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  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Plattsburgh Press-Republican on the politics of major issues confronting Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Oct. 19 Gov. Andrew Cuomo is apparently taking heat for having failed — or having been unable, depending on how you look at it — to take definitive action on some...

  • Use of marijuana expands across all the age groups

    By name newspaper -Guest columnists -
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    With expansion of marijuana into the medical and now recreational arena, marijuana use has become more prevalent across all age groups. Recent data shows treatment for marijuana dependency in the state of Colorado for those 12-19 years old comprises more than 35 percent of age groups...

  • Colorado proposes edible marijuana ban, then retreats

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    DENVER — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies. Then the officials quickly backtracked after the suggestion went public. Health officials said Monday that they made the recommendation in response to...

  • From parks to marijuana, Pikes Peak region voters have plenty to think about

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Spend $2 million on parks serving thousands of people or get tax credits of $8.41? That question facing El Paso County voters ranks among roughly a dozen non-school related measures on the November ballot, including retail marijuana sales measures, term-limit questions and a possible...

  • Colorado Springs edibles company settles suit over Hershey look-alike candy

    By David Migoya, The Denver Post
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    The small Colorado Springs-based producer of marijuana edibles, sued in June by candy giant The Hershey Company for allegedly breaching a number of design and name patents, quietly settled the dispute. In a settlement penned in late September, TinctureBelle agreed to recall and...

  • Ka-ching! Surge in Colorado Springs sales tax collections

    By Wayne Heilman -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    A big ending to a strong summer tourism season helped boost consumer spending in Colorado Springs in August to the best monthly gain in 1½ years. Collections from the city's 2 percent sales tax in September, reflecting August sales, were up 16.7 percent from September 2013 to $12.6...

  • LETTERS: What people in Manitou really want; negative ads

    Published: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    What people in Manitou really want Ballot question 2G is not an attempt to prohibit the use of marijuana in Manitou. It is legal now to buy, smoke, eat, grow, and share marijuana in Colorado according to amendment 64 and that is not going to change. If 2G passes, it will have no...

  • Economist: Marijuana benefits outweigh societal costs

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. — A University of Oregon economist says tax revenue estimates for Colorado's marijuana legalization program were vastly overstated, but pot's social benefits may outweigh its societal costs. Economist Ben Hansen said Thursday at the Oregon Economic Forum that...

  • Medical pot caregivers may face more oversight

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    DENVER — Lawmakers concerned about what they call a marijuana black market operating under Colorado's medical-pot system will consider legislation next year that would limit plant grows and place more oversight on caregivers. A bill advanced by legislative leaders Wednesday on a 13-5...

  • FAGIN: Religious Right on wrong side of history

    Barry Fagin
    Published: Thu, Oct 16, 2014

    How many times have you heard the world is going to hell in a handbasket? That if this or that activity continues unabated, society as we know it will be gravely imperiled? You're not alone. Knee-jerk reactionaries have been with us throughout history. Unfortunately for them, their...