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Thursday, September 19,2013

Flood of bud

Looters, paperwork-evaders and other outlaws in the wild wet

By Cecelia Gilboy
You didn’t see Boulder stores being looted on the news. But at around 2 p.m. last Thursday, when flooding had forced many businesses to close, two individuals wearing hoodies and sunglasses broke into the North Boulder Wellness Center, according to the administrative manager.
Thursday, September 12,2013

Council considers cannabis rules and regs

By Leland Rucker
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.
Thursday, September 5,2013

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

By Leland Rucker
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 covering a volatile, shifting-sand subject like cannabis in a weekly column — you can easily look like a fool!
Thursday, August 29,2013

Colorado readies retail regulations while feds dither

By Leland Rucker
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.
Thursday, August 22,2013

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

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

By Leland Rucker
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 unconstitutionally, with other state agencies, private contractors and law-enforcement agencies.
Thursday, August 15,2013

You can't hide from the turning of the tide

By Leland Rucker
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 announced that many elderly prisoners may be eligible for early release, my first thought was, “It’s about time.”
Thursday, August 8,2013

Too much medical marijuana can make you sick

By Leland Rucker
I read as much as I can about cannabis, but I had never found anything, even anecdotally, like this. And even medical doctors, including some who suggest it for chemotherapy patients, know cannabis for its nausea-quelling properties.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Cannabis is legal. Where and when will we be able to buy it in Boulder?

By Leland Rucker
There are a few outliers keeping their options open, but the only large cities still considering retail outlets that, by law, can open on Jan. 1, 2014, are Fort Collins, Boulder and Denver.
Thursday, July 25,2013

Getting high goes high-tech

By Cecelia Gilboy
You still smoke weed? That’s adorable. How quaint. Boulder’s more dedicated stoners rarely smoke actual marijuana. They smoke “oil.” (Oil also goes by wax, butter, shatter and unusual spellings like “errl.”)
Thursday, July 18,2013

Gateway drugs, Dutch coffee shops and tax revenue

By Leland Rucker
How many times have you heard the argument that cannabis should remain illegal because it is a “gateway” drug, described as one that increases the risk that a user might try other, harder drugs?
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