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More Aging Coloradans Are Turning To Medical Marijuana, But Data Is Sparse

In the airy first-floor lounge of Balfour Senior Living at Riverfront Park in downtown Denver, Dr. Joe Cohen prepares to speak to a packed house. This is '"Cannabis 101 for Seniors,'" a talk he's given before.áMichael Schonbrun, Balfour's CEO, says he's got residents in almost all of his Colorado retirement communities using marijuana in some […]

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Categories: Cannabis Culture, Colorado, Elderly, Health, Marijuana Use, Medical Benefits, medical marijuana

Marijuana Sales Fund $9.2 Million in School Pot Prevention, Health Care Programs

School nurse Rhonda Valdez is on the front lines of student health at Wheat Ridge High School, treating myriad concerns 'ö flu outbreaks, diabetes, severe allergies, body image issues, football-related concussions. The job is rewarding and keeps her busy, but the longtime registered nurse and 18-year veteran of Jefferson County Schools is taking on a […]

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Categories: Colorado, Economy, Marijuana Industry, marijuana sales

Marijuana-related Traffic Fatalities On The Rise In Colorado

Traffic fatalities linked to marijuana are up sharply in Colorado, but it's unclear if legalization of the drug is to blame. AsáThe Denver Postáreports, the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has more than doubled since 2013, according to federal and state data. Close to a dozen […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Colorado, Enforcement

Traffic Fatalities Linked to Pot Are up Sharply in Colorado

Federal and state data show that the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes in Colorado who tested positive for marijuana has more than doubled since 2013. A Denver Post analysis of the data and coroner reports provides the most comprehensive look yet into whether roads in the state have become more dangerous since the […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Colorado, Crime, Enforcement

Colorado Defends Its Legal Marijuana Program In Strong Letter To Jeff Sessions

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman (R)ámounted a vigorous defense of their state's legalized and regulated marijuana program Thursday, replying to a critical letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that was directed at states that have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. Hickenlooper and Coffman, ináa response letterádated Thursday, tell Sessions that […]

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Categories: Colorado, DEA, Enforcement, Federal, Legalization, Legislation

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