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Thursday, June 2,2011

'Seed-to-sale' surveillance

Medical marijuana dispensaries deal with bushels of new state regulations

By Jefferson Dodge
The medical marijuana game is about to get some new rules that will make it a lot harder to play in the state of Colorado.
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Thursday, May 26,2011

Clean acres

State, county crack down on fertilizing fields with sewage

By Jefferson Dodge
State environmental protection specialist Kenan Diker, the person who issues permits to Colorado farmers who want to use biosolids, acknowledges that the stink raised by Boulder County resident Elvis Licul has prompted him and county officials to regulate biosolids more closely.
Thursday, May 5,2011

A destination for mom's chocolate

By Jefferson Dodge
He and his business partner, Jennifer Spielman, met while working together at the National Center for Voice and Speech in Denver. They soon realized they shared a passion for cooking, and spent a couple of years experimenting with their creations before launching Black Star.
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Thursday, April 14,2011

CU cops: Cracking down on 4/20 isn't worth it

By Jefferson Dodge
Cmdr. Tim McGraw of the CU police told Boulder Weekly that there were 'mixed reviews' on the use of sprinklers and online photos, which were intended to 'thwart some of the momentum' of the event, in which cannabis smokers now gather on Norlin Quad at 4:20 p.
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Thursday, April 14,2011

See No Weed

Feds in Colorado explain why they’re not turning up heat on dispensaries

By Jefferson Dodge
While dispensaries seem to be a bit of a gray area, it seems that if federal officials in this state stick to 2009 guidelines set by the U.S. attorney general's office, Colorado dispensaries that keep their noses clean should not attract the attention of federal prosecutors and drug enforcement officers.
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Tuesday, April 12,2011

City targets 8 more dispensaries for closure

By Jefferson Dodge
Eight more medical marijuana businesses have received cease-and-desist orders from the city of Boulder due to problems with their applications for a license. City spokesperson Sarah Huntley told Boulder Weekly today that in addition to the six dispensaries that received cease-and-desist letters in early March, six dispensaries, a grow operation and an infused-product business were sent similar letters on April 7.
Thursday, April 7,2011

Skating for a cause

Local journalist opens skateboard shop, hosts cancer fundraiser

By Jefferson Dodge
His System Skateboarding shop, which opened on March 16 at 305 McCaslin Blvd., Suite 2, is holding a grand opening April 9-11. During the first two days, Childers plans to offer giveaways and free food and drink.
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Thursday, April 7,2011

ClimateStupid?

Why an innovative energy program was killed — and what’s being done to revive it

By Jefferson Dodge
Some speculate that politics surrounding the debate over climate change and global warming may have had something to do with the decision to yank funding from the energy program, but those close to the negotiations say it was simply a question of federal regulators having a low tolerance for any perceived risk, fresh off the near-collapse of the country’s banking industry.
Thursday, March 24,2011

Eat the competition

Many of the county’s invasive plants and animals are edible

By Jefferson Dodge
Before you order those frog legs at that high-end restaurant or shell out cash for St. John’s Wort at the health food store, you might ask yourself, “Can I get the same thing for free and help eliminate local invasive species at the same time?”
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Thursday, February 24,2011

Buzz kill

City nabbing more bars, restaurants in liquor-license stings

By Jefferson Dodge
Is it the new city attorney who started last summer, bringing with him a controversial reputation for cracking down on nightlife while working in a similar capacity in Seattle? Or is it simply a sense of letdown among bars and restaurants after a period of heightened awareness about underage drinking prompted by the Gordie Bailey tragedy?.
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