• LETTERS: Marijuana's impact on health; gaining nothing but wealth

    Letters
    Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    Marijuana's impact on health The Gazette's editorial, "Feds find marijuana consumption rising in Colorado," highlighted many of the problems arising from legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Readers might be interested in a new scientific article in the Journal of the...

  • EDITORIAL: City Council should ban home hash oil extraction

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Fri, Jan 9, 2015

    City Fire Marshall Brett Lacey doesn't want more needless structure fires, so he plans to propose an ordinance that will ban extraction of marijuana hashish oil in residences. The City Council should assist him and expedite the process. Other jurisdictions should work with their fire...

  • First day of Colorado legislative session targets gun control, abortion laws

    By RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    DENVER - After a year of bitter contention over stricter gun laws, Colorado Republicans proposed bills on Wednesday that seek to repeal controversial legislation that was passed by Democrats in 2013. The laws, which bans the possession of large-capacity (more than 15 rounds)...

  • Leaders of divided state House call for cooperation

    By RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jan 8, 2015

    Among his first actions Wednesday as the new state Senate president, Colorado Springs Republican Bill Cadman lit a candle in memory of his mother, who died of cancer decades ago. But Cadman, the first GOP Senate president in a decade, admitted that his mother would likely be "proud,...

  • One border state doesn't plan to sue Colorado over marijuana

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY — Gov. Gary Herbert says Utah has no plans to join two other states in suing Colorado over that state's legalization of marijuana. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1DmoBEk) Herbert said Tuesday afternoon that despite no current plans to sue, Utah is keeping an...

  • Study shows marijuana arrests in Colorado have dropped sharply since 2010

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Outgoing Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has yet to respond to a lawsuit from two neighboring states objecting to Colorado's burgeoning recreational marijuana industry, but the office intends to file a response before the 60-day filing period ends. Carolyn Tyler, a spokeswoman...

  • EDITORIAL: Legislators can get it right this session

    The Gazette editorial
    Published: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    Expect fracking, education, tax rebates and pot to dominate this year's legislative session, which begins Wednesday with a Republican majority controlling the Senate. Gone, at least for now, are the days of one party controlling the entire agenda while racing toward cultural...

  • El Paso County commissioners OK permanent ban on marijuana clubs

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 7, 2015

    The El Paso County Commission voted 3-2 on Tuesday morning to permanently ban marijuana clubs from unincorporated areas of the county. The ban will be written into the El Paso County Land Development Code, and is an amendment to a previous year-long restriction passed last year. While...

  • Weed 101: Colorado tries 'neighborly' marijuana education

    By Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado is taking a novel approach to marijuana education — not telling people to avoid the drug, just to use it safely. State health officials announced a new $5.7 million campaign Monday. The ads are different from previous pot-education efforts because they don't...

  • Dear Donna: Pot becomes common topic in dating world

    By Donna Shugrue Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Tue, Jan 6, 2015

    Dear Donna, I am divorced and recently started dating again. I have gone on several dates with a wonderful lady. On our last date, she told me that she enjoys edible marijuana, which comes in more forms than I ever imagined. We are well into our 50s and I am not sure how I feel about...

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