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As Colorado’s recreational marijuana market moves away from its start-up phase, it’s experiencing some of the struggles you’d expect from any evolving industry.
More than two years into non-medical legalization, we’re witnessing some concerning developments that show how much work is left to do...
July 8 2016, 10:40 AM
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When covering the issue of marijuana legalization properly, you have to, uh, weed through a whole lot of nonsense to get to the real truths.
Given its status as an internationally newsworthy issue—and given Colorado's status as ground zero for legalization—marijuana is grabbing global headlines...
November 13 2015, 9:00 AM
When Colorado's voters approved recreational marijuana in 2012, the projected tax revenues from it were a primary reason we gave it the thumbs-up. By that time, the medical marijuana industry was underway and thriving, a dry run of sorts that helped ensure our residents that legalization could work...
October 20 2015, 8:00 AM
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Sometimes, it’s easy to forget that Colorado is one of just four states in the country (and Washington, DC) where marijuana is legal for recreational use. Then there are moments when it’s impossible to forget—like when you get a nose-full of that oh-so-recognizable smell while strolling the 16th...
April 17 2015, 1:00 PM
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With 420 approaching, it's time for our annual reminder: Don't do anything that might bring shame to Denver, Colorado, or marijuana legalization in general.
This weekend's Cannabis Cup, a trade show for those in, or interested in, the bud industry, is doing its part to keep the jackassery to a...
April 17 2015, 9:00 AM
Last week, Congressional legislators introduced two bills that—even if they're destined to fail—could at least begin to change the dialogue around legalized marijuana.
Colorado Rep. Jared Polis, long an outspoken supporter of legalized marijuana, proposed the Regulate...
February 24 2015, 11:00 AM
As the debate over legalized marijuana amplifies around the country, there’s one thing on which most people can agree: Smoking pot during the adolescent years is a no-no. It can affect proper brain development and lead to cognitive impairment such as problems with memory, says Dr. Paula Riggs,...
This is fine. Blazing up a doobie? Not so much.
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Toward the end of Tuesday night’s Nuggets’ game versus Chicago, a few young people sitting near me in club level passed around a “vape pen”, the pocket-sized vaporizer used for smoking marijuana oil. A few minutes after a few puffs of smoke wafted through the air, an usher came down to eyeball our...
November 26 2014, 3:30 PM