15 2016, 2:10 PM
Could this be the key to relieving PTSD?
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Almost six years after first applying to study whether medical marijuana can help treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a group of researchers has finally won federal approval to begin testing.
On April 19, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) formally approved the clinical study,...
May 3 2016, 10:00 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
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It takes an enormous amount of effort to keep you and your family healthy. Morning vitamins, nutritious meals, daily exercise, annual checkups, necessary prescriptions—it all adds up in a way that can make thinking about anything else health care-related just a little too taxing.
But here’s the...
For years now, a significant portion of our sociopolitical discussion has revolved around whether American corporations are anything other than soulless factories of greed that view their workers as necessary but dispensable annoyances. For some, this view is gospel, as plainly obvious as those...
June 16 2015, 10:20 AM
Should the NFL let its players toke up?
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On Thursday, the Broncos made a bold move in the first round of the NFL Draft, trading three picks and offensive lineman Manny Ramirez, to move up five spots and select Missouri pass rusher Shane Ray with their newly acquired 23rd pick.
The thought of Ray—who had 14 sacks and 22.5 tackles-for-...
May 1 2015, 3:11 PM
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One year later, Colorado is still standing. Despite prognostications from some that legalized recreational marijuana would cause a spike in criminal behavior and drug abuse, and turn our pristine state into a hellish dystopia, it turns out we're probably more utopian than ever.
Even after 12...
January 6 2015, 10:30 AM
Dr. James Warson first realized the medical potential of marijuana 35 years ago. A neurosurgeon in Fort Collins at the time, Warson heard from a patient with severe spasticity in his limbs who said smoking two joints a day worked better for him than any medication. Warson requested grant money to...