<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Weed Between the Lines]]> <![CDATA[Cannabis, family values not mutually exclusive]]> <![CDATA[Few answers in CDC report on young man’s death]]> The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its report on a 19-yearold male student who leapt to his death from a Denver hotel window after ingesting a marijuana cookie in March 2014. The report, “Notes from the Field: Death Following Ingestion of an Edible Marijuana Product — Colorado, March 2014,” took 16 months to complete, but it seems more perfunctory than revelatory. And it leaves too many questions unanswered. (Read the full report at 1.usa.gov/1MJNbDP.)]]> <![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[Colorado district attorney evolves on marijuana laws]]> “I wasn’t paying a lot of attention, and almost immediately juries came back with a not-guilty verdict," said Garnett. "Some jurors actually came down afterwards and asked me why I was wasting their time.”]]> <![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[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[Schedule 1: Same as it ever was, same as it ever was ...]]> Instead, Shafer’s National Commission on Marijuana and Drug Abuse took its charge seriously and produced, to date, the only serious study of marijuana yet undertaken from its medical, cultural and legal aspects. It offers a history of marijuana use and regulation, but its main conclusion was that marijuana should be decriminalized for adults for personal use.]]> <![CDATA[As it turns out, marijuana doesn’t like cancer]]> When first experimenting in the 1970s, I immediately began reading everything I could on the subject of marijuana. And right from the beginning, what I was finding, especially the material coming from the newly minted Drug Enforcement Agency, was not in sync with what I was experiencing with the product.]]> <![CDATA[Crunching numbers in the cannabis debate]]> “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.]]> <![CDATA[The $3 billion rathole that is the war on marijuana]]> Among the reasons I voted for Amendment 64 was that I was tired of people being arrested and sent to prison for simple possession of marijuana.]]> <![CDATA[A New Leaf chronicles the demise of prohibition]]> “I’m from upstate New York, and I traveled to California,” Martin said during a recent interview. “I had never been to Venice Beach. I opened the car door and smelled marijuana and asked how they were able to have it. They said it was legal there. It was immediately the kind of federal-state clash that attracted me.]]> <![CDATA[After a year, it appears that legalization might just work]]> It’s hard to believe that it’s been one full year since retail cannabis shops opened, and two full years that cannabis has been legal in Colorado. So much has happened, but the best news of all is that, all things considered, the experiment seems to be working.]]> <![CDATA[Larry Wilmore’s media theory works for cannabis, too]]> Last week Larry Wilmore did a skit on The Nightly Show that showed how Fox News can take a falsehood (in the sketch, it’s a poll that shows 58 percent of Americans believe that cop killings are on the rise, when statistics actually show they are falling), give it a title (the “war on police”), repeat the meme over and over, have a couple of talking heads connect it to something else (the Black Lives Matter movement), and finally show Ted Cruz and Scott Walker blaming the rise in violence against cops on President Barack Obama.]]> <![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[Forget Big Tobacco; Big Marijuana wants to be part of the .bong boom]]> There has been a persistent rumor, dating back to the 1960s and 1970s, that cigarette companies have been plotting to take over the marijuana industry, were it ever legalized. It’s still around and probably holds on because it doesn’t seem that unreasonable — if they can grow and sell tobacco, they can grow and sell pot, right?]]> <![CDATA[Using actual evidence to discuss cannabis]]> As more states and countries begin to engage in the issues associated with marijuana prohibition, it’s important that lawmakers and citizens alike have the best possible information to be able to make wise decisions in public policy and in our everyday lives.]]> <![CDATA[Denver murder suspect says the pot made him do it]]> A week ago Friday, lawyers for Richard Kirk, a Denver man who is charged with the murder of his wife after eating a cannabis edible during a domestic disturbance in April 2014, changed his original plea from not guilty to not guilty by reason of insanity.]]> <![CDATA[Council rethinks its approach to marijuana]]> Boulder City Council is considering broad changes to its marijuana rules and regulations. The first reading was Sept. 30, with a second reading scheduled for later this month or early November. And this time around, it appears that Council wants to help rather than hinder cannabis businesses.]]> <![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[Rep. Singer talks edibles, banking and lawmakers]]> In part one of my interview with Rep. Jonathan Singer last week, he talked about changes the Colorado legislature made to Amendment 64 during the 2015 session. He figures lawmakers will be revising cannabis laws for a long time to come. “These are some of the million tweaks we will be making because we are a growing society,” said Singer, the representative for House District 11. “I ran three liquor bills this year. We’ve had legal liquor in the state for almost a century, and we’re still perfecting it.”]]>