<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Weed Between the Lines]]> <![CDATA[Why not use common sense with edibles?]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Opioids, cannabis, scientists and money, lots of it]]> 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.]]> <![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[Jonathan Singer an unlikely cannabis advocate]]> “If someone had told me in 2011 that three years later I would be running for re-election for a seat I didn’t have,” Singer, who rebelled in high school by not using cannabis, said recently. “Or that by the end of my second year that I would have helped pass a statewide tax increase on legal marijuana, I would have laughed at them.]]> <![CDATA[Cannabis taxes a vexing decision]]> Denver lawyer/activist Robert Corry has become the public face of a campaign to overturn the marijuana taxes proposed by the state legislature for adoption on the November ballot.]]> <![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[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[Are you the next Colorado marijuana millionaire?]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[One toke over the bubble machine: Lawrence Welk scores!]]> Finding out that contemporary Nashville musicians are including cannabis in their songwriting got me to thinking about how cannabis made its way into popular songs and culture.]]> <![CDATA[Is Colorado's MMJ patient registry being shared with law enforcement?]]> Among the many troubling findings of a report from the Office of the State Auditor on the administration of the state medical marijuana regulatory system is that confidential information about medical marijuana patients has and is being shared, possibly unconstitutionally, with other state agencies, private contractors and law-enforcement agencies.]]> <![CDATA[My cannabis poll is better than yours]]> <![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[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[Turn and face the strange ch-ch-changes]]> On Nov. 6, 54.8 percent of Colorado voters passed Amendment 64, The Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, which allows adults to possess, consume, buy and grow marijuana in small quantities for personal use.]]> <![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 the cannabis dialogue out of control?]]> I had read the stories about the license plates. The profiling of Colorado drivers. Especially when using Interstate 76, the highway that connects Colorado to Interstate 80 in Nebraska.]]> <![CDATA[The myth of super pot]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Colorado readies retail regulations while feds dither]]> When retail cannabis shops open in Colorado, most likely in 2014, adults will be able to buy it over-the-counter in Nederland, which recently approved an ordinance governing the sales of retail marijuana within its borders.]]> <![CDATA[Will CU become the center of the universe for cannabis?]]> How cool would it be if CU becomes the major center for research into the cannabis plant? A CU team under the leadership of Professor Nolan Kane of the ecology and evolutionary biology department has begun a project to develop a genetic map of the Cannabis genus.]]> <![CDATA[Weed between the lines]]> One of the most encouraging pieces in the cannabis legalization puzzle these days is that it’s less a partisan political issue than ever.]]>