<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Weed Between the Lines]]> <![CDATA[A new kind of mile-high club opens in Nederland]]> <![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[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[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[We need to change the cannabis dialogue]]> The long lines on legalization day indicated that thousands of people who had bought cannabis on the black market were finally willing to stand in public, where anyone can see them, and in essence, declare themselves as cannabis users.]]> <![CDATA[Now it’s up to Congress to change federal cannabis laws]]> Anyone who reads this column was probably surprised last Thursday when the headline blared that “the feds are dithering” at the very time the Justice Department was announcing the first significant changes in its cannabis policies in 40 years. That’s the reality of covering a volatile, shifting-sand subject like cannabis in a weekly column — you can easily look like a fool!]]> <![CDATA[Boulder backs off on ‘lab rat’ campaign]]> <![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[My cannabis poll is better than yours]]> <![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[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[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[Cannabis, family values not mutually exclusive]]> <![CDATA[Dunafon an alternative to Hickenlooper/Beauprez]]> I grew up in a family with Democratic blood, and reform begins to look as disingenuous as saying fracking fluid is safe because he once sipped some. I’ve voted on that side of the fence more often than not. Though I’ve been registered as an On the other side, we have Bob Beauprez.]]> <![CDATA[Flood of bud]]> You didn’t see Boulder stores being looted on the news. But at around 2 p.m. last Thursday, when flooding had forced many businesses to close, two individuals wearing hoodies and sunglasses broke into the North Boulder Wellness Center, according to the administrative manager.]]> <![CDATA[Too much medical marijuana can make you sick]]> I read as much as I can about cannabis, but I had never found anything, even anecdotally, like this. And even medical doctors, including some who suggest it for chemotherapy patients, know cannabis for its nausea-quelling properties.]]> <![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[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[How will I know if I’m one toke over the line?]]> Although I’m generally encouraged about the rules and regulations passed by the Colorado Legislature to regulate marijuana like alcohol this month, the rule that still bothers me allows a jury to infer that someone whose blood level shows five nanograms of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) per milliliter to be impaired or intoxicated.]]>