• Denver drops marijuana exhibits from county fair

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    DENVER — The Denver County Fair is dropping marijuana exhibits from the event — a year after some people said they were unwittingly served pot-infused chocolate in the "Pot Pavilion." The organizer of the county fair insists that the fair made the move because marijuana-related...

  • Recent Kansas Editorials

    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Hutchinson News, June 18 Governor trips over truth explaining state's largest-ever tax increase: The extra-long legislative session must have gotten to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, because he now seems confused about something as simple as a tax cut and a tax increase. Brownback said...

  • Study: Scant evidence that medical marijuana helps many illnesses

    LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer
    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    CHICAGO — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple...

  • Injured Colorado teacher no fan of marijuana

    By Steve Henson, The Pueblo Chieftain
    Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    Don’t tell her about the medical wonders of marijuana. And don’t tell her that it’s a relatively benign drug that doesn’t really hurt anybody.  Certainly, don’t tell her anything like that after she has had to stand all day in her classroom at Pueblo West High School, where she...

  • Editorials from around Oregon

    Updated: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    The (Albany) Democrat Herald, June 17, on genetically modified organisms ban While we wait to see what the next front will be in the statewide battle over genetically modified organisms (it might be in neighboring Benton County, where proponents of a ban on GMO crops ponder their next...

  • THC extracts concentrate problems

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    The young woman was shocked when the addiction-treatment clinic's drug test showed extraordinary levels of THC in her system. She knew she had a drug problem. But she wasn't like those acquaintances who sat around smoking pipes, bongs and joints all day. "We asked how she could have...

  • Space Symposium gifts a big lift to Colorado Springs sales tax collections

    By Wayne Heilman wayneh@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    The return of the Space Symposium to its usual slot in April sent Colorado Springs sales tax collections into the stratosphere in May, according to a report released Thursday by the city's Finance Department. Sales tax revenue collected in May, which reflect sales completed in April,...

  • LETTERS: Long term damage from pot; benefits of PERA

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    Long-term damage from pot My deepest thanks to your editorial writers for the June 17 item entitled "Legalized pot hurting our children." The editorial should draw the attention of the hordes of misguided citizens who look upon marijuana as a sort of universal curative for...

  • LETTERS: Freedom with consequences; trash zoning

    Letters
    Published: Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    Freedom comes with consequences The Colorado Supreme Court got it right. Employers should have the right to fire employees for smoking marijuana, regardless of whether or not they are high on the job. The Colorado Constitution is quite clear on this issue. It states, "Nothing in this...

  • Colorado Editorial Roundup

    Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    The Times-Call, June 13, on maintaining iconic mountain peaks: They are among Colorado's most-iconic features: the mountain peaks that reach higher than 14,000 feet. Some are accessed through well-maintained trails, other sit either partially or fully on private property. None is an...

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