In the ongoing effort to decide how to handle the regulation of marijuana edibles, the Colorado Department of Health is planning to recommend that all marijuana products need to go through an approval process before they can be sold. The worry is that some products are too appealing or confusing for children.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 17, 2014 2:52 pm|
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 23, 2014 2:30 pm|
Last month prohibitionists aggressively highlighted a Suffolk poll showing a majority of likely midterm voters in Colorado don’t support the new marijuana law, but now it looks increasingly clear that poll result was a fluke.
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 20, 2014 2:31 pm|
The actual danger of anyone accidentally consuming a cannabis cookie not knowing it contained marijuana is small, but it is a concern that’s received a disproportionate amount of media attention, and has become the number one point of attack by opponents.
|By: Kit OConnell Wednesday October 1, 2014 4:59 pm|
Activists dressed as chipmunks shut down construction at the first US tar sands mine on September 23. It was the latest in a series of actions by Utah Tar Sands Resistance targeting the 213 acre Book Cliffs tar sands mine.
A video released by the group shows chipmunks spreading rapidly through through the camp site where they block construction equipment with their bodies. Though the finale of the video playfully describes the chipmunks fates as “poisoned by tar sands waste water,” activists actually shut down construction for part of a day, resulting in five arrests. There have been 27 total arrests since the beginning of the campaign to halt construction.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 16, 2014 6:09 pm|
Since voters in two states legalized and regulated marijuana for adults, the use rate among teens is effectively unchanged. The electorate’s support for marijuana reform didn’t cause a spike in youth consumption.
|By: Jon Walker Monday September 15, 2014 8:20 am|
Despite overwhelming support for marijuana legalization among the residents of Washington D.C. the Washington Post’s editorial board has come out against Initiative 71, a legalization measure on the ballot this November. What is particular disappointing about their piece is they got the basic facts wrong, which completely undermines their main argument.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday September 9, 2014 5:50 pm|
If voters and politicians in other states are “waiting to see” how legalization goes in Colorado the general consensus seems to be that it has gone pretty well. Most Coloradans are happy with legalization and would do it all over again.
|By: Peter Van Buren Wednesday September 3, 2014 10:01 am|
A Boulder Colorado police officer killed a semi-tame elk and was convicted of forgery, tampering with evidence and trying to influence a public official — but will not serve jail time or lose his job
This is not satire, and a cop did get convicted for a killing. Only it is not what you think, and it shows the reality of how we value life, and the law, now in America.
A Boulder, Colorado police officer convicted of killing a beloved, semi-tame bull elk in an upscale residential neighborhood was sentenced for the death.
|By: Jon Walker Monday August 11, 2014 2:25 pm|
While under Colorado law marijuana use is legal for adults, it is still illegal for people under the age of 21 to consume it and the state is launching a new campaign to try to prevent teens from using it. According to the Denver Post there is a $2 million campaign with a message of “Don’t be a Lab Rat.”