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Clean Colorado: Karing Kind Sponsors a Highway

As consumers, we all want to buy from companies that share our values. Sure, we want the best product at the best price. But, there’s something rewarding about buying from a company that gives back to the community. Maybe that’s why I perk up every time I see the Sponsor-a-Highway signs with Karing Kind’s logo. I know that every gram …

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Recreational Cannabis Linked to Reduced Opioid-Related Deaths

A newly published study of more than 15 years of data reveals the legalization of cannabis in Colorado is associated with a reduction in opioid deaths. In the two years following recreational legalization, opioid-related deaths in Colorado decreased by more than 6%, according to the study’s authors—Melvin D. Livingston, Tracey E. Barnett, Chris Delcher and Alexander C. Wagenaar. The reduction …

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Federal Lawsuit Argues Marijuana’s Schedule I Status is Unconstitutional

(From the archives) A new marijuana lawsuit has been brought against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and acting DEA administrator Charles Rosenberg claiming cannabis’s status as a Schedule I drug is unconstitutional. The lawsuit was brought forth by five plaintiffs, including two children who use medical marijuana, an Iraq war veteran with PTSD, a non-profit organization, and a former NFL player. …

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Nevada Calling for State of Emergency as Weed Runs Out in First Weeks of Sales

(From the 2017 archives) Recreational marijuana has been legal in Nevada for less than two weeks and the state is already running out of weed. Whether due to oversight or some equally nefarious flaw in the planning process, Nevada has made it legal for businesses to sell marijuana without giving those businesses any legal way to restock their shelves. The …

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CARERS ACT would Protect Legal Medical Marijuana

Medical cannabis is more popular than Tom Hiddleston on a singles cruise. It’s more widely accepted than Tom Hanks and more profitable than Tom Cruise. Legal marijuana has reached more Americans than Tom Sawyer and brought more smiles than Tommy Chong. With seemingly every Tom, Dick, and Sally in favor of ending federal prohibition against medical marijuana, many of us …

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AG Jeff Sessions Targets Medical Marijuana Users

(From the 2017 archives) If medical marijuana use was a type of corn, it would be pop. If it was a color, it would be primary. If it was a type of weather, it would be “Ahhhh, perfect.” Medical pot is just that popular. Nearly 3 in 4 voters oppose enforcement of federal laws that conflict with state medical marijuana …

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Colorado’s Marijuana Taxes to Fund Health & Social Initiatives in 2017

(From the 2017 archives) Unless you love spreadsheets, calculations, and economic policy, chances are you’d rather eat your sock than spend five minutes talking about state budgets and taxes. But, this year’s Colorado budget – specifically the use of the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund – is reason to perk up and pay attention. Signed just last week, the 2017-2018 Long …

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Arrested for Marijuana Before 2013? You Might Be Able to Seal Your Criminal Record

(From the 2017 Archives) Imagine applying for the perfect job (or apartment, loan, etc). You submit an amazing application and rock the interview. But, a background check reveals you were arrested for misdemeanor marijuana possession before the passage of Amendment 64. And, even though it is now legal, you find yourself being turned down (often without explanation). For many Colorado …

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The War on Drugs Looks Like it May Return: Colorado House & Senate Split on Whether to Help

(From the archives) According to U.S. officials, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering revitalizing the war on drugs and instructing prosecutors to pursue the harshest possible charges against all levels of drug offenders. This may not come as a surprise given some of the AG’s previous statements concerning a possible crackdown.  The news created immediate ripples across the nation, especially …