<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Weed Between the Lines]]> <![CDATA[Will Colorado's Pot Supply Be Able to Meet Demand?]]> In less than a month, Colorado and Washington will open the first adult recreational marijuana markets in history. Which brings up an interesting question. Will there be enough product to supply this emerging consumer base?]]> <![CDATA[FBI learns that the best and brightest aren’t always the straightest]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Local attorney argues fed laws don’t apply to MMJ]]> 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...]]> <![CDATA[Cannabis is legal. Where and when will we be able to buy it in Boulder?]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Under the influence]]> More than 17 million Americans admit to smoking marijuana, and in 2010 10.6 million Americans reported driving under the influence of an illegal drug, with a high incidence of people age 18 to 25 among the respondents. More than 70 percent of those said they used marijuana before driving.]]> <![CDATA[The federal catch-22 of cannabis and banking]]> Obama has been studying the material, pro and con, on cannabis and, as with gay marriage, his position is “evolving.”]]> <![CDATA[Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 rises from the dead]]> Now, a similar monster is being revived by the Colorado legislature as the Marijuana Tax Act of 2013, now known as Proposition AA.]]> <![CDATA[Can traditional tourism survive marijuana legalization?]]> Will tourists soon be able to purchase marijuana legally but not have anywhere to consume it except perhaps in the alley behind the trash cans? Can marijuana tourism co-exist with more traditional Colorado boosterism?]]> <![CDATA[Are last week's medical marijuana busts a sign of weakness or strength?]]> From what we have found out since then — and I’m writing this on the morning of Nov. 25 — it appears that the raids were focused on certain individuals whom the Justice Department suspects broke one or more of the guidelines.]]> <![CDATA[A cannabis ad campaign designed to educate, not frighten]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Getting over the hump about hemp]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[The myth of cannabis and teens]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Tax debate highlights rift in cannabis movement]]> On Sept. 23, there was a “free joint giveaway” on the Boulder Pearl Street Mall that was organized by the “No on Proposition AA Committee.” More than 1,000 cannabis cigarettes were given away to call attention to the marijuana tax issue that will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot.]]> <![CDATA[The THC Fear Factor]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Are we finally ‘Hemp Bound’ here in the United States?]]> There has been encouraging news on the hemp front. Rep. Jared Polis and a few bipartisan representatives got a provision passed into the FARM bill last year that allows colleges, universities and state departments of agriculture to grow test plots of hemp for industrial uses.]]> <![CDATA[Pot by the numbers: 50 ways to look at marijuana]]> 1. 5,187,582 - Population of Colorado in 2012. 2. 1,383,140 - Number of Coloradans who voted for Amendment 64 in 2012.]]> <![CDATA[Cannabis should not be a controlled substance]]> As more state legislatures vote to allow medical marijuana use and research, and public approval in the United States for ending the federal ban on cannabis continues to rise, there is still much official opposition. And perhaps the most entrenched opponents are those in Washington actually charged with enforcing that federal ban.]]> <![CDATA[Could Boulder price itself out of the pot market?]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Weed gets the votes; pot sales fall; edibles in confusion]]> It should be no surprise that the working group tasked with coming up with a recommendation to the legislature about how cannabis edibles should be marked ended after four sessions and no consensus.]]> <![CDATA[Is this really the best the White House drug czar can come up with?]]> Basically, the White House “study” found that one-fourth of criminals in the study had marijuana in their systems. Kerlikowske infers that the marijuana had a causal effect on the crimes. He made clear in the speech that if it’s up to him, federal policies against marijuana will continue, with legalization not an option.]]>