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Thursday, October 2,2014

Eric Holder’s mixed record on cannabis reform

By Leland Rucker
Eric Holder tendered his resignation last week, though he will stay in office until a successor is chosen for the attorney general position. Given congressional inertia on presidential nominees, he could still fill out Obama’s term, so I’m not holding my breath.
Thursday, September 25,2014

A cannabis ad campaign designed to educate, not frighten

By Leland Rucker
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd took some serious shit earlier this year for a piece she wrote about her scary experience in a Denver hotel room after an overdose of cannabis edibles. She was mocked for being stupid, for not reading the packaging, for not waiting long enough before eating more. And of being sanctimonious and selfrighteous about it, too.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Are you the next Colorado marijuana millionaire?

By Leland Rucker
One of those statistics we’ll probably never learn definitively is how many people have ideas running through their heads right now that they think will make big money in Colorado Kush. Perhaps you do.
Thursday, September 11,2014

Opioids, cannabis, scientists and money, lots of it

By Leland Rucker
As Americans seek more relief from pain and companies come up with ever-stronger drugs to ease discomfort, so do mortality rates rise for the growing number of patients who use opioid pain relievers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 46 people a day die from opioid overdoses.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Dunafon an alternative to Hickenlooper/Beauprez

By Leland Rucker
I grew up in a family with Democratic blood, and reform begins to look as disingenuous as saying fracking fluid is safe because he once sipped some. I’ve voted on that side of the fence more often than not. Though I’ve been registered as an On the other side, we have Bob Beauprez.
Thursday, August 28,2014

Boulder backs off on ‘lab rat’ campaign

By Leland Rucker
I reported last week that the Boulder Valley School District, which I wouldn’t call a pro-cannabis organization, announced after careful consideration that it wouldn’t support Gov.
Thursday, August 21,2014

Boulder Valley schools won’t support Gov’s ‘rat cages’ campaign

By Leland Rucker
As you probably know by now, the Governor’s Office has launched a “Don’t Be A Lab Rat” campaign. Targeted at 12- to 15-year-olds, it kicked off Aug. 11 with lots of TV coverage, as well as ads on YouTube and before films in movie theaters. Large human-sized cages, complete with giant plastic Leland Rucker.
Thursday, August 14,2014

Crunching numbers in the cannabis debate

By Leland Rucker
“Thirty-six percent of high-school When it comes to statistics, I come from the old seniors have used cannabis in the past school. I generally don’t trust them and follow the year, and an alarming 6.5 percent smoked cannabis precepts outlined by C. Davenport Hughes in The.
Thursday, August 7,2014

The limits to legislating cannabis edibles

By Leland Rucker
The state of Colorado got generally high marks for its initial rollout of recreational cannabis from a Brookings Institute report released last week.
Thursday, July 31,2014

The myth of super pot

By Leland Rucker
It’s not your grandfather’s pot,” I keep hearing. Every time I attend a forum or turn on the TV or the Internet, there’s somebody saying that today’s marijuana is fearfully strong and therefore much more dangerous than it used to be. “Studies reveal that marijuana potency has almost tripled over the past 20 years,” it says right on www.