Weed Between the Lines

Getting high goes high-tech

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You still smoke weed? That’s adorable. How quaint...

Cannabis is legal. Where and when will we be able to...

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If Amendment 64 supporters needed a reminder that almost 45 percent of Coloradans voted against legalizing cannabis, the Colorado Springs City Council’s ban on retail stores came with a caveat: Mayor Steve Bach said that as long as he was in charge, he would veto any...

Too much medical marijuana can make you sick

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That was a headline in the July 26 edition of the Detroit Free Press, above a story about researchers finding 93 cases of regular marijuana users, mostly males, all under 50 years old, whose symptoms included uncontrolled cyclic vomiting, nausea and severe abdominal ...

You can’t hide from the turning of the tide

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When Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that there were too many people in federal prison, outlined Justice Department plans to stop charging low-level and nonviolent drug offenders (ie. cannabis users) with crimes that carry mandatory minimums and ...

Is Colorado’s MMJ patient registry being shared with law enforcement?

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Among the many troubling findings of a report from the Office of the State Auditor on the administration of the state medical marijuana regulatory system is that confidential information about medical marijuana patients has and is being shared, possibly ...

Colorado readies retail regulations while feds dither

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When retail cannabis shops open in Colorado, most likely in 2014, adults will be able to buy it over-the-counter in Nederland, which recently approved an ordinance governing the sales of retail marijuana within its borders. “We passed what we feel is a solid piece of...

Now it’s up to Congress to change federal cannabis laws

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Anyone who reads this column was probably surprised last Thursday when the headline blared that “the feds are dithering” at the very time the Justice Department was announcing the first significant changes in its cannabis policies in 40 years. That’s the reality of ...

Council considers cannabis rules and regs

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The second reading for the rules and regulations under which retail marijuana outlets will be able to operate will be held at the Boulder City Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Council members will get a chance to go into more detail about the staff ...

Flood of bud

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This story is part of Our Road to Recovery, our coverage of the 2013 Boulder County floods...

Tax debate highlights rift in cannabis movement

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On Sept. 23, there was a “free joint giveaway” on the Boulder Pearl Street Mall that was organized by the “No on Proposition AA Committee.” More than 1,000 cannabis cigarettes were given away to call attention to the marijuana tax issue that will appear on the Nov. 5...

Cannabis taxes a vexing decision

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Denver lawyer/activist Robert Corry has become the public face of a campaign to overturn the marijuana taxes proposed by the state legislature for adoption on the November ballot. Amendment AA would place a 15 percent excise tax and a 10 percent sales tax on retail ...

Banking on cannabis still a risky proposition

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As has been stated here before, one of the major stumbling blocks for any legal cannabis business to operate successfully is the lack of access to banks. It is also the biggest deterrent to proper regulation of said businesses...