• Medical pot businesses to battle black market for customers

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring prospective patients across their thresholds: Marijuana will always be cheaper on the black market. So what incentives might entice...

  • Hearing set on adding autism to medical marijuana list

    Published: Sat, May 23, 2015

    VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Lisa Smith says her son's behavior was dangerous: hair pulling, kicks, punches, all related to a severe form of autism. But it began to change more than a year ago when he was given daily oral doses of oil extracted from marijuana. "That's all stopped....

  • Senate panel OKs letting VA docs give advice on medical pot

    Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP-controlled Senate panel Wednesday approved a plan to permit veterans to receive information about medical marijuana from their government doctors. The proposal by freshman Sen. Steve Daines would lift a rule blocking Department of Veterans Affairs doctors from...

  • GUEST COLUMN: Marijuana and school failure

    David W. Murray & John P. Waltersby David W. Murray and John P. Walters Guest columnists -
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    The dose makes the poison. - Paracelsus Millennials are the strongest advocates for legalizing marijuana, but they may be paving their own pathway to a problematic educational future through their political support. Fully 68 percent of millennials - those born after 1980 - want legal...

  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ PARENTS SHOULD HAVE DISCRETION ON ALLOWING THEIR TEEN CHILDREN TO DRINK IN THE HOME For teenagers, there are dangerous driving days ahead. According to AAA, the most deadly dates on the road for teens during warm-weather months are May 20,...

  • Tourism industry fuels strong April sales tax numbers

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    The tourism industry led the way as Colorado Springs sales tax collections rose for the 11th time in the past 12 months, the city's Finance Department reported Tuesday. Sales tax revenue collected in April rose 6.9 percent from April 2014 to $11.7 million, the second consecutive...

  • 7 things you might not know about Makepeace and Suthers

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    With the Colorado Springs mayoral election all but decided, here are seven things you might not know about candidates John Suthers and Mary Lou Makepeace: - Mayor-elect Suthers wears Wranglers to casual events. - Makepeace is a "soccer grandma" who raises her 10-year-old grandson....

  • Highlights from around the Capitol

    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas House gave final approval Tuesday to a limited medical marijuana bill that would give epilepsy patients access to trace amounts of cannabis oil. The next stop is Gov. Greg Abbott's desk, marking a milestone that marijuana-reform advocates say is nothing...

  • Colorado Springs student suspended for bringing medical marijuana to school

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    A disabled Sand Creek High School student was suspended Monday after school officials discovered medical marijuana in his lunch box, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

  • Lawsuit: Colorado man monopolizing Illinois marijuana biz

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

    CHICAGO — A new lawsuit has been filed involving medical marijuana, this one claiming a Denver businessman and unsuccessful city council candidate schemed to monopolize the new industry in Illinois. Medponics Illinois filed the lawsuit Monday in Lake County. It claims Kayvan...

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