Teen Marijuana Use In Colorado Has Drastically Dropped Since Legalizatoin

As marijuana legalization spreads across the United States, opponents have maintained that there will be negative long-term consequences, especially on young people. On Monday, for example, anti-pot activist Kevin Sabet tweeted“young adult use has skyrocketed over the past 10 years.” There’s just one problem: The latest federal data says the opposite […]

Denver Receives First Application For Social Marijuana Use In A Business

More than three months after Denver officially opened the gates, the first application to allow social marijuana use in a business has landed. The applicants seek to take advantage of 2016’s voter-passed Initiative 300, which made Denver the first in the nation to launch a program allowing limited public consumption at businesses […]

How Has Legalization Altered The Way Kids Learn About Marijuana?

WESTMINSTER, Calif. — After Yarly Raygoza attended the drug prevention program at the Boys & Girls Club here last year, she used what she learned to talk a few friends out of using marijuana. The 14-year-old took the class again this year but worries that counseling her friends will become […]

GOP Senator Pushes For Tax Cuts For Marijuana Businesses

A Republican senator from a state where marijuana is legal is pushing this week to give cannabis businesses a measure of tax fairness. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado wants to attach an amendment to a wide-ranging Republican-led tax reform bill that would allow state-legal marijuana growers, processors and sellers to deduct normal businesses […]

Colorado Medical Officer Tells Canada ‘No Significant Issues’ from Marijuana Legalization

The Chief Medical Officer in Colorado, where marijuana was legalized in 2014, has some advice for Canada leading up to the legalization of marijuana on July 1. Dr. Larry Wolk told Island Morning host Matt Rainnie Canadians have been interested in hearing his opinions on the subject since it was […]

Study: Legal Marijuana Linked to Decrease of Opioid Deaths in Colorado

Marijuana legalization in Colorado led to a “reversal” of opiate overdose deaths in that state, according to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health. “After Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sale and use, opioid-related deaths decreased more than 6% in the following 2 years,” write authors Melvin D. Livingston, Tracey […]

2017 Marijuana Sales in Colorado Hit the $1 Billion Mark in Eight Months

Legal marijuana is a bona fide billion-dollar industry in Colorado. And it’s hitting the mark faster than ever. In 2017, Colorado eclipsed $1 billion in marijuana sales in eight months; in 2016, it took 10 months. Colorado’s marijuana retailers logged upward of $1.02 billion in collective medical and recreational sales through […]

Colorado’s Marijuana Laws Are About to Change – Here’s How

Changes to Colorado’s cannabis industry are on the horizon. The Marijuana Enforcement Division has been holding meetings for industry stakeholders and government officials in order to iron out the details of recently passed laws and new regulations, and the public is encouraged to attend those meetings and provide input. In the first day […]

Despite Popularity, Scientists Are Still Looking for Reliable Marijuana DUI Test

This spring, 16 state patrol officers from Colorado and Wyoming took a couple days off their usual work schedule to do something special. They assembled in a hotel conference room in Denver. As instructed, they wore street clothes for their first assignment: going shopping at nearby marijuana dispensaries. “It’s a […]

Coloradans with PTSD Can Now Be Treated with Medical Marijuana

DENVER – Coloradans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will now be able to treat their conditions with doctor-approved medical marijuana, bringing a close to a years-long fight. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17 Monday, which will allow physicians, after consultation and a medical background review, to prescribe patients suffering […]