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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?
Thursday, July 11,2013

Pot by the numbers: 50 ways to look at marijuana

By Leland Rucker
1. 5,187,582 - Population of Colorado in 2012. 2. 1,383,140 - Number of Coloradans who voted for Amendment 64 in 2012.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

Could Boulder price itself out of the pot market?

By Leland Rucker
I support taxes on sales of marijuana, but I’m scratching my head a little over the latest proposal before the Boulder City Council to place a 15 percent city excise tax on grow and infusion facilities and a 10 percent city sales tax on marijuana on the November ballot.
Thursday, June 27,2013

Getting over the hump about hemp

By Leland Rucker
If you’re interested in the ways and means of federal policy-making, it’s 10 minutes well worth watching. If it weren’t showing the leaders who make major decisions in our country, it would be much funnier.
Thursday, June 20,2013

The $3 billion rathole that is the war on marijuana

By Leland Rucker
Among the reasons I voted for Amendment 64 was that I was tired of people being arrested and sent to prison for simple possession of marijuana.
Thursday, June 13,2013

Emergency rule keeps cannabis magazines on the shelves

By Leland Rucker
Probably the strangest paragraph in Colorado’s first attempt to regulate marijuana was the one that stipulated that “magazines whose primary focus is marijuana or marijuana businesses are only sold in retail marijuana stores or behind the counter in establishments where persons under 21 years of age are present.”