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Danish Plan

Hamas does not give shelter

By Paul Danish

Hamas’ tunnels are not amateur works. A lot of them are 100 feet below the surface, lined with concrete, and equipped with electricity and ventilation systems. How is it then that that there aren’t any civilian bomb shelters in Gaza?

Danish Plan

Gaza and ‘game changers’

By Paul Danish

Gaza could also be demilitarized by the expulsion of Hamas, and its evil twin Islamic Jihad. So how likely is it that either of those things will happen? A lot more likely than it was on Monday, July 7.

Danish Plan

Hug the children, bill their countries

By Paul Danish

Wash their feet, delouse and vaccinate them, give them three hots and a cot and generally treat them as honored guests. See to it that those who have relatives in the U.S. are united with them, and if those families can’t afford to care for them, ensure that they receive the necessary assistance.

Danish Plan

A costly inconvenient truth

By Paul Danish

Here’s an inconvenient little truth that keeps getting lost in the shuffle when local activists start hyper-ventillating about fracking: If you want to ban fracking, you may end up paying through the nose.

Danish Plan

The Galileo affair and settled science

By Paul Danish

The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, who lived from 1564 to 1642 and was the first to use a telescope to make astronomical observations, got himself crosswise with the Catholic Church by proclaiming that the sun stood still and the earth moved around it, rejecting the prevailing view that the earth stood still and the sun moved around it.

Danish Plan

The ‘Soldier of Fortune’ memoirs

By Paul Danish

Serious adventuring — Brown calls it “participatory journalism” — included everything from firing mortar rounds at Russian forts in Afghanistan, hanging with mercenaries in Rhodesia and anti- Communist guerrillas in Laos, rolling into Kuwait City behind the lead tank at the end of the Gulf War, dodging Serb snipers in Sarajevo, and searching for an extinct cow on the Ho Chi Minh Trail — and a lot more.

Danish Plan

A modest proposal for cleaning up the mess in Washington

By Paul Danish

Get rid of Washington. Sure, every self-respecting kingdom, empire, democracy, republic, and nation-state since the rocks cooled has had a capital. The capital was where the records were kept, where the treasure was stashed, and where all the best parties, salons, trials, and executions took place.

Danish Plan

Last message from Myachka

By Paul Danish

Myachka was the town that my paternal grandparents, my father, and his two sisters came from. They were not Holocaust survivors. My grandparents had the wit to get out of Myachka, and Russia, during the Russian Civil War of 1918-1922. By the time World War II started they had been safely in Chicago for nearly 20 years. My relatives — on both sides — who remained in Europe weren’t so lucky. After the war started, we never heard from them again.

Danish Plan

Why the latest climate report will be ignored

By Paul Danish

Nuclear power is a mature technology. It does not require further development (although further development will make it more efficient, economical and safer). Unlike wind and solar, it can supply base-load electricity at a competitive price. Until wind and solar can supply base-load electricity, they are not adequate replacements for fossil fuels.

Danish Plan

Marijuana along the Rio Grande

By Paul Danish

The Arizona Republic printed a terrific story last Sunday on the on-going war on marijuana smuggling being waged along the Rio Grande River in Texas.

Dodge's Bullets

Letting go of my hump day

By Jefferson Dodge

After nearly two years at the weekly Clear Creek Courant, a year at the Summit Daily News, 12 years at the CU faculty/staff newspaper Silver & Gold Record and four and half years at Boulder Weekly, I’m taking a job as communications coordinator for Colorado State University.

Dodge's Bullets

Some Colorado politicians still do not get that whole open records thing

By Jefferson Dodge

Election reform activist Marilyn Marks, who has exposed many untoward practices — like using ballots that can be traced back to individual voters — got dragged into court by Broomfield officials after she had the gall to ask for public election records, including voted ballots.

Dodge's Bullets

Grappling with preserving the past, for the future

By Jefferson Dodge

I had to write about a subject that is near and dear to my heart again, and I never quite know how to handle it. It is the now-defunct faculty/ staff newspaper for the University of Colorado, Silver & Gold Record, where I worked for 12 years.

Dodge's Bullets

The flood and the faces that matter

By Jefferson Dodge

Over the past dozen years, living in Longmont’s Southmoor Park, I’ve gone on lots of walks and bike rides with my kids on the path that runs along Left Hand Creek, which is about two blocks from our house.

Dodge's Bullets

One step closer

By Jefferson Dodge

When my dear friend Bonnie Lloyd gave opening remarks at a private ceremony April 30 before she and her partner, Pattea Carpenter, obtained one of the first civil-union licenses issued by Boulder County, she thanked us. She thanked the small group of close friends for treating her and Pattea as “normal,” for not treating them as a lesbian couple.

Dodge's Bullets

Papers, please: An attempt to infiltrate a closed meeting of a Boulder County board

By Jefferson Dodge

One key role of the press is to serve as the eyes and ears of the public at open meetings. After all, most folks have jobs and families and better things to do than sit through a boring county commissioners hearing or city council study session.

Dodge's Bullets

CU staff retire, double-dip, get paid, oh my!

By Jefferson Dodge

Yet another CU administrator has been “double-dipping,” we at Boulder Weekly have learned. And it’s not that big of deal. A bigger deal is how these things have been communicated. Much has been made lately about University of Colorado Boulder administrators, their tuition-funded salary increases and their ability to retire and get rehired — “double-dipping” by receiving their pension and a salary.

Dodge's Bullets

Save journalism education at CU

By Jefferson Dodge

I've noticed that CU officials are fond of saying that "discontinuance is an unfortunate term" when they talk about the closure of the J-School. (And even though a committee is still considering that closure, I think it's a done deal - they just have to study it for a few months to preserve the deliberative spirit of the university.

Dodge's Bullets

A regent race that actually matters

By Jefferson Dodge

Currently, the board is controlled by Republicans, 5-4. Three positions are up for election this November, and two of those seats are expected to stay with their current parties, given political dynamics in the First and Fourth Congressional Districts.

Dodge's Bullets

A wake-up call

By Jefferson Dodge

After all, most of us lead fairly secure, soft, comfortable lives, especially compared to people in Third World countries hell, even compared to parts of the United States.

DyerTimes

Fracking activists are the Tea Party of the Left?

By Joel Dyer

I’ve been waiting for the oil and gas industry to make this lame “Ralph Nader” argument to try to scare moderates. I just thought they would wait until mid October to trot it out.

DyerTimes

In the real world, playing politics on immigration is a lot like murder

By Joel Dyer

Without anyone saying a word, we began to slowly move to our left trying our best not make a sound as we bend low and make our way along a faint trail that disappears into the manzanita and chaparral.

DyerTimes

The Polis/Hickenlooper fracking compromise; thanks, but no thanks

By Joel Dyer

Apparently Congressman Jared Polis wants to reenact it at the state capital by way of Governor John Hickenlooper’s proposed special legislative session that could come as soon as June 8 and will aim to keep local control over oil and gas development off the ballot this fall.

DyerTimes

Why people who are unwilling to disclose their business relationships should not serve on city council

By Joel Dyer

I can’t believe that I’m having to write this in 2014. I can’t believe that there are actually elected members of Boulder City Council who are still acting like the idea of full disclosure of business relationships is somehow an inappropriate expectation.

DyerTimes

City’s cleanup of teahouse site actually deserves kudos

It surprised me as well

By Joel Dyer

I spend most of my life analyzing what local governments are doing poorly. But last week it struck me that in my two decades of reporting on contaminated properties in Boulder County, this was the first time that a cleanup plan didn’t make fast and cheap its primary priorities.

DyerTimes

COGA lawsuits against Lafayette, Fort Collins are latest insult to citizens by a selfish industry

By Joel Dyer

Honestly, do these people have no shame? News flash, COGA: You didn’t have to sue anyone, anywhere.

DyerTimes

Time for Longmont voters to push back on disgusting 'push polls' and those they benefit

By Joel Dyer

First off, let me just warn you that I’m pretty angry about what’s going on in Longmont’s city council races.

DyerTimes

Vaya con Dios

Who wants to live in a world where you can’t ride your horse to Utah?

By Joel Dyer

Ellen asked me what I was thinking, and it all became clear as the words left my mouth. “I don’t want to live in a world where you can’t ride your horse to Utah.” It was exactly what I was feeling, and it had nothing to do with horses.

DyerTimes

Don’t trade pennies for your planet

Why we must municipalize our electric utility

By Joel Dyer

is an old political joke in my business in which a reporter who doesn’t much care for a particular candidate shouts out at a press conference, “Do you still beat your wife?” The candidate, who of course has never done such a despicable thing, quickly responds that the whole thing is a vicious lie.

DyerTimes

NSA's domestic spying program: Beware the wolf

Our government’s domestic spying has damaged the nation more than any terrorist attack ever could

By Joel Dyer

If you just thought to yourself, “It makes me feel safer,” do America a favor and never vote again.

In Case You Missed It

In case you missed it

The findings, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examined the genomes of 825 white American couples, finding fewer differences in DNA between married people than randomly-selected individuals.

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In case you missed it

Austin Stewart, an assistant professor at Iowa State University, has created a virtual reality universe for chickens called Second Livestock. Yes, that’s a play on the Second Life virtual reality game where people become oddball avatars and socialize and flit about.

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In case you missed it

“When the Colorado Symphony accepted support from the legal cannabis industry — as a means of supporting our financial operations and connecting with a culturally diverse audience — we believed we did so in full compliance with the law,” the CSO says.

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In case you missed it

If you’re an expert science journo, you just might appear on Fox News’ Fox & Friends to opine about all things futuristic, like Google’s robot cars, gene therapy and how we’ll all be traveling in spaceships one day. Just don’t bring up climate change. That’s what Michael Moyer, an editor for Scientific American, learned last week. Asked what tops his crystal-ball-gazing list beforehand, he told a show producer “climate change.” That’s apparently not a good subject in Foxland.

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In case you missed it

Pot made national headlines — again — in the past week. This time it was remarks by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper that grabbed much of the attention. Ol’ Hick stood up to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Christie’s opinion that our beautiful state’s fledgling marijuana industry isn’t the kind of “quality of life” that he’d wish for in Jersey.

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COLORADO 12TH IN THE NATION FOR INCREASING STUDENT DEBT TWITTER BUYS GNIP BOULDER CRACKS CODE FOR HUMOR, BUT NOT TOP 50 ROBOTS GO TO WORK ON FLOOD

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In case you missed it

Senate Bill 181 eeked past a committee this week amid protests from police chiefs and the Colorado Municipal League that the cameras reduce accidents. But lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in both chambers are critical of the cameras, wary that they generate revenues for cities at the expense of their citizenry.

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And it seems that even if the salmon is approved, the company will face an upstream fight in winning the hearts of consumers. Kroger, which runs King Soopers stores, Trader Joe’s, Safeway and Target are just the latest grocers to join a long list of those refusing to stock the fish on its shelves.

In Case You Missed It

In case you missed it

Child poverty. Virtual reality. Tumbleweeds. Its everything you might have missed this in this week's news.

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News from the week of March 20

Scientists see the Big Bang and Detroit discovers more than 100 serial rapists.

Letters

LETTERS

Fracking in our back yards and diplomacy in Iran; it´s letters from the week of July 24.

Letters

LETTERS

Get the people into fracking prevention and the government out of mosquito prevention; it´s this week in letters.

Letters

Monsanto, miRagen response to last week’s BW ‘Muzzled by Monsanto story’

Just to be absolutely clear, miRagen’s sole motivation for conducting the studies in collaboration with Monsanto was to help determine if plants could provide an important new technology for the oral delivery of RNA-based human therapeutics and therapeutic foods.

Letters

LETTERS | week of March 27

This week we published letters regarding Oil & Gas ballot measures, Frozen Dead Guy Days, Boulder County Coroner Emma Hall, Macon Cowles´ love of animals vs love of homeless people, a search for an artist.

Letters

LETTERS

It's time to fire Danish, fracking is a travesty and the KKK were Democrats; Letters to Boulder Weekly for the week of March 20.

Letters

LETTERS | Week of March 13

Danish is wrong on water, an ode to home fries and thanks to the latino research and other things BW readers wrote about this week.

Letters

LETTERS | Week of March 6

Tom Tomorrow is fantastic, the writer of Tidbites is a lying neocon gasbag and stopping the privatization of 36.

Letters

LETTERS | Week of Feb. 27

In a stunning turn of events, readers didn´t like Paul Danish´s most recent column. Find out why.

Letters

LETTERS | Week of Feb. 20

Latino history, local elections and toll roads. Here´s what BW readers want to say this week.

Letters

LETTERS | Week of Feb. 13

BW readers sound off about candidates trying to whitewash their records, and the origins of the Spanish Jews.

Perspectives

Boulder County Democrats in conflict

By Dave Anderson

Among progressives, people hyperventilate about whether to vote for the Democrat or some third party candidate.

Perspectives

Bowl a strike for reproductive freedom

National Abortion Access Fund Bowl-a-Thon event fundraises for low-income access to abortion

By Dave Anderson

Everybody knows abortion became legal for all women with the ‘Roe v. Wade’ Supreme Court decision in 1973. Fewer people know that in 1976, poor women lost that fundamental right to determine whether or when to have children.

Perspectives

Paying to pump

Missing oil and gas severance tax revenue

By Dave Anderson

Colorado’s opportunities lie in tight sands and shale formations — especially the oil-rich Niobrara shale. Niobrara may hold a reserve the equivalent of as much as 2 billion barrels of oil, according to industry estimates.

Perspectives

Potholes in the road to privatization

By Dave Anderson

Studies show that privatization tends to cost more and provide lower quality services than the government.

Perspectives

Seeger’s true politics

By Dave Anderson

Folk singer Pete Seeger, who died at age 94 last month, provided a soundtrack for every progressive crusade of our time. Many obituaries have called him a “Stalinist,” but the label is somewhat misleading

Perspectives

ALEC’s attack on renewables arrives in Colorado

By Dave Anderson

America’s solar industry supplies less than 1 percent of the electricity in the U.S. but has experienced explosive growth. Unfortunately, there’s growing opposition from the utilities. A recent study by utilities think tank the Edison Electric Institute candidly says solar power is a future threat to the utilities.

Perspectives

Passing the TPP: Not so fast

By Dave Anderson

There isn’t any significant split over foreign policy or social issues. Now Democrats are divided over economics.

Perspectives

Stand up for Walmart workers

By Dave Anderson

Courageous Walmart workers have been striking and committing civil disobedience around the country.

Perspectives

It's time to open the vault on Kennedy

By Dave Anderson

President John Kennedy was killed 50 years ago. There is still considerable controversy about who did it. The release of 4 million pages of long-secret documents since Oliver Stone’s movie JFK clarified some disputes but raised new questions. Many thousands of pages are still secret.

Perspectives

Limit corporate welfare

By Dave Anderson

Tea party politicians are denounced for their dangerous antics, but their doomsday warnings about profligate government spending are the conventional wisdom of the so-called “moderates” of big business, the mainstream media and too many politicians of both parties (including Colorado Sens. Bennet and Udall and Rep. Jared Polis).

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

Dear Dan: I’m a gay man who is about to turn 35. Somehow, 30 didn’t bother me, but being halfway to 70 is freaking me out.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

Dear Dan: My bisexual girlfriend wants to take me to a gay bar. I’m not worried about being hit on, but I feel like hanging out at a gay club would be somewhat dishonest and touristy. Is my apprehension warranted?

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

I am a straight female who was a dominatrix for a while — and out of all the jobs I’ve had, I loved it the most. Working as a secretary — one with a master’s in writing — wasn’t that hard to beat, I guess. But professional dommes aren’t immune to workplace romances, and I fell in love with a client.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

magnum version in my profile?) I’ve never responded — until the other day. One unicorn request stood out. I wrote back. They seem like cool, smart, interesting people (a 40-year-old liberal married couple). Their profile is funny, and they’re quite attractive! And here I am, not doing anything else or anyone else… and I’m thinking… this could be cool.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

letter.) My cousin and I have flirted and joked about getting it on together for about 50 years or more. Now she’s divorced and having the time of her life. The other day, she told me what she’d really like is to have a “lesbian experience” with me watching and then joining.

Savage Love

SAVAGE LOVE

By Dan Savage

I’m a 27-year-old straight guy, and I’ve been in a monogamous relationship with an awesome girl for four years. Our sex life is pretty open and healthy, although it has lost some steam since the first couple of years — but that’s normal, right? For the last year or so, every time we have sex, I find myself fantasizing that I’m with someone else.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

I was combing through some old columns/podcasts and came upon a few instances where you counseled women on selling their used underwear online.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

I’ve got a question I doubt you’ve ever gotten before. It has a bit of everything: sex-work etiquette, long-distance phone interaction, and a het cis chick anxious not to lose her tolerance badge. Here it goes: A few months ago, I started getting hang-up calls from numbers I didn’t recognize in Boston.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

I’m a 25-year-old lesbian, and I live with my partner of two years. My family is coming to visit from Texas, where they are part of a hyperconservative church. I’m not out to my mom. While I want this to be a happy occasion, I’m not willing to hide who I am in my own home.

Savage Love

SAVAGE Love

By Dan Savage

I am a genetic male with recurrent questions about my gender identity. Straddling desires to maintain my stature in the professional world, keep my wife at my side, and become who I feel like I am, I have experimented with crossdressing, chastity, antiandrogens, and, prior to all that, steroids.

Stew's Views

Why the 'Weekly' makes political endorsements

By Stewart Sallo

We all need trusted, authoritative sources to help us make our decisions, and, while there is no guarantee that accessing these sources will result in a good decision being made, chances are that on the whole our decisions will work out better when they are made after careful consideration and with reliable information in hand.

Stew's Views

The work that makes a difference

By Stewart Sallo

Over the course of almost 20 years and 1,000 editions, hundreds of talented individuals have worked for Boulder Weekly.

Stew's Views

Jerry Garcia’s 70th

By Stewart Sallo

Every life is a story. And every story requires a soundtrack. For life is a sensual experience, and among the senses, the sounds — and, particularly, the music — that accompany life’s experiences provide a context that enriches and completes them.

Stew's Views

4/20 smoke-screen

By Stewart Sallo

There are so many angles from which to contemplate the wrong that CU is perpetrating with respect to its tactics to end the “4/20 smokeout” that one hardly knows where to begin.

Stew's Views

A better time, a better hero

By Stewart Sallo

But despite the strength and power that he displayed at the plate, Killebrew exemplified a humble and gentle demeanor that has been all but lost in a modern era of baseball that is rife with ill-behaved, overpaid, egomaniacal athletes. Babe Ruth was a womanizer; Mickey Mantle was an alcoholic; Pete Rose was a gambler; Barry Bonds cheated with steroids. But Harmon Killebrew was the kind of heroic role model that every 8-year-old boy needs and deserves...

Stew's Views

Bikes and 'boarders

By Stewart Sallo

In the interest of full disclosure, I am an avid mountain biker. I enjoy riding several times a week, weather permitting, and for me that includes temperatures as low as 40 degrees, so long as the trails are clear and rideable with no residual damage. I have been known to get up at the crack of dawn, sneak away from the office in the middle of the day or hit the trails after work, rushing home for dinner after dark to the disapproving.

Stew's Views

He moved me brightly

By Stewart Sallo

About 40 seconds into a 1967 CBS TV documentary about the thengrowing Hippie movement in San Franciscos Haight-Ashbury District (http:// tinyurl.com/2wvzjqq), a youthful, unbearded Jerry Garcia makes his first appearance.

Stew's Views

Dear readers, supporters and community partners:

By Stewart Sallo

As we bid goodbye to 2009 and set our sights not only on a new year but a new decade, I would like to share with you some of what has happened during the past year at Boulder's only independent newspaper, as well as what you can expect to see from us in the coming year.

The Highroad

Economists find creative solution to US unemployment

By Jim Hightower

You can break out the champagne, for the American economy is back, baby — all of the lost jobs have been recovered! What? You say you don’t feel “recovered”?

The Highroad

Cargill’s GMO hypocrisy

Can you have your hypocrisy and eat it, too?

By Jim Hightower

Cargill Inc. is doing its damndest to get away with its version of the old admonition that eating your cake today means not having it tomorrow.

The Highroad

Walgreens: An unpatriotic ingrate

By Jim Hightower

How would you react if one of your neighbors announced that while he obviously benefits from having clean water, highways, Medicare, police protection, parks, schools, and other public services, he was no longer going to pay his part of the taxes that make them available?.

The Highroad

How Koch-headed billionaires plan to ‘save’ America

By Jim Hightower

The Koch boys live in their own special world, enshrouded in a rarefied atmosphere created by the fumes emanating from their family’s enormous stockpiles of wealth.

The Highroad

Let’s turn Pope Francis loose on Wall Street

By Jim Hightower

Amazing! Some people who’ve long enjoyed a lifestyle of oldmoney elegance, are suddenly trying to downscale their lives and show a bit more of the common touch.

The Highroad

What job creation numbers don’t tell us

By Jim Hightower

Have you noticed that The Powers That Be employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America’s job market than they use for the stock market?

The Highroad

Low-wage corporate exploiters dressed as mom & pop

By Jim Hightower

When corporate lobbyists and the Congress critters they control attack efforts to raise the minimum wage to at least a bare level of human decency, they always try to cast the issue as an intolerable squeeze on struggling mom & pop stores. But wait what are those growling gorillas doing behind mom & pop’s cash register?

The Highroad

Fast food chains stealing from low-wage workers

By Jim Hightower

No matter how small the haul is, a thief is a thief, right? If a poverty-wage fast-food worker sneaks out a couple of burgers to take home to the kids, the bosses yell: “Thief!” But what do you call it when the bosses steal from those same workers?...

The Highroad

Bernanke’s cut of bankers’ bailout loot

By Jim Hightower

In one week in May, Bernanke was in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, Johannesburg on Wednesday and Houston on Friday, speechifying to global bankers and hobnobbing with hedge fund billionaires and economic titans. Each of these private chats put $200,000 or more into Ben’s pockets.

The Highroad

Sniffing the ethical rot in Wall Street’s culture

By Jim Hightower

Both the head of the New York Fed and the Comptroller of the Currency are at least grasping one basic reality, namely that the tightened regulations enacted to deal with the “too big to fail” issue do nothing about the fundamental ethical collapse among America’s big bankers.

Weed Between the Lines

Cannabis legalization a non-partisan issue

By Leland Rucker

One of the most encouraging pieces in the cannabis legalization puzzle these days is that it’s less a partisan political issue than ever.

Weed Between the Lines

Washington takes a different path to cannabis

By Leland Rucker

The state of Washington started selling recreational cannabis last week, producing many of the same headlines that dominated the first few weeks of January sales here in Colorado.

Weed Between the Lines

Why not use common sense with edibles?

By Leland Rucker

I cut off what I considered three servings. It tasted like a Tootsie Roll with a definite cannabis overtone. We walked over to a neighbor’s birthday party, and about an hour and a half later I began to notice a pleasant relaxation in the muscles in my neck at about the same time the conversation became more animated.

Weed Between the Lines

Commercial cannabis at six months: The sky hasn’t fallen

By Leland Rucker

We are just past the six-month point in the state’s roll-out of commercial sales of cannabis, and from all indications, it’s been an unspectacular but successful half a year, especially for a state whose social experiment has been under local and international media scrutiny since Amendment 64 passed in November of 2012.

Weed Between the Lines

The THC Fear Factor

By Leland Rucker

It was great news to hear that New York has decided to legalize medical cannabis. Well, sort of. After weeks of debate and many compromises, the state will allow doctors to prescribe patients suffering from multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, glaucoma and cancer to use medical cannabis in the form of tinctures, edibles or oil for vaporizers.

Weed Between the Lines

The myth of cannabis and teens

By Leland Rucker

The national Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), managed by the national Centers for Disease Control, analyzes health-risk behaviors of youth and adults every two years and though not inclusive, assembles data given by students themselves about their habits and concerns.

Weed Between the Lines

What you read about cannabis isn’t always the truth

By Leland Rucker

You remember Keith Kilbey? Well, perhaps not by name, but you probably do remember him. He’s the young man who plowed into two police cars blocking an Adams County exit ramp in January and was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. Guy was so stoned on pot, the state patrol said, he couldn’t even see the warning lights flashing on two police cars. It made local and international news and why not? For hungry media, it was just too good a story.

Weed Between the Lines

A historic Congressional cannabis vote … or not?

By Leland Rucker

The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment to the 2015 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill (HR 4660) passed Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Weed Between the Lines

FBI learns that the best and brightest aren’t always the straightest

By Leland Rucker

The FBI director said that his agency is actively revising its employment rules per cannabis, which now state that anyone who has smoked weed in the last three years is ineligible. When an audience member said he has cannabis-using friends who were interested in hacking for the government but put off by the rule, Comey told him they should apply.

Weed Between the Lines

Local attorney argues fed laws don’t apply to MMJ

By Laura Kriho

Boulder attorney Andrew Reid of the law firm Springer & Steinberg, on behalf of Nederland area resident Kathleen Chippi and the Patient and Caregiver Rights Litigation Project (PCRLP), has filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief to the...

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