Wins and losses for marijuana consumers as Colorado Legislature adjourns

As the Colorado Legislature adjourns for the 2018 session, marijuana consumers saw more wins than losses. Perhaps the biggest win for consumers was House Bill 1258, a first-in-the-nation cannabis public consumption measure that would allow for marijuana tasting rooms....

Marijuana opponents are wrong — tasting rooms would limit youth exposure

Okay, we’ll admit that a misleading tirade from anti-marijuana group Smart Colorado isn’t quite fake news. Nothing that comes out of the “reefer madness” spin machine that is Smart Colorado really qualifies as news, so we’ll hedge. There are, however, a lot of fake...

Compromise bill to allow cannabis tasting rooms poised to reach governor

Compromise legislation to allow cannabis consumption education and tasting as an “incremental approach” to marijuana hospitality is poised to reach the Colorado governor. House Bill 1258 received a bipartisan 22-12 vote in the Senate on April 27. Ten Republicans,...

Bill would have used taxpayer dollars to create marijuana tracking monopoly

An attempt to once again fast track Colorado legislation that would have lead to a monopoly in tracking marijuana failed for a second time in the Colorado Legislature. The ill attempt by Sen. Kent Lambert, R-Colorado Springs, already failed once in the legislative...

Bipartisan support for cannabis tasting rooms grows

Legislation that offers a conservative “incremental approach” to cannabis hospitality has received bipartisan votes through each step of the legislative process. House Bill 1258 — which would allow for cannabis tasting rooms — was last advanced on April 17 by a...

CNN should retract or correct report on legal marijuana in Colorado

By Patrick Byrne The News Station It was distressing to see CNN publish a shallow and sensationalistic story on its website last Friday linking a transitory increase in some of Colorado’s crime rates with its legal and heavily regulated cannabis industry. Breathlessly...

GOP continues to back marijuana as momentum for legalization grows

Cannabis legalization recently received a gigantic boost in momentum following announcements by two high-profile Republicans. The most recent news came from U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado who is also head of the National Republican Senatorial...

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Dispensary Tasting Room Bill Advances in House

Dispensary Tasting Room Bill Advances in House

THOMAS MITCHELL | MARCH 20, 2018 | 9:42AM Source: http://www.westword.com/marijuana/colorado-bill-that-would-allow-dispensary-tasting-rooms-move-forward-10104829 A bill that would allow cannabis dispensaries to apply for consumption-room licenses passed its first...

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OPIOID CRISIS

Life expectancy declines from rise in overdoses

Life expectancy declines from rise in overdoses

American life expectancy at birth declined for the second consecutive year in 2016, fueled by a staggering 21 percent rise in the death rate from drug overdoses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. Read story...

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Opioids kill more people than breast cancer

Opioids kill more people than breast cancer

Opioids now kill more people than breast cancer, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics. In 2016 alone, 42,249 U.S. drug fatalities – 66 percent of the total – involved opioids, the report says. That's over a thousand more than...

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FAKE NEWS

Cannabis, Not Cannibals, Tasting Rooms in Colorado

Cannabis, Not Cannibals, Tasting Rooms in Colorado

A quick point of clarification from us over at Terrapin Care Station. We are backing a CANNABIS tasting rooms bill in Colorado, not a bill to allow CANNIBALS access to tasting rooms. We promise. The confusion came Tuesday evening during the 9...

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